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A.S. Graphic Studio and Triton Fest Present: Make Art

Make Art is AS Graphic Studio’s 10 year anniversary celebration! The event is an interactive celebration of arts, held in conjunction with Triton Fest! With six interactive room installations, film screening, music, food, and art, Make Art invites you to join in on the imagination and innovation that has grown Graphic Studio to what it is today.


Free for current UC San Diego undergraduate and graduate students with student ID. Entry wristbands available at the Triton Fest Registration tent on Library Walk beginning at 8:00 pm.

Jan. 25, 2019
8 pm – Midnight
Library Walk

Jan. 26, 2019
1 – 3:30 pm
Library Walk
Art Installations (Only)


Make Art map

Art Installations

Enter the world and imagination of the AS Graphic Studio:

Welcome to the sweet suite

Enter the world of AS Graphic Studio, starting with a sweet treat.

Dreaming of ten years of poster-bilities

Explore ASGS art and event posters from 2008 - 2018

All buttoned up

Take a button, leave a button

Completely unbearable

Enter the natural habitat of our beloved Bear Garden bears.

Save the babies

Our detective needs your help to find our missing Sun God Babies. You have five minutes to solve the clues with your team. If you beat the clock, you will escape with a special edition Sun God Baby to be used this Spring 2019.

Loungin’ around

Check out the history of Sun God and AS Graphic Studio and capture a photo opp with Fluffy.

Maker's Row

Meet ASCE Bear AS Concerts & Events

Silent Disco University Centers

Origami Origami Folders

Health & Safety Student Health Advocates

Exquisite Corpse & Cut Paper Portraits Lori Mitchell, April Mitchell

Block Printmaking UC San Diego Extension (open until 10 pm)

Portraits & Hand Lettering Uyen Tran

Projection Mapping ICAM Student Association

Dating App Makeover Adwave

Design Your Own Apparel Triton Outfitters

Photo Booth KSDT Radio

Video Storytelling Triton Television

Bracelet Making Student Foundation

Songs from Hairspray Muir Musical

Photography & Zine SNAP

Decorate Your Own Mug The Zone (Located in PC Plaza, Open until 10 pm)


Free BBQ from Ranchwood BBQ

Film Screening

Kusama: Infinity

Screening and Conversation with Director Heather Lenz

Doors 8:30 pm
Screening 9:00 pm
Conversation Heather Lenz (Director, Producer, Writer) with Amy Adler (Visual Arts Professor and Chair)
Location Price Center Theatre, UC San Diego

Presented by A.S. Graphic Studio & UCSD Triton Fest with support from Visual Arts |

Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame impossible odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. For decades, her work pushed boundaries that often alienated her from both her peers and those in power in the art world. Kusama was an underdog with everything stacked against her: the trauma of growing up in Japan during World War II, life in a dysfunctional family that discouraged her creative ambitions, sexism and racism in the art establishment, mental illness in a culture where that was particularly shameful and even continuing to pursue and be devoted to her art full time on the cusp of her 90s. In spite of it all, Kusama has endured and has created a legacy of artwork that spans the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation art, performance art, poetry and literary fiction. After working as an artist for over six decades, people around the globe are experiencing her installation Infinity Mirrored Rooms in record numbers, as Kusama continues to create new work every day.

HEATHER LENZ – Director/Writer/Producer

Director, Writer, and Producer Heather Lenz is passionate about documentaries and biography films. She is drawn to stories about people with creative minds who have not walked the beaten path, such as artists, scientists, and environmentalists. She is also interested in strong female characters, subcultures, and social issues – particularly environmental issues and public health issues. Her first short documentary, about a bicycle inventor, Back to Back, was nominated for a student Academy Award and screened in film festivals worldwide. Lenz recently finished her first feature film, KUSAMA: INFINITY, about artist Yayoi Kusama’s obstacles overcoming sexism, racism, and mental illness on her path to becoming the top selling female artist in the world. The film premiered at Sundance in January of 2018 and was acquired by Magnolia who released it theatrically in the US on September 7, 2018. (The film also has world-wide distribution.) Lenz earned her MFA in Cinematic Arts from USC. She also has undergraduate degrees in Art History and Fine Arts and completed a certificate program in Permaculture (sustainable agriculture) at The Ecology Center.

