history and culture o Filipinos in the United States. This exhibition was part o a year-longFilipino estival at Pacic.In spring 2009, we hosted “
: Following the Light,” a show o landscape-inspired Color Field painting. For our second show, “In Dialogue with Ansel Adams,” theGallery held a juried competition to examine the relevance o the American landscapetradition or contemporary art. Over orty artists inspired by Adams, or by issues in Americanlandscape photography, submitted work; the jury chose ten artists to hang alongside Adams,whose work was generously loaned to the Gallery by the artist’s granddaughter, Alison Jaques. This exhibition was conceived in conjunction with “
”a new work or orchestra composed by Pacic alumnus Dave Brubeck and his son, ChrisBrubeck, which premiered in Stockton in April 2009. At our gala reception on March 28
,eight photographers participated in an entertaining panel discussion, and the department alsorevealed “My America,” an exhibition o photography by local high school students, sponsoredby the Stockton Symphony. The year closes with “MMIX Media,” a show o work by the VisualArts Department’s class o 2009, and “Your Own Piece o the Puzzle,” work by the classo 2010. The Gallery was also pleased to sponsor “Bridges,” a special exhibition o work byProessor Don Amorsolo, Pacic’s Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence or 2008-2009, as well as alecture on “Andy Warhol’s Gender” by UC Davis Proessor Blake Stimson and a receptionin honor o Dr. Merrill Schleier’s new book, “Skyscraper Cinema: Architecture and Genderin American Film.” In 2008–2009, the Gallery sponsored ten practicums, internships, andindependent studies or undergraduate students.20092010 promises to be another action-packed year or the Gallery. We will eature a showby alumna Julie Beeler and her design company, Second Story, an exhibition o contemporaryItalian art, installation art by Rachel Clarke, a sabbatical show by Pro. Dan Kasser, work bythe Korean-American artist Kay Kang, and more exciting thesis shows by our juniors andseniors.Please stay in touch with us! Visit us at our new website, web.pacic.edu/x26479.xml, orcontact Pro. Bett Schumacher at
or (209) 946-3096.
Her new book is entitled
(University o Minnesota Press, 2009). She has just nished anarticle entitled “The Grith Observatory in
Rebel Without a Cause”,
which has been sent outor publication. She also helped curate the exhibition “Dialogues with Ansel Adams” whichin the Richard Reynolds Gallery in the Visual Arts Department. Last semester, she taughtAdvanced Art History seminar in which her seniors completed large research papers, severalo which will be presented at the annual
on May 2nd, 2009.
Merrill Schleier Mark Bowles, California