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Art + Design Open Studios, Public Foundry Pour, and Presentation by Notable Art Critic, David Pagel

Students looking at art on displayJoin us at our annual Open Studios event on Thursday, May 4 from 3:30 – 6:30 pm in the Art + Design Building. Open Studios provides an opportunity for the public to become acquainted or reacquainted with the School of Art + Design. Students and faculty will be on hand to show their work, demonstrate art processes, answer questions and provide tours of galleries, studios and classrooms. Learn about our programs in Art History, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Furniture & Woodworking, Interior Design, Jewelry & Metalsmithing, Multimedia, Painting & Printmaking, Sculpture, Book Arts, Illustration and Photography.

There will be live music and food, as well as a public foundry pour at 4:00 p.m. in our School foundry, located on the first floor of Art North. If you haven’t seen hot, molten metal poured into a mold, you will not want to miss the experience!

Immediately following Open Studios at 7:00 pm, Los Angeles Times Art Critic, David Pagel, will discuss contemporary arts from his perspective as an art critic and writer. This special public event will take place in Storm Hall West, Room 11 on the SDSU Campus. In addition to his work at the Los Angeles Times, David Pagel is a Professor of Art Theory and History at Claremont Graduate University and an adjunct curator at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY, where he recently organized “Unfinished Business: Paintings from the 1970s and 1980s by Ross Bleckner, Eric Fischl and David Salle.”

This event is made possible by SDSU’s Student Success Fee

All events are free and open to the public.

Public parking is available in parking structure 12. Purchase a one-time parking pass at the kiosk on floor 8 or right outside the building on the northeast corner. Parking is $2 per hour.