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Architecture Lecture Series

March 23, 2013 6:30 pm

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

Gregg Pasquarelli is an American architect and a founding partner of SHoP Architects of New York. This design think tank has pushed the architect's realm past form making and into software design, real estate development, emergent construction research, and the co-development of new sustainable technologies.

SHoP's recent work includes the Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn; a two-mile esplanade and park along the East River Waterfront in New York; the Innovation Hub government complex in Botswana; the South Street Seaport redevelopment in New York; a new major league soccer stadium in New York; and projects for Google in Mountain View, California.

Pasquarelli received his architecture degree from Columbia University and has taught at Yale, Columbia, the University of Virginia, and the University of Florida. He has lectured globally and his work has been reviewed and published in periodicals such as Architect, Architectural Record, the New Yorker, Wallpaper, Metropolis, Wired, Fast Company, Surface, Dwell, A+U, and the New York Times, among others.

SHoP's work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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.

March 23, 2013, 5:30–7:30 pm

Campus Center Student Lounge, San Francisco Campus
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Please RSVP: rsvp@cca.edu or 510.594.3604

Please join us for a book signing and celebration on the occasion of the release of Casa Alta: An Andalusian Paradise, a book documenting the stunning Andalusian house transformed over three decades by former CCA professor of architecture Victor Carrasco and his wife, Elizabeth McMillan. This beautiful book is published by Princeton Architectural Press and designed by former CCA professor and alumna Lucille Tenazas with photographs by Richard Barnes. The text is by Elizabeth McMillan with contributions by Victor Carrasco, John Loomis, and others.

Hosted by the Office of Admission

March 23, 2013 9:00 am–1:00 pm

Oakland and San Francisco campuses
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CCA’s Office of Admission will host a tour of both the college's Oakland and San Francisco campuses. (Transportation between campuses and snacks will be provided.)

Join us on CCA’s Oakland campus in the lobby of our Oakland Office of Admission (in the Irwin Student Center) for an information session led by an enrollment counselor.

Following the information session, CCA students will lead participants on a tour of the Oakland campus to both highlight which academic programs are based in Oakland as well as give an overview of the college’s Residential Life program.

Participants will then board a shuttle to San Francisco, where they will receive a tour of the San Francisco campus.

Tour Schedule

9 a.m. -- Oakland information session
10 a.m. -- Oakland campus tour
11 a.m. -- Board shuttle to San Francisco
11:30 a.m. -- San Francisco campus tour
12:30 p.m. -- Board shuttle to Oakland
1 p.m. – Arrive Oakland campus

Note: Actual times may vary due to traffic conditions on the Bay Bridge.

Visitors are strongly encouraged to participate in the complete tour of both campuses.

Oakland Campus Tour Only

Visitors wishing to participate in only the Oakland portion of the tour must check in with the Oakland Office of Admission in the Irwin Student Center by 9 a.m.. Late arrivals may miss tour departures.

San Francisco Campus Tour Only

Visitors wishing to participate in only the San Francisco portion of the tour must check in with campus security on the San Francisco campus no later than 11:30 a.m. and await the arrival of the Oakland shuttle and tour guides.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

March 19–23, 2013

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

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

March 19–23, 2013

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

Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

March 19–23, 2013

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

Senior Exhibition – Media Arts

March 18–23, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, March 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

March 18–23, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, March 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Sculpture

March 18–23, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, March 20, 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.