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Brown Bag Lecture Series is presented by the Textiles Program

January 30, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Textile Studios, Room L3

Free and open to the public
Contact: Deborah Valoma, valoma@earthlink.net, 510.499.5824

Environmental fiber artist and writer Abigail Doan divides her time between New York, Eastern Europe, and rural Italy. Her work as a fiber artist offers a unique view into the materials, methods, and the life cycle of contemporary textiles, slow fashion garments, and related environmental issues.

Doan started her blog Ecco•Eco as a forum for sharing ideas and projects related to fashioning self and the environment. She also keeps a visual journal at Lost in Fiber. Her recycled fiber forms and land-based installation work has been featured on Art Cloth Text, Craftzine, Greenmuseum.org, LabforCulture, Landviews, Inhabitat, Treehugger, and Trendtablet -- to name a few as well as in the New York Times, HAND/EYE magazine, Surface Design Journal, the Natural Resource's Defense Council's OnEarth, and the new book Fiber Art Today.

Doan is an internationally exhibited artist and works to promote the preservation of textiles, natural resources, and cultural handcraft techniques globally. Her most recent curatorial projects include Fete for the Senses and "(Re)Fashioning Fiber" in New York and "Fashioning Self and the Environment" at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn.

Residencies include The LAND/an art side in rural New Mexico as well as symposia and environmental art exhibitions with the United Nations Environment Programme and in museums and galleries internationally.

January 30, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Timken Lecture Hall reception area
Free and open to current CCA students only
Contact: Rebecca Wolfe, Program Manager, Student Programs: rwolfe@cca.edu or 510.594.3754
impact@cca.edu, http://center.cca.edu/impact

The IMPACT: Social Entrepreneurship Award Program is an opportunity for teams of interdisciplinary CCA students to work collaboratively on a summer project with a community organization. These projects are designed to address a specific social need.

Learn more about IMPACT at an informational session!

Can't make this event? Consider attending the IMPACT info session scheduled for February 6, from 3 to 4 p.m.

Group Exhibition

January 28–February 2, 2013

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

January 24–February 14, 2013

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Jan. 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m.
Info: carima@cca.edu

This exhibition celebrates 100 years of jewelry and metal arts. Jack da Silva lectures at 7 p.m. on the night of the opening.

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Support for this exhibition is provided by the Society of North American Goldsmiths and Tecoah Bruce (Painting/Drawing 1974, MAEd 1979) and Thomas Bruce.

January 22–March 30, 2013

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Note: The Wattis has a new location -- 360 Kansas Street (between 16th and 17th Streets)

Reception: Tues., Jan. 22, 7-9 p.m.
Hours and info: 415.551.9305 or wattis.org

The Way Beyond Art 4: Infinite Screens is coorganized with the Film Program and features Hearsay of the Soul (2012) by the acclaimed filmmaker and artist Werner Herzog. It will be the West Coast premiere of this work. The piece resurrects works by the Dutch Golden Age painter and printmaker Hercules Pieterszoon Segers as cinematic projections in a five-channel video work with a musical score by the composer Ernst Reijseger.

The Wattis will present an accompanying program of weekly talks by CCA Film faculty and Bay Area artists and programmers focused on today’s rapidly evolving media landscape. These presentations will expand the content of the exhibition, further develop the research around these topics, expose students and audiences to a wider breadth of moving-image practices, and incorporate a multitude of voices and perspectives.

The Infinite Screens exhibition and public programs are made possible through the support of the Kadist Art Foundation; Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles; and a Cinema Visionaries grant.

Founding support for CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts programs has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy & Bill Timken. Generous support provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund and the CCA Curator's Forum.

January 22–February 16, 2013

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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New location! 360 Kansas Street (between 16th and 17th Streets)
Reception: Tues., Jan. 22, 7-9 p.m.
Hours and info: 415.551.9305 or wattis.org

Claire Fontaine is the Capp Street Project artist in residence.

Founding support for CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts programs has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy & Bill Timken. Generous support provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund and the CCA Curator's Forum.

January 22–February 2, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Jan. 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Performance event: Fri., Feb. 1, 6-9 p.m.
Hours: Tues.–Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Info: 415.335.3643 or lwooley@cca.edu

Works by CCA students and their collaborators, curated and juried by students in the Individualized Major.

January 21–February 2, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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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.