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Presented as part of the Grad Fine Arts Satellite Lecture Series

November 5, 2012 7:15 pm

Graduate Center, San Francisco Campus
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Room GC4

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Power, sacrifice, and survival are the underlying themes that connect Bovey Lee's art. These three motivations drive the tensions in her work, exploring the struggle between nature, rampant urbanization, and the ownership of natural resources.

Lee is a cut paper artist based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Born in Hong Kong and practicing Chinese calligraphy since the age of ten, she studied painting and drawing in her formative years and completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 1993, she came to the United States as a painter and earned her first Masters of Fine Arts degree at the University of California at Berkeley. She earned a second MFA in computer graphics and interactive media at Pratt Institute and relocated to Pittsburgh where she made her first cut paper work in 2005.

Her works have been exhibited at the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada; Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; Museum Bellerive, Zurich, Switzerland; National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK; Museum of Fine Arts, Beijing, China; Fukuoka Museum of Art, Japan; Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong; Museum Rijswijk, The Netherlands; among others. Selected awards and honors include The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Vira I. Heinz Endowment Fellowship, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award Nominee, Mid Career Artist, Asian American Arts Center, NY, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Pittsburgh, PA, Jack K. & Gertrude Murphy Fine Arts Fellowship, The San Francisco Foundation, CA, and the Urban Council Fine Arts Award, Hong Kong.

She is represented by Grotto Fine Art in Hong Kong and Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco.

Interior Design Lecture Series

November 5, 2012 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Trained as a designer/architect with an astute eye for design, Eve Blossom discovered a passion for the hand-woven textiles of Southeast Asia while spending two years restoring French villas in Vietnam.

During her travels throughout the region, she met master weavers, learned their stories, and was moved by their remarkable talents and spirit. Blossom seeks to empower these artisans through creating a viable economic engine that celebrates their spirit, talents and traditions, giving them a stable foundation for their future.

Lulan Artisans integrates Blossom's design sensibilities with her commitment to create social change. Blossom takes pride in Lulan's products and loves working closely with its partners: more than 650 weavers, spinners, dyers, and finishers in small workshops in Cambodia, India, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Lulan supports these artisans and their communities through paying sustainable wages, creating economic stability, growing local economies and assisting with other social benefits, as well as opening up new markets for their products.

Blossom received her MArch from Tulane University and has undertaken graduate studies in business administration.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

November 5–10, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, November 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

November 5–10, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, November 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

November 5, 2012, 3:00–4:00 pm

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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The IMPACT: Social Entrepreneurship Award Program funds interdisciplinary teams of CCA students to develop projects collaboratively with a community organization that address real-world needs.

Come to an IMPACT information session to learn more about what IMPACT is and how you can apply to receive $10,000 to implement a summer project.

Any student with enthusiasm for social change or a specific project idea is welcome.

Additional IMPACT Info Sessions

Wed., Nov. 7, 3-4 p.m. (OAK, A2 Café)
Thurs., Nov. 8, 6-7 p.m. (SF, Timken Hall)
Tues., Nov. 13, 6-7 p.m., (OAK, A2 Café)
Wed., Nov. 14, 5-6 p.m. (SF, Timken Hall)

October 29–November 7, 2012

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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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
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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

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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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.