Fine Arts extravaganza draws art students

Sketches by David Kong drawn from live models. David uses coal and pencil to create his pieces. (DYLAN LUJANO/Lariat Staff)

Kyle Miller

What’s happening in the Fine Arts building this semester? Boots on the ground The Lariat finds out. Just a quick walk by the Fine Arts Building will show what is happening.

There are many artists working outside in the sun and fresh air to help give them inspiration. The artists preferred not to comment and would much rather stay focused at the job at hand. This is admirable in an artists’ ability to work on their projects and not get sidetracked.

“Bat Boy the musical” and “EARTH: Fragile Planet” are the two most prevalent events happening in the Fine Arts Department.

If you can find the time this fall walk, over to the Saddle­back College Art Gallery and check out the newest exhibition. “EARTH: Fragile Plan­et” expresses the state of our planet in the form of print.

During this term the art is comprised of not just paint but also darkroom techniques.

Words cannot properly de­scribe the exhibition, take the time and stop by to make your own opinions and ideas. With no fee of entry you’ve nothing to lose.

The Society’s mission of promoting the art and appreciation of illustration through exhibits, lectures and education will be supported on all three levels through this high profile exhibit. The Society hopes that through this exhibit the field of illustration will help con­tribute to social and ecological consciousness.

The goal of illustration is to elicit an emotional response from the viewer that will change the way they see the world and hopefully inspire some to become more active in effecting change for a better world.

This project will reach out to a varied community of students, educators, artists and the public at large.

According to the website societyillustrators.org, “With such powerful and inspiring art, the Society hopes to build awareness, bring people to action and help make a difference.”

Coming soon in various dates of October “Bat Boy” hits the scene. Performance dates are Oct. 8 , 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 at 8 p.m. and Oct.  9, 10, 16, 17 at 3 p.m. in the studio theatre.

These are the only days to catch a classic love story with a serious bite. Tickets may be purchased noon-4 p.m., Tues­day through Saturday at the rates of $13 general; $12 students/ seniors; $9 Saddleback Community with ASB card.

A poster promoting the event reads “This delicious twist on the modern day musical comedy tells the amazing story of a strange boy with pointy ears, his struggle to find a place in a world that shuns him, and the love that can create both miracles and madness.”

Many things are happening at Saddleback but the place to be is and always will be the Arts Department.

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