Artist Spotlight: Welcome to the world of MFA Playwrights

During the first week of orientation last year, MFA Playwrights Ava Fojtik, Aaron Higareda and Karly Thomas decided to hang out; what was expected to be only a 30-minute conversation turned into two and...

Artist Spotlight: Nolberto Rezola uses art to elevate himself toward a higher purpose

Inland Empire native Nolberto Rezola is an artist capable of creating pieces built on grandiose elements. Born and raised in San Bernardino, Rezola was always fascinated by the actions of art. In classes, he would...

Artist spotlight: Harvesting Chicano cultura and memorias with Vero Sanchez-Gomez

Beginning at the age of 14, Vero Sanchez Gomez began their artistic endeavors within the Santa Barbara Arts Alliance, a program assisting at-risk youths within their neighborhoods to explore art. After becoming a mentor...

Artist Spotlight: More art and más fun with Deladeso

Deladeso, aka Richie Velazquez, is a multimedia wizard based in Riverside, California. Deladeso is an artist, musician, show host and many more roles in the entertainment realm. I spoke with Deladeso in his immersive...

Artist Spotlight: Enrique Escobedo’s blue rose blooms in Riverside

Enrique Escobedo is the proud owner of an art gallery in downtown Riverside. I had the privilege of interviewing Escobedo at his gallery. He calls the gallery, A Blve Rose. The odd spelling of...

Artist spotlight: Redefining artistry with Litzy Cruz

In October 2022, student and artist, Litzy Cruz filled the walls of the Phyllis Gill Gallary with expressive multimedia pieces. For 13 days Cruz found a home for her artwork at the UCR Arts...

Artist Spotlight: Francisco “Franky” Castle becomes energy in motion!

Keeping the dream alive with Franky Castle’s eccentric life.  Southern California local, Francisco “Franky” Castle, is passionate about the arts. I met Castle at Riverside’s monthly art walk. He was willing to sit down with...

Artist Spotlight: Gabriela Molina’s unique take on cultural heritage

Gabriela Molina, a fourth-year majoring in studio art and education, represents the ties she holds to both her family and culture within her art. Molina developed an interest in art at a young age,...