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Hakeem Adewumi The Art of Anti-Portraiture Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on the Significance of Race

February 25, 2021 by Jessica Bocinski | News

A couple weeks ago, Chapman students, faculty, staff and communities had the opportunity to hear Hakeem Adewumi, a Texas-based Nigerian artist, photographer and creative director, in conversation with Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Angelica Allen during a lecture for Wilkinson College’s Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on Race series. Several of Adewumi’s striking portraits

April Bey and “Afrofuturism”

February 15, 2021 by Jessica Bocinski | News

We continue to honor Black History Month by spotlighting Black artists whose work the Escalette Collection of Art acquired this year as part of the Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on the Significance of Race Initiative. Thanks to a generous donation from the Ellingson family this week, we would like to introduce you to

Faculty Books: Dr. Amy Buono on the History of Color

February 8, 2021 by Samantha De La O | News

With her new book, A Cultural History of Color in the Renaissance, Dr. Amy Buono, Assistant professor in the Department of Art at Wilkinson College, hopes to provide a resource for anyone interested in exploring the rich history of culture and color in early modern Europe. Dr. Buono’s book is the third volume of the

Klein Legacy Foundation Generosity Continues

February 1, 2021 by Mary Shockey | News

Over the years the Lloyd and Elisabeth Klein Legacy Foundation has played an instrumental role in funding programs in Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences that support the education and growth of disadvantaged youth in our surrounding community. With thanks to Christine and Lon Cross, the philanthropic donors behind the Klein Legacy Foundation,

Black History Matters: New Escalette Acquisitions

January 27, 2021 by | News

In honor of Black History Month, we are spotlighting two artists whose work the Escalette Collection of Art acquired last year to feature in the Dean’s Suite. Both of these works stood out to us because of the meaningful way they memorialize Black lives and history. Patrick Martinez Since 2015, Patrick Martinez has been re-envisioning

The Strange and Powerful Objects in Our Universe

December 7, 2020 by | News

  Black Hole Survival Guide, written by astrophysicist Janna Levin and illustrated by Lia Halloran (Associate Professor of Art in Wilkinson College) is a playful exploration into the structure and nature of black holes for everyone interested to figure out a little more about the strange and powerful objects in our universe. “We’ve always loved

Graphic Design Major Takes His Skills to Little Tokyo

November 25, 2020 by | News

In the midst of the pandemic, Darin Maki, founder of the clothing brand CRFT by Maki, was looking to help some of the struggling small businesses in Little Tokyo, a historic Japanese American district located in downtown Los Angeles. Enter Wilkinson Graphic Design student Kyle Kawakami (‘21) who volunteered his skills and time to help

In Honor of Veterans The Escalette celebrates all service members

November 11, 2020 by Lindsay Shen | News

This Veterans Day, the Escalette thanks all service members for their countless sacrifices to ensure our safety and freedom. In their honor, today we feature a work by a veteran artist in the Escalette Collection and reflect on the unique ability of art to help us connect with others’ viewpoints and experiences with empathy and

An Escalette Halloween Celebrate the spooky season with art!

October 29, 2020 by Jordan Sapp | Art

Summer is finally over—even though it’s still too hot—which means it’s time for Halloween. Sure, Halloween is canceled, as far as trick-or-treating and costume parties go, but that doesn’t mean the spirit of Halloween is dead. Halloween is no mere mortal holiday, it is a state of mind. Spooky season is a state of being.

Escalette Collection Zoom Virtual Backgrounds Add some inspiration to your next Zoom meeting!

October 16, 2020 by Jessica Bocinski | News

The Escalette Collection of Art is excited to announce a new series of Zoom virtual backgrounds. Download any of the backgrounds below to combat Zoom fatigue and add some inspiration to your next meeting! These Zoom backgrounds are also available for download on our website (chapman.edu/escalette). We will continue to add more background options, so

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