B4 Armando’s Back! Plus Taylor & Kaelie trade moves w Alvaro

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Welcome to B4!

Welcome to Week B4! (Wk “7” for the rest of campus)

Meeting Locations

  • B4 – Monday – SOA Galleries
  • B4 – Wednesday – Japanese Garden
  • B5 – Monday – PSY-150
  • B5 – Wednesday – SOA Galleries
Glenn Zucman and Armando de la Mora in the School of Art, Art Gallery Courtyard at Long Beach State University
Back in Fall 2015 Armando de la Mora was a Freshman taking Art 110 (see below!) Now he’s a Senior in his last year at The Beach. Last week he came by the SOA Galleries to see some new art and say “Hi!”
Armando de la Mora standing in front of his name on the Venice Beach Art Walls. The "o" in "Armando" is a round, black, bomb with a fuse
Armando’s the bomb! Photo of Armando de la Mora by Brianna Ortiz

B2 Points

All Points through Wk B2 are now up on BeachBoard

After 2 weeks of “B” we’ve had 134 points possible so far. Here’s how many points you should have to be on track for each grade level, and how many peeps are currently on track for that grade:

  • 121 points = 90% = on track for final grade of “A” – 72 peeps
  • 107 points = 80% = on track for final grade of “B” – 5 peeps
  • 94 points = 70% = on track for final grade of “C” – 20 peeps
  • 80 points = 60% = on track for final grade of “D” – 4 peeps
  • 79 & below = on track for final grade of “F” – 23 peeps

Current overall class GPA = 2.79

As you can see, more than half the class is on track for an “A”. But a big group of people are currently on track for a final grade of “F”. Do not fall behind in this class! Be sure to turn your work in. On time. Not turning work in is the easiest way to do poorly. It’s not too late to start turning everything in and take your grade much higher. But you have to act now. If you wait, it will soon be too late.

Notes

Number Your Posts

Please use our standard class post names, like:

  • B1 – Plaster Casting
  • B1 – Artist’s Name
  • B2 – Life Design
  • B2 – Artist’s Name

And so on.

Use the Artist Conversation Template

It will be easier. And you will do better. Honest!

Alvaro & Kaelie try dance moves in the School of Art's Gallery Courtyard
Alvaro from the SOA Painting & Drawing Program & Kaelie from Art 110

Trading Moves

Toward the end of class on Wednesday at the SOA Gallery Courtyard, Taylor & Kaelie, Art 110 Dance Majors, met Alvaro A.S.F., an SOA student in the Painting & Drawing program. Although he’s in the “Painting & Drawing” program, and he definitely works with a lot of paint, Alvaro’s work is unique. He doesn’t call it Performance Art, or Dance, instead he prefers the term Live Art. He’ll be doing some Live Art (with paint, canvas & his body) on Wednesday 10 Oct ’18 at 11:30 am. The location isn’t confirmed yet, but it will probably be in the middle of campus, like near the Free Speech Area.

Taylor, Kaelie & Alvaro traded some moves, including “Chicken Wings”, and had fun.

I encouraged them to get off the concrete and move to a more padded surface! 😛

dance moves in the School of Art's Gallery Courtyard at Long Beach State University
Kaelie & Taylor
dance moves in the School of Art's Gallery Courtyard at Long Beach State University
Alvaro
dance moves in the School of Art's Gallery Courtyard at Long Beach State University
Kaelie & Alvaro
dance moves in the School of Art's Gallery Courtyard at Long Beach State University
Kaelie & Alvaro

Leaderboard

Here’s our top 10 as of B2:

  1. Hailey Hairrell, 169 points
  2. Kyle Gower, 166
  3. Sienna Sanchez, 164
  4. Audrey Resella, 150
  5. Erica Lander, 145
  6. Allison Sanchez, 143
  7. Elizabeth Moses, 141
  8. Jessica Chea, 140
  9. Marie Kili, 139
  10. Jake Kleinmann, 139
  11. Hunter Dennis, 139

It Gets Better

It Gets Better / Facebook

It Gets Better / Pixar

It Gets Better / Microsoft

It Gets Better / Disney

It Gets Better / Lucasfilm

Are you familiar with the It Gets Better project? Maybe you’d like to create an It Gets Better / Long Beach State piece for your Student Choice Activity. Or some other sort of community, identity, or social justice project.

Mistaken for Muslim / Anida Ali

Comments? Questions? What great art did you see, make, or experience today?