CalArts MFA Open Studios 2009

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CalArts MFA Open Studios 2009

24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355
April 26th, 2009 - April 26th, 2009
Opening: April 26th, 2009 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)
calarts, valencia, los, angeles, contemporary, mixed-media, photography, installation, video-art, performance, conceptual, modern


CalArts MFA Open Studios
Sunday, April 26, 2009 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Current MFA students in the Art, Photography and Integrated Media programs at California Institute of the Arts 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 will glimpse 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 art institution.

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. 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.

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 1970's 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 1980's, and more recent alumni Ruben Ortiz-Torres, Sam Durant, Andrea Bowers, Rodney McMillian, Mark Bradford and Ingrid Calame.

California Institute of the Arts educates professional artists in a unique environment founded on the principles of conceptual excellence, experimentation, critical reflection and independent inquiry. Since its founding in 1961, CalArts has sought to advance the practice of art and promote its understanding in a broad social, cultural and historical context.

If you would like more information about the 2009 CalArts MFA Open Studios, please contact

California Institute of the Arts
24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355