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
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!
This past Saturday, Cultural Affairs Commission’s DiverseCity Tours hosted an amazing trip to Olvera Street for an early celebration of Día de los Muertos! For those that have never been, Olvera Street is a center for Mexican and Spanish heritage in Downtown LA. It’s an area full of historical buildings, colorful shops, eclectic vendors, and incredible food! Those who attended the event were able to explore the eye-catching street and enjoy some of the best Mexican food in the country, including the taquitos with avocado sauce from Cielito Lindo, which come highly recommended by several of the attendees. Best of all, they were able to observe a parade in honor of Día de los Muertos and to enjoy the wonderful costumes and spirit of all those who participated. In honor of the event, many were lucky enough to have their faces painted in the skeleton-like style characteristic of the Día de los Muertos celebration, and to blend in with the culture of the street for a night! It was a truly wonderful night, and since it was the first of many DiverseCity Tours to come this year, you won’t want to miss out on the next one!
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.”
The CAC Concert Series never disappoints when it comes to putting on a show every Monday night in Kerkhoff Coffeehouse. This week was filled with blasts of Mexican culture that was a pleasant change from the pop music we are drowned in when listening to the radio and spotify. Folklorico was the first to perform and really showed us what it means to spin while draped from head to toe in fabric. Their energy really came through their performances and gave Kerkhoff an extra bit of spice. Soon after Mariachi de Uclatlan came in with their powerful vocals and large instruments demanding the attention of everyone in the venue. They really showed the power Mariachi can hold and left the stage with onlookers’ jaws and eyes wide open. Come out next week to see what surprises pop up in our very own Kerkhoff Coffeehouse!