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Presented by the Interaction Design Program

Friday, February 21, 7:00–8:30 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: 6:30-7 p.m. Timken reception area
Free and open to the public
More info: Alex Vikmanis, avikmanis@cca.edu

David Sherwin is a principal designer at frog, a global innovation firm, where he helps to guide the research, strategy, and design of novel products and services for some of today's leading companies.

Over the past 17 years, his clients have included AT&T, Cingular Wireless, Girl Effect, Holland America Line, Onyx, Microsoft, Samsung, Toshiba, and many others.

Sherwin is the author of Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design Skills (HOW Books), which is used by tens of thousands of designers worldwide and has been translated into traditional and mainland Chinese.

He also authored Success by Design: The Essential Business Reference for Designers in 2012.

Sherwin is an active speaker and teacher, and has taught workshops on brainstorming and creativity internationally at conferences such as SxSW, Interaction, and HOW Design Live as well as at colleges and universities such as Savannah College of Art and Design, University of Washington, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and Carnegie Mellon University.

His writing has appeared in A List Apart, TheAtlantic.com/Life, PSFK.com, Design Mind, HOW, and other periodicals.

Sherwin maintains a blog on the business and process of design, called ChangeOrder. He lives in Oakland, California, with his wife, the poet and teacher Mary Paynter Sherwin.

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

Friday, February 21, 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

Max Posner’s plays include The Thing About Air Travel, The Famished, Gun Logistics, Snore (and other sorts of breathing), and Judy.

His plays have been staged and developed at Playwrights Horizons, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Page 73, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Soho Rep, Clubbed Thumb, The Hangar Theatre, Curious Theatre Company, and Production Workshop.

Posner was the 2012 P73 Playwriting Fellow, a 2013 MacDowell Colony Fellow, and is an alum of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab.

He received the Weston Award for playwriting and the Heideman Award from Actor's Theatre of Louisville.

Posner is currently a member of Ars Nova's Playgroup and is working on a commission for South Coast Rep. He has led playwriting workshops with inmates in Rhode Island, high schoolers in Nebraska, elementary schoolers in Hell's Kitchen, and youth in Kenya's Kibera slum.

He is a graduate of Brown University and is a Lila Acheson Wallace fellow at The Juilliard School.

Max was born and raised in Denver and lives in Brooklyn.

Following the reading, you are invited to stay for a reading by MFA Program in Writing students who will share their work from 6 to 9 p.m.

Presented by Career Development

Friday, February 21, 1:00–3:00 pm

Room East 2

More info: Stephanie Smith

Join Career Development for a workshop that delves into the world of career fairs to help you succeed and at Career Expo 2014.

From research tips to formulating your "ex" pitch (experience, expertise, and excellence), we'll ensure you make a great first impression!

RSVP for all upcoming Expo Prep workshops »

Olivia Krause, Caroline Weaver, Eva Gibeau and Sahara Johnson

February 18–22

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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A group of people constructing themselves as art makers through the reflection of personal and social space and an exploration of materials.

Reception: Wednesday, February 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Devon Matlock, Olivia Shih and Hsia Ai Wang

February 18–22

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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White is often a color of purity, cleanliness, and tranquility. White also causes unseen damage, both physical and psychological, with its ability to erase, sanitize, and idealize. This metal-based show seeks to expose the aftermath of white. 

 

Reception: Wednesday, February 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Group Exhibition

February 17–March 1

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

February 17–22

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, February 18, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

February 17–22

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, February 18, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented by International Student Affairs & Programs

February 17–22

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tues,, Feb. 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Info: isap@cca.edu or cca.edu/students/isap

Please join us for the spring 2014 International Student Exhibition that celebrates the art and experiences of our current international students as well as those CCA students who have studied abroad on exchange during the fall 2013 semester.

 

Molly Atkinson, Andie Bustillos, Dierdre Cook, Brianna Tadeo and Zoe Kravitz

February 17–22

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Big Picture is an exhibition of work by female photographers, Molly Atkinson, Dierdre Cook, Brianna Tadeo and Zoe Kravitz, exploring the idea of a big picture both literally and metaphorically through painting and photography.

