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Part of the Architecture Lecture Series and Seeing Orange: Dutch Design at CCA

April 8, 2013 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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This event is presented as part of Seeing Orange: Dutch Design at CCA. Learn more »

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Professor Kas Oosterhuis studied architecture at the Delft Technical University. In 1987-88 he taught as unit master at the AA in London and worked/lived one year in the former studio of Theo van Doesburg in Paris together with the visual artist Ilona Lénárd. Their design studio was in 2004 renamed into ONL (Oosterhuis_Lénárd).

Since 2007 Oosterhuis has been a registered architect in Hungary, executing as general designer the CET project. Since 2000 he has been a professor of digital design methods at Delft Technical University and is currently leading a staff of 12 researchers at Hyperbody, the knowledge center for Nonstandard and Interactive Architecture at TU Delft.

Oosterhuis is director of the protoSPACE Laboratory and a member of the Dutch Building Information Council (BIR).

In his most recent book, Towards a New Kind of Building: A Designer’s Guide to Non Standard Architecture (NAi Publishers 2011), Oosterhuis reveals the fundaments of his personal design universe, which embraces as an initial condition the paradigm shift from standard to nonstandard structures and from static to dynamic buildings.

He was a cofounder of the Attila Foundation, responsible for the groundbreaking Sculpture City event in 1994 and the ParaSite weblounge in 1996.

He has lectured worldwide at numerous universities, academies, and international conferences since 1990. He initiated two GSM conferences at TU in Delft on the subjects of multiplayer game design, file to factory design and build methods, and open-source communication in the evolutionary development of the 3D reference model.

In 2008 ONL received the Autodesk BIM Experience Award for the CET Project in Budapest. Further award-winning building designs include the Saltwater Pavilion at Neeltje Jans (Gold Award 1997 for innovative recreational projects, nomination Mies van der Rohe Award 1998), the Garbagetransferstation Elhorst/Vloedbelt in Zenderen (BusinessWeek / Architectural Record Award 1998, OCE-BNA Award for Industrial Architecture 1996, Aluminium Design Award 1997), and the Hessing Cockpit in Acoustic Barrier in Utrecht (National Steel Award 2006, Glass Award 2006, Dutch Design Award for Public Space 2006, nomination Mies van der Rohe Award 2008, nomination Golden Pyramid 2006).

This program is funded, in part, by public funds from the Netherlands Consulate General in 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.

Senior Exhibition — Photography

April 30–May 4, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, May 1, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

April 30–May 4, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, May 1, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Jewelry/Metal Arts

April 30–May 4, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, May 1, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

April 29–May 4, 2013

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

Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

April 29–May 4, 2013

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

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

April 29–May 4, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, May 1, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

April 29–May 4, 2013

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

April 27, 2013 11:00 am–3:00 pm

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Info: glee@cca.edu

CCA's idyllic Oakland campus becomes a bustling arts bazaar for a day. The public is invited to shop for one-of-a-kind, handmade, affordable gifts created by the CCA community: paintings, drawings, prints, cards, jewelry, ceramics, hand-blown glass, clothing, photography, textiles, and more. Discover unique gifts while enjoying live jazz music and tasty treats.

All CCA students, alumni, faculty, and staff are invited to sell their arts and crafts at the Spring Fair.

There is no fee to participate; we ask only that all items for sale be handmade, and that all sellers help with the set up and break down of the event.

April 27, 2013 10:00 am–1:30 pm
B Building, Room B3

Open to current CCA students and alumni.

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Reflect on what happens when you are speaking and there is something at stake, whether winning a client, getting a job, making a sale, or simply describing your work. If you’re like many of us, you get nervous and you don’t sound knowledgeable or enthusiastic when just the opposite is true. There’s a good chance your body conveys the message that you aren’t ready to be the center of attention.

Effective communication requires deep connection with your values, body-mind awareness, and preparation. Because the body trumps speech when it comes to first impressions, presenter, Laura Paradise will work with you to offer tips for presenting that are grounded in the body. She will also provide you with ingredients of an effective introduction. By the end of the workshop, you will have an inventory of material you can use for your pitch and for memorable introductions at networking events, in interviews and on the spot.

Laura is a certified life coach who integrates Authentic Movement and Expressive Arts therapy into her practice. She works primarily with women 1:1 and in groups to help them present and promote themselves authentically and powerfully. Laura spent her nonprofit career perfecting the art of genuine persuasion. She had a successful career as a fundraiser and lobbyist and represented national, regional and state environmental and social justice organizations. Among her victories was a line item in the federal budget to guarantee safe drinking water to poor, rural communities. Laura says she can help anyone land an interview or win a client!

April 27, 2013 10:00 am–3:00 pm

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

Info: 415.551.9251, jjenkins@cca.edu, or cca.edu/vcs

All social systems are first and foremost visual systems. Thus, processes of social transformation necessarily transpire within the visual arena. Visuality serves to introduce change -- new creative models, new political paradigms, new relational possibilities, new poetic forms -- into social contexts.

This is what makes the ability to interpret visual information and promote critical revisioning so crucial during periods of transformation.

The Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies trains students to deeply engage visual culture by refining written and oral presentation abilities, sharpening critical faculties, fostering research skills, expanding methodological options, and furthering the development of both creative and traditional modes of critical expression.

This year’s cohort presents innovative and transformative research in the field of visual studies at the program’s capstone event, the 2013 VCS Spring Symposium. In this daylong public symposium, eight graduate candidates will interrogate the politics and poetics of visual culture.

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Greer Morgan Gainer
Reconfiguring Legibility: On the Rhizome with Graphic Design

Malia R. Helfmeyer
The Slot, the Hinge, and the High-Rise: The Politics of Space and the Rhetoric of Urban Development in San Francisco's South of Market Area

Ekin Kalayci
Making the New Turkish Woman from the Fantasy of the Modern West

Emily A. Kuhlmann
Making Visible Bodies: Artistic Interventions of Recognition and Responsibility

Raquel P. Nakoneczny
Sculpting Humanity in the Work of Ernesto Neto

Marisa Pushee
The Hand That Grasps: Anthropomorphism in Visual Representations of Nonhuman Animals

Amanda N. Simons
Until __________ Do Us Part: Paradoxical Representations of Same-Sex Marriage in Post-DOMA United States

Henry Witecki
Suddenly Another Me Is Dead: The Art of Tyler, the Creator

Presented by the MFA Program in Writing

April 26, 2013 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Reception follows: Writers' Studio | 195 De Haro | San Francisco 94107
Free and open to the public

Info: 415.551.9237 or dmorini@cca.edu

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Poetry, prose, and writings in between by graduate students in the MFA Program in Writing.

Readers

Jim Norrena
Jenn Virskus
Samina Chaudhry Hitch
Bill Hughes
Jill Tydor
Kristin Adochio

Celebrating 10 years of literary excellence!

Presented by the Illustration Program

April 25, 2013, 7:00–9:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to CCA community only

For more information, contact Michecia Jones at mjones@cca.edu or 415.551.9330

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The Illustration Program at CCA welcomes Oakland native and children's book illustrator J. Otto Seibold, a self-taught artist who has developed an established career. His work is highly recognizable -- Olive, the Other Reindeer, by Vivian Walsh, being just one of many notable pieces.

With this summer's debut of Lost Sloth, Seibold will have accumulated 20 years of illustrating children's books!

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

April 25, 2013 7:00 pm

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public.

We are pleased to present the film Autoportrait (1971/2012, 45 min), by Syrian-born artist and publisher Simone Fattal. Frustrated with her practice as a painter, Fattal turned to the medium of filmmaking to document her life in Beirut, through the fragmented lens of memory, dreams, and half-remembered conversations.

In conjunction with the exhibition Words and Places: Etel Adnan, the CCA Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice, and the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts present a series of talks and film screenings that examine issues called up by Adnan’s practice, and expand its frame of reference.

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Sans Soleil
The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni
The Sitt Marie Rose Book Club

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.

Presented as part of the Animation Lecture Series

April 25, 2013, 7:00–8:30 pm

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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More info: mbondad@cca.edu or 510.594.3653

Two-time Academy Award-winner Phil Tippett started Tippett Studios over 30 years ago in Berkeley, California.

He has worked on epic films such Star Wars, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Starship Troopers, and Jurassic Park, among many others.

