CCA Events

Group Exhibition

September 30–October 5, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, October 1, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Comics

September 30–October 13, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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An exhibition featuring graphic designers and their friends

September 30–October 5, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, October 1, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

During the summer, students are always using their free time for creative projects. Most of these projects are personal endeavors, internship projects, or group projects outside of CCA.

This exhibition is intended to bring those creative projects within the view of the CCA community. Summer projects allow students to apply their acquired skills to create works outside of the CCA classroom, as well as projects outside of their intended discipline.

Participating artists: Matthew Lew, Leona Hu, Roy Huerta, John Provencher, Alexa Herasimchuk, Suwanna Ruayrinsaowarot, An Nguyen, Jiajia Chen, Kevin Lo, Jack Koloskus, Rayniel Estrella, Sarah Kim, Ines Chan, Nathanael Cho and Ganesha Balunsat.

Zoe Brozman (Ozma), Lukaza Branfman–Verissimo and Zoe Tuck

September 30–October 5, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 2, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Help benefit Queer Cultural Center (QCC)

September 29, 2013 5:00 am–10:00 pm
CCA students can help raise funds for the queer arts!

Folsom Street (between 7th and 12th Streets) | San Francisco

Learn more about Folsom Street Fair 2013

As a major beneficiary of Folsom Street Events, the Queer Cultural Center (QCC) will receive a grant to continue to support the development of diverse queer arts in the San Francisco Bay Area.

But we need volunteers!!

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As a volunteer you’ll get exclusive access to Folsom Volunteer Headquarters, which includes food, water, shade, a free clothes check, volunteer- and staff-only bathrooms, and somewhere to escape the throngs of leather-clad hotties!

Plus, you’ll get the satisfaction of knowing that you’re contributing to the continued development of diverse queer arts in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Volunteer shifts start as early as 5 a.m., go as late as 10 p.m., and usually last from 3.5 to 5 hours.

There’s a variety of positions available too from set up and break down to gates and entertainment.

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Hosted by the Bay Area Poetry Marathon and MFA Program in Writing

September 28, 2013 7:30 pm

Writers’ Studio, San Francisco Campus
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195 De Haro Street, San Francisco
Free and open to the Public

Doors open at 7 p.m.; event starts promptly at 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Donna de la Perrière

September 28, 2013, is the global 100 Thousand Poets for Change Day. Come to the San Francisco's 100 Thousand Poets for Change event (hosted by the Bay Area Poetry Marathon), and join other poets, artists, musicians, dancers, photographers, and performing artists around the United States and across the world in a demonstration and celebration of poetry to promote serious social, environmental, and political change.

Readers

Julian Talamantez Brolaski
J. P. Dancing Bear
Zack Haber
Elaine Barry Kahn (CCA alumna)
Evan Karp
Joseph Lease (CCA faculty)
Mariam Dubovik Lease
Erica Lewis
Steven Seidenberg
Chloé Veylit (CCA alumna)

Visit www.bayareapoetrymarathon for more information.

Presented by the Animation Program

September 27, 2013, 5:00–7:00 pm

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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Free and open to the public

Contact: Rick Vertolli, rvertolli@cca.edu, 510.594.3603

The Animation Show of Shows is a traveling selection of the year's best animated short films, curated and presented by Ron Diamond.

It highlights the most original, funny, intelligent short animated films from all over the world.

This year the following animation directors will be accompanying the presentation:

Yulia Aronova, Russia
David Barlow-Krelina, Canada
Thomas Bourdis, France
Edmunds Jansons, Latvia
Jonathan Ng, Canada

Presented by the Writers Series (MFA Program in Writing)

September 27, 2013 4:30 pm

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

More info: David Morini, dmorini@cca.edu or 415.551.9237

Hugh Behm-Steinberg

Hugh Behm-Steinberg’s published work includes Shy Green Fields (No Tell Books) and Sorcery (Dusie Chapbook Kollektiv) as well as two different chapbooks titled Good Morning! (Deconstructed Artichoke Press and Dusie Chapbook Kollektiv).

In 2012 his libretto for a children’s opera, The Clever Wife, commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera for its Opera to Go program, was performed in Houston-area elementary schools.

A former Wallace Stegner Fellow and NEA creative writing fellowship recipient, he teaches writing at California College of the Arts, where he edits the journal Eleven Eleven.

