Be organic: you are what you eat

May 7, 2014 Opinion 2 Comments

While waiting in a drive-thru, many people don’t consider the bad choices they are making when it comes to eating underpriced, bad quality foods on an everyday basis. If they made the decision to eat organic foods, the benefits are priceless. “Sales of organic food have been rising steadily over the past decade, reaching almost ...

Selfie pop-up exhibit makes students a part of the gallery

April 7, 2014 Life

The selfie pop-up exhibit was a unique and fun experience for students and faculty to pop in and view this new trend that has taken on self-expression and art for students who contributed to the exhibit. The atmosphere was casual with chatting, a taco bar and indie rock music playing in the background of the ...

‘Troubling Borders’ anthology shares stories of Asian American women through art, literature

March 18, 2014 Life

Stillness in the air cast a gloomy scene, as Christilily Chiv shared heartbreaking and painful words of her family’s life before coming to America. A small gathering of students sat patiently, listening to three other womens’ painful past lives living under a diaspora. The Poetry Center, Asian American studies department and the Diasportic Vietnamese Arts Network sponsored ...

Textile artist creates artwork from garbage

March 12, 2014 Life 1 Comment

Hands are a textile crafter’s most important tool. With each grab, flick and pull, even the slightest flaw could put his work in the trash. His hands are what make each item, from quilts to fabric pieces, different from every other mass-produced item for sale on the shelves. Dan Freeman, a fine arts alumnus, has been ...

“Progressive Proof” printmaking exhibit is art made entirely of paper

February 26, 2014 Life

[set_id=72157641542988655] Looking at the art pieces at the Progressive Proof’s opening reception, you wouldn’t believe they were made out of paper. Curator and Assistant Professor Susan Belau put on the art exhibition at the Fine Arts Gallery to showcase nine women artists that will be at the 42nd SGC International Printmaking Conference on Mar. 27. ...

African-American journalist Greg Tate speaks on Afrofuturism

February 21, 2014 Life 1 Comment

In celebration of Black History Month, SF State’s College of Ethnic Studies featured Greg Tate, an African-American journalist and musician, as a speaker to 65 students and five faculty members about Afrofuturism and black science fiction. On Monday, Kenneth P. Monterio, dean of the College of Ethnic Studies, introduced Tate to the audience, and added that ...

Chamber music festival honors world-renowned violinist Yehudi Menuhin

February 19, 2014 Life

Paul Yarbrough, artistic director, speaks to the audience of the Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar and Festival Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 in Knuth Hall. Photo by Ryan Leibrich / Xpress As the lights dimmed in Knuth Hall on Sunday, the last night of the Yehudi Menuhin Chamber Music Seminar and Festival began. Incorporating concerts and ...

Female-focused printmaking exhibit to open on campus

February 11, 2014 Life

Senior art history major Mary Slinkert (left) and Maricelle Gonzales, senior studio art major (right), assemble letters to form phrases which will be placed on the floor as part of an exhibit in the Printmaking Show in the Fine Arts Building Room 238 Friday, Feb. 7. Slinkert and Gonzales are students in the Exhibition Design ...