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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.

November 9, 2012, 6:00–8:00 pm

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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November 9, 2012, 12:00–6:00 pm

noon-4 p.m. (demonstration in the Glass Hot Shop); 4:30-5:45 p.m. (lecture in Nahl Hall)
Info: 510.594.3626 or ptraylor@cca.edu

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In conjunction with the Glass Alumni exhibition, the Glass Program hosts a demonstration and lecture by the Seattle-based artists (and married couple) Boyd Sugiki (Glass 1991) and Lisa Zerkowitz. See also twotonestudios.com and boydsugiki.com.

Boyd Sugiki

Sugiki was first introduced to glass in 1986 at Punahou High School in Honolulu, and he studied under Hugh Jenkins. He went on to receive a BFA from CCA and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design.

His work combines innovative glassblowing techniques with a modern approach to design. He creates sculptural and functional blown glass objects as well as two-dimensional works in paper. His functional works are finely crafted decorative objects that he hopes people will take pleasure in using.

The sculptural work is inspired by architecture he has seen during his world travels. Sugiki’s most recent body of work is reminiscent of architecture, and their groupings represent modern urban landscapes.

Lisa Zerkowitz

Zerkowitz is strongly influenced by the lush foliage of the Pacific Northwest and its stark contrast to her native Los Angeles. She has created bodies of work based on childhood memories, botanicals, and narratives. It combines printmaking and sculpture, using blown and cast glass, steel, ink, and bronze.

Zerkowitz holds a BA in studio art with an emphasis in printmaking from UC Santa Barbara and an MA from the Rhode Island School of Design.

She has traveled throughout the world for exhibitions, teaching opportunities, and visiting artist engagements.

The lecture, demonstration, and reception are underwritten by the Glass Alliance of Northern California.

(Photo: Jim Norrena)

November 7, 2012 5:30 pm

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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November 6–10, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Nov. 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; also Wed., 6-7:30 p.m.
Info: humanitiesandsciences@cca.edu or 510.597.3709

The Wasteland exhibition showcases works of architecture, art, design, and writing produced by students in our five "Waste Land" courses (Interior Design, Interaction Design, Diversity Studies, Sculpture, and Visual Studies during the fall 2012 semester.

For Wasteland, five instructors from across the college are thematizing issues around waste in their course, and inviting an “embedded scientist” to come into the studio to provide science instruction relevant to their course.

The Waste Land program aims to explore ways to meaningfully integrate science in art and design education.

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Lecture by Will Bakx: Can You Dig It? Compost and Mulch, from Waste to Resource »

November 30, 2012 6:30 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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6:30 p.m. reception; 7 p.m. panel discussion
Info: 415.703.9504 or ixd@cca.edu

In this panel design leaders of a variety of organizations will share with us their best practices around cross-disciplinary collaboration. Each panelist will share “behind the scenes” showcasing how their team structure and work environment enables successful team collaboration. The panel conversation is intended to lead us into a productive discussion about how collaborative structures enable breakthrough innovation.

The panel is hosted by Indhira Rojas, CCA faculty member and founder of Design Theorem. It features Anna Shaw, director of brand at Smart Design; Dani Malik, principal at Hot Studio; Caroline Wiryadinata, senior designer at Fitbit, and Celeste Prevost, designer at Square.

This is a great opportunity for students to learn what to expect once they enter their professional careers. What are the requirements for team collaboration? What can we practice today that will make us great team players?

November 30, 2012, 3:30–4:30 pm

Graduate Center, San Francisco Campus
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Room: GC7
Free and open to CCA students only

More info: Carol Pitts, cpitts@cca.edu, 510.594.3732

CCA Summer Study 2013
Instructor: Linda Geary

Spend three weeks in DUMBO in your own individual AICAD studio. This three–week New York studio course delves into interdisciplinary art practices with an emphasis on contemporary dialogues around painting. Using studio visits by New York artists as a base, the class structures its own discussions and projects around questions of new and traditional perspectives in painting.

Last year's visiting artists were Katie Bell, Jeff Gibson, Rachel Hayes, Hudson, Lauren Luloff, Kate Shepard, Wendy White, and William Wurtz.

Prerequisite
Undergraduates: Completion of sophomore year and instructor approval
Graduates: Instructor approval

For graduate students, the course satisfies a gradwide elective; for undergraduates, an interdisciplinary critique or studio elective.

November 29, 2012, 7:00–9:00 pm

Florence and Leo B. Helzel Boardroom, San Francisco Campus
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Please join us on the CCA campus in San Francisco for an in-depth look at our new MFA in Film. Brook Hinton, assistant chair of Film, will present information about the focus of the program and curriculum.

Info: graduateprograms@cca.edu

Presented by the Graphic Design and Illustration Programs

November 29, 2012 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Info: 415.551.9330 or pzahedani@cca.edu

Humorous and highly skilled, the letterer, illustrator, and designer Jessica Hische is best known for her personal projects, which include Daily Drop Cap and the Should I Work for Free flowchart.

She has been among Forbes magazine's "30 Under 30" in art and design as well as an ADC Young Gun and one of Print magazine's "New Visual Artists."

Presented by the Illustration and Graphic Design Programs.

Presented as part of the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program

November 29, 2012 7:00 pm
General Constand Viljoen and his wife at a rightwing meeting, Pretoria,1994

Phyllis Wattis Theater | San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) | 151 Third Street | San Francisco CA

Free and open to the public. (Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.)
More info: cbradley@cca.edu

David Goldblatt was born in 1930 in Randfontein, South Africa, and since the early 1960s he has devoted all of his time to photography. In 1989 Goldblatt founded the Market Photography Workshop in Johannesburg, with, he explains “the object of teaching visual literacy and photographic skills to young people, with particular emphasis on those disadvantaged by apartheid."

