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Presented as part of the spring Graduate Studies Symposium

March 14, 2013 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public
More info: dmorini@cca.edu or 415 551 9237

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Scott Snibbe is a media artist, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. Whether on mobile devices or in public spaces, his work spurs people to participate socially, emotionally, and physically. His creations are strongly influenced by cinema -- particularly animation and surrealist film -- and often mix live and filmed performances with real-time interaction.

Snibbe’s artwork is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and has been shown in several hundred solo and group exhibitions worldwide, including a solo retrospective at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London.

His large-scale interactive projects have been incorporated into concert tours, at the Olympics, science museums, airports, and other major public spaces and events, and he has collaborated on interactive projects with musicians and filmmakers including Björk and James Cameron.

Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

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Presented by the Jewelry / Metal Arts Program

March 14, 2013, 3:00–4:00 pm
Bow Cluster Chain Tassel

B Building
Free and open to the public

More info: Marilyn da Silva or 510.599.8399

Jeweler Amy Tavern is a visiting artist for the Jewelry / Metal Arts Program. She has a studio in Asheville, NC. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Her lecture will be titled "Layer After Layer."

In addition to being a studio artist, Tavern instructs beginning and specialized jewelry workshops. She has lectured at the Society of North American Goldsmiths conference on two occasions and has spoken at universities around the United States.

In the last two years she has had solo exhibitions at Beyond Fashion in Antwerp, and at Velvet da Vinci in San Francisco. She has also exhibited in group shows at Sienna Gallery and Heidi Lowe Gallery, among others.

In 2009 Amy received several emerging artist honors including being named an American Craft Council Searchlight Artist. Tavern's jewelry has been published in numerous books such as New Rings and 500 Silver Jewelry Designs and was featured on the cover of Metalsmith Magazine’s 2012 “Exhibition in Print.”

Tavern recently completed a three-year artist residency at the Penland School of Crafts and her work can be found in galleries around the United States and abroad. She earned a BFA in Metal Design from the University of Washington in 2002.

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Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs

March 14, 2013, 1:00–2:00 pm
Two meetings; one great student group!

Timken reception area (outside Timken Lecture Hall); pizza will be available!

Free and open to the CCA community only
Info: jnorrena@cca.edu

CCA's Queer/Straight Alliance (QSA) is an official CCA student group supported by the Office of Student Life, which encourages all students to join or create new student organizations, groups, or clubs.

We meet each semester to identify new ways to build community as well as help ensure the college is kept apprised of ways it can help strengthen the group and reap the benefits of a diverse student body.

Come join us during a lunchtime general meeting where we will discuss goals and set up an agenda of social mixers for the rest of the semester.

Can't make this event?
We're offering an alternative QSA meeting on Friday, March 15, from noon to 1 p.m. on the Oakland campus. Learn more »

About the QSA

The QSA strives to provide a “safe space” where all individuals can be free of harassment, discrimination, isolation, judgment, or violence, or any combination thereof, that occurs because of who they are, and to raise public awareness through multiple perspectives about diverse issues surrounding the LGBT community and its presence here at CCA.

Get Involved

Contact: qsa@cca.edu
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About Other Student Groups & Organizations

Student groups also contribute to the CCA community at large by involving others to work collaboratively toward a shared goal. More than a dozen student organizations and groups already exist. If you don't see one that matches your interest, consider establishing an entirely new organization or group.

Your participation provides valuable experience that can have a positive effect on your college years as well as your future professional and personal life.

Senior Exhibition — Photography

March 12–16, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, March 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Glass

March 12–16, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, March 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Sculpture

March 12–16, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, March 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

March 12–16, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, March 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

March 11–16, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, March 12, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

March 11–16, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, March 12, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Reception: Tuesday, March 12, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

March 11–23, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Featured Artists
Brian Azevedo
Lukaza Branfman–Verissimo
Sergi Calavia
Elliott Cost
Haegen Crosby
Leah Dubuc
Mario Miron
Zoe Ozma
Woodrow White

Oakland and San Francisco campuses

March 11–April 12, 2013

Visit California College of the Arts for one of our many March Madness opportunities!

Portfolio Reviews & Appointments

Appointments to meet with an undergraduate Enrollment Counselor are available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on both the San Francisco and Oakland campuses.

Appointments are a good opportunity to receive a portfolio review, or to discuss the needs involved in your personal transition to college.

Please call 800.447.1ART or use the convenient online reservation form to make a campus tour reservation -- especially if you are visiting from out of town.

Class Visits

Prospective students will have the opportunity to sit in on a variety of courses offered during March. RSVP is required. Please see the Class Visit Request Form for available courses available online in February.

Campus Tours

Undergraduate tours of both the San Francisco and Oakland campuses are available Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. on the Oakland campus and at 1:30 p.m. on the San Francisco campus. Campus tours are approximately one hour in length and are often led by a current CCA student or enrollment counselor. Book your campus tour » Please call 800.447.1ART or use the convenient online reservation form to make a campus tour reservation -- especially if you are visiting from out of town.

Saturday Tours
On Saturday, March 16, and Saturday, March 23, CCA will host a tour of both the Oakland and San Francisco campuses.

Participants begin on the Oakland campus at 9 a.m. with an enrollment counselor-led information session followed by a student-led campus tour.

Immediately following the Oakland visit, all participants will board a shuttle to participate in a San Francisco campus tour. The shuttle will return to Oakland at 1 p.m.

Please see the Saturday Tour event posting in February for specific information on how you can take advantage of this unique opportunity.

RSVP for either Saturday Tour by visiting the event calendar posting (see links above).

Information Sessions

Immediately following both the San Francisco and Oakland campus tours, enrollment counselors will lead a general undergraduate information session. Information sessions allow for visitors to learn more about CCA, ask questions, and benefit from the input of a larger group.

Monday and Friday information sessions are available at 11 a.m. (Oakland campus) and at 2:30 p.m. (San Francisco). RSVP is not required.

Virtual Information Sessions

Can't make it to campus? Participate in an online Webex Virtual Information Session. All students are invited to join an enrollment counselor online at 6 p.m. every Wednesday in March.

Transfer and second-degree students are invited to join an enrollment counselor online at 6 p.m. every Tuesday during March.

Please RSVP for a virtual information session in March.

Drop-In Financial Aid Visits

The Office of Financial Aid will be available for drop-in appointments with a financial aid counselor on both the San Francisco and Oakland campus every Monday and Friday during March.

Skype Call-Ins (International Students)

International students are encouraged to contact the Enrollment Services Office Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., and 4:30 p.m. (PST). General inquiries and current applicants are encouraged to participate. RSVP is not required. Skype: cca.admission

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.

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.