The Palo Alto Art Center & Djerassi Resident Artists Program present:
WHERE ART ORIGINATES
2013 panel discussion series in conjunction with
Palo Alto Art Center - 1313 Newell Road
Wednesday, January 16, 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a series of lively discussions showcasing artistic inspiration and process. Featuring artists included in Community Creates along with their community collaborators, these talks provide an insider's perspective into the underlying motivation to create and the materials used in the process.
IS THE MEDIUM THE MESSAGE?
Learn unique insights into the materials that artists use to create their work. Community Creates artists working in a diverse range of media will share the role that materials play in their work, and the challenges and benefits of engaging community members with those materials.
San Francisco-based artist Paz de la Calzada finds inspiration in the proximity of nature to California cities and her work often incorporates elements of the urban, suburban, and natural world. She received her B.F.A. from the University of Salamanca, Spain, and her M.F.A. from UNAM, Mexico City. Her work has been exhibited in the Bay Area, Spain, and Mexico, including a recent projection in San Francisco at the Luggage Store.
Anthony Discenza has a graduate degree in film and video from California College of the Art and an undergraduate degree in studio art from Wesleyan University. His work is directed by a preoccupation with interrupting the flow of information in various formats, primary in video, but also in other media such as computer-generated sound, text, and imagery. His video work has been screened widely nationally and internationally.
Weston Teruya’s work has been fueled by the interest in the way social interactions shape our built environment and the narratives and histories hidden within it. He received his B. A. from Pomona College, his M.F.A. in Painting and Drawing and his M.A. in Visual and Critical Studies from the California College of the Arts. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions at Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco and Pro Arts in Oakland and was recently included in Bay Area Now 6 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.