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Hosted by Community Arts Program

October 31, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Community Arts Program chair Susanne Cockrell and CCA Textiles faculty member Sasha Duerr join in conversation about their art practice and the Oakland campus Community Garden.

Learn about upcoming courses this spring taught in the garden and ways to get involved in gardening and workshops.

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.

Read the press release »

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.

Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Lecture Series

October 29, 2013 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Reservation required due to limited seating
RSVP: Reserve free tickets at Brown Paper Tickets

Info: gradoffice@cca.edu

Photographer Collier Schorr has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe and is represented by 303 Gallery in New York and Modern Art in London.

Schorr’s work is represented in many public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Jewish Museum, and the Walker Art Center. Her commercial photography is represented by Art+Commerce.

Currently, she is the editor at large for the British art magazine Frieze, and she has been a contributor to Artforum and Parkett. Her essays have also appeared in catalogs for the Guggenheim Museum and the Boston ICA.

She has taught at Columbia University, the School of Visual Arts, and Sarah Lawrence College. Schorr was appointed to the Yale faculty in 2003 and is currently senior critic in photography.

She earned her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1985.

This lecture is copresented with SFMOMA. Generous support for the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program is provided by the Pilara Foundation / Pier 24 and Randi & Bob Fisher. Additional support by the Black Dog Private Foundation.

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.

Presented by Career Development

October 29, 2013, 12:00–1:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Main Building, West 3 (conference room)

More info: Erin Wheeler, ewheeler@cca.edu

For more than 40 years, Sotheby's Institute of Art has been preparing students for careers in the international art world. The Institute combines a unique object-based approach to works of art and art history with study of the international markets and their practices.

Its graduates combine a passion for art with scholarship and market sophistication. The Institute offers programs leading to PhD and MA degrees as well as courses taught online.

Meet with members of the admission team, and learn about this graduate program.

Interior Design Lecture Series

October 28, 2013 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Info: 415.703.9562 or architecture@cca.edu

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Igor Siddiqui is an assistant professor at the University of Texas in Austin School of Architecture. He is also the principal of ISSSStudio, an emerging design practice established in Brooklyn in 2006.

Siddiqui's current work focuses primarily on novel relationships between architectural space and the decorative arts, viewed through the lens of technological innovation and shifting cultural values.

His practice, teaching and research have been recognized for effectively operating across the fields of product, interior, and architectural design.

The work of ISSSStudio has been exhibited in a range of venues, from museums and galleries to art fairs, alternative spaces and temporary sites. They include the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and Descours in New Orleans; Flux Factory, Center for Architecture, and the Metro Show art fair in New York; Arthouse and Design Within Reach in Austin; Form Gallery in Perth, Australia; Axis Gallery in Tokyo; and many others.

The work has appeared in Interior Design magazine, Dwell, Tribeza, and SNAP, as well as numerous features on sites such as Dezeen, Archinect, ArchDaily, TreeHugger, and suckerPUNCH.

Siddiqui's CCA lecture will be entitled "(Not) Everything":

The lecture is a presentation of Siddiqui’s evolving body of work as a practicing designer and design educator. By sampling the recent work of his practice ISSSStudio alongside projects from advanced courses that he teaches at the University of Texas at Austin, the aim is to articulate specific feedback between contemporary practice and academia.

Referencing the tradition of total design, the lecture proposes an updated model for considering architecture’s migration into other allied fields, particularly in the realm of product and interior design. Such a model, as the title intimates, calls for a sensibility that favors the tension between the highly specific and the seemingly ubiquitous.

The 2013-14 Interior Design Lecture Series is funded by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and CCA's Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies.

Printwork

October 28–November 2, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Bring your portfolio and questions, meet with graduate faculty from CCA and more than 30 other art, design, and architecture schools.

October 27, 2013, 12:00–4:00 pm

SFAI, 800 Chestnut Street San Francisco, CA 94133

CCA will participate in the Northern California graduate portfolio day hosted by the San Francisco Art Institute. This event is an opportunity for prospective MFA and MArch students to get immediate feedback on their portfolios. In addition, students can learn more about the curriculum, faculty, application procedures, and other information from a number of schools across the country.

Please RSVP for this event by selecting Graduate National Portfolio Days on the Admissions Calendar.

Bring your portfolio and questions, meet with graduate faculty from CCA and more than 30 other art, design, and architecture schools.

October 26, 2013, 12:00–4:00 pm

CalArts, 24700 McBean Pkwy, Valencia, CA 91355

Contact telephone for this event 661.255.1050

CCA will participate in five Graduate Portfolio Days around the country. These events are opportunities for prospective MFA and MArch students to get immediate feedback on their portfolios as suited to admission to a graduate course of study. In addition, students can learn more about the curriculum, faculty, application procedures, and other information from a number of schools across the country.

Please RSVP for this event by selecting Graduate National Portfolio Days on the Admissions Calendar.

