Artist Features


Gypsy jazz the perfect soundtrack for stop-motion

It will be a night you won’t want to miss as the Hot Club of San Francisco presents Cinema Vivant on Sept. 18, at the Haugh Performing Arts Center opening for the Gumby Fest. Cinema Vivant features stop-motion animation from Ladislaw Starewicz a European filmmaker considered to be the head of the stop-motion animation movement…


Animating with the heart of a ‘Champ’

Passion comes in all shapes, sizes and clay. For music major Peter Zavala, stop-motion animation, specifically Claymation, has been a secret interest. Zavala’s stop-motion feature will be the only student film entered in the national competition during the upcoming Gumby Fest hosted by Citrus College on Sept. 18, 19 and 20. Stop-motion involves manipulation of…


Retiring music professor prepares for changes

Changes. This is the word jazz musicians say to one another when they want to engage in an impromptu jam session. After 18 years of service at Citrus College, professor of music Alexander Galvan is making a career change. On June 14, at the end of the 2015 spring semester, his full time faculty status…