Arts & Lectures, one of the longest standing event series at CSUSM, announces its spring lineup with 12 eye-opening, artistic, cultural and scholarly events. This season, the University will welcome contemporary dance companies, host theatre performances and a musical concert and premiere two documentary film screenings.

While four of the events are free to the public, all attendees, including students, must purchase or reserve tickets online. CSUSM students are not charged the admission cost, as student tickets are subsidized through an Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) fee. The IRA fee is paid for by students as part of their tuition and funds programs like drama and musical productions, art exhibits, the student newspaper and the Arts & Lectures series.

Tickets are available via the Arts & Lectures website at www.csusm.edu/al. CSUSM students will have the first opportunity to claim their ticket during the first two weeks of the spring semester. Tickets go on sale to the public on Feb. 5, with the exception of the Father Boyle "Tattoos on my Heart" event which are on sale to the public beginning Jan. 14. Discounted tickets are available for CSUSM faculty and staff. All tickets include complimentary parking in specified lots.

Spring Series: Upcoming Events

LECTURE
Father Boyle: Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion
Monday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m.
Pavilion in Parking Lot N

*PURCHASE/RESERVE TICKETS*
CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty/Staff: $5
Community Members: $10

Father Gregory Boyle, the Executive Director of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, has been nationally recognized with numerous awards for his humanitarian work and inducted into the California Hall of Fame.  He will speak about his work with female and male gang members at Homeboy Industries, the largest gang prevention, intervention and suppression program in the country, as well as his recent award-wining book, Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion.  Book signing to follow. Co-sponsors:  CHABSS, Extended Learning, National Latina/o Resource Center, Sociology Dept., Anthropology Dept., Women’s Studies, LAFS, MECHA & other Academic Departments.



ART EXHIBIT
The Creative Works of Fabian “Spade” Debora
Feb. 1 to 23 at the CSUSM Art Gallery
Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays 5 to 8 p.m.
1080 San Marcos Blvd., Suite 185, San Marcos

Tickets are not required for the exhibit.

In addition to the lecture, see the artwork of Fabian “Spade” Debora who shares roots with Homeboy Industries on exhibit at the CSUSM Art Gallery located in Old California Restaurant Row. Tickets are not required for the exhibit. Exhibit co-sponsored by the San Marcos Arts Council.



PERFORMANCE
Animal Cracker Conspiracy: The Collector
Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Arts Building, Room 111

*PURCHASE/RESERVE TICKETS*
CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty/Staff: $10
Community Members: $20

The Collector is a mysterious tale, set in an alternate reality, about a lowly debt collector, who, under the management of a mechanical, tyrannical overseer, undergoes a radical transformation of spirit in the process of collecting outstanding debts. The story unfolds into a multidimensional mixed media performance through Orwellian, neo-Victorian lenses. Performed with toy theatre, table-top puppets, object theatre, and stop motion animation, the agitprop nature of this alternate reality is underscored by original film and constructed soundscapes by sound artist Margaret Noble.



MUSIC CONCERT
Ching-Ming Cheng: Solo Piano Concert
Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Arts Building, Room 111

*PURCHASE/RESERVE TICKETS*
CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty/Staff: $10
Community Members: $20

Dr. Ching-Ming Cheng, Assistant Professor of Music at CSUSM, offers an encore performance of concert piano. The concert will feature works by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Ravel and Bach/Busoni. It will be a memorable night of expressive music.   Dr. Cheng performs solo and collaborative recitals around the world, and she is a winner of numerous music competitions. Co- Sponsor: SoCal Pianos



ARTIST TALK
Tracy Weil: Growing Tomatoes and Growing Community
Thursday, Feb. 28 at 12 p.m.
Arts Building, Room 240

*PURCHASE/RESERVE TICKETS*
CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty/Staff: FREE
Community Members: FREE

Tracy Weil is a Denver based artist who works in paint, sculpture, public art, web design, and arts organizing. Best known for his colorful paintings, Weil’s work is expressive, whimsical, and features rural and urban landscapes with iconic creatures.  His recent work was inspired by the urban agriculture movement and his experience working in organizing arts districts. In conjunction with his public lecture, Weil's work will be on display in the CSUSM Restaurant Row Gallery during the month of March.



ART EXHIBIT
The Creative Works of Tracy Weil
March 1 to April 7 at the CSUSM Art Gallery
Gallery Hours: Fridays & Saturdays 5 to 8 p.m.
1080 San Marcos Blvd., Suite 185, San Marcos

Tickets are not required for the exhibit.



