Students gather for art, entertainment at College Night

By Stephanie Guevara

In a night of live music and gallery exhibitions, hundreds of college students attended the J.Paul Getty Museum for College Night.

The Getty Museum open its doors to students from all over the Los Angeles area on April 27 to experience a different atmosphere from their college campuses.

Students were amazed at the impressive sunset view from the terraces. Students were able to see the view of the whole city of Los Angeles with the beach as the background.

All exhibitions were opened for students to visit. Two exhibitions were the center of college night. The “Turner: Painting Set Free” was an exhibition that had over 60 oil paintings and water colors. The paintings emphasized of the creativity of William Turner in this final years of life.

The “Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography” exhibit featured the works of seven photographers who explore the essence of photography, and it was the most visited exhibition. Most of the students that attended College Night were impressed by the photo exhibit.

California State University, Northridge student MaryJo Saulon enjoyed the photography exhibit best because she said it expressed the creativity of photographers.

Saulon is a transfer student from North Carolina and she said the event was a great experience because it allows student to see the diversity among other college students.

Outside the museum was a musical performance by UCLA’s based band, Eva B. Ross Foundation.

The band captivated the attention of all students. Eva B. Ross Foundation performed songs from the Beatles, Jackson 5, and many other bands.

The band also performed original songs composed by lead singer and second guitar Eva Barosse.

Guitarist David Miller said College Night is one of the best experiences a college student can have.

Miller is from Madrid, Spain and said that college students don’t have opportunities like this in Spain. Eva B. Ross Foundation have been on tour in nine European countries.

Students also participated in a raffle where the winner won t-shirts and books from the museum. After the raffle, there was an acoustic performance by Eva B. Ross Foundation.

Outside the museum, there were stands with free food and drinks that allowed students to converse with each other and meet new acquaintances.

The Getty Museum is planning next year’s College Night and encourages students to return.

The Getty Museum is open to the public Tuesday through Friday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Admission is free but the parking is $15.

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