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Senior Exhibition — Textiles

April 23–27, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, April 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Photography

April 23–27, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, April 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Textiles

April 23–27, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, April 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Textiles

April 23–27, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, April 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

April 22–27, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, April 23, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

April 22–27, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, April 23, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Interior Design Lecture Series

April 22, 2013 7:00 pm

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

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Cathrine Veikos is the new chair of Interior Design at CCA. She joined our faculty in 2012 after teaching in the architecture program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design for more than 10 years.

Veikos will be lecturing about her forthcoming book, Lina Bo Bardi: The Theory of Architecture Practice (Routledge, Taylor & Francis, 2013), an introduction to and translation of the Italo-Brazilian architect's thesis on pedagogy, which highlights the value of collaborative work, interdisciplinarity, and a design methodology that is predicated on the serious observation of the habits and patterns of life.

Bo Bardi designed buildings, graphics, gardens, exhibitions, sets and costumes for theater, furniture, and jewelry.

The exhibitions in which she designed the exhibition spaces and curated the selections constitute an evolving practice of installation that distinguishes itself from industrial or exhibition design through the immersive, transformative, and contingent experience it creates for the viewer.

April 22, 2013, 6:00–7:30 pm

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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Free and open to the public

Info: Christina La Sala at clasala@cca.edu or 415.431.0909

Presentations will be given by graduating students from the Individualized Major Program) that demonstrate how they used the individualized curriculum to create their work.

Part of the graduating requirement for Individualized Majors, the presentations demonstrate how students' unique perspective has evolved in their studio work and academic studies.

Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

April 22–27, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, April 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

April 20, 2013 2:00 pm

Gana Art Space Gallery 3F
119 Kwanhoon-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
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California College of the Arts (CCA) invites you to the reception honoring admitted students and welcoming prospective students. It is hosted by Sooah Choi (Fashion Design 1998).

Current CCA students and all CCA alumni are invited.

Please RSVP below if you plan to attend.

April 20, 2013 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Life+Art Studio
727 Wei Hai Road #24 (Courtyard Entrance)
Shanghai, China

California College of the Arts (CCA) invites you to the reception honoring admitted students and welcoming prospective students. It is hosted by alumna Jianwei Fong (Painting 1992) and alumna Anita Luu (Graphic Design 2007).

Current CCA students and all CCA alumni are invited to attend.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

A Career Development workshop

April 20, 2013 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Untitled, Pablo Medina, visiting CCA professor 2011-12
B Building, Room B3

Open to current CCA students and alumni.

RSVP required

Join Career Development and coach Jenn Lin for a fun and creative workshop that will help you articulate your dreams and calm the inner voice that says you're not good enough to make these dreams a reality.

An award winning coach, Lin's coaching style draws from her extensive training at Coaches Training Institute, Dale Carnegie, Effective Influence T-group, and Buddhist teachings. She specializes in one-on-one career and business consulting for women and minorities.

Lin's 10 Things U Dream of Doing! workshops are taught throughout the Bay Area to help people overcome their inner critic, as she believes 80-90 percent of why people don't succeed is because of themselves.

Before becoming a coach, Lin was a successful interior designer in the architecture industry. She had to give up her career when she became permanently injured from overuse of computers. To reinvent herself, Jenn made a list of 10 things she wanted to do in life. She is currently on her third list of 10 Things.

She received her BS and MA degrees in design and architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her MBA from Mills College.

Presented by the MFA Program in Writing

April 19, 2013 7:00 pm

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

Info: 415.551.9237 or dmorini@cca.edu

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Poetry, prose, and writings in between by graduate students in the MFA Program in Writing.

Each reading is followed by a reception.

Readers

Kate Chianese
Amal Hassan
Chloé Veylit
Susan L. Lin
Sarah Bushman
Erin Ginder-Shaw

Celebrating 10 years of literary excellence!

April 19, 2013 9:00 am–7:00 pm

Info: 415.703.9562 or jsikora@cca.edu

9-9:30 a.m.: Check-in on CCA's San Francisco campus

9:30-10 a.m.: Welcome (in the Nave)

10:10 a.m.-noon: Demos // Rapid Prototyping, Hybrid Lab Interaction, Material Explorations, Advanced Visualization

noon-1:15 p.m.: Architecture and Interior Design program presentations

1:15-1:45 p.m.: Shuttle to Oakland campus

2-2:45 p.m.: CCA Oakland campus tour

2:45-3:15 p.m.: Oakland Gallery visits along College Avenue

3:30-4 p.m.: Shuttle back to the San Francisco campus

4-7 p.m.: Architecture Division Open Studios (studio visits and opportunities to meet with alumni and friends; food and drinks will be served!)

Hosted by CCA on both campuses

April 19, 2013 9:00 am–4:00 pm

Admitted undergraduate students and their families are invited to attend CCA's Admitted Student Day event. This event spans both campuses and offers an insider's view of California College of the Arts.

Spend the day with other admitted students as well as CCA faculty, alumni, and staff to learn more about being a part of the CCA community!

San Francisco Campus

9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m
Campus tour repeated at 10:30 and 11:00 a.m.

  • 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.: Financial Aid Counseling

  • 9:00: Check in (1111 Eighth Street)

  • 9:15-10:00 a.m.: Welcome to CCA
    President Stephen Beal, Vice President for Enrollment Management Sheri McKenzie, Provost Melanie Corn, and alumni Pechakucha: Allati El Henson (Graphic Design 2012), Shawn HibmaCronan (Sculpture and Furniture 2009), Rachel Yu (Architecture 2010)

Campus tour includes the following 30-minute demonstration: Hybrid Lab, Painting/Drawing, Architecture/Interior Design, Rapid Prototype, Film, and Fashion Design.

10:10-10:40 a.m.: Demo 1
A. Rapid Prototyping
B. Architecture/Interior Design Open Studio
C. Fashion - Tissue Paper Dress Design
D. Film - Green Screen Cyclorama

10:50-11:20 a.m.: Demo
A. Architecture/Interior Design Open Studio
B. Fashion - Tissue Paper Dress Design
C. Film - Green Screen Cyclorama
D. Hybrid Lab

11:30-noon: Demo 3
A. Materials Exploration
B. Advanced Visualization
C. Architecture/Interior Design Open Studio
D. Fashion - Tissue Paper Dress Design
E. Film - Green Screen Cyclorama
F. Hybrid Lab

Lunch
Pick up box lunch and proceed to academic program session.

  • Noon–1:15 p.m.: Academic program sessions
    Enjoy your lunch while learning program-specific information from CCA faculty.

Complimentary shuttle to Oakland campus

Oakland Campus

1:45 to 3:30 p.m

  • 1:45 p.m.: Shuttle arrival in Oakland

  • 2:00-2:45 p.m.: Program options

. Student workshop: “Creative Intersections: Inside and Outside the Studio” Melanie Corn, Provost and Noki Seekao, Director of Student Affairs
. Financial aid counseling
. Parents panel
. Class visit (CORE)
. Class visit (Interaction Design)
. Shuttle to Webster Hall
. Campus tours

  • 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Residence hall show room open

  • 3:00 p.m.: Dessert on the lawn

  • 3:30 p.m.: Shuttle to San Francisco campus

  • 4:00 p.m.: Visit San Francisco housing: California Street Residences and Harriett Street (optional)

A round-trip shuttle will be provided upon return from the Oakland campus. Separate RSVP required.

April 19, 2013 8:00 am

350 Kansas Street, San Francisco Campus
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California College of the Arts cordially invites you to attend the Honors Student Breakfast in recognition of your outstanding artistic and academic achievements.

Hosted by CCA President, Stephen Beal, we welcome you, your family, and other admitted students
to join us as we celebrate in your achievements. The Honors Student Breakfast precedes the San Francisco, Admitted Student Day

The Location for this event will be CCA's Kansas Street Event Space* (4 blocks from main San Francisco campus)
360 Kansas Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Please RSVP using link above.

*Please email Event Coordinator, Ellen Black at ellen@cca.edu if anyone in your party is unable to walk the 4 blocks to the main San Francisco campus following breakfast. We are more than happy to make arrangements for you.

Parking: Visitors to both our Honors Student Breakfast and Admitted Student Day are welcomed to park around the San Francisco campus. Additional parking is available, directly across from the Kansas Street Event Space at $9/day.

