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Visual art enhances the quality of life for all people, and should be a part of the daily life of the students, faculty, staff, and neighbors of Chabot College. The Chabot Public Art Project seeks interesting, challenging and meaningful works of art to assist us in meeting our educational mission, and to befit our multicultural community and Bay Area surroundings.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Important Notice: A CALL FOR ENTRIES for the Chabot College Public Art Project will open on August 13, 2009. Information regarding the Call will be available at www.callforentry.org beginning August 13, 2009.

Project Overview and Guidelines [PDF]

CHAIR

Name and Title:

Diane Zuliani, Instructor of Art History and Museum Studies, Chabot College; Chair, Chabot Public Art Committee

Community Service:

Hayward Area Historical Society Board Member, 2006 - 2008
Sun Gallery Board Member, 2001-2003

Public Art Statement:

From the Italian Renaissance until today, the placement of artwork in the public sphere is a sign of a community’s sense of self-worth. Selecting art for public display is never an easy task—no one “public” agrees on anything—but it is always worth the risk. To install permanent, public works of visual art in one’s environment is to demonstrate civic pride and to take a stand for beauty.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPRESENTATIVES

Name and Title:

Gary M. Carter, Dean, Chabot College School of the Arts

Community Service:
Board Member, Teaching Artists Organized, Berkeley, CA
Chair: Weber State University Mural Project, Ogden, Utah
Member: Coronado School of the Arts Board of Directors, Coronado, CA
Member: Community Art Committee, Lancaster, CA
Juror: Congressional Art Competition (Congressman Pete Stark), San Leandro
Organizer: Comic Book Art Show, Odgen Utah
Organizer: Acrylics and Oils in Political Dissent, Ogden Utah
Organizer: Food Drive, to benefit San Diego County Indian Reservations
Organizer: First, Second, Third, and Fourth Annual Coronado Battle of the Bands

Public Art Statement:

This project is exciting to me because it represents a rare opportunity on the part of a Community College to embrace and support public art on campus.

CLASSIFIED PROFESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES

Name and Title:

Katherine Tollefsen, Chabot – Las Positas C.C.D. ITS Staff and Chabot Classified Senate Representative

Community Service:

Member of A.R.T., Inc. in Castro Valley, Chabot College alumna, and current fine art (painting) student at Chabot College.

Public Art Statement:

Chabot College is a beautiful campus, with a lot of large, open public spaces that would be even more beautiful if they included public art. As part of the Measure B Bond, Chabot College is currently in the process of building two new buildings, and modernizing many of the older buildings. The timing is perfect to incorporate some public art on the revitalized campus.

Name and Title:

Yvonne Vanni, Clinic Assistant to the Chabot Dental Hygiene Program

Community Service:

I volunteer at the San Jose Museum of Modern Art and at the San Jose Airport. As an airport volunteer, I have had the opportunity to take part in discussions regarding the public art to be displayed there once their remodel is complete.

Public Art Statement:

The possibility of public art at Chabot excites me because we will finally have the art to identify who we really are and something that students can identify with.

COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES

Name and Title:

Alison S. Lewis, Ph.D., retired Trustee, Chabot-Las Positas Community College District

Community Service:

Chabot part-time art history instructor 1970s; Hayward Public Library Commission 1977-1987, 1989-1999; Friends of the Hayward Public Library; Literacy Plus; League of Women Voters of the Hayward Area 1968-present

Public Art Statement:

Major building projects should incorporate public art to express visually the character of the institution. This is especially important on the Chabot College campus where diversity, creativity, and education are critical.

Name and Title:

Denise Osborne, Technology Manager, Continuing Studies and Summer Session, Stanford University

Community Service:

Coming soon

Public Art Statement:

Coming soon

FACULTY REPRESENTATIVES

Name and Title:

Dr. Clara D. McLean, Instructor of English at Chabot College

Community Service:

As Co-coordinator of the Service-Learning Program at Chabot, I believe deeply in the power of community service and civic engagement to transform communities and individuals. Each semester, I work with organizations and schools throughout our area to arrange meaningful volunteer projects (including art-related projects) for Chabot students tailored to their interests and courses of study. My own community service has included serving on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco National Organization for Women, volunteer public relations for the Women's Foundation and for Curbstone Press (a nonprofit literary publisher), organizing creative writing after-school programs for teens, and regularly volunteering for several environmental, youth, and gay and lesbian organizations.

Public Art Statement:

I am delighted that Chabot, a college that serves one of the most diverse communities in the country, is getting this wonderful opportunity to bring high-quality public art to its campus, and I'm excited to be part of the selection process. As well as reflecting our student body and the mission of the college, public art can inspire, unite, beautify, and provide focal points for discussion and reflection on our campus.

Name and Title:

Don Plondke, Instructor of Geography, Chabot College

Community Service:

Church organist and choirmaster since 1982

Public Art Statement:

I hope for a visible and accurate representation of Chabot’s intended role in improving life in this region.

STUDENTS REPRESENTATIVES

Name and Title:

Jose Ferreira, student majoring in Art History, Chabot College.

Community Service:

Hayward Area Historical Society intern and volunteer since Summer 2008; Chabot Art Gallery assistant for 3 semesters.

Public Art Statement:

The thing that excites me about public art at Chabot is that highly visible artwork will not only to add color to campus, it will also give Chabot a recognizable face. It will bring a bit of prestige and sense of identity to the campus.

Name and Title:

Justin Reyes, Associated Students of Chabot College President

Community Service:

Student Senate of California Community Colleges Region IV Justice, California Democratic Party Delegate AD 18, volunteer for the National Kidney Foundation

Public Art Statement:

The thought of seeing public art at Chabot excites me because it will add style and beauty to our campus. Original artwork will make our college unique.
 
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