CREATIVE THINKING

Expression at Cal Lu takes many forms, and spring semester was no exception. The Senior Art Show at the Kwan Fong Gallery in April gave graduating artists the chance to show their work to the CLU community, while spoken word was heard around campus in poetry slams sponsored by “The Word,” the multicultural journal of poetry and creativity. Elsewhere on campus, students used the Digital Music Lab to create their own kinds of music, while the TV studio with its broadcast and filmmaking facilities empowered members of the “YouTube Age” to express themselves. Meanwhile, the 40-member CLU Choir toured the East Coast over Spring Break, performing at the world-famous Avery Fisher Hall in New York’s Lincoln Center.





The CLU Choir

Touring the country and the world

In March 2008, as part of an East Coast Tour, the choir was honored to sing in Avery Fisher Hall at historic Lincoln Center in New York City.  Other performance locations included Maryland, New Jersey and Washington, D.C.

Dr. Wyant Morton, Director of Choral Activities and Chair of the Music Department, talks about this year's trip.



“THE WORD”
DIGITAL MUSIC LAB
SENIOR ART SHOW
TV STUDIO
CHOIR
The Word Photo Digital Music Lab Photo Senior Art Show Photo TV Studio Photo Choir Photo
The Word Photo Digital Music Lab Photo Senior Art Show Photo TV Studio Photo Choir Photo
The Word Photo Digital Music Lab Photo Senior Art Show Photo TV Studio Photo Choir Photo
The Word Photo Digital Music Lab Photo Senior Art Show Photo TV Studio Photo Choir Photo
The Word Photo Digital Music Lab Photo Senior Art Show Photo TV Studio Photo Choir Photo

“ Those uneducated about “The Word” should be aware that this is no ordinary journal. It bears no Band-Aids. Instead, it wears its scars and imperfections proudly. Students, faculty members, graduates and so forth are not perfect so neither should their art. We strive to accept the dark and beaten— this element of truth is what makes the journal so beautiful.”

Carly Robertson, Class of 2011, Editor of “The Word”
Major: ?????
Hometown: Valencia, CA

“ The Music Lab is a great way to express my own creativity. All I have to do is grab my guitar and walk over, whether it’s 8 a.m. or midnight, and I can begin working on a project. I like to use it at night most of the time, because that is when I get the most done and feel the most creative.”

John Barley, Class of 2010
Major: Music with an emphasis in Technology
Hometown: Stanford, CA

“ The senior art show is a chance for me to show that I’m very dedicated to what I do, and to give people a brief look at my life. It is also a way to show the art department what I have taken from each class and how I’ve incorporated my studies into a culmination of mind, body, and canvas.”

Greg Miles, Class of 2008
Medium: Watercolor , oil, some acrylic and charcoal
Hometown: Redlands, CA

“ In my class that produces the bi-weekly campus news show, we do all our actual shooting in the TV studio, as well as all the narration
for the stories. If we hear students talking about a subject on campus, we make it our goal to give them a story that will answer their questions.”

Eric Vaughn, Class of 2009
Major: Communication, emphasis in Media Production
Hometown: Tacoma, WA

“ At Avery Fisher Hall we sang alongside two talented choirs from Canada and Tennessee. It was great to bring together our different styles to create a very fun and exciting performance. At Cal Lutheran, I could choose not to participate in choir to create some free time in my schedule, but that’s just crazy talk. Being in choir is an amazing experience that I wouldn’t trade for the world.”

Michelle Stevens, Class of 2009
Major: Exercise Science and Sports Medicine
Hometown: Ventura, CA

 

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