Caroline Goodwin

Caroline Goodwin moved to the Bay Area from Sitka, Alaska, in 1999 to attend Stanford as a Wallace Stegner Fellow. She is the recipient of the Earle Birney Prize in poetry from Prism International and also the Ranjit Singh Azad Memorial Prize in Translation for her work with the Mexican poet Elva Macias.

Her poems and essays have appeared in The New Republic, Puerto del Sol, Junction Box, The Broken Plate, and many other literary journals in the United States and Canada; a microbook of five sonnets, titled Text Me, Ishmael was published in Pontypridd, Wales, in the fall of 2012 as part of the Literary Pocket Book series.

She has been teaching at CCA since 2005 and is the faculty advisor for the HearSay literary reading series and the undergraduate literary journal, Humble Pie.

Trapline is her first full-length poetry collection.

Photography Lecture Series

September 26, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm
From Valerio Spada's "Gomorrah Girl" (Cross Editions, 2011)

Ralls Hall, Room 202

More info: jjacques@cca.edu or 510.594.3718

Valerio Spada lives in New York. His work is exhibited, collected, and published internationally. His first self-published book, Gomorrah Girl (Cross Editions, 2011), won the PBN Photography Book Now 2011 as Best Book of the Year nominated by a panel of 11 international judges.

CCA Photography faculty member Jim Goldberg nominated Gomorrah Girl to be the best, most beautiful, and most interesting book of 2011 for the International FotoBook Festival 2012 at Le Bal Museum, Paris.

His work won the Festival della Fotografia in Rome 2011 as best project and was exhibited at MACRO, Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome.

Gomorrah Girl is in various privates and permanent collections, George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester, New York; Cleveland Museum of Art; ICP International Center of Photography, New York; Lightwork, Syracuse, New York, amongst others.

Spada's first solo exhibition in the United States (at PPAC Phila Photo Arts Center in Philadelphia in 2012) as well as his first one at the Flatland Gallery in Utrecht, Holland, has received outstanding five-star reviews.

Valerio Spada is represented by Sudest57 in exclusive for Europe.

Presented by Painting/Drawing Program

September 25, 2013, 4:00–6:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Drawing Room (previously the PLAySPACE gallery)
Open to CCA community only

Info: Linda Geary at lgeary@cca.edu

Featured Artists: Manuel Angeja, Beatrice Hunt, Matt Kotzin

The Open Critique Series is an experimental public forum designed to expand the critical dialogue and concerns of the Graduate Program in Fine Arts.

These critiques are led by current faculty and guest critics from the larger arts community including writers, curators, gallerists, and artists, among others.

In addition, we welcome and encourage active participation from all CCA students. It is our hope that through these critiques we will open up the conversation that occurs within the Fine Arts program to the larger community and simultaneously begin to engage the arts community in the critical dialogue that happens within the school.

This is an opportunity for students to get together for a critical review of work, and we encourage graduates, undergraduates, and faculty to attend.

Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Lecture Series

September 24, 2013 7:00 pm

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

Contact: Jessica Skloven, jskloven@cca.edu, 415.551.9213

This lecture is copresented by SFMOMA and California College of the Arts. 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.

Group Exhibition

September 24–28, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, September 25, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The show features recent work by two fellow students, Matthew Shapiro and Kyle Murphy, that showcases their relationship to each other, the world they live in, the fictional characters they create, and the work they make both together and apart.

Work from Mariella Poli's Interdisciplinary Course

September 24–October 5, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, September 25, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Group Exhibition

September 24–28, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, September 25, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Architecture Lecture Series

September 23, 2013 7:00 pm

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

In 2008 Liu founded Solid Objectives (SO-IL) with Florian Idenburg, whom she met while working at SANAA on the Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art.

As a partner of SO–IL, Liu has worked with numerous cultural institutions on their big and small adventures. Liu helped the London-based Frieze Art Fair in designing and realizing its acclaimed structure for the inaugural New York fair; curated the cross-disciplinary event series Stillspotting for the Guggenheim Museum; researched and reenvisioned museum education spaces together with the Education Department of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and installed highly experimental and interactive structure Pole Dance at PS1.

Liu has also worked with prominent private and public clients on building their work spaces such as the headquarters offices for Derek Lam and Ideo as well as the renovation of the facade of Queen’s Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI), a major landmark in the city of Bristol.

Outside of SO-IL, Liu is passionate about cities and their architectural fabric. During her time in New Orleans, Liu was deeply involved in researching and documenting the physical environment of economically distressed communities and experimenting with urban infill housing typologies for dislocated public housing residents.

