Cal State San Marcos Announces Fall Arts & Lectures Schedule

Cal State San Marcos announces its Spring 2010 Arts & Lectures Series, a cross-section of artistic, cultural, and scholarly events scheduled February 3 through May 3, 2010. All events are open to the public and free except where noted.

Eveoke Dance Theatre: Building Community Through Dance
Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m.  -  Arts Building, Room 111
Eveoke Dance Theatre kicks off a 3 day-3 campus North County Higher Education Alliance (NCHEA) residency with a lecture-demonstration about the social action through the arts education, evocative performance, and community building. Sponsored by NCHEA.

A Boy, a Girl, a Virus, and the Relationship that Happened Anyway
Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m.  -  The Clarke, Room 113
Shawn Decker and Gwenn Barringer highlight issues of safe sex, intimacy, and communication between partners and medical realities of HIV infection in a presentation of witty and thoughtful performances. Co-sponsored by Student Health and Counseling Services/Health Outreach Promotion Education & Wellness Center, The Clarke/University Student Union Advisory Board and the Associated Students Inc. Campus Activities Board.

Terrilynn Quick: Artist Book Talk and Demo
Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m.  -  Arts Building, Room 342
Artist Terrilynn Quick will share the history of artist books and examples of her own handmade works. A workshop follows her talk. (Bring your own materials, see the website for details.)

"Mama Dada"- The Life of Beatrice Wood
Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m.  -  McMahan House
Archivist David VanGilder shares personal stories about the remarkable life of Beatrice Wood (1893-1998), whose artwork spanned the 20th century. Selected works will be on exhibit for this evening only.

SD/TJ Dance on Film: Festival De Video Danza
Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m.  -  Arts 111
CSUSM will co-host DANCEonFILM's third annual festival of experimental short dance films from around the world. Produced in partnership with SDSU, Tijuana Cultural Center, and Dance Films Association of NY.

I Was Raised Mexican
Wednesday, Mar. 3 at 7 p.m.  -  The Arts Building, Room 111
International performer Sayda Trujili brings her original solo performance about cultural stereotypes. The story takes place in east L.A., where a Guatemalan teenager is viewed by her community as a Mexican. Questions of identity peel open and expose issues of home and immigration.

PASCAT Philippine Performing Arts Company
Wednesday, Mar. 10 at 7 p.m.  -  The Arts Building, Room 111
Since 1969, PASCAT has preserved and promoted Filipino culture through the arts. Come celebrate history and culture through live music, dance, and discussion!

Kim Geron: The Snake Dance of Asian American Activism: Community, Vision & Power
Thursday, Mar. 11 at 1:15 p.m.  -  Commons, Room 206
Political Scientist and co-author Kim Geron discusses his book, The Snake Dance of Asian American Activism: Community, Vision & Power. The pivotal research describes the Asian American Movement's dramatic impact on the direction of Asian American political and social activity beginning in the 1960s. Book signing will follow.

Swift Justice: Seven Raids. Seven Hours. Illegal Immigration in America
Monday, Mar. 15 at 6 p.m.  -  The Arts Building, Room 240
Julie Speer presents a short documentary in support of immigration awareness and reform. She will also discuss "Little Voice," an award-winning non-profit organization that uses video, technology, and grassroots outreach to inspire positive social change. For further information, contact Kristin Moss at 760-750-8572 or kmoss@csusm.edu. This event is made possible by Instructionally Related Activity (IRA) funds.

Kimberly Dark: Becoming the Subject of Your Own Story- Rather Than The Object of Another's Gaze!
Tuesday, Mar. 16 at 7 p.m. - The Arts Building, Room 111
Join spoken word performer and sociologist Kimberly Dark for a fun and illuminating evening in celebration of Women's History Month. Kimberly addresses body image and sexuality to help see yourself and share your gifts as a more powerful person.

Kimberly Reed: Prodigal Sons
Monday, Mar. 22 at 6 p.m. - The Arts Building, Room 240
This documentary follows three siblings—a transgender woman, a gay man and their adopted brother-who discovers he is the grandson of Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth—back to their Montana hometown, where a powerful story of an entire family's transformation unfolds. For further information, contact Kristin Moss at 760-750-8572 or kmoss@csusm.edu. This event is made possible by IRA funds.

