Fine & Performing Arts

Articles in this category should be related to fine and performing arts both on and off campus. Art forms that fall under fine arts include: painting, sculpting, woodwork, drawing, etc. Performing arts include: dancing, chorus, theatre, orchestra, etc. Content that can go in this category can include but is not limited to advances for performances or art galleries, reviews on shows, performance coverage, etc.

It’s a clowns life

A few California State University, Long Beach alumni have done nothing but clown around since graduation. And believe it or not, they’ve made a career out of it. Four Clowns, a self-described “band of idiots” who have synthesized the art of clowning and acting into an internationally touring theatre company,[Read More…]

Printmaking finds another dimension

Gretchen Merideth Jankowski, 31, is a printmaking major. The opening reception of her master’s of fine arts exhibition was in the Gatov Gallery in the Art Department Student Galleries last Sunday. In the Gatov Gallery, the visitor faces a wall of two-dimensional prints on fabric in different colors and textiles[Read More…]

Family secrets, intense fights in ‘Festen’

California Repertory Company opened its new season Friday at the Queen Mary with David Eldridge’s “Festen”—where the audience laughed and cried at the same time.Eldridge based “Festen” on the film “The Celebration,” a Cannes Film Festival favorite. Joanne Gordon, theater arts department chair at Cal State Long Beach and artistic[Read More…]


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