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October 10, 2013, 1:00–2:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Back of Nave (rear windows)

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 Oakland campus meeting set for Wednesday, Oct. 9, 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

Photography Lecture Series

October 10, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm
From "Unsettled / Desasosiego: Children in a World of Gangs"

Free and open to the public
Ralls Hall, Room 202

More info: jjacques@cca.edu or 510.594.3718

Donna De Cesare is an author, documentary photographer, and educator known for her groundbreaking coverage of the spread of US gangs in Central America.

Her photographs and testimonies from children in Guatemala and Colombia who are former child soldiers, survivors of abuse or the stigma of HIV, have assisted UNICEF in developing protocols for photographing children at risk.

De Cesare is a consultant to the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. She's also an associate professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin.

De Cesare’s honors include top awards from the National Press Photographers Association, the Dorothea Lange Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, the Mother Jones Award for Social Documentary Photography, several Open Society Foundations grants and fellowships as well as a Fulbright Fellowship.

Her photography has been exhibited internationally in venues such as Visa pour l’Image in Perpignan, France; Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City; the Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou, China; the Museo Tecleño in El Salvador; the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen in Mannheim, Germany; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Most recently De Cesare’s photography was included in the retrospective traveling exhibition War / Photography currently on exhibition at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. It will travel later this year to the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Brooklyn Museum.

Her newly published book, Unsettled / Desasosiego: Children in a World of Gangs, is both a memoir and a visual history of her experiences in Central America and Los Angeles.

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 8–19, 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.

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.

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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.

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.