PERFORMANCE
Ann Marie Houghtailing: Renegade Princess: Writing Your Own Story
Tuesday, March 12 at 7 p.m.
Arts Building, Room 111

*PURCHASE/RESERVE TICKETS*
CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty/Staff: $7.50
Community Members: $15

Ann Marie Houghtailing is Principal of The Houghtailing Group and Founder of The Millionaire Girls’ Movement.     Houghtailing launched her company in January 2009 despite the economic downturn with nothing more than a Macbook, a budget of zero dollars, infinite passion, boundless energy, and unabashed conviction to purchase both her business license and future.  Renegade Princess is a one-woman performance about her life and is presented as only she can present it, with both humor and heart. Co-Sponsors:  SHCS and ASI Women’s Center



FILM AND TALK
Lee Mun Wah: If These Halls Could Talk
Wednesday, March 13 at 6 p.m.
McMahan House

*PURCHASE/RESERVE TICKETS*

CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty/Staff: FREE
Community Members: FREE

In the film If These Halls Could Talk, eleven students from various colleges and personal backgrounds share what makes it unsafe for them in the classroom and what it is like to be a minority or an immigrant on a predominantly white campus. The film exposes issues of trust and distrust amongst one another, with other students and college staff/faculty. Following the film screening, a special diversity dialogue will be hosted by director Lee Mun Wah, known for facilitating interpersonal conflicts and diversity issues mindfully and transformatively in the classroom. Co-Sponsors:  USUAB and SJEB



ART TALK
Mother Art Tells Her Story
Monday, March 18 at 6 p.m.
Academic Hall, Room 102

*PURCHASE/RESERVE TICKETS*
CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty/Staff: FREE
Community Members: FREE

As young women artists who formed a group in Los Angeles in 1974, Mother Art was galvanized to fight prejudice against artists who were mothers. Mother Art continued their revolutionary artistic collaboration, creating witty and articulate artwork that targeted political hypocrisy and its devastating effects on women globally. Reflecting on their work and lives over five decades in their new film, Mother Art Tells Her Story, 2012, the members of Mother Art prove that speaking up for women’s rights makes a difference.



PERFORMANCE
Kimberly Dark: Complicated Courtesies
Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Arts Building, Room 111

*PURCHASE/RESERVE TICKETS*
CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty/Staff: $7.50
Community Members: $15

Kimberly Dark’s Complicated Courtesies will make you engage with your life and others in a bold way! You can positively affect the world just by being your beautiful and complicated self. As a sociologist and a performance artist, Dark uses entertainment to illuminate potentially contentious cultural themes. It can be scary to talk about topics such as gender, race, parenting and the environment. Come see how vibrant views and exciting experiences can be cleverly and kindly conveyed in Complicated Courtesies!



FILM AND TALK
El Norte
Friday, March 22 at 6 p.m.
The Clarke, Room 113
Bilingual event (English/Spanish)

*PURCHASE/RESERVE TICKETS*
CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty/Staff: $5
Community Members: $10

Filmed in 1983, and nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, El Norte (directed by Gregory Nava) remains a powerful and unforgettable epic film which Roger Ebert has called The Grapes of Wrath for our time. The film tells the story of a Guatemalan brother and sister, and their harrowing, sometimes humorous, and always poignant story as they make their way through Mexico and to the U.S. in search of what they hope will be a better life. 2013 marks the 30th Anniversary of this seminal film, and our anniversary screening will include a question and answer session with the film’s female lead (Rosa), played by renowned Mexican actor Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez. Co-sponsors: LAFS and Modern Language Studies Department.



LECTURE
Maroundit & Mathan Noi: Lost and Found: The Story of the Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan
Monday, April 15 at 6 p.m.
The Clarke, Room 113

*PURCHASE/RESERVE TICKETS*
CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty/Staff: $7.50
Community Members: $15

In 1983, civil war broke out in Sudan and over 2 million lives were lost in the conflict. The young boys and girls who were able to escape walked for years — a long, dangerous journey to find safety at relief camps in Ethiopia and later, Kenya. In 2001, about 3,800 children were selected for resettlement in the United States. Please welcome Sebastian Maroundit and Mathon Noi to San Diego, as they share their story about the strength of the human spirit in the face of unspeakable tragedy. You won’t be disappointed!



DANCE
Locally Grown Dance Series: Fresh Works by Leslie Seiters’ Little Known Dance Company & Eric Geiger
Wednesday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Arts Building, Room 111

*PURCHASE/RESERVE TICKETS*
CSUSM Students: FREE
CSUSM Faculty/Staff: $7.50
Community Members: $15

Leslie’s Little Known Dance Company presents UNICORN, a dance for six (Dina Apple, Kris Apple, Anya Cloud, Eric Geiger, Jess Humphrey, Leslie Seiters), and live music by Charles Curtis.  UNICORN is assembled from a suspicion that we can’t make magic happen AND a belief that magic is inevitable every time. Eric performs a new solo called This is dedicated, with love, to Allyson Green. He's been considering Yvonne Rainer's No Manifesto wondering, what if we say yes to spectacle, to glamour, style, seduction? Variety shows from the 60's, Barbra, Judy, a fashion show runway, and Vera scarves all show up.


Arts & Lectures

Tickets are available via the Arts & Lectures website. CSUSM students will have the first opportunity to claim their tickets during the first two weeks of school, Jan. 22 through Feb. 4, 2013. Tickets go on sale to the public on Feb. 5. Discounted tickets are available for CSUSM faculty and staff.