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Presented by the Writers Series (MFA Program in Writing)

October 4, 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, or 415.551.9237

About LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

Writer, vocalist, and sound artist LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs (Writing 2008) is the author of TwERK (Belladonna 2013); three chapbooks (Ichi-Ban, Ni-Ban (MOH Press) and Manuel is destroying my bathroom (Belladonna); and the album, Televisíon.

Her work has been published in Rattapallax, Black Renaissance Noir, Nocturnes, Fence, Ploughshares, The Black Scholar, Jubilat, Tea Party magazine, Mandorla: New Writings from the Americas, and Muck Works to name a few.

Her interdisciplinary work has been featured at The Kitchen, Exit Art, Recess Activities Inc, The Whitney, and MoMa among others.

As a vocalist, she has worked with the likes of Vernon Reid, Akilah Oliver, Mike Ladd, Butch Morris, Gabri Christa, Shelley Hirsch, Burnt Sugar, Edwin Torres, Elliot Sharp, Mendi + Keith Obadike, Bernard Lang, Vijay Iyer, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Marc Cary, Towa Tei, and Guillermo E. Brown.

She has received scholarships, residencies, and fellowships from Cave Canem, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, Naropa Institute, Caldera Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, the Eben Demarest Trust, Harlem Community Arts Fund, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Laundromat Project, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Barbara Deming Memorial Grant for Women and the Jerome Foundation and Millay Colony.

As an independent curator and artistic director, LaTasha has copresented and directed literary/musical/theatrical events at Symphony Space, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, WBAI, The Schomburg Center for Black Culture, BAM Café, Dixon Place, and El Museo del Barrio.

A native of Harlem, Diggs along with Greg Tate, are the editors of yoYO/SO4 magazine. Diggs was guest faculty at Naropa Institute’s summer writing program in 2013.

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About Hazel White

Hazel White's (Writing 2005) first poetry book, Peril as Architectural Enrichment, was a finalist for the 2011 Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Best Book of the Year Award.

She has written 12 books on gardening and landscape design, has collaborated on-site-responsive works with other poets, artists, and architects, and is an affiliate artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts.

White read from her work at the MFA Program in Writing's tenth anniversary celebration in 2011. Watch the video »

Presented by Career Development and Financial Aid

October 4, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Located in B Building, Room B1

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Career Development has partnered with Financial Aid to present a simple but informative workshop for new work study student hires. The session is designed to underscore for students their rights as an employee of the College and their responsibilities to the program and office that hires them.

Career Development believes that work study provides students with educational experiences, opportunities for personal growth, career development, and skills training.

Open only to current CCA students working on campus or planning to work on campus during the 2013-14 academic year.

Group Exhibition

October 1–5, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 2, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Group Exhibition

October 1–5, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 2, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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.


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.

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.

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)

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

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 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.

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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.