The CCA Libraries Exhibition Program presents Drip by Drip, by Emily Budd, CCA MFA ‘18. Budd’s sculptures imagine our present-day plasticity retained in fossilized casts, a future memory of the present seen as the past. Mimicking the slow accumulation of geologic materials over time, she used an updated, more toxic version of the ancient lost-wax casting process to envision present-day, human-made materials becoming geologic forms of accumulated buildup. A master at recycling all sorts of materials, Budd has presented us a world rooted in present-day reality but that also peers into the future.
Twelve images of student Manuel Albert Gomez with his sculpture of wood, three in the painting studios and one on Macky Lawn in front of one of the redwoods
Photograph of arch and wall at Broadway entrance to campus.
CCAC sign, which formerly topped the arch at the Broadway entrance to the Oakland campus, hanging in the Facilities Office in 2017
Students with Volkswagon under the CCAC arch at the Broadway entrance to the Oakland campus.
NL||LE at CCA presents a subset of works from the original exhibition that
focus on electronic literature in Spanish and English together with print works
of contemporary post-digital experimentalism. Devoted to post digital issues,
the works gathered here signal a nonlinear relationship between print and
digital which blur the lines between them and look for instances in which they
compliment each other. What is the role of print now that everything can be
made digital? What are the ways digital objects are informed by print?
The exhibition showcases the use of computational and digital technologies
in literary production in the networked world and its material connections
with 20th-century technologized approaches to literature like futurism,
concretism, creationism, stridentism, magical realism, and others. By bringing
purposefully together a collection of print and electronic works in the single
space of a gallery, NL||LE takes on a media archaeological perspective to
create a “space of action for constru…
Book art can range from a simple zine to a unique altered book, a folded
piece of handmade paper to a handcrafted and letterpress printed edition,
and everything in between and beyond. Visual imagery may be generated
through photography, illustration, graphic design, textile, and printmaking
techniques and may feature poems, stories, and research. Students from all
majors come together to learn how to make books in two classes offered by
the Printmaking Program at CCA: Bookworks; and Papermaking and the Book.
The exhibition highlighted selected book art created in classes
taught by Alisa Golden and Rhiannon Alpers during the spring semester of 2017.
During the summer of 2016, the CCA Materials Library moved to the second floor of the main San Francisco building in between S-16 and the DCC. On October 5 and 6, the CCA community was invited to check out the new Materials Library space, as well as, some newly acquired materials.
CCA Classic was started in 2011 as a Bridge Event, an initiative started by then-Provost Mark Breitenberg aimed to connect freshmen to their major in fun and engaging ways. Jewelry / Metal Arts faculty and staff came together and decided they wanted to create an interactive game environment that would showcase metal art in a fun way and be inclusive and engaging to all students. The program finally settled on mini-golf after faculty David Cole remembered a mini-golf course from his college days. Tony Esola, Studio Manager, immediately saw the potential and ran with the idea. Tony designed and built a 3-hole mini-golf course that first year. It was held on Halloween, hence all the costumes in the photos, and hot dogs were given out to participants. The following year, in 2012, Tony significantly expanded the course and programming. The course was expanded to 9 holes, with two new features added to each platform. This allowed for a championship tournament to be held, with handmade trophies and prize money award…