October 26, 2013 9:00 am–4:30 pm

This event takes place on both campuses: Oakland and San Francisco.

Preview Day at CCA begins in the morning on the Oakland campus and moves to the San Francisco campus that afternoon.

Prospective students can tour studios, meet faculty and current students, and view student work. Admission and financial aid information will be available.

Oakland

8:45-10 a.m.
Campus tours

9-10 a.m.
Check-in and portfolio reviews

10-10:45 a.m.
Campus welcome

11-11:30 a.m.
First-year experience, transferring your credit, applying for spring 2014

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Housing open house (Clifton Hall only)

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Campus tours, Macky Hall (departing every 15 minutes)
Studio visits with faculty
Animation, Ceramics, Community Arts, Glass, Jewelry / Metal Arts, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles, Visual Studies, and Writing and Literature

12:30-1 p.m.
First-year admission and financial aid, transfer / second degree admission

1:15 p.m.
Board shuttle to San Francisco campus (limited seating available*)

San Francisco

2-2:30 p.m.
Campus tours

2:30-3:15 p.m.
Campus welcome

3:15-4 p.m.
Studio visits with faculty
Architecture, Fashion Design, Film, Furniture, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interaction Design, Interior Design, Painting/Drawing

3:15-4 p.m.
Campus tours

3:15-4:30 p.m.
Portfolio review

4:00-4:30 p.m.
First-year admission and financial aid, transfer / second degree admission (East 2)

4:30 p.m.
Board bus for return to Oakland campus (limited seating available*)

Please allow yourself time to find parking on either campus, as on-campus parking is limited.

Current high school seniors who have submitted an RSVP may have an opportunity to receive a portfolio review.

RSVP recommended »

For additional admissions events, see our Admissions Events calendar.

* Shuttle service between campuses will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Presented by CCA Diversity Studies

October 25, 2013 9:30 am–6:30 pm

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

More info: ShawnJ West, swest@cca.edu

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CCA's Diversity Studies program presents Under the Radar: A Symposium about Diversity and In/Visibility in the Arts, a daylong symposium at which participants will examine and explore ways to create art and conduct art praxis parallel to the traditional venues of galleries, museums, and art agencies.

The event highlights existing culturally responsive creative and leadership practices that advance the integration of diversity and cultural awareness, knowledge, and skills within artistic and cultural production.

The educational content of the summit will encompass a broad view of inclusiveness, including the intersectionality of social and cultural background, social identity, ideology, and ability.

Under the Radar features two panel sessions, an engaging performance by artist Guillermo Galindo, and the presentation of the first CCA Diversity Studies Award to Chicano art icon and former CCA Ethnic Studies faculty member Malaquias Montoya.

Speakers
Nancy Hernandez, the Estria Foundation
John Early, cofounder, SitePainters.net
Josue Rojas, founder, CEIBA Project
Ruth Morgan, director, of Community Works

This event is funded by CCA’s Diversity Studies program.

A two-day summit at UC Berkeley and CCA's San Francisco campus

October 25–26, 2013
Day 1 (UC Berkeley); Day 2 (CCA SF campus)

Graduate Center, San Francisco Campus
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Graduate Center, GC4 (Saturday, October 26, only -- from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m .)
Registration required

More info: Sue Ellen Stone, sstone@cca.edu, 415.551.9239

On Friday, October 25, in Berkeley, and Saturday, October 26, in San Francisco, the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts (CCA) is joining with the Arts Research Center (ARC) at UC Berkeley to host a live streaming of the Creative Time Summit in New York.

About Creative Time Summit

The Creative Time Summit is an annual conference in New York that brings together cultural producers -- including artists, critics, writers, and curators -- to discuss how their work engages pressing issues affecting our world.

The 2013 Creative Time Summit sets its sights on Art, Place & Dislocation in the 21st Century City and the fact that culture, for good or bad, is an active ingredient in the construction and shaping of the contemporary city. Tapping into widespread debate on this issue, this year’s summit provides a global platform for consideration of the trials, tribulations, artistic practices, campaigns, theories, and practicalities that accompany this phenomenon.

As the active role of culture in the city gains traction not only with artists but also with architects, city planners, philanthropists, and developers -- from eye-popping monumental sculpture to arts districts to battles over eviction and squatting -- this year’s summit provides a timely opportunity to debate and consider a variety of artistic approaches to this contemporary condition.

Visit the Creative Time Summit Schedule for full list of speakers »

Live streaming from New York
The live-stream event will provide a collective viewing experience for Bay Area artists, curators, scholars, and activists who are concerned with arts and social change. In addition to viewing the talks and panels from New York, participants will have access to local responses and face-to-face small-group discussions.

Friday, October 25, at UC Berkeley

Join professors Shannon Jackson (Rhetoric/Performance Studies), Anne Walsh (Art Practice), Margaret Crawford (Architecture), Lauren Kroiz (History of Art), and other UC Berkeley moderators at the Townsend Center for Day 1 of the Creative Time Summit.

