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CASE Ends the Year With a Big Bang: Academy's Holiday Art Show is Better Than Ever!

Big Bang is one of the most anticipated annual art shows at Academy of Art University and this year is looking to be the best to date. This collective art show, put on by Campus Activities and Special Events (CASE), is a reflection of the Academy’s diverse student body. DJs, student visuals and holiday hors d'oeuvres come together to produce a show that is truly a sensory delight. Students even have the opportunity to win Best in Show – a $1,000 scholarship prize!

Ten years ago the San Francisco Chronicle called Academy of Art University for a unique Christmas party idea. The administration came up with a party that would incorporate international New Years and holiday traditions, reflecting on the Academy’s global student body.

"More often than not, the public doesn’t get a chance to see the visual impact created by a group of student artists with different backgrounds from all over the world depicting art as a universal language," said J Aleczander.

As years progressed, the event became a vehicle for building the Academy’s student community. The international holiday celebration morphed into what is now called the Big Bang art show. Less formal than the Spring Show, Big Bang showcases the Academy work to the public and allows students of varying skill to hang their work side-by-side.

Students from all majors can submit one piece for the Big Bang Art Show up until December 6, 2007. Bring artwork to the CASE office at 655 Sutter St.

This non-juried show opens with a reception and fashion show Saturday, December 8 at the 601 Brannan Gallery in San Francisco at 5 pm.  The show will run from 9 am – 6 pm daily from December 9, 2007 to January 9, 2008. 

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