This Is EcoTap Project Space

October 4–8, 2010
Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus

Lecture: Wed., Oct. 6, 5–7 p.m.
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.–noon and 1–4:30 p.m. (closed Wed. mornings)

This event, organized by the First Year Program at CCA, brings curriculum, faculty, and the public together into a single "project space." The focus is on the intersection of environmental awareness, sustainable practices, diversity, and political and sociocultural issues. All are welcome to partake in this opportunity to get out of the classroom, interact, build community, and explore different approaches to the theme. Faculty and visiting artists are encouraged to contribute media, presentations, and collaborative projects of all kinds.

The renowned artist Mildred Howard will be the lead artist for the space. Mildred will "curate" and reorganize students' works throughout the week, directing the aesthetic of the space as she recognizes relationships among the incoming works. Each day she will lead discussions and host guest artists and activists who will interact with students as we welcome CCA's newest artists, designers, architects, writers, and scholars.

Mildred will moderate a conversation titled "Mapping and the Global Environmental Crisis" on Wednesday, October 6, from 5-7 p.m. The guest panelists will be Amalia Mesa-Bains, Lynda Grose, Su-Chen Hung, and Susan Schwartzenberg.

An accompanying "teach-in" series takes place through Oct. 12.

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