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Congratulations Class of 2021

Department of Art and Design Spring Commencement 2021

Jun 4, 2021


2021 Graduation Celebration

About the Event

The Department of Art and Design warmly invites students, friends, and families to an online Zoom graduation celebration for our graduating seniors on Friday, June 11th, at 2:30 PM.

The ceremony will include a welcome from the Department Chair, awards, the reading of the names of graduating seniors, and the turning of the tassel tradition. We look forward to seeing you on zoom as we celebrate this momentous accomplishment.

Congratulations Class of 2021!
 

2021 BFA Virtual Exhibition: Strength In Vulnerability

May 28, 2021


View the work of our impressive class of 202​​​1

This event is free & open to the public. No Registration Required.

About the Event

The BFA exhibition consists of work from eight individuals, who have navigated through an entirely virtual school year. Due to recent events, this has led to both growth and struggle in their personal and artistic lives, which is evident in this body of work.

Identity Collage Digital Workshop

May 20, 2021


Join us for the Identity Collage Digital Workshop!

Monday, May 24th & Wednesday, May 26th from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM.

This event is free & open to the public. No Registration Required.

Click here to join the event now!
Meeting ID: 212 156 6364

 

VALERIE CASSEL OLIVER in conversation with HOWARDENA PINDELL

Mar 9, 2021


PLATFORM presented by ConSortiUm presents:

VALERIE CASSEL OLIVER in conversation with HOWARDENA PINDELL

 

Thursday, March 11, 2021, 5:30 PM (PST) - FREE

Webinar Registration link: 

https://csudh.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8wsFUgoYRXSAge5sesqaSw

 

Shortcuts: Cal Poly Student Shorts Premiere at SLO International Film Festival

Mar 2, 2021


Shortcuts: Short Films by Cal Poly Students at SLO International Film Festival

Please join us for a special limited outdoor screening of the films at the SLO Brew Rock! If you cannot make the event in-person you can access the films virtually from March 9th-14th!

Outdoor Screening March 11, 2021, 6:30pm at SLO Brew Rock
Tickets: https://slofilmfest.org/events/cal-poly-short-cuts-at-the-slo-brew-rock/

Virtual Screenings available March 9 -14, 2021
Tickets: https://slofilmfest.org/events/cal-poly-short-cuts/

Program details and website:
https://calpolystudentfilm.wixsite.com/cpslofilms

.RAW Journal of Art & Design Winter Submissions Now Open

Feb 19, 2021


SUBMIT YOUR WORK TO .RAW Journal of Art & Design
Winter 2021

FREE to Submit
Submission Form Here

Submissions due
Sunday February 28, 2021, at midnight.

Work from students in all concentrations and all media welcome.

 

 

Established in 2017, .RAW Journal of Art & Design is a student-run quarterly digital and print magazine published by the Art & Design Department students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo showcasing current student work in photography, video, graphic design and studio art. .RAW’s mission is to inspire, inform and facilitate a collaborative opportunity for students to self-publish their work and create portfolio building materials and experiences. Annual issues are published with the support of the College of Liberal Arts Department of Art & Design and University recognition for Instructionally Related Activities at Cal Poly.

https://artdesign.calpoly.edu/raw

featured image (detail) by Hannah Travis

Team led by Dr. James Werner awarded PIT-UN Grant

Feb 10, 2021


An Interdisciplinary Team of Cal Poly Researchers Led by Associate Professor Dr. James Werner Receive Public Interest Technology Grant to Utilize Virtual Reality in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Trainings

An interdisciplinary group of faculty members has been awarded a $45,000 Public Interest Technology University Network(PIT-UN) Challenge grant to further support the critical new field of public interest technology. This funding will go toward a project that incorporates immersive virtual reality (VR) components into sexual and gender harassment, and LGBTQ+ affirming training. Working with partners, including Cal Poly Saferthe Gay and Lesbian Alliance of the Central Coast(GALA) and the San Luis Obispo County Behavioral Health Department, the researchers hope to understand where VR can be added to existing trainings in order to improve inclusion and equity at Cal Poly and in the community. The project will be led by James Werner, associate professor of media arts; Christine Hackman, associate professor of kinesiology and public health; Coleen Carrigan, associate professor of anthropology and science, technology, and society; and Jay Bettergarcia, assistant professor of psychology and child development. The project also will involve several student research assistants, who will help develop scenario scripts, conduct research activities and serve as liaisons between researchers and community partners.

More about PIT-UN: https://pitun2020.org/about-pit-un/

from the Cal Poly Report

Ava Werner Profiled in SLO Life Magazine

Feb 8, 2021


Art and Design lecturer and artist Ava Patterson Werner's paintings were profiled in SLO Life Magazine this month.

Robert Densham - Art & Design Professor Emeritus

Nov 14, 2020


The Art & Design department was saddened to hear of the passing of Emeritus Professor Robert Densham. Densham was a professor of Art & Design at Cal Poly for over 25 years and served on the Graphic Design Vocational Education Advisory Committee at Cuesta College.

He earned a BA in Fine arts at Cal State Long Beach in 1967. He practiced freelance art in commercial graphics and worked in package design at Southern California Carton Company for almost a decade. He began teaching at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 1976. He was appointed Associate Professor at Cal Poly after earning his MFA at CSLB in 1980. He retired in 2002.

In 2003 the Cal Poly Art Gallery held a retrospective of Densham’s artwork including photographs of his illustrations and graphic designs reformatted into photographic montages. The exhibit also included original sketches, designs and drawings.

His later work in 2013 includes poster art, typography, and graphics for the San Luis Chamber Orchestra and Mothers for Peace. His thesis, Posters and Drawings for the Theatre are available at CSU Long Beach.

Densham was a respected colleague. We remember him for his decades of service and contributions to the students, the Department and Cal Poly. His estate has generously donated his library of graphic design and art books to the Department of Art & Design. 

Cal Poly Art and Design Student Wins First Place in the AmeriStar Packaging Competition

Nov 13, 2020


Recent Art and Design graduate, Amber Chiang (Graphic Design concentration, class of 2020), and her teammate, John Dizon (Industrial Technology and Packaging, class of 2020) were awarded first place in the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) 2020 Student AmeriStar Packaging Awards. The Student AmeriStar Package Awards Competition honors the most innovative packages developed by students enrolled in college, university or vocational/technical school programs (undergraduate or graduate) throughout the United States.

Centauri N95 mask packaging, designed by Amber Chiang and John Dizon

The project, Centauri, is an innovative solution that addresses sustainability and safety concerns identified in current packaging for N95 respirators. Using a coating of silver nanoparticles as a virucidal agent, these masks' cellulose-based containers double as a storage unit with Coronavirus-cleaning properties. Centauri provides an out-of-this-world user experience and brand positioning unlike anything seen before. The project was completed in spring 2020, when Cal Poly transitioned to online delivery of all classes due to COVID-19. In spite of the challenges of collaborating virtually on the design and prototyping of a 3-dimensional package, Amber and John were able to successfully develop an elegant and functional design informed by research, creativity, and design thinking. They recently submitted the project to WorldStar Packaging Awards Competition, one of the major events of the World Packaging Organisation (WPO) and the pre-eminent international award in packaging.

Centauri N95 mask packaging (unboxing experience), designed by Amber Chiang and John Dizon

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