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News: Lancer Spotlight: Thoughts, Images, and Artistic Impressions From PCC Art Student Jillian Bak in Florence

Art Student Jillian Bak

Pasadena, Calif. - Welcome to the inaugural series, Lancer Spotlight, featuring PCC students in action. The series begins with Pasadena City College art student Jillian Bak.  Bak has written and shared her experience from the past three months as an art student in Florence, Italy.  

"As I reflect on the incredible experiences I have had the past three months, I have recognized the overwhelming amount of artistic knowledge that I have accumulated.  I have studied in the heart of Florence, one of the most important historic centers to the art community.  I have witnessed the beautiful cities of Sienna, San Gimignano, Pisa, and Lucca.  I have visited the endless vaults of historic beauty in Rome, experienced the modern art of Venice, and explored countless Florentine museums and artistic monuments all in three months time.  Being an aspiring artist, this trip significantly increased not only my appreciation for art, but my interest in pursuing new aspects of it.  In class, we have discussed art in several new perspectives that have triggered my interest in discovering what aspects I am truly passionate about.  Art isn't simply in painting, drawing, sculpture, or music; art is now an ever present part of our everyday lives.  I cannot wait to explore these new options and I look forward to my future as a more cultured, artistic, and spirited individual thanks to this Italian excursion and everyone involved in it."

Release Date: 12/08/2013
Contact: Dr. Valerie Wardlaw , Interim Director, Public Relations
Phone: (626) 585-7468
Email: vxwardlaw@pasadena.edu