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Tracing history, honoring a community Emigdio Vasquez mural highlights Chapman exhibitions included in Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

September 15, 2017 by | Campus Life

It was the golden-brown eyes and work-worn face of the man in the outdoor mural that stopped the Chapman University student in her tracks. “It’s beautiful,” said Amanda Remy ’21, whose grandparents came from Mexico. “My family traditionally had the lighter brown eyes, so the way the eyes kind of seem to glow, that reminds

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Wave of inspiration An art student's sculpture made from beach litter will highlight the Ocean Conservancy's Coastal Cleanup Day

September 8, 2017 by | Arts and Culture

So many straws. Littered in beach sand. Swept into the watershed and onto the shoreline. Then carried out to sea by the tides. “When you go to a restaurant, ask for no straw. You don’t really need it,” says Katie Peck ’17. The Chapman University studio art major speaks from unique experience with straws, along

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Who is she? Zornes Family donates World War II portrait to Hilbert Museum

July 28, 2017 by | Arts and Culture

Maria (Zornes) and Hal Baker, the daughter and son-in-law of acclaimed California artist Milford Zornes (1908-2008), have donated a beautiful and mysterious Zornes portrait of a World War II nurse to the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University. “Beautiful” because the charcoal portrait was created in Zornes’ signature dashing-yet-boldly delineated style. “Mysterious” because

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Chapman alumni build a winning tradition at ‘Choir of the World’

July 7, 2017 by | Arts and Culture

Every July, singers, dancers and musicians from all around the world flock to the small Welsh town of Llangollen for the annual International Musical Eisteddfod, a six-day festival that celebrates musical competition, performance and international peace and friendship. The festival attracts around 4,000 performers competing in more than 20 competitions each summer. The festivities culminate

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Touring like pros College of Performing Arts musicians perform alongside professionals in the Opera Maya International Music Festival

June 20, 2017 by | Arts and Culture

Playing alongside musicians from around the world was phenomenal. Eating crunchy crepes called marquesitas every day for more than two weeks was wonderful. But seeing audiences so moved by your performance that their eyes fill with tears?

Now that was something oboist Madison McGregor ’20 never imagined she would experience when she was selected to perform in the Opera Maya International Music Festival in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula this spring.