Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Prof. Peri Klemm delivered a revealing lecture on "Labor Theatre: The Birth of the Cabbage Patch Kids at Babyland General" which was very well received.
AHSC is a CAA affiliate that includes student and faculty members at the major LA area institutions, from Irvine to Santa Barbara. This year's presenters included students and faculty from UCLA, USC, CSU Long Beach, CSU Channel Islands, Otis and the Getty Museum. A very impressive crowd, and all the more impressive given that CSUN was represented by 6 speakers.
Warmest congratulations to all!
Friday, November 16, 2007
Over 100 students from the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication attended the event with guest speaker Judith Baca, Artist Founder/Artistic Director of
Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC)
Baca’s internationally renowned Great Wall of Los Angeles portrays the history of ethnic peoples of California from Prehistoric time to the 1950s Baca has exhibited nationally and internationally and has had visiting Fellowships at Harvard, Stanford and Dartmouth. Her work appears in the museum collections of the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian and at the Wadsworth Museum in Hartford, CT. During her career, she has earned many honors, including the Hispanic Heritage Award at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and CSUN’s Phenomenal Women Award.
Friday, November 09, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
An Exhibition of
Selected Prints from Spring
and Fall 2007
10/26 - 11/1
MWF Noon - 3p
TTH Noon - 2p
Reception 11/1 from 2 to 4p
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC)
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Art and Design Center 332
Please welcome Executive Speaker Judith Baca, a visual artist and one of the nation’s leading muralists, as well as one of Cal State Northridge’s most prominent alumni from the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication. Baca’s internationally renowned Great Wall of Los Angeles portrays the history of ethnic peoples of California from Prehistoric time to the 1950s Baca has exhibited nationally and internationally and has had visiting Fellowships at Harvard, Stanford and Dartmouth. Her work appears in the museum collections of the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian and at the Wadsworth Museum in Hartford, CT. During her career, she has earned many honors, including the Hispanic Heritage Award at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and CSUN’s Phenomenal Women Award.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Sunday, September 02, 2007
Assistant Professor, Animation
Mark Farquhar has been working as a CG Character Animator in the animation industry for the last 17 years. He has an MFA in Animation from the School of Cinema and Television at the University of Southern California and a B.A. in Telecommunication with an Art minor from Michigan State University. During his career, he has worked at Dreamworks Pictures SKG, Disney Feature Animation, Sony Imageworks, Pixar Animation Studios, and Warner Bros. Studios on feature animation productions. His experience ranges from animation development to feature production. Some of his film credits include Surfs Up, Open Season, Beowulf, Monster House, Chicken Little, Shark Tale, Sinbad Legend of the Seven Seas, Toy Story 2, Osmosis Jones, Iron Giant, Marvin the Martian in the 3rd Dimension, and Mars Attacks.
In 2000 and 2006 Mark Farquhar was a featured conference speaker at Yunlin State University, Taiwan. In 2002 He spoke at animation conference held at Woosong University, Korea. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California, School of Cinema-Television and the University of California, Los Angeles Extension Program. He has also taught animation courses at Glendale Community College and Studio Arts. While working at Warner Bros., Dreamworks, and Sony Imageworks, Mark Farquhar has been active in studio training programs to retrain traditional animators and as a guest speaker for the studio internship programs. He remains active in the animation industry taking a consulting role for CG animation in a live action feature film and other freelance projects.
Assistant Professor Art History: Asian Studies
Meiqin Wang earned a M.A. degree in Art History in China and a PhD in Art History from Binghamton University. Her area of Specialization: modern and contemporary Chinese Art; and contemporary art of Asian world and international exhibitions. Dr.Wang’s dissertation is innovative and wide reaching, and has allowed her both to interview numerous contemporary Chinese artists and to do research in several fields, from museum history to the politics of international art exhibitions, to the impact of rising globalization on art production. She has delivered scholarly papers at ten diverse academic conferences in the U.S. between 2003-2006 (an extraordinary amount for a full-time graduate student).