Summit presenters Rick Lowe, Gregory Sholette, Kelly Anderson, Chido Govera, and Lara Almarcegui will also join the group throughout days 1 and 2 via live stream.

Time: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, Geballe Room
University of California, Berkeley
220 Stephens Hall
Refreshments will be provided; registration required (please see details below)

Saturday, October 26, at CCA's SF Campus

Join CCA Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice chair Leigh Markopoulos, Kristina Lee Podesva, Andrew Weiner, Katy Crocker, Irina Contreras, and Daniel Bouthot at CCA's San Francisco campus for Day 2 of the Creative Time Summit.

Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Hooper Graduate Center, Room GC4
California College of the Arts, San Francisco campus
Refreshments will be provided; registration required (please see details below)

About Registration

Important Note: To register, we ask that you sign up online through the EventBrite event page, and that you submit one paragraph (no more than 500 words) that touches upon the topics relevant to the 2013 Summit theme -- Art, Place & Dislocation in the 21st Century City.

This is not an abstract, per se, but rather a discursive offering to the group to galvanize our collective thinking prior to the live event. (You are welcome to include links and or photos as well.)

Paragraphs will be posted to the ARC Muses blog before the event, and we ask that participants read each other's reflections beforehand.

Send blog posts to ucb_arts@berkeley.edu by Friday, October 18. We also encourage you to browse through the Creative Time Summit Reader as an overview for the day.

Presented by the Film Program as part of the Cinema Visionaries series

October 24, 2013 7:30 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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More info: John Jenkins, jjenkins@cca.edu

Note: This event is sold out. The presentation will be simulcast in an adjacent room. Attendees will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis until maximum occupancy is reached.

Michael Moore is an Academy Award-winning American filmmaker, author, social critic, and political activist. His written and cinematic works criticize globalization, large corporations, assault-weapon ownership, US Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, the Iraq War, the American health care system, and capitalism.

Moore directed and produced of Fahrenheit 9/11, which is the highest-grossing documentary of all time and winner of the Palme d'Or.

His films Bowling for Columbine (2002) and Sicko (2007) also placed in the top-ten highest-grossing documentaries, and the former won the Academy Award for Documentary Feature.

In September 2008 he released his first free movie on the Internet, Slacker Uprising, which documented his personal quest to encourage more Americans to vote in presidential elections.

He has also written and starred in the television shows TV Nation and The Awful Truth.

The Cinema Visionaries series is made possible through the generous support of Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein.

Painting Lecture Series

October 23, 2013 6:00 pm
Untitled (People with Horses), 2010, oil on panel, 72 x 60 x 1.5 inches

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

More info: John Jenkins, jjenkins@cca.edu

Ruby Neri was born in San Francisco and lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work was seen recently in Made in L.A. 2012 at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; American Exuberance, Rubell Family Collection, Miami; and At Home/Not at Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

Presented by the Glass Department

October 23, 2013, 5:00–8:00 pm

Shaklee Building (Glass Studio)
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Info: Elin Christopherson, echristopherson@cca.edu

Do you want to try blowing glass or make your own paperweight? CCA's Glass Program is hosting a Bridge event for First Year students and all others interested in learning more about glass and the Glass Program.

Come by, say hi, and bring your friends. Please wear comfortable cotton clothing and closed-toed shoes.

Note: For the chance to do actual glass blowing, you must be among the first 20 students to arrive.

Highlights:

  • a live jazz band playing from on high
  • snacks and beverages
  • glass art on view
  • a glass photo booth

Presented by Grad Design and the PDSG as part of the Graduate Studies Lecture Series

October 22, 2013 7:00 pm
Café Moskau in Berlin

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Prem Krishnamurthy’s focus on 1957 is motivated by his interest in the self-reflexive and challenging graphic work of the East German designer Klaus Wittkugel (1910-1985). Wittkugel’s modernist visual idioms enjoyed increasing acceptance in the 1950s despite his contravening of the aesthetic dogmas of Soviet propaganda. He even won his country’s National Prize for his work in organizing and designing the spectacular, immersive propaganda exhibition of 1957, Militarism Without Masks.

Krishnamurthy is a graphic designer and curator, and a founding principal of the renowned New York design studio Project Projects. He is also the director and curator of P!, a multidisciplinary exhibition space in New York’s Chinatown.

About the 2013-14 Graduate Studies Lecture Series

Each lecture is premised on the notion of "signal years." Each invited speaker will address a year of significance in his or her field or practice and link it to related transformations in the broader realms of politics and culture.

Presented by the Graduate Program in Design
Cosponsored by the President’s Diversity Steering Group

Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

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.

Presented by Career Development

October 22, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Front of Nave (main information desk)
Contact: Stephanie Smith at 415.703.9596 or email careers@cca.edu

AdorDecor is an online interior design service committed to providing unique design solutions for any style and budget. Designers across the country compete against their peers to decorate a space by providing a simple space layout and furniture selection.

