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Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Laura Braun

That’s exactly what one man namedAndrew Maxfield-Parish had been wondering. Maxfield-Parish, who manages a creative technology and interactive electronics maker space at California College of the Arts, has a knack himself for making incredible gadgets. As a graduate of mechanical engineering at the University of Minnesota, many of his projects are well ahead of their time.

Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Laura Braun

The Panoramic in SoMA is a micro-unit project poised to enter the market in June 2015. Developed by Panoramic Interests and located across from Twitter headquarters, the 11-story building will have 160 apartments, with an average size of 354 square feet,Curbed SF reported. Of the 160 homes, there will be 120 studios, starting at 274 square feet.

Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Laura Braun

The world’s first roller-skating artist has says she wants to reinvigorate traditional Chinese art for the next generation - by painting with wheels instead of a pen.

Tian Haisu’s latest painting, ‘Blood-Lane-Line’ has gone on exhibition in the California College of Arts, The People's Daily Online has reported.

Posted on Monday, March 30, 2015 by Laura Braun

Art collectors Deborah and Andy Rappaport are taking over an industrial building in Dogpatch to test a unique plan to save San Francisco’s galleries from being squeezed out of this overpriced city. Their concept: offer space at a rent that is drastically below market rate in hopes that they will lose money or — best-case scenario — break even.

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Posted on Monday, March 30, 2015 by Laura Braun

But Kloehn didn’t set out to make any political or symbolic statement. As long as he can remember, he loved building things. At first, growing up in Denver, it was forts. After getting his undergraduate degree at Evergreen State College, then attending California College of Arts and Crafts (now called California College of the Arts), he had a fantasy of building an “art utopia” in Oakland, filled with artist friends.

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Posted on Monday, March 30, 2015 by Laura Braun

The engineer and California College of the Arts Hybrid Lab manager has put together plenty of quirky creations of his own, but for two years, he’s had the 3D cheese printer in the back of his mind. He tried to get his students to build it, but no one would.

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Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015 by Laura Braun

Today’s show: “Martin Wong: Painting Is Forbidden,” which is on view at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco through April 18, 2015. It was curated by CCA’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice Class of 2015, and—to quote the news release—presents “writing, calligraphy, drawing, ceramics, theatrical set design, painting, poetry, and collage” by the great Martin Wong (1946–1999).

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by Laura Braun

Originally from Los Angeles, Armstrong studied painting in Northern Holland and completed a BFA at San Francisco’s California College of the Arts. His deft handling of oil paint clearly demonstrates a facility inspired by traditional painting techniques, and a material aptitude for the dense capture of light and color. The intense realism of his style is often tempered by a looser, more painterly approach, and by a stylized handling of light and dimension.

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by Laura Braun

The can-do spirit of Bay Area comics folks has come together for the San Francisco Comics Fest, which just launched a website and announced plans for a full week of comics-related activities kicking off on Sunday May 3 and going all week with what will most likely be a CAF-type event May 9-10. The brainstorming started with some Facebook chat, went on with a town hall meeting and it’s all birthed what looks to be an impressive event, with the steering committee led by Matt Silady of the California College of Arts.

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by Laura Braun

Martin Wong: Painting is Forbidden is a solo exhibition dedicated to the work of Chinese-American artist Martin Wong (1946-1999) curated by the California College of Art’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice, Class of 2015. The exhibition encompasses writing, calligraphy, drawing, ceramics, theatrical set design, painting, poetry, and collage.

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