Inside Out Project in Salinas Chinatown

On April 22nd, the Inside Out Project, led by Jeffrey Lehner of CSUMB, began posting very large images–faces–of people up on the exterior wall of a building owned by the Ahtye family in Salinas Chinatown; the faces are visible from E. Market St. and Sherwood Dr.  Students from the CSUMB Service Learning Project trimmed the weeds in the lot next to the building; they brought … Continue reading Inside Out Project in Salinas Chinatown

Combining Contemporary Art with Historical Preservation

Recently the Chicago Field Museum received a Catherine T. MacArthur grant for a project that encouraged Filipino artists to create contemporary art based on objects and images from the museum’s Philippine collection. Mike Scutari writes: The great thing about this project? Any museum can do it. All it takes is a handful of artists selecting — and in this case, painting — an artifact or … Continue reading Combining Contemporary Art with Historical Preservation