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The Center for Creativity and the Arts  

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Welcome to the Center for Creativity and the Arts (CCA) at Fresno State. CCA is California's Central Valley's leading interdisciplinary institute for the arts.  

CCA is a collaboration and dialogue across the university's colleges and disciplines; the Central Valley's multicultural roots, cultures, and industries; and local K-12 arts education affiliates. Serving a diverse university and regional community, CCA engages the public through innovative art exhibitions, university-wide programming and curricula, and community events.

Our goal is for the university and the community to be partners that partake in an active conversation on the arts, why the arts matter, and how the arts can enrich our lives. 


Currently Showing!!

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 “Tomiko Jones: Hatsubon” is a photography exhibit that opens this Thursday September 20, 2018 at the Phebe Conley Art Gallery, 5 to 7pm. 


The exhibit examines the ceremony of “hatsubon” that marks the first anniversary of a loved one’s death held during the yearly ritual of O-bon, a Japanese Buddhist custom which honors ancestors. It weaves together photographic imagery Jones collected in Swissvale, Pennsylvania, the town of her father’s birth; Hawaii, her mother’s home and her father’s final resting place; and California, where her parents met and Jones was born. The materiality of the work suggests the dualities of the fleeting and the lasting, the ephemeral and the corporeal, and the pendulous state between longing and release.


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Coming Soon!!

You can find more information on these and other CCA events on our Calendar/Events page!

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This exhibition is a selection of art by Fresno's Varaz Samuelian and contemporary artist Henrik Abedian.  It highlights the artists' rejection of violence as a result of their life experiences as Armenians.  The exhibition will touch on the genocide as well contemporary culture's fascination with tools of violence. 
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You can find more information on these and other CCA events on our Calendar/Events page!