Student organization 1 Student at a Time hosted a series of online dance workshops, with donations put toward their solidarity fund to help students affected by COVID-19. Social chair of Dancesport Club at UCLA Michael Perez taught attendees the basics of Latin and ballroom dance. (Anika Chakrabarti/Daily Bruin)
When presented with the opportunity to fundraise for their peers through dance, Bruins were ready to rumba.
Other universities’ initiatives for students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic inspired a group of UCLA students to found its own club, 1 Student at a Time, to address the financial needs of its peers.
No project is off-limits for student artist Purva Joshi – who is customizing everything from AirPods cases to denim jeans.
Joshi, a second-year molecular, cell, and developmental biology student, has raised more than $100 through commissioned pieces to support both the Black Lives Matter movement and the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
Flossie Wong-Staal – the most cited female scientist of the 1980s – shaped today’s understanding of HIV, said Jerome Zack, a UCLA microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics professor.
Fiona Hsu’s artwork is a visual autobiography – navigating both her unconscious and conscious realities.
The second-year art student said she uses the freedom of her craft – from oil painting to fine art photography – to find her voice.
Mindful awareness meditation sessions at the Hammer Museum are like an oasis in the middle of the busy city.
In partnership with UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, the Hammer Museum currently offers weekly meditation sessions to the general public at no cost.
The paintbrush is just as mighty as the pen or the sword.
Artists both within and outside of the UCLA community are taking advantage of their creative skill sets to support the Black Lives Matter movement, which has become increasingly active following the death of George Floyd.
Perry Picasshoe is reimagining “The Birth of Venus” for the modern age.
Second-year visual arts student Juan Hernandez creates art under the pseudonym Perry Picasshoe, a name that acts as an homage to renowned artist Pablo Picasso while playing on the term “art hoe” – someone who feigns an intense interest in art without knowing anything aside from famous works.
Art will be taking center stage in the digital “From the Heartland” gallery.
The gallery is part of UCLA’s Lapu, the Coyote that Cares Theatre Company’s celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and includes multimedia submissions by its members and students as well as AAPI artists outside the campus community.
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