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Presented by the MFA Program in Writing

October 9, 2013 7:30 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

Come celebrate Eleven Eleven's 15th issue with our editors and four featured readers:

Andrew Joron
Debra Busman
Maisha Z. Johnson
John Panzer

About Eleven Eleven

Eleven Eleven is a biannual journal of literature and art produced by the MFA Program in Writing and other members of the California College of the Arts community.

The aim of the publication is to provide a forum for risk and experimentation and to serve as an exchange between writers and artists.

Visit Eleven Eleven for information about the latest issue, including joining the Eleven Eleven fan page on Facebook or following us on Twitter!

Light refreshments and copies of Eleven Eleven issue 15 will be available!

About the Readers

Andrew Joron is the author of Trance Archive: New and Selected Poems (City Lights, 2010). Joron’s previous poetry collections include The Removes (Hard Press, 1999), Fathom (Black Square Editions, 2003), and The Sound Mirror (Flood Editions, 2008).

The Cry at Zero, a selection of his prose poems and critical essays, was published by Counterpath Press in 2007. From the German, he has translated The Literary Essays of Marxist-Utopian philosopher Ernst Bloch (Stanford University Press, 1998) and The Perpetual Motion Machine by the proto-Dada fantasist Paul Scheerbart (Wakefield Press, 2011).

Joron lives in Berkeley, California, where he theorizes using the theremin.

Debra Busman is codirector of the Creative Writing and Social Action Program at CSU Monterey Bay. Coeditor of Fire and Ink: An Anthology of Social Action Writing, her work has been published in The LA Review; Social Justice: New Pedagogies for Social Change; and Women’s Studies Quarterly 26: Working Class Lives and Cultures.

“The Book of Bad Men” is from her upcoming novel, like a woman, due to be published February 2014.

Maisha Z. Johnson has an MFA in poetry from Pacific University and a BA in creative writing from SFSU. She explores the relationship between writing and social change on her blog, Inkblot, and leads arts and healing workshops with LGBTQ survivors of violence at Community United Against Violence (CUAV).

John Panzer is a former racecar driver, fundraising professional, initiated disciple, homeless addict, and suffers the responsibility for losing the man he loved. Currently, John is an undergrad at UC Berkeley and serves on the City of Berkeley's Homeless Commission.

His pieces of short memoir have been selected by many San Francisco journals and reading series. John was awarded the Samuel C. Irving prize for American Wit and Humor for his piece "The Beautiful Hurt."

Presented by The Center for Art and Public Life

October 9, 2013, 7:00–9:00 pm

350 Kansas Street, San Francisco Campus
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CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
Free and open to the public

More info: Aaron McKenzie, amckenzie@cca.edu

The Center for Art and Public Life invites you to celebrate the winning teams of the 2013 IMPACT Social Entrepreneurship Awards!

The IMPACT Awards enables interdisciplinary teams of CCA students to develop and implement social innovations through their studies in art, architecture, design, and writing.

Three IMPACT Awards up to $10,000 each are given annually.

2013 Teams

The following three winning teams will present and engage in conversation about their summer projects:

  • Alemany Outdoor Kitchen
  • Escalar
  • Stand Up

Learn more about CCA's IMPACT Awards »

Sponsored by Student Affairs

October 9, 2013, 12:00–1:00 pm

Macky lawn (rain cancels)

More info: Jim Norrena, jnorrena@cca.edu

Join us for the fall QSA general meeting -- a brown bag lunch event on Macky lawn, where you'll meet other members of CCA's Queer/Straight Alliance (QSA) as well as interested members of the CCA community at large.

Come celebrate National Coming Out Day (Friday, October 11) early this year at either (or both) general meeting.

If you can't make this day/time, check out the San Francisco campus meeting set for Thursday, Oct. 10, from noon to 1 p.m.

Agenda
This is an important meeting in that Academic Affairs is pooling resources to help raise the college's score on a recent Campus Pride Index survey (we scored 4 out of 5). We know we're a 5, but need to address several specific areas of LGBTQ friendliness to have a perfect score.

Your feedback and suggestions are vital!

A staff representative will attend a Campus Pride Index meeting on Tuesday, October 8, and then work with the QSA to devise an action plan for raising the college's score.

But don't worry -- it's a social meeting, too! And light refreshments will be provided.

