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Presented as part of the 2013 Litquake Festival

October 19, 2013 6:00 pm

Mission Cheese | 736 Valencia Street | San Francisco 94117

All Lit Crawl readings are free and open to the public (although some venues are 21 and over).
More info: David Morini,, 415.265.7465

About San Francisco Litquake & Lit Crawl

The 2013 San Francisco Litquake Festival takes place October 11-19. The Lit Crawl is part of the festival, and takes place on the last day.

Spread over three hours, the Lit Crawl hosts live readings of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and more in bookstores, bars, art galleries, restaurants, stores, cafés, laundromats, community spaces … even a police station and beekeeping supply store.

Experience the diverse voices and and talent from the following faculty and alumni of the MFA Program in Writing at California College of the Arts :


Aimee Phan
MFA Program in Writing and Writing and Literature Program chair Amy Phan is the author of The Reeducation of Cherry Truong and We Should Never Meet. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, USA Today, Virginia Quarterly Review, Guernica, and The Rumpus*, among others.

Gloria Frym
Gloria Frym's recent book of poetry is Mind Over Matter. She also is the author of two short-story collections.

Matthew Iribarne
Matthew Iribarne also teaches in CCA's Writing and Literature Program. He lives in San Francisco.


Steffi Drewes
Steffi Drewes (MFA Writing 2006) curates the Featherboard Writing Series in Oakland and is the author of two chapbooks: Cartography Askew and History of Drawing Circles.

Ryan Funk
Ryan Funk (MFA Writing 2012) performs with San Francisco Poets Theater and was recently a guest curator for the Bay Area Poetry Marathon's ninth season in San Francisco.

Nana K. Twumasi
Nana K. Twumasi (MFA Writing 2007) lives and writes in Oakland. Her work has appeared in Ballyhoo Stories and Zyzzyva journal. She coedits Monday Night.

A symposium at Claremont Graduate University

October 19, 2013 9:30 am–4:00 pm

Claremont Graduate University | Garrison Theatre | 231 East 10th Street | Claremont CA 91711

Reception to follow symposium at 4:30 p.m.

Last year CCA hosted the inaugural ReMODEL symposium. This year the event takes place at Claremont Graduate University with host artist Rachel Lachowizc.

ReMODEL 2 will bring together a diverse group of internationally recognized artist-educators from California colleges to continue a conversation about the state of sculpture education now and generate multiple visions for its future.

The daylong symposium is an opportunity to explore sculpture tradition, the "expanded field," and the open-ended possibilities for curriculum design that the intermingling of the two has created. The symposium is a think tank to reinvigorate sculpture education and to create a more inclusive and vital academic practice.

ReMODEL responds to a renewed interest in pedagogy and seeks to redefine sculpture skills and curriculum for the 21st century. Over the past 50 years a revolution in the discipline has occurred, as artists from diverse backgrounds and methods of working have pushed the boundaries of participation and practice.

Sculpure Education Now

Sculpture today is a melting pot of crafts and contradictions. The tension between traditions (wood working, metal fabrication, stone carving, ceramics) and an "expanded field" (performance, installation, site work, video, social sculpture, public art, digital technologies, and more) has made navigating curriculum a challenge. How can sculpture education reflect the plurality and excitement of the expanded field while maintaining the best of traditional practices?

Our vision is to create an educational website and teaching manual for sculpture from the discussions begun at ReMODEL. The symposium itself will be archived on You Tube and we hope to create an anthology of writings by participants on ReMODELING sculpture education to accompany the recorded sessions.

We encourage educators, alumni, and students to join us for a day of lively and interactive conversations!

Organized by CCA faculty member Terri Friedman and Shirley Tse of Cal Arts

Linda Fleming -- California College of the Arts
Allison Smith -- California College of the Arts

Dewey Ambrosino -- Art Center College of Design
Terry Berlier -- Stanford University
Jacci den Hartog -- Otis College of Art and Design
Dee Hibbert-Jones -- University of California, Santa Cruz
Martin Kersels -- California Institute of the Arts
Rachel Lachowicz -- Claremont Graduate University
Charles Long -- University of California, Riverside
Christopher Miles -- California State University, Long Beach
Jennifer Pastor -- University of California, San Diego
Hirsch Perlman -- University of California, Los Angeles
Lucy Puls -- University of California, Davis
Brody Reiman -- University of California, Berkeley
John Roloff -- San Francisco Art Institute
Kim Yasuda -- University of California, Santa Barbara
Mario Ybarra Jr. -- University of California, Los Angeles & Slanguage

Watch last year's ReMODEL symposium on YouTube »

Hosted by Claremont Graduate University Art Department

October 19, 2013 9:30 am–4:30 pm

Garrison Theatre | 231 10th Street | Claremont, CA 91711

Free and open to the public; reception to follow at 4:30 p.m.


The Claremont Graduate University Art Department is pleased to host the 2013 ReMODEL 2 sculpture symposium as part of its Bradshaw Conference Series on Saturday, October 19.

Over 20 internationally recognized artists from across California universities and colleges will present papers and dialog on the current state of sculpture pedagogy.

ReMODEL 2 looks to explore the responsibility within sculpture for handling critical theory and maintaining an ongoing and inclusively expansive dialog.

As sculpture has experienced an incredible transdisciplinary revolution over the past 50 years, ReMODEL 2 explores the intersection of art and disciplines as varied as digital, video, time based, performance, sound, light, installation, public practice, engineering, computer science, cultural studies, identity politics, literary theory, cultural hegemony, and historiography.

Concurrent with the symposium will be an exhibition of the artists at the CGU Art Department Galleries, who are presenting, including faculty from Claremont Graduate University, Scripps, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Stanford, California College of the Arts, OTIS, Cal Arts, Art Center, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, Cal State Long Beach, San Francisco Art Institute, and Hunter College.

2013 Participants

Dewey Ambrosino, Art Center
Tery Berlier, Stanford University
Meg Cranston, Otis
Jaci Den Hartog, Otis
Dana Duff, Otis
Terri Friedman, California College of the Arts
Julia Haft-Candel Scripps/CGU
Dee Hibbert-Jones, UC Santa Cruz
Rachel Lachowicz (host), Claremont Graduate University
Rodney McMillan, UCLA
Christopher Miles, Cal State Long Beach
Jennifer Pastor, UC San Diego
Hersch Perlman, UCLA
Lucy Puls, UC Davis
Paul Ramirez-Jonas, Hunter College
Brody Reiman, UC Berkeley
John Roloff, San Francisco Art Institute
Shirley Tse, Cal Arts
Kim Yasuda, UC Santa Barbara
Mario Ybarra, Cal Arts

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Watch last year's ReMODEL symposium on YouTube:

Part I
Part II

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,

"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)
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Gallery hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

More info: Kelly Dawson at 510.594.3776 or

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.

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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)

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.