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Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 by Jim Norrena

The Entire Earth and Sky: Views on Antarctica (University of Nebraska Press, 2008) by Leslie Carol Roberts

Leslie Carol Roberts is a faculty member in both the MFA Writing and Graduate Design programs. She's also the first-ever Fulbright Fellow in Antarctic Studies! Roberts will be promoting her book, The Entire Earth and Sky: Views on Antarctica (University of Nebraska Press, 2008), in the Bay Area with planned readings. (See author's website and bookstore links below for details.)

According to Roberts: "This book pieces together the tragic and heroic tales of nineteenth-century exploration, interviews with scientists, and the author's personal observations. The result is a remarkable collage that evokes the beauty and the complexity, the perils and the rewards of a lifelong engagement with the earth's last wilderness."

Additionally, Roberts has delivered talks and papers on her multidisciplinary work at the Stanford Linear Accelerator and the New Zealand Studies Association (London), as well as to scientific groups at universities in the United States and abroad.

Roberts, who's been invited as a distinguished writer in residence at St. Mary's College in 2009, has written hundreds of articles and essays for magazines, newspapers, and literary journals, including the Bellevue Literary Review, The Christian Science Monitor, and the Sydney Morning Herald. She has written hundreds of articles and essays for magazines, newspapers, and literary journals, including the Bellevue Literary Review, The Christian Science Monitor, and the Sydney Morning Herald.

Join Roberts at Mrs. Dalloway's in Berkeley on Friday, November 21, at 7:30 p.m. for a reading and signing.

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Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 by Jim Norrena

Caroline Skelton Priebe is driven to design and manufacture luxury sustainable fashions that break down the existing stigma related to environmentally conscious and organically grown products. She also wishes to create a contemporary business model that will inspire others.

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Posted on Monday, November 17, 2008 by Jim Norrena

When next visiting the Eiffel Tower, listen carefully to the sounds of Gustave Eiffel’s architectural wonder: its ambient acoustics and vibrations—the intrinsic reverberating sounds of its 2,500,000 rivets and 18,038 pieces of steel (weighing a total of 7,300 tons).

That’s exactly what CCA alumna China Blue did before she decided to sample these unique sounds on her forthcoming CD of rhythm, ambient, pop, and structural pieces, Under Voices: Les Voix de la Tour Eiffel.

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Posted on Monday, November 17, 2008 by Jim Norrena

Eric McNatt graduated early from an arts high school in Austin, Texas. The only art colleges he had heard of then were Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI). He began a summer program at the Art Institute, but quickly realized it wasn’t the best place for him.

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Posted on Saturday, November 15, 2008 by Allen Fear

View the five winning short films in CCA's R.A.W. Video (real artists at work) student competition from spring semester 2009! Winning filmmakers each received $500 for their short interpretive films. The goal was to capture the essence of CCA student life. Read more.

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Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2008 by Jim Norrena

Born in 1973 in Los Angeles

CCA degree: BFA 1995, Graphic Design

Residence: Los Angeles

Current occupation: principal, LAD Design

Influences at CCA: Larry Sultan, Michael Vanderbyl, Bob Aufuldish, Barry Katz

Website: www.laddesign.net

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Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2008 by Jim Norrena

Alumnus Josh Gorchov has had a recurring nightmare about the college every week since graduating in 2001: “It’s the end of the school year and I forgot to go to a humanities class or something. In my dream, I never graduated. It’s hard to get the hell out of that place,” he laughs.

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Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2008 by Jim Norrena

The Path to 9/11, with Lindsay Daniels's animation and design support, was nominated for an Emmy

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences tonight (Saturday, September 8, 2007) awarded
the 2006–7 Creative Arts Primetime Emmys for programs and individual achievements at
the 59th Emmy Awards presentation at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Eric Anderson, creative director; Josh Bodnar, editor; Lindsay Daniels, designer; Colin Davis, main title producer

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Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 by Jim Norrena

Jason Deamer always knew he wanted to be an artist. What he didn’t know was that a temporary gig moving furniture at an East Bay animation company would result in 10 years of employment, culminating as character art director, a position in which today he collaboratively designs film characters for such recent feature animation films as Ratatouille (2007) and Wall-E (2008), both of which the company—Pixar Animation Studios—produced for Walt Disney Studios.

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Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 by Jim Norrena

In 1991 CCA alum Anthony Discenza moved from New Jersey to California, where his friend and fellow video artist, Torsten Burns, was studying at the San Francisco Art Institute. The two formed a collaborative, the HalfLifers—an ongoing collaboration to create art that has been recognized and exhibited internationally.

Already a professional artist, Discenza was making video works that explore information as landscape and medium, when he decided to complete his art education by taking advantage of CCA’s MFA program.

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