Come meet the company's founder, and get the chance to sign up and start working!

Learn more »

Architecture Lecture Series

October 21, 2013 7:00 pm
Building Megalopolis, a component of the Columbia University Extreme Cities project

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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1111 Eighth Street (at 16th and Wisconsin)
Free and open to the public

Info: 415.703.9562 or architecture@cca.edu

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Kazys Varnelis is the director of the Network Architecture Lab at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. In addition to directing the Netlab and conducting research, he is on the architecture faculty at Columbia and teaches studios and seminars in history, theory, and research.

Varnelis is a cofounder of the conceptual architecture/media group AUDC, which published Blue Monday: Absurd Realities and Natural Histories in 2007 and has exhibited widely in places such as High Desert Test Sites.

He is editor of the Infrastructural City. Networked Ecologies in Los Angeles, Networked Publics and The Philip Johnson Tapes: Interviews with Robert A. M. Stern, all published in 2008. He has also worked with the Center for Land Use Interpretation, for which he produced the pamphlet "Points of Interest in the Owens Valley."

Born in Chicago in 1967, he is the son of noted Lithuanian geometric abstractionist Kazys Varnelis [1917-] and grandson of Kazys Varnelis, the Samogitian folk artist [1867-1945]. When his family moved to the Berkshires, he encountered Fluxus, meeting George Maciunas and getting to know the movement through noted Fluxus collector Jean Brown, who became close friends with his mother.

He received his PhD in the history of architecture and urban development from Cornell University in 1994, where he completed his dissertation on the role of the spectacle in the production of form and persona in the architecture of the 1970s.

The 2013-14 Architecture Lecture Series is funded by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Jensen Architects; John Marx / Form4; Kava Massih Architects; McCall Design Group; Perkins+Will; SmithGroupJJR; BraytonHughes Design Studios; Cary Bernstein Architect; Harley Ellis Devereaux; Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects; Levy Design Partners; Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc.; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; ARCH Art & Drafting Supply; Blasen Landscape Architecture; David Gissen and Rachel Schreiber; Donald MacDonald, Architects; Gregory Ryan and Judith Rosenberg; Johanna Spilman; and TANNERHECHT Architecture.

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 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>

An Exhibition Celebrating His Life

October 21–26, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Exhibition reception and community gathering: Friday, October 25, 5 – 8 p.m.

Denali Schmidt was a beloved member of the CCA community and recent graduate in BFA Painting/Drawing. This exhibition presents a selection of his work in honor of his art and life.

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).
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More info: David Morini, dmorini@cca.edu, 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 :

Faculty

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.

Alumni

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.

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.
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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

More info: http://www.CGU.edu/art

Watch last year's ReMODEL symposium on YouTube:

Part I
Part II

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!

Participants
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 »

Presented by the Writers Series (MFA Program in Writing) with Litquake

October 18, 2013, 7:00–9:00 pm

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

More info: David Morini, dmorini@cca.edu or 415.551.9237

CCA's MFA Program in Writing and Litquake presents American novelist and short-story author Mary Gaitskill.

Gaitskill is the author of the novels Two Girls, Fat and Thin and Veronica as well as the story collections Bad Behavior, Because They Wanted To, and Don't Cry.

Her stories and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s, Granta, Best American Short Stories, and The O. Henry Prize Stories.

She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004 and a Cullman Fellowship in 2010.

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HearSay Reading Series

October 17, 2013 7:30 pm

A2 Cafe, 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 award-winning poet Kathryn L. Pringle along with undergraduate Writing and Literature students McKenzie Toma and Nikita Schoen. Pringle is the author of Fault Tree (Omnidawn Press, 2012) and the recent winner of the Lost Roads Press 2nd Annual Besmilr Brigham Award for Women Writers for her manuscript Temper and Felicity Are Lovers.

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

All HearSay events include delicious refreshments!

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

Painting Lecture Series

October 17, 2013 5:30 pm
"Teerling," 2008, 72×96 inches, acrylic on canvas

Graduate Center, San Francisco Campus
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GC4
More info: John Jenkins, jjenkins@cca.edu

Cameron Martin’s paintings engage issues of perception as they relate to imaging of landscape. Rocky terrain and calcified trees are rendered in what appears from a distance to be nearly perfect black and white photo-realism.

At a close range the pictures break down into fragments evocative of digital imaging, yet clearly made by hand, thus provoking questions about singularity, seriality, and the role of the copy in the image world. The work promotes a sense of nonspecific nostalgia, referencing images of the past, but also alluding to the uncertainty of the future.

His work was included in the 2004 Biennial at The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Martin has received numerous awards including the 2010 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, the 2008 Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship, and the 2001 Artists at Giverny Fellowship and Residency in Giverny, France.