She helped establish Tulane Regional Urban Design Center (TRUDC) and worked on their inaugural projects for new town planning in Yangtze Delta, China, the location of her hometown, Nanjing. While exploring the issues of rapid urbanization through these projects, Liu also worked in partnership with the American Planning Association and the Mayor’s Institute on City Design and facilitated programs and discussions to help the planning officials with making better design decisions.

A native of China, Jing Liu received her education in China, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, concluding with a Master of Architecture from Tulane University School of Architecture in New Orleans.

The 2013-14 Architecture Lecture Series is funded by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Jensen Architects; John Marx / Form4; Kava Massih Architects; McCall Design Group; Perkins+Will; SmithGroupJJR; BraytonHughes Design Studios; Cary Bernstein Architect; Harley Ellis Devereaux; Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects; Levy Design Partners; Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc.; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; ARCH Art & Drafting Supply; Blasen Landscape Architecture; David Gissen and Rachel Schreiber; Donald MacDonald, Architects; Gregory Ryan and Judith Rosenberg; Johanna Spilman; and TANNERHECHT Architecture.

Group Exhibition

September 23–28, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, September 25, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

A collaborative exhibition with the Museum of Craft and Design

September 21–November 3, 2013

Museum of Craft and Design | 2569 Third Street (between 22nd & 23rd)

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Admission: Free for current CCA students with valid ID September 21-January 5; $8 (general admission): $6 (seniors & students); $5 (children 12 and under); free first Tues. of the month
Museum Hours: Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat.: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs.: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday: noon-5 p.m.; (closed on Mondays)

Info: Jen Sikora at jsikora@cca.edu

California College of the Arts (CCA) is pleased to collaborate with our friends at the Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) for this exhibition that showcases the work of a select group of exceptionally talented Interior Design students.

The museum has extended special free admission for CCA students with valid ID September 21-January 5, 2014.

Focused on design, materials, constructs and atmospheres, the Young Designer’s Show will feature the best of the year’s projects: drawings, renderings, lighting and furniture designs, models, and full-scale material explorations and prototypes.

"The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) is one of North America’s few institutions dedicated to contemporary practices in craft and design," explains Interior Design chair Cathrine Veikos. "I am so delighted that in April of this year, the Museum of Craft and Design opened a new facility at 2569 Third Street. Even more exciting is the fact that it was designed by CCA alum Gary Hutton (BFA Environmental Studies 1975) and the McCall Design Group."

The Young Designer’s Show 2013: CCA Interior Design Program will coincide with MCD’s New West Coast Design 2 exhibition, which opens October 26, 2013.

Veikos adds: "Museum members and invited designers will celebrate the show on the evening of October 25 to coincide with the MCD’s exciting upcoming exhibition New West Coast Design 2, which will also feature work from CCA faculty members. From the innovative experimentation in studio courses at CCA to the cutting edge of the design profession, the MCD-CCA community connection makes it visible and tangible."

"There is strength in numbers and there is strength in high-quality work no matter what the project or institution may be," says JoAnn Edwards, executive director of the Museum of Craft and Design. "It's our pleasure to join our friends at CCA in creating ongoing opportunities for collaboration, partnership, and artistic excellence in our neighborhood, creating a lively and committed foundation for place-making."

Guest curated by CCA faculty members Megan Werner and Margo Majewska with assistance from CCA Interior Design students.

About the Museum of Craft and Design

The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) is an environment for experiencing innovative contemporary work in craft and design that engages the community while stimulating the creative potential in peoples’ lives. MCD strives to encourage greater awareness and appreciation of the international scope of craft and design to audiences of all ages through innovative exhibitions and related educational programming.

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Exhibitions and programs generously supported by the Windgate Charitable Foundation and Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

Presented by the Writers Series (MFA Program in Writing)

September 20, 2013 4:30 pm

Writers’ Studio, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public

More info: David Morini, dmorini@cca.edu or 415.551.9237

Julie Carr is the author of five books of poetry, most recently 100 Notes on Violence, Sarah-Of Fragments and LInes, and the forthcoming RAG (Omnidawn 2014).

She's also the author of Surface Tension: Ruptural Time and the Poetics of Desire in Late Victorian Poetry (Dalkey 2013).

She was an NEA fellow from 2011-12. Her poems and essays have been published widely in journals and anthologies.

With Tim Roberts she is the copublisher of Counterpath Press and coproprietor of Counterpath, a bookstore/gallery/performance space in Denver.

She teaches in the MFA writing program at the University of Colorado.

Providing temporary public open space . . . one parking spot at at time.

