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Posters for Global Social Change

November 14, 2012 7:30 pm

Room: East 1
1111 Eighth Street (at 16th Street)

Omar Vulpinari is chair of expanded media (visual communication, interaction, and online experience, video, sound), and head of visual communication at Fabrica, the Benetton Group research center founded by Luciano Benetton and Oliviero Toscani.

Vulpinari's work focuses on communication design projects with NGOs for transnational social impact and local community service codesign initiatives.

Vulpinari has been creative director on projects for UNWHO, UNICEF, UNESCO, The World Bank, Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, Witness, Amnesty International, Reporters Without Borders, Teachers Without Borders, Instituto Terra, INAIL, AVIS, ArteFiera, Istituto Luce, the New Yorker magazine, Walrus magazine, Flash Art magazine, Design Issues - MIT Press Journal, Electa, Cult TV - Fox International, Samsung, and United Colors of Benetton.

Fabrica’s work under his creative direction has been featured in major international media and dedicated exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou Paris, La Triennale Milan, Red October Moscow, Shanghai Art Museum, Shiodomeitalia Creative Centre Tokyo, GGG Gallery Tokyo, DDD Gallery Osaka, ZeroOne Design Centre Seoul, MAK Vienna, and MACRO Rome.

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

November 14, 2012 7:00 pm

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Katie Hood Morgan is the assistant curator for When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes. She is also the director of the Adobe Books Backroom Gallery. Morgan received her MA in curatorial practice from CCA in 2010, and her BA in the history of art and visual culture from UC Santa Cruz. Morgan has worked with institutions such as the Oakland Museum of California, the de Young Museum in San Francisco, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Massachusetts Contemporary Museum of Art.

Small Talks is a mini lecture series held every Wednesday at the CCA Wattis Institute. The intent is to prompt dialogue and connect the artistic practices and research concerns of CCA faculty with the themes of the exhibition When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes. Small Talks are one hour in duration.

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.

November 14, 2012, 7:00–9:00 pm

Florence and Leo B. Helzel Boardroom, San Francisco Campus
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1111 8th Street
San Francisco, CA
94107

Please join us on the CCA campus in San Francisco for an in-depth look at our Graduate Program in Fine Arts. Interim Chair Maria Porges and graduate faculty will present the curriculum, requirements for admission, and what to expect as a student at CCA.

Note: Due to the limited schedule of the evening’s presentation, we invite prospective students that are interested in a portfolio review to schedule a separate appointment with the graduate admissions office on another day.

For more information please email graduateprograms@cca.edu

Presented as part of the Film Program's Cinema Visionaries series

November 14, 2012, 7:00–9:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public
More info: Brook Hinton at bhinton@cca.edu or film@cca.edu

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The CCA Film Program's Cinema Visionaries Lecture Series presents a special performance lecture by legendary filmmaker Barbara Hammer, a pioneer of LGBT cinema and one of contemporary cinema's most important and fearless chroniclers of hidden histories of marginalized peoples.

Hammer will present "Incorporating The Lesbian Museum and The Hidden Hammer," a performance lecture that examines hidden queer histories and Hammer's own creative process through which she "queers space and time with performative strategies and object making, often challenging the viewer to enter her space and make work with her."

Visit Barbara Hammer's website for additional information »

The Cinema Visionaries series is made possible through funding generously provided by Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein.

November 14, 2012, 7:00–8:30 pm
East 2

Please rsvp at ixd@cca.edu

Do you want to impact the next generation of designers? Learn about the Interaction Design Program and how to get involved.

Design and Craft Lecture Series

November 14, 2012 7:00 pm

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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Info: 415.551.9293 or designandcraft@cca.edu

Anthea Black is a Canadian artist, writer, and cultural worker. Her works in print, textiles, performance, and video focus on setting a stage for collaborative encounters and inserting intimate gestures into public spaces. Her recent exhibitions include How We Do It (at Artlab Gallery, London, Ontario), Queer Survival Campout Snowcave (at Neutral Ground, Regina, Saskatchewan), and PopSex! Responses to the History of Sexual Science (at Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, Alberta). She has circulated collaborative print editions in cities across North America as part of her ongoing artist-curatorial project Looking for love in all the wrong places. Her writings have appeared in numerous publications, including The Craft Reader (2010) and Extra/ordinary: Craft and Contemporary Art (2011). She has presented the work of more than 120 artists in her roles as director of Stride Gallery, board president of M:ST Performative Art Festival, and assistant curator at Illingworth Kerr Gallery (all in Calgary, Alberta).

The Design and Craft Lecture Series is funded by the Wornick Endowment Fund.

November 14, 2012, 6:00–7:00 pm

Are you unable to visit our campus this fall? Join us online for a virtual information session!

This presentation will inform you about our undergraduate academic programs, admission requirements, portfolio preparation, financing your education, and campus life. You will also be able to speak with an enrollment counselor.

All sessions take place Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m.

Please RSVP to join us online! A link with a login and password to the Virtual Information Session will be sent to the email address indicated on the RSVP prior to the event.

