CCA in the Media News

Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013 by Allison Byers

Levi's is paying homage to the first 501 button-fly style with "Levi's 501 Interpretations," a 501 page gallery-like book comprised of self-portraits from Levi's aficionados around the globe, as well as photographs by Francesco Carrozzini of actors, musicians, fashion icons and tastemakers. Proceeds from the book go to students at California College of the Arts who demonstrate leadership in craftsmanship, innovation and sustainability.

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Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013 by Allison Byers

Bing grew up during a period in history when discrimination based on race and gender was prevalent in America, but her talent enabled her to win a scholarship to attend the California College of Arts and Crafts (now known as California College of the Arts) where she earned her BFA.

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Posted on Friday, August 16, 2013 by Allison Byers

How do you spend your time professionally when you’re not making the dreams of Smiths and Peanuts fans come true?

I spend my days on staff at California College of the Arts as a Graphic and Web Designer. It’s really a dream job for me right now; there are few things more satisfying than getting young people excited about making art. I love being part of a community that fosters creativity, free thinking and innovation.

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Posted on Friday, August 16, 2013 by Allison Byers

The fantastic people in San Francisco! San Francisco is a city filled with kind and generous people. I was there in the Spring of 2011 as part of an artist-in-residence program at California College of the Arts. Those four months in the Spring of 2011 weren’t always the easiest of times, but so many of those people gave so much of themselves to help me out. While I was there, I created a series of lettering paintings that used the many hand-painted signs in the Mission District as influence. One of those paintings became the blueprint for the mural.

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Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 by Allison Byers

There is a surreal giddiness to Griffin's photographs, wherein he turns Florida's senior-centric communities into utopian dreamlands. But Griffin is quite young himself, having graduated from art school in 2011. According to his alma mater California College of the Arts, Griffin is fascinated by "how disparate images work together in the world." Perhaps that's why his seemingly random photos weave together such a beautiful narrative when placed together in a series.

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Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 by Allison Byers

So when the California College of the Arts launched its new MFA program in comics, Hall was a natural pick to be among the first professors to teach the art, craft, and history of graphic storytelling on a graduate level. The two-year (with summer sessions) 60-student, low-residency program features classes, workshops, talks, and mentorship opportunities designed to immerse students in comics and begin to build an academic base for their study. It looks really cool.

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Posted on Monday, August 12, 2013 by Allison Byers

Technology is another theme in interior design education—working with, and working around it to create comfortable, smart environments for every activity. California College of the Arts (CCA), for example, recently started to offer courses such as Digital Design Technologies for students in their Master of Advanced Architectural Design program. And it’s not just existing schools updating their curriculum to keep pace with today’s world.

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Posted on Thursday, August 8, 2013 by Allison Byers

Like her peers, Cathrine Veikos, chair of the interior design department at California College of the Arts (CCA), says students seek the ability to work with other disciplines—to engage lighting, acoustics, communication and interaction, exhibition and display.

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Posted on Thursday, August 8, 2013 by Allison Byers

Brian Gross Fine Art, Catharine Clark Gallery, Jack Fischer Gallery, and George Lawson Gallery have all recently moved to within a few steps of one another on Utah Street and Potrero Avenue, the San Francisco Business Times reports, just across the freeway from the California College of the Arts and its Wattis Institute.

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Posted on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 by Jim Norrena

MFA Program in Writing and Writing and Literature Program chair Aimee Phan, author of The Reeducation of Cherry Truong and We Should Never Meet, was featured today in "Motherload: Adventures in Parenting," a New York Times blog that "covers it all -- homework, sex, child care, eating habits, sports, technology, the work-family balance, and much more."

Her piece, "The Price of Urban Family Living," is a response -- one might say reaction -- to the recently released figures by the Economic Policy Institute that prescribe what income is necessary to live modestly.

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