Hosted by Academic Affairs

April 18, 2013, 7:00–9:00 pm
Photo: Kaitlyn Satterfield

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

Info: rkuszel@cca.edu or 510.594.3790

Join us for public presentations of recently tenured faculty members' work.

Featured Faculty

Kota Ezawa
David Huffman
Jordan Kantor

April 18–30, 2013

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Apr. 17, 5-7 p.m.
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat.–Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Info: 415.551.9214 or cbradley@cca.edu

A juried exhibition of award-winning artworks by students in the Graduate Program in Fine Arts.

Simpson Award Winners

The following students are the 2013 recipients of the 26th Annual Barclay Simpson Awards:

  • Dit-Cilinn
  • Rachel Granofsky
  • David Ohlsson
  • Margo Wolowiec

This year's jurors: Amy Owen, curator at Di Rosa, and Jordan Stein, cofounder of Will Brown Gallery and visiting artist coordinator at the Exploratorium.

Artist Bios

Dit-Cilinn

Dit-Cilinn was born in Mora, Sweden in 1983 and raised in Pattaya, Thailand and Gothenburg, Sweden. At 16 Dit-Cilinn began taking self-portraits that explore the intersection between life and art, a dynamic she has continued to develop through sculpture and installation.

Her work has been exhibited at Gallery Niklas Belenius, Stockholm; FOR-SITE Foundation, Nevada City; CMU Gallery, Chiang Mai; Röda Sten, Gothenburg; and the Gothenburg Museum of Art, among other places.

She attended the Royal Institute of Art and received her BFA at Valand Academy in 2009.

David Ohlsson

David Ohlsson was born in 1985 in Eksjo, Sweden, and spent his youth in rural seclusion, enduring the long, dark Nordic winters by consuming sugar, German electronic music, and experimental cinema.

Between 2008-11 he studied at the Royal Academy in Stockholm and Chiang Mai University, Thailand. Ohlsson has exhibited at SOMArts Murphy & Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Exhibition, San Francisco; Delta Gallery, San Joaquin; Gallery Niklas Belenius, Stockholm; Konstakademin, Stockholm; Bodyhammer Gallery, Gothenburg; FOR-SITE Foundation, Nevada City, among other places.

Rachel Granofsky

Rachel Granofsky was born in 1980 to a family of painters, writers, and animators in Montreal. She spent her childhood spying on musicians in her father's basement recording studio, concocting magic potions using shampoo and toothpaste, and celebrating the birthdays of inanimate household objects.

As an adolescent, she began photographing her friends as a way to capture the theatrical atmosphere surrounding them.

She has exhibited in shows curated by Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Center for Architecture, CBC3, Photographers Forum, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, and the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts. Her current pictures are composed of painted and collage elements arranged for the precise point of view of the camera to distort perspective. These assemblages question the automatisms of perception in photographic representation.

She received her BFA in photography (with distinction) from Pratt Institute in 2003.

Margo Wolwiec

Originally from Detroit, Margo Wolowiec's work often resides between mediums, using material processes and concerns as a way to activate archives of history, memory and immateriality. Her work has been shown at the Brooklyn Arts Center; The Center for Performance Research, New York; and Uri Gallery, Seoul. She also cofounded and directed Janus Project, an alternative gallery space in Brooklyn.

She received her BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago.

About Barclay Simpson

Barclay Simpson, the namesake of this award, is chairman emeritus of Simpson Mfg. Co. He is chair of the board of trustees of the Berkeley Art Museum and sits on the board of Girls, Inc. of Alameda County.

At CCA he has served in several leadership positions, including advancement committee chair for six years. During that time, he increased contributions significantly, brought on new trustees and new donors, and made leadership gifts that set the stage for the college's expansion in the late 1990s.

Mr. Simpson and his wife, Sharon, have given generously to CCA over the years to support a variety of projects. In 1998 the Sharon Hanley Simpson Library, a critical part of the San Francisco campus, was created using a generous gift from the Simpsons.

The Simpson Library -- much larger and better equipped than the previous facility -- enabled a dramatic expansion in academic resources, including strategic growth in the library collection.

The Simpson name also graces the award-winning Sculpture facility in Oakland, which was completed in 1993. The couple has also been generous supporters of the Center for Art and Public Life and the CCA Scholarship Fund.

In recognition of his many contributions to the community, Barclay Simpson was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from CCA in 2005.

Presented by the Glass Program

April 18, 2013, 8:30–11:30 am
"Placeholders Shelf" (photo by Helen Lee)

CCA Glass shop, ground floor of the Shacklee Building
Free and open to the public

More info: Contact Elin Christopherson at echristopherson@cca.edu or 510.414.5243

Join us as artist and designer Helen Lee visits CCA's Glass Program for a lecture and hot glass demonstration.

Lee is an artist, designer, educator, and Oakland-based glassblower. She teaches in the Digital + Media and Glass departments at RISD, and has taught in CCA's Sculpture Program, the MIT Glass Lab, and the Palo Alto High School Glass Program.

She is an affiliate artist at Headlands Center for the Arts, and works as a freelance graphic designer, most recently for Celery Design Collaborative in Berkeley, California.

Lee holds an MFA in glass from RISD and a BSAD in architecture from MIT.

April 17, 2013, 6:00–8:00 pm

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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This is the opening reception event for the Curatorial Practice thesis exhibition Words and Places: Etel Adnan. The poets Norma Cole and Joanne Kyger will be reading tonight.

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.

April 17, 2013, 5:00–7:00 pm

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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This is the reception event for the 26th Annual Barclay Simpson Award Exhibition.

Curatorial Practice Thesis Exhibition

April 17–June 29, 2013

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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New location! 360 Kansas Street (between 16th and 17th Streets)
Reception: Wed., Apr. 17, 6-8 p.m.
Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri., noon-7 p.m.; Sat., noon-5 p.m.; closed Sun. and Mon.
Info: 415.355.9670

This is the first large-scale institutional exhibition of work by the Lebanese writer, poet, and painter Etel Adnan, spanning six decades of her artistic practice. It is the thesis exhibition of the graduating students in the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice.

Born in Beirut in 1925 to a Christian Greek mother and a Muslim Syrian father, Adnan has spent her life between places -- Beirut, Paris, and the Bay Area -- negotiating their different cultures and language as well as her distinctive position among them.

This experience of displacement deeply informs her work, which similarly ranges between mediums and formats. Her recent exhibitions include dOCUMENTA (13) (Kassel, Germany, 2012) and the Serpentine Gallery Map Marathon (London, 2010).

The exhibition explores Adnan's complex negotiation between verbal and visual forms of expression. Some of the featured paintings include elements of geographical specificity, whereas others are more ambiguous depictions of "nonplaces." Adnan's leporellos, or folding books, offer a compelling fusion of written texts and painted or drawn images.

The exhibition also includes selected articles written by Adnan for the francophone daily newspaper Al-Safa as well as film and video works by Chris Marker, Rabih Mroué, and the Otolith Group that relate directly or obliquely to Adnan's practice.

Marker's eerie footage of sculptures at the fringe of San Francisco Bay; Mroué's conflations of destruction and construction, future and past in an unspecified city; and the Otolith Group's portrait of Adnan reading her own poetry in her Paris home all present a melancholic counterpoint to Adnan's work, deepening the exhibition’s logic of place and displacement.

See wattis.org for a schedule of accompanying public programs that include poetry readings, workshops, film screenings, and lectures.

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.

Photography Lecture Series

April 17, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Ralls Painting Studio
Free and open to the public

More info: Email Chris Nickel at cnickel@cca.edu

Elin O’Hara Slavick will discuss her new book After Hiroshima, which Kyo Maclear called “One of the most beautiful and politically truthful books I have encountered in recent years,” and Akira Mizuta Lippit described the book as “a work of dark poetics that calls forth the necessity of remaining vigilant to the sights that test and contest the ubiquitous afterlife of radioactivity.”

The photographic images of Hiroshima in After Hiroshima are attempts to visually, poetically, and historically address the magnitude of what disappeared as a result of and what remains after the dropping of the A-bomb in 1945. They are images of loss and survival, fragments and lives, architecture and skin, surfaces and invisible things, like radiation.