In 1998 he was the first South African to be given a one-person exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York. Goldblatt received an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts at the University of Cape Town in 2001. The same year a retrospective exhibition of his work, David Goldblatt Fifty-One Years, began a tour of galleries and museums around the world, travelling to New York, Barcelona, Rotterdam, Lisbon, Oxford, Brussels, Munich and Johannesburg.

He was one of the few South African artists to exhibit at Documenta 11 (2002) and Documenta 12 (2007) in Kassel, Germany. Goldblatt received an Honorary Doctorate of Literature from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2008.

He recently held solo exhibitions at the Jewish Museum (which travels to the South African Jewish Museum in October this year) and the New Museum, both in New York and is currently exhibiting alongside photographers such as Walker Evans and Bruce Nauman in The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today at MOMA.

Goldblatt’s photographs are in the collections of the South African National Gallery, Cape Town; the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and MoMA. He has published several books of his work. Goldblatt is the recipient of the 2006 Hasselblad award, the 2009 Henri Cartier-Bresson Award and was recently announced the 2010 Lucie Award Lifetime Achievement Honoree.

This lecture is presented in part by SFMOMA. Generous support for the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program is provided by the Pilara Foundation / Pier 24 and Randi & Bob Fisher. Additional support by the Black Dog Private Foundation.

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

November 28, 2012 7:00 pm

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Leigh Markopoulos is chair of CCA’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice. She was formerly the director of Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco, and before that the deputy director of the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts. Prior to that she was exhibition organizer at the Serpentine Gallery and at the Hayward Gallery, both in London. Markopoulos is a frequent reviewer for the online journal Art Practical and has worked on many freelance writing and editorial projects.

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 28, 2012 11:00 am–6:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the CCA community.

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Globally, Reebok has over 130 highly creative designers who develop innovative and relevant product for consumers. Reebok designers have technical product experience or experience in fashion, or both -- in footwear and apparel alike -- as well as superior design skills, attention to details, color and materials.

Reebok designers has strong ideation and sketching abilities to bring to life fresh, fashion-forward ideas that will continue to invigorate the Reebok brand.

Reebok offers fall/winter brand design internships and summer brand design Internships. Each internship providse a qualified candidate with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in assisting Reebok's footwear, apparel, graphics, and color design teams. Candidates will learn what it is like working for a global design organization and will be part of a dynamic team charged with creating innovation for the Reebok brand.

Sign up for a 20-minute portfolio review session with a Reebok recruiter. Sessions will be available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28.

Graduate Studies Lecture Series

November 27, 2012 7:00 pm

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Nayland Blake's mixed-media work in sculpture and installation has been variously described as disturbing, provocative, elusive, tormented, sinister, hysterical, brutal, and tender. Often incorporating themes of masochism, it also manifests two other major threads: his biracial heritage and what he calls his pansexuality.

Blake was included in the 1991 Whitney Biennial and the controversial Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1994. His work is in the collections of SFMOMA, the Whitney Museum, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. He chairs the International Photography Center -- Bard MFA program, and he lives and works in Brooklyn.

Presented by the Graduate Program in Fine Arts

Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

Senior Exhibition — Glass & Textiles

November 27–December 1, 2012
Julie Carrasco

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 28, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Jewelry/Metal Arts

November 27–December 1, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 28, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Jewelry/Metal Arts

November 27–December 1, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 28, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

November 27–December 1, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 28, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

November 27–30, 2012

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tues., Nov. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Info: 415.703.9504 or industrialdesign@cca.edu

View Industrial Design junior-level student work on exhibition in the Nave on the San Francisco campus.

Interior Design Lecture Series

November 26, 2012 7:00 pm

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Info: 415.703.9562 or architecture@cca.edu

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Jaime Velez is a director in charge of the Interiors Group in the Chicago office of SOM. He has participated in a large number of architectural and interiors projects in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

His role in the design process provides insight for identification of opportunities in the feasibility phases of a project. He implements and guides the design strategy and then coordinates and develops the concepts with the architectural and engineering disciplines and consultants.

Velez brings to his projects a strong architectural background, which in conjunction with his knowledge of furniture and detailing generates integral designs with a high degree of consistency from the whole to the pieces. He believes that a space should reflect the unique characteristics of the culture of its users. Building on the strong interiors tradition at SOM, his projects possess a timeless quality and a strong sense of order and clarity.

Presented CCA's design community with cosponsors swissnex and Pro Helvetia

November 26, 2012, 7:00–9:00 pm

Graduate Center, San Francisco Campus
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GC4
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Contact: Pam Zahedani, pzahedani@cca.edu, 415.551.9216

In association with the prestigious 2010 Inform Award, an annual accolade presented to graphic designers who develop a practice within the context of applied and contemporary art, recipient Zak Kyes, a Swiss/American designer, will present a lecture about his recent work and his exhibition Zak Kyes Working with . . ., previously on view at the Museum for Contemporary Art Leipzig; the Graham Foundation in Chicago; and The Architectural Association in London.

Kyes will also speak about the release of the publication for the exhibition, which he edited. Zak Kyes Working with . . . brings together a range of works by Kyes as well as works by a host of collaborators including architects, artists, writers, curators, editors, and graphic designers, presenting contemporary graphic design as a practice that mediates -- and is mediated by -- its allied disciplines.

