On Monday, the Practicum term began for the CalArts School of Art, offering students a chance to study specific topics intensively for a two-week period before the art school's spring semester officially begins. Six guest artists are scheduled to present talks during the 2013 Practicum Guest Artist Lecture Series, which is free and open to the public.
The series began last night (Jan. 15) with photographer and video artist Judy Fiskin. Forthcoming lecturers include:
- Jan. 17 - Installation artist and faculty member Karen Atkinson (Art MFA 84) and painter Bernard Brunon. Akinson is the founder of Side Street Projects, a nonprofit artist-run organization in Los Angeles which exhibits the work of artists internationally. Brunon's work concentrates on the "merging of art and life."
- Jan. 22 - Filmmaker and faculty member Billy Woodberry, one of the leading directors of the L.A. Rebellion (also known as the Los Angeles School of Black Filmmakers).
- Jan. 24 - Interdisciplinary artist Kamau Amu Patton whose work explores the ongoing involvement with the generative intersection of sound, light and electronics.
- Jan. 29 - Digital media artist and director of the Center for Integrated Media at CalArts Tom Leeser. His film and video work, along with his interactive installations and public performances, have been shown in festivals around the world.
- Jan. 31 - Artist and visiting faculty member Suné Woods. She uses photography, collage, and video to engage themes of culture, landscape and history.
All lectures begin at 7 pm in room F200 at CalArts.
To learn more about each artist, visit the lecture series' page.