Looking forward to meeting you!

Jim Norrena
QSA Staff Representative

October 9–November 1, 2013

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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Opening Reception: Oct. 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri., 1-4:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public
Contact: Christina La Sala, clasala@cca.edu

"Please join the Individualized Program for B L U E, our 2013 exhibition, at the Oliver Art Center on the Oakland campus.

Related Events

Join us October 23, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., in the Oliver Art Center for an evening of performances and screenings.

Friday, November 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., there's a release party for Material, an Individualized Major publication.

Group Exhibition

October 8–12, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 9, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Group Exhibition

October 8–12, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 9, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Group Exhibition

October 8–19, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 9, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented by the Architecture Division

October 8–13, 2013

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Opening reception: Fri., Oct. 11, 7 p.m.
Free and open to the public

More info: architecture@cca.edu

In conjunction with the symposium Test Sites: Experiments in the History of Space the Architecture Division at California College of the Arts is presenting the exhibition An Olfactory Archive: 1738-1969, the first exhibition devoted exclusively to the recent works of artisans and historians who harness scents, essences, and fragrances in the reconstruction and preservation of historical spaces.

This exhibition displays several examples of this recent work, creating a brief image of some possible and future archive of an olfactory past.

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In the past 10 years, a surprising number of historians, preservationists, architects, and artists experimented with scents to record, represent, and reconstruct historical buildings, interiors, and agrarian and urban landscapes. Such work spans from Aaron Betsky and Herzog and DeMeuron’s fragrance Rotterdam – Olfactory Object (2004) to Christophe Laudemiel’s recent efforts
to reconstruct the scents of the Straight of Bosphorus in the Middle Ages (2013).

Ultimately, this exhibition presents recent and alternative ways to interpret the history of space and to potentially make architecture, interior and landscape history a simultaneously more vanguard and public enterprise. It integrates CCA’s traditions of craft, maker-culture and progressive historical education into a cohesive and contemporary project.

Featuring the work of

Christopher Brosius
Demeter
Dreamair (Christophe Laudamiel and Christoph Hornetz)
Rodrigo Flores-Roux
Alessandro Gualtieri
Herzog & DeMeuron Architects
Carlos Huber, Arquiste
Christophe Laudamiel
Birthe Leemeijer
Serge Lutens
Rosendo Mateu
Jorge Otero-Pailos, Architect
RAD Architects (Rodolphe el-Khoury, Carol Moukheiber, Christos Markopoulos)
Philippe Rahm Architects
Bonner/Stayner Architects (Jennifer Bonner and Christian Stayner)
Yann Vasnier

Credits
Curated by David Gissen and Irene Cheng
Exhibition design by Brian Price and Matt Hutchinson
Workshop conducted by Bruno Fazzolari, David Gissen, and William Littmann

Group Exhibition

October 7–12, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 9, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented by the Furniture Program

October 7–19, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, October 15, 5:30-7 p.m. (2nd floor, Student Center)
RSVP: rsvp@cca.edu or 510.594.3604
Gallery hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

More info: Kelly Dawson at 510.594.3776 or kdawson2@cca.edu

The Annual Ronald and Anita Wornick Award Exhibition honors the student awardees of the Ronald and Anita Wornick scholarship.

Held each fall, the event is the Furniture Program's most prominent. The work on view demonstrates the values of the program itself and the creativity, dedication, and craftsmanship of its students.

This special 15-year retrospective features the work of this year’s award recipients Asa Hillis and Hannah Quinn.

View images taken at the opening reception »

The exhibition also features the work of selected past awardees:

Carly Borman (2011)
Mateo Hao (2013)
Shawn Hibmacronan (2009)
Peter L’Abbe (2012)
Christopher Loomis (2007)
Yvonne Mouser (2006)
Scott Oliver (2005)
Andrew Perkins (2011)
Maiko Sugano (2004)

Download the commemorative program »

The Ronald and Anita Wornick Award was established by the Wornick Company on the occasion of Ronald C. Wornick's retirement as president and CEO. Reflecting the wishes of the Wornicks, the award is intended to recognize, nourish, and encourage talented students in the wood arts at California College of the Arts. A gifted amateur wood artist, Ronald Wornick has been a member of the CCA Board of Trustees since 1992.

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September 30–October 13, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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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.

Learn more »

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.

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.