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Cast of Flight in performance - creating a standing human pyramid

Flight takes Flight in Canada and Colorado this Summer, After a Critics Choice award in San Diego

Flight - the inventive physical theatre work based on the international children's classic The Little Prince, continues to tour - with an expanded CSULB-based company. Flight was originally conceived by CSULB faculty member Ezra LeBank, and workshopped extensively on campus and in his Long Beach studio. It originally starred LeBank, as well as recent CSULB alumni Cynthia Price and Taylor Casas. Using exceptional acro-yoga based shapes, movement, and acrobatics - the trio of performers take audiences on a magical journey in the world of the Little Prince - using not much more than music, words, and movement. The play was a hit at its first Fringe Festival in Edinburgh in 2015, earning a number of festival kudos and critical acclaim. In 2016, Flight journeyed to New York, where it was selected as a Fringe Favorite, and brought back to the east coast at the close of the festival, for a limited off-off Broadway run. This summer - with Christian Sullivan stepping into the role of the Pilot, originated by LeBank, and Kayla Manuel joining the cast as a swing/understudy - Flight was named Best of the Fringe at the San Diego Fringe Festival, and is selling out its houses in Winnipeg, where the show recently received a 5 star review from the Winnipeg Free Press and is selling out their performance venue. Flight is scheduled for a brief run in the Boulder, Colorado area in August. Then the company returns to focus on a new adaptation of Wonderland, part of the 2017-18 Department of Theatre Arts season. 

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Art Books Created by Sue Ann Robinson

Sue Ann Robinson creates book art - detail from one of her pieces

CSULB's Sue Ann Robinson in Residence at the Long Beach Museum of Art through August 10

CSULB Fiber Lecturer Sue Ann Robinson  is the Artist-in-Residence in the Ralston Family Learning Center at the Long Beach Museum of Art for six weeks beginning Thursday, July 6 through August 10, 2017. Robinson will be working on book series entitled, “The Walking Fools.” Robinson’s artist’s books are in many public and private collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Getty Research Institute, UC Berkeley, and Yale University among many others. During her residency, Sue Ann Robinson will have free, drop-in workshops demonstrating different book art structures. They will be offered on Thursday evenings from 5PM to 8PM in the Ralston Family Learning Center. These book making workshops are supported in part by the Arts Council for Long Beach and the City of Long Beach. The first workshop on Thursday evening July 6 will be instruction in single sheet books. Subsequent Thursday evenings will include pamphlet stitch, multi-signature stitched binding, long stitch book binding, dos-a-dos book, and a flag book workshop. Workshops are free, materials and equipment will be provided. No book binding experience needed. Space is limited, first come, first served. Admission to the Museum is free on Thursday evenings.

Get more information on Sue Ann Robinson and her residency

Soul and Blues Singer Martha Redbone Publicity Still

Carpenter Performing Arts Center announces 2017/2018 Season

The Carpenter Performing Arts Center – named for CSULB alumni Richard and Karen Carpenter – is the premiere venue for live performance in the Greater Long Beach area – showcasing such diverse and eclectic performers as Garrison Keilor, Mummenschanz, Lee Rocker, the Doo Wop Project, Sandra Bernhard, Jessica Lang Dance, and Jeffrey Toobin. It is also the performance home of Long Beach’s beloved Musical Theatre West, and the community outreach program “Arts for Life.” (More on this story)

To subscribe or order single tickets to Carpenter Center events, or for more information, please visit the Carpenter Center website.

Design Trio wins 2017 Color Experience Challenge

Design Trio wins 2017 Color Experience Challenge

Benjamin Moore and the LA Mart Design Center at The Reef recently held their 2017 Color Experience Design Challenge. This event was created as an opportunity for local design students to explore how this year’s color trends can be creatively expressed in interior spaces. Student teams designed interior vignettes with furnishings supplied by the LAMDC showrooms and Benjamin Moore’s Color of The Year. CSULB sophomore Interior Architecture Design students Kelly Kim, Phuong Lam, and Arghavan Ozmaie were the three-person team that won the Grand Prize, awarded by a jury of professional designers and design professionals.

