Tuesday Night Lecture Series

Tuesday Night Lecture Series

An acclaimed weekly lecture series brings in artists, designers, and critical theorists from around the world, broadening the students’ experiential base and complementing local offerings. All lectures and exhibitions are open to the general public free of charge. Unless otherwise indicated, all presentations will be held in the Art Building, Room #133, from 5-6pm. Click here for campus maps and directions.

October 2019

Ebitenyefa Baralaye: Material Lives

October 15, 2019, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Art Building – Room 133
Ebitenyefa Baralaye is a ceramicist, sculptor, and designer. His work explores translations of form/objects, text, patterns, and symbols interpreted through a diaspora lens and abstracted around the aesthetics of craft and design. Baralaye will discuss his work and the cultural, spiritual, and experiential dynamics that activate form and materials as vehicles for living narratives. Baralaye received a BFA in Ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Ceramics from the Cranbrook...

Rebeca Bollinger: A Shortcut Through Spacetime

October 22, 2019, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Art Building – Room 133
This presentation will focus on moments from the Catalog of Stains universe, including Some Stain Titles in No Particular Order, and translations in mixed media (including explorations in sculpture, sound objects, photography, installation, projected image, music, voice, writing, narrative, and site.) Image Caption: Rebeca Bollinger Flat Foil Crackers Tube Socks Leg and Violin (detail), 2019 Cast and Poured Bronze and Aluminum, Cinefoil, Electronics, Paper, and Graphite

Tom Killion: Woodblock Prints of the California Landscape

October 29, 2019, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Art Building – Room 133
Tom Killion will show slides of his work and its relationship to the California landscape, including his elaborate, multi-block, Japanese-style woodblock printmaking process. The slide lecture will cover his coastal, coast range, and Sierra Nevada prints, including over 100 different prints. He will also bring examples of his woodblocks and progressive proofs of some of his multi-color prints for the audience to handle and ask questions about after the slide lecture. Image Caption: Tom Killion...

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November 2019

James Voorhies: I Call This Work Research

November 05, 2019, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Art Building – Room 133
Exhibitions/residencies/public programs/a publication studio/ a workshop/learning sites/archival research/bookshops/ websites/writings/teaching/an interview project and — slash — a beer garden. Slashes and hybridity. Public and private activities, intentionally orchestrated and coordinated connections and mediations: this is what James Voorhies' curatorial research practice looks like. James Voorhies is a curator and art historian of modern and contemporary art. He is Chair of the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice and Associate Professor of Contemporary Art at California College of...

Sherwin Rio: BoundarySpan

November 12, 2019, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Art Building – Room 133
In conjunction with the opening of "BoundarySpan" in the Natalie and James Thompson Gallery later this evening, participating artist Sherwin Rio will present on his work, its context and development in an illustrated lecture in the Art Building Room 133. Sherwin Rio is an interdisciplinary artist based in San Francisco, CA who uses metaphors within a Filipino American lens to deflate systems of opposition and separation within cultural historical convergences. Rio was the recipient of...

Michael Arcega: BoundarySpan

November 19, 2019, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Art Building – Room 133
In conjunction with the BoundarySpan exhibition on view in the Natalie and James Thompson Gallery, participating artist Michael Arcega will speak about his work, its context and development in an illustrated presentation in the Art Building (Room 133). Michael Arcega is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in sculpture and installation. His research-based work revolves largely around language and sociopolitical dynamics. Directly informed by Historic narratives, material significance, and geography, his subject matter deals with circumstances...

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December 2019

Ranu Mukherjee: A Completely Matter of Fact Acceptance of the Agency of Non-Human Beings of Many Kinds

December 03, 2019, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Art Building – Room 133
Ranu Mukherjee will present recent work and projects that represent shifting visions of landscape and ecology, migrations and diaspora, and female experience and feminisms as forces that are moving us into the future. She will discuss finding sources of power and sustenance through image making; by deconstructing and recomposing, infusing surfaces with elements of sensuality and time, and holding space for the somatic intelligence of bodies - human or otherwise. She will also touch on...

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