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RALPH BORGE: A SYMBOLIC REALIST AND HIS CIRCLE

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Masks of Persona Oil on Canvas
RALPH BORGE: A SYMBOLIC REALIST AND HIS CIRCLE
Curated by: Jim Whiteaker

1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
January 17th, 2010 - March 14th, 2010
Opening: January 17th, 2010 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/arts/hearst-ar...
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
East Bay
EMAIL:  
hdonner@stmarys-ca.edu
PHONE:  
(925) 631-4379
OPEN HOURS:  
Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m to 4:30 p.m. (during exhibitions)
ARTS ORGANIZATION:  
Hearst Art Gallery
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
California College of the Arts, Saint Mary's College of California
TAGS:  
realism, landscape, surrealism, figurative, modern, sculpture
COST:  
Panel discussion & reception free; exhibition $3 adults, free to kids

DESCRIPTION

Ralph Borge (1922-2009) was one of the most influential artists ever to teach at California College of Arts and Crafts, now California College of the Arts, in Oakland. In addition to his comprehensive retrospective, many of his most influential students and colleagues have submitted a signature work of art to the exhibition in tribute to their beloved professor.

Oakland-born Ralph Borge taught at  CCAC (CCA), where he received his M.F.A., for 38 years, beginning in 1949.  He was awarded a Guggenheim in 1956.  His paintings have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco,  the Oakland Art Museum, the Crocker Museum, and the California College of Arts and Crafts Museum.

Highlighting the exhibition opening is a panel dicussion, featuring artists Phil Linhares (chief curator of the Oakland Museum of California), Jack Mendenhall, Richard McLean, and moderated by Vince Perez, on Sunday, January 17, at 2 p.m., in the Soda Lecture Center.  Ralph Borge's son, Jason Borge, will join the artists to talk about his father's work and impact on CCA and the Bay Area art community. The presentation is free and takes place across the road from the Hearst Art Gallery.  A celebratory  reception with live music follows the panel in the Kyran Art Room adjacent to the Gallery.