September 20, 2013 10:00 am

This is a citywide event

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PARK(ing) Day is a annual open-source global event where citizens, artists, and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places.

The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single-metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco.

Since 2005, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals (operating independently of Rebar, but following an established set of guidelines) creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world.

The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … at least until the meter runs out!

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Learn how to participate in this year's PARK(ing) day, including downloading the PARK(ing) Day license and manual.

Graduate Studies Lecture Series

September 17, 2013 7:00 pm
Margaret Thatcher

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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The veteran journalist Christian Caryl’s compelling argument for how the world we live in today began to take shape in 1979 was first aired in his best-selling book Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century (2013).

Few moments in history have witnessed as many seismic transformations: The overthrow of the shah of Iran, Margaret Thatcher’s election as prime minister of Great Britain, and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan are just three of the events whose political, economic, and religious legacies continue to reverberate in our century.

Caryl is a senior fellow at both the Legatum Institute in Dubai and the Center for International Studies at MIT. He is a contributing editor at Foreign Policy magazine, and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books.

About the 2013-14 Graduate Studies Lecture Series

Each lecture is premised on the notion of "signal years." Each invited speaker will address a year of significance in his or her field or practice and link it to related transformations in the broader realms of politics and culture.

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

Presented by the Illustration Program

September 17–28, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Fri., Sept. 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

More info: Michecia Jones, mjones@cca.edu

CCA's Illustration Program's Faculty & Alumni Show aims to highlight the variety of interests and directions taken in the field of Illustration with an exhibition that features a collection of work submitted by esteemed faculty and recent alumni.

Presented by Queer Cultural Center (QCCA)

September 16, 2013 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts presents Catherine Lord and Richard Meyer: The Making of Art and Culture.

Spanning 125 years, Art and Queer Culture is the first major historical survey to consider the ways in which the codes and cultures of homosexuality have provided a creative resource for visual artists.

Art and Queer Culture includes not only pictures made and displayed under the rubric of fine art, but also those intended for private, underground, or otherwise restricted audiences. Scrapbooks, amateur artworks, cartoons, bar murals, anonymous photographs, activist posters -- all appear in its pages, as do paintings, sculptures, art photographs and video installations.

Writing queer culture into the history of art means redrawing the boundaries of what counts as art as well as what counts as history. It means searching for cracks in the partition that separates "high" art from "low" culture and in the divide between public achievement and private life.

About Catherine Lord

Catherine Lord is a professor of studio art, writer, artist and curator who has received numerous fellowships and awards for her work on cultural politics, disability, queer identities, feminism and colonialism. Her books include The Summer of Her Baldness: A Cancer Improvisation (2004) and Son Colibri, Sa Calvitie: Miss Translation (2007).

About Richard Meyer

Richard Meyer is the Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History at Stanford University. He is the author of Outlaw Representation: Censorship and Homosexuality in Twentieth-Century American Art (2002), and his studies in modern and contemporary art focus on the ongoing debate over sexuality and gender, its effects on modern art and visual culture, and censorship and the public sphere.

Amaryllis Moleski and Will Buhler

September 16–21, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, September 18, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented by the Writers Series (MFA Program in Writing)

September 13, 2013 4:30 pm

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

More info: David Morini, dmorini@cca.edu or 415.551.9237

Andrew Lam, who was born in Vietnam and came to the United States in 1975 when he was 11 years old, is a writer and an editor with New America Media, a short-story writer, and, for eight years, a commentator on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. He also contributes regularly to the Huffington Post.

Lam's essays have appeared in dozens of newspapers across the country, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Baltimore Sun, the Atlanta Journal, and the Chicago Tribune.

He has written essays for Mother Jones, The Nation, San Francisco Focus, Proult Journal, In Context, Utne, California Magazine, Huffington Post, New America Media, and many other news outlets.

Lam's short stories are also anthologized widely and taught in many Universities and colleges. His short stories have appeared in many literary journals, including Manoa Journal, Crab Orchard Review, Nimrod International, Michigan Quarterly West, Zyzzyva, Transfer Magazine, Alsop Review, Terrain, and others.

Lam’s awards include the Society of Professional Journalist Outstanding Young Journalist Award (1993) and Best Commentator in 2004; The Media Alliance Meritorious awards (1994); The World Affairs Council's Excellence in International Journalism Award (1992); the Rockefeller Fellowship in UCLA (1992); and the Asian American Journalist Association National Award (1993; 1995).

