Jan 25, 2018
When Robert (Bob) Howell (B.A., Brooks Institute, 1973; M.A., Pepperdine University, 1976) arrived at Cal Poly in 1974, there was no art major and the department was scattered among several old Quonset huts in a former baseball practice field. As a professor of photography with interests that ranged from studio art to design to programming, Howell was instrumental in developing the art and design program and overseeing its initial accreditation with National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Prior to coming to Cal Poly, he taught at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara. A beloved professor over the past 43 years, Howell taught Cal Poly students from all majors. Students benefited from his teaching and mentoring in both professional and general education courses in photography. He also taught courses in the Computer Science Department at Cal Poly and at the Institute for Computer Technology in Sunnyvale. In 1975 Bob developed a campus-wide computer-assisted learning program available to all students, and in 1990 he presented his work at the International Conference on Technology in Paris.
Jan 25, 2018
Three upcoming film festival screenings
Lives Well Lived is continuing our film festival journey. After the success of our world premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, we are happy to announce that Lives Well Lived will be screened at the following upcoming film festivals:
Maine International Film Festival, Waterville, Maine: July 14 - 23, 2017
The Legacy Film Festival on Aging in San Francisco, September 15 - 17, 2017
The Lunenburg Doc Fest, Nova Scotia, September 21 - 24, 2017
Nov 9, 2017
2017 Art and Design Department News
Nov 10, 2016
2016 Art and Design Department News
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.
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.
Jun 22, 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.