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Presented by the Illustration Program

February 22, 2013 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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More info: Michecia Jones, mjones@cca.edu, 415.551.9330

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Irene Gallo is the art director for Tor.com, Tor Books, and Starscape books, which publish science fiction and fantasy. She also serves on the board of directors for the Society of Illustrators.

In 2005 she helped Arnie and Cathy Fenner curate and organize an exhibition at the Museum of American Illustration on the first 11 years of Spectrum. Since then they have asked her to be on their advisory board.

Together with Daniel Dos Santos she runs a regular painting demo series, Art Out Loud, and an annual charity auction of miniature science fiction and fantasy paintings called MicroVisions.

February 22, 2013, 12:00–4:00 pm

Rooms East 3 and West 3

Open to current CCA students and alumni only

Last chance to have your résumé reviewed by a peer career coach prior to CCA's annual Career Expo. Take advantage of this before you meet with potential employers!

Drop-ins welcome!

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Presented by Graduate Program in Fine Arts -- Social Practice

February 22, 2013 10:00 am–7:00 pm

Day events: Graduate Center (GC4 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and 80 Carolina (Room 101 from noon to 7 p.m.)
CCA students only: RSVP before February 8 for full participation

Evening debate: Graduate Center atrium (free and open to the public)
More info: jwick@cca.edu

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Model Model UN: Issues in Practice, a participatory student event, will be followed by a public Oxford-style debate. The goal of Model Model UN (MMUN) is to appropriate the form of Model United Nations to examine contemporary art, specifically in the field of social practice.

Participants draft a resolution that defines this emerging field. If passed, the resulting resolution holds authority over the definition of social practice art for a period of one year (or until the next MMUN).

The event opens at 10 a.m. with a keynote address by Bay Area conceptual artist Stephanie Syjuco. Participants will then divide into groups to evaluate the definition of social practice in four focal regions: Ethics & Engagement, Theoretical & Historical Frameworks, Form & Aesthetics, and Duration & Sustainability.

The resolutions from each focal region are voted up or down and condensed into one final resolution.

Ted Purves, chair of the CCA's Graduate Program in Fine Arts -- home to the first graduate program in social practice -- will moderate this historic event.

About the Debate

Open to the public
During the debate, two teams will argue for or against the single resolution “social practice is . . . .” Audience members will vote before and after the debate, and the winning team is that which sways the most opinions.

In this way, the public has the final say on a new definition of contemporary art.

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 19–23, 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.

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 18–23, 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.

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.

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.