Weekly Announcements May 10 - 16

Student Advising    

Annual Advisement Appointments will continue taking place through spring quarter for all BFA students. Appointments with Major Advisor, Sara Frantz, can be made via Bookings.    

Additionally, our Dept. Chair’s office hours are Wednesdays: 11am -12pm 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

James Edmondson of OH no Type Co. guest lecture on Friday May 17

The Department of Art and Design is thrilled to welcome James Edmondson to Cal Poly. James created the independent foundry, OH no Type Co, out of a deep appreciation for under-appreciated genres and vernacular typography. With his fabulous comrades at OH no, he creates custom and retail typefaces. All students, faculty, and staff interested in design, typography, and beautiful letterforms are encourage to attend the lecture:

Behind the Scenes of an Independent Type Foundry

Guest lecture and Q&A with James Edmondson of OH no Type Co.

Friday, May 17, 2024


Location: Baker Science 180-102

Mochitsuki 20-minute sneak preview with Q&A

Get ready for a taste of the upcoming Mochitsuki film at Palm Theatre! Join us for a special 20-minute sneak peek that will leave you wanting more. This in-person event will give you a glimpse into the traditional Japanese mochi-making process. Witness the pounding of rice to create delicious mochi treats right before your eyes. The film weaves together tales that highlight the Japanese American journey as told through this timeless tradition. Join in as intergenerational communities revel in the ceremonial pounding of the cooked rice, the forming of the warm Mochi cakes, and of course eating the yummy results! Older adults and kids alike reflect on what Mochi means to them, leaving not a cheek untouched by rice flour.
Mark your calendars and come join us for a unique and memorable preview with a Q&A with filmmaker, Sky Bergman and film star, Paul Mori.

Sunday, May 19th at 11 AM. At the Palm Theatre. The event will last one hour.
If you are a student, please use the code: student at check out and the ticket will be free, but you must register and get a ticket for admission to the screening. 

Spring 2024 Semester Exhibition Featured Artist: Ian Pines

Gavilan College Art Gallery

Ian Pines' solo exhibition is at Gavilan College in Gilroy, CA through August!

Artist Talk and Book Signing 

Lana Z Caplan will be at @restrictedgoods (506 E. Haley St. Santa Barbara, CA), May 24th from 6p to 7:30p, with her new book ‘Oceano (for seven generations)’ published by @kehrerverlag.

“The Rancho Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes present a highly textured environment of cultural, aesthetic, and political possibility. Often called simply the Oceano Dunes, and covering eighteen miles of California’s Central Coast, they are governed by a complex of federal, state, local, private, and tribal land ownership and usage agreements. In her body of work, Lana Z Caplan explores the Dunes and finds layers of communities that have been alternately celebrated and erased; her project’s multiple narratives traverse space and time. Ruins (remains, remnants, relics, vestiges)—from broken headlights, to old movie props, to discarded clam shells—their concealment and their enshrinement, permeate the topographies and temporalities of the dunes.” - From the text 'Vanishing and Morality in the Dunes' by Hanna Rose Shell @hannaroseshell
Please join us to learn more and purchase the new book. See you all there!

Juried Student Show

Friday May 10th is the last day to check out the Juried Student Show in the Gallery!

Department News

ADRC Hours - Spring Quarter

Monday:            9:00am-12pm; 1:00-4:00pm

Tuesday:           9:00am-3:00pm

Wednesday:      9:00am-2:00pm

Thursday:         9:00am-3:00pm

Friday:             9:00am-3:00pm

Job Opportunities

ASI is hiring Photographers/Videographers for Summer and Fall

Looking for a flexible and creative on campus job? ASI is currently hiring for photographer/videographer positions. We are seeking applicants to work 10–15 hours per week. Hours fluctuate with this position as projects are needed. Applications are being accepted now, at Work For ASI. Open until filled.

Apply Now! 

Videographer for Mozaic Festival

Duration: July 15 – 31, 2024 (exact start/end dates subject to negotiation)

The Videographer is a key member of the Festival Mozaic team. The Videographer’s primary responsibilities are coordinating the Festival’s video capture efforts during the summer. This position will work very closely with Music Director Scott Yoo, and will also require interaction with the rest of the Festival Mozaic team including the Executive Director, General Manager, Technical Director and stagehands, House Manager, Recording Engineer, Festival photographers, volunteers, musicians, venue staff and other seasonal staff. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of DSLR photography and/or capture, editing, and multi-camera shoots. An interest in photography, video production, classical music and/or arts administration is also requested.

More information on Handshake

Other Opportunities

Student Submissions Requested for The Roundup Daily E-Newsletter

The Roundup is Mustang News’ daily e-newsletter used to promote the latest Mustang News and KCPR headlines. Starting last quarter, we introduced a student spotlight section in our Friday newsletters, allowing students to showcase any creative works, including digital art, comics, photographs, poems, etc. to the student body. 

There will be a new addition of student submissions, we would greatly appreciate it if you follow the link below to submit your work.

Submission Link


The CSU Media Arts Festival is now accepting submissions for the 2024 competition. We look forward to seeing the amazing work your students have created this past year. 

  • Prizes: Trophies, certificates, and $500 for category winners
  • Categories: Animation, Documentary/Creative Non-Fiction, Narrative, Short Screenplay
  • Deadline for Submissions: Thursday, May 16, 2024
  • No Entry Fee!

Submission Information 


Hearst Lecture Series

Friday May 10

5468796 Architecture_  Johanna Hume

**All lectures at 5:10 in the Business Rotunda

Click here for more information

Clothing Swap

May 13th, 3 - 4pm

Bldg. 52, Rm. E-28

Find new clothes while connecting with your Scholars community! Have too many clothes, or want to get rid of clothing you no longer need/want? Feel free to drop off a bag of your items! Or, look for new additions to your wardrobe for weather changes/business/etc.!

Clothing Guidelines:

- No undergarments

- No unwashed/dirty items

- Decent condition (minor damage is okay)

- Surplus items will be donated

Unable to attend? Drop off items at our Main Office (Bldg. 52, Rm. E-25) prior to the event!


State of Disability

May 16th, 6 - 8pm

Chumash Auditorium

State of Disability is a collaboration between ASI Student Government and the Disability Alliance Club. The event spotlights the culture, stories, and experiences of our community. We will bring together campus leaders to engage in critical dialogue around what it is like being disabled faculty, staff, and students at Cal Poly. Dinner from SLO BBQ will be provided for the first 30 guests.

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 8:00 am. 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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