On behalf of several members of the Department who attended this symposium I would like to extend congratulations to five graduate students (Kris Shoemaker, Art History, Deana Hight, Art History, Briana Simmons, Art History, Christine Terry, Art Education and Jennifer Smith, Art History) who presented at the recent Art Historians of Southern California Annual meeting, held at Pepperdine University. Each student spoke on her MA thesis work in a polished and professional talk. I have even heard of one student who got a job offer after her talk!
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.