Works by Masters of Fine Arts Candidate Nicole Aponte,were displayed along the concrete wall in the Simpson Library; shedding light on the role that research has in the life of an artist.
Weatherlore is a process of divination and exchange between human culture and environment, through which we attempt to predict the weather, and to decipher meaning from it in turn. Abstraction is another means of reciprocal exchange through which signs, symbols and materials conjure meaning and metaphor. My work captures the sightlines, spatial relationships, and color conjunctions where the land meets the sea. Through paper, cotton, and paint, I translate experiences of atmosphere and seascape into their most essential, distilled expression, creating formal objects that are embedded with fragments and traces of memory, as if sunwashed by time.
1985 Martinez Hall mural in progress, working on the linework.
The Califia Mural on the Martinez Hall mural wall, was completed over the summer of 2015 created by student muralists Laila Guadalupe Espinoza Faik, Jacqueline Krase, Steven James Mayorga, Martina Miguens Casado, Ángel Jesús Perez working with CCA Faculty Eduardo Pineda. The team of six students combined the Virgin of Guadalupe with the legendary goddess Califia – source for the name “California” – to create a goddess of creativity, justice, and nature.
Walking Stick mural on Martinez Hall, 2014. The Walking Stick mural was created in 2003 by Greg Dalton and Jonah Olson and was up on the CCA Oakland campus until 2015.
Painting by CCAC MFA student Philip Mason, published in the 1971-73 Catalog
Mural by California School of Arts and Crafts student Lucy V. Pierce for Emerson School, Berkeley, California, 1912
Three views of the Bosch inspired Martinez Hall mural, which was completed in 1973 and lasted til 1975, in the rain.
In fall of 2015 Eduardo Pineda's ENGAGE: Mural Arts class created seven murals for the intersection of Highway 16 and Woodland Ave in Esparto, CA., in a collaboration between: the town of Esparto, Capay Valley organizations, and the class, as part of a larger effort to rejuvenate Esparto by harnessing student creativity.
The mural panels were painted on California College of the Arts’ Oakland campus, in consultation with Esparto community and tribal members. The class exchanged ideas with members of New Season Community Development Corp. and Yoche Dehe Wintun Academy to design the seven murals.
In the mural panels, students addressed themes of the land and histories of Esparto and the Capay Valley, indigenous presence, and rebirth and growth cycles. Plants, seeds, animals, insects, and people engaged in traditional activities as well as working the land reflect the vitality of life in the region. Valley produce represents the rebirth of the region through the organic farming industry that supplies the g…