CCA Events

Presented by Career Development and Adobe Student Representatives

November 26, 2013, 4:00–5:00 pm

West 3
Open to all majors. Please RSVP.

More information: Stephanie Smith

Whether you are currently looking for a job or internship, or will be in the near future, having a résumé that is clearly written and well-designed can help you land the position.

Come join Career Development and Adobe Student Representatives for a group résumé building workshop that will help get your résumé polished and professional.

Presented by the Glass Program

November 26, 2013, 8:00–11:00 am
"Cascade," 2013, blown glass, copper, and steel, 30 x 24 x 12 in.

Free and open to the public
Shaklee Building

More info: Elin Christopherson, echristopherson@cca.edu, 510.414.5243

Kait Rhoads is a glass blower and sculptor living and working in Seattle. Her color and pattern combinations are inspired by a reverence for nature.

To render natural imagery such as feathers, seaweed, and cherry blossoms, she uses the traditional Italian-patterning techniques of cane and murrine. The fluid nature of the created line illustrates how obstacles can inhibit or enhance movement; this aspect of melting and fusing the colors infuses each piece with rhythmic movement and organic growth.

This year alone, Rhoads has been in two museum shows and currently has work at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her work is in extensive museum and private collections.

Presented by MFA in Film, Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts, and The Queer Cultural Center

November 25, 2013 7:15 pm

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

More info: John Jenkins, jjenkins@cca.edu

Join us for a special one-night-only screening of MFA in Film faculty member Chris Mason Johnson's acclaimed feature film, TEST, followed by a Q&A with the director/writer.

This remarkable feature film is set in San Francisco's Contemporary Dance scene during the dawn of the AIDS epidemic in 1985.

The film is the winner of the 2013 OUTFEST Grand Jury Prizes for Outstanding U.S. Feature and Outstanding Screenwriting.

TEST is receiving rave reviews as it tours the festival circuit.

Architecture Lecture Series

November 25, 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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Neil Brenner is professor of urban theory at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he teaches classes on critical urban theory, urban political economy, and socio-spatial theory; he works closely with architects, landscape architects, planners, and cartographers to develop new approaches to understanding, representing, and influencing contemporary urban transformations. He previously taught sociology and metropolitan studies at NYU for more than a decade.

His most recent book is Implosions/Explosions, forthcoming with Jovis in early 2014, which builds upon Henri Lefebvre's ideas to elaborate the methodological foundations for investigating 21st-century forms of global urbanization. Other books include New State Spaces (2004), a study of urban governance and state spatial restructuring in Europe during the second half of the 20th century, and several volumes on the need for a critical approach to urban questions in the age of neoliberal capitalism .

Brenner directs the Urban Theory Lab at the Harvard GSD, a research collective which uses the tools of critical urban theory, historical geopolitical economy, and radical cartography to decipher emergent patterns of urbanization, dispossession and struggle under 21st-century capitalism. Their current work explores the urbanization of Earth's most remote places -- "extreme territories" such as the Arctic, the Amazon, the Sahara desert, the Himalayas, the Gobi steppe, the oceans, and the atmosphere.

Brenner's CCA lecture will be titled "The Urban Age in Question."

In what sense is the 21st century world "urban"? In this lecture, Neil Brenner critiques contemporary ideologies of the "urban age," which confront this question with reference to the purported fact that more than 50 percent of the world's population resides within cities. Against such demographic, city-centric understandings, Brenner excavates Henri Lefebvre’s notion of generalized urbanization for conceptual and methodological insights into the 21st century planetary urban condition.

He argues that the geographies of urbanization can no longer be conceptualized with reference to cities, metropolitan regions or even megalopolises, but today encompass diverse patterns and pathways across the planetary sociospatial landscape, from Manhattan to the Matterhorn, from the Pearl River Delta to Mount Everest, from the Nile River valley to the Pacific Ocean. This variegated urban fabric must become the focal point for new approaches to urban theory, strategies of collective intervention and imaginaries of built environments.

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.

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

November 24, 2013, 12:00–4:00 pm

SMFA Boston, 230 The Fenway Boston, MA 02115

Added to this year's schedule is the Boston Graduate Portfolio Day hosted by the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. This final event of the season is an opportunity for prospective MFA and MArch students to get immediate feedback on their portfolios before the major submission deadlines for the 2014 start terms.

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.

November 23, 2013, 12:00–4:00 pm

Pratt Institute, Athletic Resource Center (ARC) on the Brooklyn Campus, 200 Willoughby Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205

Hosted by Pratt Institute, the New York graduate portfolio day brings over 30 graduate programs to one location to meet prospective students. This event is a great opportunity for prospective MFA and MArch students in the New York area 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.

Sponsored by Student Affairs

November 23, 2013 11:00 am–3:00 pm

Main walkway

More info: Grace Lee, glee@cca.edu

The public is invited to shop for one-of-a-kind, handmade, affordable gifts created by the CCA community: paintings, ornaments, cards, jewelry, ceramics, hand-blown glass, clothing, photography, textiles, and more.

Discover unique gifts, while you enjoy live jazz music and holiday treats.

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Registration begins October 28 and ends Monday, November 18, and is open to all CCA students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Office of Special Programs

November 22, 2013, 3:15–3:45 pm

Graduate Center, San Francisco Campus
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Room GC6
Free and open to CCA community only

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

New York Studio
Linda Geary, instructor

Open to all visual artists, graduate and undergraduate, this three-week studio course set in New York is open to the discussion of interdisciplinary art practices with an emphasis on contemporary dialogues around painting.

Each student is provided with an individual studio space (about 12 x 18 feet) at the AICAD Studios in the DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) district in Brooklyn, right on the East River with a view of the Brooklyn Bridge looking over to Manhattan.

For undergraduates, this course satisfies a studio elective requirement or Interdisciplinary Critique; for graduates, a gradwide elective or Fine Arts seminar requirement.

Photography Lecture Series

November 22, 2013 11:30 am–12:00 pm

Ralls Painting Studio
Free and open to the public

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

Curran Hatleberg's photographs are made over long, unhurried intervals of travel across America by car. The photographs, both found or invented, are a fictionalized version of America and its inhabitants. As pictures, the objects, actions, and people depicted strive to mediate and reimagine the current American experience in hopes of communicating a deeper understanding of our shared time and place.

