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Faculty field trip

We don't just tell our students to go see art, we do it ourselves.

Despite huge backups on the Bay Bridge, Ken Alexander, Lucy Snow and Curtis Corlew managed to drag their significant others and a colleague from Marin to the deYoung Museum to see the Post Impressionist show. It was a beautiful day in the city, which explains the lack of parking and the 37,000 people attending the exhibit with us. Even though there was no air to breath, and we spent a lot of time looking at the backs of people, the show itself was simply amazing. If you can get there at all, do it.

Photography field trip

I was a might depressed that out of the large group that promised to come on our field trip to San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art only two actually showed up. But maybe quality is better than quantity. We looked at the Henri Cartier-Bresson retrospective as well as "Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera Since 1870." Both were filled with interesting work. We even had time to go through the Anniversary Show. Extra credit for attendees, shame and frowns for the ones who bailed on us.

Somewhere and Nowhere

Paintings by Nick Borges and Cara Tomlinson are on display in the Los Medanos Art Gallery from October 7 to November 4, 2010. They're all not pictures of things, but rather paintings that are art. Does that sound frightening? You should come check them out, because even if you won't admit it, you know you are tired of paintings of, as my students call it, "scenery."

Art Staff Exhibit 2010

Yes, the Art Staff Exhibit 2010 is over now, but here's a photo or two anyway. That's Lucy Snow's sculpture and David David Tallitsch's drawing. This time I'm tossing in one of my pieces, instead of leaving them out and only showing other peoples stuff. So there. Curtis Corlew's photo below.


Strung out on 3-D design

Lucy Snow's 3-D design class had an assignment to create a “structure” that defined space and that directed how they could twist their bodies through it. Several groups worked on it in the public areas of the college, to the amusement and surprise of those passing by. I should make a yarn pun here, but it's too early in the semester for that.