Liam Clancy: Locally Grown Dance Series
Wednesday, Mar. 24 at 7 p.m.  -  Arts Building, Room 111
San Diego-based choreographer Liam Clancy blends dance improvisation, theater, vaudeville and circus to create fresh new works!

Cynthia Enloe: Picking Up the Pieces: When Does a War Really End? Some Feminist Clues
Thursday, Apr. 8 at 12 Noon - The Clarke, Room 113
Professor Cynthia Enloe is recognized around the world for her work on U.S. militarization/war and gender relations. Her widely-acclaimed publications include: The Curious Feminist (2004) and Globalization and Militarism: Feminists Make the Link (2007). Enloe will be speaking about her latest project, an inclusive analysis of the gendered dimensions of the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Ziliah Einsenstein: The Audacity of Races and Genders
Thursday, Apr. 8 at 5:30 p.m. - The Clarke, Room 113
With her relentlessly anti-racist feminist narrative, author Zillah Eisenstein engages the 2008 election of Barack Obama as a key historical movement. She uncovers the shifting and changes surrounding race, gender, and class to look for the "newly new" political configurations that can create a politics of and for the globe.

Sharon Daniel: Public Records/Secret Publics: Information Architecture for New Political Subjects
Monday, Apr. 12 at 6 p.m. - The Arts Building, Room 240
Artist Sharon Daniel will present two new media documentary projects "Public Secrets" and "Blood Sugar" that attempt to catalyze political action and influence the development of just and sustainable public policy. For further information, please contact Kristine Diekman at 760-750-4188 or kdiekman@csusm.edu. This event is made possible by IRA funds.

Cronica de Fuente Ovejuna
Mon, Apr. 19 at 6 and 8:30 p.m. - The Arts Building, Room 111
Cronica de Fuente Ovenjuana is an innovative take on Lope De Vega's world famous 17th-century Spanish play about power and unity. The play deals with love, honor, and the potential for "common folk" to make big changes in unfortunate circumstances. Performances will be in Spanish.

Paul Flores: You're Gonna Cry: How Could Gentrification be Violent If Artists Started It?
Tuesday, Apr. 20 at 7 p.m.  - The Arts Building, Room 111
Exploring the intersection of urban culture, Hip-Hop, Spanglish and transnational identity, prominent spoken word performer, playwright, and Professor Paul S. Flores will perform and discuss the cultural flow between the US and Latin America and its influence on a new generation of Latino artists. Flores performance projects have taken him from HBO's Def Poetry to Havana, Cuba, Mexico City, and El Salvador.

Peter Gach: Fresh Piano
Tuesday, Apr. 27  12 Noon. - The Arts Building, Room 111
A performance of new music by Pianist Dr. Peter Gach, Palomar College's exceptional artist-in-residence. This performance celebrates the release of Dr. Gach's new CD from Innova Records, Fresh Piano: New Keyboard Music from Southern California. Joining Dr. Gach will be composers Ellen Walker (Palomar College), Madelyn Byrne (Palomar College) and William Bradbury (CSUSM).

Minda Martin: Free Land (preview screening)
Monday, May. 3 at 7 p.m. - The Arts Building, Room 240
Free Land is a personal historical documentary that examines what it means to be constantly looking for opportunity in America. Using family history of homelessness and displacement, Martin examines the unfulfilled promise of "The Land of the Free" and reveals how the search for free land has geographically and psychically uprooted people, created social inequalities, and left legacies of emptiness.

For more information regarding upcoming events, contact the Office of Arts & Lectures at 760-750-4366.

About Arts & Lectures
Each year, Arts & Lectures engages the support and advice of CSUSM faculty, staff, students and the community in developing a series of 20-40 events including lectures across various fields, film/video screenings, visual art talks, dance and theatre performances, music concerts, scientific discussions, book readings and more.  The Series has become an integral part of campus life and offers eye-opening perspectives on multiple topics, issues, and disciplines by bringing in exceptional guests who are experts in various fields creatively and intellectually.  The program not only supplements and complements curricular needs but it also enriches cultural life on the campus and within the community.

All Arts & Lectures events are offered FREE (unless otherwise noted) and open to students, faculty, staff and the general public.

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