Hatleberg graduated from the University of Colorado and the Yale School of Art. His work has been shown in galleries both nationally and internationally and is included in multiple collections.

He currently teaches photography at the College of the Redwoods.

Painting Lecture Series

November 21, 2013 6:00 pm

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

More info: John Jenkins, jjenkins@cca.edu

Josephine Halvorson makes oil paintings on site. She finds objects in their environment that she feels “look back” by revealing traces of human activity.

Working directly from perception, Halvorson’s process allows for a prolonged closeness and shared experience with her chosen subjects. This collaboration between artist, materials, and environment forges a painting that serves as a record of the artist’s conversation with the world and a testament to time spent.

Halvorson’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, and Mexico. Her solo exhibitions Side By Side at Galerie Nelson-Freeman in Paris, What Looks Back at Sikkema Jenkins & Co., and Clockwise from Window at Monya Rowe have been widely reviewed.

Her group exhibitions include Americanana, curated by Katy Siegel at Hunter College, and Still, curated by Peter Fleissig at Frith Street Gallery, London.

Halvorson is the recipient of several awards, including a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship to Vienna, Austria, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, and a New York Foundation for the Arts award in painting.

Recent projects include her essay "Shame: The One That Got Away" published in ArtJournal, her curated exhibition I Am The Magic Hand at Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, and her ongoing participation in the Art21 documentary series New York Close Up.

Josephine Halvorson is a critic in the MFA program at Yale University, teaches painting to undergraduates at Princeton University and the Cooper Union, and is a regular visiting critic in the MFA program at Columbia University. She has lectured widely on her work at educational and cultural institutions throughout the United States.

Presented by Center for Art and Public Life

November 21, 2013, 3:00–4:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Reception area
Free and open to CCA students only

More info: Eve Letendre, eletendre@cca.edu, 510.594.3757

IMPACT: $10,000 to realize a creative, real-world project

Interested in seeing how your work can change the world? Excited about collaborating with CCA students across disciplines?

Join the Center for Art and Public Life at an information session to learn more about the IMPACT: Social Entrepreneurship Awards as well as meet other interested students.

November 20, 2013 7:30 pm

Please join us on the CCA campus in San Francisco for an in-depth look at our MFA in Film. Brook Hinton, co-chair of Film will present information about the focus of the program and curriculum.
Info: graduateprograms@cca.edu

Please RSVP for this event by selecting Graduate Info Nights on the Admissions Calendar.

Presented by the Illustration Program

November 20, 2013, 7:00–9:00 pm

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

More info: Michecia Jones, mjones@cca.edu, 415.551.9330

Brian McMullen is the art director at McSweeney's (founded by Dave Eggers), where he edits and designs the McSweeney’s McMullens children’s book series.

Presented by Painting/Drawing Program

November 20, 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.

Office of Special Programs

November 20, 2013, 3:15–3:45 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to CCA community only

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

Japan | In Search of Emptiness & Wabi Sabi
Doug Akagi, instructor

Most of us are familiar with the mainstream phenomena that has characterized Japanese pop culture for the past two decades: Manga, anime, and Kawaii (the cute craze) are commonly known, but the true origins of Japanese aesthetics lie in the traditions of its two indigenous religions: Shintoism and Buddhism.

The quest of this course is to explore Japan’s present-day capital, Tokyo, and its ancient capital, Kyoto, discovering, recording, and interpreting examples of traditional Japanese aesthetic values.

Open to all disciplines and to both graduate students and undergraduates who have completed their sophomore level.

For undergraduates, this course satisfies a Studio Elective, Graphic Design Investigative Studio, or Graphic Design Studio Elective (Diversity Studies Studio approval pending); for graduates, this course satisfies a gradwide Elective.

Presented by Center for Art and Public Life

November 20, 2013, 3:00–4:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Reception area
Free and open to CCA students only

More info: Eve Letendre, eletendre@cca.edu, 510.594.3757

IMPACT: $10,000 to realize a creative, real-world project

Interested in seeing how your work can change the world? Excited about collaborating with CCA students across disciplines?

Join the Center for Art and Public Life at an information session to learn more about the IMPACT: Social Entrepreneurship Awards as well as meet other interested students.

Additional Information Sessions

San Francisco
Thursday, Nov. 21: 3-4 p.m. (Timken reception area)

Oakland
Tuesday, Nov. 19: 3-4 p.m. (A2 Café)

November 20, 2013 11:30 am–1:30 pm

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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A2 Café patio
Free and open to the CCA community only

More info: Grace Lee, glee@cca.edu

We will be holding this annual Thanksgiving lunch on both campuses: November 13 (San Francisco) and November 20 (Oakland).

This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff, so don't miss out on all the turkey and pie!

November 19, 2013 7:15 pm

Treadwell Ceramic Arts Center, Oakland Campus
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This night with Ceramics alumni features Ofra Fisher, Joe Kowalczyk, Michael Steffen, and Peter St. Lawrence, a group of Bay Area artists who founded and now direct FM, a studio/gallery facility in the ever-growing Oakland Arts District. They open their doors monthly during Art Murmur for open studios and a feature show in their gallery space.

Presented by Grad Fine Arts as part of the Graduate Studies Lecture Series

November 19, 2013 7:00 pm
Eugene Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People, 1830

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Note: We regret to announce this lecture has been canceled.

Building disruptive analogies between art and politics, the filmmaker and writer Hito Steyerl examines the history of the museum as a literal site of battle, focusing in particular on the ongoing rebellions in Paris in the 19th century, which made the halls of the Louvre (established as the first truly public museum in the wake of the French Revolution) a primary site of conflict. If the contemporary museum is frequently cast as a sanitary and elitist enclave, Steyerl demonstrates that at certain junctures it has been instead a territory of fierce armed struggle, with the right to public space and the public ownership of art as the desperate stakes.

Steyerl’s films have been exhibited at documenta 12, the 2010 Taipei Biennial, and the 7th Shanghai Biennale as well as numerous solo exhibitions, most recently at e-flux, New York. Steyerl is a professor of media arts at the Berlin University of the Arts.

