February 2020

Saturday, February 1 - Preview and Opening Reception
Golden West? Jan Sawka's California Dream
5:30 p.m. Preview 
6-8 p.m. Opening Reception 

Endomorphism by David B. Jang
5:30 p.m. Preview 
6-8 p.m. Opening Reception 

Monday, February 3, 4-6 p.m.
California Dreaming: Who’s the Dreamer, What’s the Dream? 

The co-curators of the Golden West?: Jan Sawka’s California Dream exhibition, Hanna Maria Sawka and Frank Boyer, will talk about major events in the life and career of Jan Sawka and discuss the thematic threads woven together to create the fabric of Jan Sawka’s California Dream. The co-curators will illuminate how conditions in the Poland of Jan Sawka’s youth led to Sawka’s paradoxically skeptical and heartfelt vision of America. Hanna Maria Sawka will relate her memories of a Californian who was prominent in the Sawka family’s life, Bob Schulberg, including his role in helping the family attain refuge in the United States.  Jan Sawka’s California Dream, as articulated in the exhibition, shifted and developed under the impact of the direct encounter with American reality. Bob Schulberg was an important part of that direct encounter, sharing Sawka’s critical sense of the absurd. This talk will explore the complexities of the California Dream, as it appears in Jan Sawka’s art, including the increasingly universal and problematic themes of the negative impact of over-commodification and market mentality, and the loneliness and isolation within a seeming “paradise.” 

Thursday, February 13, 4-5:30 p.m.
An Intro to Beat Boxing Workshop

Join RAFFMA for a fun Beat Box workshop! Beatboxing is a form of vocal percussion and the art of mimicking drum machines.
Facilitated by: John "Faahz" Merchant

Wednesday, February 19, 3-6 p.m.
Armando Lerma and Student Exhibition Closing Ceremony

Wednesday, February 26, 4-6 p.m.
MFA Solo Thesis Show - Haylie Roche
On Display: Feb. 27 - March 4

March 2020

Wednesday, March 11, Noon-2 p.m.
David Jang’s Exhibition Accompanying Event
Gallery Talk 

Wednesday, March 11, 4-6 p.m.
MFA Solo Thesis Show - 

April 2020

Wednesday, April 8, 4-6 p.m.
MFA Solo Thesis Show - 

Thursday, April 9, Noon-4 p.m.

Thursday, April 9, 4-6 p.m.
GOLDEN WEST? Symposium/Panel Discussion
Participants: Peter Frank, Dr. Slawomir Magala, Hanna Sawka

Wednesday, April 22, 4-6 p.m.
MFA Solo Thesis Show - 

May 2020

Wednesday, May 6, 4-6 p.m.
MFA Solo Thesis Show - 

Saturday, May 9
Golden West? and Endomorphism
Last day on display

The above events and dates are subject to change. Please call (909)537-7373 to confirm.