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On Monday, October 16, CSM hosted the impactful “Send Silence Packing” exhibit, organized by Active Minds, a national mental health advocacy organization focusing on college campuses. This event was designed to initiate candid conversations about mental health, diminish the stigma surrounding mental illness, and encourage students to seek help and support for themselves and their peers.

The Bay Area jazz community will honor a legend this Saturday at Jazz on the Hill 2023, a free event at the College of San Mateo.

Students from CSM Professor Richard Lohmann’s photography class had a unique opportunity to showcase their work in a prominent San Francisco gallery in February. The “Convergence” exhibit opened on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at Canessa Gallery in San Francisco. The opening reception was followed two weeks later by an evening of engaging presentations by the student artists.

A stunning exhibit of his black-and-white photographs showing at Canessa Gallery depict rotting dry docks and the bare bones of ancient shipwrecks. The photos tell a poetic story about a civilization that once made The City a thriving center for global trade and international transportation.

On October 29, 2022, the San Mateo County History Museum will open the exhibit College of San Mateo: 100 Years of Making Dreams Come Through.

CSM’s Erin Persley worked on a film that will premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival in March.

CSM has added an exciting new adjunct faculty member to its extensive roster of working artists. Pantea Karimi is a well-established artist who works in installation art, prints, virtual reality and video projection.

Beginning in June 2018, Bay Area Pathways Academy launched yet another successful six-week summer program at the College of San Mateo, serving more than 400 students in grades 6 through 9 from both near and far, including from San Mateo County, a cohort of middle school students from Japan, and a cohort of scholarship-support students from East Palo Alto.

CSM presents “The New Winds”, an exhibition of contemporary Iranian graphic design. The show features posters by 44 select practitioners, who are known for their cutting-edge work inspired by traditional Persian and Arabic calligraphy, art, and Islamic patterns.

“My nightmares inspired my film,” says Nadar Bahu, a CSM film major. As a child, Bahu lost his ability to walk. His student film, Push Forward, chronicles his struggles to keep going despite being told he could not recover. It is a story of persistence and hope. Bahu was one of two CSM student filmmakers selected for a live screening of their films at the Grand Foundation Student Film Festival in March. CSM student Madison Rojas was also honored with acceptance for her film, Hello, Anxiety.