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March 2, 2013 10:30 am–5:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Info: craftforward@cca.edu or craftforward.org

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CCA and the American Craft Council copresent an all-day symposium that explores the influence of the next generation of makers on the marketplace and crossover strategies for leaving the academic environment.

Craft Forward-ing builds on the momentum of 2011’s symposium Craft Forward and continues the college’s ongoing commitment to furthering dialogues around contemporary craft practice.

Confirmed Speakers

The symposium will feature guest speakers to address such topics as creative entrepreneurship, working in multiple worlds (from the gallery to social engagement to the marketplace), and how craft processes can feed diverse and sustainable practices.

Visit the Craft Forward website for program and event details as they develop.

The American Craft Council is a national, nonprofit educational organization founded in 1943 by Aileen Osborn Webb. The mission of the Council is to promote understanding and appreciation of contemporary craft.

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.

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 — 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 — 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.

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.

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.

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.

Residential Life Group Exhibition

February 25–March 9, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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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.
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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.