Wednesday, May 23

Jesse Stecklow, a design media arts alumnus, will display his solo exhibition "Staging Grounds" at M + B in West Hollywood. Inspired by public transportation, Stecklow said the pieces in the exhibition serve to highlight the hidden moving parts of the city. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

UCLA alumnus’ exhibit reflects on public transport as communal space

Jesse Stecklow lifts his knees and presses them up against the seat in front of him when he rides the bus, allowing the slow ride to serve as a space for reflection. Read more...

Photo: Jesse Stecklow, a design media arts alumnus, will display his solo exhibition "Staging Grounds" at M + B in West Hollywood. Inspired by public transportation, Stecklow said the pieces in the exhibition serve to highlight the hidden moving parts of the city. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

Jesse Stecklow, a design media arts alumnus, will display his solo exhibition "Staging Grounds" at M + B in West Hollywood. Inspired by public transportation, Stecklow said the pieces in the exhibition serve to highlight the hidden moving parts of the city. (Emma Skinner/Daily Bruin)

(Courtesy of Chris Whitaker)

Theater review: ‘Significant Other’

“Significant Other” blasts Céline Dion’s cheesiest hits to highlight uncomfortable truths about romance. Running April 3 through May 6 at the Geffen Playhouse, “Significant Other” depicts the loneliness that follows as the prime of youth is left behind and replaced by the expectations of maturity. Read more...

Photo: (Courtesy of Chris Whitaker)

(Courtesy of Chris Whitaker)


Design media arts alumna Kate Parsons will debut her latest exhibition, "The Dark Spring," on April 14 at the Coaxial Arts Foundation in Downtown Los Angeles. The exhibit will feature video art, a virtual reality experience and a floral installation. (Courtesy of Nichole Gawalis)

‘The Dark Spring’ shows alumna’s view on life, death and their connections

Spring often signifies growth and new life, but Kate Parsons sees natural cycles of death and rebirth instead. The design media arts alumna received a grant from the Pasadena Art Alliance in February, which helped fund her latest exhibition, “The Dark Spring,” in which she features video art, a virtual reality experience and a floral installation. Read more...

Photo: Design media arts alumna Kate Parsons will debut her latest exhibition, "The Dark Spring," on April 14 at the Coaxial Arts Foundation in Downtown Los Angeles. The exhibit will feature video art, a virtual reality experience and a floral installation. (Courtesy of Nichole Gawalis)

Design media arts alumna Kate Parsons will debut her latest exhibition, "The Dark Spring," on April 14 at the Coaxial Arts Foundation in Downtown Los Angeles. The exhibit will feature video art, a virtual reality experience and a floral installation. (Courtesy of Nichole Gawalis)

Charles S.C. Jin, a graduate directing student is directing a production of Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya,” which will run from Friday through Tuesday at UCLA’s Little Theater. (Quanzhao "Ari" He/Daily Bruin)

UCLA directing student plays with convention in Russian tragicomedy

A description from a Chinese poem helped inspire Charles S.C. Jin’s production of a classic Russian play. The story of a man drinking with the company of the moon and his shadow, evoking loneliness through just three images, influenced how his play could convey universal emotions through simple forms. Read more...

Photo: Charles S.C. Jin, a graduate directing student is directing a production of Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya,” which will run from Friday through Tuesday at UCLA’s Little Theater. (Quanzhao "Ari" He/Daily Bruin)

Charles S.C. Jin, a graduate directing student is directing a production of Anton Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya,” which will run from Friday through Tuesday at UCLA’s Little Theater. (Quanzhao "Ari" He/Daily Bruin)

Kit Kirby, a graduate student in design media arts, is opening her solo exhibition titled "Art Troll." “Art Troll,” which will take place Tuesday through Thursday at the Broad Art Center's Graduate Gallery will feature both visual and performance art pieces. Kirby said she purposefully selected materials not typically found in galleries in an effort to change the way the public views fine art.  (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

Graduate student explores relationship between medium, artistic merit

Kit Kirby faced a dilemma while opening her own solo exhibition: She is uncomfortable with gallery spaces. The graduate student in design media arts said she thinks some people see art galleries as a way to sell artwork, which is a misconception since most pieces are already owned by a museum or art collector. Read more...

Photo: Kit Kirby, a graduate student in design media arts, is opening her solo exhibition titled "Art Troll." “Art Troll,” which will take place Tuesday through Thursday at the Broad Art Center's Graduate Gallery will feature both visual and performance art pieces. Kirby said she purposefully selected materials not typically found in galleries in an effort to change the way the public views fine art. (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

Kit Kirby, a graduate student in design media arts, is opening her solo exhibition titled "Art Troll." “Art Troll,” which will take place Tuesday through Thursday at the Broad Art Center's Graduate Gallery will feature both visual and performance art pieces. Kirby said she purposefully selected materials not typically found in galleries in an effort to change the way the public views fine art.  (Farida Saleh/Daily Bruin)

Erin Harris, a fourth-year economics student, will play Deloris Van Cartier in the Hooligan Theater Company's upcoming production of "Sister Act." Her character is a nightclub dancer who is forced into a nunnery after witnessing her gangster boyfriend commit murder. (Photo: Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff, Illustration: Hannah Burnett/Assistant photo editor)

HOOLIGAN’s “Sister Act” changes up show’s musical, design conventions

Erin Harris will trade a sequined dancing dress for a nun’s habit in HOOLIGAN Theatre Company’s production of “Sister Act.” Harris, a fourth-year economics student, plays Deloris Van Cartier, a nightclub dancer who is forced to abandon her love for performing and embrace life as a nun after witnessing her gangster boyfriend commit murder. Read more...

Photo: Erin Harris, a fourth-year economics student, will play Deloris Van Cartier in the Hooligan Theater Company's upcoming production of "Sister Act." Her character is a nightclub dancer who is forced into a nunnery after witnessing her gangster boyfriend commit murder. (Photo: Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff, Illustration: Hannah Burnett/Assistant photo editor)

Erin Harris, a fourth-year economics student, will play Deloris Van Cartier in the Hooligan Theater Company's upcoming production of "Sister Act." Her character is a nightclub dancer who is forced into a nunnery after witnessing her gangster boyfriend commit murder. (Photo: Bilal Ismail Ahmed/Daily Bruin senior staff, Illustration: Hannah Burnett/Assistant photo editor)


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