Exposure is at the core of the author’s photographic project: exposure to radiation, to the sun, to light, to history, and exposures made from radiation, the sun, light, and historical artifacts from the Peace Memorial Museum’s collection.

Hiroshima: After Hiroshima engages ethical seeing, visually registers warfare, and addresses the irreconcilable paradox of making visible the most barbaric as witness, artist, and viewer.

Slavick is a distinguished professor of Visual Art, Theory, and Practice at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has exhibited her work in Hong Kong, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Scotland, England, Cuba, Japan, the Netherlands, Japan, Australia, and across the United States. She is the author of Bomb After Bomb: A Violent Cartography (Charta, 2007), with a foreword by Howard Zinn and an essay by Carol Mavor; and After Hiroshima (Daylight Books, 2013), with an essay by James Elkins.

Slavick is also a curator, critic, and activist. Her exhibition Hiroshima: After Aftermath was exhibited at the former Bank of Japan (which had been bombed) in Hiroshima in 2011. She grew up in Maine in an activist family, marching against war, organizing against nuclear power, and standing in Portland's main square every August 6 to remember Hiroshima.

She received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and her MFA in photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

HearSay Reading Series

April 16, 2013 7:30 pm

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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HearSay is a monthly reading series hosted by the Writing and Literature Program. It features CCA students and established Bay Area writers. All HearSay events include delicious refreshments!

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

April 16–20, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, April 17, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

April 16–20, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Senior Exhibition — Photography

April 16–20, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Senior Exhibition — Jewelry/Metal Arts

April 16–20, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, April 17, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

April 16–May 4, 2013

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Opening Reception: Wed., Apr. 16, 5-7 p.m.**
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat.–Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Free and open to the public

More info: Jessica Skloven, gradoffice@cca.edu, 415.551.9213

A juried exhibition of award-winning artworks by students in the Graduate Program in Fine Arts.

About Barclay Simpson

Barclay Simpson, the namesake of this award, is chairman emeritus of Simpson Mfg. Co. He is chair of the board of trustees of the Berkeley Art Museum and sits on the board of Girls, Inc. of Alameda County.

At CCA he has served in several leadership positions, including advancement committee chair for six years. During that time, he increased contributions significantly, brought on new trustees and new donors, and made leadership gifts that set the stage for the college's expansion in the late 1990s.

Mr. Simpson and his wife, Sharon, have given generously to CCA over the years to support a variety of projects. In 1998 the Sharon Hanley Simpson Library, a critical part of the San Francisco campus, was created using a generous gift from the Simpsons.

The Simpson Library -- much larger and better equipped than the previous facility -- enabled a dramatic expansion in academic resources, including strategic growth in the library collection.

The Simpson name also graces the award-winning Sculpture facility in Oakland, which was completed in 1993.

The couple has also been generous supporters of the Center for Art and Public Life and the CCA Scholarship Fund.

In recognition of his many contributions to the community, Barclay Simpson was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from CCA in 2005.

Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

April 15–20, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, April 16, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

April 15–20, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, April 16, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Architecture Lecture Series

April 15, 2013 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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David Fletcher is an urban designer and landscape architect, professor, and writer. His work addresses process, urbanized watersheds, green infrastructure, and postindustrial urbanism.

He has taught urban design and landscape architecture at Harvard Design School, the Southern California Institute of Architecture (sci_Arc), the Centre d’Etude et díUrbanisme in France, Woodbury University, UCLA, Otis College, and the USC School of Architecture.

He recently published an essay on "Landscape Urbanism" in the Landscape Architecture Journal; the essay "Proving Ground" in ArcCA; and a chapter on urbanized watersheds for The Infrastructural City, published by Actar. He was also the assistant curator and exhibition designer of Inhabiting Infrastructure at the Harvard Design School.

Fletcher is the founding principal of Fletcher Studio, an innovative and award-winning practice based in San Francisco. The firm provides comprehensive professional services in landscape architecture, urban design, and environmental planning and works on a range of projects, including civic spaces, parks, and regional planning projects.

The firm is committed to a collaborative and contextual approach to spatial design practice and to the planning of unique and sustainable landscapes, urban spaces, and living infrastructures. Design and planning solutions come from interactions with the many people, processes, histories, policies, economies, and ecologies that are specific to a place.

Fletcher Studio is presently working on the Veterans Park, an 18-acre park in Los Angeles, presently in construction. As a designer and planner for the Los Angeles Revitalization Master Plan, Fletcher led efforts to identify and plan a comprehensive open space network that interfaces with channel restoration and urbanism. He is also led the Compton Creek Master Plan and many LA Riverfront Park projects.

The firm was selected as the winner of the Revision Dallas Competition, a collaborative effort with David Baker + Partners Architects. The firm also placed second in an international design and planning competition, "A New Infrastructure," sponsored by SCI_Arc and the Architects Newspaper. His work on the Los Angeles River was given an AIA Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design in 2007.

His recent work on postindustrial urbanism was been honored with a first-place national award from the American Society for Landscape Architects. He also received an Honor Award from the Boston Society of Landscape Architects for environmental planning work in Beirut, Lebanon. His work has been exhibited at the Acadia 2010, Boston Center for the Arts, the University of Toronto, UC Berkeley, MAK Center Vienna, and SCI_Arc.

Fletcher holds an master of landscape architecture with distinction from the Harvard Design School, and a BA in studio art and a bachelor of science in landscape architecture from the University of California at Davis.

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.

April 15, 2013, 6:00–7:30 pm

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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Info: Christina La Sala at clasala@cca.edu or 415.431.0909

Presentations will be given by graduating students from the Individualized Major Program that demonstrate how they used the individualized curriculum to create their work.

Part of the graduating requirement for Individualized Majors, the presentations demonstrate how students' unique perspective has evolved in their studio work and academic studies.

Participating Students

Kelly Arceneaux
Esra Canogullari
Rowena Chan
Josh Coolidge
Celeste Johnson
Francine Marquis

April 15–20, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Reception: Thursday, April 18, 7-8:30 p.m.
Info: 415.703.9504 or ixd@cca.edu

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Use your smartphone's QR reader to scan the image, or check out the Trajectory: Interaction Design Sophomore Skills Review website.

April 15–27, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Hours: Daily, 8 a.m.-close
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Work by students enrolled in the undergraduate Graphic Novel Workshop taught by Justin Hall, lecturer in the Writing and Literature Program, and the Graduate Graphic Novel Workshop taught by Matt Silady, associate chair of the MFA in Comics program. From rough layouts to carefully penciled and inked pages, the work reveals the process of creating compelling stories in the visually dynamic comic-book medium.

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

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

Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 440-4500
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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 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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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.

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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.

Presented as part of Seeing Orange: Dutch Design at CCA

April 12, 2013 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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More info: Contact Emily McVarish at emcvarish@cca.edu, or see Seeing Orange: Dutch Design Week at CCA

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Designer and founder of JOINE Office for Design, Maarten Baptist has an affinity with food and an interest in the restaurant business. He creates both delicate tabletop products and an extensive range of furniture.

Baptist develops icons for day-to-day activities, each with an elegant sense of presence. Often a tiny detail will be off-key, making his pieces charmingly different.

Graduating from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2002 with the widely recognized "Open Air" cutlery, Baptist’s career got off to a swift start. After WATdesign (a collaborative studio he founded with Jan Habraken) folded in 2008, Baptist launched JOINE Office for Design. He collaborates with the craftsmen or industries that fit a particular project’s needs.

Capitalizing on the advantages this objectivity brings, he stretches the limits of the production process and encourages craftsmen to push their capabilities. A true perfectionist, he insists on a refined finish for all products, whether produced en masse or in a small edition.

In addition to his practice, Baptist designed the interior of TIME out bar in Moscow and initiated and curated the exhibition No Windmills, Cows or Tulips (commissioned by the cities of Eindhoven, Amsterdam, and Rotterdam), which showed in Tokyo and Eindhoven. In 2010 he launched his gallery and online shop SSHHOOPP, where he sells his own products as well as the work of artists and designers he admires.

Over the years, his work has been featured in magazines and newspapers including Wallpaper, Forbes, and the New York Times. Baptist also participates in international design events such as the Salone del Mobile, Dutch Design Week, ICFF New York, the Moscow Design Week, and 100% Design Tokyo.

