Thursday, February 26, 2009

Passion for the Possible Opening

All Photos taken by Julia Schlosser

On view now through April 4 in the Art Gallery is Passion for the Possible: The
Work of Sister Corita. The show is the first major retrospective in a decade of
the work of serigraph artist Sister Corita. Corita rose to prominence in Los
Angeles during the 1960s and is well known for her colorful, provocative
messages of hope and peace. Also famous for her inspirational pedagogical
methods as Professor of Art at Immaculate Heart College, Corita worked with
her students to produce dazzling 2 and 3-dimensional pop-art style artworks.

Guest curator Aaron Rose (Beautiful Losers) has transformed the gallery with
wall murals, a giant picture of Corita silk-screening as well as Corita’s images
and photographs of the time. The wall murals and box sculptures on view were
painted by art education professors Edie Pistolesi, Paula DiMarco and Ken
Sakatani and their students working under Rose’s direction.

Film director and graphic designer Mike Mills (Thumbsucker) led CSUN students
in a banner workshop, inspired by Corita’s teaching methods, in which they
designed and created 10-foot canvas banners which are now visible hanging on
the south wall of the Art Department.

A film screening of Rose’s documentary film about Corita’s life and two films by
Baylis Glascock, held in the Amer Theater, was well-attended by various CSUN
notables like Mike Curb College of Arts, Media and Communication Dean Wm
Robert Bucker and Associate Dean Karen Kearns as well as actor Julian Sands,
who contributed to Rose’s film.

The opening reception for the exhibition, held on Valentine’s Day, featured silk-
screening stations led by designer Juliette Bellocq and CSUN students. Gallery
visitors were able to silkscreen Bellocq’s designs (inspired by Corita) onto small
cookie boxes and left for home with miniature Corita-esque box sculptures
filled with Valentines treats. A Ladies Choir comprised of members of the Silver
Lake music community sang songs inspired by Corita, one of which was featured
in Rose’s film. Red Hot Chili Pepper’s bassist Flea was spotted in the audience,
along with professors Lesley Krane, Peri Klemm, Samantha Fields and Patsy Cox.

Julia Schlosser

Friday, February 20, 2009

Job Opportunity

Undergraduate Studies 
Student Assistant Job Announcement

Web Assistant
Hours per Week: 8 to 12 (flexible M-F)
Hourly Wage: $10.00
Start Date: Immediately

Duties include: 
Pouring content into web templates.
Cropping, sizing, and ALT tagging photos for the Web. 
Limited creating of graphics for the Web.
Running XHTML validation checks
Running website link checks. 

Working knowledge of Dreamweaver and Photoshop.
Knowledge of XHTML and CSS. 
Knowledge of Contribute and LecShare a plus. 
Must be reliable, organized and have great communication skills. 
Must follow through on all assigned tasks. 

Gregory Mena
Phone: (818) 677- 2969
Undergraduate Studies
California State University, Northridge 

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Graphic Design Internship Opportunity

Company: Creative Impact Agency

Looking for Web Interns. Anyone who is interested, contact Danica Pupa

Danica Pupa
Creative Impact Agency
818.981.7656 x 105

Graphic Design Job Opening

Company: Trigger Los Angeles

Looking for an Interactive Banner Designer. Any one who is interested, please contact Jacob Court. 

Jacob Court 
Art Director   Trigger
310.921.7070 Main
310.921.7084 Direct 

Monday, February 09, 2009

Graphic Design Internship Opportunity

Company: EmbroidMe

About EmbroidMe: We specialize in embroidery, screen printing and promotional products.

We are looking for a Graphic Designer who is proficient with design, typography and related computer applications.

Please contact the Art Advisement office for more information.