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Cabrillo Arts Symposium 2017- A Roadmap to Creative Ideas

Join us for an immersive experience where artists open the door to
a world of creative possibilities. Immerse yourself, discover new ideas and find inspiration!


Friday Evening Meet and Greet with the Artists

Our Friday night gathering gives participants the opportunity to meet many of the artists, and enjoy small bites and festive beverages.

Friday, Aug. 4
Cabrillo VAPA Complex

Saturday Presentations and Demonstrations

Artists will share their techniques, ideas, and artistic journeys through slide or video presentations, demonstrations and open dialogue. Choose from a variety of diverse “art-tastings” and experience multiple mediums including small metals, printmaking, woodworking, fiber arts, mixed media, and architectural and sculptural forms. See below for details about each artist and their demonstration/presentation.

Saturday, August 5 CANCELLED
9am through 4:30
Cabrillo VAPA Complex

Fees include the Friday evening event and 3 presentations on Saturday!

Register before June 5: $75
Register after June 5: $82



Presenting Artists:

Please see the list of our esteemed presenters below which includes brief statements about their presentations, and links to their web sites. A presenter schedule, with room numbers and presentation/demonstration times, will be sent to students 2 weeks prior so you can start planning your day! It will also be available on our Class Resources web page two weeks prior to the event!


Photo credit: Devi Pride Photography


Tobin Keller, Cabrillo College Art Instructor, Artist and Designer

Tobin will be presenting an overview of historic printed European fabrics & techniques. His image talk will be followed by a short demonstration of dye-printing silk broadcloth using photo stencil screens.


Jane Gregorius
Artist and Cabrillo College Professor Emerita

How many ways can you present your imagery? Jane will talk about taking your imagery to an alternate conclusion and reconfiguring your art.









L.M.N.O. Arts,
Scott Lindberg & Cristie Thomas
Architectural and Sculptural Ornamentation

Cristie and Scott will be showing the process involved in creating their recent sculptural installation - Seven Tibetan Prayer Wheels.







Dawn Nakanishi
Cabrillo College Art Instructor, Small Metals and Jewelry Chair

Following her recent sabbatical Dawn will explore the contemporary metal artisans of Japan, the Japanese Living National Treasures, and intangible cultural heritage.








Moto Ohtake, Kinetic Artist,
De Anza College Sculpture, 3D Design, Furniture Instructor

Moto will address ideas, design issues, possibility & problems within kinetic sculpture, & use of metal lathe and TIG welding method to achieve precision & strength.


Joshua Salesin
Contemporary Ornamental Turning

Joshua will present a Pecha Kucha of his approach to creativity, a slide-show introduction to wood turning & ornamental turning, as well as live demonstrations of small-scale spindle, bowl and vessel turning.


Mickey Singer
Furniture Designer/Maker
Furniture Artist

Mickey will discuss the ins and outs of furniture design, as well as the pitfalls and perks of designing custom pieces for private clients.


Richard Smith
Figurative Ceramic Artist

Richard will present his process of pit firing finish onto ceramic sculptural pieces.









Mary Tartaro
Artist and Owner of Altared Space Sculpture Foundry

Mary will be demonstrating her process of transforming found and fabricated elements into metal through the alchemical process of two-part sand casting.































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