Faculty Exhibition: Making ( ) that Matters

September 3–October 15, 2014
Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus

Free and open to the public (now extended through October 15!)
Opening Reception: Wed., Sept. 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: Mon.-Fri.,10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wed., 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
More info: Dustin Smith, dsmith4@cca.edu, 510.594.3650

Curator: Mara Holt Skov, adjunct professor, Graduate Program in Design / Industrial Design, curriculum committee chair

Added: During the three-week exhibition, in order explore the meaning of our making even further, we will offer three moderated, two-person informal conversations with exhibiting faculty artists who will discuss their work:

Wednesdays: September 10, 17 & 24 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Faculty members at CCA, from long-time tenured professors to visiting lecturers, recognize that from our teaching practice to our individual creative pursuits, we are grounded in making visible and tangible what it means to be alive in the present moment.

See the list of participating faculty »

And as such we are individually and collectively committed to “making art that matters” or craft or design or prose or poetry or performance or iterations or investigations or interventions or _______ (you fill in the blank) that matters.

Making (  ) that Matters

From the macro to the micro level, Making (  ) that Matters is an essential component of CCA. We see this in faculty working in every media and at all levels of the college -- from the First Year Program through to our graduate programs -- whose work has wider social, political, environmental implications, and impacts.

Though our work might reach broad audiences through physical or digital means, we also recognize that making art that matters doesn’t mean we need to reach a huge audience.

Meaning can also be defined in more humble ways. Even challenging and satisfying yourself is reason enough to put forth creative effort to make something.

Themes will revolve around (but not be limited to) social justice, environmental responsibility, interpersonal connections, cultivating innovation, and community engagement.