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Photographic Threads – Photo 112 Group Show

Photographic Threads - Poster - Julia Weber Photo 112 Class

Over the course of two and a half months, the students of Julia Weber’s Color Photography class worked collaboratively on a project titled Photographic Threads. The idea behind this project was to create a thread of images that started with William Eggleston’s iconic photograph Memphis.

Memphis - William Eggleston

The first student had three days to take a picture that was inspired by Eggleston’s image. That student would then send it to a second student who was given the task of taking a photograph inspired by the preceding image. This thread continued until each person in the class had taken a picture. Whether it was color, object, atmosphere, or mood, the connection between the images could be concrete or abstract.

Works by Allison Ricigliano, Katie Bauer, Joel Valencia, Richard Chung, Sarah Pannell, Jesse Barbon, Morgan Anderson, Christian Faragalli, Alicia Aldama, Sarah Bauer, Joaquin Barreto, Chan Mon Min Htin, Judy Chen, Jackie Phung, Samantha Wendland, Carole Cheng, Jessica Boaz, Justin Molina, Jasmine Ferrer, Megan Groden & Ashley Dix.

Exhibiton: November 28th – December 2nd, 2011
Reception: 6 – 8 pm, November 29th
Location: Gallery 5 (Art Building)

Here & There – BFA Show

Ajay Fay - Here & There - BFA Show 2011Ajay Fay is having his BFA show entitled Somewhere Between Here & There during this Thanksgiving short week. The show will only be up for two days, November 22nd and 23rd, in Gallery 3 but there will be a opening reception Tuesday, November 22nd at 6:30 pm.

Dates: November 22nd – 23rd, 2011
Reception: 6:30 – 8 pm, Tuesday, November 22nd
Location: Gallery 3 (Art Building)

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Public Art, Urban Infrastructure and Metaphorical Space: The Case of Floating World

San Jose State Professors Robin Lasser and Anthony Raynsford will be discussing public art, urban infrastructure and metaphorical space in a lecture at the Museum of Los Gatos. They will be discussing Lasser’s public art installation, Floating World, which was commission by the City of San Jose’s Public Art Program and part of the 2010 ZERO1 Biennial.

Date: 6 – 8 pm, Thursday, November 17th
Location: 4 Tait Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030
Tickets: $15 non-members & $10 members

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2011 SPE West Conference

The Society for Photographic Educators – West 2011 Conference is taking place at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz this year. The featured speaker is Liz Cohen and our own Brian Taylor is being honored for his many years as a photograph educator.

Dates: November 18 – 19th
Location: Cabrillo College

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Hometown Novovolynsk – BFA Show

Oksana Zhuravel - Hometown Novovolynsk - Postcard

For her final and BFA gallery show, Oksana Zhuravel showcases her photographic documentation of her hometown of Novovolynsk, Ukraine. It will be up in Gallery 5 from November 14th to 18th, with a reception on Tuesday November 15th at 6 pm.

Dates: November 14 – 18th, 2011
Reception: 6 – 8 pm,  Tuesday, November 15th
Location: Gallery 5 (Art Building)

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Summer of Smoke – BFA Show

Hayley Hall - Summer of Smoke - BFA Show

Hayley Hall will be having her BFA show in the Herbert Sanders Gallery this week. It will be up from November 7th to the 10th and there will be an reception on Tuesday at 6 pm.

Dates: November 7th – 10th
Reception: 6 – 8pm, November 8th
Location: Herbert Sanders Gallery (Industrial Studies Building)


First Week of November Shows

It’s the first of the month, that means art walks for the Bay Area. Here is a list of what is happening photographic wise:

San Jose State related:

Faculty member Mimi Plumb is having a show opening reception in Berkeley on Friday (11/4).
Some SJSU Photography Alumnus have will have work at Art Ark’s Holiday Art Auction which is part of South First Fridays.

Art Walks

First Thursdays – San Francisco (11/3)

Fraenkel Gallery: Robert Adams – Consolations
Stephen Wirtz Gallery: Chris McCaw – Ride Into The Sun
SF Camerawork: 2011 Auction Preview
Robert Koch Gallery: Tamas Dezso – Here, Anywhere
Gallery 291: Peter Hebeisen – Metamorphosis and Myth
Scott Nichols Gallery: Brett Weston – Centennial 

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South First Fridays – San Jose (11/4)

Anno Domini: Bloodwork: Bodies
Art Ark Gallery: The More The Merrier II: Holiday Art Auction (featuring some past alumnus from SJSU)
Metro Photo Exhibit: Invitation
Pho69: Robertino Ragazza – de la luz y de las sombras

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Mimi Plumb – Nature Studies

Local 123 Gallery Presents: Nature Studies

Faculty member Mimi Plumb is having a show at the Local 123 Gallery up in in Berkeley. The show will feature large scale photographs from her series “Their Backs”. Fellow photographer Susan Felter’s work will also be shown.

Dates: November 4th, 2011 – January 4, 2012
Opening Reception: 6 – 8:30pm Friday, November 4th
Location: 2049 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

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