Friday, October 04, 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.
Tuesday, September 17 - Friday, July 25 All Day - Oviatt Library, Tseng Gallery
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
Considered by many as the best of Shakespeare's work Hamlet dramatizes the revenge the young prince exacts for his father's murder, setting him on a journey seeking to understand his personal mortality. It vividly portrays overwhelming grief and rage while exploring themes of danger, revenge and moral corruption. Hamlet is among Shakespeare's most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature and one of his most popular works during his lifetime, still ranking among his most-performed.
Saturday, September 28 - Thursday, October 10 All Day - The West Gallery (Room 201), located in the Art & Design Center at CSUN
CSUN Painting Guild Presents:
MEET THE GUILD
September 28 - October 10, 2013
Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 // 5 p.m.
Located at the West Gallery: Art & Design Center, Room 201 // N. University Drive (Plummer St.)
Gallery Hours: Mon - Sat: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Thurs: 12:00pm - 8:00pm.
Contact Person: Mar Pascual
(818) 325-9259 // firstname.lastname@example.org // email@example.com
Feature Film Pre-release screening
1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman StoryDavid Henrie (Wizards of Waverly Place) plays the lead in 1,000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story, the true story of a young basketball player who suffered a catastrophic stroke as a freshman at Gettysburg College but through determination and an indomitable spirit returned to the court for one remarkable moment in the last game of his senior year. The chances of him surviving the stroke at all were bleak. The odds of him returning to the court were astronomical. Multiple Emmy nominee Beau Bridges (Without Warning: The James Brady Story, The Descendants) stars as the Gettysburg College basketball coach George Petrie and Jean Louisa Kelly (Mr. Holland's Opus, Yes, Dear) plays Cory's mother Tina, a physical therapist who became her son's partner in a long recovery.
Legendary trumpet player and six-time Grammy Award winner Arturo Sandoval, who won an Emmy for the score to the HBO film of his own life story, For Love or Country (starring Andy Garcia), composed and recorded the score for the film.
Following screening, Q&A with James Mathers (cinematographer) and Bob Burris (producer & writer), both alums of the CSUN CTVA program.