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Presented by the Writers Series (MFA Program in Writing)

November 2, 2012, 3:30–5:00 pm

Writers’ Studio, San Francisco Campus
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195 De Haro at 15th Street
Free and open to the public

More info: David Morini, dmorini@cca.edu or 415.551.9237

CCA's Writers Series is open to the public and hosted by the MFA Program in Writing. Featured events also comprise the Friday Seminar course requirement for MFA Writing candidates.

About Michael Nye

Michael Nye is the author of Strategies Against Extinction, his debut short-story collection, which will be available from Queen’s Ferry Press in October 2012.

Nye was born and raised in Cincinnati. He attended the Ohio State University, where he graduated with a bachelor of art in English as well as the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where he earned his master’s in fine arts in creative writing.

Nye’s stories have appeared in Boulevard, Crab Orchard Review, New South, Red Cedar Review, Sou’wester, and South Dakota Review, among many others.

His work has been a finalist for the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in fiction and nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Currently Nye is at work on new stories and a novel. He lives in the Midwest and works as the managing editor of the Missouri Review.

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About Opal Palmer Adisa

Jamaica-born Opal Palmer Adisa, PhD, is a sought-after speaker who has lectured throughout the United States, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Germany, England, and Prague. She's an award-winning poet and prose writer with 14 titles to her credit, including the novel, It Begins With Tears (1997) that Rick Ayers proclaimed as one of the most motivational works for young adults.

She has been a resident artist in internationally acclaimed residencies such as Bi-National Fulbright Institute (Egypt), Sacatar Institute (Brazil), and Headlands Center for the Arts (California). Dr. Adisa’s work has been reviewed by Ishmael Reed, Al Young, and Alice Walker (The Color Purple), who described her work as “solid, visceral, important stories written with integrity and love.”

Dr. Adisa's poetry, stories, essays, and articles on a wide range of subjects have been collected in over 400 journals, anthologies, and other publications, including Essence magazine. She has also conducted workshops in elementary through high school, museums, churches, and community centers as well as in prison and juvenile centers.

Dr. Adisa's latest novel is Painting Away Regrets (Peepal Tree Press, 2011) and Caribbean Erotic (2010) is an anthology of poetry prose and essays she coedited.

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Senior Exhibition — Textiles

October 30–November 3, 2012
Marisa de la Peña

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 31, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Work from the Jewelry/Metal Arts Program

October 30–November 3, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 31, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Works by Michael Bucci, James Sinclair and Graham Holoch

October 30–November 3, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 31, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Jewelry/Metal Arts

October 30–November 3, 2012

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 31, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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October 30–November 3, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Travis McFlynne and Friends
Sculpture Show

Reception: Wednesday, October 31, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

October 29–November 3, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, October 30, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

October 29–November 3, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, October 30, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

October 29–November 7, 2012

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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October 29–November 2, 2012

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Mon., Oct. 29, 6-8 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Info: 415.551.9330 or mjones@cca.edu

Join us to celebrate and view works by junior-level Illustration students.

October 28–November 2, 2012

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Fri., Nov. 2, 6-8 p.m.
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Info: 415.703.9563 or vdelrosario@cca.edu

Works by CCA faculty and alumni featured in the book Just Design: Socially Conscious Design for Critical Causes, by Graphic Design faculty member Christopher Simmons.

For many designers, doing good work that also does good in the world is an essential part of their ethos. Just Design celebrates and explores this increasingly critical aspect of design by showcasing a diverse collection of inspiring projects, people, and causes. Featured designers include Doug Akagi, Bob Aufuldish, Eric Heiman, Ellen Keith (alum), JP Kelly (alum), Janet Lai (alum), Serah Mead (alum), Jeremy Mende, Christopher Simmons, Michael Vanderbyl, Robyn Waxman (alum) and Cinthia Wen.

Presented by the Graphic Design Program.

October 4–November 2, 2012

Alter Space, 1158 Howard Street, San Francisco

Reception: Fri., Oct. 5, 6-9 p.m.
Hours: Thur.-Sat., 1-6 p.m.
Info: alterspace.co/calendar

The Individualized Major Program presents an interdisciplinary exhibition of ideas about other places, getting lost, wandering, and the possibility that the wrong place is exactly where we need to be. Behold souvenirs and wonders from distant lands: distant in time, distant in space, and existing only in the mind.

The participating artists transform the gallery space into a giant cabinet of marvels including dioramas, films, and fantastic tales chronicling the thousand realms of wonder that lie beyond our familiar experience: the New World, the Old World, outer space, alternative versions of the everyday world, flights of fancy, and places you’ve never been.

Presented by CCA Wattis Institute

September 13–December 1, 2012

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Thurs., Sept. 13, 7-9 p.m. (RSVP for the reception at rsvp@cca.edu)
Hours: Tues.-Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Info: 415.551.9210 or www.wattis.org

The legendary exhibition Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form, presented in 1969 at Kunsthalle Bern, Germany, has been exhaustively discussed, researched, and examined. It has inspired essays, books, conferences . . . and now, at the CCA Wattis Institute, another exhibition.

In September 2012, Wattis director Jens Hoffmann will tackle the history and the myths surrounding When Attitudes Become Form with a new “sequel” exhibition, When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes.

The original show, curated by Harald Szeemann, featured 69 conceptual artists working in fields known today as post-Minimalism, Arte Povera, Land art, and beyond. The Wattis exhibition will feature more than 80 artists, all working within the legacy of Conceptual art, including the following:

Simon Fujiwara
Claire Fontaine
Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla
Abraham Cruzvillegas
Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset
Ryan Gander
Walead Beshty
Renata Lucas
Adriana Lara
Carey Young

The show will also bring together archival material, floor plans, installation images, and ephemera from the 1969 show.

Generous support for When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes provided by C. Ross Sappenfield and Laura Brugger, Robin Wright and Ian Reeves, and Laura and Joe Sweeney.

Founding support for CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts programs has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy and Bill Timken. General support for the Wattis Institute provided by the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, Ann Hatch and Paul Discoe, and the CCA Curator’s Forum.

September 4, 2012–May 10, 2013
Touring the Social Imaginary

CATALYSTRANSIT is a project organized by Ana Labastida, circulating through the Bay Area’s Casual Carpool from Fruitvale Avenue in Oakland to Fremont Street in San Francisco, that questions how we interpret the mundane moments during commutes.

To participate, or for more information, visit www.catalystransit.com.

This project is part of Touring the Social Imaginary, a series of exhibitions and participatory, public programs across the Bay Area organized by PLAySPACE, that map the social imaginary using research-intensive processes to ask questions about places and the people that inhabit them.

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About PLAySPACE

PLAySPACE, The Paulette Long and Shepard Pollack Art Community Experiment, is a graduate student-run exhibition program. It provides the resources for student curators to conceptualize and present programming that is especially appropriate for, and oriented toward, the academic community.

This programming is presented in various venues and locations throughout the community.