His work has been exhibited around the world, and his products are in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Cooper Hewitt in New York. In 2010 he was awarded a Red Dot Award for his Single Sofa.

This program is funded, in part, by public funds from the Netherlands Consulate General in New York.

Presented as part of Seeing Orange: Dutch Design at CCA

April 11, 2013 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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More info: Contact Emily McVarish at emcvarish@cca.edu, or see Seeing Orange: Dutch Design Week at CCA

Join us for a panel discussion featuring local Dutch designers and moderated by CCA Interaction Design chair Kristian Simsarian.

Panelists will share their work/thinking/design approach/philosophy, followed by audience Q&A.

Maaike Evers
Anke Pierik
Marieke van der Poel

Additional Guest Participants

Peter Sikking
Sikking is a leading user-interaction architect. He runs high‐profile interaction design projects for clients ranging from blue‐chip multi­nationals to startups. A pioneer of methods emphasizing product vision and value delivery, he is known for swiftly getting to the heart of the matter and focusing his team on solving the real problem. He teaches and mentors the next generation of interaction architects. His contribution to the user interaction industry and open‐source projects form the basis for his publications and lectures.

Maarten Baptist
Designer and founder of JOINE Office for Design, Baptist has an affinity with food and an interest in the restaurant business. He graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2002. His widely recognized "Open Air" cutlery accelerated his career. He went on to found the collaborative WATdesign (a studio he cofounded with Jan Habraken) before founding JOINE Office for Design. Read his full bio »

This program is funded, in part, by public funds from the Netherlands Consulate General in New York.

Presented by the Glass Program

April 11, 2013 10:00 am–3:00 pm
(photo: John Leighton)

Glass shop (ground floor of the Shacklee building)

Info: Contact Elin Christopherson at echristopherson@cca.edu or 510.414.5243

Itinerary

10-11:30 a.m. lecture in classroom
Noon-3 p.m. demonstration in hot glass shop

Glass artist John Leighton will visit the CCA Glass shop and classroom to lecture and demonstrate. German glass designer Ludwig Schaffrath introduced Leighton to stained glass in the 1970s.

Leighton's Ishikawa Tani objects celebrate the spiritual connections that Japanese craftspersons make with the mundane, and their ability to infuse useful, commonplace objects with functional beauty and abstract representations of nature.

Stemming from a teaching residency at Osaka University of the Arts in western Japan, Leighton used glass in this work in order to create distance. Viewers have the opportunity to disconnect these objects from their utilitarian purpose.

Cast glass allows him to present (not represent) these patterns and forms as new objects. The translucency of these castings simultaneously denotes their original use and connotes a more transcendent purpose.

Leighton has degrees in environmental design and sculpture from Cal State Fullerton and California College of Arts and Crafts.

Design and Craft Lecture Series

April 10, 2013 7:00 pm

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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Info: 415.551.9293 or designandcraft@cca.edu

Elana Herzog is a New York-based installation artist and sculptor; she also works in the media of handmade paper and books. She holds a BA from Bennington College and an MFA from Alfred University. Her work has been exhibited internationally at the Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland; Göteborgs Konsthall, Sweden; Konsthall Gustavsbergs, Sweden; and Tegnerforbundet, Oslo. Her 2010 exhibition The Jewel Thief at the Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, New York, was the subject of a feature article in the New York Times. Her work has also recently been featured in Art in America and Time Out New York.

Cosponsored by the Textiles Program.

The Design and Craft Lecture Series is funded by the Wornick Endowment Fund.

Presented as part of Seeing Orange: Dutch Design at CCA

April 10, 2013 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Amsterdam-based design studios Cobbenhagen Hendriksen, founded in 2004, is a joint effort by Marijke Cobbenhagen and Chantal Hendriksen.

The studio is known for its design of books, magazines, visual identities, campaigns, and other printed matter.

Their approach is conceptual and experimental, but ensures a thorough comprehension of requirements and initial ideas. The singularity of every project pushes Cobbenhagen Hendriksen to achieve uniqueness in form and innovation in design.

By taking every detail and decision in the design process into consideration, the studio maintains high standards.

This approach has given Cobbenhagen Hendriksen an impressive résumé with customers like De Hallen in Haarlem, Tubelight Magazine in Rotterdam, the Netherlands Media Art Institute in Amsterdam, (then) TNT Post, Veenman Publishers in Rotterdam, the Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam, Amsterdam School of the Arts, and the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, among others.

This program is funded, in part, by public funds from the Netherlands Consulate General in New York.

April 10, 2013, 4:00–6:00 pm

Writers’ Studio, San Francisco Campus
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195 De Haro (at 15th Street)
Free and open to the public

More info: Contact Estee Stevens at estevens@cca.edu or 415.551.9352

The Graduate Programs in Design, Writing, and Visual and Critical Studies welcome David Shields for a reading and discussion of his latest book.

Shields is the author of 14 books, including the just-released How Literature Saved My Life (2013), recently excerpted in the New York Times Magazine. An internationally lauded fiction writer, provocative and insightful essayist, Shields’s book Reality Hunger: A Manifesto (2010) was named one of the best books of the year by more than 30 publications; and The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead (2008) was a New York Times bestseller.

His essays and stories have appeared in Harper’s, Esquire, Yale Review, Village Voice, Salon, Slate, McSweeney’s, and Utne Reader.

Shields has received a Guggenheim fellowship, two NEA fellowships, an Ingram Merrill Foundation Award, a Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation grant, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship.

Presented as part of the Interior Design Lecture Series and Seeing Orange: Dutch Design at CCA

April 10, 2013 11:00 am

Florence and Leo B. Helzel Boardroom, San Francisco Campus
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Please note this webcast event is by invitation only due to room-size limitation.

Info: 415.703.9562 or interiors@cca.edu

Petra Blaisse started her career at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in the Department of Applied Arts. Beginning in 1987, she worked as a freelance designer and won distinction for her architectural installations.

Gradually her focus shifted to the use of textiles, light, and finishes in interior space and, at the same time, to the design of gardens and landscapes.

She founded Inside Outside in Amsterdam in 1991. The studio works in a multitude of creative areas, including textile, landscape, and exhibition design. Inside Outside, a team of diverse specializations and nationalities, works around the globe on projects of increasing technical sophistication, ambition, and scale.

Inside Outside has designed installations and textiles for the Seattle Public Library, Cornell University's Milstein Auditorium, and the Chazen Museum of Art.

A monograph of their work is Petra Blaisse/Inside Outside (NAi, 2007 & Monacelli Press, 2009).

This event is presented as part of Seeing Orange: Dutch Design at CCA. Learn more »

This program is funded, in part, by public funds from the Netherlands Consulate General in New York.

HearSay Reading Series

April 9, 2013 7:30 pm

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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HearSay is a monthly reading series hosted by the Writing and Literature Program. It features CCA students and established Bay Area writers. All HearSay events include delicious refreshments!

Keynote address by guest juror and CCA alumnus Jon Rubin

April 9, 2013, 7:00–9:00 pm

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Info: 510.594.3757

Please join California College of the Arts and the Center for Art and Public Life for the third annual IMPACT Social Entrepreneurship Awards finalist team presentations, including the announcement of the winning teams, and a keynote lecture by guest juror and CCA alumnus Jon Rubin (MFA Painting/Drawing 1993).

After the lecture, the finalists under consideration for an IMPACT Award will give presentations to the audience and a panel of judges. The judges will quickly retire to deliberate, and at the end of the evening they will announce the winning teams and their award amounts.

The awarded projects will each receive up to $10,000. All of them must emphasize interdisciplinary engagement, social entrepreneurship, and collaborative relationships with community partners, and they must have a detailed action plan to execute their summer 2013 project that supports social and humanitarian goals.

2013 IMPACT Finalist Teams

(Myco)mmunity

Quesada Gardens Initiative, San Francisco
Emily Falk (BArch), Francis Silagon (BArch), Madeleine Maguire (Graphic Design), Ashley Jobe (DMBA), Daniel Bouthot (MFA Social Practice), Dave Tipton (MFA/DMBA)

The (Myco)mmunity team is partnering with the Quesada Gardens Initiative to implement through education, sustainable design, and agriculture an innovative urban-empowerment project that will strengthen community in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco.

