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February 11, 2013, 7:00–9:00 pm

Florence and Leo B. Helzel Boardroom, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public

More info: email fellowsprogram@cca.edu or see www.cca.edu/fellows

CCA's Leading by Design Fellows Program is a six-month executive education program that teaches you to lead, innovate, and create real, enduring value.

Learn more about the program, hear from alumni, and explore the issues we engage with. See how this program differs from other education programs that focus on sustainability or design thinking, and discover how having the time to dig deep over six months can transform your skills, career, and life in a way no week-long program can.

Interior Design Lecture Series

February 11, 2013 7:00 pm

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

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The first project by Gary Hutton (CCA Environmental Studies 1975) was a restaurant called Today's on San Francisco's Union Square, and was published in Interior Design magazine in 1979. Hutton unveiled his boundary-pushing furniture line in 1986. The process by which the Gary Hutton Design team integrates unconventional design elements is telling of a rare engagement in process.

From the USGS seismic map rendered in grey pearls in the master bedroom of Modern by Design, to a giant hand-cut steel entry canopy leading to his client’s Venice loft, his conceptual engagement is evident. Hutton's 2012 program included designing the new home for the Museum of Craft and Design at the American Industrial Center on 3rd Street in San Francisco.

He is actively lecturing across the country, and continues his support of arts and design education as well as other social causes.

Interdisciplinary Group Exhibition

February 11–16, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, February 12, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

February 11, 2013, 3:15–3:45 pm

Room 101 (open to current CCA students only)

More info: Carol Pitts: 510.594.3710, cpitts@cca.edu
See also cca.edu/abroad

Course instructor Jeff Gibson will be Skyping from New York.

This course is a collaboration with Herekeke, a nonprofit arts organization located on a private ranch in the remote community of Lama, New Mexico (20 miles north of Taos).

Instructor Jeffrey Gibson is joined by guest artist sculptor Rune Olsen, who participates in group discussions and is available for individual and group critiques.

The course is structured so that students pursue an interdisciplinary studio practice, while also taking part in a critical thinking seminar-type atmosphere -- but over a campfire in the mountains of northern New Mexico under a magnificent sky!

Prerequisite: completion of sophomore level and instructor approval (3 credits)

For undergraduates, this course satisfies a studio elective, upper-division Interdisciplinary Studio, or Interdisciplinary Critique.
For graduates, this course satisfies a gradwide elective, Fine Arts Seminar, or Studio Practice.

Alternative Info Session

Friday, February 15, 3:15–3:45 p.m.
Oakland campus, BBLD 1
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February 11, 2013, 3:15–3:45 pm

B Building, Room 5 (open to current CCA students only)

More info: Carol Pitts: 510.594.3710, cpitts@cca.edu
See also cca.edu/abroad

China has a complex cultural system in which fact is often stranger than fiction. This three-week studio intensive aims to unpack these cultural complexities, while dividing its time between Beijing and Xi'an, two of the four great ancient capitals of China.

Each week, four days of studio time alternate with lectures, artist studio visits, and explorations. Led by instructors Christopher Loomis and Judy Wu.

Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore level and instructor approval (3 credits)

For undergraduates, this course satisfies a studio elective, an upper-division Interdisciplinary Studio, or a Diversity Studies Studio.
For graduates, this course satisfies a gradwide elective.

Alternative Info Session

Thursday, February 14, 3:15–3:45 p.m.
San Francisco campus, West 1
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Presented by International Student Affairs and Programs Office (ISAP)

February 11, 2013, 3:00–4:00 pm

B Building, Room 5
Free and only open to CCA community

More info: Kim Bryant, kimbryant@cca.edu, 510.594.5071

This workshop is for F-1 international students who will be graduating in spring 2014. We will discuss what OPT is and when and how to apply for it, how to talk about OPT with employers, and provide tips and strategies for the job-search process.

Group Exhibition

February 4–16, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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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.