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Expectation Vs Reality

Expectation Vs Reality

Sam Duque, Illustrator March 5, 2020

The man who created this exhibit, Eduardo Viramontes, has his own way of thinking about his art. “I always believed in myself, so I just kept making stuff no matter what people thought of my art,” Viramontes stated. “I wanted to make it for myself and I always want to just get better at what I do. It's nice to look back and see how far you've gotten and realizing all the things you've accomplished. It keeps me motivated too.”

Strawberry Fields: A Dedication Through Letters And Dramas

Jahzelle Ford and Leanna Bobadilla December 1, 2019

From Nov. 8th to the 27th, the Stay Gallery will have Eduardo Viramontes solo exhibition, Strawberry Fields: A Dedication Through Letters And Dramas on display. Viramontes comes from a Mexican family...



Vanessa Carlos, Illustrator October 16, 2019

The finished product can be seen after a little over a week of working on it.

Tape Murals

Jahzelle Ford and Leanna Bobadilla October 16, 2019

The last semester of the 2018-2019 school year was the first time Carbajal had assigned the tape murals, large pieces of art composed completely of tape, and will once again be assigning them. Her...

Enjoying computer design, Jermey Ortega, 12, is loving the class and bringing that love into Post-it art. Ortega along with three other students completed BMO, a cartoon character, “it was such a cool experience, we struggled to put it together but we overcame the challenge,” Ortega stated.

Post-It Art

Jaylene Cardona, Business Manager September 24, 2019

The artist behind the Love Letters exhibit, Maricela Avina, worked on her self-portrait and other paintings for 11 months before they could be displayed at the Stay Gallery on December 1st. “The love letter has kinda died where you’re physically writing a letter, now it's like a text or an email, so I think the love letter is very personal,” Avina said, “…and the whole back in the Victorian days were the wax seal was a very special way of sealing that letter; whoever broke it, that's who it was meant for.”

Stay Gallery Hosts “Love Letters”

Jasmine Fernandez, Editor-In-Chief December 21, 2018

As a part of the Stay Gallery’s artist-outreach program, Maricela Avina opened her exhibit titled “Love Letters” on Dec. 1 on the Gallery’s premises. Drawing from the physicality of a declaration...

A Future in The Arts

Nicole Alvarez, Editor In Chief December 14, 2018

Lights...Camera..Action! Theatre has been a way for individuals to express themselves for decades. All the way from Broadway to a high school theatre, people around the world are telling stories through...


Dennise Reynoso, Writer May 25, 2018

For several days in the last three weeks of April, students from Intermediate/Advanced Art have participated in the creation of their murals. The artwork was displayed outside the J-Building, in front...

Downey’s Post-it Contest Recreation

Vanessa Carrillo, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 9, 2018

'For the past two years students from Ms. Berumen, Mrs. Carbajal, Ms. Cordova, Mrs. Joest, Ms. Nikaj and Mrs. Puente have all been collaborating with each other every year in a post-it art show. Downey...

Stay Gallery Hosts Pop-Up Show with Female Entrepreneurs

Dennise Reynoso, Writer April 9, 2018

The Stay Gallery, Downey’s own local art gallery, recently hosted a pop-up shop on March 31, which was comprised of products made and sold by local female entrepreneurs. A variety of retailers were present,...

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