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Four by Four Lecture Series: Design + Art x Science

October 16, 2013 7:30 pm

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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Info: Jessica Arevalo, jarevalo@cca.edu

In what ways might an approach to digital technologies as eventual fossils transform the way we think about the materiality of these devices?

Join us for a discussion with Jennifer Gabrys of how the environmental and sociopolitical problem of electronic waste challenges the ways in which digital technologies are often seen to be free of materiality or material effect.

Rather than elide or overlook the materialities of digital technologies, her work explores how materialities of these devices may present opportunities for practice-based engagements with electronics.

Jennifer Gabrys is a senior lecturer in sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London, and a principal investigator on the European Research Council (ERC) project Citizen Sensing and Environmental Practice, which investigates the use of environmental sensors for new modes of citizen involvement in environmental issues.

Her research focuses on environments, material processes, and communication technologies through theoretical and practice-based work.

In 2011 she published the book Digital Rubbish: A Natural History of Electronics, which examines the materialities of electronic waste. She is currently working on a written study of citizen sensing and environmental practice, titled Program Earth: Environment as Experiment in Sensing Technology.

Presented by the Humanities and Sciences division at CCA.

October 16, 2013, 7:00–9:00 pm

Shaklee Bldg. 22
Free and open to the public

More info: Cara Levine, clevine@cca.edu

Panelists from three of the Bay Area's most innovative and emerging alternative art spaces, including Joel Dean of Important Projects, Emma Spertus of Real Time and Space, both based in Oakland, and Sarah Hotchkiss and Carey Lin of Stairwells, a roaming venue, will present their respective missions and goals as well as ways you can get involved.

Moderated by CCA graduate teaching fellow Cara Levine, panelists will lead a discussion on the importance of rethinking the gallery model and actively engaging in your local community arts scene.

Refreshments will be served.

Cohosted by Dr. Mylea Charvat, SF Supervisor Malia Cohen, and SamaHope

October 16, 2013 6:30 pm
A fundraiser for Artemis Rising Invisible War Recovery Program

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Buy tickets: invisiblewarrecovery.eventbrite.com

Doors open at 6 p.m.; screening begins at 6:30 p.m., and a panel discussion will take place following the screening.

Proceeds from the screening go toward the Artemis Rising Invisible War Recovery Program, a nonprofit recovery program that provides free PTSD treatment to veterans.

Moderated by San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen

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From Oscar- and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated; Twist of Faith) comes The Invisible War, a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of America’s most shameful and best-kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the US military.

The film paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem -- today, a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The U.S. Department of Defense estimates there were a staggering 22,800 violent sex crimes in the military in 2011.

Twenty percent of all active-duty female soldiers are sexually assaulted. Female soldiers aged 18 to 21 accounted for more than half of the victims.

About Artemis Rising Invisible War Recovery Program

The Artemis Rising Invisible War Recovery Program is a groundbreaking trauma-recovery program specifically designed to provide a pathway to healing for survivors of military sexual trauma (MST).

Inspired by their work with MST survivors in The Invisible War, producer Amy Ziering and executive producer Regina Kulik Scully launched the program to create an intensive residential program for survivors using nonpharmaceutical healing methods, including individual psychotherapy, EMDR, somatic therapy, group and family therapy, dance/movement therapy, and equine therapy.

Group Exhibition

October 15–19, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 16, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Group Exhibition

October 15–19, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 16, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Masks and Costumes

October 14–26, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Group Exhibition

October 14–19, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 16, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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 8–19, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, 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.

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.