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Descriptive Image New Inc Cohort and Chelsea Thompto portrait

Digital Media Art (DMA) Assistant Professor Chelsea Thompto will be joining the New Museum's 2022 Art + Code New Inc. cohort in New York, NY.

NEW INC was founded by the New Museum in 2014 and is the first museum-led cultural incubator dedicated to supporting innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship across art, design, and technology.

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MFA Liftoff Exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) San Jose

San Jose State University 2022 MFA Liftoff Exhibition will open on Thursday – April 7 between 5-7 PM at the Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose. Participating Artists include Kelcey Bauer, Heather Brown, Natalia Vihreva, Jennifer Cannon, Oscar Lopez, Tyler Stannard, James Jenkins, Peter Moen, John Contreras, Ashley Ann Vaughan, Jackelin Solorio and Felix Quintana.

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Futurefarmers in a month long artist-residency at San Jose State University

Students and the faculty in the Ceramics and the Pictorial Program in the Department of Art and Art History will be collaborating with Amy Franceschini and Futurefarmers, in the Spring of 22, to produce new work to be presented in their upcoming exhibition at the Natalie and James Thompson Gallery titled Bones, Tones and Phones.