Art Department students make exhibit

March 27, 2018

By Giselle Palomera Art Department students are being featured in the Fahrenheit 2018 Biennial exhibit at the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona. Chinyi “Peggy” Tai, Zengo Yoshida and Gabriella Padilla, have had their art chosen by a juror to be part of the exhibit. The exhibit features students and 77 other artists from around the world to display their ceramic art. Tai submitted a ceramic art piece titled,…


Final arts lecture of semester features ceramics

By Jorge Vasquez Skilled ceramic artist and professor Joan Takayama-Ogawa was the last to lecture for the fall as part of the visiting artist lecture series held by the Art Department. Takayama-Ogawa’s experience and expertise stems from her family’s involvement in ceramics, that reaches back six generations, as well as her extensive educational background. Most of the inspiration for her ceramic work, whether it be a statement or decorative piece,…

December 6, 2017

Elans show off artistic talents

By Megan G. Razzetti East Los Angeles College students started showcasing their ceramic creations yesterday in an event by the art department to help raise funds for the ceramics studio classes supplies. The art department will take 20 percent of sales, while students keep the rest of what their artwork sells for. Students are allowed to submit work to sell whether they are in the beginning classes or the most…

December 11, 2014

Ceramics Department travels to UC Davis

By David Bilbao The Ceramics Department attended and represented East Los Angeles College at the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art.   The conference took place at University of California, Davis. The students, Lisandro Limon, Michiko Murakami, Romina Cruz, Jacob Vasquez, Peggie Tai, Claudia Solorazano and Jen Tsung all showcased their work for the first time. Chris Turk, ELAC ceramics instructor, said that attending the conference gave his students…

May 2, 2012

Instructor encourages children to learn art, culture

By Bryan Pedroza Second and third graders from Open Magnet Charter School visited the East Los Angeles College Art Department on Monday for an outreach ceramics event. ELAC art instructor Chris Turk hosted this event.  He has been hosting outreach art programs for young children for 10 years, mostly with local schools. Turk infused his art activity with a history lesson.  The students learned about the different cultures that have immigrated…

March 28, 2012

Art students sell ceramic art pieces

By Kele Carraher-Quinteros Contributing Writer Holiday shopping can be hard, but thanks to East Los Angeles College’s ceramics sale, it doesn’t have to be. The ceramics sale is being held on the west patio in front of the S2 building, with sales continuing today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The ceramics sale is an age-old tradition at ELAC, beginning shortly after the program started in the 1950s. It has…

December 7, 2011