Her current research is centered on marketization, globalization, and cultural nationalism and how they are introduced to contemporary media, formats and issues, as well as Western modes of curating exhibitions.
Meiqin teaches undergraduate courses in Contemporary Arts of China and Asian Art & Globalization, and has taught art at vocational and elementary schools in Fujian, China. She has worked as a curatorial associate and co-curator for touring contemporary Asian art exhibitions, and has published a book "Paul Klee on Art", (in Chinese) in 2002.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Career Retrospective: 1958 - 2007
Mentor-to-Many:The McMillin Effect
September 23 – November 3, 2007
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 23rd
SAVE THE DATE!! September 23rd
Tom McMillin is a living legend in the Southern Californian art scene. In March of 2006 he was the first artist in residence at the historic Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts in Ojai. He was given the once in a lifetime opportunity to work with the famous ceramicist’s actual glazes and clay found at her studio that Beatrice Woods herself used. The Center asked McMillin to catalogue Wood’s ceramic molds and glaze formulas as well as to curate an exhibition.
Tom McMillin is the former Acting Chair of the Art Department at CSUN. Noteworthy public works include “Climatic Extremes” for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and “Surf Line Erosion” at both the Newport Harbor Art Museum and The Santa Barbara Museum.
The “Mentor to Many” exhibition will be in conjunction with McMillin’s first retrospective and a sight-specific installation in the Gerd Koch Gallery, "Climatic Extremes". As such, all SCIART galleries will be presenting the work of a modern master and that of his many students, providing the community with an exceptional opportunity to experience dynamic art; to trace a Mentor’s legacy; to be uplifted be seeing how one person’s inspiration and talent has so beautifully effected so many.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
CSUN Animation Grad gets credits: "Phantom Planet" 1 hr Finale, Aug 20, 8pm, Nickelodeon.
Aaron Hammersley, CSUN-Animation Alum @2004.
"Phantom Planet", special 1 hour movie premiere, Danny Phantom series finale, Aug 30, 8pm, Nicktoons. Aaron's credits are for both: Storyboard Revisionist and Storyboard Artist. He reports that he is currently working on "Fairly Odd Parents" as a Storyboard Artist and loves his job!
While Aaron was studying Animation at CSUN, he Interned with Nickelodeon Animation Studios and received a review as...the best Intern they ever had! He was hired full-time after graduating. While a student, he animated his own film "Canadian Suckerpunch" winning Honorable Mention, CSUN Annual Student Art Show and screened in Newport Beach Film Fest 04.
We are so proud of Aaron Hammersley. See below for more on Danny Phantom special see info below from awn.
Prof. Mary Ann Trujillo
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Title: Summer Group Show
Dates: One night only, Wednesday July 11, 2007 5-7pm
Students: Summer Session 326 Abstract, 327 Representational, 427 Painting III.
Prof. Tim Forcum's summer session courses are exhibiting their work for one night only in the West Gallery!
Friday, June 29, 2007
Have you seen our ADC in 360º?
Click this link and wait for images to load.
Click and drag in all directions for a virtual tour of our Art and Design Center
Special thanks and congratulations to recent graduate Nick Charrow for the photos!
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
- Upgrading most classrooms with newer computers and software
- AC333 The new Graphics Lab/Lounge coming this fall!
