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Pajaro Community Mural Celebration
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VPA is pleased to announce the Pajaro Community Mural Celebration, which will take place on May 1, 2014 from 3:00 - 4:30pm.  This two-year project with the Monterey Arts Council and Pajaro community resulted in a 300 foot mural for the new Pajaro Park (Pajaro, CA). 
VPA students and alumni worked on every aspect of this project. Special thanks to alumni John Elliott and Roxana Keland for their steadfast support of this project and our VPA program. 
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Mona the Mammoth symbolizes Earth Day at CSUMB

A long-extinct creature roams the earth – at least CSUMB’s piece of it – once again.

Mona the Mammoth is part of CSUMB’s celebration of Earth Day, and will remain on display through May 17.

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Mona the Mammoth symbolizes Earth Day at CSUMB

April 17th, 2014

Cal State Monterey Bay News


A long-extinct creature roams the earth – at least CSUMB’s piece of it – once again.

Mona the Mammoth is part of CSUMB’s celebration of Earth Day, and will remain on display through May 17.

The public art piece is a project of the university’s Visual and Public Art (VPA) Department and the Associated Students Environmental Affairs Committee. The theme was chosen because of its association with global warming, which contributed to the extinction of the animal. More…

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DIS://CONNECTED CURATORIAL STATEMENT— EXHIBITION ON VIEW THROUGH APRIL 25, 2014

DIS://CONNECTED addresses the role technology plays in our modern relationships. Tools like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Skype, and many others have become integrated into our daily lives, and facilitate our connections.  How does technology help us to stay in touch with those we may otherwise lose touch with? We are able to connect with droves of people all over the globe, but are those relationships of the same caliber as those we maintain in person? For this exhibition, the curatorial committee designed the space with popular photo-sharing social media apps in mind—these mobile forms of communication are often personalized and enable us to connect by allowing individual users to reveal all aspects of their daily lives (from the fascinating to the mundane). The use of a new lexicon is emphasized through the use of circuit boards, hash tags, social media icons, emojis, and text acronyms. This exhibition was created to explore the positive and negative aspects of technology as a means to maintain interpersonal relationships; the Balfour Brutzman curatorial committee invites you to join us in exploring the positive and negative aspects of technology and media culture. 

DIS://CONNECTED Featuring works by Amelia Amador-AlvarezBrandon BaezKirsten BrownLucy CookeIzzy Morales, Edrick NorthingtonBryan PerezElgene TumacderLori Van Meter, and Andrew Wedell

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Preparing for a Fresh Coat of Paint: Mural Removal Provides a Blank Canvas for Public Arts

ARTICLE | FEBRUARY 27, 2014 - 12:33PM | BY LLARITZA RODRIGUEZ


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One day it was there, the next it was gone. Students returning from winter break were surprised to see an empty grey wall where the colorful mural, “Signs and Symbols,” used to be for more than a decade.

The student-made mural, also called “Vision Mural,” on Inter-Garrison Road and Fifth Avenue was torn down due to increasing concern over the traces of lead found in the paint.

Ilene Feinman, Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, explained that the mural “was removed in two stages because the original middle section, the crossed cannons, was completely made of lead paint. It had been left there early on when the rest of the mural was built out from it, but it was in need of being abated.”

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