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Presented by the Writers Series (MFA Program in Writing)

February 8, 2013, 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

Can art change the world? Where do we draw the line between investigation and activism, intervention and witness, persuasion and propaganda? Who gets to claim personal and communal narratives, and what are the implications of breaking silence versus forgetting history?

This panel is held in conjunction with MFA Program in Writing faculty member Faith Adiele’s "Fire and Ink: Documentary Narrative," a multigenre, multimedia graduate course that considers the writer as an artist with a larger social (political, cultural, historical, spiritual) project.

Panelists

Editors of and contributors to the ground-breaking anthology Fire and Ink: Social Action Writing will read from their work, discuss social action writing as a genre, and answer your questions about engaged narrative and social practice.

Debra Busman

Coeditor of Fire and Ink: An Anthology of Social Action Writing, Debra Busman is a fiction and creative nonfiction writer and has been an activist all her life, beginning in utero at marches and protests with her labor union mother. She is currently co-director of the Creative Writing and Social Action Program at CSU Monterey Bay, and coordinator of the Division of Humanities and Communication's Service Learning Program.

Diana Garcia

Coeditor of Fire and Ink: An Anthology of Social Action Writing, Diana Garcia is the author of When Living Was a Labor Camp (University of Arizona Press, 2000), which was awarded an American Book Award by the Before Columbus Foundation. She is an associate professor and codirector of the Creative Writing and Social Action Program at California State University Monterey Bay.

Aimee Suzara

Aimee Suzara is the author of the play Pagbabalik (Return), and she is working on her second play, A History of the Body. An advocate for the intersection of arts and literacy, she has taught and performed throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and now teaches in the Creative Writing and Social Action Program at California State University Monterey Bay.

Judith Tannenbaum

Judith lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she works for San Francisco Writers Corps. She is a longtime advocate of the arts in prisons and spent many years teaching poetry at San Quentin. Her most recent work is By Heart: Poetry, Prison, and Two Lives, with Spoon Jackson. Tannenbaum has published several books on teaching writing, including Disguised as a Poem: My Years Teaching at San Quentin.

February 8, 2013, 12:00–4:00 pm

Get your portfolio ready to go for Expo! Share your portfolio in any state it’s in (in progress or completed) and get valuable feedback from employers and CCA alumni in this drop-in program. Program will be held in E3 / W3 on the San Francisco campus.

Representatives from Arch Supplies will be there with many options for readymade portfolios, paper stock for your business cards and more to help show off your great work.

Sign up early to reserve a spot in this drop-in program

February 8, 2013, 10:00–11:30 am

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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West 2
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.

If you are interested in learning about IMPACT and connecting with potential teammates, please come to this networking event. This is great opportunity to form or join an IMPACT team. All you need to bring is interest in IMPACT and an openness to connect with other students.

Group Exhibition

February 5–9, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

February 5–9, 2013
work by Kait Mooney

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Feb. 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Wed. open until 7:30 p.m.)
Info: 415.710.5696 or mpoli@cca.edu

This exhibition is the result of an interdisciplinary Diversity Studies course titled Multiculturalism and Identity. It features the artworks by a group of artists and designers investigating current and historical perceptions concerning culture and identity in everyday life, and its complex relationship to artistic and cultural production. Issues under examination include the representation of space -- both physical and psychological -- as well as public space (urban fabric) versus private space (memory and history).

Group Exhibition

February 4–9, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Group Exhibition

February 4–16, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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February 4–9, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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<p><strong>Reception and Campus Center Galleries Grand Opening: Tues., Feb. 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.</strong><br />
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.<br />
Info: 415.703.9563 or <a href="mailto:vdelrosario@cca.edu">vdelrosario@cca.edu</a></p>

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–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–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.

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.