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 Fine Arts

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

November 19, 2013 7:00 pm
MFA in Comics Summer Residency

Writers’ Studio, San Francisco Campus
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Please join us on campus for an in-depth look at our low-residency MFA in Comics. Meet with Chair Matt Silady to learn more about the curriculum and community of writers and artists at California College of the Arts.

Info: graduateprograms@cca.edu

Please RSVP for this event by selecting Graduate Info Nights on the Admissions Calendar.

Senior Exhibition — Jewelry/Metal Arts

November 19–23, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Work from Jewelry/Metal Arts

November 19–23, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

International Student Affairs and Programs

November 19–23, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public

Join us during International Education Week (November 18-22) for an exhibition that features work by current international students and alumni of CCA’s study-abroad programs.

As artists, we see art and the processes behind it through our own points of view. Stepping into a new culture adds a layer of defining how one interacts in a new environment and may ultimately cause viewpoints to shift and transform.

Senior Exhibition — Jewelry/Metal Arts

November 19–23, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented by Center for Art and Public Life

November 19, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Reception area
Free and open to CCA students only

More info: Eve Letendre, eletendre@cca.edu, 510.594.3757

IMPACT: $10,000 to realize a creative, real-world project

Interested in seeing how your work can change the world? Excited about collaborating with CCA students across disciplines?

Join the Center for Art and Public Life at an information session to learn more about the IMPACT: Social Entrepreneurship Awards as well as meet other interested students.

Additional Information Sessions

San Francisco
Wednesday, Nov. 20: 3-4 p.m. (Timken reception area)
Thursday, Nov. 21: 3-4 p.m. (Timken reception area)

Architecture Lecture Series

November 18, 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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Irene Cheng is an architectural historian, critic, and designer. Her research focuses on the intersections of architecture, cultural history, politics, and the history of science. Her current project, entitled The Shape of Utopia: Architectures of Radical Reform in Nineteenth-Century America, explores the geometry of architectural projects affiliated with anarchist, socialist, abolitionist, free love, spiritualist, and other radical antebellum movements.

The project has received generous fellowship support from the Whiting Foundation, the Graham Foundation, the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, and the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Cheng is also a practicing designer and founding principal of Cheng+Snyder, a multidisciplinary design firm that seeks to instigate critical debates about politics, architecture, and the city. Cheng + Snyder’s project Museum of the Phantom City was included in the United States pavilion at the 2012 Venice Biennale.

The firm's work has been published in Metropolis, Architectural Record, Architect's Newspaper, the New York Times, and in numerous books and blogs. Their work has been supported by fellowships and grants from the Van Alen Institute, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Ulm School of Design.

Prior to founding her own firm, Cheng worked for Bernard Tschumi Architects, where she led several publication and design competition projects. She has also collaborated with Kadambari Baxi and Baxi Martin Architects on several projects, including most recently Citizenship by Design, an investigation into the aesthetics of passports and other artifacts of citizenship that was exhibited at the Van Alen Institute and Cornell University.

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.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

November 18–23, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, November 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

November 18–23, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, November 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Group Exhibition

November 18–23, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, November 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Film

November 18–23, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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International Student Affairs and Programs

November 18–23, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

November 18–23, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented by International Student Affairs

November 18–22, 2013

Both campuses (the Nave in SF; A2 Café in Oakland)
All events are free and open to the public

Info: Joyna Heinz, jheinz@cca.edu, 415.551.9268

This week-long event happens on both campuses. Be sure to check out View•point, the international student exhibition that takes place during International Education Week. Join us for the opening reception November 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the College Avenue Galleries.

Read more about International Education Week at CCA »

November 16–17, 2013

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Open to the CCA community only
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Info: Megan Clark, mclark@cca.edu, 510.594.3768

Stanford Hospital Trauma Center and Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition have partnered with the Center for Art and Public Life and CCA Design division to engage CCA students in developing a unique and powerful safety campaign to transform the relationship between drivers and riders in Silicon Valley.

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The Sprint challenges CCA students, split into teams of 4-5 persons, to respond to the challenge below.

  • How can we improve the relationship between motorists and cyclists in Silicon Valley?
  • And, how can we encourage behavior change to ensure the safety of all on the road?

At the award ceremony on Sunday, November 17, one team will be awarded $1,500 to refine their proposal for a bicycle safety campaign to be piloted in Silicon Valley.

Sign Up

There are 50 spots available. Students may sign up as a team (4-5 persons) or as an individual. Registration closes Monday, November 11, or when 50 students have registered, whichever comes first. Students will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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We also encourage CCA faculty to participate as design mentors on Saturday, November 16 (1-5 p.m. or 6-9 p.m.)

Sponsored by the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, Stanford Trauma Center + Stanford Hospital & Clinics

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

November 15, 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

Anthony Marra's first novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, was a New York Times bestseller, long-listed for the National Book Award. (It will be translated into over a dozen languages.)

Marra is the recipient of a Whiting Award, a Pushcart Prize, and the Narrative Prize. His work has appeared in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012, The Atlantic, and the Wall Street Journal, among others.

He holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, where he now teaches.

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

November 15, 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

Note: The originally scheduled guest for this event was Tom Bissell, who had to cancel, unfortunately.

Our rescheduled guest is Anthony Marra.

Design Strategy, Strategic Foresight, and Public Policy Design

November 14, 2013 7:00 pm
MBA in Design: Venture Studio

Meet MBA Chair Nathan Shedroff as he introduces faculty and current students in an evening dedicated to public awareness of the MBA programs at CCA. Learn more about new trends in business education and why CCA's innovative programs in Design Strategy, Strategic Foresight, and Public Policy Design will give our graduates an edge in the new emerging global economy.

Info: graduateprograms@cca.edu

Please RSVP for this event by selecting Graduate Info Nights on the Admissions Calendar.

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

November 14, 2013 7:00 pm

Writers’ Studio, San Francisco Campus
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Note: Special day and time
195 De Haro at 15th Street
Free and open to the public

RSVP required: David Morini, dmorini@cca.edu or 415.551.9237

New York-born Rick Moody's first novel, Garden State (1992), was the winner of the 1991 Editor’s Choice Award from the Pushcart Press. The Ice Storm (Little, Brown and Company, 1994) generated foreign editions that have been published in 20 countries, and a film version, directed by Ang Lee, was released by Fox Searchlight in 1997, which won best screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival.

