Date and Time
Thursday, September 26th, 2013 at 9:00am
Sue Michaels/Diane Wright
Sierra College Marketing/Public Relations
916-660-7272, 916-630-4535 (fax)
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Sierra College Arts and Innovation Day
September 26, 2013
Rocklin, CA--Sierra College hosts “Arts and Innovation” day on Thursday, September 26th, 2013.
This new, all-day event is free, open to the public and features lectures, workshops and fun
activities for all ages. Presentations will emphasize the critical link between the arts and science,
technology, engineering and math. The organizers believe that the arts and innovation are critical
to science and engineering, and that science and engineering are critical to artistic expression.
The event will offer a project based Creativity Fair from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, at which a wide variety
of student clubs, faculty, vendors and sponsors will provide hands on projects designed to promote
creativity and innovation. Additional activities include musical performances and workshops, as
well as a Creativity Salon, Art Installation Tour and Scavenger Hunt, Nature and Art Tour, welding
demos, and much more.
Sculptor, Anthony Maki-Gill, Carr Wilkerson, System Administrator at Stanford’s Center for
Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Larry Ortiz, director of Nevada Placer Arts
Council, The California Arts Project (TCAP) and guest Comedy Improv artist, Brian Crall, join an
impressive roster of faculty and guest speakers. The series of thought provoking lectures planned
throughout the day will explore the role arts education plays in developing creativity and fostering
innovation across discipline, especially in math, science and engineering.
Keynote speakers are Maryanna Rogers Ph.D, Executive Education Workshop Facilitator for the
Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school) at Stanford University and Director of Innovation for
The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, CA.; Kathleen Taylor, Ph.D, professor of psychology at
Sierra College in Rocklin and a specialist in Social-Cultural psychology; and Angela Tahti, Executive
Director of the Arts Council of Placer County DBA PlacerArts.
In the spirit of “Arts and Innovation” day, the Ridley Gallery will also be presenting “Kinetic
Conveyance", art invented, engineered, designed, fabricated and powered by humans. This
photographic and video documentary-image driven exhibition makes visible the thinking,
innovation, and collaboration between disciplines of Engineering, Art, Welding, Music, Drama and
more. The Ridley Gallery show runs from September 9 through October 3, 2013.
This exhibition focuses on creations for entry into the Kinetic Grand Championship in Humboldt
County, California, also called the "Triathlon of the Art World" because art and engineering are
combined with physical endurance during a three day cross country race that includes sand, mud,
pavement, a bay crossing, a river crossing and major hills. The Ridley Gallery will showcase images
from the 2013 race, the prize winning entry from Colfax High School, and the planning stages of
Sierra College entry for 2014! reception for this exhibition will be held on Tuesday, September 10 from 4-7pm. Ridley
Galley is located on the first floor of the Library/LR 102, on the Rocklin campus, 5000
Rocklin Rd, Rocklin. Regular hours for Ridley Gallery are 11am -6:00 pm Monday through
Thursday. Admission to Ridley Gallery is free and open to the public.
There is a $3 parking fee on campus. Parking permits are available at dispensers located on the
campus parking lot. For more information, Call (916) 660-7242 or check out our website at
www.sierracollege.edu . Click on events