CCA in the Media News

Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 by Laura Braun

Doug Brown, a 1963 graduate of the California College of the Arts, recently traveled to Italy. His paintings in the exhibit feature Italian landscapes, including a courtyard in Tuscany. He focused on his career as an art director and package designer for 50 years, but four years ago he started drawing again. Now retired, he works in oil and watercolor media in addition to pencil drawings.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 by Laura Braun

The California College of the Arts is one of very few schools to offer an MFA in Comics. But if you’re just starting to make your own comics—or perhaps not quite ready to commit to a degree program—here’s a rad opportunity that anyone can take part in: a free online course that kicks off in February.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 by Laura Braun

The art of comics, it should now be clear, has advanced well beyond the likes of Bazooka Joe wrappers, Jack Chick tracts, and old back issues of Hot Stuff The Little Devil to become one of the most vital forms of expression of the 21st century. Comics adaptations, long a staple of motion pictures, are now beginning to dominate television (ArrowThe Flash) and even Broadway as well (Fun Home).

Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 by Laura Braun

Student reviews drive the annual rankings on graduateprograms.com. California College of the Arts is ranked one of top Architecture Schools. And CCA students have good things to say about their experience. Here are some sample comments:

"California College of the Arts (CCA) is a great place for people in various design related fields. Their Architecture program satisfies NAAB requirements and paid internship is one of the requirements for the graduation. Thus, offering students complete skill-set required to face industry once they graduate. The faculty members at CCA are exceptionally good and have active design-research practices.

Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2016 by Laura Braun

Will Judith Butler's lecture "Gender in Translation" address the recent ubiquity of Caitlyn Jenner, Barbara Walters' choice for Most Fascinating person of 2015? Are last year's pop culture artifacts like TangerineThe Danish Girl, and Transparent hors de combat for a UC Berkeley professor? Maybe, maybe not. Nobody is born one gender or the other, says the queer theorist and gender philosopher. According to Butler, "We act and walk and speak and talk in ways that consolidate an impression of being a man or being a woman."

Posted on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 by Laura Braun

Out of respect for his inner crow, perhaps, Cherkovski celebrates his new book by reading with poets of a younger generation:Paul Corman-Roberts, Cassandra Dallett, William Taylor Jr. and SB Stokes.

Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 by Laura Braun

Conceived in 2009, the band consist of Shannon Shaw (vocals/bass), Cody Blanchard (guitars/vocals) and Nate Mahan (drums), all of whom are friends that met and started playing together while at California College of the Arts. The band then began performing around the Bay Area, finding local and national recognition. If you ever have doubts about playing music or forming a band, Shaw explains, “Just go for it. If you want to do it, you can, and you should. I’m a big fake it till you make it kind of person, and I’m a late bloomer as well. I didn’t start playing until I was 25.

Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 by Laura Braun

In the Facebook page  for Poet’s Theater, an event held at California College of the Arts, there’s an image of a leopard and a chimpanzee. The chimpanzee is hugging the leopard, lovingly. It must be a metaphor for the exciting multi-genre and boundary breaking poetry and theater set to come out of Poetry Theater this Saturday. Let the chimpanzee be the symbol for theater; the leopard can be poetry. Or something mind-bending like that.

Posted on Friday, January 15, 2016 by Laura Braun

Morris is the designer and creative marketing director for Stone Cold Fox, which she started from her 2009 senior collection while studying at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

Posted on Friday, January 15, 2016 by Laura Braun

Wilmans is a longtime trustee to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and also serves on the board of California College of the Arts (co-founded by a great-great uncle, artist Perham Nahl). As head of the Wattis Foundation, she intersected even more closely with the city’s artistic and philanthropic circles. She learned of Ireland’s work from former SFMOMA curator Madeleine Grynsztejn and Ann Hatch, a co-founder of the Oxbow School of the Arts and a friend of the artist.

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