In his collection of short fiction The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven (Little, Brown and Company, 1995), the title story was the winner of the 1994 Aga Khan Award from The Paris Review.

Moody’s third novel, Purple America (1997) led to wide distribution of foreign editions, and an anthology, Joyful Noise: The New Testament Revisited (edited with Darcey Steinke) also appeared that year.

In 1998 Moody received the Addison Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2000 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2001, he published a collection of short fiction, Demonology, that was also published in Spain, France, Brazil, Germany, Holland, Portugal, Italy, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere.

The memoir The Black Veil: A Memoir with Digressions (Little, Brown and Company, 2002) won the NAMI/Ken Book Award and the PEN Martha Albrand prize for excellence. The novel The Diviners won the Mary Shelley Award from the Media Ecology Association in 2005. That novel was followed by Right Livelihoods: Three Novellas in 2007, and the novel The Four Fingers of Death in 2010.

Moody's short fiction and journalism have been anthologized in Best American Stories 2001, Best American Essays 2004, Best American Essays 2008, Year’s Best Science Fiction #9, and Year’s Best Fantasy.

His radio pieces have appeared on The Next Big Thing, Re:Sound, Weekend America, Morning Edition, and at the Third Coast International Audio Festival. His album Rick Moody and One Ring Zero was released in 2004, and The Wingdale Community Singers, with whom he plays and write lyrics, has released two albums, the most recent of which is Spirit Duplicator (2009).

Moody is a former member of the board of directors of the Corporation of Yaddo, and served as secretary of the PEN American Center. He also cofounded the Young Lions Book Award at the New York Public Library.

He has taught at the State University of New York at Purchase, the Bennington College Writing Seminars, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the New York Writers Institute, and the New School for Social Research.

He attended Brown and Columbia universities, and lives in Brooklyn.

November 14, 2013, 6:00–10:00 pm

California Academy of Sciences | 55 Music Concourse Drive | Golden Gate Park | SF 94118

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Art and science unite for a special edition of NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences, curated by California College of the Arts.

Explore over a dozen industrial, interaction, illustration, fashion, furniture, and graphic designers from CCA as they showcase a transformative array of work, highlighting new technologies and innovative ideas that explore the concept of metamorphosis.

From giant interactive puzzles and short performance pieces documenting bizarre animal behaviors to movement-based music and large-scale projections.

Plus, get immersed in the soundscapes of multimedia guitarist Christopher Willits in the Coral Reef.

Learn about celestial transformations in space during a special live presentation at 6:30 p.m. in the planetarium, then witness the creative and destructive impacts that shape our planet with two showings of Cosmic Collisions.

At the Project Lab, chat with scientific illustrator and Academy researcher Rachel Diaz-Bastin and discover how metamorphosis takes shape in butterflies, snakes, and octopuses.

Music by DJs Manitous, Mophono, and Shortcircles; presented by Overlap

Office of Special Programs

November 14, 2013, 3:15–3:45 pm

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

Berlin Past & Present
Karen Fiss, instructor
Alternative info session: Oakland campus: Tuesday, November 12, 11:15–11:45 a.m.

The reinvention of Berlin as one of the most innovative and cutting-edge centers for contemporary cultural production cannot be understood without serious consideration of the city’s tumultuous and often catastrophic history.

For in many respects, the cultural scene there has come to rely on, and drawn energy from, the city’s many historical ghosts.

The course provides a diverse array of experiences: walking and bike tours; studio, gallery, and museum visits; as well as meetings with individuals actively engaged in the critical issues facing German society and culture today.

For undergraduates, this course satisfies a 200- or 300-level Visual Studies Elective, a Cultural History requirement, a Diversity Studies Seminar, or a Diversity Studies Studio; for graduates, this course satisfies a gradwide elective.

Four by Four Lecture Series: Art + Design x Science

November 13, 2013 7:30 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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More info: Jessica Arevalo, jarevalo@cca.edu

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Ariel Waldman is the founder of Spacehack.org, a directory of ways to participate in space exploration, and the global instigator of Science Hack Day, an event that brings together scientists, technologists, designers, and people with good ideas to see what they can create in one weekend.

She is currently an appointed National Academy of Sciences committee member of a congressionally requested study on the future of human spaceflight. Previously, Waldman worked at NASA’s CoLab program, whose mission was to connect communities inside and outside NASA.

She has also been a sci-fi movie gadget columnist for Engadget and a digital anthropologist at the marketing agency VML.

Presented by the Design division at CCA.

HearSay Reading Series

November 13, 2013 7:30 pm
Hear senior Tristan Donato, and others, read their work.

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 event will include readings by Writing and Literature students, along with graduating senior Tristan Donato.

HearSay is a monthly reading series hosted by 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.

November 13, 2013 7:00 pm
2013 Thesis Exhibition: Visions & Revisions

Please join us on the CCA campus in San Francisco for an in-depth look at our Graduate Program in Design. Learn about the curriculum, requirements for admission, and what to expect as a student at CCA.

Please RSVP for this event by selecting Graduate Info Nights on the Admissions Calendar.

Presented by PLAySPACE

November 13, 2013, 6:30–8:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Opening Reception: Wed., Nov. 13, 6:30-8 p.m. (in the Nave and and on the buses parked out front of 1111 8th Street)
Free and open to the public

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

Magic School Bus is a response to PLAySPACE's Lost + Found program series and uses CCA's intercampus shuttles as a venue for screening video works of MFA students.

The buses as an exhibition site address the theme of Lost + Found in that they are unexpected locations to encounter works of art. The buses themselves transport people from location to location, and the viewer is almost forced into this encounter with these video works.

The videos will be screened for one week on all intercampus shuttles beginning the week of Nov. 13, so find a reason to cross the Bay Bridge for free and see the work of these interdisciplinary artists in this unusual format.

(Note: Priority access to CCA's campus shuttle is given first to current students, then to staff and faculty.)

