Claire Grimes | Banner | Photos printed on sheets hange around the room that houses the More Dreamers of the Golden Dream exhibit, telling the story of generations of African-American and Mexican-American families that moved to Eastside Riverside.

New art exhibit opens at RAM

The Riverside Art Museum (RAM), located in the historic Mission Inn district of downtown Riverside, is now showing a revival of the 2013 exhibit More Dreamers of the Golden Dream by Susan Straight and Douglas McCulloh. The exhibit will run  from Oct. 7 to Jan. 2. The exhibit was created by Straight, prolific author and […]

Danielle Lutjens | Banner | Keely Berry, a local artist, painted a colorful mural on the back of Condron Coffee off Sunnyside Drive in Riverside.

Local artist uses Riverside community as inspiration

Through her love and appreciation for people, art and community, local artist Keely Berry turned her passions into a career through freelance painting, creating and coordinating spaces and events for people and artists to connect and gather together. Berry grew up in Riverside, surrounded by a lot of small businesses. She started her artistic career […]

Courtesy of Ruthy Alraei | Sara George, senior art therapy and fine arts double major, works on a ceramic mug.

Art proven to be therapeutic

Art is a discipline that is dynamic and subjective. However, scientists have been able to translate this complex subject into a quantitative form of therapy for many people. “As a form of clinical therapy, art therapy gives individuals a way of communicating traumatic or complex issues in another form when verbalization of these issues is […]

Alex Iannone | Banner | On the first Thursday of the month Riverside gives artist a chance to showcase their work to buyers.

Inspiration found at Riverside Arts Walk

Every first Thursday of the month, the Riverside Arts Council hosts a community event called the Riverside Arts Walk in Downtown Riverside from 6–9 p.m. The Riverside Arts Walk is a free event that consists of music, food and laughter as the community comes together to make lasting memories. Each artist works long hours to […]

Luc Stringer | Banner | A CBU student walks around the exhibition ‘Finding Beauty,’ admiring the featured photographs and displays by Raymond Alva, sophomore photography major.

Photography student showcases work

Raymond Alva unveiled his first ever solo photo exhibition, “Finding Beauty” on Jan. 18 at a California Baptist University studio space. Alva is a sophomore photography major at CBU who has been involved with photography since he was a freshman in high school.  Alva said he categorizes his photography style as “experimental portraiture” and has […]