There was no wind too strong to blow away the plans of the Artists Society’s campus art walk gallery.
The Cerritos College Artists Society Club had its second and final campus art walk on Dec. 1 in front of the fine arts dance room.
With so much student artwork to be seen, the student campus art walk gave students of Cerritos College the opportunity to walk through some of the most dedicated art pieces from art students.
Mediums such as color pastels, oil paint, watercolor and acrylic, combinations of ink and color pencil, digital and photography art were used and helped display astonishing pieces of art inspired by student artists.
Some students were also performing freehand art work for the public to watch.
Photography major, Paul Mora decided to exhibit his photographic art work for the second time in this art walk.
He delivered a very meaningful peace displaying images of children and campaign posters that stood against abortion.
"I’ve been passionate about that, being pro-life," Mora stated.
His photography work ranged from panoramic views of Los Angeles to children and still life, all in excellent cropped focus and quality.
"None of these have any editing at all, that’s one thing I am really not into." Mora said.
Many art students delivered different inspirations based on nature, abstractness, culture, and even class assignments.
“It is a project that is due as a final,” administration of justice major and art minor Alfred Veleapatino said about a piece he was completing during the art walk.
“[the professor] said you had to have a place, person and object in there, so I thought of drawing myself in there, in a room, drawing a few things that I am thinking [about from] the marine court.”
Veleapatino became a full time student at Cerritos College after attending the military. His work was inspired in life and experiences.
“I am drawing about all of my obstacles I’ve [overcome], and I am doing art, something I love.” Veleapatino said in reference to his art assignment.
Graphic design art was also brought in to the gallery by Orlando Dominguez. He had brought in two pieces of his work inspired in fantasy landscape.
“I kind of wanted to create an environment,” Dominguez explained about his piece that portrayed a dark voyage over a sea landscape. “I just started putting shape and color and tried to figure out what I wanted to do, and then started experimenting with different brushes.”
As a graphic design major, Dominguez completed his art work digitally.
“I used digital brushes [from] Photoshop, with the combination of my drawing tablet.”
Students who came across the art gallery were simply attracted by the art work; they just couldn’t get enough of the art.
“[It’s] helping strike knowledge about all the different types of styles and all the different artists that are here” says psychology major Deepa Puthran after having gone through all the art work pieces. “They worked really hard to create this stuff and they deserve to be appreciated.”
Other students like Elizabeth Lara, didn’t know “so many people were so talented here at Cerritos.”
Artists Society president Gerardo Franco made his contribution to the art walk by selling and creating Hannah tattoos to students, and helping set up the entire display that consisted of 35 full easels.
“The art walk on campus is new, henna tattoos we've done before, but it wasn’t as successful as combining it with the art walk, and today we [also] sold tye-dyed shirts.”
Franco has plans to lead the art society to conduct more of these art walks for semesters to come. He wants to make it bigger by having at most three art walks per semester.
“Downtown LA, Santa Monica and Fullerton all have art walks once a month,” Franco explains, “we're just trying to incorporate what other cities do and do it on campus”
Franco has also come up with plans in subjecting art society students the opportunity of displaying their work outside of campus and to other open gallery spaces.