Alumna Kaelyn Rodríguez explores connections of ethnicity, history and art in LA

Alumna Kaelyn Rodríguez in her Ph.D. robes from UCLA.

Rodríguez began her journey in higher education at Fresno as an Art/Art History major. Following her graduation in 2012, she went on to get her Master’s in Art History from UC Riverside in 2014, followed by a Master’s in Chicana/o Studies from UCLA in 2016. Just months ago, she achieved her Ph.D. in Chicana/o Studies from UCLA.

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#TBT College of Arts and Humanities Student Stories

Kelsi Stieler, Kaylee Gutierrez, and Kristin Bonillas; Jen Rhodes; Kelvin Diaz

These extraordinary students in the College of Arts and Humanities have followed their passions to find the right mentor, overcome obstacles, and collaborate with each other to teach children how to make the world a better place. Here are three stories that will make you proud to be a Bulldog!

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Alumnus Miguel Alvarez grows the next generation of artists

Miguel Alvarez

He spent his summers in the fields, picking fruits and vegetables in the scorching Central Valley heat. His winter breaks, pruning grapevines. The whole family’s effort was required to have the bare essentials to survive. He knew the best way to help his family was to break the cycle.

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Series depicting mental health struggle wins top honors at 2020 Student Art Show

Erin Ryan and her piece "Robyn's Egg Blue"

The layered work begins with a deep coat of cyanotype manipulated with sunlight and tannic acid–fading the dark background into the light. Collage, gouache, and drawing elements are added creating intricately detailed imagery through perceived chaos. The artist’s tears became part of the works as the turmoil of her soul laid bare on the 12 sheets of the series.

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Exhibition showcases Fresno State fine art students

Painting "Thinking out loud" by Fresno State student Shirin Rawls

The community is invited enjoy the best artwork from undergraduates in the Fresno State Fine Arts program during the 2019 Student Art Show. An opening reception and juried awards will held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10. in the Phebe Conley Art Gallery

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