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Katie Dorame Reclaiming a Place Real and Fantastic

December 16, 2022 by Jean Park | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Katie Dorame is a visual artist of mixed Tongva and European American ancestry. She is a member of the Gabrielino/Tongva tribe and her Indigenous heritage informs her art making. Born in Los Angeles, a place rooted in Tongva history, Dorame grew up going on walks with her father, learning about the neighborhood’s layers of history

WE WERE THEN, WE ARE NOW New Student Curated Exhibition

December 15, 2022 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Students in Dr. Fiona Shen’s First Year Focus (FFC) class, “Exploring the Escalette Collection of Art: An Experiential Journey” recently installed a new exhibition in Roosevelt Hall, home to Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. “WE WERE THEN, WE ARE NOW,” is a student- curated exhibition created as part of Wilkinson College’s Engaging the World: Leading

The Escalette Collection Celebrates its 10+2 Year Anniversary

October 27, 2022 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

The Escalette Collection recently celebrated its 10+2 year anniversary, a commemoration delayed two years due to the pandemic. Established in 2010 through a generous donation by Phyllis and Ross Escalette, Wilkinson College’s “museum without walls” has grown to include over 830 works displayed in the public spaces throughout campus. This event celebrated this monumental milestone

Gerald Clarke and Creative Sovereignty

September 27, 2022 by | Wilkinson College of Arts

Last week, Gerald Clarke, multimedia artist, enrolled member of the Cahuilla Band of Indians, and Professor of Ethnic Studies at UC Riverside, came to campus as part of Wilkinson College’s Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on Ethnic Studies initiative. Combining various media in his sculptures, paintings, works on paper, videos, performances, and installations, Clarke

River Garza Expressing the Intersectionality of Identities through Visual Imagery

September 14, 2022 by Jean Park | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

Earlier this summer, the Escalette Collection introduced Mercedes Dorame, an artist whose work asserts the Tongva people’s presence by intervening in the landscapes of California. Today, we’d like to introduce another Tongva artist who utilizes visual imagery to amplify the voices of Indigenous peoples in Los Angeles: River Garza. River Garza is a Los Angeles-based

“The Artist is Present” – New Escalette Podcast Hosted by Catalyst: A Creative Industries Podcast

June 30, 2022 by | Escalette Permanent Collection of Art

The Escalette Collection is excited to share our new mini podcast series hosted by Catalyst: A Creative Industries Podcast, titled “The Artist is Present.” In this series, students interview Escalette Collection artists, asking questions about their artistic practice, career, and interests. A new episode will drop every Thursday during the month of July. You can

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