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Thursday, November 07, 2013

Image for L.A. Printmaking Society 21st Nat'l ExhibitionL.A. Printmaking Society 21st Nat'l Exhibition

Saturday, October 26 - Saturday, December 14 All Day - Art Galleries
http://www.csun.edu/artgalleries

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.

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 Valley Pioneer Lecture Series in California HistoryValley Pioneer Lecture Series in California History

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall 451
http://www.csun.edu/social-behavioral-sciences/history

The Valley Pioneer Lecture Series in California History presents:

Professor Frank P. Barajas, California State University, Channel Islands

"Creating Cesar Chavez:  The Fight Against the Bracero Program in Ventura County"

Professor Frank Barajas' first book, Curious Unions:  Mexican American Workers and Resistance in Oxnard, California in 1898-1961 (2012) explores the ways in which the Mexican community forged intriguing partnerships with other ethnic groups within Oxnard in the first half of the twentieth century and the resulting economic exchanges, cultural practices, and labor and community activism.  Profesor Barajas examines how the Oxnard ethnic Mexican population exercised its agency in alliance with other groups and organizations to meet their needs before large-scale protests and labor unions were engaged. 

Seating is limited.  Please RSVP to the Department of History at 818-677-3566 and to obtain parking information.

For more information on the lecture visit the Department of History webpage at http://www.csun.edu/social-behavioral-sciences/history.

Copies of Curious Unions:  Mexican American Workers and Resistance in Oxnard, California 1898-1961 will be available for purchase.

A reception will be held after the lecture.

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CSUN Cinematheque

7:00 pm - 9:45 pm - Armer Screening Room (ASR)
http://www.csun.edu/cinematheque

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER RETROSPECTIVE

The Marriage of Maria Braun (Die Ehe der Maria Braun), 1979 -- 120 mins.

The Marriage of Maria Braun is Fassbinder's most well-known film and his greatest box-office success. This story of a woman picking herself up from the ruins of her own life, and her countryâs, was the first in a series of films of about life in postwar Germany.

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Image for Turtle Island Quartet with Nellie McKayTurtle Island Quartet with Nellie McKay

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - Great Hall
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/turtle-island-quartet-with-guest-nellie-mckay/

Rush pricing available now! $12 for students, $17 for faculty & staff.

Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Nellie McKay joins forces with the two-time Grammy award-winning Turtle Island Quartet to present a delightfully kaleidoscopic view of the music of Billie Holiday, Billy Strayhorn, and the Weimar cabaret of the 1920's. While the combination of voice and strings has long been a staple of the classical genre as well as of contemporary music, Nellie McKay's talents on piano, mallets, and ukulele and Turtle Island's famed innovative rhythmic techniques unleash an unprecedented range of possibilities. A healthy dose of original music, for which both Ms. McKay and the Turtle Island Quartet are renowned, rounds out this sweeping concert.

"...The ability to create the best jazz, rock, bluegrass and the rest in sonorities that are rich, transparent, balanced and blessedly lightly amplified." --The Washington Post

"...spicing up and stretching out cultural parameters of string quartet tradition ... This is a group with a sterling past, future and an evolving present." --Santa Barbara News Press