The Academic Senate Distinguished Lecture on Engagement, Service, and the Public Good

Date and Time

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 1:45pm


The Cal State LA Academic Senate is pleased to host Kim Abeles, an artist whose community-based projects explore biography, geography and environment. She has created projects with the California Science Center, air pollution control agencies, health clinics and mental health departments and natural history museums in California, Colorado and Florida. Abeles received the 2013 Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, and she is a recipient of fellowships from J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, California Community Foundation and Pollack-Krasner Foundation.

In 1987, she innovated a method to create images from the smog in the air, and Smog Collectors brought her work to national and international attention. She recently completed a series of sculptural suitcases for Camp Ground: Arts, Corrections and Fire Management in the Santa Monica Mountains that embeds artists in the Los Angeles County Fire Department to work in collaboration with the paid and inmate workforces.

A reception will follow the lecture. Please confirm your attendence by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26. RSVP on the Academic Senate webpage.


Golden Eagle Building, Third Floor, Golden Eagle Ballroom 3

Contact Information

Academic Senate office at (323) 343-3750 or email
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