His work is included in several museum collections including the Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo; Minneapolis Institute of Art; Saint Louis Art Museum; and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Martin was born in Seattle, and lives and works in Brooklyn.

Photography Lecture Series

October 17, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Free and open to the public
Ralls Hall (Painting Studio)

More info: jjacques@cca.edu or 510.594.3718

Marianne Mueller is a professor at the Zurich University of the Arts, where she is head of Specialization in Photography.

Her photographs, videos, and installations have been exhibited at such national and international venues as the SFAC Galleries San Francisco; the Peabody Essex Museum Salem/Boston; the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Kunstmuseum Bern; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Santiago de Chile; Biennale di Venezia -- International Exhibition of Architecture; Museum of Fine Arts Houston; Migros Museum Zürich, Kunsthalle Zürich; and Centro de Artes Visuais Coimbra.

Mueller has been nominated for Prix Pictet and has twice been awarded the Swiss Art Award. She has residencies in London, Paris, and New York.

Mueller received a diploma from the Schule für Gestaltung Zürich.

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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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.

Presented by the Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies

October 15, 2013, 6:15–7:30 pm
(photo: Young Chung, Kneeling Buddha)

Florence and Leo B. Helzel Boardroom, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the Public

More info: Kate Angelo, kmoore@cca.edu, 415.551.9251

"Bottomhood Is Powerful: Asian American Sexual Positioning" advances the concept of gay Asian bottomhood. The talk by Nguyen Tan Hoang examines the ways that anal erotics and bottom positioning refract the meanings of race, gender, sexuality, and nationality in American culture.

Hoang suggests that bottomhood simultaneously enables and constrains Asian American men in moving-image media. Gay male video pornography and sex-cruising websites constitute case studies.

The talk will be supplemented by a short video screening, followed by a Q&A with Dredge Byung'chu Käng.

Nguyen Tan Hoang is assistant professor of English & Film Studies at Bryn Mawr College. His videos "K.I.P, PIRATED!" and "Forever Bottom!" have screened at MoMA, The Getty Center, and the Georges Pompidou Center.

His writings have appeared in Porn Studies, Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular and Resolutions 3: Video Praxis in Global Spaces. Hoang’s book A View from the Bottom is forthcoming from Duke University Press.

Dredge Byung'chu Käng, MA is a PhD/MPH candidate in anthropology and global epidemiology at Emory University. His research focuses on homosexuality and transgenderism, sex work, transnational relationships, popular culture flows, and Asian regionalism in contemporary Thailand.

Dredge has published on Thai queer media and art, transgenderism, and HIV. He has several forthcoming articles and book chapters on gender/sexuality and K-pop cover dance in Thailand.

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.

Architecture Lecture Series

October 14, 2013 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Info: 415.703.9562 or architecture@cca.edu

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Hiroto Kobayashi is a founding partner of Kobayashi Maki Design Workshop (KMDW), an architectural and urban design firm based in Tokyo. He also represents the American architectural firm Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM) in Japan.

KMDW's work encompasses a full range of design scales, from furniture and interior design to large building complexes and urban design. Projects include work for cities and communities in Japan, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Palau, and Peru. Most recently KMDW and Kobayashi's laboratory at Keio University have been developing a design-build methodology using engineered wood; this approach was inspired and initiated by the Tohoku disaster of 2011.

The title of Kobayashi CCA lecture will be "Resilient, Responsive Redesign of Place."

In response to the devastation of the Tohoku Earthquake (in Northern Japan), KMDW and Kobayashi's lab at Keio University have developed a new construction method using engineered wood. The "Veneer House" projects are a series of community houses built to support the victims of the Japanese tsunami and other disasters. The houses were constructed by local residents using standard and commonly available veneer plywood panels. The panels were modified with simple notches so that non-professionals can easily assemble and disassemble the buildings with nothing but simple tools.

In conditions where it is difficult to access skilled labor and materials and tools are in short supply, DIY construction techniques are an important strategy when speed is important. Kobayashi's presentation will include a discussion of his community house projects in Minami-sanriku and Maeami-hama in Tohoku, Japan, and in Ma Naw Hari in Myanmar.

Kobayashi studied architecture and urban design at Kyoto University and the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD). He has worked with Nikken Sekkei and Norman Foster and Partners as an architect. He completed his doctoral dissertation on the traditional Japanese community form, 'Cho', and received a Doctor of Design degree from the GSD, where he served as visiting associate professor from 2000 to 2003.

The 2013-14 Architecture Lecture Series is funded by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Jensen Architects; John Marx / Form4; Kava Massih Architects; McCall Design Group; Perkins+Will; SmithGroupJJR; BraytonHughes Design Studios; Cary Bernstein Architect; Harley Ellis Devereaux; Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects; Levy Design Partners; Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc.; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; ARCH Art & Drafting Supply; Blasen Landscape Architecture; David Gissen and Rachel Schreiber; Donald MacDonald, Architects; Gregory Ryan and Judith Rosenberg; Johanna Spilman; and TANNERHECHT Architecture.

