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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Image for Drawing Attention by John Van HamersveldDrawing Attention by John Van Hamersveld

Monday, August 26 - Saturday, October 12 All Day - Art Gallery (AG)
http://www.csun.edu/artgalleries

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.

Image for BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSONBLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON

Friday, September 20 7:30 pm - Sunday, September 22 2:00 pm - Experimental Theatre in the VPAC
http://www.csun.edu/theatre

The rock musical BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON. Book by Alex Timbers, music and lyrics by Michael Friedman

Tues-Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm.

President Andrew Jackson kicked British butt, shafted the Indians, and smacked down the Spaniards--who cares if he didn't have permission?  The inventor of the Democratic Party is reinvented here as one of our nation's founding rock stars. History just got all sexy pants. Directed by Garry Lennon, musical direction by Philip Matthew Park.

Image for In Protest: the Shifting Paradigms of Collective Social ActionIn Protest: the Shifting Paradigms of Collective Social Action

Tuesday, September 17 - Friday, July 25 All Day - Oviatt Library, Tseng Gallery
http://library.csun.edu/blogs/goingson/in-protest/

Collective social action movements, whether spontaneous expressions of dissent or high-reaching attempts to change society, have been a part of American life since the nation's earliest days. Protest actions, in the form of boycotts, demonstrations, riots, property destruction, occupations, labor strikes, local activism, or works of art, have spanned the political spectrum, defined generations, and shaped our uniquely American identity.

We invite you to view items from the Oviatt Library's Special Collections and Archives that document dozens of distinct and significant social action movements over the course of the 20th century

Image for John Mauceri with OrchestraJohn Mauceri with Orchestra

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm - Valley Performing Arts Center
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/john-mauceri-with-orchestra/

Music in the Life of a Great City: continuing the series Verdi, Wagner and Hollywood: A Bicentennial Birthday Celebration

In the second concert of the already popular series, Music in the Life of a Great City, Grammy Award-winning conductor John Mauceri and full orchestra will present another unique collaboration, celebrating the beloved music of iconic composers Verdi and Wagner, both born 200 years ago. From Verdi's stirring Aida Overture and Triumphal Music to Wagner's exciting Ride of the Valkyries, juxtaposed with familiar film music by the great Ennio Morricone and others, Mauceri will demonstrate the deep musical influence of these composers on a Hollywood they never visited.