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Friday, October 5, 2012

Please Join Us for a Day of Shared Experiences and Approaches....

choices compromises commitments

UC Berkeley Art Alumni Symposium X
Saturday, October 13th 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Kroeber Hall

This year’s symposium is a presentation of images and points of view, which will deepen
an understanding of the concerns and ingredients that compose an artist’s career.
This event is Free and Open to the Public so please join our distinguished
Panelists,Discussants, and Art Community Attendees

Leo Bersamina, artist and instructor, Diablo Valley College
Enrique Chagoya, artist and Professor of Art, Stanford University
Mildred Howard, artist, educator and Artist/Consultant at San Francisco
Chris Johnson, artist, Professor of Photography, California College of the Arts,
and originated the Question Bridge concept
Indira Martina Morre, artist, co-director of Martina[ ]Johnston Gallery, Visiting Lecturer,
Univeristy ofCalifornia, Berkeley
Richard Whittaker, independent curator, art writer, and publisher of Works and Conversations
Panel Moderator: Jan Wurm, artist and educator

The symposium will begin at 9 a.m. with registration, coffee, and informal mini-interviews with attendees. The morning panel introduction will begin at 10:00 am. The morning program ends at noon and lunch will be provided.

The symposium moderator is Jan Wurm, she will focus on the choices, compromises and commitment that are inherent in an artist's life. As an introduction to the panel discussion, Jan will introduce each individual panelist, who will then give a brief visual presentation(approx 6 - 8 minutes). After the entire panel’s visual presentations, the panel discussion will open with reflections, exchange, and observations.

Lunch will be a buffet catered by Ann's Catering in the Worth Ryder Gallery and attendees will have an opportunity to gather in small groups. At the close of lunch, written questions from attendees will be accepted as a starting point in the afternoon session.
You can rsvp for lunch and pay day of, or prepay using paypal on your right. Lunch is $15.00

The afternoon panel will begin at 1:15pm and ends at 3:30pm. The afternoon session will follow an informal and free-flowing format. Artist educators will be joining the morning panelists as discussants as the table is removed and the discussion merges into a dialogue with the symposium attendees. There will be reception in the Worth RyderGallery at the end of the symposium.

In conclusion, participants will be asked to give a brief exit interview so that experiences and thoughts may be posted and shared via the Art Alumni Blog.