October 7, 2018

CSULB Events Calendar

Jane Conoley, president of Cal State LB, wanted to let Spinnaker Bay residenets know about Campus events that you may be interested in attending. Page down to find events in a variety of Departments and interests.

CSULB School of Art

Jesse Parrot & Kelly Campanella
Stevan Dupus, Drawing & Painting
Group Show: Ink 21, Printmaking
Justin Rightsell, Photography

September 30-October 4
CSULB Student Art Galleries
Free Admission

Jesse Parrott and Kelly Campanella present a mixed-media installation of sculptural objects, prints, and paintings revolving around themes of home, construction, and the changing urban landscape.Stevan Dupus exhibits paintings that observe the “social interactions” between LGBT men and women who are under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Jennifer Huynh, Bianca Joaquino, Riley Natividad, and Julie Nguyen will collectively explore the beauty of the LGBTQ community. The works presented will consist of paintings made via traditional as well as digital practices. Ink 21 will be a student-curated show displaying works made through a variety of printmaking processes. The work shown will revolve around the themes of Halloween and the Day of the Dead. Justin Rightsell exhibits experimental silver gelatin and chromogenic prints which investigate and explore analog photographic practices in relation to ritual, alchemy, and pseudo-sciences.

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CSULB School of Art

Wood Program Group Exhibition
Diana Nguyen, Ceramics

Rachel Finkelstein, Photography
Dominique Luna, Ceramics
Kelvin Lopez, Printmaking

October 7-11
CSULB Student Art Galleries  
Free Admission

The Wood Program group exhibition features work from graduating Wood BFA students. Diana Nguyenpresents a mixed-media installation that explores the concepts and process of introspection. Rachel Finkelstein displays photographic, animated video, and mix-media work that calls attention to Prolapsed Uterus, a silent epidemic which many women suffer from. Dominique Luna showcases ceramic sculptures inspired by anime, cartoons, and videogames he grew up with. Kelvin Lopezexhibits various works created throughout his time in the printmaking program. His prints reflect his personal interest in energy, spirituality, and self-expression.

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University Art Museum

lauren woods: Monument

Currently Paused – Installed through December 9
Admission: Free and Open to the Public

The University Art Museum (UAM) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is host to a major artwork by artist lauren woods. The majority of monument has been paused at the request of the artist. American MONUMENT prompts consideration of the cultural circumstances under which African-Americans have lost their lives to police brutality. The new-media monument provides a vehicle by which to analyze the complex relationship between constructed race, material violence, and structural power. Lauren woods is a conceptual artist whose hybrid media projects—film, video and sound installations, public interventions and site-specific work—engage history as a lens by which to view the socio-politics of the present. Challenging the tradition of documentary/ethnography as objective, she creates ethno-fictive documents that investigate invisible dynamics in society, remixing memory and imagining other possibilities. She also explores how traditional monument-making can be translated into new contemporary models of commemoration with new media.

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Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series

Tim Hwang: Manufacturing Authority

Thursday, September 27 at 7pm
Duncan Anderson Gallery    
Free Admission

Governments, corporations, and religions are formidable institutions, whose power emerges not just from their resources but from a bundle of symbols and processes of authority: important-sounding titles, formal legal language, imposing offices, seals, certifications, and so on. Power is not just possessed, but actively manufactured through design of all kinds. But, like many other things, what was formerly the preserve of the few has become widely distributed to all. While these symbols still pack a punch, today the tools are available for nearly everyone to copy these design patterns for fun and profit. This talk will unpack a brief history of this kind of design, examining the historical record of using visuals, architecture, and processes to establish and extend authority on the behalf of the grand institutions of society.

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Duncan Anderson Design Lecture Series

Seth Neville,
Product Brand Manager | Eagle Creek

Thursday, October 11 at 7pm
Duncan Anderson Gallery    
Free Admission
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California Repertory Company

The Ghosts of Lote Bravo
by Hilary Bettis
Directed by Denise Blasor

Through September 30
Matinees on September 29 and 30
Studio Theatre    
Tickets: $18/$20/$23

In Cuidad Juarez, Mexico young girls often disappear. Many turn up murdered. Juanda Cantu’s daughter, Raquel, is one of these girls. Through visions offered by La Santa Muerte, Juanda is shown Raquel’s past only to discover that her daughter had hopes, dreams and courage Juanda knew nothing about. The Ghosts of Lote Bravo is a play about great hope amid relentless violence, poverty and grief.

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Carpenter Performing Arts Center Wit and Wisdom Series

An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin

Saturday, September 29 at 8pm    
Carpenter Performing Arts Center    
Ticket prices vary

The incomparable Lily Tomlin returns to provide comical insights and wildly witty observations about the human condition while talking her audience on what The Washington Post calls a “wise and howling funny” trip. Armed with more than a dozen of her timeless characters—from Frankie, of the Netflix’s hit show, to Ernestine and Edith Ann—Tomlin is one of the most celebrated comedians in American comedy and an entertainer of the highest caliber!

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Carpenter Performing Arts Center Sunday Afternoon Concert Series

James Garner:
A Musical Tribute to Johnny Cash

Sunday, September 30 at 2pm       
Carpenter Performing Arts Center    
Ticket prices vary

James Garner’s Tribute to Johnny Cash celebrates the life and music of the legendary ‘Man in Black’ with strong conviction and stunning accuracy. Marking the 50th anniversary of Johnny Cash’s famous concert for the inmates of Folsom Prison, Garner and his band recreate Cash’s biggest hits, weaving in historical accounts and personal tales of America’s most beloved singer storyteller.

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Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

New Music Ensemble

Tuesday, October 2 at 8pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

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Carpenter Performing Arts Center Cabaret Series

Mostly Broadway
starring David Burnham

Wednesday-Thursday, October 3-4 at 7pm           
Carpenter Performing Arts Center    
Tickets may be purchased with or without dinner

Broadway star David Burnham (Wicked, A Light in the Piazza) unleashes a strong, confident baritone that soars into the tenor range. San Francisco Chronicle proclaims, “Burnham gives a joyously electric performance!”

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Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Visiting Artist Series

Vitali Gavrouc, Piano

Thursday, October 4 at 8pm          
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/$7

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Bob Cole Conservatory of Music Visiting Artist Series

Rob Frear, Trumpet

Sunday, October 7 at 4pm
Gerald Daniel Recital Hall     
Tickets: $10/Free for students

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