Publish Date: 11-29-2012, 6:01 a.m.

The Crafton Hills College Anime and Manga Club is pleased to announce “Manga Mania,” an art exhibition featuring the Manga-inspired work of student artists.  On Tuesday, November 27, the exhibition opened at the gallery in the Finkelstein Performing Arts Center at Crafton Hills College

The art work featured in the exhibition is inspired by  Manga, a Japanese cartoon style.  The exhibition also includes the work of Computer Science student Alex Shaffer who presents a video game created for this exhibition, examining a history of super-heroes and characters leading to the Manga style. Art program students Justin Eaton and Janna Webb also provided on a demonstration on how to render a Manga character.

According to Snezana Petrovic, Professor of Art and Anime and Manga Club advisor, “the Manga Mania exhibition opens a dialogue between young artists  and audiences to exploring different approaches and styles in Anime/Manga as well giving an insight in possible departure  into other art styles and disciplines.”

Student artists  were supported by Petrovic and Aki Nakamura, Instructor of Japanese.  The opening reception also featured Japanese/ Manga inspired snacks and an awards presentation  by Rick Hogrefe, Dean of Arts and Sciences.

Award winners included Maritza Cruz (first place), Erika Jensen(second place) and Amanda Saenz (third place).  Janna Webb was recognized with the “Emerging Artist” award.

The exhibition will remain open until December 4.  An special exhibition of Shaffer’s game will be held on December 3 from noon until 3 p.m..  PAC Gallery hours Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m..

Manga Mania Flyer

Manga Mania Poster

 Erika Jensen's manga drawingAmanda Saenz's manga drawing

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