Alemany Outdoor Community Kitchen

Alemany Farms, San Francisco
Alex DeCicco (BArch), Hugh Vanho (BArch), Eric Rogers (BArch), Alan Hayes (BArch), May Ching (Graphic Design), Sara Schneider (BArch)

Working with San Francisco’s largest food-production site, Alemany Farms, Community Kitchen will build an outdoor kitchen structure to benefit the over 2,500 visitors and volunteer workers. An on-site kitchen will allow Alemany Farms the ability to include culinary education as part of their larger environmental education program, showing how food travels from the farm to the table.

IMPACT: Pushing Margins

Pushing Margins, Oakland
Esteban Partida Ayala (Painting/Drawing), Esra Canogullari, (Individualized Major), Morell Cutler (Painting/Drawing)

The team will work with Pushing Margins to design and implement outreach workshops that make art accessible to youth in local gay-straight alliances (GSAs) at East Bay high schools. During a week-long summer camp, 20 high school students will explore their individual identities and experiences related to their race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class, religion, and nationality.

Recycl-In

Rock Paper Scissors, Oakland
Christie Brashers (Industrial Design), Eden Pieper (Photography), Eileena Long, (Community Arts), Kelly Kusumoto, (Graphic Design), Tanika Thacker, (MFA Program in Writing), Taylor Rogalski, (Interaction Design)

Recycl-IN aims to connect independent recyclers with a network of small businesses, increasing access to recyclables in downtown Oakland. Rock Paper Scissors will guide and consult Recycl-IN about the local community by addressing the needs of the recyclers and identifying the small businesses to work with on the project.

STAND UP

Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition, Kingston, Jamaica
Kristina Kotlier (MArch), Raine Paulson-Andrews (MArch), Frances Reid (MArch)
Roberto Gomez Hernandez (MFA/MA Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies)

STAND UP is a social-media campaign to create an active community for LGBTQ rights in the most homophobic country in the western hemisphere. In collaboration with the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) and its underground counterpart, the Jamaica Form for Lesbians, All-Sexuals & Gays (JFLAG), STAND UP will launch the first international campaign to create an active network between LGBTQ Jamaicans and their allies.

Team Escalar: Embracing Local Solutions

Alter Terra and Project Concern International (PCI): Project Concern International, Los Laureles Canyon, Tijuana, Mexico
Isaac Buwembo (MBA in Design Strategy), Maria Paula Navia (MBA in Design Strategy), Payal Patel (MBA in Design Strategy),
Mariana Quiroga (MBA in Design Strategy)

In collaboration with Alter Terra and Project Concern International, Team Escalar aims to improve the quality of life in low-income, environmentally threatened neighborhoods in the Tijuana River watershed, turning them into safe, healthful, productive, and empowered communities by increasing sustainable disaster-prevention businesses.

About the 2013 IMPACT Jury

Keynote Speaker Jon Rubin

CCA alumnus Jon Rubin (MFA Painting/Drawing 1993) creates interventions into public life that reinvent social and political conditions and create new platforms for agency, participation, and exchange.

Rubin's projects include running a barter-based nomadic art school, operating a restaurant that produces a live talk show with its customers, and running another restaurant that only serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict.

He has exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA); the Mercosul Biennial, Brazil; the Shanghai Biennial; the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver); The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, New York (CCS Bard); the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico; the Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Sweden; Parkinggallery, Tehran; as well as in backyards, living rooms, and street corners.

He is currently short-listed for the International Award for Participatory Art.

Amy Campos

CCA faculty member Amy Campos is a practicing architect and designer. She is an assistant professor in Interior Design, Architecture, and the Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies.

Her work spans a variety of scales and platforms, from urban to architectural and interiors to object and furniture design, and focuses on critical issues of durability and design, with an emphasis on full-scale installation and
 fabrication.

Campos is a LEED-accredited registered architect. She received her master of science in advanced architectural design from Columbia University and a bachelor of architecture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

Tom DeCaigny

Tom DeCaigny is the director of cultural affairs at the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC). He previously served nine years as executive director of Performing Arts Workshop, a San Francisco-based organization dedicated to helping marginalized young persons develop critical thinking, creative expression, and basic learning skills through the arts.

Prior to his role as executive director, DeCaigny managed the workshop’s Robeson and Rivera Academy, an arts-intensive middle school and treatment program for repeat juvenile offenders.

He has also managed the AIDS Memorial Quilt’s National Youth Education Program, served as director of actor training for the University of Minnesota’s Adolescent Actors Teaching Project, and conducted research for the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy.

DeCaigny has appeared on CNN International and was invited to present at the first-ever UNESCO World Conference on Arts Education in Lisbon.

He currently serves on the California Alliance for Arts Education’s board of directors and statewide policy council. His prior board service includes two terms as board cochair of LYRIC, an LGBTQQ youth community center in San Francisco; secretary of the SFUSD Arts Education Master Plan advisory committee; and steering committee chair for Making Art, Making Change, a 2006 conference dedicated to examining the relationship between art and social change.

DeCaigny has a bachelor's degree in dramatic arts from Macalester College in St. Paul, and currently resides in San Francisco.

Stuart Kendall

Stuart Kendall is a writer, editor, and translator working at the intersections of modern and contemporary visual culture, poetics, theology, ecology, and design. His books include The Ends of Art and Design, Georges Bataille, and eight translated volumes of French poetry, philosophy, and visual and cultural criticism, including works by Bataille, Maurice Blanchot, Paul Éluard, Jean Baudrillard, Guy Debord, and René Char.

Kendall coedited Terrence Malick: Film and Philosophy and a special issue of Boom: A Journal of California, devoted to contemporary California design.

His most recent book is Gilgamesh, a new version of the eponymous Mesopotamian poems, praised by Jerome Rothenberg as "the exemplary version for our time."

Jessica Ingram

CCA faculty member and Photography interim chair Jessica Ingram's practice is motivated by her desire to understand how people relate, what they long for, and what motivates the choices they make. She also teaches in CCA's Graduate Program in Fine Arts.

Ingram's recent bodies of work include A Civil Rights Memorial, photographs of the historical Civil Rights era landmarks in the American South, and Hilltop High, portraits of young mothers attending an alternative high school for pregnant teenagers in San Francisco.

Ingram’s work has been published and exhibited internationally. She was awarded the 2012 Santa Fe Prize, was a recent fellowship artist in residence at Kala Art Institute, and a featured artist in the 2010 New York Photo Festival.

Her work has been published in the New York Times, GUP, OjodePez, Etiqueta Negra, and PDN Online. Ingram was a contributing editor to What We Want Is Free: Generosity and Exchange in Recent Art (SUNY Press 2004).

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Copresented by SPUR and CCA URBANlab (Architecture Program)

April 9, 2013 6:00 pm
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SPUR Urban Center | 654 Mission Street | San Francisco 94105-4015

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Free to SPUR members; $10 nonmembers

The last decade has seen an explosion of renewed interest in direct action toward remaking our cities. Parklets, guerrilla gardening, interim uses, provisional architectures, occupy movements, and a multitude of small-scale tactical actions are symptomatic of a renewed energy coming from those outside the traditional urban professions.

At the same time, new frameworks for practice and new territories for design agency have been opened up by pioneers who have crossed over old boundaries or erected a larger tent for all that we call urbanism.

Yet there remains a vast chasm between these two parallel worlds, and in order to close this gap we must begin to map the new landscape opened up by these pioneers and tell their stories.

This forum will take a cross section through this terrain by inviting a panel of speakers who are professionals working in some of the more promising domains of this expanded field of urbanism: green infrastructure, big data, urban entrepreneurship, global and local interdisciplinary practice.

Panelists

  • Raphael Garcia, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • Brad Leiben, Public Architecture / TraceSF
  • Nancy Levinson, Design Observer
  • Mark Miller, MK Think
  • Eric Rodenbeck, Stamen Design
  • Michel St. Pierre, EHDD

Moderators
Christopher Roach (Architecture / studio VARA)
Mona El Khafif (Architecture/URBANlab)

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 — 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 — 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 — Individualized Major

April 9–13, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

April 9–13, 2013

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Reception: Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented by CCA's architecture and design divisions

April 8–12, 2013

Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public and take place at CCA’s San Francisco campus, 1111 Eighth Street (at 16th and Wisconsin).

