Wednesday, April 24

Graduate student Erin Cooney will show her exhibition, "I Need the Sea Because It Teaches Me," at the Broad Art Center on Tuesday after a panel discussion on art and climate change. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)

New ways of seeing the sea: Installations invoke emotions of environmental change

Erin Cooney recorded herself grieving over climate change. The video is paired with sounds of insects and other animal life in a Puerto Rican rainforest, which fade out over time to represent the fauna diminishing since the 1970s. Read more...

Photo: Graduate student Erin Cooney will show her exhibition, "I Need the Sea Because It Teaches Me," at the Broad Art Center on Tuesday after a panel discussion on art and climate change. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)

Graduate student Erin Cooney will show her exhibition, "I Need the Sea Because It Teaches Me," at the Broad Art Center on Tuesday after a panel discussion on art and climate change. (Lauren Man/Daily Bruin)

Fourth-year design media arts student Mina Malloy utilized mason jars and letters she made out of plastic cups wrapped in fabric for her sculpture, created for the design media arts class Word + Image. Malloy said she wanted viewers to think critically about using single-use plastic products.
(Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Students delve into campus trash to shape sculptures about sustainability

One man’s trash is another Bruin’s treasure – the proof is in campus sculptures fashioned from old T-shirts, dental floss and mason jars. On Monday, students in the design media arts class “Word + Image” presented their artwork made entirely out of trash found on campus. Read more...

Photo: Fourth-year design media arts student Mina Malloy utilized mason jars and letters she made out of plastic cups wrapped in fabric for her sculpture, created for the design media arts class Word + Image. Malloy said she wanted viewers to think critically about using single-use plastic products. (Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)

Fourth-year design media arts student Mina Malloy utilized mason jars and letters she made out of plastic cups wrapped in fabric for her sculpture, created for the design media arts class Word + Image. Malloy said she wanted viewers to think critically about using single-use plastic products.
(Liz Ketcham/Assistant Photo editor)


Color Box Production Company will put on a production of “Once on This Island,” premiering Saturday at the Northwest Campus Auditorium. The play follows a girl who falls in love with a Frenchman of a higher social standing and focuses on Caribbean traditions. (Courtesy of Irvin Mason Jr.)

Play ‘Once on This Island’ to feature Caribbean culture, lessons on empathy

Stories can be passed around a campfire, be told across generations and unite communities, said Irvin Mason Jr. It was this notion that led him to direct the musical “Once on This Island.” Based on a 1985 novel by Rosa Guy, the story takes place in the Caribbean Islands and follows Ti Moune, a girl who falls in love with a Frenchman of higher social standing. Read more...

Photo: Color Box Production Company will put on a production of “Once on This Island,” premiering Saturday at the Northwest Campus Auditorium. The play follows a girl who falls in love with a Frenchman of a higher social standing and focuses on Caribbean traditions. (Courtesy of Irvin Mason Jr.)

Color Box Production Company will put on a production of “Once on This Island,” premiering Saturday at the Northwest Campus Auditorium. The play follows a girl who falls in love with a Frenchman of a higher social standing and focuses on Caribbean traditions. (Courtesy of Irvin Mason Jr.)


Graduate students Su Castillo (left) and Ernest Gardner Jr. (right) worked on the production "The Kitchen." Castillo acts in the show while Gardner constructed the set that portrays a 1958 London restaurant. (Courtesy of UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television)

Kitchen setting in play serves to replicate tension during post-World War II

Fried fish and post-World War II cultures will collide onstage to brew trouble in Macgowan Hall this weekend. UCLA’s School of Theater, Film and Television’s production of “The Kitchen” will run from Friday to Saturday and from March 5 to 9. Read more...

Photo: Graduate students Su Castillo (left) and Ernest Gardner Jr. (right) worked on the production "The Kitchen." Castillo acts in the show while Gardner constructed the set that portrays a 1958 London restaurant. (Courtesy of UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television)

Graduate students Su Castillo (left) and Ernest Gardner Jr. (right) worked on the production "The Kitchen." Castillo acts in the show while Gardner constructed the set that portrays a 1958 London restaurant. (Courtesy of UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television)

Alumna Alice Fung gave a lecture Monday on her experience as an architect. Her designs aim to facilitate functionality and easy living, as well as appeal to clients' aesthetic preferences. (Courtesy of Alice Fung)

Alumna’s architecture integrates aesthetics with practical design

Architect Alice Fung doesn’t just design buildings; she tries to make life better for others through her work. The UCLA alumna is a practicing architect at Fung+Blatt Architects, a firm she founded with her husband, Michael Blatt. Read more...

Photo: Alumna Alice Fung gave a lecture Monday on her experience as an architect. Her designs aim to facilitate functionality and easy living, as well as appeal to clients' aesthetic preferences. (Courtesy of Alice Fung)

Alumna Alice Fung gave a lecture Monday on her experience as an architect. Her designs aim to facilitate functionality and easy living, as well as appeal to clients' aesthetic preferences. (Courtesy of Alice Fung)


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