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Presented as part of the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program

April 2, 2013 7:00 pm
Knoxville, 1992

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public.

Seating is first-come, first-seved.

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Steinmetz's monochrome portraits are striking both for their understatement and for the way in which they imbue offhand moments with significance.

The photo series that made his name came about in 1996, when Steinmetz, a defiantly local photographer, decided to document the occupants of Jittery Joe's, a coffee shop in his hometown of Athens, Georgia.

Steinmetz's specialty is the hung narrative -- where are these people going? What are they thinking? This is made especially apparent in his images taken by highways. What is the squinting, baggy-eyed, but handsome youth doing on the interstate in "Off I-40, Knoxville"? He's wearing a dressy, countrified jacket and pencil tie, and looks completely out of place.

Similarly the bespectacled boy blowing bubble-gum, who sits beside the road in "Off Highway 441", North of Clayton, Georgia; the road becomes a metaphor for a life journey, destination unknown.

These are the looks of youths the world over. Is it something universal -- a product of adolescence itself? Or something learned from movies, magazines, and musicians? These images won't provide the answers; rather Steinmetz revels in images that stand at the very cusp of a question.

Steinmetz has received a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and a Georgia Council for the Arts Grant, among other awards. His work is in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Reader's Digest collection in Pleasantville, New Jersey.

Steinmetz has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Grand Central Terminal, New York; and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta.

Generous support for the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program is provided by the Pilara Foundation / Pier 24 and Randi & Bob Fisher. Additional support by the Black Dog Private Foundation.

April 2, 2013, 6:30–7:30 pm

UC Berkeley | College of Environmental Design | 112 Wurster Hall

Info: Daniel Prostak at djp@berkeley.edu

UC Berkeley's GROUND UP journal and the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning proudly present Julie Bargmann in two upcoming events at the College of Environmental Design, to which CCA students are cordially invited to attend.

Evidence of multiple-site histories lurks beneath urban expanses of weeds and asphalt. To reframe vacant land as full becomes the primary act of design, unearthing the embodied energy of men, women, and children who once labored there. To work with these traces inspires the next generation of a renewed landscape of ecological and cultural production.

GRIT: Creative Resolve in Design is the theme of the second edition of UC Berkeley’s student journal GROUND UP.

Door survey: Help define the best acronym for G.R.I.T. (Winner will be announced at the Berkeley Thunderdome the following day.)

About Julie Bargmann

Julie Bargmann is internationally recognized as an innovative designer in building regenerative landscapes and with interdisciplinary design education and associate professor the the University of Virginia, where she teaches graduate design studios and seminars.

Her ongoing design research project D.I.R.T. (Design Investigations Reclaiming Terrain) continues to excavate the creative potential of degraded landscapes. Project D.I.R.T explores past and present industrial operations and urban processes in relationship to ecological systems, cultural constructs, and emerging technologies.

From closed quarries to abandoned coal mines, fallow factories and urban rail-yards, Bargmann joins teams of architects, artists, engineers, historians, and scientists to imagine the next evolution of these working landscapes.

Senior Exhibition — Jewelry/Metal Arts

April 2–6, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, April 3, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented as part of Reflection: 100 Years of Jewelry and Metal Arts at CCA

April 2, 2013, 3:15–4:15 pm

B Building
Free and open to the public
More info: Curtis Arima, carima@cca.edu, 510.205.5694

Susie Ganch is an associate professor and head of the Metals Program at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She is also the director of Radical Jewelry Makeover, an international traveling community jewelry mining and recycling project that was recently hosted by the Wheelwright Museum (in Santa Fe), Queensland College of Art Griffith University, and Artisan Gallery (in Brisbane).

Solo exhibitions include Velvet da Vinci, University of Wyoming-Laramie, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA. Group exhibitions include Unexpected Pleasures (Design Museum, London, and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne); Heat Exchange (Shemer Art Center and Museum, Phoenix, and Kunstmuseen der Stadt Erfurt, Galerie Waidspeicher im Kulturhof Krönbacken, Erfurt, Germany); Surface and Substance (Contemporary Applied Arts and Electrum Gallery, London, and Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales); and Evolution and Imagination (Cameron Museum, North Carolina).

Collections include the Asheville Art Museum.

Ganch is a recent recipient of the Theresa Pollack Fine Art Award, a VA Commission for the Arts grant, and multiple Virginia Commonwealth University faculty research Grants.

Publications include Metalsmith magazine (2008, cover article), The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellry Makers, and Bijoux. Illustration et Design.

Ganch is represented by the Velvet da Vinci gallery in San Francisco; Sienna Gallery in Lenox, Massachusetts; and Quirk Gallery in Richmond, Virginia.

April 2–13, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Sun., Apr. 7, 3-5 p.m.
Open Studios: Sun., Apr. 7, noon-5 p.m.
Gallery open hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Info: 415.551.9230 or scole@cca.edu

A culminating painting exhibition for the graduating senior class of 2013. The reception takes place on the same day as the Graduate Open Studios event.

Participants

Saif Azzuz, Andrea Bergen, Andrea Bozym, Henri Broyard, Francesca Costanza, Morell Cutler, Jane Gehrke, Sarah Kim, Leinaala Lau, Marcus Lee, Sarah Lesnikoski, Kylie O'Shea Rasmussen, Andrea Roelandt, Heather Santoro, Denali Schmidt, Annalisa Sher, Hallie Silva, Danielle Smith, Dirk Vandermeer, Lynnea Holland-Weiss, and Dominique Wohrer

Senior Exhibition — Jewelry/Metal Arts

April 2–6, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, April 3, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Sculpture

April 2–6, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, April 3, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

April 1–6, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, April 2, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Group Exhibition

April 1–13, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Senior Exhibition — Sculpture

April 1–6, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, April 3, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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

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.