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The First Karaoke: Enka! opens at JACCC on 2/26

THE FIRST KARAOKE: ENKA!
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26 - SUNDAY, APRIL 2
OPENING RECEPTION FEBRUARY 26, 1 - 3 PM
DOIZAKI GALLERY

Bruce Yonemoto’s new body of work, a multi-channel media installation, refreshes the original political content of Enka songs. In addition to Yonemoto's installation, an installation of vintage Enka album covers will be on display. Artists participating include Koki Tanaka, Taro Hattori, Kaz Oshiro, among others.

Enka! is made possible in part by a grant from the Pasadena Art Alliance.


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He's 'Bear'-ly recognizable

Jonathan Fineberg, visiting distinguished professor at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, is featured.


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L.A. Art Icons Remember Tina Turner, Lenny Bruce and Warhol's Cans

'Cool School' alumni Ed Ruscha, Ed Moses, Billy Al Bengston and Larry Bell gather to recall the city's art scene in the early 1960s.


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Prof. Simon Leung receives 2017 FOCA fellowship

Fellows of Contemporary Art (FOCA) is pleased to announce the 2017 FOCAFellowship Awards.  Artists Sean Griffin, Simon Leung, and Susan Silton have been selected to receive an unrestricted award of $10,000, each.

Fellows of Contemporary Art will host an exhibition/reception celebrating Sean Griffin, Simon Leung, and Susan Silton at FOCA’s exhibition space, 970 N. Broadway in Mandarin Plaza, Chinatown, from 6:30pm – 9:30 pm on Saturday, March 25, 2017.  An Artists’ Conversation with Moderator Jim Daichendt will start at 7:00 pm in the exhibition space. The exhibition will be open for viewing Mondays through Fridays from 10:00am -5:00pm until April 24, 2017.


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Legends of the Early L.A. Art Scene to Hold Rare Reunion

Ahead of a talk featuring Ed Ruscha, Robert Irwin and others — sponsored by The Broad Stage and Sotheby's Institute of Art — veterans of the Ferus Gallery recall the early days of the L.A. art scene and the new administration's possible threat to free speech.


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Congratulations to UCI alum and faculty on CCF fellowships!

Congratulations to UCI alums Shagha Ariannia,Maura Brewer, Aaron Sandnes, Samira Yamin, and UCI Professor Amanda Ross-Ho on receiving this year’s fellowships for Visual Artists!


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“The Warplands” Solo Exhibition Featuring the Latest Work by Cauleen Smith

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UC IRVINE’S CLAIRE TREVOR SCHOOL OF THE ARTS PRESENTS “THE WARPLANDS” SOLO EXHIBITION FEATURING THE LATEST WORK BY CAULEEN SMITH

IRVINE, Calif. (December 20, 2016) -- The University Art Gallery (UAG) at UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts is proud to present The Warplands, Cauleen Smith. The solo exhibition will open Saturday, January 14, 2017 with a reception open to the public from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm and will exhibit through Saturday, March 25, 2017. 

How – right now, today – can we care for U.S. everyday social life? This exhibition combines two areas of recent work by filmmaker Cauleen Smith. A film drawn from Smith’s research on the influence of the music and life of Alice Coltrane (1937-2007), with recordings from signal Coltrane compositions, joins three works drawn from an area of Smith's work best


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BODY OF KNOWLEDGE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

BODY OF KNOWLEDGE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCEProfessor Simon Penny Directs a Groundbreaking International Conference Featuring World Renowned Scholars in Embodied Cognition and the Arts
 

IRVINE, Calif. – The University of California, Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) will host the Body of Knowledge: Embodied Cognition and the Arts December 8 – 10, 2016. The conference will bring world leaders in this new field together for the first time to focus on the relevance of contemporary cognitive science to our understanding of arts practices. The conference is directed by Simon Penny, Professor of Art in the Department of Art at CTSA. There will be seven keynote speakers, over 60 paper presenters from across the globe, addressing issues in music, drama, dance, media arts, plastic arts, HCI, design and pedagogy, along with theoretical and philosophical matters. Also, the event includes workshops, a performance program and


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Joe Lewis in Solo Exhibition at The Lodge

Professor of Art Joe Lewis is in a solo exhibition, Mutant Monkey Business, at The Lodge in Los Angeles. The exhibition runs from November 8-15, 2016. LINK.


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