He was honored and profiled on KQED television in May 1996 during Asian American heritage month.

Lam was a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University during the academic year 2001-02, studying journalism. He lectured widely at many universities and institutions, including Harvard, Yale, Brown, UCLA, USF, UC Berkeley, University of Hawaii, William and Mary, Rice, Indiana, Hong Kong, and Loyola university, and many others.

A member of Academy of Arts and Science, Lam was featured in the documentary My Journey Home, which aired on PBS nationwide on April 7, 2004, where a film crew followed him back to his homeland Vietnam.

His book, Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora recently won the Pen American Beyond the Margins Award in 2006, and was short-listed for the Asian American Literature Award.

Lam's first short-story collection, Birds of Paradise, is due out in 2013, and a story from it was read on Symphony Space, Selected Shorts in New York.

Shelf Unbound listed Lam's book of essays, East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres (2010), among its top 10 Indies of 2010.

Lam holds a Master in Fine Arts from San Francisco State University in creative writing, and a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from UC Berkeley.

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Presented by the Furniture Program

September 10, 2013 7:00 pm

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

More info: Vikki Del Rosario, vdelrosario@cca.edu

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Tom Strala is an architect who builds no houses, but rather tables, chairs, and lamps. Strala creates pieces with the idea that items for the home -- including basic necessities such as furniture and lighting -- should be designed with the intent that they are a work of sculptural art.

Based in Switzerland, he considers himself an architect of the interior, yet takes inspiration from the natural world -- using atypical angles and organic patterns in his designs.

Design Workshop

September 14–15, noon–4 p.m.
CCA Wornick Wood Studio, SF
RSVP vdelrosario@cca.edu

Visit Tom Strala's website »

Lecture and workshop coordinated by CCA Furniture Program and The NWBLK and made possible through the Wornick Endowment Fund.

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

September 10, 2013, 6:30–8:30 pm

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Info: 415.355.9673 or wattis.org

This is the opening reception event for the City of Disappearances exhibition at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts.

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 by Career Development

September 10, 2013, 3:00–4:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Contact: Erin Wheeler at 415.703.9572 or email ewheeler@cca.edu

The Asian Contemporary Arts Consortium San Francisco is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding, to building audiences and to promoting and sustaining interest in Asian contemporary arts and design in San Francisco and the Bay Area.

ACAC-SF initiated the Asian Contemporary Art Week San Francisco in 2012 as its core program.

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Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

September 10–December 14, 2013
Enrique Metinides, Mexico City, May 25, 1971; courtesy the artist and the Zabludowicz Collection

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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New location! 360 Kansas Street (between 16th and 17th Streets)
Reception: Tues., Sept. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri., noon-7 p.m.; Sat., noon-5 p.m.; closed Sun. and Mon.
Info: 415.355.9673

City of Disappearances focuses on the city as material, site, and situation for the contemporary lived experience. It will feature works from two important collections: the Kadist Art Foundation (located in San Francisco and Paris) and the Zabludowicz Collection (located in London, New York, and Sarvisalo, Finland).

The show is curated by Joseph del Pesco, director of the Kadist Art Foundation and CCA Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice alum, and Elizabeth Neilson, director of the Zabludowicz Collection.

Featured Artists

Michel Auder
Slater Bradley
Martin Boyce
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
John Menick
Enrique Metinides
Yelena Popova
Amie Siegel
Kelley Walker

City of Disappearances involves three distinct but integrated elements: a solo display devoted to one artist from each collection, a new installation of works drawn from both collections, and a room in which artworks of different mediums are shown together.

From the Kadist Art Foundation there is Berlin Remake (2005) by the New York-based artist Amie Siegel; this two-channel work juxtaposes preexisting films of Berlin with contemporary footage of the same locations, presenting a ghostly portrait of a city that has been a prominent protagonist in world conflict.

From the Zabludowicz Collection comes a selection of hard-hitting reportage captured by Enrique Metinides, a Mexico City-based photographer, between 1949 and 1995.

The show will include a newly configured sculptural installation by the Scottish artist Martin Boyce; the work is appearing for the first time in San Francisco. Boyce references architectural and modernist design and materials to create environments that blend functionality and aesthetics, to uncanny effect.

There will be video, painting, and photography by Slater Bradley, Yelena Popova, and Kelley Walker from the Zabludowicz Collection and Michel Auder, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, and John Menick from the Kadist Art Foundation.

Visit wattis.org for current information concerning related programs and events.

City of Disappearances is supported by the Zabludowicz Collection and the Kadist Art Foundation.

