Campfire Visions

Stephanie Lane Gage


MFA1 – School of Art – Graphic Design

Referencing the communalist ritual of the campfire, this sculpture pairs each of its facets with a different story about the struggle towards utopia. The hand revealing a treasure references the failed “utopian” grift of the Zzyzyx Mineral Springs, the hand striking a match represents the attempted socialist utopia of the 1913 Llano del Rio community, the kneeling motion references Ursula K. LeGuin’s vision in “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”, and the dropping of the curtain—NK Jemisin’s response to LeGuin in her story, “The Ones Who Stay and Fight”.


2:00 pm - 2:00 pm Welcome

CalArts Expo venues open

Doors Open

4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Outside Main Entrance

Food Trucks available outside the main entrance

Grab some food!

7:30 pm - 7:30 pm Main Entrance Walkway

Reception on the Main Entrance Walkway

Reception on the Main Entrance Walkway

10:00 pm - 10:00 pm Exhibition Venues

Exhibition Venues close

Exhibition Venues close

1:30 am All

Performances end

Performances end

  • Date : May 5, 2022 - May 5, 2022
  • Time : 02:00 pm - 10:00 pm (UTC)
  • Venue : Wild Beast & Courtyard