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Untitled [Party, Fur, Feather and Big Sunglasses], ca. 1973, Gelatin silver print, 10 in. x 7 7/8 in. (25.4 cm x 20 cm). Gift of Marion Brenner and Robert Harshorn Shimshak. JAN 21, 2015 Opening Reception for Bill Owens: Suburbanites and Socialites 6:00–8:00 PM, ART MUSEUM Join the Mills College Art Museum and artist Bill Owens for the opening reception of Bill Owens: Suburbanites and Socialites. Light refreshments provided.
Sheldon B. Smith, Endless Gestures of Goodwill, 2014 (video still) JAN 21, 2015 Opening Reception for Endless Gestures of Goodwill 6:00–8:00 PM, ART MUSEUM Join the Mills College Art Museum and artists Sheldon B. Smith and Lisa Wymore for the opening reception of Endless Gestures of Goodwill.
John Divola, Dark Star / DSA, 2008 JAN 28, 2015 Artist Lecture Series: John Divola 7:00 PM, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL John Divola is a contemporary visual artist. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Divola works in photography, describing himself as exploring the landscape by looking for the edge between the abstract and the specific. He has held the position of Professor in the art department at University of California Riverside since 1988. His work has been featured in many solo exhibitions across United States, Europe, Japan and Australia. He participated in 1978, 1989, 2000 the Museum of Modern Art group exhibitions and in 1981 Whitney Biennial. Divola received many awards as Individual Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1973, 1976, 1979, 1990 and a Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 1986. Sponsored by Corenah Wright Lecture Series/Art Dept.
Rob Storr FEB 4, 2015 Artist Lecture Series: Rob Storr 7:00 PM, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL Robert Storr is an American curator, critic, painter, and academic. From 1990 to 2002 Storr was Senior Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art. As a curator, Storr made his mark early with a number of major exhibitions at MoMA and elsewhere, which enhanced the public prominence of such artists as Elizabeth Murray, Gerhard Richter, Max Beckmann, Tony Smith and Robert Ryman. He also organized a number of reinstallations of MoMA's permanent collection, covering such topics as abstraction and the modern grotesque. From 2002 to 2006 he was Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. He is currently the dean of the Yale School of Art and was the first American commissioner of the Venice Biennale in 2007. Over the years, Storr has written for the following publications: Art in America, Artforum, Art Press, New York Times, Washington Post, Village Voice, Art & Design, Interview, etc. He is considered to be one of the most influential Americans in the art world. Sponsored by Corenah Wright Lecture Series/Art Dept.
Maria Elena Gonzalez, Date Unknown. FEB 18, 2015 Artist Lecture Series: Maria Elena Gonzalez 7:00 PM, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL Maria Elena Gonzalez was born in Havana, Cuba in 1957. She is best known for her sculptural installations that are architecturally as well as personally informed, one of González’s most recent series “Tree Talk” was inspired by her encounter with a fallen birch tree in the woods of the summer artist colony Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine. She collected and flattened its bark, made drawings, rubbings, and then scanned its striated patterns to see what kind of sounds would result. She digitally translated the bark patterns and had them laser cut into a roll for a player piano. When played, the scroll has an unexpected “score”: the phrasing, polyphony, and rhythms seem deliberately composed and modern. This project allows us to hear the “music” of the birch tree, and reminds us of the inherent logic that exists in all of nature’s patterns. Sponsored by Corenah Wright Lecture Series/Art Dept.
Jonn Herschend, The Man who Disappeared into his own Clothes Pile, 2007-2008. FEB 25, 2015 Artist Lecture Series: Jonn Herschend 7:00 PM, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL Jonn Herschend is an interdisciplinary artist, filmmaker and experimental publisher whose work explores fiction, reality and the narrative structures that we employ as a way to explain the chaos and clutter of our everyday lives. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including Den Frie Contemporary Art Center in Copenhagen, Denmark; SITE Santa Fe, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He is the co-founder and co-editor, along with Will Rogan, of the experimental publication THE THING Quarterly, and is a recent recipient of a Danish Arts Council grant for his work as co-curator of the Deadpan Exchange international exhibition series. He has been a visiting lecturer at the University of California Berkeley, San Francisco State University, California College of Art and Stanford University. His work was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Sponsored by Herringer Graduate Lecture Series.
A+P+I Open House FEB 28, 2015 A+P+I Open House 12:00–2:00 PM, ART STUDIOS 114B, 114C, & 104 Join us in welcoming the new A+P+I artists––Zarouhie Abdalian, Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon, and Weston Teruya! Visitors are encouraged to engage with the artists in their studios, experience new works in progress, and learn more about this new residency program.

