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HearSay Reading Series

February 12, 2013 7:30 pm

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

Matt Shears is the author of two poetry collections: 10,000 Wallpapers (Brooklyn Arts Press) and Where a Road Had Been (BlazeVox Press). He holds an MFA from the University of Iowa and a PhD from the University of Nevada. At CCA he teaches in MFA Writing, Writing and Literature, and Critical Studies.

HearSay is a monthly reading series hosted by the Writing and Literature Program. It features CCA students and established Bay Area writers. All HearSay events include delicious refreshments!

February 12–16, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

As we grow closer to Valentine's Day, we can't help but consider the different ways that love has fallen (or has yet to fall) into respective places in our lives.

This collective body of work explores love and its many connotations through absence, power, and tangibility.

The title, EVOL (a reflection on LOVE), holds an ambitious wardrobe of many colors -- recognizable yet mysterious, overstated or at times subtle.

The work strives to define the mirror-like dualism that exists between the good and darker sides of love, and those who partake in its passing and hopeful rooting.

Featured Artists

Danny Beck
Sergi Calavia
Ines Chan
Rayniel Estrella
Joana Muriel
Andreína Prado

Animation Study Group Exhibition

February 12–16, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

February 12, 2013, 3:15–3:45 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Room 101 (open to current CCA students only)

More info: Carol Pitts, 510.594.3710, cpitts@cca.edu
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Note: Erik Adigard will be Skyping from Rome.

This month-long collaborative CCA/MICA course allows students from all disciplines to investigate key issues of motion as they relate to creativity, design, communications, and critical thinking.

Although interdisciplinary in nature, the course aims at nurturing students within their own interest and specialty -- graphic design, interaction design, animation, architecture, photography, illustration, etc.

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

For undergraduates, this course satisfies a studio elective, upper-division Interdisciplinary Studio, Graphic Design Investigative Studio, or Advanced Design Studio.

For graduates, this course satisfies a gradwide elective.

Alternative Info Session

Wednesday, February 13, 3:15–3:45 p.m.
Oakland campus
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Jackie Baxton, Kacie Gansel, and Courtney Lynch organize a group exhibition exploring ways to represent the rabbit!

February 12–16, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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.

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–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.

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.