The arts are flourishing at California State University, Sacramento. Students and faculty showcase a wonderful display of talent. The university’s annual night at the museum is just one of the highlights of the semester.
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Stunning photography, eye-catching graphics and distinctive interior concepts for office and home will be on display through the university’s design department.
The Fall ’13 Senior Show runs through Feb. 12, featuring the best of our student photography.
The Work of Gensler’s San Francisco Office runs Feb. 17-March 6, highlighting the projects of the esteemed architectural firm. This is the first of a planned annual event in which alumni now working at interior design firms help organize exhibitions of projects from their offices.
“Kyna Leski: Architectural Projects” runs April 7-19 and is part of the Festival of the Arts. Leski is a principal at 3SIX0 Architecture, a professor and head of the Department of Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. She also will give a lecture at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9.
The always-popular exhibit of Cardboard Chairs runs April 21-May 1. Design students must construct a functional chair out of cardboard and the resulting designs can be very inventive.
The Senior Show photography exhibition will be displayed May 5-22.
Work by graphic design, interior design and photography concludes the semester, bringing student works from all areas of design into one place, the University Union Ballroom. It runs May 21-22.
Except where noted, exhibitions are at the Design Gallery, Mariposa Hall 4000. Contact the department for gallery hours.
To learn more about the design department and its events visit al.csus.edu/design/ or call 916-278-3962.
Festival of the Arts and U-Nite
The faculty and students from Sacramento State’s arts programs will spread out through the Crocker Art Museum on Thursday, April 10, for the third annual “U-Nite – University Night Out.” From 5 to 9 p.m., the talented members of Sac State’s arts community will present exhibits, music, dance and other performances in the elegant atmosphere of the Crocker.
U-Nite is open to the public. Admission is $10 general and free to Crocker members and Sac State students, alumni, faculty and staff.
U-Nite is part of Sacramento State’s Festival of the Arts, which runs April 9-13. The festival includes the second annual Family Funday Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13. Spanning most of the campus, Funday Sunday features attractions and activities for the entire family, including hands-on demonstrations for children and adults.
The arts community at Sacramento State is part of the University’s College of Arts and Letters. For more information on all available programs and events visit the college’s Website at csus.edu/al/ or call 916-278-6502.