Artists

Calan Barca-Hall
Beryl Bevilaque
Alexis Bolter
Daniel Bouthot
Adam Henderson
Yerin Kim
Melissa Miller
Kelly Moore
Luis Pinto
Josh Stulen
Lex Thompson

About PLAySPACE

PLAySPACE, The Paulette Long and Shepard Pollack Art Community Experiment, is a graduate student-run exhibition program. It provides the resources for student curators to conceptualize and present programming that is especially appropriate for, and oriented towards, the academic community. This programming is presented in various venues and locations throughout the community.

Presented by PLAySPACE

November 13, 2013, 6:30–8:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Opening reception: Wed., Nov. 13, 6:30-8 p.m. (The Nave)
Free and open to the public

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

When The Past Is Present explores researcher and scholar Laurajane Smith’s definition of heritage as not only entombing historical artifacts and past memories, but also as something which is constantly in movement, and that should be experienced in and for the present.

Nine artists and writers will engage this notion of past and present as interlaced narratives by (re)inventing the present-day lives and purposes lost or found objects. In this case, these physical or conceptual objects are pieces of wood, a chair, a 3D model, borrowed family memories, and a sewing machine.

Conceived as a path to be discovered or encountered throughout CCA's San Francisco campus (maps provided at the exhibition), When The Past Is Present invites audiences to think about these individual, intertwined histories according to their own personal associations to memory, narrative, and collective consciousness.

Artists & Writers

Daniel Bouthot
Marion Cousin
Laura Kingsley
Jenny Goldsmith
John Kildahl
John McCoy
Melissa Miller
Omar Mismar
Shandy Walton

About PLAySPACE

PLAySPACE, The Paulette Long and Shepard Pollack Art Community Experiment, is a graduate student-run exhibition program. It provides the resources for student curators to conceptualize and present programming that is especially appropriate for, and oriented towards, the academic community. This programming is presented in various venues and locations throughout the community.

Presented by Center for Art and Public Life

November 13, 2013, 3:00–4:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Reception area
Free and open to CCA students only

More info: Eve Letendre, eletendre@cca.edu, 510.594.3757

IMPACT: $10,000 to realize a creative, real-world project

Interested in seeing how your work can change the world? Excited about collaborating with CCA students across disciplines?

Join the Center for Art and Public Life at an information session to learn more about the IMPACT: Social Entrepreneurship Awards as well as meet other interested students.

Additional Information Sessions

San Francisco
Wednesday, Nov. 20: 3-4 p.m. (Timken reception area)
Thursday, Nov. 21: 3-4 p.m. (Timken reception area)

Oakland
Tuesday, Nov. 19: 3-4 p.m. (A2 Café)

November 13, 2013 11:30 am–1:30 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the CCA community only

More info: Grace Lee, glee@cca.edu

We will be holding this annual Thanksgiving lunch on both campuses: November 13 (San Francisco) and November 20 (Oakland).

This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff, so don't miss out on all the turkey and pie!

Presented by CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

November 12, 2013 7:15 pm
"City of Disappearances," Enrique Metinides, Untitled, 1990

350 Kansas Street, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public

More info: wattis@cca.edu or 415.355.9670

David Fletcher is a faculty member in CCA's Architecture Program.

About Wattis Small Talks

In fall 2013 the CCA Wattis Institute continues its public program of Small Talks, a mini-lecture series for CCA students and faculty as well as the wider Bay Area public.

The intent is to prompt dialogue and connect the artistic practices and research concerns of CCA faculty with the themes of the exhibition City of Disappearances.

Presented by the Illustration Program

November 12, 2013, 7:15–9:00 pm

East 1, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public

More info: Michecia Jones, mjones@cca.edu, 415.551.9330

CCA alumna Jennie Ottinger (BFA Illustration 2000) is a 2010 SFMOMA SECA Awards finalist.

She has had solo exhibitions at Southern Exposure (Club of the Month Club 2013), San Francisco; Johansson Projects (Members Only 2013), Oakland; Conduit Gallery (Doubles Trouble 2012), Dallas; Eleven (Chances, Choices and Chases 2011), London; among others

Read the artist's list of group exhibitions »

Presented as part of Young Cinema Visionaries Series

November 12, 2013 7:00 pm
Two-time Academy Award-nominated documentarian Lucy Walker

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

More info: film@cca.edu

Note: This lecture was previously scheduled for September 23 at 7 p.m.

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Director Lucy Walker's documentaries have won over 50 film awards, and she has twice been nominated for an Academy Award: Waste Land (2010), a documentary feature that also won over 30 other awards including Audience Awards at both Sundance and Berlin; and The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom (2011), about survivors of Japan’s 2011 tsunami, which also won the nonfiction jury prize at Sundance.

  • Countdown to Zero (2010) addresses nuclear weapons. it premiered at Sundance and played in the Official Selection at Cannes.

  • Blindsight (2006) is about blind Tibetan students who climbed Mount Everest. It premiered at Toronto and won awards at film festivals including the Berlin Film Festival.

  • Devil's Playground (2002) is about Amish teenagers. It premiered at Sundance and was nominated for three Emmys (Best Documentary, Best Director, Best Editing) and an Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary.

Walker has also been nominated for two Emmys for Outstanding Directing for Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues.

The Crash Reel, a new feature documentary set in the world of professional snowboarding, which Lucy produced and directed, made its debut as the Salt Lake Opening Night Gala film at Sundance in January, 2013.

About Lucy Walker

Walker grew up in London. She graduated from Oxford University before winning a Fulbright scholarship to attend the Graduate Film Program at New York University. She began her career by directing theater and musical theater, winning awards at Oxford for her productions, and she also had a career as a deejay.

The Young Cinema VIsionaries Series is made possible by a generous grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

Senior Exhibition — Sculpture

November 12–16, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Group Exhibition

November 12–16, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Sculpture

November 12–16, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Photography

November 12–16, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Office of Special Programs

November 12, 2013, 11:15–11:45 am

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

Berlin Past & Present
Karen Fiss, instructor
Alternative info session: San Francisco campus: Thursday, November 14, 3:15–3:45 p.m.

The reinvention of Berlin as one of the most innovative and cutting-edge centers for contemporary cultural production cannot be understood without serious consideration of the city’s tumultuous and often catastrophic history.

