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Cal Poly University Art Gallery to Feature time[scape]lab’s ‘Confabulatores Nocturni’ Exhibit Nov. 16 to Dec. 16

Nov 9, 2016

Cal Poly’s University Art Gallery will present “Confabulatores Nocturni” — an exhibit featuring theoretical designs by time[scape]lab, a group whose work considers architecture in terms of its representation and its physical existence — from Wednesday, Nov. 16, through Friday, Dec. 16.

time[scape]lab is made up of architects Brian and Katherine Ambroziak, professors at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and Andrew McLellan, who has degrees in architecture and creative writing. The display will include various media in the gallery, located on the ground floor of the Dexter Building (No. 34).

The opening gallery reception is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16. On Friday, Nov. 18, Ambroziak and McLellan will discuss their collaborative as part of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design’s Hearst Lecture Series. The talk begins at 5 p.m. in the rotunda of the Business Building (No. 3), Room 213.

The artists’ work features a significant bias towards writing and collage. Their methods of representation rely heavily upon systems of two-, three- and four-dimensional montage to provide a fragmented reading open to a greater degree of personal interpretation, the development of various time signatures from a single vantage point, the application of time-based media that allow for further transformation of the image, and the application of sound.

“Confabulatores Nocturni” has been shown at the University of North Carolina’s Storrs Gallery, Ewing Gallery at the University of Tennessee, and the University of Maryland’s Kibel Gallery. In 2015, one of the designs received second place in the Yeats International Design Competition. In 2014, “Confabulatores Nocturni” received an ACSA Faculty Design Award and was featured in the chapter “Collage Drawing” in Jennifer A. E. Shields’ 2014 book, “Collage and Architecture,” the first text to cover collage as a tool for design in architecture.

time[scape]lab will also offer a workshop to upper-division architecture and art and design students titled “The Plane of Non-Agreement,” which considers the origins of the creative process and the role of writing in search of alternative starting points in the conception of space. The hour-long workshop will invoke a series of steps that navigate between the written word and methods of collage and montage. Two sessions will be held in the gallery: 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17; and noon Friday, Nov. 18.

For more information or to reserve space, contact Jennifer Evans Shields at jeshield@calpoly.edu

The University Art Gallery is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Henry Horenstein: Life in Pictures

Oct 14, 2016

Noted Photographer, Filmmaker Henry Horenstein to Speak Oct. 25 at Cal Poly

Distinguished American photographer and filmmaker Henry Horenstein will speak at Cal Poly from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Constructions Innovations Center (No. 186), Room C303.

Horenstein will show samples of his photographs and films while telling the stories behind the images. His work includes fine art and commercial photography, book publishing and, more recently, documentary films.

He has published more than 30 books, including monographs such as “Animalia,” “Honky Tonk,” “Close Relations” and “Show,” and instructional texts about analogue and digital photography.

“Honky Tonk,” a documentary survey of country music during the late 1970s and 1980s, has been presented as an exhibition at numerous museums and galleries, including the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, and The Annenberg Space for Photography.

Recently Horenstein has been working on short documentary films and is professor of photography at the Rhode Island School of Design.



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Cal Poly Students Sweep National Packaging Design Competition

Jun 22, 2016


Jimmy Hats

Merry Seedsters


Four teams of Cal Poly students took home first-, second- and third-place awards and an honorable mention in this year’s Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) Ameristar Student Packaging Awards Competition.

The interdisciplinary teams combined industrial technology and packaging students with art and design students to create packaging solutions for a variety of consumer needs. Each team developed a physical prototype of their product complete with branded graphics.

“[Cal Poly’s] work is truly inspiring to our student community and packaging professionals,” said Jane Chase, chair of the AmeriStar competition judging panel and IoPP board member. “It gives students at the other packaging schools something to shoot for when we conduct our AmeriStar Packaging Awards 2017.”

The teams will be honored at IoPP’s industry conference PackExpo in November.

The first-place team created Jimmy Hats, a new approach to traditional condom packaging. Jimmy Hats feature a new design of the condom wrapper itself, and a sleek, branded box that differentiates it from competitors on the store shelf.

Another Cal Poly team took second place for The Merry Seedsters. The product featured seeds embedded in compostable paper strips to make planting easier. The design also doubled as garden labels to identify the planted vegetables.

A third Cal Poly team earned third place for its sushi packaging concept, Oishi. Made of low-cost, biodegradable materials such as paper-molded pulp, Oishi is a convenient and sustainable package that protects the sushi roll and doubles as a stackable tray with compartments for sauces and chopsticks.

Cal Poly students also received an honorable mention for their product, Cowler, which provides a convenient and easy way to spread cream cheese on the go with single-serving packages of different flavors. The lid of the package doubled as a disposable spreading tool.

The student projects were developed in Professor Javier de la Fuente’s IT 435: Packaging Development class and Professor Mary LaPorte’s ART 437: Graphic Design III class. De la Fuente, LaPorte, and industrial technology and packaging instructor Irene Carbonell served as student advisors.

Cal Poly University Art Gallery to Host Student Show ‘Gallimaufry’ June 2-11

Jun 2, 2016

Cal Poly’s University Art Gallery will showcase student artwork in the “Gallimaufry” exhibit from 5 p.m. Thursday, June 2, until 4 p.m. Saturday, June 11.

2016 BFA Show Thursday June 2nd 5pm

May 31, 2016

Please join us in the University Art Gallery for the opening reception of the 2016 BFA show, titled “Gallimaufry (a confused mixture),” on Thursday June 2nd from 5-8pm.

Cal Poly to Showcase Student Films May 24-27

May 17, 2016

Cal Poly student films will be showcased in the University Art Gallery (Bldg. 34) Tuesday through Friday, May 24-27. An opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on May 24 in the gallery.

Cal Poly Student Art Exhibit to Open in University Art Gallery April 14

Apr 19, 2016

Cal Poly’s 2016 Annual Juried Student Exhibition, featuring a wide variety of work made in Art and Design Department classes, will open with a reception at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in the University Art Gallery.

Cal Poly University Art Gallery to Exhibit Work by Erin Curtis Jan. 14-Feb. 5

Jan 8, 2016

Cal Poly’s Art and Design Department will present “100% Acrylic,” an exhibit featuring the work of painter and installation artist Erin Curtis. The show will open Thursday, Jan. 14, in the University Art Gallery in the Dexter Building (No. 34).

Solo exhibition "East of Middle"

Nov 10, 2015

Sara Frantz is an Assistant Professor of Drawing for the Art & Design Department. Her work will be featured in the solo exhibition "East of Middle" at Cuesta College’s Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery. There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, November 6 from 4pm-7pm and an Artist talk at 5:30pm.

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Allan Hancock College seeking Design 1 instruction

Nov 10, 2015

Allan Hancock College
Fine Arts Department
800 S. College Dr.
Santa Maria, CA 93454

We are seeking an instructor to teach Design 1 at our Lompoc campus., Wednesdays and Fridays 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, January 25 – May 25, 2016.

Qualifications:  MA in Art or BA in Graphics


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