Founding support for CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts programs has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy & Bill Timken. Generous support provided by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund and the CCA Curator's Forum.

September 10–19, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Sept. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; also Wed. until 7:30 p.m.
Info: 510.658.1223 or 510.658.1224

Work in all media by the newest members of the CCA student community.

The reception is hosted by CCA’s Alumni Association.

Hosted by the Film Program

September 9, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Carmen M. Christensen Production Stage, San Francisco Campus
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Open to Film students only

More info: film@cca.edu

Come meet other Film Program students and new MFA in Film students, while indulging in some delicious, free ice cream!

September 7, 2013, 4:00–7:00 pm

Multiple locations in the Potrero Hill neighborhood

Free and open to the public
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Join CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts and almost a dozen other galleries and art studios in the Potrero Hill neighborhood as they open their doors to the general public for the kickoff annual Potrero Art Walk.

Participating Galleries & Friends

Arch Art Arts & Crafts Store
99 Missouri Street

Brian Gross Fine Art
briangrossfineart.com

Catharine Clark Gallery
248 Utah Street
cclarkgallery.com

CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
360 Kansas Street
wattis.org

Creativity Explored Studio Space
1 Arkansas Street, Studio E
creativityexplored.org

Front Coffee Shop
150 Mississippi Street

fused space
1401 16th Street
fusedspace.com

George Lawson Gallery
315 Potrero Ave
georgelawsongallery.com

Hosfelt Gallery
260 Utah Street
hosfeltgallery.com

Jack Fisher Gallery
311 Potrero Avenue
jackfischergallery.com

SF Center for the Book Art Gallery
375 Rhode Island Street
http://www.sfcb.org

Steven Wolf Fine Arts
2747 19th Street
stevenwolffinearts.com

September 6, 2013, 5:00–7:00 pm

The Nave, Timken reception area and Hybrid Lab

Info: Alex Vikmanis, avikmanis@cca.edu, 415.703.9504

Join Interaction Design students and faculty as we kick off the fall 2013 academic year!

Presented by the Graphic Design Program

September 5, 2013 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: 8:30 p.m. in the Graphic Design Studio

Info: vdelrosario@cca.edu

Please join us for this back-to-school event: Monotype's Director of Words and Letters Allan Haley and two of his colleagues will give presentations on web typography, web fonts, and desktop font management.

Join us for a reception following the presentation in honor of Monotype and to dedicate our newly retooled Graphic Design Studio.

All Graphic Design students, faculty, and alumni are warmly invited!

Presented by Student Affairs

September 5, 2013, 2:00–4:00 pm
Join a student group, meet Chimera leaders, have fun!

Macky walkway
Free and open to the CCA community only

More info: phone: glee@cca.edu or 415.703.9571

Student Affairs kicks off the semester with Welcome Week and our biannual Chimeratopia fair. This is a great opportunity for new and returning students to get acquainted with everything the college and the surrounding greater Bay Area community has to offer.

In addition to college departments, clubs, and organizations, neighborhood businesses will promote student discounts and give out freebies.

And the awesome taco truck will also be on hand (made possible by CCA's equally awesome Alumni Association).

Presented by Academic Affairs

September 4–26, 2013

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., September 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: Mon.–Fri., 8:30 a.m.–noon and 1–4:30 p.m. (closed Wed. mornings)
Free and open to the public
Gallery talks: Mon.-Fri. at 11:30 a.m. (except Wed.) and 3:30 p.m.
More info: 510.594.3648 or fine-arts-undergrad@cca.edu

The 2013 CCA Faculty Exhibition is a celebration of the working artists, designers, architects, and writers who teach and inspire the CCA community.

The exhibition includes a wide range of work from faculty teaching in all 21 undergraduate programs to provide a rich overview of the art, craft, design and writing experiences that CCA has to offer.

Group Exhibition

September 2–14, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, September 3, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Work from Mariella Poli's Course

September 2–14, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, September 3, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Group Exhibition

August 26–September 14, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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August 26–September 12, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Tues., Sept. 3, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Gallery hours: Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
5212 Broadway (at College Avenue)

Works by the 2013 award recipients:

Brooke Burrowes
Allison Chalco
Wilson Erb
Samantha Graf
Angel Perez
Emma Ulen-Klees

The graduate winners are Channing Morgan and Sarah Jones.

This year’s jurors are Art Hazelwood, Mikae Hara, and Greg Piatt.

About the Hamaguchi Printmaking Awards

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