CCA News

Posted on Monday, October 25, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Graduate Program in Design student Jesse Geller's Home Street Home earned highest honors in CCA's R.A.W. Video student contest. Want to cast your own vote? Details about CCA's first-ever R.A.W. Video Audience Award coming soon!

R.A.W. Video Contest Winners Announced

Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

Michael McClure: Mysteriosos and Other Poems
New Directions, 2010
Paperback, 144 pages, $15.95

This newest book of poetry by Michael McClure (longtime CCA faculty member and 2005 recipient of CCA's honorary doctorate of fine arts) speaks of working toward freedom and beauty during a time of interminable war and the destruction of our natural surroundings. Included in this new collection is: a long travel poem to an Indian forest where an enraged elephant charges then recognizes an old human friend and turns back into the trees; "Double Moire," which "reads like a fulfillment of Goethe's prophesy and Shelley's: the whole universe seems to be in it, down to the smallest and up to the most vast. It is absolutely what the ultimate nature poem might be" (Jerome Rothenberg). "Dear Being," a garland of 37 stanzas, uses the freedoms of Buddhist hwa yen.

Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

My Dog Teny
Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, 2010
Paperback, 32 pages, $18

This book tells a true story about a boy and his dog and the friendship that they shared during the time of the forced evacuation of Japanese Americans during World War II. It is written by Yoshito Wayne Osaki and illustrated by Felicia Hoshino (Illustration 1988).

Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

Brian Teare: Pleasure
Ahsahta Press, 2010
Paperback, 88 pages, $17.50

A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, Brian Teare. lives in San Francisco and makes books by hand for his micropress, Albion Books. His publications include The Room Where I Was Born, Sight Map, and Transcendental Grammar Crown. Like Tennyson's In Memorium, Teare's book sees within a personal loss evidence of an epochal shift that is simultaneously historical, political, and cosmological. Asserting the lover's body as a lost Eden, revisiting again and again the narrative of "the fall"—its iconic imagery as well as Gnostic reinterpretations—the book also records the eventual end of mourning and a return to the ecology not of myth but of the literal weather and landscape of California.

Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 by Jim Norrena

CCA alum Jules de Balincourt (BFA Painting and Ceramics 1998) critiques a student’s work [photo: Bob Adler]

CCA alum and visiting artist Jules de Balincourt's (BFA Painting and Ceramics 1998) market value is fast approaching the half-million-dollar mark per painting, as reported last week by the Wall Street Journal.

Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 by Sarah Owens

Fashion Design student Sam E. Weinberg pieces together paper trianglesView slideshow 

This summer Fashion Design students were busy helping kids make geometry come alive. As part of the Exploratorium’s Geometry Playground summer exhibition was the “You’d Be Naked Without Geometry” event that offered five California College of the Arts Fashion Design students the chance to spur children’s creativity by making opulent dresses out of pink pattern-making paper.

Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 by Samantha Braman

Ryan Duke (Industrial Design 2008), an independent Oakland-based industrial designer and CCA alum, won the 2010 Oakland Indie Award in the "Greenie" category this past May.

Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Hanh Nguyen's Leaving My Mark: A Portrait of Scott Donahue screens Sunday, October 24, at 5 p.m. and again Wednesday, October 27, at 7:15 p.m. as part of the "Bay Area Shorts" collection (running time: 70 min.). Select your preferred date to purchase tickets.

Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 by Brook Hinton

THE OWLS, directed by Cheryl Dunye

Wednesday October 20, 7:00 pm
California College of the Arts
San Francisco Campus Production Stage

Filmmaker and CCA Faculty filmmaker Cheryl Dunye
presents her recent film The Owls
followed by a question and answer session moderated by
Peter Stein, Executive Director of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.

Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 by Chris Bliss

1-4-5 no. 1, 2010, oil and graphite on wood panel, 14.75 x 16.5 in.

George Lawson Gallery presents a solo exhibition of works by President Stephen Beal November 2 through 27, 2010. An opening reception will be held Thursday, November 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibition features more than 20 recent paintings; an illustrated catalogue accompanies the show. Beal has been exhibiting his work since the 1970s in Chicago. More recently he exhibited at Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art in San Francisco in 2009.