Open Studios 2008 at the Californian Institute of the Arts
The Californian Institute of the Arts (CalArts) will be promoting the annual Graduate Open Studios Day, featuring students currently enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts programs of Photography, Integrated Media, and the School of Art's Art. On April 13, 2008, 60 students will open their workspaces to the public, where the limits of chosen techniques are often tested, and the boundaries of emerging contemporary mediums. Visitors will have a rare opportunity to preview works in progress and converse with artists in a comfortable and informal setting, thought the works on display are sure to impress and even shock. Each artist will be present in her or his studio and available to answer questions and discuss their work. There is no better opportunity to see just what is coming on the horizon of contemporary photography and mixed media art.
"The MFA program in Art, Photography, and Integrated Media at CalArts has produced an impressive range of influential contemporary artists. Notable CalArts alumni range from graduates from the 1970s such as David Salle, Matt Mullican, Jack Goldstein, Lari Pittman, Eric Fischl and Mike Kelley to Liz Larner, Cathie Opie, and Stephen Prina in the 1980s, and more recent alumni Mark Bradford, Brad Bird, Ruben Ortiz-Torres, Sam Durant, Andrea Bowers, and Rodney McMillian."
The six schools of CalArts—Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music, and Theater—all share a single five-story building in Valencia, California, to encourage experimentation and unexpected, original combinations of existing mediums. This day of art and art-making is bound to be a colorul and exciting event.
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