Weekly Announcements March 15 - 21


Student Advising    

Annual AdvisementAppointments will continue taking place through winter quarter for all BFA students. Appointments with Major Advisor, Sara Frantz, can be made viaBookings.    

Additionally, our Dept. Chair’s office hours are Wednesdays: 11-12 and Thursdays: 12-1pm. To schedule an appointment email or reach out to Sara Frantz directly ( Drop-In appointments are also welcome.      

The CLA also offers virtual, drop-in advising appointments daily:CLA Advising.

Upcoming Events

Juried Student Show

Click here to submit your application and to review guidelines and requirements.

Design Lab MYLR Gallery Exhibition

Opening Reception on March 15th from 5 - 7pm

The collection of work will be exhibited at MYLR Gallery in Downtown SLO! There will be an opening reception on Friday, March 15th from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM. The work will be displayed until the end of March.

If you have any questions about the event or submission, please contact us at

Department News

ART 370 Michelangelo

Section 01: Monday/Wednesday 10:10am - 12pm

Section 02: Monday/Wednesday 12:10pm - 2:00pm

This course analyzes the art and life of Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), the renowned painter, sculptor, architect, and poet. We will investigate a select body of works from the perspective of their making and reception, seeking to understand the overall experience of his art—the relative success or failure of his projects—by studying the varied agendas of those who commissioned them and the varying expectations of those who encountered them. Questions concerning the artist’s life, motivations, personal relationships, and reputation will be addressed by reading primary sources. Attention will also be given to the role of drawings and his poetry in relation to the artist’s finished and unfinished works.

For any questions about the course, please email Professor Giancarlo Fiorenza


ART 388: Interaction Design II, taught by Linh Toscani, had student work featured in this year's Cross Connections 2024 International Exhibition. Student work featured above: Erika Rose DeAnda.

ART 388 Student Work Recognized at Cross Connections 2024 International Exhibition

The Cross Connections 2024 International Exhibition and Competition of Visual Communication Design and Emerging Media Design is a global event that showcases the creative works of students and faculty from over ten higher education institutions worldwide. 

Read more here...

Other Opportunities

Fresh Voices is extending its deadline for art submissions. We need your artwork!

Do you have original artwork?​ 

Do you want thousands of students to see it?​ 

Would you like to tell future employers that you're PUBLISHED?​ 

Then submit your work to Fresh Voices! 

Fresh Voices is a publication of Cal Poly’s First-Year Composition Program. It’s an annual anthology of the best writing by students in ENGL 131, 132, 133, 134, and 145, reaching thousands of students each year.

Submissions must be received by March 15th to be considered for publication in our Fall 2024 edition. 

What to Submit 

  • We will consider any visual art that can be printed: photographs, paintings, prints, sculptures, drawings, etc. You may have created original work for a class, or you may have created a piece on your own! 
  • If you submit work created collaboratively, make sure all authors sign the publication release form found on our submissions portal. 

How to Submit 

  • The submission process is entirely online. To submit, click here! 
  • If you have any questions about Fresh Voices, please email Dr. Jason Peters, First-Year Composition Coordinator and Fresh Voices editor, at 
  • If you have technical questions about the online submission process, please email Celine Realica, English Department Administrative Support Assistant, at 


TH470 Ancestral Theatre

This Spring, Theatre and Dance is happy to host the Susan J. Currier Visiting Professor, Andrew Saito. Mr. Saito will be offering a Select Advanced Topics section: TH470 Ancestral Theatre.

About the Class

Students will research and engage with their ancestries, genealogies, families and communities to research their familial and cultural pasts and relate them with our present and future through creating plays.

For example, a student could relate their ancestors’ involvement in the Great Migration with the current and escalating climate displacement. What tools, experiences, wisdom, and strength in one's ancestral web could prove beneficial in today’s changing world?

Please note that we have changed the meeting pattern for 

TH470 Ancestral Theatre to Tuesday / Thursday 9:10a - 11a.


About Andrew Saito

Andrew Saito is an internationalist playwright who focuses on indigenous and cross-racial stories, hybridity, and struggles against colonialism and its long-lingering footprints. He holds an MFA from the Iowa Playwrights Workshop, and a BA in Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley. Seminal mentors in his formation include: June Jordan, Cherríe Moraga, Tiya Miles, Octavio Solís, Migdalia Cruz, Naomi Wallace, and Sherry Kramer.


Rome Art Program Summer 2024

Launched in 2009, Rome Art Program (RAP) inspires students to develop their artistic vision through painting and drawing on the streets of Rome, expanding on the plein-air tradition of earlier generations of artists. Rome Art Program welcomes students pursuing their B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in Fine Art, as well as students of Art History, Architecture, Photography, Design, and Filmmaking, who seek to expand their understanding of Fine Art by acquiring an understanding of studio practice. It is an intense program where participants experience another culture, find their own personal vision, and create artwork with passion.

Scholarships Available

Trips to Florence & Pompeii

Application Due March 15

For Program Dates & Tuition Fees please click here.


Study Historic Preservation and Conservation in Italy this Summer

Join our Conservation and Restoration Hands-on Field School in Italy.

we are now accepting applications! Application due by March 15th.

Do you want to get the most out of your summer? A great way to make the most of your summer, academically and socially, is to take an AICS summer course abroad.


Campus Events

Midnight Breakfast

March 15th

9pm - 12am

Vista Grande Dining Complex

Join IHC Event Team & Campus Dining for our Beachside Breakfast: Midnight Breakfast. Line starts at 8pm.


Want your event or activity included in our Weekly Announcements?       

Announcements are sent to members of the Art and Design Department each week while classes are in session. To submit an event or news item, please email information to Paula Rygg (, by Friday at 4:00 pm prior. Include title, date and time, participation information (Zoom link, registration, ticketing, fee, etc.), and a brief description. Small – email sized images may be included. Weekly announcements are approved by the chair before they are distributed.


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