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Making the Scene How'd we get that shot? We revisited some of the locations and captured what they looked like today, deepening our appreciation for these talented artists and for the California coast

April 14, 2016 by Brittany Hanson | Features

While sitting in a weekly team meeting discussing the upcoming Hilbert Museum of California Art,* editor Dennis Arp and I were casually flipping through Hilbert collection book “Windows in Time.” In those pages are many locations that are gone, paved over. The gingerbread-house and white façade spires in Bunker Hill, Los Angeles have given way

Rerouting… Rerouting The first boomers are hitting 70, which calls for a milestone moment of reflection. But no matter what generational road we’re on, we can all get hip to these timely tips.

March 16, 2016 by Dawn Bonker | Features

See that fire roaring just ahead? Don’t panic. It’s just birthday candles. Lots of them. And more will be firing up soon as the first batch of baby boomers – those born in 1946 – start hitting the big seven-O in 2016. But it’s not just another navel-gazing moment for the “Me Generation” and its

Let’s Talk The Alumni Discovery Initiative brings Panthers together, gathering insights and showing students real-world pathways to success

March 16, 2016 by Hallie Nicholson (M.A. '14) | Features

In spring 2012, Chapman University launched a program to bring alumni and students together with the goal of gathering the stories, opinions and perceptions of Panther graduates from multiple generations. Along the way, the Alumni Discovery Initiative has facilitated more than 350 interviews, helping the University gain a deeper understanding of alumni members’ time as Chapman students,

Field Tested In victory and in loss, award-winner Haley Fedden '16 shows the powerful influence of her leadership

March 15, 2016 by Allison Jenney (MFA '16) | Features

Of all the things that motivate Chapman University soccer player Haley Fedden ’16, personal awards barely even register. Which helps explain why she won a conference award for sportsmanship and team play. “I’ve never met such a selfless person,” says Chapman women’s soccer coach Courtney Calderon. A senior team captain, Fedden was a natural choice for the Brine

Golden Home The rich history of California blossoms in the exhibition that launches Chapman's new Hilbert Museum

March 15, 2016 by Gordon T. McClelland | Features

President Jim Doti once stated in a lecture that “every great university has a distinguished museum of art,” and he was right. Now Chapman University is celebrating the opening of just such a museum, featuring works that tell compelling visual stories of California’s history. The Feb. 26 grand opening of the Hilbert Museum of California

Top Drawer Her children's book illustrations win praise for their whimsy and sophistication, putting the career of Cindy Derby '08 on an artful upswing

March 15, 2016 by Dennis Arp | Features

As an artist and illustrator, Cindy Derby ’08 takes precious care of her portfolio. “It’s like my child,” she says. So after she handed that child to the judges at a high-profile international showcase, she was understandably anxious when she didn’t see it among the other entries. “I asked, ‘Did I do something wrong?’” Derby

Perchance to Dream From lovers of the Bard to baritones and ballerinas, the Musco Center gives Chapman's talented performers a venue to match their limitless aspirations.

March 10, 2016 by Richard Chang | Features

Before he even knew there was such thing as the Musco Center for the Arts, James Neal ’17 harbored theatrical dreams of attending Chapman University. Then two summers ago he visited campus and saw a structure rising up to meet his greatest expectations. “I got chills,” recalls Neal, a native of San Jose. It turns

California Scene Painting: A Narrative Revolution

February 25, 2016 by | Features

California Scene painting was overlooked for several generations as being outside the mainstream of the nearly universal international artistic push toward abstraction. Scene painting is part of a movement that has been called – unfairly – conservative and reactionary. As this view goes, the overall movement of American Scene painting began as a 1920s-era reaction by

Don Guy Shines On The Chapman professor brings intensity to his work as an in-demand lighting designer.

December 9, 2015 by Dennis Arp | Features

Don Guy knows light the way Freud knew phobias, the way Streep knows accents. Like a scientist, he understands the physical properties of light and can accentuate its intensity. Like an artist, he gives it shape and color, makes it dance and tell a story. In his hands, it’s as if light can perform magic.