Art + Process + Ideas (A+P+I) is a new artist-in-residence program created in collaboration with the Mills College Studio Art Department.
Libby Black, Sparkle and Spin, 2009. MAR 11, 2015 Artist Lecture Series: Libby Black 7:00 PM, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL Libby Black, a dedicated adjunct professor at California College of the Arts, is a prolific painter and installation artist. She has exhibited at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; Orange County Museum of Art, and numerous galleries in San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles. She has been an artist in residence at Headlands Center for the Arts and Montalvo Arts Center. Her work has been reviewed in many notable publications including Artforum, Art in America, and The New York Times. She received a BFA in Painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art and an MFA in Painting from the California College of the Arts. Sponsored by Herringer Graduate Lecture Series.
Zarouhie Abdalian, As a demonstration, 2013. MAR 18, 2015 A+P+I Lecture: Zarouhie Abdalian 7:00 PM, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL Zarouhie Abdalian lives and works in Oakland, CA. She was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA. Recent exhibitions include Prospect.3, New Orleans, LA; "Audible Spaces," David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence, RI; 8th Berlin Biennale, Berlin, Germany; "Nothing Beside Remains," Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia; CAFAM Biennale, Beijing, China; "Shanghai Biennial: Reactivation," Shanghai, China; "When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes," CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA; Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, Russia; "Rendez-vous 12," South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa; and the Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey. Her solo exhibition "An Overture" is currently on view at Altman Siegel, San Francisco through December 20, 2014.

Art + Process + Ideas (A+P+I) is a new artist-in-residence program created in collaboration with the Mills College Studio Art Department.
Weston Teruya, Scenic Recall, 2014 APR 8, 2015 A+P+I Lecture: Weston Teruya 7:00 PM, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL Weston Teruya was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai‘i and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has had solo exhibitions at Intersection for the Arts and Patricia Sweetow Gallery in San Francisco and Pro Arts in Oakland. He has also exhibited at Southern Exposure and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Longhouse Projects & the NYC Fire Museum in New York, Hiromi Yoshii Gallery in Tokyo, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and the Palo Alto Art Center. Weston was an Irvine Fellow at the Lucas Artist Residency of the Montalvo Arts Center, a recipient of a 2009 Artadia grant, and received a 2014 Investing in Artists grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation. Weston received an MFA in Painting and Drawing and MA in Visual & Critical Studies from California College of the Arts.

Art + Process + Ideas (A+P+I) is a new artist-in-residence program created in collaboration with the Mills College Studio Art Department.
Jacqueline K. Gordon, It Only Happens All the Time, 2014 APR 22, 2015 A+P+I Lecture: Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon 7:00 PM, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL Los Angeles-based artist Jacqueline Kiyomi Gordon works in sound, installation, and sculpture. She’s particularly interested in the history of cybernetics and its relation to regulation and control. Her work is often systems-based and it incorporates the physical and sonic qualities of surrounding architecture to engage the viewer’s senses. She’s exhibited at Eli Ridgway Gallery, Queens Nails Annex, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, Sonoma State University, and the Cue Arts Foundation. She received an MFA from Stanford in 2011.

Art + Process + Ideas (A+P+I) is a new artist-in-residence program created in collaboration with the Mills College Studio Art Department.
A+P+I Open House MAY 2, 2015 A+P+I Open House 4:00–6:00 PM, ART STUDIOS 114B, 114C, & 104 Come visit the studios of our A+P+I artists! After three months in residence, the artists will be presenting new works as well as works in progress. We encourage you to engage with them about their process and ideas.

Art + Process + Ideas (A+P+I) is a new artist-in-residence program created in collaboration with the Mills College Studio Art Department.
A+P+I Open House JUN 17, 2015 A+P+I Opening Reception 6:00–8:00 PM, ART MUSEUM The Mills College Art Museum is excited to present new works created by the A+P+I artists while in residence at Mills College. Come meet the artists and see what their 5-month residency inspired! Refreshments provided.

Art + Process + Ideas (A+P+I) is a new artist-in-residence program created in collaboration with the Mills College Studio Art Department.