For in many respects, the cultural scene there has come to rely on, and drawn energy from, the city’s many historical ghosts.

The course provides a diverse array of experiences: walking and bike tours; studio, gallery, and museum visits; as well as meetings with individuals actively engaged in the critical issues facing German society and culture today.

For undergraduates, this course satisfies a 200- or 300-level Visual Studies Elective, a Cultural History requirement, a Diversity Studies Seminar, or a Diversity Studies Studio; for graduates, this course satisfies a gradwide elective.

Interior Design Lecture Series

November 11, 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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Lois Weinthal is chair of the School of Interior Design at Ryerson University in Toronto. Her research and practice investigate the relationship between architecture, interiors, clothing, and objects, resulting in works that take on an experimental nature.

She is the editor of Toward a New Interior: An Anthology of Interior Design Theory and coeditor of After Taste: Expanded Practice in Interior Design, both published by Princeton Architectural Press. These publications address the interdisciplinary nature of interiors and the tangent disciplines that affect and inform it.

Weinthal has received grants from the Graham Foundation, Fulbright, and DAAD, and has exhibited and lectured nationally and internationally.

Her CCA lecture will be titled “Toward a New Interior”:

Interior design is a relatively young discipline in both the professional and the academic realms. As a result, it has taken time for the discipline to craft its own history, practice, and identity. This lecture frames the interior as an interdisciplinary realm through a range of scales, from the clothing we wear to the cities we inhabit. Between these scales is an array of layers that can be pulled apart and further investigated, often revealing an identity by which we surround ourselves.

From clothing to the closet to the concept of domesticity, interior design can be seen as the stage set by which we act out our lives as we move fluidly between these layers. Examples of works that are interdisciplinary and tangent to interiors will be highlighted, along with works from a design studio that specifically address interpretations of interior skins.

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.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

November 11–16, 2013
Esteban Partida

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, November 12, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibiiton — Film

November 11–16, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

November 11–16, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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<p><strong>Reception: Tues., Nov. 12, 6-7 p.m.</strong> (Above the Campus Center)<br />
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<p>More info: Michecia Jones, <a href="mailto:mjones@cca.edu">mjones@cca.edu</a>, 415.551.9330</p>

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

November 10, 2013 10:00 am–2:00 pm

SAIC, 280 S. Columbus Dr. Chicago, IL 60603

CCA will participate in the Midwest's graduate portfolio day hosted by the School of the Art Institute Chicago. 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.

Undergraduate

November 9, 2013 12:00 pm

The Culture Center

The Culture Center
410 Columbus Avenue
(at 80th Street)
New York, NY 10024
http://www.culturecenterny.org/directions.html

Please join the Enrollment Services staff as we share with you information about CCA. Find out about our 21 different programs, student life, and details regarding the admission and financial aid processes.

Portfolio reviews are available following the presentation.

RSVP requested.

Undergraduate

November 9, 2013, 12:00–2:00 pm

Inner City Arts

Inner-City Arts
720 Kohler Street
Los Angeles, California 90021

http://www.inner-cityarts.org/contact.php

Please join the Enrollment Services staff as we share with you information about CCA. Find out about our 21 different programs, student life, and details regarding the admission and financial aid processes.

Portfolio reviews are available following the presentation.

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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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 as part of the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program

November 7, 2013, 7:00–8:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public
More info: gradoffice@cca.edu

Watch a video of this lecture on CCA's YouTube Channel »

Kalup Linzy is a video and performance artist based in Brooklyn. His best-known work is a series of politically charged videos that satirize the conventions of the television soap opera.

Linzy has been the recipient of numerous awards including a grant from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship, Creative Capital Foundation grant, a Jerome Foundation Fellowship, and an Art Matters Grant.

His work has been included in exhibitions Frequency at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Prospect.1 New Orleans; 30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection; MoMA PS1 Greater New York; At Home/Not At Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College.

Linzy's work is in the public collections at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Whitney Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art.

In summer 2010, Linzy appeared on the long-running ABC soap opera General Hospital alongside James Franco in a storyline that incorporated performance art.

In 2011 he was featured in the production Four Saints in Three Acts: An Opera Installation presented by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Yerba Beuna Center.

Born in Stuckey, Florida, Linzy received his MFA from the University of South Florida. He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

This lecture is copresented by SFMOMA and California College of the Arts. 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.

Office of Special Programs

November 7, 2013, 3:15–3:45 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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More info: Carol Pitts, cpitts@cca.edu, 510.594.3732, or visit online

Iceland: Reykjavik and the Icelandic West
John Zurier, instructor
Alternative info session: Oakland campus, BBLD 1: Tuesday, November 5, 11:15–11:45 a.m.

This course concentrates on the relationship of nature to creativity and art.

Open to all disciplines and to both graduates and undergraduates who have completed their sophomore level, this three-week intensive immerses students in the nature and culture of Iceland and offers insight and practice in how to travel and document those experiences for use in future projects.

For undergraduates, this course satisfies a Studio Elective or Upper Division Interdisciplinary Studio; for Painting/Drawing undergraduates, this course satisfies compositional studies or workshop units; for graduate students, this course satisfies a gradwide elective.

Presented by Career Development

November 7, 2013, 2:00–5:00 pm

Florence and Leo B. Helzel Boardroom, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to CCA community only

RSVP required

More info: careers@cca.edu

Join Career Development for a portfolio review with Mullen, a one-on-one consultation with the company's Head of Design and Creative Manager. Sessions will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 7.

This event is open only to students in the Graphic Design and Creative Writing Program.

Sign up in advance to reserve one of the six available time slots.

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November 6, 2013 7:00 pm
Ana Labastida's Diplomatic Petting Zoo, 2012

Please join us on the CCA campus in San Francisco for an in-depth look at our Graduate Program in Fine Arts with Social Practice. Chair Ted Purves will present the social practice curriculum, requirements for admission, and what to expect as a social practice student at CCA. Assistant Chair Ranu Mukherjee will present the studio curriculum, requirements for admission, and what to expect as a studio practice student.

Info: graduateprograms@cca.edu

Please RSVP for this event by selecting Graduate Info Nights on the Admissions Calendar.

