On Thursday, February 7th, the CSUB Theatre Program sponsored the 33rd annual Spotlight Festival for local high school students.
Eighteen high schools were in attendance, bringing over 450 students to the Doré Theatre for a day of performances, workshops, original scenes, designs and monologues. High school students learned new skills and received feedback on their work. CSUB Theatre faculty, staff, students and alumni came together to bring this festival to life.
The exhibition Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy and Activism in the Americas is opening at ASU Art Museum in Tempe, Arizona this weekend. Curated by Assistant Professor of ART Bill Kelley Jr. for the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative
Dr. Mustafah Dhada from our History department was featured not only on the front page of the AHA but also the front cover of History in Perspectives.
Congratulations Dr. Dhada!
Please join us to congratulate Dr. Maryann Parada, from the Modern Languages and Literature department, for receiving a $5,000 quick grant from California Humanities for her grant proposal entitled: “Spanish Language and Linguistics Speaker Series.”
Spanish Language & Linguistics Speaker Series will engage the Bakersfield community in discussing and reflecting upon the social, education and economic importance of Spanish and bilingualism in local context presented in a series of four lectures from March to November 2018. Speakers will include researchers, scholars and practitioners and will highlight the vital functions of Spanish in areas such as the courts, community health and K-12 dual immersion bilingual education. This project seeks to increase public awareness of Spanish language social services and educational programs, build connections between employers and potential employees in these areas and facilitate dialogue on these topics following the lectures.
During Professor Mark Lamas Jr.'s “A History of God” (RS1128) course he used defixiones ("curse tablets") to teach his students about the nature of fate and the gods in the ancient world. Each student created their own defixio by using a nail and tin foil. Some of the students cursed the DMV, former boyfriends and girlfriends, and even professors!
Entre Tinta y Lucha: 45 Years of Self Help Graphics & Art
Exhibition on view at the Todd Madigan Gallery at CSU Bakersfield January 31 to March 9, 2019
Public opening reception, January 31, 2019 from 6-8 pm.
Entre Tinta y Lucha celebrates the 45th anniversary of the East Los Angeles cultural and community art organization, Self Help Graphics & Art (SHG). The exhibition looks back at over four decades of the organization’s artistic innovation and excellence, organizational resilience and expanded activity, by featuring a display of over fifty fine art prints from throughout the organization’s history.
Inspired by the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s and the rise of printmaking as a legitimate art form during the same period, SHG was founded by Franciscan nun, Sister Karen Boccalero, and local artists Carlos Bueno, Antonio Ibañez, and Frank Hernandez in East Los Angeles. Since its incorporation in 1973, SHG has produced over 1,000 art print editions, including 54 Atelier projects and exhibitions all over the world. The organization remains dedicated to the production, interpretation and distribution of prints and other art media by Chicana/o and Latinx artists; and its multidisciplinary, intergenerational programs promote artistic excellence and empower community by providing access to working space, tools, training and beyond.
Entre Tinta y Lucha was first exhibited at Cal State LA and was curated by Cal State LA faculty members Michelle Lopez, MA/MFA and Victor Hugo Viesca, PhD., in partnership with Self Help Graphics & Art organizers and print selection committee. The Todd Madigan Gallery is excited to bring this groundbreaking exhibition to Bakersfield as part of our mission to present innovative and important contemporary art.
Exhibitions and programs at Todd Madigan Gallery are always free and open to the public.
The gallery is located on the CSUB campus, just south of Stockdale Highway and west of Don Hart dr West. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday 1-6 pm and Saturday 12-5 pm.
For more information and directions visit www.toddmadigangallery.org.
Todd Madigan Gallery Contact: Jedediah Caesar, 661-654-2238,email@example.com
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