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Presented by the Fine Arts division

Wednesday, April 23, 12:30–1:30 pm
"Untitled" (Black and White Sweater II), sweater, plaster, stucco, 21”x20”x13”, 2013 [Photo: Adam Reich]

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the CCA community only
More info: Molly Mitchell, mmitchell@cca.edu

Jennifer Cohen is a sculptor from New York who has a background as a professionally trained Balanchine dancer.

She has presented her work in over 30 solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad. A dedicated teacher as well as artist, she believes in the importance and value of art education in developing empathetic, community-oriented, curious, and questioning citizens.

Her teaching experience encompasses a broad range from first-year students to graduate students, and traditional sculpture techniques to computer-aided digital fabrication.

Cohen's object-oriented, studio-based sculpture practice explores the intersection between abstraction and figuration, inspired by both physical memories and theoretical concerns of choreography.

The stillness of her sculptures isolate the performative act into a single gesture, aiming to echo the moment where an extended body becomes a pure form. Within this intuitive process of making, she considers the possibility of physical empathy, of energy stored in matter, of visualizing and materializing human gestures, and how sculptural forms might help us to physically feel.

Cohen has served as an adjunct professor in sculpture at School of the Visual Arts for seven years in addition to numerous other courses at Parsons, NYU, Brooklyn College, and Yale University since 2002.

She earned her bachelor of arts in rhetoric from Bates College, a post-baccalaureate certificate from SAIC, and her MFA from the Yale University Sculpture program.

Presented by the Writing and Literature Program

Wednesday, April 23, 7:30–9:00 pm

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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Free and open to the public
Contact: 510.597.3709 or humblepie@cca.edu

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

This evening's reading includes graduating student writers

Chelsa Lauderdale
Alora Young
Ceci Miras
Malcolm Frison

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.

Saturday, April 26, 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

 

Note: This event was originally scheduled for Thursday, April 24.

Anne Carson, who frequently grounds her highly contemporary writing in the literature of the Greek classics, will address the date 610 B.C.E.

According to scholars, that year represented the height of the powers of the ancient Greek poet Stesichorus, on whose fragments she has depended for several of her works.

Writing in a unique style at a moment of transition from epic to lyric forms, Stesichorus offers a compelling model for Carson’s own multifarious and irreverent writing, which encompasses translations, poems, novels, operas, essays, and sometimes, seemingly, all of these at once.

Anne Carson is a poet, translator, essayist and professor of classics, although her work evades most conventional categories.

Since 1986 she has published 18 books, including her inventive verse novels Autobiography of Red (1998) and red doc> (2013), which repurpose the Greek myth of the winged monster Geryon to tell contemporary stories of sexual longing and the perils of adulthood.

Presented by the MFA Program in Writing

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.

Charting a fascinating chronology over a wide range of disciplines, the series takes a close look at past moments that continue to resonate today.

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

Copresented by the Faculty of Color Research Alliance and Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts

Tuesday, April 29, 7:00–9:00 pm

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

Isaac Julien is one of the most prominent documentary and feature filmmakers in Britain. Julien is receiving the Persistance of Vision Award from the SF International Film Festival, and his film, Ten Thousand Waves, recently shown at the MOMA in New York, will screen for audiences Sunday, April 27, at 3:30 p.m.

In 2002, he received San Francisco's Frameline Award for his contribution to LGBT film. In 2001 he was nomnated for the Turner Prize for his films The Long Road to Mazatlan (1999) and Vagabondia (2000), made in collaboration with and choreographed by Javier de Frutos,
respectively.

Earlier works include Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (1996), Young Soul Rebels (1991), which was awarded the Semaine de Ia Critique Prize at the Cannes Film Festival the same year, and the acclaimed poetic documentary Looking for Langston (1989).

Copresented by the Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts, an alliance of the Queer Cultural Center (QCC) and programs at California College of the Arts (CCA) in Visual and Critical Studies and Architecture.

Graduate Studies Lecture Series

Thursday, May 1, 7:00 pm
"Go Fish," 1994, film still [courtesy Frameline]

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

Rose Troche is an award-winning writer, director, and producer of both film and television. Her first feature, Go Fish (1994), was released to wide acclaim, garnering awards at The Berlin, London, Rimini, and Deauville Film Festivals.

It also won the prestigious Open Palm at New York’s Gotham Awards.

Bedrooms and Hallways (1998) followed, receiving the audience award at the London Film Festival. 2003 saw the release of Troche’s third feature, The Safety of Objects (2001), which received stellar reviews and went on to open the San Sebastian International Film Festival, and win best feature and best actress (Patricia Clarkson) at The Deauville Film Festival.

That same year Troche completed the pilot for Showtime’s The L Word and went on to direct, write, and co-executive produce the series through six seasons.

Troche also directed the pilot for the popular teen series, South of Nowhere, where she remained as a consulting producer and director. She has also directed award-winning series including Six Feet Under, Ugly Betty, and Law & Order.

In 2011 she executive produced Hunting Season, an eight-part web series. Troche produced Concussion (2013), Stacie Passon’s debut feature that premiered in competition at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

She also wrote and directed Elliot King Is 3rd for ITVS Future States.

She is set to go into production on her fifth feature, Wendy Drinks Beer for Breakfast and is currently developing Sugar, an interactive web series set to go live in the fall of 2014.

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.

Charting a fascinating chronology over a wide range of disciplines, the series takes a close look at past moments that continue to resonate today.

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

 

HearSay Reading Series

Wednesday, May 7, 7:30–8:45 pm

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Free and open to the public
Contact: 510.597.3709 or humblepie@cca.edu

HearSay is the monthly literary reading series sponsored by the editorial staff of Humble Pie and the Writing and Literature Program.

Tonight’s reading will feature some of the writers and artists in our 10th edition.

All HearSay events include delicious refreshments -- and tonight it includes free pie!

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