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Presented by the Interaction Design Program

March 1, 2013 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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PLEASE NOTE THIS LECTURE IS BEING RESCHEDULED. CHECK BACK HERE FOR UPDATES.

Info: 415.703.9504 or ixd@cca.edu

Dave Malouf is an interaction designer with close to 20 years experience designing at the crossroads of technology, people and business. Currently he is working on a new start-up called Peer Loft. Peer Loft is building an online collaboration platform that brings the workings of the design studio work environment into the digital space to amplify a design studio's member's creativity.

Before going independent and entrepreneur, Malouf was a professor of interaction design in the Industrial Design Department of Savannah College of Art & Design. He was a senior interaction designer for Motorola, where he designed software, webware, and hardware interactions and interfaces. He is also one of the primary founders and the first vice president of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA).

Presented by the Writers Series (MFA Program in Writing)

March 1, 2013, 7:00–9:00 pm

Writers’ Studio, San Francisco Campus
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195 De Haro at 15th Street
Free and open to the public

More info: David Morini, dmorini@cca.edu or 415.551.9237

Writers Remembered is a unique program that was developed at the San Francisco Public Library around 2000 as a way to allow both writers and the general reading public honor as well as attain some form of closure for the loss of writers, both local and national, year by year.

Writers Remembered is em-cee'd mainly by Gerald Nicosia with occasional cohosts or helpers.

The main feature is the match-up between tribute-giver and deceased writer; often times the writer is memorialized by a personal acquaintance or friend or partner, or by someone who had a deep love or appreciation of the person's work.

Please join us for tributes given to John Updike, Larry Gelbart, Roberto Valenza, J. D. Salinger, Leslie Scalapino, Peter Orlovsky, Vance Bourjaily, Theodore Sorensen, Harold Norse, Lenore Kandel, Janine Pommy Vega, Victor Martinez, Ira Cohen, Karla Andersdatter, Henry Carlisle Jr., Scott Wannberg, Mel Clay, Christopher Hitchens, Adrienne Rich, Carlos Fuentes, Ray Bradbury, Gore Vidal, and others.

Tributes given by Jason Roberts, Jody Weiner, Terry Tarnoff, Sharon Doubiago, Gerald Nicosia, Yasmin Mogul, Tom Barbash, Todd Swindell, Steve Sanfield, Anne Marino, Tate Swindell, Marc Olmsted, Rosemary Manno, Gloria Frym, Caroline Goodwin, and others.

March 1, 2013, 6:00–8:00 pm

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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New location! 360 Kansas Street (between 16th and 17th Streets)
Hours and info: 415.551.9305 or wattis.org

This is the reception event for the Cinematic Moments exhibition at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts.

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.

March 1–30, 2013

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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New location! 360 Kansas Street (between 16th and 17th Streets)
Reception: Friday, March 1, 2013, 6-8 pm
Hours and info: 415.551.9305 or wattis.org

Cinematic Moments is the first exhibition in an annual series titled The Order of Things drawn from the Kadist Art Foundation Collection. The exhibition aims to break down the structure and production of cinema -- specifically film, an important facet of California culture—into stages that are normally obscured.

Cinematic Moments asks what type of knowledge an exhibition is capable of producing, particularly as an exploration of the workings of a preexisting form of production -- a form that is directly related to the culture of its California surroundings. Cinematic Moments is constructed as an architecture that invites the viewer to step inside a moment in time.

The exhibition begins with a small book by the artist John Miller, who is based in New York and Berlin. His works, which range from painting to installation, are often critical yet humorous recapitulations of images and sets from iconic American films and television programs. It is a series of prosaically written descriptions of moments Miller deems cinematic.

Often no longer than five sentences in length, the descriptions range from a solicitous internal monologue to illustrations of specific visual scenes and emotional states. They are often mundane, yet strikingly real. Miller’s book collides individual moments such as scenes from a film, one negative after another, through simple juxtaposition.

Featured Artists

Mauricio Ancalmo, Erick Beltrán, David Berezin, Yoan Capote, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Nathaniel Dorsky, Haris Epaminonda, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Charles Gaines, Ryan Gander, Loris Gréaud, Jiří Kovanda, Benoît Maire, Koki Tanaka, Ian Wallace, Haegue Yang

Cinematic Moments is curated by A. Will Brown (MA Curatorial Practice 2012). Brown earned his bachelor’s degree in art history and psychology from Goucher College.

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.

March 1, 2013 11:30 am–3:30 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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The Career Expo at California College of the Arts is a private job fair aimed specifically at CCA's student and alumni community of artists, writers, designers, and thinkers as well as the potential employers who value them. The exclusive event is open to all CCA students and alumni.

The Expo is an opportunity for students and alumni to make face-to-face connections with creative industry leaders. Attendees receive invaluable information about potential internships, part- and full-time positions, freelance work, and more!

Learn more about Expo and register early »

Senior Exhibition — Jewelry/Metal Arts

February 26–March 2, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

February 26–March 2, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

February 26–March 2, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Photography

February 26–March 2, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

February 25–March 2, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, February 26, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Departmental Exhibition

February 25–March 2, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, February 26, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

February 25–March 2, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, February 26, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Residential Life Group Exhibition

February 25–March 9, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Senior Exhibition — Sculpture

February 25–March 2, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented by the Illustration Program

February 25–March 2, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 5:30-7 pm

Exhibition takes place in the new Student Gallery (2nd floor of the former Wattis Gallery)
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An exhibition featuring the 10 winning illustrations and entries submitted to the New York Society of Illustrators Student Competition.

Please join us!

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.