Monday, October 09, 2006

The Klines Travel the Airwaves

On Friday, 10/13/06 at 1PM Pacific Time, Debby and Larry Kline will be appearing on ARTSCAPE (   The brainchild of Executive Producer David Lemberg, ARTSCAPE is a highly-rated internet radio program that presents leading-edge conversations on film, fine arts, performing arts, and arts education worldwide.  The Klines will be discussing their latest projects as well as thoughts on art of social conscience, collaboration and the nature of creative thinking.  

The Klines have extensive museum backgrounds working at illustrious institutions such as The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and The Chicago Art Institute. The Klines are also lecturers, published writers, and arts advocates.  Their untraditional approach to art has led to a grant from The Potrero Nuevo Fund, San Francisco, and three grants from The Gunk Foundation, New York.  Their latest project, FORTY ACRES, was created at The Bonneville Salts Flats near Wendover, Utah through The Center for Land Use and Interpretation’s artist’s residency program and was recently presented at The Art and Science Forum at The Salk Institute.

Also appearing on Friday’s show is Professor Jerrilynn Dodds, Distinguished Professor of Art History and Theory, School of Architecture, City College of the City University of New York, and Lecturer and Consultant for The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

ARTSCAPE programs are archived and available as podcasts at

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Thursday, October 05, 2006

Doris Bittar at Soutwestern College

Opening Receptions:
Thursday, October 12, 11 am – Noon & 6 – 8:30 p.m.
SWC Art Gallery Patio (Building 710)
Date: October 12 - November 2, 2006
Location: SWC Art Gallery Patio (Building 710) | Main Campus Map

Khaldiyeh’s River Rock Story and Uncle Hanna’s Electric Heart are photo installations that are the centerpieces of the exhibition, along with photographic selections from Kul Shay/All Things and paintings from the Stripes and Stars series. Kul Shay/All Things is a work in progress whose “database” entails the gathering of nearly 4,000 photographs from a six-month sojourn in Beirut, several visits to Syria and a trip to Iran. Stripes and Stars is a series of paintings that follows the tragedy of 9-11 from its inception to the subsequent legacy of American intervention and occupation. Khaldiyeh’s River Rock Story is a narrative installation that is set into a medallion structure. Within the medallion’s decorative space a story unfolds through Khaldiyeh, the storyteller. The photo essay, Uncle Hanna’s Electric Heart, brings to life a personal and private act of transforming a violent and depressing incident into one of self-empowerment.

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Gallery Hours
Monday – Thursday 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Closed school holidays.

* Admission is free and open to the public.

All dates and events are subject to change with out notice. For confirmation of events, contact the Performing Arts Coordinator (619) 421-6700 x5895.