- VISCOM Center
- Graphic Design Internship Review Day (Date TBD, but expect to turn portfolios late July or early August)
- ArtWalk and ArtWall Program - make a donation to the department and engrave your name and message on a brick or on the Art Gallery exterior wall. View this link: http://csunarts.blogspot.com/2007/03/artwalk-program.html
Our opening Fall Exhibition features our own faculty:
August 20 - September 22, 2007
(Closed Labor Day, Monday, September 3)
Reception: Saturday, September 8th, 5-7pm
Gallery Talk: Monday, September 10th, 10am
Edge, a term with a multiple interpretations ranging from "abyss" to "advantage," is the theme of this cross-generational show showcasing thirty-four emerita and full-time studio faculty artists from the CSUN Art Department. This exhibition reveals the common bond between established and emerging artists in exploring visual and visionary communication, whether through photography, graphic design, painting, sculpture, video, textiles, or mixed media. A catalog accompanies the exhibition.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
This past Sunday, May 20th at 8:00 pm (7pm central time), The Simpsons HOUR-LONG 18th Season Finale aired on FOX!!! Two all new episodes were shown back-to-back. This finale also marks the 20-Year Anniversary of The Simpsons as an intellectual property (since the very first Simpsons short aired on the Tracey Ullman show in 1987!)
The second show, happens to be The Simpsons' 400th episode, AND CSUN Grad, Chance Raspberry's second show to receive a screen-credit as a character layout artist.
So proud of Chance Raspberry, who graduated from CSUN last Spring 06 with a BA Art, Animation Concentration.
Monday, May 07, 2007
Sunday, May 06, 2007
IMPROMPTU FEATURED IN SUNDIAL!!!
See link below
Graphic designers go head to head in competition - Features
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Channel Frederator Blog
Tuesday May 15th
Purple Crit Room
Born Holyoke, Massachusetts
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California
1994 Master of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
1991 Bachelor of Fine Arts, California State University, Fullerton
Monday, April 30, 2007
CSUN PAINTING GUILD PRESENTS:
Guest Artist Lecture With:
Thursday, May 3rd
Purple Crit Room
“My body of work expresses the yin/yang quality of life; the paradoxes and contradictions inherent in experience, the mystery of the shadow side of life, and the tension that the opposite forces create.” M. Wosk
Friday, April 27, 2007
Undergrad: Nicole Culver
Graduate: Briana Simmons
Dean's Academic Achievement Awards
Undergrad: Tiffany Olay
Graduate: Farwa Hasnain Naqui
Irving Block Memorial Award:
Hans Burkhardt Memorial Awards:
Undergrad: Erin Richardson
Graduate: Justin Davis
Leyo Lopez Memorial Award:
Edwin R Sievers Memorial Award:
Valerie and Steven Svec Memorial Award:
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Compared to many of the other departments at CSUN, the
art department has a very open door attitude. Walking
around the art buildings, located at the northern tip
of campus, you will find many classes in progress with
their doors wide open. On some of the nicer days,
students even workoutside. Projects for the ceramics classes
can be seenon display in the courtyard in the center of the art
wing, along with drawings, paintings and graphic
design work in display cases. The attitude of most
people you will find in the art department seems to be
very welcoming and open-minded. Simply approaching and
asking an instructor politely can get you into a
classroom full of hard-working student artists. So the
next time you walk by the art wing with its colorful
buildings and slanted roof tops, stop and consider
walking through it for a change. (Photos and text from:
John Dubois: Daily Sundial)
Monday, April 16, 2007
This Friday April 20th @ 7pm in the Purple Crit Room
Think “Iron Chef” meets graphic design as CSUN art students are given “Concepts” in which they have to execute in 20 minute head to head elimination rounds. Based off the national Cut&Paste event, the designers' work will be projected live as they create it for all to see and for our judges to dissect. Food and a soundtrack will be provided. FREE!
Friends, family students, faculty, staff, and alum are all invited to enjoy and see creativity in progress!
In this corner…
The 8 competitors are:
Will "Why Cant We Be Friends" Ortiz
"Seancifer" Sean Ruge
Max "PlasticSpider" Shuster
Theresa "The Prez" Sheldon
"Margelous" Marge Yang
Mark "Cheddar" Major
"Jotarobot" Joe Olorga
Luis "The Tiger" Andrade
Monday, April 09, 2007
Please come for the last horrah.
