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Opening Reception for SPRING/SUMMER 2014 EXHIBITIONS, Friday May 16 at UC Santa Barbara

Opening Reception: Friday, May 16, 2014, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Location: Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara

Join us this Friday for the opening reception of our Spring/Summer 2014 Exhibitions!


Starting Here: A Selection of Distinguished Artists from UCSB

The Art, Design & Architecture Museum, in association with the Department of Art and the College of Creative Studies at UC Santa Barbara, is proud to present a large-scale exhibition that celebrates the legacy and continued vibrancy of the Visual Arts at UCSB. Starting Here, will show the work of 48 artists who attended UCSB from 1950–2010. Through the artists’ works and experiences the exhibition will chart changes in art and the teaching of art on the UCSB campus, all the while highlighting the value of peer-to-peer and interdisciplinary learning. The exhibition will include book arts, ceramics, drawing, painting, performance, photography, printmaking, sculpture and video.

The exhibition will open in two phases and be installed throughout the Museum and in the College of Creative Studies Gallery. The first phase will include the work of 16 artists, representing a modest overview of the range of accomplished artists who have attended UCSB. This initial group will be augmented by an additional 32 artists in the second phase in June.

This exhibition has been curated by Elyse Gonzales, Curator of Exhibitions, AD&A Museum; Jane Mulfinger, Professor and Chair, Department of Art; and Kim Yasuda, Professor, Department of Art.

Starting Here has been generously supported by Lillian Lovelace.

Additional funding has been provided by the Summer Sessions Cultural Enrichment Grant, UCSB; the Department of Art, UCSB; University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA) and the Office of the Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts. In-kind support has also been given by the College of Creative Studies; UCIRA; KCSB-FM; Media Arts and Technology (MAT); and the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (IHC).

The AD&A Museum 2014 is supported by the Ceil and Michael E. Pulitzer Foundation.

Alter: Graduate MFA Exhibition

Alter brings together work by graduating MFA students and is the result of two years of intensive artistic engagement. Alter is both a reference to the artists’ own artistic transformation over the course of their studies and an allusion to their individual practices which incorporate alteration of bodies, nature, space, animals, memory, sound or time. Works on view will include collage, drawing, installation, painting, photography, sculpture, sound, and video.

Exhibiting artists: James Cathey; Cathy Ellis; Clare Little; Maria Rendón and Sommer Roman

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