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Posted on Monday, September 7, 2009 by Allen Fear

Please note that the Bay Bridge, connecting Oakland and San Francisco, will not reopen at 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday (9/8) as originally planned. Caltrans officials are estimating that the bridge will reopen at 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday (9/9). As a result of the extended bridge closure, the regular campus shuttle service will continue to be disrupted.

Limited service will be available to make up for the shuttle runs that would normally take place on Tuesday as follows:


Posted on Monday, September 7, 2009 by Jim Norrena

The Steve Reoutt Memorial Exhibition runs September 1–10 in the Nave.View slideshow 

I paint portraits. Whether of people, trees, shoes, condiments, landscapes. Whatever.

~ Professor Emeritus Steve Reoutt

The Steve Reoutt Memorial Exhibition is on display in the rear of the Nave until September 10. A longtime California College of the Arts Graphic Design faculty member (41 years to be exact) and professor emeritus, Reoutt also was a book illustrator, curator, painter, and genuinely appreciated and loved member of the CCA community.

Posted on Thursday, September 3, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook

Sara SchneiderView slideshow 

"Controlled chaos" doesn't describe it at all; the situation in the Chronicle Books design department is more like beautiful, seductive, art-directed cacophony. There are shelves of books from floor to ceiling, immersing and enveloping the staff designers in a three-dimensional portfolio-gallery of their own work. But there is also spaciousness—room to move, room to think—and clearly everyone is thinking creatively. The few available walls are covered with sketches, drawings, ideas.

Posted on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 by Allen Fear

Labor Day Weekend Intercampus Shuttle Schedule

Please be aware the Bay Bridge, connecting Oakland and San Francisco, will be closed Thursday, September 3, from 8 p.m. until Tuesday, September 8, at 5 a.m. While the college will remain open for business as usual on Friday, September 4, each campus will be closed on Labor Day (Monday, September 7).

Posted on Friday, August 28, 2009 by Clay Walsh

California College of the Arts has always been about expression. Today we have more ways to express ourselves than ever before—it’s called social networking, which allows us to keep everyone abreast of exciting news here at CCA. We have so many amazing events and happenings this fall, it’s a wonder we get any sleep! Yet we know you want to know about all of them.

Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2009 by Jim Norrena

Playwright and CCA alum Evan Schnair (MFA Writing 2009)View slideshow 

To complete his thesis project last spring, poet and playwright Evan Schnair (MFA Writing 2009) approached the directors of the American Conservatory Theater Master of Fine Arts Program to solicit a collaboration: his play, their actors, one performance.

Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 by Brenda Tucker

This September marks the launch of the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts’ new program The Magnificent Seven. The seven participating international artists will be Abraham Cruzvillegas, Harrell Fletcher, Ryan Gander, Renata Lucas, Kris Martin, Paulina Olowska, and Tino Sehgal. Over a three-year period they will be integrated into every aspect of the institution’s structure and activities.

Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 by Lindsey Lyons

Over fifty alumni and friends attended a special alumni walk-through of Squeak Carnwath's (MFA Ceramics 1977) retrospective Squeak Carnwath: Painting Is No Ordinary Object at the Oakland Museum of California on August 20. Squeak and museum exhibition curator Karen Tsujimoto led alumni through the exhibition. Alumni then gathered for drinks and discussion at The Ruby Room in downtown Oakland. Thanks to everyone who came, and we look forward to seeing you at upcoming events. View photos here.

Posted on Monday, August 24, 2009 by Sarah Owens

Students meet Adelaide, Pie Ranch's cow.

An interdisciplinary group of CCA students gathered this summer to connect with a rural community and get their hands dirty. Pie Ranch, a local nonprofit organization and farm that teaches about sustainable farming practices, served as their classroom. It is located near Pescadero, a coastal town about 70 miles south of San Francisco.

Posted on Monday, August 24, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook

Accomplished painter Squeak Carnwath (MFA 1977) just had her first major museum show in 20 years at the Oakland Museum of California. Painting Is No Ordinary Object was curated by Karen Tsujimoto and accompanied by a large catalog.