The Kalla Chronicles: Art Crawling

Please welcome another blogger to the FSD family: Kalla Vieaux. She’s currently in her last semester at the Academy of Art University as a Fashion Journalism major and she is more than happy to give us her musings about local events and her life as a student in the city.

A couple of weeks ago, while a bunch of my friends were glued to their Macs in a pre-midterm anxiety, I decided to take a break from it all and see what was going on in the art world.

I threw on a black Karen Millen dress, some gold pumps, and my new favorite 24-hour accessory (the recently released Chanel Rouge in Gabrielle) and was ready to do some art crawling!

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First I headed to the alumni and faculty photography auction reception at the Academy of Art University gallery. Of course, I was amazed at the diversity of style the pieces had to offer, but I was pleasantly surprised to see how much interest the community had in the artists and their pieces—many of the artists were constantly surrounded by curious guests.

Even though there was barely room to shuffle through the crowd, I managed to catch up with photography alum Rebecca Daniels (pictured below, far right) who captured a unique and hauntingly sculptural photograph of Gaudi’s architecture in Barcelona, which was going to be auctioned off later
that weekend.

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There seems to be something a little funky going on with my camera… or maybe I’m just not born for photography :/….

I decided to continue my art crawl and go on to the opening reception for Kate Eric at the Frey Norris Gallery. When I got there, I was surprised to see that it was a “young and hip” crowd. The exhibition, entitled Bug War Over Two Blue Mountain, had an ironically aquatic influence – and is definitely worth a visit.

I felt that I had procrastinated enough. It was time for some late-night college food (a McChicken followed by half a pizza) and back to homework with the rest of the student population.

Sigh.

Written by: Kalla Vieaux

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