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An open-house event presented by the Graduate Program in Fine Arts and the Center for Art and Public Life

April 13, 2013, 5:00–9:00 pm
Visiting artists Leah Gordon and Andre Eugene

Luggage Store Annex (aka 509 Cultural Center)

Luggage Store Annex (aka 509 Cultural Center) and Tenderloin National Forest
509 Ellis Street (at Leavenworth) | Get directions

More info: Contact Ranu Mukherjee at rmukherjee@cca.edu or 415.279.2314

This off-campus open-house event marks the conclusion of the ENGAGE project described below, and will showcase the outcomes. Los Angeles-based artist Jason Metcalf will be making a presentation.

From April 1 to 13 Haitian artist Andre Eugene of Atis Rezistans and UK-based artist and curator Leah Gordon will join Ranu Mukherjee and students from CCA's Graduate Program in Fine Arts in transforming the 509 Cultural Center into a workshop, studio, and seminar space.

As part of the Studio Research Lab Towards a Creole Procession, taught by Mukherjee, and the Social Practice workshop cotaught with Los Angeles artist David Burns, participants engage with an exploration of Haitian contemporary art and culture, digging into the idea of ancestral presence and mixed heritage in aesthetics, and the sometimes incommensurable frameworks of "cultural artifact" vs "contemporary art work."

Leah Gordon will give presentations and lead discussions that explore the relationship between vodou and Haitian art, the conditions of artistic production in Haiti, and the complexities of exhibiting Haitian art in an international context.

Andre Eugene will lead workshops on his particular brand of sculptural production using found objects gathered here, some familiar to him and others not.

We will engage in studio sessions for making artworks "towards a Creole Procession", in which each artist will engage with the subject matter on their own terms.

Dr. Donald Cosentino, Professor Emeritus of World Arts and Cultures at UCLA, will also join us.

April 13, 2013, 1:00–3:00 pm

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 440-4500
Skirball

Admitted undergraduate students and their families are invited to spend the afternoon at CCA's Admitted Student Reception. Meet fellow admitted students, faculty, and staff and learn more about joining the CCA community. There will be a presentation, followed by Q&A. Light hor d'ourves will be served.

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April 13, 2013, 1:00–3:00 pm

The Culture Center
410 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024
(212) 769-1600
Culture Center

Admitted undergraduate students and their families are invited to spend the afternoon at CCA's Admitted Student Reception. Meet fellow admitted students, faculty, and staff and learn more about joining the CCA community. There will be a presentation, followed by Q&A. Light hor d'ourves will be served.

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April 13, 2013, 1:00–3:00 pm

Olympic Sculpture Park at the Seattle Art Museum
Art Lab
2901 Western Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
206.654.3100
Olympic Sculpture Park

Admitted undergraduate students and their families are invited to spend the afternoon at CCA's Admitted Student Reception. Meet fellow admitted students, faculty, and staff and learn more about joining the CCA community. There will be a presentation, followed by Q&A. Light hor d'ourves will be served.

Please RSVP Below

April 13, 2013 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Info: 510.594.3650 or lgeary@cca.edu)

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Painting Expanded brings together a diverse group of internationally recognized artists from New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco for a daylong series of discussions about contemporary painting, in order to expand the critical dialogue and concerns of the painting community at CCA and beyond.

Discussions will delve into issues of material, context, and theory as well as variations in academic culture, writing/criticism, and the market. These conversations will provide social and historical framework and commentary that links these artists’ practices with everyday life.

This is a unique opportunity for students, faculty, and the larger community to gather for a series of distinct perspectives on the past, present, and future of painting.

Participating Artists

Mary Heilmann
Keith Mayerson
Keltie Ferris
Meleko Mogkosi
Dushko Petrovich
Lecia Dole Recio
Amy Bessone
Tom LaDuke
Mary Weatherford
Vincent Fecteau

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Presented by PLAySPACE

April 13, 2013 7:30 am–7:30 pm
Touring the Social Imaginary

Stories allow us to travel through time. Buildings contain traces of the past, present and future. Knowledge is situated temporally and geographically. These are the stakes claimed by artists Sadie Harmon and Lauren Marie Taylor in Conjuring Multiple Histories, their extensive research project presented as a merging of historical city tour and séance.

Choosing locations based on their spiritual, historical, and geometric significance, Harmon and Taylor follow a path of intuitive research to unearth hidden connections and illuminate obscured accounts that they present to us in physical and virtual space. Public record is juxtaposed with public memory to re-contextualize the historical figures, sites, and ideologies of Gold-Rush Era California. They present their findings as narrative tours of each site. Each tour is followed by a séance, a word the artists use for its dual meaning: “persons assembled for discussion” and “a meeting for the investigation or exhibition of spiritualistic phenomena.”

Tour Details

Join PLAySPACE for individual segments or the full day.

7:30 a.m. Mountain View Cemetery, Chapel of the Chimes, 5000 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland
10:00 a.m. Oakland Public Library, 125 14th Street, Oakland
11:45 a.m. Jack London Square, Heinhold’s First and Last Chance, 48 Webster Street, Oakland
2:20 p.m. Jack London Square, Oakland, Transit via ferry to the San Francisco Ferry Building
2:45 p.m. Portsmouth Square, Bridge to Chinese Culture Center, Corner of Washington and Kearny Streets, San Francisco
4:30 p.m. Mechanics Institute Library, 57 Post Street, San Francisco
6:20 p.m. Sutro Baths Ruins, Point Lobos, San Francisco

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.

Other Related Events

Pointless Show
CATALYSTRANSIT

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 towards, the academic community. This programming is presented in various venues and locations throughout the community.

Senior Exhibition — Film

April 9–13, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

April 9–13, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Community Arts

April 9–13, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

April 9–13, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

April 9–13, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Sculpture

April 9–13, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

April 8–13, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, April 9, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

April 8–13, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, April 9, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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

Group Exhibition

April 1–13, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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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.

Related Events

Pointless Show
Conjuring Multiple Histories

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.