Following the presentation, Kyes and Graphic Design faculty member Jon Sueda will discuss the publication, followed by a book signing.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

November 26–December 1, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, November 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

November 26–December 1, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, November 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

November 26–December 1, 2012

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 28, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Cyd Harlow, Elaine Casey, Kyla Frank Fiona Ostby, Robin Edgar, Shou Yuan, Xinyan Zhang, Shelly Chen Henry Lipkis, Hank Huckaby, Christina Jung, Christie Lee and Jess Sutter

November 26–December 1, 2012

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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HearSay Reading Series

November 20, 2012 7:30 pm
Writing faculty member Tom Barbash reads

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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Free and open to the public
Info: humblepie@cca.edu or 510.597.3709

HearSay is a monthly reading series hosted by the Writing and Literature Program. It features CCA students and established Bay Area writers.

Stay cozy this winter by joining fellow writers for a wonderful evening of reading and eating food.

Ava Barez will be reading for her senior show, and afterward the mic will be open to those who would like to share their own writing. All artists are invited to come, read, and enjoy the wonders brought from literature.

November 20, 2012, 3:15–3:45 pm

B Building 5
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: San Francisco campus, the Nave, Room 101: Monday, November 14, 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.

Architecture Lecture Series

November 19, 2012 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Info: 415.703.9562 or architecture@cca.edu

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Keller Easterling is an American architect, urbanist, writer, and teacher. She is concerned with issues of urbanism, architecture, and organization as they relate to globalization. She is currently an associate professor of architecture at Yale University.

Her latest book, Enduring Innocence: Global Architecture and Its Political Masquerades (MIT, 2005), researches familiar spatial products that have landed in precarious political situations around the world. A previous book, Organization Space: Landscapes, Highways and Houses in America, applies network theory to a discussion of American infrastructure and development formats.

Easterling is also the author (with the archivist, writer, and filmmaker Rick Prelinger) of Call It Home: The House That Private Enterprise Built, a laserdisc on the history of suburbia and suburban planning.

In 2008 Easterling was one of 100 designers chosen by the prominent Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron to receive a commission for a villa project organized by the Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei in Ordos, Inner Mongolia.

Easterling's work has been published in journals such as Grey Room, Volume, Cabinet, Assemblage, Log, Praxis, Harvard Design Magazine, Perspecta, Metalocus, and ANY. She has lectured widely in the United States and internationally, and her work has been exhibited at venues such as the Queens Museum of Art, New York; the Architectural League of New York, the Municipal Art Society, New York; and Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio.

She earned her BA and MArch from Princeton University and has taught architectural design and history at Parsons The New School for Design, Pratt Institute, and Columbia University.

Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

The 2012-13 Architecture Lecture Series is funded by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Jensen Architects; John Marx / Form4 Architecture; Perkins+Will; Pfau Long Architecture Ltd.; STUDIOS Architecture; WSP Flack+Kurtz; ARCH Art Supply; BraytonHughes Design Studios; GCI; Long & Levit LLP; SFMOMA A+D Forum; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; Blasen Landscape Architecture; John A. Raeber, Architectural Specifications; and Ratcliff.

Photography Lecture Series

November 19, 2012 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Untitled, 2008

Ralls Painting Studio
Free and open to the public
Info: Chris Nickel, cnickel@cca.edu, 510.594.3718

From depictions of himself sliding nude into a hotel pool, to the pastoral scenes of his grandmother’s wallpaper, the loose cohesion of Jason Lazarus’s series 2004-Present is atypically broad and ranging. The aberration is fitting for an approach that proves consistently dubious of the art world and its workings.

Some of the pictures reference particular artists (alluding to the myth and mystery surrounding Bas Jan Ader, for instance) and some poke fun at art galleries and museums, while still others mix the personal with the performative as Lazarus considers from many angles just what it means to make art or be an artist.

Lazarus’s work has been exhibited internationally and is in major collections including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Bank of America LaSalle Photography Collection, and the Milwaukee Museum of Art, and has received multiple grants from the Illinois Art Council.

Solo exhibitions include Recordings at D3 Projects in Los Angeles; Orion over Baghdad at Andrew Rafacz Gallery in Chicago; Your Time is Gonna Come at Illinois State University, and an upcoming solo exhibition in the spring of 2013 at the MCA Chicago -- BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works: Jason Lazarus.

Lazarus recently became the codirector of Chicago Artist Writers, a new art criticism platform. Upcoming projects include a feature-length 16mm film composed entirely of animated GIFS, called twohundredfiftysixcolors.

Born in Kansas City, Lazarus studied marketing at DePaul University (BA, 1998) and photography at Columbia College Chicago (MFA, 2003) and is currently an assistant adjunct professor at the School of the Art Institute and an adjunct professor at Columbia College Chicago.

Visit Jason Lazarus's website

Hosted by Parsons The New School for Design

November 18, 2012, 12:00–4:00 pm

Parsons The New School for Design
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th Street, Exhibit Hall 1A
New York, NY 10001
212.229.8989
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National Portfolio Days are an opportunity for students to meet with representatives from California College of the Arts and other institutions accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. College representatives will review your portfolio and offer information about admissions, financial aid, and programs of study. See you there!

