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Presented by the Glass Program

February 13, 2013 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Info: ptraylor@cca.edu or 510.594.3626

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Nikolas Weinstein was born in New York in 1968. His aesthetic derives from a long-standing interest in the natural world, established at a young age during internships at the American Museum of Natural History and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

After graduating college with a degree in comparative literature, he moved to San Francisco, where he briefly worked as an assistant to a prominent graphic designer before founding his studio in 1991. His site-specific installations leverage new technologies to build glassworks that lie at the intersection of art, architecture, and the natural world.

Nikolas Weinstein Studios is a place where art, architecture, technology, design, and engineering come together in large-scale, site-specific glass installations. With an aesthetic drawn from the natural world, Nikolas's work appears animated and unrestrained but at the same time each piece must be a strictly controlled and carefully engineered system.

These opposing imperatives, and the artistic and technical challenges they pose, have drawn a rich and idiosyncratic mix of artists, engineers, craftspeople, gadgeteers, and other creative problem solvers to the studio team. In a very real sense, the studio is defined by the team's willingness, even eagerness, to take on new and unusual challenges.

Solutions to these challenges include: building a room-size kiln from scratch for a one-off project; shipping containers packed with flat-folded glass "fabric" that can be unfurled and shaped on site like origami; harnessing gravity to lend a gentle curve to a piece of glass the size of a tree trunk; or sometimes a magnet on a stick is all that's needed.

This evening the artist will be sharing videos, images, and stories from a number of recent projects, illuminating the problems they posed and the processes and solutions that made them possible.

February 13, 2013, 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

February 13, 2013, 3:15–3:45 pm

B Building, Room 1 (open to current CCA students only)

More info: Carol Pitts, 510.594.3710, cpitts@cca.edu
See also Office of Special Programs

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.

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.

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–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.