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CAAM Courtyard Series: Shared Otherness

The California African American Museum (CAAM) and the USC Gayle Garner Roski School of Art and Design are pleased to present Shared Otherness, an exhibition featuring the work of USC Roski students. This is the second such collaboration between USC Roski and CAAM as part of the CAAM Courtyard Series. This mixed-media exhibition references the community to which USC and CAAM belong. The works include a mix of conceptual and concrete ideas which address the immediate geographical context in which both organizations reside while also contributing their voices to larger national and international dialogues. Through Shared Otherness, USC students hope to meet the diversity and ever-present changes around them with an exhibition equally as dynamic and multi-faceted. The students are led by the collaborative efforts of Sherin Guirguis, Assistant Professor of Art at the USC Roski School of Art and Design; Vida L. Brown, Visual Arts Curator of CAAM; and Ed Garcia, Exhibition Supervisor of CAAM.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015
Artist Reception: 12pm - 2pm
Guest Speaker - Rick Griffith: 2pm - 4pm

CAAM, the USC Gayle Garner Roski School of Art and Design and the artists will celebrate the success of the students' art exhibition "Shared Otherness" which is scheduled to close on September 6, 2015.

Following the reception attendees are invited to continue the celebration by staying for the 2015 Roski Talks kick-off with Rick Griffith, the renowned owner/ design director of the Denver-based studio and type laboratory MATTER. Griffith is known for his powerful and numerous branding and strategic works such as his award winning work for the Democratic National Convention in 2008, which was published in the book "Art for Obama: Designing Manifest Hope and the Campaign for Change." His design and branding projects for clients across the United States include Columbia University (NY); the Rob Roy Kelly American Wood Type Collection and the University of Texas, Austin; Hanover College, (IN); and Denver International Airport. Griffith's projects and commercial works are cited in several national and international resources to include AIGA 365, Print and Dwell, to name a few. His lectures often focus on his method for teaching, the importance of education, as noted in the 2010 presentation for TEDx Boulder, and the model of professional practice and constant experimentation.

Reservations are highly recommended due to Rick Griffith's popularity. RSVP 213.744.2024.

There is a $10.00 fee for parking in Exposition Park.

Saturday, June 20, 2015, 1:00pm - 2:00pm (check-in no later than 12:30pm)
Workshop: Our L.A.

Urban Planner, community activist, and artist James Rojas invites young attendees to participate in a public-engagement and community visioning project to image and build their idea of Los Angeles using art-making as the medium.

This free workshop is for children 8 to 14 years. Reservations are required due to the limited space and the popularity of the workshop. Please call 213-744-2024 and provide the following information:Name of child, Age and Parent/Guardian Name and Call Back Number.

There is a $10.00 fee for parking in Exposition Park.