Sunday, September 01, 2013
Artist Reception: Sat. September 7 4-7pm
Gallery Talk: Mon. September 9 10am
Iconic Los Angeles pop artist and graphic designer John Van Hamersveld's inspirational collection of drawings will be showcased in his upcoming exhibition Drawing Attention.
Drawing Attention will highlight forty-five years of Van Hamersveld's visionary drawings in a remarkable 3,000 square foot exhibition and provides a special opportunity to see his personal drawing collection in one cohesive package. This exhibition highlights the depth of his work, his core consistency, and his evolution as an artist.
The eighty-four images in this extensive exhibition are expected to include the Billabong Pipeline Wave, Bono as the "Million Dollar Rock Star," Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Eric Clapton, the New Composer series with Mozart and Beethoven, Grateful Dead skull, the "Buffalo Skull," American Stussy Revolution series, the Indian Chief, the Stomping Grounds movie poster, and the abstract "Box Paintings."
Accompanying the exhibition is a stunning 160-page book, entitled Drawing Attention by John Van Hamersveld. Published by Gingko Press, the book shares the distinctive story of Van Hamersveld's prolific artistic output formative as well as his formative creative process. Renowned graphic designer and a founding member of New York's legendary Push Pin Studios, Seymour Chwast writes the insightful and enlightening foreword to this book.
Drawing Attention draws forth the compelling context for an intriguing discussion in regards to schools of thought about the power of drawing as a way to develop oneself as an artist. Using the mighty pen throughout his career, Van Hamersveld brings his designer's identity to his signature.
Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 12-4pm and Thursdays 12-8pm. For more information, call the Art Galleries at (818) 677-2156 or visit www.csun.edu/artgalleries.
Saturday, September 07, 2013
9:00 am - 12:00 pm - TBA
In this time of extended drought and watering restrictions, Southern California residents are searching for lawn alternatives that donâ€™t sacrifice visual appeal.
Drought-tolerant plantings, especially those utilizing California natives or Mediterranean-climate species, can provide color, texture, and beauty while reducing water usage and benefiting the local fauna.
California State University, Northridge's next CSUN-al Gardening Series class will explore how, by converting a yard or lawn into an Audubon Habitat, a sanctuary for both wildlife and people, homeowners can reduce water, fertilizer, and maintenance needs, and at the same time create a welcoming setting for birds, butterflies, and humans.
Speaker Alan Pollack, Audubon-at-Home Chair for the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society, will share his love of wildlife and gardening. Pollack has successfully converted his own yard into a National Wildlife Federation-certified "Backyard Wildlife Habitat" site. He will answer questions about creating a garden that is attractive to wildlife, as well as humans, and conserves water.
"By using California natives and other drought-tolerant plants, homeowners can reduce not only water and fertilizer usage, but also maintenance time," said Brenda Kanno, manager of CSUN's Botanic Garden, which hosts the series. "Using these plants to convert a lawn into an Audubon Habitat will provide a beautiful, colorful setting for the family and local fauna to enjoy."
Registration for the class is required. Email email@example.com to request a space in the class or for more information. Driving and parking instructions, as well as the class meeting location, will be sent upon registration.
The Cal State Northridge Botanic Garden is operated by the university's Department of Biology and serves as a field site for botany, entomology, photography, painting and other classes. In addition to outdoor landscapes and natural botanic environments, the garden also features greenhouses where noteworthy botanical specimens are grown. The garden is open to the community.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - University Student Union, Lake View Terrace Room
If you have ever wondered if you could earn a living as a writer, now is your chance to find out.
Tammy debunks the myths that surrounds the writing industry, one of the fastest growing occupations, and opens the door to lucrative possibilities.
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Saturday, October 12, 2013
Lecture and Book/Poster Signing 1-4pm
During the last day of the exhibition entitled, Drawing Attention by John Van Hamersveld, there will be an artist lecture at 1pm. Immediately following, visitors will have the opportunity to purchase the accompanying full color, 164 page book, co-published by the artist and CSU Northridge for $30. In addition, the full color, 308 page book entitled John Van Hamersveld: Fifty Years of Graphic Design will be available in limited quantities for $55.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - University Student Union, Grand Salon
Do you have what it takes to be an "interpreneur"? Kickstart your career with skills you already have and move up in the world! Event is free and open to CSUN Students/Alumni/FacultyParking is $6.00 in parking structure G3 (Zelzah/Prairie)
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Saturday, October 26 - Saturday, December 14 All Day - Art Galleries
Opening Reception: October 26, 5-9 pm
Gallery Talk: October 28 10am
This important biennial event will showcase recent works from some of the most intriguing and creative printmakers working in the USA and Canada today. The LAPS 21st National program will also include workshops, lectures, guided tours and satellite shows at other venues in Los Angeles and Orange County. Printmaking in the 21st Century is having a wide resurgence that has triggered bold innovation and experimentation as well as a rediscovery of the beauty of traditional techniques of this versatile and egalitarian art form. This exhibition and its ancillary events offer a wide outlook of its richness and scope.