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Posted on Monday, November 5, 2012 by Rachel Walther

Zarouhie Abdalian (MFA 2010) maintains quite the hectic travel schedule. This fall she made a trip to Bergen, Norway, to participate in the Kunstindustrimuseum's Material Information exhibition, and afterward she headed to the 9th Shanghai Biennial as a participant in the San Francisco pavilion. She's exhibited work and created site-specific installations throughout the United States and eight other countries; right now you can see one of her works, The fall without the fruit, at the CCA Wattis Institute's When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes exhibition, on view through December 1, 2012.

Abdalian's work has evolved dramatically since her years as an undergraduate at Tulane University, where she focused on painting and printmaking. While at CCA she developed an entirely new way of working that is sculptural, and profoundly site specific. A new piece doesn't begin until she researches the place where it will be located. Visually and historically, her installations engage in dialogue with their viewers and -- ideally -- disrupt their typical interaction with a particular place.

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Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2012 by Jim Norrena

The next time you butter your bread or pinch some salt or add crème fraîche to your coffee while dining at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, the world-renowned eatery known for using local, organic foods and credited as the inspiration for the style of cooking known as California cuisine, you'll likely be holding a piece of art made by CCA ceramicist Travis McFlynn (Sculpture 2013).

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Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by Allison Byers

Thinking about getting a masters degree but haven’t found the right field? California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco just made it easier, announcing three new graduate programs beginning in 2013, bringing the total number of post-professional offerings to eleven. The trio of curricula includes: a Master of Architecture in Urban Design and Landscape (MAUDL), a MFA in Comics, and a MFA in Film.

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Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 by Jim Norrena

The MFA Program in Writing proudly offers the Writers Series that features a continuum of talented writers who are scheduled throughout the academic year to come to CCA to share their experience and insights.

While these events comprise the Friday Seminar course requirement for all first-year students, all events are free and open to the public -- especially all interested CCA community members.

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Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 by Carol Pitts

Urs Fisher at the Arsenale, Venice Biennal 2011

The following course was held in summer 2013. Complete information for Summer Study Abroad 2014 will be posted (dates, descriptions, pricing) by December 20, 2013.

This interdisciplinary course examines the art, culture, and everyday life of Italy, while providing students an opportunity to work in the medium of their choice. The course traces Italian art and culture from the Renaissance to present day as well as contemporary international art hosted in the many museums designed by world famous architects in Rome and Venice.

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Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 by Erin Wheeler

CCA has long encouraged and cultivated the marriage of art, craft, social responsibility, scholarship, and research. Together, Career Development and Academic Affairs is excited to host an informational panel on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, one of the foremost resources for interdisciplinary scholarship for creative individuals.

Learn more about the scholarship program »

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Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 by Allison Byers

Over the past fifteen years, Chad Robertson's work as a baker in the Bay Area has earned praise from giants like Alice Waters and Alain Ducasse and earned him a place in a pantheon that includes Nancy Silverton and Jim Lahey. Recently chef Daniel Patterson went as far as to say it was "common knowledge" that Robertson made the best bread in the country.

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Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 by Alumni Association

China Blue, "Firefly Grove," John Brown House Museum, Providence, RI through Apr. 2013View slideshow 

This collection of alumni notes features recent accomplishments from our alumni.

Tell Us About Your Recent Alumni Note

We encourage all alumni to use the online CCA Alumni Note submission form to inform us about your recent and upcoming exhibitions, honors, and publications.

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Robert Neuman: Solo show: Ship to Paradise, The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York, Aug.-Nov. 2012.

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Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 by Allison Byers

With the opening of "Public Works" at California College of the Arts' new Mark Jensen-designed gallery space, Public Bikes founder Rob Forbes has returned to his design roots, along with a desire to improve city life. More than 400 art and bike enthusiasts turned out for the opening, which featured the works of more than 25 designers and illustrators, including industry heavyweights like Milton Glaser, New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast and Michael Schwab.

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Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 by Allison Byers

When Michele Marti rebuilt two Victorian chairs as one, it wasn't just about furniture.
"I was single for so long, I started to notice the gestures of love," says Marti, a 26-year-old upholsterer and designer who lives in Oakland.
She found a large, boxy chair at the Alameda flea market and used a small Japanese hand saw to remove its right arm and part of its base - she then tucked a smaller ornate, rounded chair against it, built their base together and reattached the larger chair's arm to wrap around her. She called it the Lovers.

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