CCA in the Media News

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

In compiling the Architecture School Rankings, students often post comments regarding their experiences. One Class of 2017 architecture student earning his graduate degree from Cornell University wrote: “The program at Cornell is truly a unique experience. Being in Ithaca, NY offers a monastic setting to delve into your studies whole-heartedly. The faculty is very involved and with a high ratio of faculty to students, it is very personal; this being furthered by the small class size. The facilities are like nowhere else and I am very gratefuly for my time here.” 

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.

Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2016 by Laura Braun

On March 12, we’ve got “Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective,” curated by fashion editor Andre Leon Talley, opening at the de Young Museum. Philanthropist William Bowes is honored March 21 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Gala, co-chaired by Swedish Consul GeneralBarbro Osher and Deepa Pakianathan.

Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2016 by Laura Braun

David Maisel was an undergraduate at Princeton in the summer of 1983 when he accompanied his professor, the renowned photographer Emmet Gowin, on an expedition to Washington state to photograph the aftermath of the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption. The trip included several rides in a Cessna, the small plane banking turns for the photographers to peer into the ashen crater and document the surrounding scarred earth, entire forests flattened by the mountain’s slide.