|Fine Arts Festival a Success|
If you were on campus Saturday, April 27, the arts were flourishing. Actors, singers, dancers, jazz musicians, a flash mob and artists were all performing for their fans. You could choose between a myriad of performances and venues...
|Berkeley Rep Day|
On Monday, February 4, the entire 9th grade participated in what became known as Berkeley Rep Day. Funded by CASP (Community Arts and Scholars Program), three teaching artists from Berkeley Repertory Theatre...
|AXIS Dance Company Returns to CSUS|
AXIS, a physically integrated dance company, is considered one of the world's most acclaimed and innovative ensembles of performers with and without disabilities. Sid Smith from the Chicago Tribune says “If art...
Head of Fine Arts Dept., Dance teacher
(650) 342-4175 ext.1557
Choral Music teacher
(650) 342-4175 ext. 1523
(650) 342-4175 ext. 1521
Fine Arts faculty member, Kym Kulp Matossian
, is a practicing artist in her own right. In October of 2011, Kym's photograph's were chosen for a group show at the Community College of Baltimore County in Maryland. Kym traveled to Baltimore to attend the gallery opening and give a lecture at the college on her work and the unique process she uses. Kym's photography collective, affectionately called The Masterplaters, (coined after the historic photo process called wet plate collodion) meets every year in a different location in the US to shoot, share ideas and catch up. They have become a family of their own rite, united by their love of historic photography. Check out Kym's photos on the collective's website
A description of the process, taken from the group's website, is below."In this process, the photographer must coat and sensitize a plate, then expose it in the camera, then develop the image before the plate dries out. This requires a portable darkroom to be set up wherever the photographer is working. The process is difficult to learn, but the results are extremely beautiful. By varying the technique, the photographer is able to make Ambrotypes (unique positives on glass), Glass negatives (for traditional or albumen printing) or Tintypes (unique positives on blackened steel)"
Instrumental music teacher
(650) 342-4175 x1629
Epicenter’s latest release, Just The Beginning,
is a collection of original songs which spans the jazz genre. Led by multi-instrumentalist, Bruce Mishkit,
Epicenter features some of the top musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to Bruce on woodwinds, the personnell are: Jon Herbst, piano, Greg Reginato, guitar, Jeff Neighbor, bass and Andy Dillard on drums. The well known percussionist, Kenneth Nash, also lends his talents to this project. Legendary saxophonist, David Liebman (Miles Davis, Elvin Jones), had this to say about Epicenter’s latest release: "Bruce has put together a wonderful collection of compositions with a wide variety of colors and moods. There is a lot to choose from for any listener's taste." David Liebman
Epicenter’s music is beautiful, thoughtful, and above all else, grooves.
Click on this link
to listen to a sample of Epicenter's music.
(650) 342-4175 ext.1586
Technology & Graphic Arts teacher
(650) 342-4175 x1625
(650) 342-4175 ext. 1587
CSUS Fine Arts’ mission is to educate students in the fundamental techniques and forms of the arts. We endeavor to prepare students for a lifetime of participation in the arts as professional artists, educated viewers, and supporters of the arts. Our program will encourage and enable students to become self-motivated artists who have a clear understanding of the creative process for exploring, defining, planning and creating a work of art in their chosen medium. We help students to find their unique form(s) of expression and to understand and appreciate diverse ways of creating.
CSUS Fine Arts believes in the importance of providing students with a progressive and experiential visual and performing arts curriculum that offers opportunities for exploration as well as depth and breadth. We believe that the arts are for everyone from the novice to the experienced, and we are committed to providing a creative outlet for every student. We strive to cultivate self-expression, an understanding of the language of the arts, appreciation of the intrinsic value of the arts, and a working knowledge of the multitude of solutions that exist to solve artistic challenges. We believe that the arts are a central part of the human experience, and so they are also an essential part of a quality education.