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Sponsored by Student Affairs

November 8, 2013, 6:00–10:00 pm

Campus Center Student Lounge, San Francisco Campus
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Open to all current CCA students (1 non-CCA guest allowed per student). More details below.
More info: Grace Lee, glee@cca.edu

You are invited to the first annual CCA Winter Ball! This year's theme is the Black-and-White Party. Join us for food, drinks, and music!

Free admission for all current CCA students. Shuttle service to Oakland will be available at the end of the night. (Semi-formal dress is encouraged, but not required.)

Register a Guest

One non-CCA guest allowed per current CCA student, with $5 admission fee per non-CCA quest. To register a guest, please visit the Student Affairs Office on either campus.

Note: Deadline to sign up a non-CCA quest is Monday, November 4.

Presented as part of the Writers Series (MFA Program in Writing)

November 8, 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

Sheri Fink is the author of Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital (Crown, 2013).

Read the New York Times review of Five Days at Memorial »

Fink’s reporting earned her a Pulitzer Prize, the National Magazine Award, and the Overseas Press Club Lowell Thomas Award, among other awards for journalism.

A former relief worker in disaster and conflict zones, Fink received her MD and PhD from Stanford University. Her first book, War Hospital: A True Story of Surgery and Survival (PublicAffairs), is about medical professionals under siege during the genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Painting Lecture Series

November 8, 2013, 3:30–4:30 pm
Patricia Treib, "Blouse," 2013, oil on canvas, 66 x 50 in.

Drawing Room 200 (former PLAySPACE Gallery)
Free and open to CCA community only (first-come, first served basis -- seating extremely limited)

More info: Linda Geary, lgeary@cca.edu

About Jessica Dickinson

Jessica Dickinson was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and has been based in Brooklyn since 1999. Her recent solo exhibitions include David Peterson Gallery in Minneapolis (2013); Maisterravalbuena in Madrid (2012); and James Fuentes in New York (2011, 2009).

Group exhibitions include Paintings from the Zublodowicz Collection: Painting in the 2.5th Dimension at the Zubludowicz Collection in London; Online Biennale 2013, selected by Nancy Spector; Come Through at Sikkema Jenkins in New York, and Besides, With, Against, and Yet: Abstraction and the Ready Made Gesture at The Kitchen in New York; along with being included at group shows at Lehman Maupin, Max Protech, Andrew Kreps, Altman Siegel, Derek Eller Gallery, and Cranbrook Museum of Art, among others.

Dickinson’s solo exhibitions have been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, and the New Yorker, among others.

Her awards include a Farpath Grant in Dijon France (2008), a Change, Inc grant (2003), and The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program (2001).

Dickinson was appointed critic in painting at Yale School of Art in 2012, and has taught at Cooper Union, Rhode Island School of Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, and Pace University.

She received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Dickinson has an upcoming solo exhibition at Altman Siegel gallery in San Francisco (November 2-December 21).

About Patricia Treib

Patricia Treib's selected group exhibitions include Modern Talking at the Cluj Museum, Cluj, Romania (2012); Expanded Painting, Prague Biennale 5, Prague, Czech Republic (2011); Besides, With, Against, And Yet: Abstraction and The Ready-Made Gesture -- curated by Debra Singer, The Kitchen (2009).

Solo exhibitions have been held at Tibor de Nagy Gallery (2012) and John Connelly Presents (2008). Treib was a 2013 MacDowell Colony Fellow and a Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation grantee in 2007.

She received an MFA from Columbia University in 2006 and a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2001. She lives and works in Brooklyn.

Treib has an upcoming solo show at Wallspace Gallery in New York (November 1-December 21).

Office of Special Programs

November 8, 2013, 3:15–3:45 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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East 2
More info: Carol Pitts, cpitts@cca.edu, 510.594.3732, or see cca.edu/special

Paris: Animation by Design
Erik Adigard, instructor
Alternative info session: Oakland campus: Friday, November 8, 11:15–11:45 a.m.