More info: emcvarish@cca.edu

California College of the Arts presents Seeing Orange: Dutch Design at CCA. The college will host some of the most exciting Dutch designers in the fields of architecture, industrial design, graphic design, and interaction design.

In a series of lectures, workshops, receptions, and a panel discussion with Dutch designers based in the Bay Area, the events will highlight the designers' work and working processes in the framework of the Dutch approach to design.

Public Events

Please note the lecture by Petra Blaisse (via Skype) is by invitation only and will take place in CCA's boardroom on the San Francisco campus.

Lecture by Kas Oosterhuis

Monday, April 8, 7 p.m.
Timken Lecture Hall
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Aftrap (Kick-off) at The NWBLK

Tuesday, April 9, 6-9 p.m.
Note location: 1999 Bryant Street, San Francisco

Lecture by Petra Blaisse

By invitation only
Wednesday, April 10, 11 a.m.
Boardroom (via Skype)
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Lecture by Cobbenhagen Hendriksen

Wednesday, April 10, 7 p.m.
Timken Lecture Hall
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Panel Discussion: Cultures of Design

Thursday, April 11, 7 p.m.
Timken Lecture Hall
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Lecture by Maarten Baptist

Friday, April 12, 7 p.m.
Timken Lecture Hall
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This program is funded, in part, by public funds from the Netherlands Consulate General in New York.

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 8, 2013, 6:00–7:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Info: 415.551.9330 or mjones@cca.edu

This is the reception event for the Illustration Junior Review Exhibition.

April 8, 2013, 4:00–7:00 pm

Florence and Leo B. Helzel Boardroom, San Francisco Campus
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Graduating seniors in the Visual Studies Program present their senior theses to fellow students, faculty, and the public in this, their capstone senior experience.

Please come and enjoy their remarkable accomplishments!

The presentations will be followed by a reception in the Nave.

April 8–12, 2013

Nave Alcove, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: April 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Nave

Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Info: 415.703.9563 or vdelrosario@cca.edu

The Furniture Junior Review is an important stage of a student’s education at CCA. Occurring during the final semester of their junior year in the Furniture Program, it is the first time they gather together the body of work created at the college and put it all on display in one place at one time.

It is an exciting event that helps them gain a clear perspective on where they’re at in their development and sets the stage for their senior year in CCA's Furniture Program.

April 8–12, 2013

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Mon., Apr. 8, 6-7 p.m.
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Info: 415.551.9330 or mjones@cca.edu

The Illustration Program's Junior Review Show features level 3 student work. Each student presents six pieces that work together to exhibit personal strengths, interests, and perspectives.

April 7, 2013, 3:00–5:00 pm

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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This is the reception event for the Senior Painting Exhibition.

April 7, 2013, 2:00–4:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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1111 Eighth Street | San Francisco CA 94107

Info: Contact graduateprograms@cca.edu

CCA welcomes recently admitted MFA in Film students to campus:

Check-in: 1:30-2 p.m.
2-4 p.m.: Production Stage (inside the Nave)

Graduate Open Studios
Join us for CCA's Graduate Open Studios, which will be happening from noon to 5 p.m.

Further event details have been sent via email.

April 7, 2013, 1:30–5:30 pm

Nave Alcove, San Francisco Campus
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RSVP for Graduate Program in Design Admitted Student Event.

1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco 94107

CCA welcomes recently admitted Graduate Program in Design students to campus:

1:30-2 p.m.: Check-in:
2-4 p.m.: Graduate Design Studios

Graduate Open Studios
Join us for CCA's Graduate Open Studios, which will be happening from noon to 5 p.m.

Further event details have been sent via email. Please contact graduateprograms@cca.edu with questions.

April 7, 2013, 1:30–5:30 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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RSVP for Graduate Program in Fine Arts Admitted Student Event.
1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco 94107

More info: graduateprograms@cca.edu

CCA welcomes to our campus recently admitted Graduate Program in Fine Arts students for the following:

Graduate Program in Fine Arts Admitted Student Event
1:30 - 2 p.m.: Check-in
2-2:30 p.m.: Room N5 (within the Nave)

Also:
Graduate Open Studios

Further event details have been sent via email.

April 7, 2013, 12:00–5:00 pm

Info: 415.551.9214 or gradoffice@cca.edu

CCA graduate students in Curatorial Practice, Design, Fine Arts, and Visual and Critical Studies open their studios to the public.

Maps of students' studios will be available at each building entrance.

April 6, 2013, 5:30–7:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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CCA welcomes recently admitted MBA in Design Strategy students to campus for the DMBA community dinner.

April 6, 2013 11:00 am–3:00 pm
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Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Candidates in the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice offer presentations of their thesis work to their peers, advisors, and community.

Representing the culmination of a year of study, research, thinking, and writing at the cutting edge of the curatorial field, these theses engage a diverse range of subjects, including the lecture-performances of the Lebanese artist Rabih Mroué, the recent remodel of the Oakland Museum of California, and an unrealized exhibition planned by the Mexican curator Fernando Gamboa.

11:00 a.m.: Introduction

11:15 a.m. Session One -- The Space Between: Reinventing the Role of the Institution

Heidi Rabben: Spaces of Experimentation: Olafur Eliasson and the Institut für Raumexperimente
Jenna Hans: Displays of Engagement: Renovating the Oakland Museum of California

12:15 p.m. Session Two -- Against, Across, Around: Revisiting the History of Exhibitions

Rodrigo Ortiz Monasterio: The Olmec Head, Two Recordings, and an Unrealized Exhibition: Fernando Gamboa’s Museum of Solidarity
Cecilia Adwell: Outing the Inside: A History of Biased Inclusion at the Whitney Biennial

1:15 p.m. Intermission

2:00 p.m. Session Three - -Plastic Factories and Pixelated Revolutions: Reanimating the Essay

Antonia Marsh: The Ontology of the Image in Digital Video Essays by Seth Price and Oliver Laric
Jesi Khadivi: Images are Demanding: Rabih Mroué and the Borders of the Essay Form

April 6, 2013 11:00 am

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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RSVP for Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice Admitted Student Events

More info: graduateprograms@cca.edu

CCA welcomes recently admitted Curatorial Practice students to campus for events Saturday, April 6-7, and on Wednesday, April 17.

Curatorial Practice Thesis Symposium
Saturday, April 6

Graduate Open Studios
Sunday, April 7

Words and Places: Etel Adnan Exhibition
Curatorial Practice Thesis Exhibition
Opening reception: Wednesday, April 17, 6-8 p.m.
Exhibition dates: April 17-June 29

Further event details have been sent via email.

Presented by the MFA Program in Writing

April 5, 2013 7:00 pm

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Free and open to the public

Info: 415.551.9237 or dmorini@cca.edu

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Poetry, prose, and writings in between by graduate students in the MFA Program in Writing.

Each reading is followed by a reception.

Readers

Gabriel Kaufman
Anne Lesley Selcer
Julian Quisquater
Maggie Heaps
Liz Mayorga
Jim Kettner

Celebrating 10 years of literary excellence!

April 5, 2013, 6:00–8:00 pm

Florence and Leo B. Helzel Boardroom, San Francisco Campus
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1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco CA 94107

More info: Contact graduateprograms@cca.edu

CCA welcomes to our campus recently admitted Visual and Critical Studies students for the following two events:

Admitted Visual and Critical Studies Student Event & Reports From the Field

Upcoming

Visual and Critical Studies Thesis Symposium
Saturday, April 27

RSVP for admitted Visual and Critical Studies student events.

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April 5–6, 2013

Info: 415.703.9562 or jsikora@cca.edu

Friday, April 5

3:30-4 p.m.: Check-In CCA San Francisco Campus (West 2)

4-5:30 p.m.: Admitted Student Gathering & Info Session

5:30-6 p.m.: Meet the Chairs / CCAlab Presentation (West 2 & West 3)

6-7 p.m.: Visit Architecture Thesis Defense Reviews (Nave; ongoing from 3-7 p.m.)

