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Wednesday, February 26, 7:00–9:00 pm

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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The pioneering MBA in Design Strategy program at California College of the Arts cultivates design-led leaders and innovators. 

This launch party celebrates the DMBA community -- and the real moments of impact students and alumni are making in their organizations, communities, and the world. 

Author Lisa Kay Solomon Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations that Accelerate Change (Simon & Schuster, 2014) has been teaching Innovation Studio (part of the DMBA core curriculum) for the past four years.

Learn more and purchase a copy »

Come celebrate with us!

 

 

Presented by the Furniture Program

Wednesday, February 26, 7:00 pm

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

Katie Hudnall has been in many publications and exhibitions, including Fine Woodworking’s Design Book Eight, Lark Books’ 500 Cabinets, the Society for Contemporary Craft’s Transformation 7: Raphael Prize Finalist Exhibition, Studio Furniture: The Next Generation, and Crafting A Continuum: Rethinking Contemporary Craft.

In 2007, Hudnall was awarded a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship, was the first Windgate Wood Resident at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2009, and was an artist in residence at Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass, Colorado, in 2010.

She is currently an assistant professor of Furniture Design at Herron School of Art & Design in Indianapolis.

Katie Hudnall received her BFA from the Corcoran College of Art and Design and her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Senior Exhibition — Photography

February 25–March 1

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 26, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

February 25–March 1

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 26, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

February 25–March 1

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 26, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Textiles

February 25–March 1
Tiana Landworth

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 26, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

February 24–March 1

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, February 25, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

February 24–March 1

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 26, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

February 24–March 1

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, February 25, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

February 24–March 1

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, February 25, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented by the First Year Program

February 24–28

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Gallery hours
: Mon.–Fri., 8:30 a.m.–noon and 1–4:30 p.m. (closed Wednesday mornings)
More info: Email firstyear@cca.edu or call 510.594.3642

Risky Business is a thematic show of works by CCA art, design, and architecture students in their first year of undergraduate study.

The exhibition is juried by students in CCA’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice and is intended to engage and challenge first-year students in presenting their work to the public.

Come see what ideas and issues are central to CCA’s newest makers.

Group Exhibition

February 17–March 1

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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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.