Please Visit: www.portfolioday.net

Hosted by Memphis College of Art

November 18, 2012 11:00 am–3:00 pm

Hilton, Charlotte Executive Park
5624 Westpark Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217
901 272 5153
Memphis College of Art

National Portfolio Days are an opportunity for students to meet with representatives from California College of the Arts and other institutions accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. College representatives will review your portfolio and offer information about admissions, financial aid, and programs of study. See you there!

Please Visit: www.portfolioday.net

Hosted by Purchase College

November 17, 2012, 12:00–4:00 pm

Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill
Purchase, NY 10577
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National Portfolio Days are an opportunity for students to meet with representatives from California College of the Arts and other institutions accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. College representatives will review your portfolio and offer information about admissions, financial aid, and programs of study. See you there!

Please Visit: www.portfolioday.net

November 16, 2012 6:00 pm

California College of the Arts (CCA) invites you to an information session in Singapore hosted by Shiraz Chavan, Assistant Director of International Admissions at CCA..
Prospective students, families, alumni, and their guests are all welcome to attend and learn more about CCA and its graduate and undergraduate programs.

USEIC Education USA
70 Palmer Road
Palmer House 2nd Level
Singapore 079427
(65) 6223 4566

Please contact Shiraz Chavan at schavan@cca.edu with questions.

Presented by the Writers Series (MFA Program in Writing)

November 16, 2012, 3:30–5:00 pm

Writers’ Studio, San Francisco Campus
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More info: David Morini, dmorini@cca.edu or 415.551.9237

Faith Adiele is the author of Meeting Faith (W.W. Norton & Co.), a travel memoir about becoming Thailand’s first black Buddhist nun. Meeting Faith received the PEN Beyond Margins Award for Best Memoir of 2004.

Adiele is the coeditor of Coming of Age Around the World: A Multicultural Anthology (The New Press) and the writer, narrator, and subject of the PBS documentary My Journey Home, which is based on her (Obama-esque!) life growing up with a Nordic-American single mother and then traveling to Nigeria as an adult to find her father and siblings.

Other projects include The Student Body: A Novel (Random House), a trashy, multicultural thriller cowritten with three Harvard classmates; a signed, limited-edition chapbook with a Kenyan graphic artist; and two middle-school readers on urban Africa for Time Warner.

Adiele has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, Marie Claire’s "5 Women to Learn From," and the Huffington Post. She has appeared on NPR, on the Tavis Smiley show, in a national television ad for TIAA-CREF, in the pilot for a new reality show, and in a two-page spread: “A Day in the Life of Faith Adiele” for Pink magazine.

She is the recipient of a UNESCO International Artists Bursary, the Millennium Award from Creative Nonfiction, and 16 artist residencies in Brazil, Canada, Italy, and the United States.

Educated at Harvard University, the Nonfiction Writing Program at Iowa, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Adiele has lived in West Africa and Southeast Asia, worked as a diversity trainer and community activist, and taught travel writing, memoir, and creative writing from Bali to Switzerland to Ghana.

She was recently appointed associate professor in CCA's MFA Program in Writing and is finishing up her term as the distinguished visiting writer at Mills College in Oakland, where she is wrapping up Twins: Growing Up Nigerian-Nordic-American, an epic memoir that will complete the story begun in the PBS documentary.

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Presented as part of the Grad Fine Arts Satellite Lecture Series

November 15, 2012 7:30 pm
Jedediah Caesar, "Gleaner Stone", 2008-2011, Collected material, urethane, pigment, End brick, Courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

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Los Angeles-based artist Jedediah Caesar creates sculptures from amassed and congealed materials that speak to process, temporality, and location in contemporary art. Filling containers with found objects from a specific site—a road trip through California, a neighborhood in Los Angeles, or his own studio—Caesar collects and recombines a variable grouping of natural and man-made refuse which he sets in resin and then slices. The result is a compression and reorganization of time and place into forms that flirt between the abstract and real, painting and sculpture, and old and new.

Recent solo shows include De Cordova Museum in Boston, MA and the D’Amelio Gallery in New York, NY, along with a showing in the Venice Beach Biennial in Venice, CA this past summer.

His work is included in the collections of The New Museum, New York, NY, Saatchi Gallery, London, England, The Blanton Museum, University of Texas at Austin, TX and The Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA. Gallery representation by Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects and D’Amelio Gallery, New York.

He has a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles.

http://www.decordova.org/art/exhibition/platform-9-jedediah-caesar

November 15, 2012, 7:00–9:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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1111 8th Street
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Meet MBA Chair Nathan Shedroff as he introduces faculty and current students in an evening dedicated to public awareness of the design strategy program at CCA. Learn more about new trends in business education and why CCA 's innovative MBA program will give our graduates an edge in the new emerging global economy.

For more information please email graduateprograms@cca.edu

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.

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

November 14, 2012 7:00 pm

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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
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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.

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
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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, 2012 7:15 pm

Room East 1

Pierre Bal-Blanc is the director and curator of CAC Brétigny (Contemporary Art Center of Bretigny) in France, where his innovative exhibition program has drawn much attention to a previously overlooked suburb of Paris. Known for constructing enduring relationships with artists, since 2003 he has pursued the Phalanstère Project, a site-specific series parallel to the exhibitions and residencies program of CAC, for which each exhibited artist is asked to donate a permanent work to the art center. Exhibitions such as La Monnaie Vivante-Living Currency and Draft Score for an Exhibition, reveal Bal-Blanc's curatorial focus as the current and historical analysis of the body and strategies related to performance in visual arts. Active both at CAC and at large, Bal-Blanc recently commissioned the three-chapter exhibition, Reversibility, at the Frieze Art Fair in London (2008); CAC Brétigny (2010); and Peep Hole in Milan (2012) and he co-curated the exhibition series Cornelius Cardew and the Freedom of Listening at CAC Brétigny and Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart (2009). His renowned D'Arcangelo exhibition - Anarchism without Adjectives: On the work of Christopher D’Arcangelo, 1975-1979 - showed at CAC Brétigny and Artists Space in New York (2011).

