CCA in the Media News

Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2017 by Emily Viemeister

Photo by Rachel Eliza Griffiths

U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith will give a free public reading in CCA's Nave Alcove space tomorrow as part of the "Fridays in the Garden" series--a weekly fall reading series organized by the College's MFA Writing program that brings the vital voices of pioneering writers, poets, and literary figures to the entire Bay Area community. 

Posted on Sunday, September 17, 2017 by Maggie Beasley

Photo: Flooding on Highway 37 last February shut down this road through Novato for about two weeks

Ten teams of experts will hit the ground this week in a yearlong blitz to bolster the Bay Area against rising seas and other potentially catastrophic risks posed by the changing climate.

The project, dubbed Resilient by Design, was inspired by a similar planning challenge to rebuild east coast locations ravaged by “Superstorm” Sandy in October of 2012.

“We’ve realized that our current systems aren’t set up to address what we know is happening,” says Amanda Brown-Stevens, a land use advocate who is heading up the project. “So we want the teams to think outside the box.”

Posted on Sunday, September 17, 2017 by Maggie Beasley

Photo: Remake

The Presidio’s picturesque lawns and historic buildings are similarly light years away from Cambodia, Indonesia and India, where dozens of brands manufacture their elevated garments. And yet it’s here that the San Francisco nonprofit Remake is trying to change the way we see clothes productions in these countries.

Posted on Sunday, September 17, 2017 by Maggie Beasley

Arleene Correa working in her studio

Source: Hyperallergic

In March of this year, I had a conversation with Arleene Correa, an undocumented art student originally from Mexico, who is attending California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco. We talked about the hurdles to becoming a student, maintaining the highest possible grade point average, fighting invisibility, and scratching to find the funding to meet the tuition which is upwards of $23,000 per year.

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Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 by Chris Bliss

Harun Farocki, ‘Deep Play’ (video still), 2007

Source: KQED Arts


In these parts, art and technology get paired up on the regular, reinforcing the false binary the very words have come to represent. On art’s side: artists, affordable housing, the city’s creative soul. And for technology: tech workers, the housing crisis, venture capitalism run rampant. But Wattis director Anthony Huberman has managed to turn this old and tired juxtaposition into an exhibition that looks at technology not as a local industry, but as a group of machines — objects, devices, systems and infrastructure.

Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2017 by Chris Bliss

CCA alumna Ann Morhauser

Source: Forbes

When Annieglass founder Annie Morhauser bought a 25,000-square-foot warehouse in Watsonville, California, the stress of the investment made her sick to her stomach—literally: she threw up in the face of owning such a massive hunk of real estate. Twenty years later, she can safely say her investment was a success. The building is the site of the Annieglass environmentally-friendly glassmaking facility plus a vibrant event space.

Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2017 by Chris Bliss

Parachute Days is a celebration of indie art

Parachute Days, a celebration of indie art, is coming to West Marin on Saturday, Aug. 26. Crowdfunded and initiated by some of the area's youngest, brightest and most creative minds, it's a day of music, food and community that organizers hope will become a tradition.

Behind the festival is a team of five, led by Gabe Korty. With a photography degree from California College of the Arts, Korty used to be a part of an artists' collective called Session Space in Oakland. These days, he lives in Point Reyes Station, keeping himself busy with woodworking, sculpting, writing music and shooting film.

Posted on Monday, August 14, 2017 by Chris Bliss

Suzanne Randolph recommends Amsterdam for women traveling solo

Source: New York Times

Suzanne Randolph, 60, [MBA in Design Strategy 2010] knows firsthand that it can be daunting for women to travel on their own. In her more than two decades of frequent solo travel, Ms. Randolph, a former art adviser, says she has encountered her fair share of challenges. “Finding a place to eat and getting plugged into the local scene of your destination isn’t easy when you’re alone,” she said.

Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by Chris Bliss

Beija, the main character of Nicole Georges' book

If you’re not a dog person, you may not think that Nicole J. Georges’ new graphic novel, Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home, has a place in your library. You’re wrong. 

Posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by Chris Bliss

Painting by Monica Kim Garza posted on her popular Instagram

Source: Remezcla

Monica Kim Garza’s (Painting/Drawing 2010) paintings are an ode to carefree brown women of size.

Most of her work depicts full-figured ladies of different shades of mahogany baring breasts, nalgas, and chichos while relaxing in bed, shooting hoops, or lifting weights. Their bodies –- abundantly curvaceous –- are familiar, yet wildly underrepresented. And the level of chill they have achieved is a glimpse into the radical self love many of the artist’s fans desire for themselves.