Presented by the Queer Cultural Center (QCC), CCA, Openhouse, and the SF LGBT Community Center

February 1–March 15
Image by CCA student Tyler Jones-Powell

SF LGBT Community Center | 3rd Floor | 1800 Market Street | San Francisco

Free and open to the public
Opening reception: Saturday, February 8, 2014, 1–3 p.m.
Gallery hours: Mon.–Thurs., noon–10 p.m.; Friday, noon–6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
More info: Rudy Lemcke, Communications Director, Queer Cultural Center, 415.626.8724, communications@queerculturalcenter.org

Alternative Futures, an exhibition of visionary architectural designs by students at California College of the Arts (CCA), will be on display on the third floor of  the San Francisco LGBT Community Center February 1–March 15, 2014.

A free, public reception is planned for Saturday, February 8, 1–3 p.m., where the public can interact with the exhibition curator, the student designers, and some of the individuals leading the 55 Laguna project.

In creating their designs, CCA Architecture students took their primary inspiration from 55 Laguna, an LGBT senior-housing project currently being developed in San Francisco. They were challenged to think about the specific history and needs of the LGBT senior community, and then asked to imagine new strategies for multi-unit housing in the city.

The exhibition is curated by Neal Schwartz AIA, associate professor of Architecture at CCA, as part of the ongoing Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts (QCCA) program.

The program is a collaborative effort of QCC and CCA aimed at uplifting the profile of the queer arts movement by bringing together locally and nationally renowned queer artists, writers, filmmakers, and scholars to discuss a broad range of LGBT topics in humanities and the arts.

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

January 23–March 29

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Thursday, January 23, 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 or wattis.org

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Hiller/Martin: Provisional Realities draws upon works by two artists of different generations, Susan Hiller and Daria Martin. Both were born in the United States (Martin was born and raised in San Francisco) and are now based in London.

The selection of works spans different moments in each artist’s practice. Martin works exclusively in 16-millimeter film, and Hiller operates across multiple mediums.

Martin’s film Soft Materials (2004) and Hiller’s installation Belshazzar’s Feast (1983-84) are the conceptual points of departure. Though they were created 20 years apart, both reveal a deep sensitivity to the fraught, yet potentially transformative, relationship between humans and technology.

The exhibition also approaches such expansive subjects as the unconscious, dreams, affect, feminism, and intimacy, as well as more unusual conditions such as telekinesis (as in Hiller’s Wild Talents [1997]) and mirror-touch synaesthesia (as in Martin’s Sensorium Tests [2012]).

The “provisional” of the title is meant to imply a specific kind of temporality, a conditional suspension of the present that favors a visionary way of thinking. Hiller and Martin’s respective artistic practices resist the security that a single, finite reality provides, and instead propose that parallel, alternative, and corrective realities can alter the way we perceive the past, present, and future.

Hiller/Martin: Provisional Realities is generously supported by 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 Wattis Institute Curator’s Forum.

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

January 23–March 29
John Baldessari, "Two Voided Books," 1990

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Thursday, January 23, 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 or wattis.org

Codex is a rumination on the idea that even though books have effectively been “flattened” in our digital age, we persist in expecting our screen-based reading experiences to imitate “traditional” books: by retaining page numbers, by simulating the turning of pages, et cetera.

Numerous artists throughout history have experimented with transitioning books from three-dimensional to two-dimensional and vice versa, and it continues to be a recurring motif in the most recent contemporary art.

Codex will be organized around myriad works -- a virtual library -- presented on a central wall. Some of the works take the known form of the artist’s book; others venture further afield.

Codex was conceived by Pierre Leguillon, an artist and book collector, during his 2013 residency in San Francisco. The title is a reference to the earliest known bound books, which appeared between the 1st and 2nd century AD. Replacing the scroll, codexes made it possible to more intuitively hierarchize the content of a text and allowed more immediate access to a desired page.

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Codex is made possible through a collaboration with Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD – Genève), Switzerland, and generously supported by swissnex San Francisco. Codex has was originally presented at Live in Your Head, HEAD – Genève’s curatorial institute.

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 Wattis Institute Curator’s Forum.