The Sundial

Artists transform light on water into money for water filtration stations

Artists transform light on water into money for water filtration stations

Marissa Nall

February 1, 2015

In the austere front room of Flood Magazine a bright display of surfboards represented a collaboration between photographer Rob Machado and artist Sage Vaughn aimed at reducing the use of plastic water bottles in schools. On the opposite wall, prints of photographs taken on Machado’s travels were painted with Vaughn’s...

Sparkle Campaign strengthens community with service and participation

Sparkle Campaign strengthens community with service and participation

Nicole Frost

October 16, 2014

Overflowing trash cans, wilting plants and colorless walls trace the surrounding Northridge area. But with the help of the Northridge Sparkle Campaign they are slowly but surely being replaced with rich murals and vegetation. You may have seen volunteers cleaning up the busy street or planting trees ...

Surfing frees the artistic soul of CSUN student

Surfing frees the artistic soul of CSUN student

Hayley Hill

October 15, 2014

  People say that if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life. This seems to be Cal State Northridge fine arts student Michelle Jacobson’s mantra. She has found the secret to using her creative outlets as a means of inspiration for school and work. The 22-year-ol...

A glimpse into faculty artwork

A glimpse into faculty artwork

Silvia Gutierrez

September 25, 2014

  Art is an experience. It represents perspectives and attitudes. It has a voice. It closes gaps and opens minds. The ability to craft thought-provoking works of art is a gift the professors in the Department of Art at CSUN posses. Lesley Krane’s “Curb” Project Professor Lesl...

Pole dancing is left up for interpretation of the performers

Pole dancing is left up for interpretation of the performers

Nicole Socala

April 14, 2014

A stream of blue lights reflects across the mirrors in the dimmed studio perpetuating a Zen feel, similar to a yoga class. Stretching ensues for thirty-minutes, followed by the gradual progression into gritty aerial inversions, climbs and spins. Spotters are needed to help prevent injury in the even...

Painting Guild invites CSUN community to opening reception

Painting Guild invites CSUN community to opening reception

Clarissa Corona

October 3, 2013

CSUN’s Painting Guild introduced its new exhibit at “Meet The Guild”, an opening reception, Wednesday evening in the Art & Design Center.The exhibit features 22 art pieces judged by the officers of the guild, ranging from paintings to sculptures. “We traditionally accept all discipline...

Poets and artists fill the Games Room to capacity for Espressions

Poets and artists fill the Games Room to capacity for Espressions

Clarissa Corona

September 19, 2013

USU’s Games Room was filled to capacity Wednesday night for Espressions, a free event that welcomes students to share their poetry, music and art. Danyial Motiwala hosted the night. Motiwala graduated from CSUN a year ago and was on the Poetry Slam team. As soon as Motiwala took the stage, he requ...

Artists Showcase Their Work at Canoga Park Art Walk

Artists Showcase Their Work at Canoga Park Art Walk

Terese Torgersen

September 24, 2012

Barbara Katz Bierman was 21-years-old when her mother passed away and she had to paint to be able to breath. She never plans a piece beforehand. She starts with a plain canvas and goes from there. Bierman is one of the oldest artists at the art walk and her paintings reflect her life and what...

Community and art come together at Das Bauhaus

Community and art come together at Das Bauhaus

Brian De Los Santos

March 14, 2012

It is said that the parties at the Das Bauhaus Northridge are ragers, with artistry flowing from apartment walls toward the outside patios and celebrities such as Paula Abdul and Flavor Flav occasionally seen lounging around. Don Larson, Das Baushaus Northridge owner and CSUN alumnus, said those are just s...

Artists and performers band together for Skid Row

Artists and performers band together for Skid Row

Tanya Ramirez

January 26, 2012

Cardboard boxes, homelessness and shattered dreams are common images that come to mind when Los Angeles’ Skid Row is discussed, but behind the facade is a vibrant community of artists, talent and rich culture. On Jan. 27-28, the Los Angeles Poverty Department is producing its second annual Festival for All Skid Row Artists a...

Art inspired by ‘Edward Scissorhands’ at Nucleus Gallery for film’s 20th anniversary

Brian De Los Santos

May 5, 2011

Remember that one love story that involved an outsider with scissors as fingers and a beautiful young woman from suburbia? Well Tim Burton’s 1990 love story has found a new medium two decades later. The Oscar-nominated film, “Edward Scissorhands” is the point of focus at an art exhibition at Nucl...

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