Critical Studies Caldera Writing Retreat
November 22, 2019
The Critical Studies class of 2020 recently spent a week at Caldera for a writing retreat.. The retreat is an opportunity for students to take a break from their day-to-day obligations and reflect on their research in a beautiful natural setting. Walking the trails and spending time by the lake created an opportunity for solitude and contemplation. Shared meals and conversations helped the cohort connect and bond. There were nightly fires in the hearth.
Caldera began as a kids art camp in 1996 with the intent of taking children with limited opportunities out of the city and giving them the chance to engage with creativity amongst nature. The camp provides an Artists in Residency Program during the winter months, January-March, opening the facilities to visiting artists of any discipline to engage with their practice surrounded by the mountains and nestled upon the lake.
This year students work was guided by Professor Taylor Eggan and Program Chair Shawna Lipton. Visiting artists Sidony O’Neal and Bart Fitzgerald joined the cohort for the week. O’Neal and Fitzgerald provided students individual feedback, partook in nightly dinner discussion, and shared some of their own works in progress.
This annual retreat is an important part of the Critical Studies curriculum.
As part of PNCA’s MFA in Collaborative Design and MA in Design Systems Design Futures Lecture Series, we proudly present an evening lecture with Dana Ghazi on Wednesday, December 11, 2019!
Join the MFA Applied Craft + Design Program for a Mid-Year Showcase highlighting the work of current AC+D First and Second Year Candidates from December 5-8, with an opening reception on December 5, 6-9pm!!
Center for Contemporary Art & Culture, PNCA’s BFA Design Arts, and MFA in Collaborative Design/MA Design Systems are excited to welcome Rosten Woo to PNCA for a talk on their work and practice on December 9, 2019 in conjunction with his inclusion in the Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements exhibition.
The Critical Studies class of 2020 recently spent a week at Caldera for a writing retreat!
The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies is excited to welcome CA Conrad for a (Soma)tic Poetry Workshop as part of the 2019 Graduate Symposium: Art + Environmental Justice.