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    May 30| Academic Dates
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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

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Richard Pettibone

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 Richard Pettibone (‘62, MFA)'s early influences were Warhol's thirty-two cans of soup at the Ferus Gallery in 1962 and Duchamp's first U.S. retrospective at the Pasadena Art Museum in 1963. By 1965, he began making miniature copies of work by contemporary artists such as Warhol, Lichtenstein, and Johns. He recreated their processes, and mounted the canvases on dollhouse stretcher bars and frames. Pettibone pioneered appropriation art, creating a distinctively West Coast current of "Conceptual Pop."
 

His first solo show was at L.A.’s legendary Ferus Gallery, and from there he exhibited largely in N.Y. at Castelli, OK Harris, and the Curt Marcus Gallery. He has had approximately 35 solo exhibitions since 1965. In 2006, he was the subject of a museum retrospective that toured the country.
 

Regarding this retrospective’s showing at the Laguna Beach Museum, Los Angeles Times reviewer Holly Myers spoke of Pettibone's "exceptionally beautiful, sharp, skillful and tenderly crafted" paintings. According to Myers, the work of the last 40 years "makes a strong case for Pettibone's standing among the top tier of L.A.'s Ferus-generation artists."

 

 

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