Cultural Affairs Commission presents a new art gallery with art collective, X is the Weapon, called “The Shape of Things to Come”. This show will run February 24th-March 9th in UCLA’s Kerckhoff Art Gallery. X is the Weapon features California-based artists who make art that strives to spark a creative revolution! With themes of social tolerance, knowledge, wisdom and understanding, their works speak for themselves. X = whatever you can imagine!
Thursday, March 7 from 5:00-9:00pm at Kerckhoff Art Gallery
FREE food and beverages! Cool people will be here! That means you.
FOR MORE VISIT:
www.xistheweapon.com or www.culturalaffairsla.com
The Cultural Affairs Commission’s Art Series is putting on a two week long art gallery to showcase what about music has inspired you to create art. There’s a whole culture beyond just music itself. What is it about the music that you listen to? The words, the rhythms, the melodies, the genre, or even the artist themselves? From Biggie and Tupac, to Bob Marley and even Macklemore. From hip hop to pop to country, we are all inspired by the music that we listen to.
We will be accepting all mediums of art that relate to our theme. Submit your drawings, photographs, paintings, sculptures, or anything else you’d like to display.
Want your artwork to be featured in our gallery? Simply fill out this form by Saturday, January 26th at midnight to have your artwork on display in the Kerckhoff Art Gallery during Weeks 4 and 5. You will need to be available to deliver your artwork by Sunday, January 27th to the Kerckhoff Art Gallery at the latest.
On Thursday, November 29 at 6:00 pm, CAC Art Series will be hosting a FREE Opening Reception for Neal Hendrix’s Photography Exhibition in Kerckhoff Art Gallery. There will be food, drinks and a Q+A with Neal.
Neal is a professional skateboarder and photographer who decided to pick up a camera and start documenting his adventures around the world.
“I started out with crappy film cameras, moved to equally crappy digital point-and-shoot cameras, and eventually evolved to respectable tools of the trade. Throughout that evolution, my creative passion
crystalized: looking through a lens is no longer about documenting the places that I’ve skateboarded, but about capturing moments in the lives of people who live so differently from me, who get through their
day in unusual ways, and who have never even seen a skateboard.”
The gallery will be up until December 8.
RSVP for the Opening Reception on Facebook.
For more information about Neal Hendrix, visit his website.
Come to Kerckhoff Art Gallery Tuesday November 20th at 6pm to take part in a light painting class. Light painting involves using a camera’s low shutter speed in an area of darkness. When the camera captures a light source, the trails the “painter” makes with this light source are revealed in the resulting photo. Cameras will be provided. So come and take some awesome pics with us!
Cultural Affairs Commission: Art Series recently hosted an art class surrounding La Dia de Los Muertos, a Mexican Holiday celebrated as a way to gather family and friends in honor of those near to them who have passed. In honor of the Day of the Dead, we decorated sugar skulls and learned about an important cultural activity. Come to our next FREE art class on 11/20! It will be awesome! Like us on Facebook to hear about other events!
The opening reception for Alma Lopez’s (Queer Chicana artist and UCLA Art History professor) art exhibit, titled Revolutionary Love, was an extreme success! The show was put on by CAC’s Art Series and Queer Alliance in honor of National Coming Out Week. During the reception, Alma Lopez discussed her personal background as a queer Chicana woman and artist as well as the meaning behind her paintings. Her pieces pushed the boundaries of traditional Chicana art and integrated new images of strong, queer women. For her first painting debut, Alma Lopez created amazing, thought-provoking art which allowed her viewers to appreciate this “Revolutionary Love.”
Have the upcoming elections inspired you to create art? Do you think you’ve got what it takes to be the next Shepard Fairey of the political art world? Or do you just want to show off your American patriotism? Well you’re in luck because the UCLA Cultural Affairs Commission: Art Series wants your art! What about the upcoming elections has inspired you to create? Submit your work to our “Make Your Mark” Gallery, and have your works displayed in Kerckhoff Art Gallery on UCLA’s campus from November 4th to November 17th.
Simply fill out this GoogleDoc by Friday, November 2nd! All submissions and types of art welcomed.