CCA in the Media News

Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 by Laura Braun

As the sun rose over an ash-pale stretch of Arizona desert sprinkled with saguaro cacti—a Western scene straight out of Central Casting—25 millennials emerged from bunks on refurbished 1950s Pullmans, grabbed coffee, and began to work.

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Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 by Laura Braun

"Traditionally, a lot of comics and graphic novels — a predecessor to animation — were more geared to boys," says Bret Parker, Pixar animator and professor at the Bay Area's California College of the Arts. "That's shifted. Now young women are realizing animation is an accessible thing they can go into."

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Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015 by Laura Braun

David Meckel, director of research and planning at the California College of the Arts, said he’s pleased to see the new 55-bus line run directly to the campus.

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Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015 by Laura Braun

“I became completely obsessed with it and I shot hundreds of hours of footage, because even though it was always the same, there was this slow evolution to what was happening,” says the professor of film and a graduate at California College of the Arts. It also dovetailed with another project on the relationship of parents to children. “Part of it was letting the camera roll, but I had to be constantly present. I couldn’t leave because any moment something could happen, so it became a very meditative place for me in the studio, which is usually chaotic.

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Posted on Thursday, May 21, 2015 by Laura Braun

At the upcoming Dwell on Design discussion, Reduce the Material Footprint: Strategies to Empower Design, architect, interior designer, and educator Amy Campos will walk the audience through a series of built and developing case studies from her practice and academic collaborations at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 by Laura Braun

7x7 had the privilege of naming CCA's Class of 2015 Emerging Designer of the Year award last week, and picking just one recipient out of so many potential design stars was more difficult than we have ever encountered before. 

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Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 by Laura Braun

As a graduate from the California College of Arts and Crafts she has written many books reflecting her studies in the craft world. Her work showcases a passion for using natural materials such as leaves, shells, grass and other organic elements. Almost all of her artwork is inspired by nature. 

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Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 by Laura Braun

Just a week before multimedia performer and video artist Joan Jonas received an honorary doctorate from the California College of the Arts, New York Times art critic Roberta Smith called Jonas’ installation at the Venice Biennale, “They Come to Us Without a Word,” “triumphal ... one of the best solo shows to represent the United States at the biennale in over a decade ... an effortless combination of maturity and freshness.”

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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015 by Laura Braun

Junior design student Caitie Dodge (middle) at California College of the Arts works on her project in her sustainable fashion class in San Francisco, California, on Friday, May 8, 2015. She is experimenting with shapes as she works on women sportswear using minimal waste and minimal dye.

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Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015 by Laura Braun

It’s a warm, sultry night in San Francisco. Bibhu Mohapatra (who made my wedding dress while he was design director at J. Mendel) and I have just reunited over dinner at California College of the Art’s Black Is the New Black benefit. We are seated at a long table flanking a 500-foot runway. Bibhu is filling venture capitalist Kirsten Green and me in on Michelle Obama wearing his clothes (“She is an amazing ambassador”) and his love of working with students as well as artisans in his native India “who are keeping alive thousand-year-old traditions.”

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