This three week CCA/MICA-collaborative course allows students from all disciplines to investigate key aspects of animation that relate to creativity, design, communications, and critical thinking.

Students learn the basics of animation and time-based media with tools ranging from hand drawings to stop-motion, Flash, AfterEffects, motion graphics, and newer techniques like Edge.

For undergraduates, this course satisfies a Studio Elective, an Upper Division Interdisciplinary Studio, Graphic Design Investigative Studio, or Advanced Design Studio; for graduates, this course satisfies a gradwide elective.

More info at http://animationbydesign.org

Office of Special Programs

November 8, 2013, 11:15–11:45 am

B Building 1
More info: Carol Pitts, cpitts@cca.edu, 510.594.3732, or see cca.edu/special

Paris: Animation by Design
Erik Adigard, instructor
Alternative info session: San Francisco campus: Friday, November 8, 3:15–3:45 p.m.

This three week CCA/MICA-collaborative course allows students from all disciplines to investigate key aspects of animation that relate to creativity, design, communications, and critical thinking.

Students learn the basics of animation and time-based media with tools ranging from hand drawings to stop-motion, Flash, AfterEffects, motion graphics, and newer techniques like Edge.

For undergraduates, this course satisfies a Studio Elective, an Upper Division Interdisciplinary Studio, Graphic Design Investigative Studio, or Advanced Design Studio; for graduates, this course satisfies a gradwide elective.

More info at http://animationbydesign.org

Photography Lecture Series

November 8, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Ralls Painting Studio
Free and open to the public

More info: Josef Jacques, jjacques@cca.edu, 510.594.3718

Timothy Archibald is an American photographer who lives and works in San Francisco. He was born in 1967 in Schenectady, New York. Archibald's personal projects have appeared in the collections of Videotage in Hong Kong, The Australian Center for Photography, The Museum of Sex, New York, and The Catskill Center for Photography in Woodstock, New York.

He is the author of Sex Machines : Photographs and Interviews (Process, 2005) and ECHOLILIA / Sometimes I wonder (Echo Press, 2010).

Archibald will present his lecture "The Game That Moves As You Play: Photographing Family," an investigation and first-person narrative addressing the complex emotional entanglements that are the basis of photographing one's own family.

He will also feature his current bodies of work, titled ECHOLILI and Stereoscopy Photographs.

Visit the artist's website »

Presented by the Humanities and Sciences division

November 5–9, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Nov. 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; also Wed., 6-7:30 p.m.
Info: humanitiesandsciences@cca.edu or 510.594.3793

The Wasteland exhibition showcases works of architecture, art, design, and writing produced by students in our five fall 2013 "Waste Land" courses (Architecture, Industrial Design, Diversity Studies, Sculpture, and Writing & Literature.

For Wasteland, five instructors from across the college are thematizing issues around waste in their course, and inviting a so called embedded scientist to come into the studio to provide science instruction relevant to their course.

The Waste Land curricular effort is part of CCA's Exploring Science in the Studio project (eS²), which aims to explore ways to meaningfully integrate science in art and design education.

The project is supported by an ongoing National Science Foundation grant designed to enrich the dialog between materials, aesthetics, skills, and the science of sustainability by allowing students to engage directly with embedded scientists in their studio classrooms.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

November 4–9, 2013

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

Group Exhibition

November 4–9, 2013

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

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

November 4–9, 2013

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

Solo Exhibition

November 4–16, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Senior Exhibition — Sculptrue

November 4–9, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Student Affairs

November 4–29, 2013

SF and Oakland campuses

More info: Grace Lee, glee@cca.edu

Please donate your unwanted winter coats, hats, scarves, and blankets to the annual One Warm Coat winter-clothing drive.

Coats and jackets should be clean and gently used. All donated items will be given to local charities.

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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.