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The Center for Creativity and the Arts  

  • Malaquias Montoya stands in front of his paintings during exhibition at M Street Gallery
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  • Two art students view the work of Luba Lukova at the Phebe Conley Art Gallery at Fresno State
  • Tomiko Jones: Hatsubon exhibit depicts the death of the artist's father.
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  • Crowded M Street Gallery during Malaquias Montoya exhibit

 

Welcome to the Center for Creativity and the Arts (CCA) at Fresno State. CCA is California's Central Valley's leading interdisciplinary institute for the arts.  

CCA is a collaboration and dialogue across the university's colleges and disciplines; the Central Valley's multicultural roots, cultures, and industries; and local K-12 arts education affiliates. Serving a diverse university and regional community, CCA engages the public through innovative art exhibitions, university-wide programming and curricula, and community events.

Our goal is for the university and the community to be partners that partake in an active conversation on the arts, why the arts matter, and how the arts can enrich our lives. 

 

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Artist Beatriz Cortez in conversation with Erin Christovale, Associate Curator, Hammer Museum          

Thursday, September 24, 5:30 p.m.

Hosted by Cal Poly Pomona, CSU Long Beach, and CSU Northridge

To register for the Zoom webinar visit: https://www.cpp.edu/platform-csu-art-speaker-series/.

 

Postcommodity : A conversation with artists Cristóbal Martínez and Kade L. Twist

Thursday, October 22, 5:30 p.m.

Hosted by CSU Humboldt, CSU Long Beach, and Fresno State

 Direct link to Zoom Webinar:  https://fresnostate.zoom.us/j/99887549501

 

Forensic Architecture: A conversation with founder Eyal Weizman       

Thursday, November 12, noon

Hosted by CSU Bakersfield and Sacramento State

TBD--Please check back

PANDEMICAL

  • 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1 on Zoom, Virtual Reception and award ceremony.   
  • Oct. 1 to Nov. 20 - PANDEMICAL Virtual Exhibition.
  • Links to the reception and the exhibition to be posted soon.

When life slows down, one notices things that seemed so irrelevant to a busy brain. This is the view from my backyard. I was hypnotized by the clouds popping in and out of the window bound by trees, telephone poles, and my neighbors house. - Shannon Bickford

(Image: Normalcy by Shannon Bickford - When life slows down, one notices things that seemed so irrelevant to a busy brain. This is the view from my backyard. I was hypnotized by the clouds popping in and out of the window bound by trees, telephone poles, and my neighbor's house.)

As the world locked down due to the pandemic, CCA shifted their focus from bringing nationally and internationally recognized artists to Fresno State to exploring the creative outlets of local and regional artists through the 2020 experience. PANDEMICAL explores the ways COVID-19 has impacted our lives, creativity, and artistry. Taking advantage of the online medium, it will showcase spoken word, poetry, theatre, music, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, video and animation.