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.

A symposium hosted by the Division of Architecture

October 12, 2013 10:00 am–5:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Info: Irene Cheng

Test Sites: Experiments in the History of Space, organized by Irene Cheng and David Gissen, gathers leading scholars and critics for a one-day conference to investigate what lies outside these dominant modes of architectural and urban history, exploring alternative practices such as reconstructions, counterfactual histories, new media, critical conservation, and even destruction.

Speakers will present specific projects as examples or "test sites" for experimental historical practice.

Lucia Allais
Amy Balkin
Keller Easterling
Nicholas de Monchaux
Jorge Otero-Pailos
Marcos Sánchez
Mark Wasiuta

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Beyond mere novelty, the conference will raise questions how such alternative practices might enable architectural historians to explore overlooked terrains and populations, address wider audiences, and play a more central role in urban life.

The conference aims to reposition contemporary architectural and urban history as a critical, dynamic, and expanding field.

Related Exhibition
In conjunction with the symposium, the Architecture Division will stage An Olfactory Archive: 1738-1851, 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.

Please note: Aforementioned exhibition will have an opening reception Friday, October 11, at 7 p.m. in the Nave at CCA's San Francisco campus.

Visit the Test Sites website »

The Test Sites Symposium is funded by CCA's Division of Architecture with support from the Visual and Critical Studies Program.

Presented by the Writers Series (MFA Program in Writing)

October 11, 2013 3:30 pm

Writers’ Studio, San Francisco Campus
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Note: Special time

More info: David Morini, dmorini@cca.edu or 415.551.9237

Paul Harding is an American musician and author, best known for his debut novel Tinkers (2009) that won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the 2010 PEN/Robert Bingham Fellowship for Writers.

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Tinkers has been recognized as one of the best debut fiction books of 2009 on the lists of the New Yorker, National Public Radio, San Francisco Chronicle, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Amazon.com!

The novel also was a finalist for the 2009 LA Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, the 2010 Indies Choice Award for Book of the Year -- Adult Debut, and The Center for Fiction First Novel Award.

Paul Harding has an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He has taught writing at Harvard and the University of Iowa. He lives near Boston with his wife and two sons.

Read "Mr. Cinderella: From Rejection Notes to the Pulitzer," published in the New York Times »

Presented by Career Development, The Center for Art and Public Life, and the Alumni Association

October 11–12, 2013

Free and open to current CCA students and alumni only
Events are scheduled to take place in Nahl Hall and the Martinez patio -- see the Building an Artist's Life info page for the agenda.

Contact: careers@cca.edu or 415.703.9596

Join Career Development in exploring the lives of practicing artists who have transformed ideas into action, artistry into profession.

Come get inspired, network, and gain new tools to translate your creativity into a fulfilling, multidimensional career.

Building an Artist’s Life: Creating a Multifaceted Arts Careeris a two-day event that takes place on CCA's Oakland campus. The event will address what it means to be a working arts professional, focusing on career options and essential skills.

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Part symposium, part workshop, and part networking opportunity, the program’s structure mirrors the hybrid identity of many creatives today: artist-professor-curators, designer-architects, and curator-writer-gallerists.

Building an Artist’s Life centers on how to make a living in the industry, featuring a varied selection of panelists who will discuss their own histories and unconventional paths.

Programming will also include workshops with industry professionals that address practical issues related to arts entrepreneurship, self-publishing, art marketing, and identifying transferable skills.

Complete Schedule

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Speakers & Workshop Leaders

The speaker list is subject to change. Please visit the Building an Artist's Life info page for the most current list of speakers and workshop leaders.

Meet representatives from The Bold Italic, Red Bubble, and Covered CA, and more!

Sponsored by Student Affairs

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.

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 »

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.

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

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.

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.

Textiles Lecture Series

October 8, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Textile Program Office (across street from Clifton Hall)

More info: Deborah Valoma, dvaloma@cca.edu

As an undergraduate student in the Textiles Program at CCA, alumna Katharine Karnaky (BFA 2000) studied textile design and hand and silkscreen printing.

Karnaky lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 10 years following graduation, working with local artists and craftpersons as well as textile, fashion, and millinery designers. She continued her education at College of Alameda, where she received her AA in fashion design, and developed her own line of printed fabric, clothing, and accessories, which she sold to bicoastal boutiques.

Karnaky apprenticed at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia and later worked as an apprentice coordinator.

She later attended Philadelphia University, where she earned a masters of science in textile design. During her studies, she interned at Anthropologie, based in Philadelphia, which evolved into a full-time job designing best-selling textile designs for the knits and intimates divisions.

Karnaky recently moved back to the Bay Area, where she now works at Williams-Sonoma / Pottery Barn creating original textile designs for home industry.