Presented by the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice and made possible through the generous support of the Consulate General of France, San Francisco.

November 13, 2012, 6:00–7:00 pm

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Free and open to CCA community only
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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.

Additional IMPACT Info Sessions

Wed., Nov. 14, 5-6 p.m. (SF, Timken Hall)

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.

November 13–17, 2012

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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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.

Architecture Lecture Series

November 12, 2012 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Info: 415.703.9562 or architecture@cca.edu

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Edward Mitchell is an assistant professor at the School of Architecture at Yale University, where he coordinates post-professional and graduate studios in urbanism and architectural design. Prior to his time at Yale, he taught at Columbia University, Pratt Institute, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and the Hochschule Wismar in Germany.

His award-winning design practice has been recognized by the Architectural League of New York and the Boston Society of Architects. He has exhibited his work extensively in Chicago, Germany, Rome, New York, New Haven, Washington, and Los Angeles, and he has lectured in the United States, Canada, Germany, and Finland.

Mitchell's writings on architecture and urban design have been published in a number of international magazines and journals, including Perspecta, ANY, Open City: Alphabet City 6, the Village Voice, Assemblage, Log, and the anthology What is Architecture? His writing on John Hejduk's urban strategies, "The Nature Theater of John Hejduk," is included in Hejduk's Chronotope. Recent pieces address globalization and its impact on the city.

He has conducted seminars at the site of the World Trade Center in New York on the problems of public space. In the summer of 2005 he organized and participated in the first discussions on architecture and public space conducted by Salzburg Seminars in Austria.

Mitchell received his bachelor's degree from Brown University and his master's degree from Princeton University.

Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

The 2012-13 Architecture Lecture Series is funded by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Jensen Architects; John Marx / Form4 Architecture; Perkins+Will; Pfau Long Architecture Ltd.; STUDIOS Architecture; WSP Flack+Kurtz; ARCH Art Supply; BraytonHughes Design Studios; GCI; Long & Levit LLP; SFMOMA A+D Forum; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; Blasen Landscape Architecture; John A. Raeber, Architectural Specifications; and Ratcliff.

November 12, 2012, 6:30–8:00 pm
Rebecca Najdowski and Tio Lino, who together created Rocinha Foto Project, a photography course for community youth as part of Rebecca's Fulbright program.

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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Sign up early. Refreshments will be served.

Curious about the Fulbright Scholar Program? Career Development has teamed up with Academic Affairs to present a panel of speakers for a informative evening.

Gain insights and invaluable knowledge about the Fulbright application process from Fulbright Ambassador Antonio McAfee and two CCA faculty and Fulbright recipients: Barclay Simpson chair of Community Arts and Center for Art and Public Life Director Sanjit Sethi and Graduate Program in Design chair Leslie Roberts.

Read the inspiring story of CCA alumnus and Fulbright recipient Rebecca Najdowski.

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, 2012, 5:00–6:30 pm

1111 8th Street
West 1
San Francisco, CA
94107

Please join us on the CCA campus in San Francisco for an in-depth look at our Graduate Program in Architecture. Chair Chris Falliers 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

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.

SPACE Lecture Series

November 12, 2012, 1:00–2:30 pm
Song Dong, "Doing Nothing Garden," Documenta 13, 2012 (photo: Nils Klinger)

Carmen M. Christensen Production Stage, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public
More info: space@cca.edu

CCA faculty member Binta Ayofemi is an artist based in San Francisco. At Documenta 13, Ayofemi performed at Theaster Gates's 12 Ballads for Huguenot House. Her work explores language, pattern systems, social space, pop music, garments, building materials, carpets, quilts, landscapes, cinema, and other temporary architectures.

A Stanford MFA graduate, Ayofemi was awarded a Harvard Design Fellowship for her research on Islamic architecture and social space in Isfahan. Ayofemi's Chroma series, musical scores and performances exploring chromatics in pop and baroque music were recently performed at Berkeley Art Museum (2012).

Upcoming projects include a pop-up ceramic storefront with Islamic pattern and geometric bricks, an anthology of voids in urban architecture, and the exhibitions Povera, The Shakers, Carpets/Voids, and Primary Structures exploring Soul Train aesthetics and disco/pop music in Motown and Iran (2013).

Ayofemi also directs Store-General, an exhibition series curated by artists.

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 11, 2012 6:30 pm

JW Marriott Hotel
Juhu Tara Road
Mumbai, India 400 049

California College of the Arts (CCA) invites you to an information session in Mumbai, India, hosted by Shiraz Chavan, assistant director of international admissions.

Prospective students, families, alumni, and their guests are all welcome to attend and learn more about CCA and its graduate and undergraduate programs.

For questions about admissions, please contact Shiraz Chavan.

Hosted by Moore College of Art and Design

November 11, 2012, 12:00–4:00 pm

The Philadelphia Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215 418 4700
Moore College

National Portfolio Days are an opportunity for students to meet with representatives from California College of the Arts and other institutions accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. College representatives will review your portfolio and offer information about admissions, financial aid, and programs of study. See you there!