"A Simple Complex" Redux
Reception: Saturday April 14th, 7-10pm
Organized by Wendy Adest and John O'Brien
Wendy Adest Maura Bendett Christie Frields Nicholas Kersulis
Daniel Marlos Lester Monzon Jenene Nagy John O'Brien
Tim Quinn Rebecca Ripple Steve Roden
Shirley Tse Telemachus Studio
676 South Ave 21, #33
10E to 5N
Exit Main St.
Right on Daly.
R on North Main
L on South Ave 21
Through the gates park.
Upstairs in the large building with the chimney that has "The Brewery" written on it.
From 5 S
Exit Main Street
Drive directly across South Ave 21
Through the gates Park.
Upstairs in the large building with the chimney that has "The Brewery" written on it.
Friday, April 06, 2007
AIGA SAGA & CSUN Graphic Design program Presents:
President, Band of Gypsies
Wed. April 11th, 2007
Purple Crit Room
Band of Gypsies is
a creative consulting firm that’s developed campaigns
(television and web sites) for the following clients:
K-Swiss • Baja Fresh • HealthNet
Met-Rx • UPN • Indian Motorcycles • EarthLink
as well as worked for more than fifteen other ad agencies.
John is past president of the Los Angeles Creative Club.
He teaches advertising at the Annenberg School for Communications at USC.
Monday, April 02, 2007
“Impromptu” is a live digital design competition where graphic designers and illustrators compete against each other in an elimination tournament of creativity, technical ability, and wit. The competitors will work live and projected on walls, in front of an audience and panel of judges. An MC will host the festivities, a soundtrack will be provided, and no tummy will be left empty.
Check back here for info in the coming weeks!
For details email firstname.lastname@example.org
SAGA held its Second Annual Portfolio Workshop inviting Hamagami/Carroll Inc. and The Vyant Group to review student portfolios in a informal open review. 16 students participated in the reviews and dozens more watched and asked questions as each reviewer gave feedback on their student work.
What did you find most helpful in your interview? More particularly in your projects or presentation and the overall experience?
Luis Andrade (Participant): It was good. I wasn't expecting it to be some what an informal interview. I thought it would have been different. What was helpful was presenting my work to somebody other than a student or professor. It really made me dig deeper than just a class presentation. I described everything in detail and the process. The communication skills really came out. she had me describe my interest, like print/web/package before going into my portfolio, which helped ease into it so she knew what to expect. Overall, the Portfolio Workshop was great - a good preparation for Portfolio Review.
What did you think of seeing all of the reviews take place? What did you find most interesting...from the set up of the room, the interviewers, etc.
Max Schuster (Attendee): I thought that the reviewers were very tactful and constructive with their criticism which was very cool for us listening because the reviewers would often give reasons for why they thought something didn't work. They would've sometimes made suggestions on how to fix it. There was a lot of very good student work but the most impressive stuff was the home made presentations and leave-behinds. Not just stuffing 11x17 into plastic sheets. although a few people had just amazing work and it really didn't matter that they had a basic presentation. The black [table] cloths were a good idea...very fancy. A bunch of people got business cards. Two thumbs up!
Special thanks to Marge Yang for the interviews and the pics!
Thursday, March 22, 2007
NewTown Presents - "Medical/Arts"
Armory Center for the Arts - 145 N. Raymond in Pasadena Join us for the opening reception - March 24, 7:00 to 9:00 PM Show runs from March 25 through May 13. For Gallery hours visit the Armory's web site at www.armoryarts.org <http://www.armoryarts.org> New Works by: Jennifer Anderson, Nara Gualberto Cavalcanti, M.D., Laura Ferguson, Edward Gillum, George Kennedy, Julie R. Korenberg, M.D., Ph.D., Melissa Lambert, Charles "Chip" McDaniel , M.D., Thomas Morphis, Jeff Ostergren, Kira Vollman Medical/Arts is a parallel exploration of two of our species more noble pursuits; the innate drive to cure the body of disease and palliate physical pain and the equally imperative urge to express our thoughts and feelings through the arts. How do artists view medical practice, science and artifacts? In what ways do medical practitioners find aesthetics manifest in their field? Where are the commonalities? Where the divergences? Is the ancient phrase, “medical arts” a semantic anachronism, made all the more obsolete as technology replaces observation and intuition? Are the observations and intuitions of artists viable portals to an understanding of empirical process? "Medical/Arts" has been made possible by generous grants from The Ellingsen Family Foundation and The Pasadena Art Alliance.
