CCA in the Media News

Posted on Thursday, October 8, 2015 by Laura Braun

Yet the exuberant imagery also has deep roots. The riot of color in paintings like “Kudzu Hillside” and “Garland Hill” seems touched by the antic coloration and freewheeling spirit of Bay Area makers.

Posted on Thursday, October 8, 2015 by Laura Braun

In the back room of the CCA Wattis, Julia Heyward’s wild voice in her performance and video, This Is my Blue Period (1977), ran loud over the absorbing refrain of her more poppy music video,Dragging the Bottom (sung with T-Venus, 1984).

Posted on Thursday, October 8, 2015 by Laura Braun

Today, the nonprofit center offers between 300 to 400 classes a year, reaching 1,000 students ranging in age from 18 on up. Fridays it hosts a letterpress class from the California College of the Arts.

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Posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 by Laura Braun

The irresistible band of Oakland weirdos met at the California College of the Arts and put out their first album, “I Wanna Go Home,” in 2009. Shaw also was part of queer-core outfit Hunx and His Punx.

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Posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 by Laura Braun

The award, to be annual, is presented in partnership with the California College of the Arts, Pier 24 Photography and SFMOMA.

Posted on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 by Laura Braun

At the Panoramic, the first high-rise micro-unit building to be approved by the San Francisco Planning Commission, apartments range from a teensy 254 square feet to 540 square feet. Though the 160-unit mid-Market building was designed with nearby Twitter employees in mind (“We would have rented it out to garden-variety hipsters,” says Panoramic Interests developer Patrick Kennedy), as of August, the building was flooded with a different sort of tenant: students from California College of the Arts and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Posted on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 by Laura Braun

As part of the Independent Curators International series "Perspectives in Curating," art historian Terry Smith will launch his second provocative publication by speaking with Kate Fowle (Chief Curator, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and Director-at-Large, ICI) and Jens Hoffmann (Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Programs, The Jewish Museum). The discussion will be moderated by Leigh Markopoulos (Chair of the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice, California College of the Arts).

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Posted on Monday, October 5, 2015 by Laura Braun

I went to school at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. I got my Bachelor’s in fine arts and majored in Fashion Design. My senior project was a fashion show, and I had an entire collection that actually is SCF’s first collection, Foreign Cinema. So, I took my senior collection after we both graduated, we made a blog, worked in my parents’ extra room downstairs, and tried to sell it by word of mouth. From then on it grew into our careers.

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Posted on Monday, October 5, 2015 by Laura Braun

Barbara Kasten (born 1936, Chicago; lives Chicago) trained as a painter and textile artist, receiving her MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC) in Oakland in 1970. There she studied with pioneering fiber artist Trude Guermonprez, a former teacher at Black Mountain College and an associate of Anni Albers. In 1971 Kasten received a Fulbright to travel to Poznań, Poland, to work with noted sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz.

Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 by Laura Braun

To a design purist, San Francisco’s flag is all kinds of wrong. Dating from 1900 and featuring a phoenix rising from a crown of flames (a reference to the city’s recovery from the fires of the 1850s), it violates more than a few rules of good flag design. Roman Mars, host of the culty design podcast “99% Invisible,” is so bothered by our flag that he devoted a good portion of his TED talk earlier this year to dissecting it. “The phoenix doesn’t work,” he declares.

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