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

Interior Design Lecture Series

October 7, 2013 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Info: 415.703.9562 or architecture@cca.edu

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Much of LOJO's recent work has attempted to deal architecturally with the idea of conditioning, understood as the process of cleansing interior air, but also of priming a site for new works. LOJO works in the hot/humid climate of Houston.

There, conditioning involves thinking about the ecology of interiors as well as the boundary that separates interior space from the outside. They see the potential for interior architecture as a re-engagement with small, quick, and/or temporary sites of architectural investigation -- a way of giving architecture as a whole greater agency.

Matthew Johnson

Prior to cofounding LOJO, Matthew Johnson worked for Allied Works Architecture on the Museum of Arts and Design, the Seattle Art Museum, and the University of Michigan Museum of Art, among other projects. He also worked for Steven Holl Architects on the MIT Simmons Hall Dormitory, the Turbulence House, and various competitions. He is currently an assistant professor at the University of Houston.

He has taught previously at Yale University and Stanford University. Johnson received his master of architecture from the Yale University School of Architecture in 2000 and his bachelor's degree with humanities honors from Stanford University. His writing has been published in international journals on architecture and urbanism.

He has also worked in the film industry, for both Lightstorm Entertainment and on the film Titanic.

Jason Logan

Jason Logan received a master of science in advanced architectural design from Columbia University in 2006, and he received his bachelor of architecture from the University of Houston. Before cofounding LOJO, he worked for Gensler, where he was involved in a range of project types, including Hilton Americas, Anadarko Tower, Del Mar Community College Public Safety Classroom and Laboratory, and Quest Diagnostics Laboratory.

He is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Houston College of Architecture, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate design studios.

The 2013-14 Interior Design Lecture Series is funded by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and CCA's Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies.

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.

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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)

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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.

Presented by the MFA in Comics Program

October 5–6, 2013

Writers’ Studio, San Francisco Campus
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Open to CCA students, staff, and faculty only
195 De Haro Street

More info: Matthew Silady, msilady@cca.edu

No better way exists to celebrate comics than to join in the action for National 24 Hour Comics Day!

24 HOURS!
24 PAGES OF COMICS!

This year CCA invites its students, faculty, and staff to participate in the annual event. During an on-campus marathon session, everyone will attempt to complete a 24-page comic in a single day!

Pizza dinner and around-the-clock coffee will be provided.

Bring your own art supplies, lunch, and late-night snacks!

Presented by the Writers Series (MFA Program in Writing)

October 4, 2013 4:30 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

About LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

Writer, vocalist, and sound artist LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs (Writing 2008) is the author of TwERK (Belladonna 2013); three chapbooks (Ichi-Ban, Ni-Ban (MOH Press) and Manuel is destroying my bathroom (Belladonna); and the album, Televisíon.

Her work has been published in Rattapallax, Black Renaissance Noir, Nocturnes, Fence, Ploughshares, The Black Scholar, Jubilat, Tea Party magazine, Mandorla: New Writings from the Americas, and Muck Works to name a few.

Her interdisciplinary work has been featured at The Kitchen, Exit Art, Recess Activities Inc, The Whitney, and MoMa among others.

As a vocalist, she has worked with the likes of Vernon Reid, Akilah Oliver, Mike Ladd, Butch Morris, Gabri Christa, Shelley Hirsch, Burnt Sugar, Edwin Torres, Elliot Sharp, Mendi + Keith Obadike, Bernard Lang, Vijay Iyer, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Marc Cary, Towa Tei, and Guillermo E. Brown.

She has received scholarships, residencies, and fellowships from Cave Canem, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, Naropa Institute, Caldera Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, the Eben Demarest Trust, Harlem Community Arts Fund, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Laundromat Project, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Barbara Deming Memorial Grant for Women and the Jerome Foundation and Millay Colony.

As an independent curator and artistic director, LaTasha has copresented and directed literary/musical/theatrical events at Symphony Space, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, WBAI, The Schomburg Center for Black Culture, BAM Café, Dixon Place, and El Museo del Barrio.

A native of Harlem, Diggs along with Greg Tate, are the editors of yoYO/SO4 magazine. Diggs was guest faculty at Naropa Institute’s summer writing program in 2013.

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About Hazel White

Hazel White's (Writing 2005) first poetry book, Peril as Architectural Enrichment, was a finalist for the 2011 Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Best Book of the Year Award.

She has written 12 books on gardening and landscape design, has collaborated on-site-responsive works with other poets, artists, and architects, and is an affiliate artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts.

White read from her work at the MFA Program in Writing's tenth anniversary celebration in 2011. Watch the video »

Presented by Career Development and Financial Aid

October 4, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Located in B Building, Room B1

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Career Development has partnered with Financial Aid to present a simple but informative workshop for new work study student hires. The session is designed to underscore for students their rights as an employee of the College and their responsibilities to the program and office that hires them.

