By Jacob Quezada Adapting to COVID-19 restrictions proved difficult for downtown Riverside’s art scene, but recovery for these small, local businesses is on the horizon. Chelsea Franzer and Chris Perez, art enthusiasts and owners of The Paint Sesh, see this hope rising as pandemic restrictions are lifted. Known for their inclusiveness and judge-free attitude, the
By: Leo Cabral Riverside City College’s Art Club had the pleasure of hosting artist Ako Castuera on Nov. 1 in the Digital Library Auditorium to present her work and discuss her creative career and process. Castuera is best known for her storyboard animations and character design in popular shows like “Adventure Time and “Metalocalypse.” From
By Leo Cabral Spoken word poetry, rap and beatboxing may simply be seen as hobbies to some, but to RCC and UCR foster youth, it is a way to cope with the world. The Guardian Scholars Program at RCC and UCR collaborated and organized their fourth annual “Voices and Visions” benefit May 16 for Foster
Art is a way to escape the mundane realities or the overloaded work schedules in our daily lives.
By Patrick Tindall No, this isn’t your typical day trip to Disneyland or a walk down the infamous Hollywood Walk of Fame. This is an exhibit that doesn’t seek to view the distinct culture of Southern California through rose-tinted glasses, this is an exhibit for the rest of us. Immediately upon walking into the “Pop
Adriana Lopez There is a sizable community of art enthusiasts within Riverside and many curious people willing to learn a new craft. This community has provided Chelsea Franzer and Chris Perez with a clientele that is making their small business a success. Their business, The Paint Sesh, is based in Riverside and offers people
By Sayeda Ghazanfar Fascinating figures filled with discarded propane tanks and empty bleach cartons tower above you in a terrifying allure, drawing you in with outstretched arms. A gigantic skeleton rides a bicycle to your left, greeting you with a sinister smile. Up ahead, a massive teepee made entirely out of recycled bottles and concrete
By Adriana Lopez The annual Dickens Festival took over downtown Riverside on Feb. 23 and 24. The festival’s driving force, Carolyn Grant and Joan Patton, believed Riverside was in need of an event that promoted literacy and Dickens Festival would serve as the vessel. In 1992 the festival came to fruition and was held downtown.
By Imari Rede The life of an artist today is often based on their social media and other networking abilities which is separate from their actual creative work. Sophie Violette is a local artist who skips all the online distractions. She has showcased her work live in downtown Riverside since 2013. Her work can be
Tyler Reese | Staff Writer Nov. 13, 2014 Brilliant and artistic does very little to describe the masterpieces the alumni art students of Riverside City College have on display. “Crème de la Crème: Alumni of Distinction” is the first art show of its kind on RCC’s campus. “We’ve been thinking about doing an alumni show for