Photo by Milan Loiacono Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade" is my favorite orchestral piece ever written. The 45-minute suite is split into four movements, each based on a specific story told in "One Thousand and One Nights," the Middle Eastern collection of folk tales. Ships caught in a storm, princes saving princesses and the ever-present Scheherazade entering the … [Read more...] about Editor’s Note
Spring 2019: The Power of Art
Photo by Channa Steinmetz Like many artists, alumna Angelica Ramos expresses her "innermost raw, visceral emotions" through her art. When Ramos prepared her final collegiate piece for the walls of the Weisman Museum, she didn’t anticipate covering it up. When administrators removed alumni David Limon’s LGBTQ+ dance from Dance in Flight, company member Michael Mossucco … [Read more...] about Pepperdine Grapples with Censoring Art on Campus
Photos by Milan Loiacono, modeled by Kana Oyama and Shanelle Wilkins. Punk singer Iggy Pop once noted that money matters little to an artist's work but it's a huge factor in their prosperity. Whether it's lessons, instruments, ballet slippers or oil paint, art costs money. Artists are among some of the most passionate and determined people, often associated with images … [Read more...] about Artistic Privilege: How Does Socioeconomic Class Affect Artists?
Photos by Milan Loiacono, modeled by Jazmyn Simone. Powerful. Confident. Beautiful. Free. These are the words drag queen Jazmyn Simone used to encapsulate how she feels when wearing makeup. Simone, a Los Angeles resident who grew up in Pomona, California, said she discovered makeup and drag simultaneously. She instantly fell in love with their transformative powers … [Read more...] about The Art of Makeup Transforms Faces and Lives
Photos by Milan Loiacono Rejection, creative differences and the looming fear of ultimate failure. These are the challenges fine arts majors face upon graduating from Pepperdine. There’s the cliché of English majors working as baristas but what happens to students who choose to study the arts? Alumnus Reed Williams, class of 2018, said he talked to the Pepperdine … [Read more...] about Artists Face Their Fears