News and More from the Art Alumni Group University of California, Berkeley


Friday, November 3, 2006

Symosium IV: Art-making in Times of Change

the late 1960s and early 1970s

October 14, 2006

This distinctive period was framed in the tumult of the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, and a broad counter-cultural revolution felt strongly in the Bay Area. Many students at Berkeley sought ways of making art that would resonate with the times and forces of change. They broke the mold of traditional materials and categories of expression. In the 4th Symposium, alumni will discuss how this period affected their sense of purpose and how discoveries they made during their years at Cal led to the work they are doing today.

Mary Heilmann, now living in New York, was among the many speakers. Historian and art writer Terri Cohn commented on Cal alumni Paul Cotton, Jim Pomeroy, and Sam’s CafĂ©. Polly Frizzell (aka Marty Carstens) joined in conversation with colleagues about the social and esthetic phenomenon of the Colby Street House and the circle of alumnus Michael Haimowitz.

timeline graphic by Lisa Krieshok ---click on image to view larger.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Conversations About Art - at the Berkeley Art Museum

Jim Melchert and Fred Martin, both alumni artists and educators who went on to become major figures in the Bay Area art world and beyond, talked together about pieces in the BAM exhibition "Measure of Time."

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Jesse Reichek Exhibit in Marin

On Saturday March 11, 2006 some alumni attended the opening of the latest installment of the Jesse Reichek retrospective at the Marin French Cheese Co. in Petaluma CA. In addition to being a prolific painter, Jesse Reichek was one of the most popular professors of design in Berkeley's College of Environmental Design, and influenced a generation of artists and designers. The exhibit ran in stages through the end of 2006.
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