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Smithsonian Day at Kleefeld Contemporary

Saturday, September 21, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
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Make sun prints, take tours, and participate in art activities inspired by the El Nopal Press exhibition B.A.T. State III featuring 37 women artists! Guided tours will be available all day.
All instruction and art supplies will be supplied free of charge!

  • Make solar prints from nature with foliage, the sun, and photosensitive paper, and draw links to Christine Nguyen’s photo-painting. Amanda E. Fisher, Associate Professor of Botany at CSULB, will be on hand to share fascinating information on the evolution of the local plants that we will be using for our sun prints.
  • Fold your own field journal using techniques used for zines (mini self-made and published magazines), and add sketches and notations on about your plant forms and your printmaking project.
  • Explore negative space compositions when you cut paper shapes inspired by Judie Bamber’s black and white cat prints.

Download your free Smithsonian Day Ticket on the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day website.

 

Alchemy vs Aesthetics: Insights into Printmaking Processes

Wednesday, September 25, 7:00  – 8:30 pm
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Collaborative Programs with CSULB School of Art, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and the Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum at CSULB 

Printmaking Studio Open House 
5:00 - 6:00 pm 
FA1-101 
Please join us for this rare behind-the-scenes view of the printmaking studios in the School of Art at CSULB. Professors and students will be on hand to give demonstrations, explain print processes and provide a glimpse of the outstanding printmaking projects in progress. Many thanks to Professor Kimiko Myoshi and her students for making this possible.

Self-Guided Tours of BAT State III
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Kleefeld Contemporary 

Alchemy vs Aesthetics Panel Discussion 
7:00 - 8:30 
Kleefeld Contemporary 

Take a deep dive into the contrasts and comparisons between the complex processes of printmaking and the procedural aspects of science. In this robust conversation on arts integration, panelists explore alchemy in art and science. How to disciplines exist based on exchanges between the metaphysical and physical, ephemeral and everlasting, and chaotic and systematic?

Panelists: 

  • Rhiannon Aarons, Lecturer, School of Art, CSULB 
  • Dr. Elaine Bernal, Lecturer  Organic Chemistry, Chemical Communication 
  • Kimiko Miyoshi, Professor, Printmaking, School of Art 
  • Roxanne Sexauer, Professor, Printmaking, School of Art, CSULB 

 

Alchemy vs Aesthetics: Insights into Printmaking Processes

Wednesday, September 25, 7:00  – 8:30 pm
Collaborative Programs with CSULB School of Art, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and the Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum at CSULB