Amy Adler

Amy Adler is Professor and Chair of the Visual Arts Department at the University of California San Diego where she has been teaching since 2004. She graduated with a BFA from Cooper Union and received an MFA in Visual Art from UCLA and an MFA in Cinematic Arts from USC. As an artist and filmmaker, she has had one person shows at museums and galleries worldwide. Adler’s work is included in several permanent collections including The Broad Foundation, Los Angeles, The UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles and The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. To view her work please visit


Viet Mai, '03

Viet Mai, '03

Viet Mai, '03

Viet Mai was born in San Diego, grew up in Serra Mesa, went to Kearny High School and later completed his BA in Math-Computer Science at the University of California, San Diego. He has experienced firsthand what it means to live in America’s Finest City and learned early on to celebrate the diversity it has to offer.

While a student at UCSD, Viet started working as a tutor and mentor for the Early Academic Outreach Program, where he found his passion working with young people to help them realize their potential. He even found his own voice through spoken word poetry, and has since been presenting his craft to vast audiences of students, educators, and communities at large. Through poetry and education, Mr. Viet has connected with community leaders throughout San Diego and other cities to inspire young people, promote civic engagement, celebrate art and culture, and elevate social consciousness. Highlights include:

  • 2017 National Poetry Slam Championship, San Diego PoetrySLAM Team
  • 2016 Award of Merit, California Association of Teachers of English
  • 2015 Special Commendation, The City of San Diego Race and Human Relations Commission
  • 2014 Facilitator of the Year, Aaron Price Fellows Program

Mr. Viet currently serves as a Program Facilitator with the Village of Promise Collective Mentoring Program, and as an Independent Consultant, specializing in Education, Data Analysis, and Community Development. In addition, he devoutly continues to edutain his audience as a Public Speaker, Host, and Spoken Word Artist.

Jzov Stith-Gambles

Jzov Stith-Gambles

Jzov Stith-Gambles

Jzov Najea is a third year student at UC San Diego majoring in Political Science, minoring in African American Studies and conducting research within the Education Studies Department that addresses the criminalization of Black girls in U.S schools. In addition to being a scholar, Jzov is a poet and spoken word artist currently working on her first poetry book set to be released next Summer. Although, Jzov has used writing as a form of reflection and healing for most of her life she recently stepped into the art of spoken word 3 years ago and has been elevating within the craft ever since. In fact, this month she competed in her first poetry slam competition in San Diego. Jzov defines herself as a creative visionary who is focused on fulfilling her purpose through traveling, writing, meeting new people, and conquering her fears. For more on Jzov and her poetry check out her instagram: @jemapellejzov

Muir Musical

Muir Musical

Muir Musical

The Muir Musical Ensemble is dedicated to developing exciting, innovative, and quality musical theatre experiences at UC San Diego, in a community that supports individual and artistic growth amongst all who are involved.

Recently honored as the 2018 Outstanding Student Organization of the Year at UC San Diego, Muir Musical strives to produce Broadway-scale musicals on an annual basis as an entirely student-run organization.

Muir Musical is proud to be the largest student-directed and produced musical theatre event on campus, comprised of over 70 students per year between all areas of the musical: cast, crew, production team, and orchestra. It is through the work of so many talented, passionate students that the "Muir Musical Experience" can continue to be a staple of so many students' college experiences at UC San Diego.




The DJs and Vinylphiles Club at UCSD, or DVC, was created as a source of support and information for electronic music and all forms of its expression. DVC is dedicated to training members in the arts of DJing, mixing, music production, and promotion. Members are able to experience almost every level of DJ culture by participation in organizing events on campus. These events serve not only to display members’ talent and dedication, but also to entertain, educate, and interact with an audience—the students of UCSD. DVC’s main focus is, and will always be, the enjoyment of music.

DJ Shneaky

DJ Shneaky

DJ Shneaky

This socially conscious MC spent four years at UC San Diego honing his skills in performance and event management while earning degrees in History and the Study of Religion. A ball of raw energy on the microphone, SHNEAKY is a versatile artist who raps over a wide range of music from sample beats to a live rocking band, trap to boom bap, and has begun producing his own tracks based on his eclectic taste of music. His words and his delivery are drenched in emotion whether rapping about being pinned underneath a semi-truck or searching for himself in all the wrong places, his style rings true. In a time when people have access to infinite amounts of music, SHNEAKY reminds us that honest artistry reaches a deeper chord within all of us. His delivery can be likened to a boxer throwing haymakers in a title fight; the poetry leaves you staggering.


Thank you to our sponsors

Associated Students Student Affairs: Student Life Arts and Humanities: Visual Arts University Centers Hudson Printing KIND


Make Art is looking for volunteers! The first 50 volunteers will receive a Make Art prize pack in thanks for their support. Sign up today to be part of the creative and quirky force behind this celebration of art at