California College of the Arts Presents Place=Basho: Osaka/CCA Printmaking and Graphic Design Exchange Exhibition

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California College of the Arts presents
Place=Basho: Osaka/CCA Printmaking and Graphic Design Exchange Exhibition
February 15-22, 2012

San Francisco, Calif., January 19, 2012—California College of the Arts is pleased to present an exchange exhibition featuring works by students from CCA’s Printmaking and Graphic Design programs and Osaka University of Arts in Japan. This exhibition will be on view February 15-22 in the Tecoah Bruce Gallery in the Oliver Art Center at CCA’s Oakland campus. A reception will take place Thursday, February 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Both the exhibition and the reception are free and open to the public.

In addition to this exchange exhibition, the week will also include tours and workshops hosted by CCA’s Printmaking and Graphic Design programs for visiting students and faculty from Osaka. The exhibited works will travel to Osaka in July 2012. All events are funded by the Hamaguchi Endowment and reflect an ongoing dialogue and deepening partnership between the two schools. This is the fifth exchange.

About California College of the Arts

Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is noted for the interdisciplinarity and breadth of its programs. It offers studies in 21 undergraduate and seven graduate majors in the areas of fine arts, architecture, design, and writing. The college offers bachelor of architecture, bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine arts, master of architecture, master of arts, master of fine arts, and master of business administration degrees. With campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students. Noted alumni include the painters Nathan Oliveira and Raymond Saunders; the ceramicists Robert Arneson, Viola Frey, and Peter Voulkos; the filmmaker Wayne Wang; the conceptual artists David Ireland and Dennis Oppenheim; and the designers Lucille Tenazas and Michael Vanderbyl. For more information about CCA, visit cca.edu.

About Osaka University of Arts

Founded in 1964, Osaka University of the Arts is one of Japan’s most distinguished institutions of comprehensive artistic education. Its guiding educational principle is to imbue students with a spirit of freedom to explore creativity. It puts emphasis on students’ exploring fields peripheral to their own specializations, practicality (the consideration of the role of art in society and its economic realities and social ramifications), and an international perspective (studying artistic traditions from an international standpoint). The university is active in international exchange activities: It has formed a number of sister-school ties with overseas art institutes of education, jointly hosts seminars with foreign organizations, and welcomes foreign students for admission, as well as offering its domestic students the opportunity to spend time abroad.

CALENDAR EDITORS, PLEASE NOTE:

February 15-22, 2012
California College of the Arts presents
Place=Basho: Osaka/CCA Printmaking and Graphic Design Exchange Exhibition
Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center
CCA Oakland campus, 5212 Broadway, Oakland CA 94618
Reception: Thursday, February 16, 2012, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. (closed Wed. mornings)
Cost: Free
Info: 510.594.3600 or nobanion@cca.edu

PRESS CONTACTS:
Brenda Tucker 415.703.9548 btucker@cca.edu
Allison Byers 415.703.9541 abyers@cca.edu

PUBLIC CONTACT: cca.edu/calendar, nobanion@cca.edu