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Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 by Laura Braun

A whiff of an ocean breeze blew down the runway at California College of the Arts' senior fashion show this past spring. The wavemaker: 22-year-old Vanina Howan, whose surf-inspired thesis collection, called Seasalt, caught the eye of San Francisco design veteran Basil Racuk. A friendship was made, and a collaboration was hatched.

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Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 by Laura Braun

I’ve only been here since October, so it’s fairly new. I’m from France originally and have worked at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and was a studio assistant for the French artist ORLAN. I moved to the U.S. in 2012 to study at the California College of the Arts here in San Francisco, and graduated with a Master’s in Curatorial Practice here in San Francisco.

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Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015 by Laura Braun

CMA is the first American museum to add a work by Carissa Rodriguez, artist and director of Reena Spaulings Fine Art in New York, to its collection. It’s Symptomatic/What Would Edith Say is from a series of photographs of artists’ tongues that have detailed diagnoses by Rodriguez’s acupuncturist scrawled across them in black marker. Acupuncture and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) use the tongue’s appearance to diagnose overall internal health, and Rodriguez uses that connection to explore the physical demands of being an artist as well as the play between surface and depth.

Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015 by Laura Braun

Last night we stopped by the opening cocktail party of the micro unit project Panoramic, which will start welcoming residents in two weeks. We snapped the star of the show, developer Patrick Kennedy, with Presidio Bank SVP Richard Cerf. The fully leased project has 120 micro studios and 40 micro suites, or two- and three-bedroom apartments. Half are set aside for California College of the Arts students.

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Posted on Friday, July 24, 2015 by Laura Braun

While the doomsday clock counts down to midnight, a different measure of society's well-being is on a seemingly endless upswing: the selfie clock. For her senior thesis at the California College of the Arts, designer Suwanna Ruayrinsaowarot built a counting program that visualizes in real-time all the Instagram photos tagged "#selfie."

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Posted on Friday, July 17, 2015 by Laura Braun

California College of the Arts (CCA) was founded in 1907. It is home to 1,968 students enrolled in 21 undergraduate and 13 graduate degree programs. Several programs are available for aspiring fashion designers. Offerings include a BFA in Fashion Design, a BFA in Jewelry/Metals Arts, and a BFA in Textiles.

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Posted on Friday, July 17, 2015 by Laura Braun

I graduated from California College of the Arts 2014 with a Master of Art in Visual & Critical Studies and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture.

Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2015 by Laura Braun

During her time as a Stanford University dean, Julie Lythcott-Haims saw a deluge of book-smart students who didn't have the skills to live independently. Lythcott-Haims joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss her new book, "How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success."

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Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2015 by Laura Braun

During a visit to a sister in California in 1963, she met George Seka, an Austrian-born lawyer. They married, she stayed, and they have stayed married. Seka studied ceramics at the California College of Arts and Crafts under the paradigm-shifting Viola Frey, who took ceramics from craft to art.

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Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2015 by Laura Braun

The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco will present an exhibition of new work by the UK-born, Berlin- and London-based artist Josephine Pryde (b.1967) May 5 through August 1, 2015. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

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