7:15-9:30 p.m.: Wine Reception & Pecha Kucha (Location: Student Lounge); meeting with alumni, professional network, and friends

Saturday, April 6

SFMOMA Curator's Walk-Through
10:30-11:15 a.m.: Curator’s walk-through of SFMOMA's exhibition Lebbeus Woods, Architect
Meet in the atrium at SFMOMA, located at 151 Third Street (between Mission & Howard)
Office Visits & Tours
12:15-2 p.m.: Office visits and tours (meet at 2325 Third Street, San Francisco)
Future Cities Lab Jason Johnson and Nataly Gattegno
David Fletcher Studio: David Fletcher
IwamotoscottI: Lisa Iwamoto & Craig Scott
April 5–6, 2013

1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco 94107

RSVP for Graduate Architecture Programs Admitted Student Events
More info: graduateprograms@cca.edu

CCA welcomes to our campus recently admitted students to the Graduate Architecture Programs.

Architecture Open Studios
Friday, April 5

  • 3:30-4 p.m.: Check-In (West 2, the Nave)

  • 4-5:30 p.m.: Admitted Student Gathering & Info Session

  • 5:30-6 p.m.: Meet the Chairs / CCAlab Presentation (West 2 & West 3, the Nave)

  • 6-7 p.m.: Visit Architecture Thesis Defense Reviews (ongoing from 3-7 p.m., the Nave)

  • 7:15-9:30 p.m.: Wine reception & Pecha Kucha (Student Lounge); meeting with alumni, professional network, and friends

Curator’s Walk Through
Saturday, April 6

Further event details have been sent via email.

April 5, 2013 12:00 pm

Together with the MFA in Writing, CCA welcomes recently admitted MFA in Comics
students to campus for events Friday, April 5.

MFA in Comics Admitted Student Event
Friday, April 5
11:30 a.m.-noon: Check-in
noon-5:30 p.m.: Class visits, refreshments, and discussion with faculty
Writers' Studio
CCA San Francisco campus
195 De Haro (at 15th St)
San Francisco CA 94107

Word. World.
Friday, April 5
7-9 p.m., reception to follow.
CCA San Francisco campus
Timken Lecture Hall
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco CA 94107

[RSVP here](https://docs.google.com/a/cca.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?
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Further event details have been sent via email. Please contact
graduateprograms@cca.edu with questions.

April 5, 2013 11:30 am–5:30 pm

Writers’ Studio, San Francisco Campus
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195 De Haro (at 15th Street), San Francisco CA 94107
More info: Email graduateprograms@cca.edu

Together with the MFA Program in Writing, CCA welcomes to our campus recently admitted MFA in Comics students.

11:30 a.m.-noon: Check-in
Noon-5:30 p.m.: Class visits, refreshments, and discussion with faculty

Also, join us for . . .
Word. World. Thesis Reading

Further event details have been sent via email.

April 5, 2013 11:30 am–9:30 pm

Writers’ Studio, San Francisco Campus
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195 De Haro (at 15th Street), San Francisco CA 94107
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RSVP for admitted MFA in Writing student events.

CCA welcomes to our campus recently admitted MFA Program in Writing students.

  • 11:30 a.m.-noon: Check-in

  • Noon-3 p.m.: Class visits: Gloria Frym, Citizen of Paradise; Matt Silady, Workshop: Graphic Novel

  • 3-4 p.m. Coffee and refreshments with faculty and current students

  • 4-5:30 p.m. Panel featuring MFA Program in Writing Faculty

  • 5:30-7p.m. Break

Also, please join us for . . .

Word. World. Thesis Reading
7-9:30 p.m. (reception to follow)

Further event details have been sent via email.

Presented by CCA's Counseling Services

April 5, 2013 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Space limited -- sign up today!

Room West 2
Limited to 30 participants -- please RSVP to student-affairs@cca.edu

CCA Counseling Services and the Gender Diversity Project (GDP) of San Francisco City College (SFCC) are delighted to offer an awareness-raising training for the CCA community.

Student Survey

All students are encourage to take a couple minutes and complete a gender diversity at CCA survey to help give feedback to the representatives at the Gender Diversity Project. Your participation is voluntary and anonymous.

Topics covered in the workshop:

  • basic terminology about gender identity and expressions
  • ways to incorporate topics of gender identity into curricula/classrooms
  • ways to transform classrooms/departments/campus community to make them more welcoming to students/staff/faculty of all gender identities and expressions
  • awareness-raising resources to use in classrooms and beyond
  • GDP educators and CCA Counseling Services staff on hand to answer questions and address concerns

Note: the workshop will be structured in such a way that will allow time-crunched participants to come for only the first hour, or stay for the full two-hour training.

The Gender Diversity Project is a service-learning project designed to work in service to, and in collaboration with, transgender communities at City College of San Francisco and beyond.

GDP’s mission is to dismantle the stereotypes that perpetuate fear, discrimination, harassment, and violence. GDP’s goal has been to work together in support, education, and advocacy projects to ensure the dignity and human rights.

The GDP has provided training for over 200 faculty/staff at CCSF and 60+ instructors and staff at San Francisco Art Institute as well as reaching community members at many other city and statewide conferences.


GDP Presenters

Iso Murillo, Gender Diversity Project Educator, Presenter, Advocate
Iso is a queer/gender studies major at CCSF. Her activism began in high school as president of her school's GSA club, and later moved on to become a youth trainer with the Gay Straight Alliance Network. Today she is dedicated to creating safe spaces.

Charlie Starr, Gender Diversity Project Educator, Presenter, Advocate
Charlie is a student leader and educator who has worked with the Gender Diversity Project for five semesters. He is passionate about intersectionality and social justice through education.

Ronnie Appleseed, Gender Diversity Project Educator, Presenter, Advocate
Ronnie is an educator and student advocate with City College of San Francisco's Gender Diversity Project. He has been working with the Gender Diversity Project for one year. Ronnie also works with Pushing Margins, a summer camp devoted to empowering LGBTQ youth through art, performance, and creative writing.

CCA Counseling Services Representatives

Dr. Tara Rech, Director of Counseling Services, and Dr. Reeta Hernes, intern counselor.

More about GDP

For more about the GDP, visit ccsf.edu/hiv/gdp

Presented by the Film Program

April 5, 2013 9:00 am–2:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Room 131 (the Nave) and Graduate Center 1
Free and open to the public

Info: Contact Cheryl Dunye at cdunye@cca.edu

All are invited to attend the lecture and film screenings by visiting artist Ayten Multu Saray, an award-winning Iranian filmmaker whose work explores themes of art, cinema, and identity.

The Screenings

Zara

Saray will present Zara (2010), a film about how exiled persons are forced to live their fate not only as a state, but also equally as an inner destiny.
9 a.m. (Room 131, the Nave)

Conference of the Birds

Saray will also present her film Conference of the Birds, about the journey of 30 birds in search of the god bird Simurgh.
Noon (Graduate Center 1)

Design and Craft Lecture Series

April 3, 2013 7:30 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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This lecture has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Info: 415.551.9293 or designandcraft@cca.edu

The Design and Craft Lecture Series is funded by the Wornick Endowment Fund.

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

Canceled

Photography Lecture Series

April 3, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Ralls Painting Studio
Free and open to the public

More info: Email Chris Nickel at cnickel@cca.edu

Eric Gottesman is a photographic artist and organizer. Central to his practice is collaboration. He uses photography, writing, and film as vehicles to engage others in conversation and critical thought about the social structures that surround them, and him.

He works slowly, often spending a long time in a community, and exhibits work locally first, to an audience determined by the cocreators of the work. Gottesman studied politics and economics and, later, art.

In 2003 he was named one of the top 25 young American photographers.

He has earned a Fulbright Fellowship in art as well as awards from the Magnum Foundation, Artadia; the Aaron Siskind Foundation, apexart; the Open Society Foundation; and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

His work is in various collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 2012 the Addison Gallery of American Art, the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, and the Clark Gallery exhibited his work.

He was the 2012 artist in residence at Amherst College and at the Addison Gallery of American Art. His first book is forthcoming: Sudden Flowers: May the Finest In the World Always Accompany You.

He has taught at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Amherst College, the International Center for Photography, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston and in collaborative workshops in Lebanon, Jordan and Ethiopia.

Visit Eric Gottesman's website »

Read Matthew Harrison Tedford's (MA Visual and Critical Studies 2011) profile on Gottesman in Art Practical »

Presented as part of the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program

April 2, 2013 7:00 pm
Knoxville, 1992

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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 — 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 — 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 – 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.

Related Events

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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.