Public Calendar Events

Presented as part of the ENGAGE at CCA curricular initiative

Friday, April 25, 5:30–7:00 pm

Goodwill's Atrium | 1500 Mission Street | San Francisco, CA

Free and open to the public
More info: Amy Campos, acampos@cca.edu or Lynda Grose, lgrose@cca.edu

Presented as part of the Center for Art and Public Life's ENGAGE at CCA curricular initiative, we're pleased to present an exhibition and celebration of the work of CCA's students enrolled in ENGAGE: Rebranding Sustainability, an interdisciplinary course in partnership with San Francisco Goodwill.

Showcased work reflects the efforts of student from the Animation, Architecture, Furniture, Illustration, and Industrial Design Programs.

Students produced replicable product protoypes using Goodwill's excess material (resin-impregnated knit furniture, colored rubber landscapes for plants and animals, wax-dipped fabric shelving, lead remeditating plant baskets, topographic tables, animated films, fabric acoustical wall tiles, and striated soft foam walls).

Learn more by visiting the course process blog »

Presented by the MFA Program in Writing

Friday, April 25, 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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1111 Eighth Street (at 16th and Wisconsin)
Free and open to the public
More info: dmorini@cca.edu
or 415.551.9237

Word. World. is the culminating event of the MFA Program in Writing at California College of the Arts that features graduating students reading from their thesis.

An evening of poetry, prose, and writings in between, this night is also a community celebration as these students enter a new phase of their writing careers.

 

Featured Writers

Shandy Walton
Kat A. Croswell
Zane Hawley
Felicia M. Hayes
Sam Cavedon

See other year-end celebratory events »

 

Hosted by the Office of Student Affairs

Saturday, April 26, 11:00 am–3:00 pm

Main walkway
Registration: March 24 through April 21
Free and open to the public
Info:
glee@cca.edu

CCA's idyllic Oakland campus becomes a bustling arts bazaar for a day. The public is invited to shop for one-of-a-kind, handmade, affordable gifts created by the CCA community:

paintings
drawings
prints
cards
jewelry
ceramics
hand-blown glass
clothing
photography
textiles
and more!

Discover unique gifts while enjoying live jazz music and tasty treats.

All CCA students, alumni, faculty, and staff are invited to sell their arts and crafts at the Spring Fair.

Participation is free; we do ask that all items for sale be handmade, and that all sellers help with the set up and break down of the event.

Presented by the Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies

Saturday, April 26, 12:30–5:30 pm

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

The Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies (VCS) trains students to deeply engage visual culture by refining written and oral presentation abilities, sharpening critical faculties, fostering research skills, expanding methodological options, and furthering the development of both creative and traditional modes of critical expression.

This year’s cohort presents innovative and transformative research in the field of visual studies at the program’s capstone event, the 2014 Spring Symposium.

Learn more bout the 2014 VCS graduate cohort »

In this day-long public symposium, graduate candidates will interrogate the politics and poetics of visual culture.

Learn more about the 2014 VCS Spring Symposium »

 

 

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. Currently, he has a film installation in the exhibition Ten Thousand Waves at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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.

April 30–May 4

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Formworks Exhibition Reception: Thurs., May 15, 6-10 p.m. (Perry Family Event Center, 350 Kansas Street)
Free and open to the public
More info: 415.703.9562 or architecture@cca.edu

Please join us for the CCA Architecture final reviews the graduation exhibition, Formworks (May 15-17), as we celebrate the tremendous accomplishments of the 2013–14 academic year.

Formworks: Graduation Exhibition

May 15-17

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Graduate & Undergraduate Final Projects: Final Reviews

Wednesday, April 30

4-9 p.m.        

Interior Design Studio 4 Reviews (Amy Campos)

Thursday, May 1

Noon-3 p.m.

Interior Design Studio 2 Reviews (Cathrine Veikos)
Interior Design Materiality & Space 4 Reviews (Jessica Lisagor)

4-9 p.m.  

Interior Design & Architecture Form + Space Reviews (Margo Majewska)
Interior Design Materiality & Space 2 Reviews (Michelle Chang)
Interior Design Advanced Studio (Katherine Lambert)

Friday, May 2

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

BArch Studio 2 Reviews
Recreation-Research-Cultural Center (Matthew Hutchinson, Ines Lejarraga, T. Jason Anderson, Eric Bloom, Lian Eoyang)

2-7 p.m.         

BArch Studio 4 Reviews
Intergenerational Housing (Antje Steinmuller, Chris Roach, Randolph Ruiz, Brian Price)

MArch Studio 2 Reviews (Douglas Burnham, Craig Scott)

Saturday, May 3

9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Advanced Studio Reviews

  • Pop-Up Puppet Theatre (Neal Schwartz, Christopher Haas)
  • Wild & Domestic (Andrew Kudless)
  • Rewiring Territories // The Petropolis of Tomorrow (Neeraj Bhatia)
  • STITCHLINK NINGBO: Architecture in the Ancient Modern Eco-City (Lisa Findley, Peter Anderson)
  • Fringe City (Sandra Vivanco, David Fletcher)

CBD Studio Reviews

  • EXPO 2015 (Mauricio Soto)
  • Architecture in the Making: Inside the Creative Kitchen (Adam Marcus, Margaret Ikeda, Evan Jones)

6-7:30 p.m.

Architecture Division Book Awards (Timken Lecture Hall)

7:30-9 p.m.

Book Awards Reception (Timken Reception Area)

Sunday, May 4

9 a.m.-6 p.m.

MArch Thesis Reviews

San Francisco campus, 1111 Eighth Street (at 16th and Wisconsin Streets) | The Nave

  • Lightness (Chris Falliers)
  • Versatility (Thom Faulders)
  • Artificiality (Nataly Gattegno, Irene Cheng)

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Presented by the MFA Program in Writing

Friday, May 2, 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
San Francisco campus map
Get Directions

1111 Eighth Street (at 16th and Wisconsin)
Free and open to the public
More info: dmorini@cca.edu
or 415.551.9237

Word. World. is the culminating event of the MFA Program in Writing at California College of the Arts that features graduating students reading from their thesis.

An evening of poetry, prose, and writings in between, this night is also a community celebration as these students enter a new phase of their writing careers.

Featured Writers

Natalie Catasús
Samiat Salami
Alicia Franco
Colin Partch
Jenny Goldsmith

See other year-end celebratory events »

May 5–9

All events are free and open to the public.
More info: Vikki Del Rosario, vdelrosario@cca.edu
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L3R: Level 3 Review Exhibition

May 5–9, Nave Alcove, SF campus

Thesis Presentations

Fri, May 9, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Nave Alcove & Timken Lecture Hall

Thesis, Transition to Professional Practice, L3R: Reception & Celebration

Fri, May 9, 6–8 p.m., Nave Alcove & Timken Lecture Hall

Description

The L3R exhibition is an opportunity for junior-level students to formally present an overview of their work and assess their overall progression within CCA’s Graphic Design Program. Incorporating work from three semesters of Graphic Design courses, their comprehensive projects for Level 3 studio course are featured.

Senior students present their semester-long thesis projects, representing the culmination of the arc of their progression within the Graphic Design Program. We join together in celebrating their accomplishments and this major milestone.

Senior portfolios, developed in the Transition to Professional Practice studio, will also be on display.

L3R poster design: Reymundo Perez

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