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Posted on Friday, September 25, 2009 by Brenda Tucker

Andrew KudlessView slideshow 

Mutants, fictional bodies, animate architecture: these are among the provocations offered by Sensate: Bodies and Design, an exhibition currently on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art that reflects recent debates about what bodies are and how they are met and mirrored by design. It replaces traditional references to the body with approaches that admit greater complexity, nuance, and uncertainty.

Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook

Artist: Dustin BoudreauView slideshow 

For the first time ever in spring 2009, undergraduates in Printmaking collaborated with students in the MFA Program in Writing for a formal project, under the auspices of faculty member Thomas Wojak. The result, 2x2, will be the focus of a celebratory evening on Friday, October 2, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Posted on Monday, September 21, 2009 by Lindsey Lyons

Here are a few highlights from an event-filled fall semester for the Alumni Association: In August, Alumni Kari Marboe (Ceramics 2008), Priscilla Barton (Industrial Design 2005), and Joshua Gorchov (Graphic Design 2001) shared stories and advice with new students during Orientation on the San Francisco campus. In September, alumni enjoyed free tacos at the Alumni/ Student Taco-Truck Party on Macky Lawn at the Oakland campus, and many came out for the alumni mixer at the Homestead in San Francisco last Friday evening.

Posted on Monday, September 21, 2009 by Lindsey Lyons

On September 16, over fifty alumni and guests attended a reception for Marty Streich: Metal Artist, Sculptor, Teacher. A teacher of metal arts and design at CCA from 1959 to 1999, Marty's rapport with his students, as well as his teaching methods, influenced many during his 40 years at the College. This exhibit showcases the designs created by Marty from 1960 to 1995. It was created by the CCA Alumni Council Archive Committee and is on view through October 9, 2009. With a strong mid-20th century aesthetic, Marty's work looks modern and fresh today.

Posted on Monday, September 21, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook

Patricia Esquivias (MFA 2007) has had shows in just the last couple of years in London, New York, Basel, Valencia, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Istanbul, and Prague. She was born in Caracas and currently lives and works between Guadalajara, New York, and Madrid. She is 30 years old.

Posted on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 by Sarah Owens

Project Masiluleke, an at-home, saliva-based HIV-testing program, features alum Tony Meredith's award-winning design.

California College of the Arts alum Tony Meredith (BFA Industrial Design 2008), in conjunction with his team at frog design, received IDSA’s (Industrial Designers Society of America) highest honors—gold placement—in the 2009 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) competition. Meredith and his team were honored for their design work on Project Masiluleke, a groundbreaking mission that uses mobile technology to address the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and tuberculosis (TB) epidemics in South Africa.

Posted on Monday, September 14, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook

Mike Bianco in front of his newly renovated Airstream, near the WaypointView slideshow 

I imagine Mike Bianco (MA Curatorial Practice 2007) planting a flag in the ground in Marfa, Texas, like some kind of Arctic explorer. It's not the greatest metaphor—Marfa has been an art destination for decades, after all. But Bianco's decision to head there, of all the possible places, to establish a gallery and residency program makes him a great example of CCA's curator alumni, who are relentlessly staking out new territories.

Posted on Saturday, September 12, 2009 by Allen Fear

The REFRACT House is an innovative solar project created by Team California (CCA and University of Santa Clara architecture and design students) in the 2009 Solar Decathlon, a high-profile competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

The competition focuses on a crucial global problem—the ever-increasing need for energy—and offers real solutions, including renewable energy sources and ways to use energy more efficiently.

Posted on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 by Jim Norrena

Lower Potrero plaza is the latest Pavement to Parks project created by the San Francisco Planning Department.

With the fall term up and running, CCA’s San Francisco campus has gone from mild to wild with new and continuing students populating every corner. Yet if you haven’t already noticed, a new public corner exists where previously only hapless drivers cruised back and forth for that one opportune spot in which to park—and it’s called the Lower Potrero plaza.

Posted on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 by Allen Fear

The Bay Bridge will reopen this morning. However, due to the anticipated traffic back-up during the first few hours, we will resume our regular CCA student shuttle service as of 11:00am.

Until then, the following service will be in place:


Continuous shuttle runs between Webster Hall, the Oakland campus and the Rockridge BART Station are scheduled from:

  • 7:00 a.m. to 10:00am

NOTE: the 51 AC Transit bus will also pick up & drop off near Webster Hall, the Oakland campus, and the Rockridge BART Station.