Thank you for visiting our Fresno State employee art showcase, Multiverse. This is our first time hosting this event and we are so excited to bring to you this
online exhibit highlighting the creativity of some of our staff and faculty campus-wide.
There are eighteen (18) artists and a total of forty-seven (47) artworks for this year’s showcase. We are very proud of these artists and will be looking forward to continuing this event for years to come.
Enjoy the artwork!
Staff Assembly Executive Committee and
The Department of Art and Design
In 2018, Martín Valencia, the Chair of the Department of Art and Design had presented me with his idea of organizing a showcase of artwork created by our Fresno State employees. One stipulation was that NO faculty or staff from our department (Art and Design) would be included. Martín thought this would be a great opportunity to showcase the creativity of the employees beyond our department. While we knew this would be a great event, we needed help publicizing this showcase to get the word out to as many interested Fresno State faculty and staff participants as possible.
The Staff Assembly Executive Committee assisted us in moving forward with this project and they have done a phenomenal job! While our original plan was to host the event on campus inside the Phebe Conley Gallery, plans changed and we immediately switched gears working on a virtual online exhibit and reception. With our combined support, we are grateful to put on this event and website featuring such incredible artwork. I feel fortunate to have been part of this project and to have worked with such an amazing team.
The Department of Art and Design would like to especially thank Crystal Quintero, Belinda Munoz, Amilia Henkel, Dannielle Rodriguez and Chris Cruz for their help in bringing this event together. In addition, we would like to thank our university president, Joseph I. Castro, and our provost Dr. Saúl
Jiménez-Sandoval for their support and participation in the reception. We would also like to thank the Fresno State Winery for their contribution.
Phebe Conley Gallery
Thank You To Our Participating Artists
GABRIEL B. GATCHALIAN
CAREEN STACH WONG
Thank You To Our Musicians
Thanks to Jose ElaGarza from the Music Department in creating the soundtrack for the video.
Mr. Patrick Contreras was born and raised in Fresno Patrick Contreras has branded his unique style of violin playing with influences of Blues, EDM, Rock and Hip Hop to become Fresno's most popular musician and regularly sells out clubs and theaters. Patrick thrills audiences wherever he goes with his original music and explosive interpretations of Jimi Hendrix, Led Zepplin and Carlos Santana.
The future is bright for Patrick and only growing brighter! Look for releases in the acoustic and hip hop genres and a soon to be released video of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow"
Patrick can be booked for private parties and events. For more information check out his website at https://patrickcontreras.com/ or his instagram handle Violin On Fire.
Peyton Esraelian is currently attending California State University, Fresno, where she will obtain her Bachelor of Arts in Music, Music Education. Peyton has held the Principal Percussionist position with the Fresno State Symphony Orchestra and Fresno State Wind Orchestra since 2017. She has competed for several years in the Percussive Arts Society California-Chapter Competitive Festival, each year earning superior marks, and has won multiple performance categories in 2017 and 2019. Peyton has also taken part in festivals including the Fresno Summer Orchestra Academy, Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar, and the eighth installment of the International Katarzyna Mycka Marimba Academy. In 2019, Peyton performed as a participant of the Collegiate All-Star Percussion Ensemble at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.