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SSU President Judy Sakaki with artist Joan Baez and her painting of Martin Luther King, Jr.
SSU President Judy Sakaki and FIGR Tribal Chairman Greg Sarris admire a self-portrait by Joan Baez
October 2, 2017

A collection of 14 portraits painted by singer and activist Joan Baez and inspired by a diverse group of architects of social change has been donated by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria to Sonoma State University in commemoration of the university’s historic commitment to civil rights...

Herring Skeleton by Julia Edith Rigby
Radiolaria Pterocanium by Holly Sumner
Carin Jacobs
August 8, 2017

Carin Jacobs is more than the director of Sonoma State University's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, she's also an curator with a background in museum studies. In "Tidal Response," a new show she has curated at the Petaluma Arts Center running Aug. 19-Oct. 21, Jacobs explores the intersection...

Kellie Gillespie
Kellie Gillespie next to her sculpture, connected, in front of the green music center
July 20, 2017

 

The bright red sculpture in front of Weill Hall at the Green Music Center has been turning the heads of students and guests since this year's Commencement ceremonies in May. What visitors might not realize is that the 750-pound, 12-foot-tall piece, titled "Connected," is actually made...

October 28, 2015

Sonoma State University professor Anne Goldman hosts an interdisciplinary seminar about the role of metaphor in daily life on Nov. 9 at 3 p.m. in the University Art Gallery at Sonoma State. "Metaphorical Thinking: A Conversation across Disciplines," draws upon expertise across a wide range of...

linear equations poster
November 3, 2015

Sonoma State University Art Gallery's new exhibition, "Linear Equations," brings together three Bay Area artists whose work shares an affinity for line in both two and three dimensions. The exhibit opens Nov. 5 with a reception for the artists, Mari Andrews, Marc Katano and Sabine Reckewell, 5-7...

collage announcement
February 11, 2016

The University Art Gallery at Sonoma State University is hosting "YES! Glue: A Half-Century of Collage by Bruce and Jean Conner" Feb. 18 through March 13, with a free opening reception Thursday, Feb. 18, 5-7 p.m. Jean Conner presents a free walkthrough of the exhibition Thursday, March 3 at noon...

juried art show
March 24, 2016

Sonoma State University's annual Juried Student Exhibition opens in the University Art Gallery with a free public reception Wednesday, March 30, 5-7 p.m. and will be on view through Sunday, April 24.

The exhibition features more than 40 artworks in a variety of media, including painting,...

"Truck Over Petaluma Bridge" by John LeBaron
March 18, 2016

Portraits, landscapes and landmarks of the North Bay and beyond are featured in "John LeBaron: A Lifetime of Photography," on display through May 27 in the Sonoma State University Library.

John LeBaron spent 20 years as a photojournalist, many of them for the Press Democrat newspaper, and...

imagery donation
March 1, 2016

The fine art gracing the labels of Imagery Estate Winery's unique wines began 30 years ago as a project between a Glen Ellen winemaker and Sonoma State University art professor. Now, the highly regarded, 442-piece Imagery Estate Winery Permanent Collection comes full circle to Sonoma State...

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