Open House

Spring Open House

Apr 17, 2016   12–5pm

Come roam the various buildings of our campus, engage with artists in their studios, experience new work and works in progress, see performances, hear readings, and stay for a housemade lunch in the Mess Hall.

Parking is limited! If you can, we encourage you to carpool, bike, or take the bus. More info on transportation and directions here.

Schedule Of Events

Project Space Exhibitions Opening

Building 944, Project Space West: Sarah Rara’s (AIR ’16) ongoing project, Broken Solar, is a meditation on natural resources, human-built environments, and the aesthetics of renewable energy.

Building 944, Project Space East: Cybele Lyle’s (AIR ’16, AFF ’11–’12) exhibition, Adventures in Solitude, works from a queer perspective to explore the unknown by building multiple architectures and rooms within rooms.

Performance, Building 944, Project Space West

To coincide with Sarah Rara’s exhibition opening, there will be a musical performance by Gautam Tejas Ganeshan, entitled Carnatic at the Headlands. Original songs and improvisations alongside traditional lines, joined by tambura drone lute, mridangam barrel drum, and more. Based in love and understanding of Carnetic music, Gautam Tejas Ganeshan’s performances breathe new life into an old tradition.

12:30–1PM and 2:15–2:45PM
Performance, The Gym

Guy Klucevsek (AIR ’16) is a composer/accordionist whose music reverberates with sounds of the ballroom, the beer garden, and the concert hall, fusing elements of regional accordion styles with jazz and avant-garde music.*Space is limited. Doors open 15 minutes before performance begins.

Reading, Building 944, Eastwing

Marco Lean (AFF ’15–’16), Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan (AIR ’16), and Lyzette Wanzer (AFF ’15–’16) will each read 10-minute selections from recent work.

Reading, Building 944, Eastwing

Rachel Monroe (AIR ’16), Susannah Patrice Morse (AFF ’15–’16), Sunisa Nardone (AFF ’15–’16), and Erin Wilson (AFF ’13–’16) will each read 10 minute selections from recent work.

Performance, Building 961

Brian Mumford (AIR ’16) is a sound and music artist who uses songs, textures, performance, repetition, and technological interruption to explore possibilities in collective intensities.

Ongoing Events

Hands-On Activity, Building 944, Officer’s Club

Park Partner NatureBridge and their Coastal Camp team will lead an all ages activity inspired by the season. Put your imagination to work as you take items that are normally destined for the recycling bin and transform them into colorful spring flowers.

Installation, Building 944, Rodeo Room

May Wilson (AFF ’14–’16; GF ’13–’14) will show two new sculptures, Straw and Welter, facing off. The new sculptures involve us in a material experience with our surroundings, complicit in the confrontation.

Installation, Building 945, Entryway

Visioning is a collaborative project between Oakland-based artists Sholeh Asgary and Tressa Pack (AFF ’15–’16).