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Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by Laura Braun

To benefit California College of the Arts (CCA)'s scholarship program, the school will present Blueprints, Blue Jeans and Bluegrass, a Gala to honor distinguished architect and CCA trustee, Arthur Gensler. The benefit will be held on CCA’s San Francisco campus on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 and feature a cocktail hour, a performance by San Francisco-based bluegrass performers, the Brigham Brothers, and dinner catered by McCalls.

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Posted on Monday, March 17, 2014 by Laura Braun

While Gensler remains on SFMOMA's board of trustees, his philanthropy is focused on other institutions. One is Novato's Buck Institute for Research on Aging, recipient of a $5 million gift in 2012 from Art and Drue. Another is California College of the Arts; Gensler is a trustee and on March 26 will be honored at a gala where tickets start at $750, the proceeds going to scholarships.

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Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014 by Laura Braun

Curator Jens Hoffmann is known for for his playful, thoughtful engagement with the history of exhibition-making. In 1999, he collaborated with artist Maurizio Cattelan to stage a fake biennial in the Caribbean—“The Sixth International Caribbean Biennial,” even though there had been no previous five—for which the artists most prevalent in that decade’s proliferating international biennials were essentially invited to go on vacation to St. Kitts.

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Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014 by Laura Braun

"I made so many ceramics - where can I put them all?" said Seka, who's a sculptor in residence at California College of the Arts in Oakland. "First I just put one in the front, but I got so much fantastic response I started putting out more."

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Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by Laura Braun

In just the past year, a flurry of Union Square boutiques have wisely focused their opening fanfare on either a shopping benefit or a direct donation to a fundraiser - including Ferragamo for Mid-Winter Gala, Ghurka for ZooFest, Oliver Peoples for CCA Wattis Center, Chanel/Bottega Veneta/Carolina Herrera for CPMC Foundation and Prada for S.F. Ballet.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by Laura Braun

Every once in a great while, a young talent (ahem, Alexander Wang and Prabal Gurung) will come along and stop us dead in our tracks. And, right now, that’s recent California College of the Arts grad Zara Dramov, behind handbag brand The Common Knowledge. Inspired by three-dimensional structure, this new line only stocks two styles at present, but, quite frankly, that’s all it really needs. Because, they’re that good.

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Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014 by Laura Braun

This modestly scaled, highly variegated exhibition presents a salon of 48 works (drawings, photographs, prints and videos) that examine ideas about the book.

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Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014 by Laura Braun

The decision to include Jake Longstreth was a natural one. Longstreth, who, like McFarland, graduated from California College of the Arts about 10 years ago, focuses on painting. His portraits of sprawling landscapes are minimal -- stripped down to basic, elegant shapes.

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Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014 by Laura Braun

Working with the California College of the Arts, the group recently organized a Design Sprint in which teams of students created outreach campaigns to improve road safety. The results included a program promoting Zen to resolve road rage to a public-transit-inspired group bike commute program. Organizers are working with public agencies to turn some of the most effective ideas into reality.

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Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014 by Laura Braun

Mati Rose McDonough never expected to be a professional artist.

But when McDonough (whose first name, Mati, is pronounced Matey) got laid off from her job at a San Francisco law firm in 2007, the urge to paint grew so strong that she decided to take the plunge and apply to the California College of the Arts in Oakland.

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