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Trio of Design Students win Benjamin Moore Design Challenge

Trio of Design Students win Benjamin Moore Design Challenge

Benjamin Moore and the LA Mart Design Center at The Reef recently held their 2017 Color Experience Design Challenge. This event was created as an opportunity for local design students to explore how this year’s color trends can be creatively expressed in interior spaces. Student teams designed interior vignettes with furnishings supplied by the LAMDC showrooms and Benjamin Moore’s Color of The Year. CSULB sophomore Interior Architecture Design students Kelly Kim, Phuong Lam, and Arghavan Ozmaie were the three-person team that won the Grand Prize, awarded by a jury of professional designers and design professionals. (June 2017)

CSULB Chamber Choir in London

 CSULB Chamber Choir Named "Choir of the World 2016"

The Bob Cole Conservatory Chamber Choir, the premier student choir at CSULB, won the Choir of the World Competition at the recent Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales. After winning the Choir of the World competition in their first ever trip to the event, the choir received the prestigious Pavarotti Trophy. Jonathan Talberg, head of Choral, Vocal, and Opera Studies at CSULB – and the director of the Chamber Choir – said, "Winning the Choir of the World at the Llangollen Eisteddfod was a dream to me and to many of my students. In my 16 years at CSULB, I've never seen the choir more focused, more energized, or more committed to a singular goal." (Summer 2016)

CSULB Animation Student renders illustration

CSULB School of Art Hosts 24 Hour Animation Contest (2016)

The 24 HOURS Animation Contest for Students 2016 kicked off at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, when participants were asked to create a 30-second film that included a wall, in one form or another, metaphorical or physical. Students around the world then set out to work in teams of five to create a 30-second animated film from scratch. In the end, 136 five-person teams from the U.S., Canada, Australia and Mexico competed with a total of 690 students from 29 participating schools. Contest winners were announced via YouTube on Oct. 11.

Jimmy Huynh, Brian Mar, Matthew Ulery, and Patrick Soriano and their Aquacity Design

 Interior Design Students Win Biomimcry Global Design Challenge (2016)

Students from the Industrial Design program - Jimmy Huynh, Brian Mar, Matthew Ulery, and Patrick Soriano received a $1,500 First Place award for their AquaCity Garden entry in this year’s Student “Living Product Challenge,” a new initiative of the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, created inpartnership with the International Living Future Institute. The goal of the prize isto highlight designproducts that mimic nature’s design principles and function as elegantly as anything found in the natural world. The project began in David Teubner’s Design Methodology class and continued over to Steve Boyer’s studio in both the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters. CSULB Design Students have placed highly in this international competition for the past three years running.

CSULB Jazz Singers perform onstage

 CSULB Jazz Wins Five Downbeat Awards (2016)

In Downbeat Magazine's 38th Annual Student Music Awards, the CSULB Jazz Studies program received five top recognitions this year. For the second consecutive year, the Concert Jazz Orchestra (CJO) was named Best Large Jazz Ensemble in the Gracuate College category, and Pacific Standard Time won for Outstanding Performance in the Graduate College division, making it the sixth year in a row, that CSULB's top vocal jazz group has won either Outstanding Performance or Best Vocal Jazz Ensemble.

 

 

Soul and Blues Singer Martha Redbone Publicity Still

Carpenter Performing Arts Center announces 2017/2018 Season

The Carpenter Performing Arts Center – named for CSULB alumni Richard and Karen Carpenter – is the premiere venue for live performance in the Greater Long Beach area – showcasing such diverse and eclectic performers as Garrison Keilor, Mummenschanz, Lee Rocker, the Doo Wop Project, Sandra Bernhard, Jessica Lang Dance, and Jeffrey Toobin. It is also the performance home of Long Beach’s beloved Musical Theatre West, and the community outreach program “Arts for Life.” (More on this story)

To subscribe or order single tickets to Carpenter Center events, or for more information, please visit the Carpenter Center website.

Design Trio wins 2017 Color Experience Challenge

Design Trio wins 2017 Color Experience Challenge

Benjamin Moore and the LA Mart Design Center at The Reef recently held their 2017 Color Experience Design Challenge. This event was created as an opportunity for local design students to explore how this year’s color trends can be creatively expressed in interior spaces. Student teams designed interior vignettes with furnishings supplied by the LAMDC showrooms and Benjamin Moore’s Color of The Year. CSULB sophomore Interior Architecture Design students Kelly Kim, Phuong Lam, and Arghavan Ozmaie were the three-person team that won the Grand Prize, awarded by a jury of professional designers and design professionals.

Visit the Design Department Website for more Design news