Career Development believes that work study provides students with educational experiences, opportunities for personal growth, career development, and skills training.

Open only to current CCA students working on campus or planning to work on campus during the 2013-14 academic year.

Presented by MFA in Comics as part of the Graduate Studies Lecture Series

October 3, 2013 7:00 pm
Nirvana

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Taking the politically turbulent year of 1989 as his focus, Joshua Clover maps seemingly unconnected art and music phenomena -- from late-1980s hip-hop to British rave culture and grunge -- together with events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall and the dissolution of the USSR.

Clover is a poet, critic, journalist, and author. His fascination with pop music and its social context underpins his 2010 book 1989: Bob Dylan Didn’t Have This to Sing About. His historical and musical insights forge a persuasive origin myth that further complicates a year famously termed “the end of history” by the political philosopher Francis Fukuyama.

Clover is a professor of English at UC Davis. He has contributed poetry and critical writings to more than 20 anthologies and various journals, and he writes regularly for the New York Times Sunday Book Review and The Nation.

About the 2013-14 Graduate Studies Lecture Series

Each lecture is premised on the notion of "signal years." Each invited speaker will address a year of significance in his or her field or practice and link it to related transformations in the broader realms of politics and culture.

Presented by MFA in Comics.

Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

Presented by PLAySPACE

October 2, 2013, 7:30–9:30 pm

Carmen M. Christensen Production Stage, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public

More info: playspace@cca.edu

Join us as we launch the 2013-14 PLAySPACE programming with LOST & FOUND (Part I), a screening of five graduate students' curated video works. Artists will introduce their practice from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Proposals for exhibitions/pop-up events related to the screening will be accepted in the coming weeks, so don't miss out on this opportunity to see what CCA graduate students are creating in their studios.

Featured Artists

Benjamin Blanco
Kelly Moore
Clare Rickman
Edward Setina
Diana Stapleton
and special guest Rob Fatal (MFA 2012)

Postscreening Mixer at Thee Parkside

Following the screening, you're invited to join the artists and special guests from 8:30-9:30 p.m. at Thee Parkside for a casual meeting and shop-talk. Thee Parkside is located at 1600 17th Street (at Wisconsin) in San Francisco.

October 2, 2013, 7:00–8:30 pm
Diedrick Brackens at the final exhibition for Summer School Marfa [Photo: Shaun O'Dell]

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

More info: Carol Pitts, cpitts@cca.edu

Transformed by the legacy of Donald Judd, the small town of Marfa has become one of the most vibrant art hubs in the United States.

This past summer, seven CCA graduate students, while camping out in Marfa, collaborated with students from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and the Dutch Art Institute to research, develop, and execute their own project on site.

Faculty member Shaun O’Dell, and his students present their experience working on this project.

Presented by the Sculpture Program

October 2, 2013, 3:30–7:30 pm

Shaklee Bldg. Plaza (outside)

Free and open to the public
More info: Allison Smith, asmith5@cca.edu, or 347.601.9043

The CCA Sculpture Program presents its annual Edible Sculpture event! See our facilities! Meet Sculpture faculty and students!

Come with your edible creation or make it on the spot!

3:30-5:30 p.m. Hands-on demos and making
5:30-7:30 p.m. Presentations of sculptures and judging

Famous judges! Fabulous prizes! All are welcome!

Presented by Career Development and Financial Aid

October 2, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Located in W2

RSVP to reserve your space »

Career Development has partnered with Financial Aid to present a simple but informative workshop for new work study student hires. The session is designed to underscore for students their rights as an employee of the College and their responsibilities to the program and office that hires them.

Career Development believes that work study provides students with educational experiences, opportunities for personal growth, career development, and skills training.

Open only to current CCA students working on campus or planning to work on campus during the 2013-14 academic year.

Group Exhibition

October 1–5, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 2, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Group Exhibition

October 1–5, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 2, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Group Exhibition

September 30–October 5, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, October 1, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Comics

September 30–October 13, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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An exhibition featuring graphic designers and their friends

September 30–October 5, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, October 1, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

During the summer, students are always using their free time for creative projects. Most of these projects are personal endeavors, internship projects, or group projects outside of CCA.

This exhibition is intended to bring those creative projects within the view of the CCA community. Summer projects allow students to apply their acquired skills to create works outside of the CCA classroom, as well as projects outside of their intended discipline.

Participating artists: Matthew Lew, Leona Hu, Roy Huerta, John Provencher, Alexa Herasimchuk, Suwanna Ruayrinsaowarot, An Nguyen, Jiajia Chen, Kevin Lo, Jack Koloskus, Rayniel Estrella, Sarah Kim, Ines Chan, Nathanael Cho and Ganesha Balunsat.

Zoe Brozman (Ozma), Lukaza Branfman–Verissimo and Zoe Tuck

September 30–October 5, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 2, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Work from Mariella Poli's Interdisciplinary Course

September 24–October 5, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, September 25, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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.