Presented by Career Development

November 6, 2013, 12:00–5:00 pm

Main Building, W3

More info: stephaniesmith@cca.edu

Sign up for a 30-minute portfolio review session with two Facebook representatives. Sessions will be available from 12 p.m to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6.

Registration has been filled for both review time slots, but please email Stephanie Smith with a requested time to be added to our waiting list.

This event is open to students in select programs: Graphic Design, MFA in Design, and MBA in Design Strategy.

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Presented by CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

November 5, 2013 7:15 pm
Photo: Johnna Arnold Photography

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public
360 Kansas Street

More info: Rita Souther, rsouther@cca.edu or 415.355.9673

In fall 2013 CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts continues its public program of Small Talks, a mini-lecture series for CCA students and faculty as well as the wider Bay Area public, with Tirza Latimer, chair of the Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies.

The intent is to prompt dialogue and connect the artistic practices and research concerns of CCA faculty with the themes of the exhibition City of Disappearances.

Upcoming Wattis Small Talks

Tuesday, November 12
7:15 p.m.
David Fletcher
Faculty member in CCA's Architecture Program

Tuesday, November 26
7:15 p.m.
David Gissen
Director of CCA's Architecture Program

Thursday, December 5
7:15 p.m.
Brian Conley
Faculty member in CCA's Fine Arts Program

Presented by the Jewelry / Metal Arts Program

November 5, 2013 7:00 pm
Mike Holmes, Toy, 2009

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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Free and open to the public

Info: Curtis Arima, carima@cca.edu

Alumnus Mike Holmes (Jewelry / Metal Arts 1984) is a cofounder of the San Francisco metal arts and jewelry gallery Velvet da Vinci, which this year celebrates its 23rd anniversary. It is located in a former furniture factory at 2015 Polk Street in Russian Hill, and organizes 10 to 12 exhibitions a year.

In its early years, Velvet da Vinci mostly showed local jewelers that Holmes met through the Metal Arts Guild. Some of them are still with the gallery, including Deborah Lozier, who has taught at CCA since 1994.

Then, after a few years, it began to expand internationally, first working with the British Crafts Council. Over the next two decades, its stature grew enormously, and it now represents artists from the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Japan.

Holmes fondly remembers studying with the late Marty Streich and Florence Resnikoff. Resnikoff was then chair of the program and a founder of the Metal Arts Guild of the Bay Area. Holmes held a part-time job as her tech while he studied at CCA.

Velvet da Vinci shows the work of faculty members David Cole and Deborah Lozier as well as numerous CCA alumni:

Elisa Bongfeldt (Jewelry / Metal Arts 1994)
Karen Gilbert (Jewelry / Metal Arts 1994)
Garry Knox Bennett (Sculpture 1961)
Diane Komater (BFA 1983)
Orfeo Quagliata (Wood/Furniture 1999)
Kay Sekimachi (Textiles 1955)
Sayumi Yokouchi (Jewelry / Metal Arts 1996)

Holmes is a featured speaker in the Reflection 100 program sponsored by the Jewelry / Metal Arts Program.

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.

Office of Special Programs

November 5, 2013, 11:15–11:45 am

Oakland campus: B Building 1

Carol Pitts, cpitts@cca.edu, 510.594.3732, or visit online

Iceland: Reykjavik and the Icelandic West
John Zurier, instructor
Alternative info session: San Francisco campus, East 2: Thursday, November 7, 3:15–3:45 p.m.

This course concentrates on the relationship of nature to creativity and art.

Open to all disciplines and to both graduates and undergraduates who have completed their sophomore level, this three-week intensive immerses students in the nature and culture of Iceland and offers insight and practice in how to travel and document those experiences for use in future projects.

For undergraduates, this course satisfies a Studio Elective or Upper Division Interdisciplinary Studio; for Painting/Drawing undergraduates, this course satisfies compositional studies or workshop units; for graduate students, this course satisfies a gradwide elective.

Presented by Career Development

November 5, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Contact: Stephanie Smith at 415.703.9596 or by email

With offices in 80 countries across the world, Manpower is the global leader in contingent and permanent staffing. Manpower offers services to employers and prospective employees.

Join Career Development in welcoming company representatives and come learn about the open Designer Associate positions!

Hosted by the Alumni Association

November 4, 2013, 7:30–9:00 pm
Nourse Auditorium [courtesy of City Arts & Lectures]

Nourse Auditorium | 275 Hayes Street (between Van Ness & Franklin) San Francisco 94117

Space is limited and reserved for CCA alumni. RSVP to alumni@cca.edu for free ticket.

More info: Matthew Tedford, mtedford@cca.edu, 415.703.9595

Join the CCA Alumni Association as we team up with City Arts & Lectures for a meet-up you won't want to miss -- a conversation between poet August Kleinzahler and photographer Alec Soth!

August Kleinzahler

August Kleinzahler published his first book of poetry, A Calendar of Airs, in 1978. Since then he has published eight others.

The Strange Hours Travelers Keep (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003) won the Griffin International Poetry Prize. His next book of poetry, The Hotel Oneira is forthcoming by FSG this month.

Alec Soth

Alec Soth is a photographer who was born and based in Minneapolis. His photographs have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney and São Paulo Biennials.

In 2008 a large survey exhibition of Soth’s work was exhibited at Jeu de Paume in Paris and Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland. And in 2010 the Walker Art produced a large survey exhibition of his work entitled, From Here To There.

Visit City Arts & Lectures for more information.

November 4, 2013 5:00 pm

Info Session: 5 p.m. (Florence & Leo B. Helzel Board Room)
Core Sample, Faculty Talks: 7 p.m. (Timken Lecture Hall)
Reception: 8 p.m. (East 1)

RSVP for this event by selecting Graduate Info Nights on the Admissions Calendar.

Info: graduateprograms@cca.edu

Please join us on CCA's San Francisco campus for an in-depth look at our Graduate Programs in Architecture.

This presentation will be followed by Core Sample, a series of talks by the following Architecture faculty members who have thriving local architecture practices:

The evening will conclude with an informal reception with faculty and students.

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.

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 — 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.

