CCA Events

HearSay Reading Series

October 30, 2013 7:30 pm

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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5212 Broadway (at College Avenue)
Free and open to the public

Contact: 510.597.3709 or humblepie@cca.edu

This reading features the Oakland-based novelist Stacy Carlson along with Writing and Literature majors Zack Tuck and Alora Young.

Carlson is the author of Among the Wonderful, "a story of art and deception, anomaly and community, science and magic, in an era when a culture of imaginative speculation gave way to the modern age. At Barnum's American Museum, the exhibits climb out of their cabinets and walk among visitors who had paid to call them wonderful."

HearSay is the literary reading series sponsored by the editorial staff of Humble Pie and the undergraduate Writing and Literature. It features CCA students and established Bay Area writers.

All HearSay events include delicious refreshments!

Visit us at humbleplemag.com for literary and visual art from past years, and to confirm dates and times.

October 30, 2013 7:15 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public

More info: Wattis Institute

Anthony Huberman, former director of The Artist’s Institute in New York, was recently named the new director of the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts.

Huberman is responsible for the development and presentation of exhibitions and public programs in venues on CCA’s San Francisco campus, including the college’s new facility on Kansas Street, which includes the Logan Galleries and a dynamic event space.

Join us for a public "meet the director" talk at which Huberman will discuss his vision as it relates to the future programming of the Wattis Institute as well as beyond.

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Presented by the Ceramics Program

October 30, 2013, 6:30–9:00 pm
Four minutes to make a masterpiece or masterpieces? A student competes at a past Blind Throwing Contest

Treadwell Ceramic Arts Center, Oakland Campus
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The Ceramics Guild invites all alumni to return to CCA(C) and share some food, fun, and memories . . . and get dirty! And, of course, everyone else is invited as well. Bring a friend and get dirty together! Free prizes and treats! You don’t need to be alumni to have fun. Everyone is invited. EVERYONE is invited.

Come and throw on the wheel for four minutes while wearing a blindfold and win prizes in such prestigious categories as: "Biggest show-off," "Best ashtray," and "Most likely to never throw again!"

To sign up to participate, come to the ceramics department or RSVP on Facebook CCA Ceramics. All alumni are invited (it would be great to see you there!) You say that you've never thrown on the wheel before? Perfect! You are probably a master "spinner" and don't even know it!

Presented by Painting/Drawing Program

October 30, 2013, 4:00–6:00 pm

Drawing Room (previously the PLAySPACE gallery)
Open to CCA community only

Info: Linda Geary at lgeary@cca.edu

The Open Critique Series is an experimental public forum designed to expand the critical dialogue and concerns of the Graduate Program in Fine Arts.

These critiques are led by current faculty and guest critics from the larger arts community including writers, curators, gallerists, and artists, among others.

In addition, we welcome and encourage active participation from all CCA students. It is our hope that through these critiques we will open up the conversation that occurs within the Fine Arts program to the larger community and simultaneously begin to engage the arts community in the critical dialogue that happens within the school.

This is an opportunity for students to get together for a critical review of work, and we encourage graduates, undergraduates, and faculty to attend.

Senior Exhibition — Photography

October 29–November 2, 2013

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

Printwork

October 28–November 2, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Work from Aaron Terry's Print Course

October 22–November 2, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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<p><strong>Reception: Wednesday, October 23, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.</strong></p>

Group Exhibiition

October 22–November 2, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 23, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

October 21–November 2, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public

Locality and Global Discourse is an international exhibition resulting from an exchange between California College of the Arts and Istanbul Marmara University, Turkey.

Co-curated by Mariella Poli at CCA & Inci Deniz Ilgin, Meltem Eti Proto at Marmara University.

CCA Participants

Jaime Bernal
I-Fan Chung
Will P. Giovacchini
Christopher D. Griffin
Alan M. Hayes
Lauren E. Hill
Yu-Ching Hsu
Brian C .Leach
Candice Meierdirk
Mateen Mortazavi
Christine M. Rode
Misaki Sano
Tingru Yang

Marmara Participants

Anday Türkmen
Ebru Kuyak
Ilayda karabatak
Sayat Tulumciyan

Group Exhibition

October 21–November 2, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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<p><strong>Reception: Tuesday, October 22, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.</strong></p>

Group Exhibition

October 21–November 2, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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<p><strong>Reception: Tuesday, October 22, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.</strong></p>

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.

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.