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The VPA program is very unique in its integration of studio and theory courses. This has direct application for the fields of public and community arts as well as teaching and museum professions.

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In observance of Galería de la Raza’s 44th anniversary, we pause to honor and reflect on the contributions and visions of one of our own: Ralph Maradiaga. His unerring gift of leadership combined with his own unique talents and skills contributed greatly to the broader understanding of Chicano/Latino art, and subsequently cemented the Latino presence on both the national and international art scenes.

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CSUMB art class begins sketching new mural

Art class begins sketching new mural
09/02/2014 06:22:34 PM PDT
 

CSU Monterey Bay Visual and Public Art professor Juan Luna-Avin and members of his mural class began Tuesday to map out the new vision mural that they will be painting at Inter-Garrison Road and Fifth Avenue. The original painting from the Army’s time at Fort Ord contained lead paint, was peeling and was removed along with an additional work added by an artist at the university. Luna-Avin’s mural class starts sketching later this week and he said he hopes to start painting the nearly 500-foot mural by the third week of September
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photos by Jonah Worcester

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Prof. Dio Mendoza featured in CANCIóN Courtyard

On September 19, 2014, the City of Morgan Hill is participating in Global PARK(ing) Day, an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and residents transform parking spots into temporary parks.

For Morgan Hill’s Parking Day, Artists Dionicio Mendoza and Pilar Aguero will employ several parking spaces to build a social and interactive courtyard open for community participation. CANCIóN Courtyard is a demonstration project that will coincide with Morgan Hill’s Creative Placemaking symposium.  It will create a temporary, multi-functional, highly social, multi-generational, and interactive space. 

About the CANCIóN Courtyard Project:
CANCIóN Courtyard will be a type of “lounge” that is physically installed on street parking spaces.   It will consist of a lightweight structure created from a modified tent frame and mixed-media materials, including wood and plastic.  The tent structure will be expanded to include a delineated/fenced-in outdoor space.  Within the tent space and the adjacent outdoor space, visitors can participate in two interactive activities.  In the first activity, visitors can select and dedicate a song that will be played by a Digital DJ.  Speaking into a microphone, the participants can introduce their songs and dedicate the songs themselves or choose to have their dedication read aloud by the artists.  As the day progresses, the public playlist created by the participants will be logged and a list of the requested songs will be displayed.

Location:
The project will take place on Monterey Road between Second and Th
ird Streets on the east side of the street.

Date & Time:
The project will take place on Friday, September 19th from Noon to 8 PM and on Saturday, September 20th from 10 AM to 2 PM.
 

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Painting of the Vision Mural is currently in progress.  The mural is scheduled for completion at the end of the fall 2014 semester.

See mural design here.

Video: from The Monterey Herald  

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from the archive: 

VPA: Art as a Way of Life

Nov 30, 2009  - Visual and Public Arts (VPA) professor,  Dr. Amalia Mesa-Bains, speaks about the development of CSUMB as a new way learning, that engages student’s in their own problem-solving.  And how she uses art to connect to public and community issues.

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