Solo Exhibition

November 4–16, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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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 Animation Program

November 1, 2013, 7:00–8:30 pm

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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Free and open to the public

More info: Rick Vertolli, rvertolli@cca.edu, 510.594.3603

John Kahrs is an animator and filmmaker with credits on feature films with Pixar, Disney, and Blue Sky Studios. In 2012 Kahrs won an Academy Award and an Annie Award for his short film, Paperman.

This short film is considered a hybrid animation because it blends the beauty and expression of traditional 2D animation with the precision of 3D computer animation techniques.

Join us for a wonderful evening of exploration as Kahrs talks about his illustrious animation career and the motivation behind the making of Paperman.

Presented by the Individualized Major Program

November 1, 2013, 5:30–7:30 pm

Free and open to the public

More info: Christina La Sala, clasala@cca.edu

Join us for the release party of Material, an Individualized Major publication.

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B L U E: Individualized Major exhibition

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

November 1, 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

Tom Barbash is the author of the novel The Last Good Chance, which has earned Publishers Weekly and Anniston Star Best Book of the Year, a finalist for the Saroyan International Prize, the Great Lakes Book Prize, a BookSense 76 pick, winner of the California Book Award, and the James Michener Award from the University of Iowa.

His novel On Top of the Word: Cantor Fitzgerald, Howard Lutnick, and 9/11: A Story of Loss and Renewal, ranked eighth on the New York Times bestselling nonfiction books. He has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, The MacDowell Colony, and Yaddo.

His stories and articles have been published in The Best American Non-Required Reading, Tin House, McSweeney's, OneStory, Narrative, The Missouri Review, VQR, Men's Journal, ESPN the Magazine, the Observer, the New York Times, Bookforum, The Believer, and other publications.

His work has been performed on National Public Radio for their Selected Shorts Series. His short story collection, Stay Up With Me, was recently published by Ecco/Harper Collins, and has received stellar reviews, including the New York Times.

Photography Lecture Series

November 1, 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

Waplington is an internationally renowned artist. He rose to prominence with his series Living Room that is his reaction to "the grainy, downtrodden, black-and-white interpretation of working-class life."

For the last five years Nick Waplington has been living and working in the West Bank, the land where the Palestinians hope to create their future state. His work there deals primarily with the Jewish settlers and how they have affected the geopolitical balance of the region.

In this lecture, Waplington will present three bodies of work:

Settlement
The Patriarch's Wardrobe
Long way Back to Nowhere

He has18 monographs, including his new book Settlement (forthcoming from Mack Books 2014).

Waplington’s work is held in the collections of The Guggenheim Art Gallery, The Museum of Modern Art, The Royal Danish Photographic Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and many other prestigious institutions.

There are approximately 20,000 monthly visitors to Waplington’s website.

Senior Exhibition — Photography

October 29–November 2, 2013

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

Printwork

October 28–November 2, 2013

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

October 22–November 2, 2013

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

Group Exhibiition

October 22–November 2, 2013

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

Group Exhibition

October 21–November 2, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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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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October 9–November 1, 2013

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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Opening Reception: Oct. 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri., 1-4:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public
Contact: Christina La Sala, clasala@cca.edu

"Please join the Individualized Program for B L U E, our 2013 exhibition, at the Oliver Art Center on the Oakland campus.

Related Events

Join us October 23, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., in the Oliver Art Center for an evening of performances and screenings.

Friday, November 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., there's a release party for Material, an Individualized Major publication.

A collaborative exhibition with the Museum of Craft and Design

September 21–November 3, 2013

Museum of Craft and Design | 2569 Third Street (between 22nd & 23rd)

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Admission: Free for current CCA students with valid ID September 21-January 5; $8 (general admission): $6 (seniors & students); $5 (children 12 and under); free first Tues. of the month
Museum Hours: Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat.: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs.: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday: noon-5 p.m.; (closed on Mondays)

Info: Jen Sikora at jsikora@cca.edu

California College of the Arts (CCA) is pleased to collaborate with our friends at the Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) for this exhibition that showcases the work of a select group of exceptionally talented Interior Design students.

The museum has extended special free admission for CCA students with valid ID September 21-January 5, 2014.

Focused on design, materials, constructs and atmospheres, the Young Designer’s Show will feature the best of the year’s projects: drawings, renderings, lighting and furniture designs, models, and full-scale material explorations and prototypes.

"The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) is one of North America’s few institutions dedicated to contemporary practices in craft and design," explains Interior Design chair Cathrine Veikos. "I am so delighted that in April of this year, the Museum of Craft and Design opened a new facility at 2569 Third Street. Even more exciting is the fact that it was designed by CCA alum Gary Hutton (BFA Environmental Studies 1975) and the McCall Design Group."

The Young Designer’s Show 2013: CCA Interior Design Program will coincide with MCD’s New West Coast Design 2 exhibition, which opens October 26, 2013.

Veikos adds: "Museum members and invited designers will celebrate the show on the evening of October 25 to coincide with the MCD’s exciting upcoming exhibition New West Coast Design 2, which will also feature work from CCA faculty members. From the innovative experimentation in studio courses at CCA to the cutting edge of the design profession, the MCD-CCA community connection makes it visible and tangible."

"There is strength in numbers and there is strength in high-quality work no matter what the project or institution may be," says JoAnn Edwards, executive director of the Museum of Craft and Design. "It's our pleasure to join our friends at CCA in creating ongoing opportunities for collaboration, partnership, and artistic excellence in our neighborhood, creating a lively and committed foundation for place-making."

Guest curated by CCA faculty members Megan Werner and Margo Majewska with assistance from CCA Interior Design students.

About the Museum of Craft and Design

The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) is an environment for experiencing innovative contemporary work in craft and design that engages the community while stimulating the creative potential in peoples’ lives. MCD strives to encourage greater awareness and appreciation of the international scope of craft and design to audiences of all ages through innovative exhibitions and related educational programming.

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Exhibitions and programs generously supported by the Windgate Charitable Foundation and Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

September 10–December 14, 2013
Enrique Metinides, Mexico City, May 25, 1971; courtesy the artist and the Zabludowicz Collection

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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New location! 360 Kansas Street (between 16th and 17th Streets)
Reception: Tues., Sept. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri., noon-7 p.m.; Sat., noon-5 p.m.; closed Sun. and Mon.
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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.