Please Visit: www.portfolioday.net

Hosted by School of the Art Institute of Chicago

November 11, 2012 10:00 am–2:00 pm

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
MacLean Center
112 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
312 629 6108
SAIC

National Portfolio Days are an opportunity for students to meet with representatives from California College of the Arts and other institutions accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. College representatives will review your portfolio and offer information about graduate admissions, financial aid, and programs of study. See you there!

Please Visit: www.portfolioday.net

November 10, 2012, 2:30–3:30 pm

The Culture Center
410 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024
212.769.1600
More info: The Culture Center

California College of the Arts wishes all of those in the New York and New Jersey areas affected by the recent storm a safe and smooth recovery. We have decided to cancel this event, but encourage those in the area to contact Director of Graduate Admission Noel Dahl directly to learn more about the graduate programs at CCA.

See our website for more information regarding graduate admissions, financial aid, and more.

November 10, 2012, 12:30–2:00 pm

The Culture Center
410 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024
212 769 1600
The Culture Center

Come learn more about CCA! A representative will be present to answer your questions about undergraduate admissions, financial aid and more. Portfolio reviews will be offered.

RSVP Required

Hosted by Ontario College of Art & Design University

November 10, 2012, 12:00–4:00 pm

OCAD University
100 McCaul St
Toronto, Ontario
M5T 1W1
OCAD

National Portfolio Days are an opportunity for students to meet with representatives from California College of the Arts and other institutions accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. College representatives will review your portfolio and offer information about admissions, financial aid, and programs of study. See you there!

Please Visit: www.portfolioday.net

Hosted by Milwaukee Institute of Art &Design

November 10, 2012 10:00 am–2:00 pm

Milwaukee Institute of Art &Design
Jane Bradley Pettit Building
273 East Erie Street
414 847 3200
MIAD

National Portfolio Days are an opportunity for students to meet with representatives from California College of the Arts and other institutions accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. College representatives will review your portfolio and offer information about admissions, financial aid, and programs of study. See you there!

Please Visit: www.portfolioday.net

November 10, 2012 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Room B4

Space is limited, so sign up early. Lunch included.

The goal of this fun, confidence building workshop is to identify and build on one’s natural talents through the exploration of past successes. Clarify your unique pattern of strengths and discover how to leverage them to make your best contributions in work and beyond.

This workshop will be taught by Maureen Nikaido, a certified DSAP facilitator, trained by the late Bernard Haldane, the founder of the Dependable Strengths Process. A career coach for more than 15 years, Maureen has conducted dependable strengths training with alumni, career changers, employees and college freshmen. She approaches her work from a strengths-based perspective and is passionate about helping others to discover the excellence within to live their best life. Maureen is also Associate Director for Student Success/Career Counselor at Holy Names University.

November 9, 2012, 6:30–8:00 pm

Writers’ Studio, San Francisco Campus
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Please join us on the CCA campus in San Francisco for an in-depth look at our Graduate Program in Writing. Chair Aimee Phan and graduate faculty will present the curriculum, requirements for admission, and what to expect as a student at CCA.

We also invite you to arrive early and join us for the Writers Series with author Carol Edgarian. This will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Writers’ Studio.

Info: graduateprograms@cca.edu

Presented by the Writers Series (MFA Program in Writing)

November 9, 2012, 5:30–7:00 pm
[photo: David Matheson]

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.

Carol Edgarian is an author, editor, and publisher. Her novels include the New York Times bestseller Three Stages of Amazement and the international bestseller Rise the Euphrates.

Her essays and articles have appeared in many national magazines and anthologies, and she is coeditor of the popular collection drawn from great writers' diaries, The Writer's Life: Intimate Thoughts on Work, Love, Inspiration, and Fame.

In 2003 Edgarian and her husband, editor and writer Tom Jenks, founded the nonprofit magazine Narrative, the leading digital source for storytelling -- publishing more than three hundred artists each year -- and Narrative in the Schools, a program to encourage reading and writing in schools across America.

Raised in Connecticut, Edgarian attended Stanford University and is a long-time resident of San Francisco. She and her husband have three daughters.

Visit Carol Edgarian’s website »

Learn more about CCA's Writers Series, including upcoming and past guests »

Demonstration, Lecture & Opening Reception

November 9, 2012, 12:00–8:00 pm

Free and open to the public

Info: Elin Christopherson, echristopherson@cca.edu, 510.414.5243

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the American Studio Glass art movement.

Harvey Littleton ignited the American Studio Glass art movement with his seminal workshops at the Toledo Art Museum in 1962. Students from these first workshops then went on to form glass programs at Universities around the country.

Glass education at California College of Arts and Crafts (now CCA) was founded by one of these American glass pioneers, Marvin Lipofsky, in 1967.

To honor the early and continuing role of the CCA Glass Program in the studio glass movement, CCA's Glass Department will host a hot-glass demonstration and lecture (underwritten by Glass Alliance of Northern California) as well as a Glass Alumni Art Show.

CCA Glass Golden Jubilee Events

Hot-glass demonstration by Boyd Sugiki (BFA Glass 1991) and Lisa Zerkowitz
Hot Shop (Glass Department)
Oakland campus, noon – 4 p.m.

Lecture by Boyd Sugiki and Lisa Zerkowitz
Oakland campus (room TBA), 4:30 p.m.

Opening Reception: Glass Alumni Art Show
Oliver Arts Center
Oakland campus, 6–8 p.m.

