Building Imagination Center, A New Art Gallery and Cinema Partnership with CSU Stanislaus, Announces Opening Schedule

MEDIA CONTACT: Denise Nordell, (209) 667-3916, dnordell@csustan.edu

The Building Imagination Center is located next to the Mistlin Gallery on J Street in downtown Modesto.
The Building Imagination Center is located next to the Mistlin Gallery on J Street in downtown Modesto

The Building Imagination Center — a partnership between the Building Imagination Initiative, California State University (CSU), Stanislaus and the Modesto Art Museum — has announced the schedule of events for its mid-September opening.

• Sept. 15, 2012: Starting point for a one-hour guided tour of downtown Modesto modernist buildings, as part of the Modesto International Architecture Festival (Beginning at 10:30 a.m.).

• Sept. 18, 2012: CSU Stanislaus assistant professor Dr. Staci Gem Scheiwiller explores the mingling of traditions that created Islamic architecture, in a lecture entitled “Architectural Hybridities: Pagan, Christian, Islamic, or all the above?” (Beginning at 7:30 p.m.).

• Sept. 20, 2012: Guests welcomed during Modesto’s Third Thursday Art Walk.

The events are free and open to the public.

The Building Imagination Center, funded by an ArtPlace collaboration grant, will feature a visual art gallery, as well as a theater for screening films and fostering the creation of new and original documentaries about the local community. The center is under the direction of CSU Stanislaus Professor of Time-Based Arts Jessica Gomula-Kruzic.

To register to attend the tour or Dr. Scheiwiller’s lecture, please call (209) 524-7451. For more information about center, visit http://buildingimagination.com/. The center is located at 1009 J Street. Modesto, CA. 95354.