CCA in the Media News

Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 by Laura Braun

An avid collector, Wong left behind a rich archive of papers, objects and ephemera, which complements and sheds light on his own artistic production. At New York’s Guggenheim Museum in 2012, artist Danh Vo staged an homage to Wong, presenting objects from the late artist’s massive collection of curios, paintings, antiques, calligraphic scrolls and kitsch. (Wong’s mother had been preserving these varied materials in her home since her son’s death in 1999.) In 2014, the Museum of the City of New York showcased Wong’s vast collection of drawings and paintings by graffiti artists.

Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 by Laura Braun

Lipofsky did that in two ways: he made glass art, and he taught other people how to do it, from the very beginning. The ink was barely dry on Lipofsky’s diploma when he was hired by UC Berkeley to launch its glass program. That program didn’t last, and Lipofsky went on to launch another program at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland (now the California College of the Arts).

Posted on Friday, January 29, 2016 by Laura Braun

They invited Kokin to speak as part of their annual lecture series Saturday at the Santa Museum of Art and History. Renowned for her mixed media work, Kokin lives and works in El Sobrante in Contra Costa County and received her bachelor’s and master’s from the California College of the Arts in Oakland.

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Posted on Friday, January 29, 2016 by Laura Braun

But for anyone who thinks comics are for kids and coloring is where it's at, Boyd has a more hands-on project coming your way: Her first coloring book, Color Me Mod, will be a 24-page ode to Boyd's beloved midcentury style and intrigue, with text by guest writer Jason Whitten, author of the blog Spy Vibe.

Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2016 by Laura Braun

Almost immediately after receiving his master’s degree in fine art in 1964, he was asked to join the decorative arts department at Berkeley and create a glassblowing program. He taught at Berkeley and in 1967 also began teaching part-time at the California College of Arts and Crafts, where he became a full-time teacher in 1972 and remained until 1987.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 by Laura Braun

Doug Brown, a 1963 graduate of the California College of the Arts, recently traveled to Italy. His paintings in the exhibit feature Italian landscapes, including a courtyard in Tuscany. He focused on his career as an art director and package designer for 50 years, but four years ago he started drawing again. Now retired, he works in oil and watercolor media in addition to pencil drawings.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 by Laura Braun

The California College of the Arts is one of very few schools to offer an MFA in Comics. But if you’re just starting to make your own comics—or perhaps not quite ready to commit to a degree program—here’s a rad opportunity that anyone can take part in: a free online course that kicks off in February.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 by Laura Braun

The art of comics, it should now be clear, has advanced well beyond the likes of Bazooka Joe wrappers, Jack Chick tracts, and old back issues of Hot Stuff The Little Devil to become one of the most vital forms of expression of the 21st century. Comics adaptations, long a staple of motion pictures, are now beginning to dominate television (ArrowThe Flash) and even Broadway as well (Fun Home).

Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 by Laura Braun

In compiling the Architecture School Rankings, students often post comments regarding their experiences. One Class of 2017 architecture student earning his graduate degree from Cornell University wrote: “The program at Cornell is truly a unique experience. Being in Ithaca, NY offers a monastic setting to delve into your studies whole-heartedly. The faculty is very involved and with a high ratio of faculty to students, it is very personal; this being furthered by the small class size. The facilities are like nowhere else and I am very gratefuly for my time here.” 

Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2016 by Laura Braun

Will Judith Butler's lecture "Gender in Translation" address the recent ubiquity of Caitlyn Jenner, Barbara Walters' choice for Most Fascinating person of 2015? Are last year's pop culture artifacts like TangerineThe Danish Girl, and Transparent hors de combat for a UC Berkeley professor? Maybe, maybe not. Nobody is born one gender or the other, says the queer theorist and gender philosopher. According to Butler, "We act and walk and speak and talk in ways that consolidate an impression of being a man or being a woman."

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