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Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2015 by Laura Braun

"We wanted to do a beautiful, quiet show," she explains, adding that she was familiar with Beal, both as a working artist and in his role as president of the California College of the Arts.

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Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2015 by Laura Braun

New York artist Hank Willis Thomas has been exhibiting more or less continuously since 1994, when he graduated with a bachelor's degree in photography from New York University. (He also holds master's degrees in photography and art criticism from the California College of the Arts.) That's long before the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, and long before the deaths and mistreatment of young black men at the hands of police became a national media fixation.

Posted on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 by Laura Braun

Today, fifty-year-old Carland is known mostly for her fine art photography. Her minimal photographs track the traces that people leave behind and the capacity for objects to encapsulate certain feelings. She's a dean at the California College of the Arts, where she also teaches photography. But, once in a while, she's also called upon to contribute to a documentary, scholarly article, or archive concerning the feminist and queer-centric punk subcultures that she was involved in during the Eighties and Nineties.

Posted on Monday, October 19, 2015 by Laura Braun

This summer, the median rent for a one-bedroom in San Francisco’s cityscape of peaked Victorians soared higher than Manhattan’s, sent skyward by a housing shortage fueled in part by the arrival of droves of newcomers here to mine tech gold.

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Posted on Monday, October 19, 2015 by Laura Braun

In the 1970s and ’80s, Bay Area residents Kathleen and Peter Golden had been learning to dial up their enlightenment and intuition. Kathleen, a family counselor, honored her hunch to pursue a holistic education with teachers from Big Sur’s famed Esalen Institute, scene of many spiritual awakenings.

Posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 by Laura Braun

Hannah Beatrice Quinn, a recent graduate of the furniture design program at California College of the Arts, is fascinated by ordinary household goods; for her 2014 thesis, she fabricated a series of domestic essentials, including brooms, dustpans, and ironing boards. "I strive to understand what makes an object precious in the eyes of an individual," she says.

Posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 by Laura Braun

Calamity West is a Chicago-based award-winning playwright. Her most recent productions include "The Peacock" (Jackalope Theatre), "The Gacy Play" (Sideshow Theatre), "Common Hatred" (The Ruckus), and "Ibsen Is Dead!" Her play "Give It All Back" was commissioned by Sideshow Theatre in 2015 and was cited on The Kilroys List the same year. In February 2016 her newest play, "Rolling," will receive its world premiere at Jackalope Theatre.

Posted on Monday, October 12, 2015 by Laura Braun

She was not from a family of readers, so she gravitated toward men whose academic bona fides made her feel a bit better about her own lack. In the mid-1990s she was studying in San Francisco at the California College of Arts and Crafts and living with an Ivy League-educated looker she now calls “Jack Ash.”

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Posted on Friday, October 9, 2015 by Laura Braun

After spending four decades dedicated to a singular and consistent practice, artist Barbara Kasten's first comprehensive survey "Barbara Kasten: Stages" is inarguably due. The show, which is currently on view at the Graham Foundation in the 79-year-old's hometown of Chicago, originated at Philadelphia's Institute of Contemporary Art, and per its title, presents stages of Kasten's career dating back to 1972, just after she earned her MFA at the California College of Arts and Crafts. The significance of the show's title, however, extends further.

Posted on Thursday, October 8, 2015 by Laura Braun

Marsalis started out as a still photographer at a young age, shooting punk bands as a teenager and then studying at California College of Arts and Crafts. She went on to garner various honors, including being named a Surface Avant Guardian and earning inclusion into The PDN (Photo District News) 30. Her photo ran on the cover of PDN in September 2012.

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