New Mexico Studio Summer 2012 Info Session

Presented by the Office of Special Programs
March 6, 2012, 3:00–4:00 pm

San Francisco campus, Graduate Center: GC3

Contact: Carol Pitts,, 510.594.3732
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Lama Mountain Ranch / Sustainability through Creative Practice
Information Session with Jeff Gibson

A visiting artist at CCA last year, Jeffrey Gibson presently resides in New York. This summer course provides students with a special opportunity to work with Gibson in an extraordinary venue. Gibson will only be on the CCA campus Monday and Tuesday, March 5 and 6, to meet with interested students (Monday info session to be determined).

This course is a collaboration with Herekeke, a nonprofit arts organization located on a private ranch in the remote community of Lama, New Mexico, 20 miles north of Taos. Students read about -- and join in daily group discussions of -- visions and histories of various forms of utopian communities, while also exploring histories of failed utopias and theories of dystopia.

In addition, students spend time drawing and gathering materials to create site-specific and site-responsive works. The course is structured for students to pursue both an interdisciplinary studio practice, while also taking part in a critical thinking seminar atmosphere -- but over a campfire in the mountains of Northern New Mexico under a magnificent sky!


Undergraduates: Completion of sophomore level by summer 2012 and instructor approval
Graduates: instructor approval

Course Satisfies
For undergraduates, this course satisfies a Studio Elective, Upper Division Interdisciplinary Studio, or Interdisciplinary Critique.

For graduates, this course satisfies a gradwide elective, Fine Arts seminar, or Studio Practice.