The Crucible
Demonstration and lecture underwritten by Glass Alliance of Northern California

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 »

Ceramics Lecture Series

November 8, 2012 7:15 pm

Treadwell Ceramic Arts Center, Oakland Campus
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Info: 510.865.7704 or agonzalez@cca.edu

Three generations of Ceramics alumni -- Jennifer Kenworth (BFA 1992), Alicia Reyes McNamera (2003-6), Marnia Johnston (MFA 2007) show slides and talk about life after art school and the way they live as artists.

Jennifer Kenworth

“I like to create figurative sculpture using clay, in a range of sizes from six inches to seven feet tall. My sculptures are caricatures of the people I see around me. Someone waiting at a bus stop or standing in line could become one of my subjects. I am inspired when I see a person wearing odd colors, a silly hat, or smoking three cigarettes at once. Through my work, I enjoy bringing attention to the beauty and humor I see of being ordinary and innocent in everyday life.”

Alicia Reyes McNamera

“My work explores selected memories frommy travels through Latin America, while reflecting on my own Latin roots. These memories -- whether embellished, diluted, or sincere -- remain as truths in a history. I’m interested in the fine line between memory and imagination within our personal and cultural mythologies. My goal is to memorialize these events remembered.”

Marnia Johnston

Marnia Johnson is a sculptor and interdisciplinary instigator who collaborates with engineers, synthetic biologists, programmers, and tinkerers. She creates projects exploring what Donna Haraway calls the “ideological struggle between life and social science.” Her work incorporates themes surrounding mass production (including biological mass production of cell and tissue cultures), ecology, and biological processes by using robotics, ceramics and various other media. She has received the Visions from the New California Award and a James Irvine Foundation Fellowship, and she just completed a residency at the Exploratorium in San Francisco.

Graduate Studies Lecture Series

November 8, 2012 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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A designer, social innovator, and academic, Liz Ogbu is an expert on sustainable design in challenged urban environments. She was recently among the inaugural class of Innovators in Residence at IDEO.org, a nonprofit IDEO spinoff dedicated to global poverty reduction through design and innovation.

Previously, Ogbu was a design director at Public Architecture, a national nonprofit mobilizing designers to create social change. She lectures widely as a senior fellow of the Design Futures Council, and her projects have been featured in museum exhibitions and received numerous design awards.

Ogbu holds architecture degrees from Wellesley College and Harvard University.

Presented by the Graduate Program in Design

Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

November 8, 2012, 6:00–7:00 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.

Additional IMPACT Info Sessions

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

Photography Lecture Series

November 8, 2012 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Untitled from ...and of time, 2000

Ralls Painting Studio
Free and open to the public
Info: Chris Nickel, cnickel@cca.edu, 510.594.3718

Note: This event was originally scheduled for Wednesday, November 7.

Uta Barth (b.1958 in Berlin) is a contemporary photographer who lives and works in Los Angeles. Barth received the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004-5.

Barth has used photography exclusively in her aesthetic projects, experimenting with depth of field, focus, and framing to take photographs that are suggestive rather than descriptive, alluding to places rather than describing them explicitly.

Her interiors and landscapes engage the viewer in an almost subliminal way, testing memory, intellect, and habitual responses.

Barth's photographs take the opposite approach to the famous Düsseldorf school of photographers, which include Thomas Struth and Andreas Gursky. While they record their subjects in sharply objective archival detail, Barth’s images of interiors, buildings, suburban roads, or natural environments are often out of focus, cropped, and apparently empty of any foreground subject.

What emerges from this reduction and abstraction of subject matter is a body of photographs evocative of great moments in the history of painting, or of a cinematic ambience.

November 7, 2012 7:15 pm

Graduate Center, San Francisco Campus
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Tijana Stepanović is a curator and head of ACAX | Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange, an international department of the Ludwig Museum–Museum of Contemporary Art in Budapest, Hungary.

Under her leadership, ACAX has collaborated with Documenta, Manifesta, the Istanbul Biennial, the Liverpool Biennial, Paris Photo and PHotoEspaña, among others, as well as with hundreds of local and international artists, curators and organizations. As a curator she is dedicated to transdisciplinary approaches; her interest lies primarily in the video art of the Post-Socialist countries and in the intersection of art, social psychology, and science.

Join us to hear Stepanović talk about the contemporary Hungarian art scene, her curatorial projects focusing on Europe's Post-Socialist region, as well as the practices and projects of numerous Hungarian artists.

Presented by the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice and made possible by the generous support of CEC Artslink. The lecture will take place in Room GC7 and free pizza will be provided.

November 7, 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 Design. Learn about 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

Design and Craft Lecture Series

November 7, 2012 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Info: 415.551.9293 or designandcraft@cca.edu

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Luther Price studied sculpture and media/performing arts at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), where he currently teaches. His films, shot primarily on Super-8, often include controversial subject matter, found footage, the artist performing in a variety of personae, and physical interventions into the actual material of the film, sometimes incorporating live performance.

His work was in the 2012 Whitney Biennial and the 2012-13 exhibition Second Nature: Abstract Photography Then and Now at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

He has previously had exhibitions, screenings and performances at the San Francisco Cinematheque; the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; and in New York at the Museum of Modern Art, Thread Waxing Space, PARTICIPANT INC., and Light Industry.

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

Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

November 7, 2012 7:00 pm

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Claire Fontaine is a featured artist in When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes. Claire Fontaine is a collective based in Paris, who self-identifies as a "readymade artist" specializing in appropriation.

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 7, 2012, 6:30–9:30 pm
Annie Voight, "I took the girl to walk in circles" (detail), 2012, paper-cut letters.

