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February 19, 2013, 5:30–7:30 pm

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Copresented by the Architecture Lecture Series and the Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies

February 19, 2013 7:00 pm

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

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Mabel O. Wilson is an associate professor of architecture at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, where she directs the program for Advanced Architectural Research. Before taking this position, she served as chair of CCA's Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies.

Her latest book, Negro Building: Black Americans in the World of Fairs and Museums, focuses on black Americans’ participation in world’s fairs, emancipation expositions, and early black grassroots museums. It traces the evolution of black public history from the Civil War through the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.

Wilson gives voice to the men and women who curated black-affirmative cultural events, created new institutions, and interrogated what it meant to be black and American. Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, Ida B. Wells, A. Philip Randolph, Horace Cayton, and Margaret Burroughs number among the protagonists.

The 2012-13 Architecture Lecture Series is funded by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Jensen Architects; John Marx / Form4 Architecture; Perkins+Will; Pfau Long Architecture Ltd.; STUDIOS Architecture; WSP Flack+Kurtz; ARCH Art Supply; BraytonHughes Design Studios; GCI; Long & Levit LLP; SFMOMA A+D Forum; Tom Eliot Fisch; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; Blasen Landscape Architecture; John A. Raeber, Architectural Specifications; and Ratcliff.

Group Exhibition

February 19–23, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Group Exhibition

February 19–23, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

February 19, 2013, 3:15–3:45 pm

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

Info: Carol Pitts, cpitts@cca.edu, 510.594.3732
See also cca.edu/special

This three-week fieldwork studio in Marfa, Texas, seeks to expand contemporary discourses on social practices and politics in art. Led by instructor Shaun O'Dell, It offers a unique opportunity for students to gain an understanding of the dynamics of art in public spaces and its impact on communities.

Transformed by the legacy of Donald Judd, Marfa has become one of the most vibrant art hubs in the United States: a place where the art world meets, galleries emerge, and a cultural industry has arisen. Students from CCA, the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, and the Dutch Art Institute collaborate in the research, development, and execution of projects.

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 or Fine Arts Seminar.

Presented by Student Affairs

February 19, 2013 3:15 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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More info: commencement@cca.edu.

Congratulations to all 2013 spring graduating students. As you finish your last courses and begin making strides toward your chosen fields, the college is already preparing for your commencement, exhibitions, and receptions.

The process begins with a mandatory graduation information session.

Whether you plan to participate in commencement, all students who will graduate this spring are required to attend this 30-minute information session at which you will be given information pertaining to your diploma.

Refreshments provided.
 

February 19–23, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Feb. 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Wed. open until 7:30 p.m.)
Info: jzurier@cca.edu

An exhibition featuring works by artists and designers who participated in John Zurier's 2012 summer study abroad course in Iceland. The class provided an introduction to Icelandic art and culture during a week stay in Reykjavik followed by two weeks of intensive studio on a horse farm, immersed in the landscape, geography, history, and culture of western Iceland. The emphasis was on experience of nature as a primary souce for the exploration of new artwork. The exhibition will include photography, sculpture, drawing, painting, video, furniture, and sound.

Brought to you by Career Development

February 19, 2013 11:00 am–12:30 pm

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Interested in pursuing teaching and going to graduate school? Meet representatives from BARD Master of Arts in Teaching program, based in Delano, CA. The program offers a Master’s Degree and California single subject credential in English, Social Science, Math, or Science in just one year. Generous financial support is available.

BARD MAT students take graduate-level courses in their elected subject area, culminating in a final research project demonstrating disciplinary scholarship. Students also take courses in adolescent education, covering a wide range of issues, ideas, and practices. Courses are framed by practice-based research, culminating in a classroom research project. As a MAT student, you will be embedded in public schools throughout the year, allowing for daily interaction and experience in the classroom.

February 18–23, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

February 18–23, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

February 18–22, 2013

Nave Alcove, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Thurs., Feb. 21, 7-8:30 p.m.
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Info: 415.703.9504 or ixd@cca.edu

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Junior-level IxD students shared their skills and points of view about design, while industry design leaders presented to students about how they are creating great learning environments.

The event fostered a commitment among professionals and student to further raise the quality of interaction design and nurture the next generation of designers.

CCA alumni Molly Ackerman-Brimberg (MFA Design 2009) and Matthew Baranauskas (MFA Design 2009) from Ziba decided to give back to the college by providing an educational internship opportunity for current student students to gain real-world experience.

In attendance at the launch were representatives from Apple, airbnb Bosch, Citrix, Facebook, frog, fuseproject, GE, Google, Greenstart, HOT Studio, IDEO, Snibbe Interactive, Stimulant, and VW ERL.

February 18–23, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tues., Feb. 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Info: isap@cca.edu or cca.edu/students/isap

An art student's voyage includes venturing into new spaces and exploring the unknown. Becoming an international student adds annother layer to this sense of independence and excitement, as the student steps into a new country and culture.

Please join us for Artonomy, an exhibit that celebrates stepping into the unknown and features work by current international students and alumni of CCA’s study-abroad programs.

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.