Sessions offered

September 12, 2012
October 10, 2012
November 14, 2012
December 5, 2012
January 16, 2013
February 13, 2013
March 20, 2013
March 27, 2013
April 3, 2013

November 14, 2012, 5:00–6:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to CCA community only
Visit center.cca.edu/impact

Contact: rwolfe@cca.edu

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.

November 14, 2012, 3:15–3:45 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Room 101
Free and open to CCA community only

More info: Office of Special Programs, Carol Pitts, cpitts@cca.edu, 510.594.3732

CCA SUMMER STUDY ABROAD 2013

ITALY Interdisciplinary Studio: Art & Contemporary Culture
Rome/Ravenna/Venice: 55th Venice Biennale
Information Session with Mariella Poli

Alternative information session: Oakland campus, B Building 5: Tuesday, November 20, 3:15–3:45 p.m.

Rich in history and culture and with a singular place in the development of Western art, Italy offers unique perspectives to all students of the arts. This interdisciplinary course examines Italian art, culture, and every day life from the Renaissance to present day, while providing students with the opportunity to work in the medium of their choice.

For summer 2013, students conclude the course with six days experiencing the Venice Biennale in-depth.

Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore year and instructor approval

For undergraduates, this course satisfies a studio elective, 3 credits of the Visual Studies requirement, or an Upper Division Interdisciplinary studio requirement.

For graduates, this course satisfies a gradwide elective.

November 13–17, 2012

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

November 13–17, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 14, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Work from Aaron Terry's Digital Print and Mixed Media Class

November 13–17, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 14, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Sculpture

November 13–17, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 14, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

November 13–17, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Nov. 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; also Wed. until 7:30 p.m.
Info: isap@cca.edu

With more than 4,000 languages being spoken around the world, the possible ways of communicating are varied and endless. Yet artistic expression remains universal, transcending the borders of spoken language. Fusions celebrates art in many languages, featuring the work of CCA's current international exchange and degree-seeking students, as well as CCA students who have studied abroad as part of the spring 2012 exchange program.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

November 12–17, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, November 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

November 12–17, 2012

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 14, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

November 12–17, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, November 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

November 12–16, 2012

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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<p><strong>Reception: Tues., Nov. 13, 6-8 p.m.</strong><br />
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.<br />
Info: 415.551.9330 or <a href="mailto:pzahedani@cca.edu">pzahedani@cca.edu</a></p>

November 12–16, 2012

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Contact: Coordinator of Community Support Joyna Heinz at 415.551.9268 or jheinz@cca.edu

Download the International Education Week schedule »

A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to recognize the global exchange environment between the United States and other countries, International Education Week (IEW) is a celebration and promotion of international education and exchange.

Since 2000 IEW has been an annual nationwide celebration that focuses on the importance of increasing knowledge and awareness of the world’s cultures among students and the wider campus community.

For members of the CCA community, we hope International Education Week will be an opportunity for you to learn something new, discover international opportunities in your program such as studying abroad which allows students to experience different cultural events.

The Office of International Student Affairs and Programs (ISAP) organizes specific events to celebrate international diversity here at CCA. Learn more about how to participate »](/news/2012/03/20/2012-international-education-week)

Propose an event for International Education Week!

Please call the Coordinator of Community Support Joyna Heinz at 415.551.9268 if you have questions about your proposed event.

Presented by the Office of International Student Affairs and Programs
Oakland: B Building, 2nd Floor
San Francisco: 80 Carolina, Student Affairs Suite
Visit us online: www.cca.edu/students/isap

November 9–16, 2012
Glass and ceramic sale at CCAC 1968. (l to r: Art Nelson, Bill Pickerall, four unidentified, Ruth Tamura, Mary White)

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Fri., Nov. 9, 6-8 p.m.
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. (closed Wed. mornings)
Info: 510.594.3626 or ptraylor@cca.edu

See images of the Glass Program Alumni Exhibition »

This year marks the Golden Jubilee of the American Studio Glass art movement. Fifty years ago, in 1962, the seminal workshops that sparked it were organized by Harvey Littleton at the Toledo Museum of Art. He also started the first hot glass program at an American university, and several of his students went on to form glass programs at universities around the country.

Glass education at CCA was founded by one of these pioneers, Marvin Lipofsky, in 1967. CCA has been an integral part of the movement for decades, educating many of the artists who have risen to prominence since.

CCA celebrates this historically significant year with this exhibition of works in glass by alumni of the college, curated by Maria Porges.

On November 10-11, the Crucible, a nonprofit industrial arts educational facility located in Oakland, hosts a related conference with demonstrations, presenters, and panel discussions.

From October 27 through March 24, 2013, the Oakland Museum of California presents a special exhibition of approximately 35 works, Playing With Fire: Artists of the California Glass Movement, which will include many CCA faculty and alumni. It is one of more than 120 museums nationwide presenting a special glass exhibition this year.

See also California Glass Studio »

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.