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CalArts MFA Program to Hold Open Studios

When: Sunday, April 26, 2009 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Where: California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA  91355
Admission: Free

Current MFA students in the Art, Photography and Integrated Media programs at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) are pleased to announce the 2009 Graduate Open Studios. For one afternoon, on Sunday, April 26 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m., CalArts graduate students will open their creative spaces to the public. The event provides a rare opportunity for visitors to preview works in progress and converse with the artists in a comfortable and informal setting. Guests can experience first-hand the diverse art practices of CalArts, a place where students test the boundaries of contemporary art practice.

A reception will follow with musical performances, drinks and food. Visitors are encouraged to stay and take part in the culture and ambiance of this vital arts institution.

The MFA program in Art, Photography, and Integrated Media at CalArts has produced an impressive range of influential contemporary artists. Notable CalArts alumni include graduates from the 1970s such as David Salle, Matt Mullican, Jack Goldstein, Lari Pittman, Eric Fischl and Mike Kelley as well as Liz Larner, Cathie Opie, and Stephen Prina in the 1980s, and more recent alumni Ruben Ortiz-Torres, Sam Durant, Andrea Bowers, Rodney McMillian, Mark Bradford and Igrid Calame.

A map of the artists' studios is available online at the CalArts Open Studios website, and will also be available in the main lobby upon arrival. Visitors are encouraged to preview the students' work on the website.

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The CalArts campus is only thirty minutes by freeway north of Downtown or L.A.'s west side, adjacent to Interstate 5 at the McBean Parkway exit in Valencia.

California Institute of the Arts is recognized internationally as a leading laboratory for the visual, performing, media and literary arts. Housing six schools--Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music, and Theater--CalArts educates professional artists in an intensive learning environment founded on artmaking excellence, creative experimentation, cross-pollination among diverse artistic disciplines, and a broad context of social and cultural understanding. CalArts also operates the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) in the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex in downtown Los Angeles.

If you would like more information about the 2009 CalArts MFA Open Studios, please contact studio@alum.calarts.edu.

Last edited by Smith on Aug 25, 2010
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