Student designers get recognized in this year’s FNA winter show

December 8, 2013 Life

[set_id=72157638429038523] Edgy and elegant student-made apparel designs graced the runway Friday evening during the “Brilliance: The Gems of San Francisco State” Winter Runway fashion show, hosted by the Fashion Network Association or FNA, a student organization. About 40 models exhibited the works of 30 student designers shortly after 7:30 p.m. in Jack Adams Hall in the Cesar Chavez Student ...

Brown Bag Theatre gives students chance to work on numerous plays

December 6, 2013 Life

[HTML1] SF State’s Brown Bag Theatre class is not held in a paper bag, rather the name of the class is inspired by a 1920s tradition. “I think it probably even goes back to prohibition days when you used to carry around illicit liquor in a brown paper bag,” said Bill Peters, a professor at SF ...

New art exhibit displays ’60s student protests at SF State

December 3, 2013 Life 1 Comment

[set_id=72157638336845403] It’s been 45 years since the longest campus strike in U.S. History took place at SF State and to this day it remains an honored, historical University event. Monday, Dec. 2, Catherine Powell, director of the Labor Archives and Research Center (LARC) and exhibition curator, hosted the opening ceremony for the exhibit, “Striking Images: ...

Theater students play 18th century actors

November 12, 2013 Life

[set_id=72157637487741844] Theater students dressed in 18th century garb and periwigs stood in a hall of the Creative Arts Building as they prepared themselves for their most recent play, “The Stage Mutineers.” The musical comedy had its first showing in the Studio Theatre at SF State Nov. 7 and ended Nov. 11, under the direction of ...

Comedic play brings humor to Day of the Dead celebrations

November 5, 2013 Life

“The Still Life Cabaret,” a comedic play coupled with song and dance, highlights the significance of Día de los Muertos. Written and directed by SF State professor Carlos Baron, the play focuses on a group of children who have passed away and return to their homes on the day of the dead to catch a ...

“The Unmentionables” play brings together student and faculty talent

October 22, 2013 Life

“Standby for intermission, light cue 28, house lights and sound cue intermission,” Maggie Manzano said. She whispered into her headset and communicated with the entire crew of “The Unmentionables” during their performance Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Little Theatre at SF State. As soon as Manzano got confirmation that all actors were off the stage, ...

BECA class sends student videographers abroad; Tanzanian videos debut

October 15, 2013 Life

A two-sequence course called electronic media and social justice, or BECA 581, gave four students the opportunity to use the production skills they learned at the University and travel to Tanzania over the summer to create promotional videos for two not-for-profit organizations. The crowd sat captivated, as they watched a video about a school in ...

SF State celebrates Creative State Opening Day

October 2, 2013 Life

Highlighted by the Alexander String Quartet and the world premiere of a composition by Pulitzer Prize-winning professor, Wayne Peterson, the University’s vibrant arts programs joined in the first ever Creative State Opening Day showcase on Sunday. The main focus of the Creative State opening day was the season’s first Morrison Artist Series concert. However, most ...

Local artist lectures for art students in graduate seminar

October 1, 2013 Life

[HTML1] San Francisco artist, Jason Jägel, lectured for students on his work as part of professor Lewis deSoto’s graduate seminar class last Thursday. Being the compulsive doodler that he is, Jägel’s work contains drama, language and a fusion of colors. Much of his work comes from his personal relationships including that of his and his ...

Illuminated Library exhibits art made from literature

September 24, 2013 Life

A three-dimensional map of Moscow, constructed of burnt pieces of literature and poems, is framed and mounted on a wall in the Fine Arts Gallery located in the Fine Arts Building at SF State. The scene is artist Matthew Picton’s depiction of a fire set ablaze by Napoleon’s army in 1812. A quote from “War and Peace” lingers ...

Library hosts Cesar Chavez photo exhibit

September 17, 2013 Life

The J. Paul Leonard Library at SF State frames the life of Cesar Chavez and the members of the United Farm Workers with an exhibit on the fourth floor that brings to life the conditions of the symbolic 1975 1000-mile march to unionize farm workers. Sponsored by the Labor Archives and Research Center, Marching Through ...

Newly tenured art professor sculpts with Spam

September 17, 2013 Life

New art professor at SF State Michael Arcega exhibits his most recent work on a projected screen. Displayed is a world map molded together with pieces of canned ham once used to feed soldiers during World War II. His objective is to experiment with this form of meat as a means to create artwork. “Our ...

Five things to know about Greek life at SF State

September 4, 2013

One of the most common ways for college students to get involved in school activities and make new friends is to join a fraternity or sorority. The idea of joining a sorority or fraternity conjures images of underage drinking, toga parties and bad behavior, but there are other positive aspects to Greek life such as community service ...

Graduate explores time in ‘Epoch’ film

September 4, 2013 Life

Danny casually zips up a bag and walks out of a bank when he notices a man and his phone floating in the air. Danny walks toward him, carefully places the phone back in the man’s palm and gently closes his fist. He gets back in his car while he touches the ground, unfreezing time ...