Root Division | 3175 17th Street (at South Van Ness) | San Francisco

Free and open to CCA students and alumni only (courtesy of Career Development)

Space is limited, so sign up early.

If your artist statement needs a full rewrite or just a tuneup, this is the workshop for you. Artist and SFAI professor Amy Ellingson will help you articulate your ideas in a clear and concise way.

Bring to first workshop: rough draft of your statement and 2-3 digital images (JPGs) of your work for in-class editing and feedback.

This workshop meets for two consecutive Wednesdays: November 7 and 14, from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

November 7, 2012, 3:00–4:00 pm

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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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.

Additional IMPACT Info Sessions

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)

Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

November 6–10, 2012

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

November 6, 2012 11:00 am–12:00 pm

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Find out more and get involved with Root Division.

Root Division runs four interconnected programs – Studios, Youth Education, Adult Education, and Exhibitions & Events – which link diverse audiences and interests in mutually beneficial relationships. Their programs not only nurture creativity, but also foster volunteerism and community engagement that is vital to the social, economic, and cultural health of the Bay Area.

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

Free and open to the public

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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Info: 415.703.9562 or architecture@cca.edu

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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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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.

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)

November 4, 2012, 3:00–5:00 pm

California College of the Arts (CCA) invites you to an information session in Shanghai hosted by Shiraz Chavan, Assistant Director of International Admissions at CCA, along with alumna Jianwei Fong (Painting 1992), and alumna Anita Luu (Graphic Design 2007).
Prospective students, families, alumni, and their guests are all welcome to attend and learn more about CCA and its graduate and undergraduate programs.

Stir Gallery Chinese and International Contemporary Art
搞艺术画廊 中国及国际当代艺术
727 Wei Hai Road, #24 (Courtyard Entrance)
Shanghai, China
Telephone: 0-21-32020755

Please contact Shiraz Chavan at schavan@cca.edu with questions.

Hosted by School of the Museum of Fine Arts

November 4, 2012, 12:00–4:00 pm

Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115
Hynes Convention Center
SMFA

National Portfolio Days are an opportunity for students to meet with representatives from California College of the Arts and other institutions accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. College representatives will review your portfolio and offer information about admissions, financial aid, and programs of study. See you there!

Please Visit: www.portfolioday.net

November 3, 2012, 2:30–3:30 pm

Skirball Cultural Center
Room: Haas 171
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
310 440 4500
Come learn more about CCA! A representative will be present to answer your questions about graduate admissions, financial aid and more.

RSVP Required

November 3, 2012, 1:00–2:30 pm

California College of the Arts (CCA) invites you to an information session in Beijing hosted by Shiraz Chavan, Assistant Director of International Admissions at CCA..
Prospective students, families, alumni, and their guests are all welcome to attend and learn more about CCA and its graduate and undergraduate programs.

Crowne Plaza Beijing
48 Wang Fujing Avenue
Beijing, China 100006

Hosted by University of Hartford

November 3, 2012, 1:00–5:00 pm

Hartford Art School
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
Hartford Art School

National Portfolio Days are an opportunity for students to meet with representatives from California College of the Arts and other institutions accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. College representatives will review your portfolio and offer information about admissions, financial aid, and programs of study. See you there!

Please Visit: www.portfolioday.net

November 3, 2012, 12:30–2:00 pm

Skirball Cultural Center
Room: Haas 171
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
310 440 4500

Come learn more about CCA! A representative will be present to answer your questions about undergraduate admissions, financial aid and more. Portfolio reviews will be offered.

RSVP Required

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.

Visit Michael Nye's website »

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.

Learn more about CCA's Writers Series, including upcoming and past guests »

November 1, 2012, 7:00–8:30 pm

Graduate Center, San Francisco Campus
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184 Hooper St.
For more information please email graduateprograms@cca.edu

Note: This event has been canceled. Contact program manager Sue Ellen Stone at sstone@cca.edu to learn more about the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice.

Please join us on CCA's San Francisco campus for an in-depth look at our Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice. Chair Leigh Markopoulos and graduate faculty will present the curriculum, requirements for admission, and what a student at CCA can expect from this graduate program.

Painting/Drawing Lecture Series

November 1, 2012 6:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Info: 415.551.9230 or scole@cca.edu

Due to the East Coast storm, this event will be rescheduled in the spring.

Mary Reid Kelley’s work is informed by her interest in language, literature, and history; it combines poetry, animation, performance, drawing, and video. The videos are executed in collaboration with her husband, the new media artist Patrick Kelley, and have been reviewed in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Artforum, the New Yorker, Flash Art, Frieze, and Art in America.

The making of their 2011 film The Syphilis of Sisyphus was covered in the PBS television show Art in the Twenty-First Century. Kelley was born in South Carolina in 1979. She graduated magna cum laude from St. Olaf College in 2001 and received her MFA in painting from Yale University in 2009. She has had recent solo shows in New York, Los Angeles, and London, and she completed a commissioned video for the 8th SITE Santa Fe Biennial in 2010.

November 1, 2012, 3:00–4:30 pm
Lady Faye Jewelry Booth, ladyfayejewelry.com
Room: Martinez 5

Learn tips and best practices for pricing, marketing, setting up and selling your work online and at local craft fairs, including the upcoming CCA Holiday Fair. Students and alumni from all disciplines and all levels of experience making and selling are encouraged to attend.

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.

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.

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.

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.

an ATORIAL CURe

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.