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Thursday, September 26, 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 Civil Discourse and Social Change ReceptionCivil Discourse and Social Change Reception

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Whitsett Room, SH 451
http://www.csun.edu/cdsc/

You are cordially Invited

Civil Discourse and Social Change Reception

Speakers: Dr. Harry Hellenbrand, Dr. William Watkins, Rev. James Lawson, Dr. Marta Lopez-Garza, Dr. Theresa White, and Sr. Adolfo Lagomasino.

Refreshments will be served.

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Image for BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSONBLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON

Tuesday, September 24 7:30 pm - Sunday, September 29 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 Distinguished Visitor Speakers SeriesDistinguished Visitor Speakers Series

11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Whitsett Room, SH 451

The Distinguished Visitors Speakers Series presents

"In the Mirror"

Building Social Emotional Capacity in the Lives of Young African American Children

This topic will address issues of social and emotional development in young African American children (e.g. birth to 5 years old) as it relates to mental health in the 21st century.  Key components of the lecture will include the significance of early parent-child relationships, the impact of trauma, and the effects of racial socialization.

The presenter, Vivian L. Tamkin, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who specializes in Infant/Early Childhood Mental Health at her private practice in Pasadena, CA.  She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois Unviersity, Carbondale with a minor in Child Clinical Psychology.

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Image for CECS Brown Bag Series - Fall 2013CECS Brown Bag Series - Fall 2013

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - JD 4508D
http://www.ecs.csun.edu/ecsdean/docs/BrownBagSeriesfall2013.pdf

Bring your lunch and listen to your colleagues speak about their research and teaching interests and exciting projects that they are working on.

Shahnam Mirzaei, Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Image Processing Techniques on Reconfigurable Hardware

CSUN Cinematheque

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

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER RETROSPECTIVE

The Merchant of Four Seasons, 1971 -- 89 mins.

The Merchant of Four Seasons is the deeply moving tale of a fruit peddler searching for love and meaning in his life. Fassbinder's first commercial success and one of his most widely acclaimed works marks the real emergence of the celebrated Fassbinder style.

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Image for Gabriela Martinez, pianoGabriela Martinez, piano

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Valley Performing Arts Center
http://www.valleyperformingartscenter.org/calendar/gabriela-martinez-piano/

Lauded by the New York Times as "compelling, elegant, and incisive," Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez is quickly establishing a reputation and earning praise as a versatile artist who combines "panache and poetry" (Dallas Morning News) with a "sense of grace and clarity" (The Star Ledger). A winner of numerous international prizes and awards, Ms. Martinez's wide-ranging career includes world premieres of new music, live performances featured on MDR Kultur (Germany), NHK (Japan), Radio France (France), RAI (Italy), Deutsche Welle (Germany), WQXR, WNYC, National Public Radio, CNN, PBS, and 60 Minutes.