For more info visit: http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=f46l86bab.0.ua4j7vbab.5c8ssvbab.1617&ts=S0235&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.newtownarts.org To become a NewTown member, just visit our web site. In this time of miserly regional arts support, you can make a difference.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Exercise your creativity. Join SAGA in welcoming John Hamagami, Justin Carroll, and Jim Berte from Hamagami/Carroll, Inc., and Catherine Reisen from The Vyant Group, as they join us for this year's portfolio workshop.
For more information:
Monday, March 19, 2007
Many comic fans -- and those in-the-know when it comes to the world of animation -- have experienced the innate creativity and boundless imagination that is Michael Davis. He's the architect behind The Guardian Line™ and co-creator of Static Shock!, a highly-rated, Emmy-award-winning WB & Cartoon Network show based on his life. Davis' career began as an illustrator, but over the years he's acquired a unique range of talents from artist and entrepreneur to teacher and mentor. And In 1992, Davis and three co-founders became pioneers with the creation of Milestone Media, which released an innovative, full-scale, multicultural universe of heroes and villains. The well-told stories appealed to Time Warner, resulting in one of the biggest joint-venture distribution deals in comics' history. The new universe of characters was distributed alongside the media giant's DC Comics.
Davis moved from Milestone to Motown in 1994, serving as president and CEO of animation and filmworks. His media company, Bad Boy Studios, which was founded back in 1987 (yes, before P. Diddy), continues to grow immensely and now has a mentor program with an impressive list of successful artists, directors and writers. In addition, he has created a line of educational materials called the "Action Files," for Simon and Schuster. It's the only reading curriculum based on comics that is taught in any school system. Davis comes to UMI as vice president of new media and shares his inspiration behind The Guardian Line™, its characters, and who will always be his superhero.
For more info: http://www.insearchofheroes.com/internet-heroes/pages/michael-davis-hero.htm
By DR. REBECCA EPSTEIN
Go to this link:
Photo by Images Courtesy of CSPG Archives, Top-Bottom: Act Up/NY (1990); Eric Lindroth, The Grim Sneaker (2006); Forkscrew Graphics, iRaq (2004); Lee Whitten with photo by Joe Rosenthal, Stop the Draft (1980)
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Gantner supplants the conventional landscape with a highly reductive, abstract one, rendering the organic with the synthetic. “I perforate the slick machined surface of vinyl and plexiglas by hand cutting “natural” forms that are often suspended in space, anchored to the carved picture plane only by visual indications of gravity. I define urban culture’s relationship to nature as expertly nuanced artifice, a mediated and highly structured experience. I render natural forms with the self-conscious position of being part of the built environment, acknowledging the romantic view of nature from the comfortable position of shelter, acutely aware that I am engaging artifice with each cut form.”
About the Hand G. and Thordis W Burkhardt Foundation
Tony De Los Reyes
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Filmaka.com Announces the Start of Contest #4!
After the success of its first Three contests, Filmaka has launched its 4th contest 'Neighbours'. Submissions are accepted till 27th March 2007.
Filmaka.com is a new online competition, juried by award winning filmmakers including
Werner Herzog, Neil LaBute, Paul Schrader and Wim Wenders, and founded by leading
independent producers and financiers. Filmmakers have a new chance to enter each month, and submissions are accepted in 10 different languages.
Please visit www.filmaka.com to see past contest submissions, and for complete rules, terms and conditions. Membership is free for full time students: email email@example.com from your school issued email account for more information.
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