The Cubberley Artist Studio Program (CASP) supports the vitality of the arts in Palo Alto by providing City-sponsored, affordable studio space for artists, building creative community and fostering public engagement with the arts and artists.
VISION AND PROGRAM GOALS
• Create an artist community that fosters diverse and numerous opportunities for growth and collaboration in the creation of new work.
• Ensure the representation of a wide range of experience in terms of artistic disciplines, artistic development, as well as diverse cultural and aesthetic approaches.
• Create a dynamic and accessible cultural destination for the community, with economic value for the resident artists.
• Foster active engagement with and visibility with the Palo Alto and surrounding communities.
• Continue to increase the prestigious and competitive reputation of the program. Ensure that the program is accessible, open, inclusive, equitable, and responsive to the community need for studio space.
Open Door Archive Mixed Media Writing Practice with Lessa Bouchard CASP ArtLab, U7 Saturdays, April 15 - May 13, 2017 -- An opportunity to exercise your creative juices! A series of short timed writings (5-10 min, 15 min, 20 min.) based on writing prompts, with a goal of creative writing practice. No judgments, no censorship, just write. Group sharing allowed, not required.
"Metamorphosis: Artist and Youth Voices on Immigration" CASP ArtLab, U7 Saturday, June 10, 11am - 5 pm Sunday, June 11, 11am - 5 pm Saturday, June 16, 11am - 5 pm In this multi media exhibit, Bay Area artists and high school students explore the immigrant experience here in the United States. The exhibit intends to spark discussions about this important topic and offer new viewpoints on human rights by highlighting the personal stories of these artists. Included in the exhibit is artwork by non-immigrant artists who seek to champion the value and diversity of the Bay Area's immigrant populations at a time when they are increasingly under siege. The exhibit is curated by CASP artist and educator, Barbara Boissevain whose own art practice seeks to cultivate awareness and provoke meaningful discourse about social and environmental issues.
Opening Reception for "Metamorphosis" and Interactive Talk of Migratory Cultures Saturday, June 10, 7 - 9:30 pm Migratory Cultures is a site-specific video projection mapping and documentary video project. Artists Robin Lasser and G.Craig Hobbs will collaborate with Bay Area youth to create a temporary installation featuring outdoor video mapped projections onto surfaces and structures at the Cubberley site. Imagery includes portraits of individuals and students who Lasser collaborated with to capture stories for this project.
Veteran Photography Exhibition November 4 - 18, 2017 Curated by CASP artist Conrad Johnson, this exhibition will be comprised of a video documentary and veteran photography work
RETROFIT CASP artists will display their work at Telegraph Hill Gallery in San Francisco, in two separate shows, RETROFIT 1.0, May 20–June 17, and RETROFIT 2.0, June 24–July 22, 2017. In keeping with the exhibition theme – RETROFIT – the show’s curators, CASP artists Mel Day and Marianne Lettieri, selected older pieces the artists revised, those where the artist has returned to a previously explored subject matter or that reinterpreted a personal aesthetic trademark. The exhibit includes work from 21 artists working in diverse media, including photography, painting, sculpture, fiber arts, printmaking and mixed media. Telegraph Hill Gallery 491 Greenwich Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 RETROFIT 1.0 runs May 20-June 17; Reception on Saturday, May 20, 6:30 - 8:30 PM RETROFIT 2.0 runs June 24-July 22; Reception on Saturday, June 24, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Catherine di Napoli -- Ecstasy Unbound: A New Exhibition of Works by di Napoli diPetro Todd - Pacific Heights July 1 - September 30, 2017