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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.

Posted on Thursday, January 14, 2016 by Laura Braun

Ireland died in May of 2009, two months before I moved to San Francisco to attend California College of the Arts (an institution he also attended, long before the school dropped “and Crafts” from the end of its name).

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Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 by Laura Braun

Moran is the only local contestant who also learned her craft at Oakland's California College of the Arts. Torres, a native of Mexico, attended the Rhode Island School of Design, and Yale, from Cincinnati, went to the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning.

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 by Laura Braun

Intrigued by the intersection of tech and maker culture in the Bay Area, Marcus moved in 2013 to become an assistant professor at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco. He encourages his students to have a pragmatic approach to design. “I often say to students, ‘OK, you can model it, but how do you make it?’ ” he explains. “For me, it’s about how computation can be leveraged to further architectural, social, or programmatic goals.”

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Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 by Laura Braun

Born in Bellingham, Wash., Ireland took his time coming into his own. As a child he showed artistic inclinations, playing the bagpipes and constructing string mazes across his bedroom.

Posted on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 by Laura Braun

One bright September afternoon in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, I found myself sitting at an orange picnic table on a vacant lot the size of several football fields. It might be one of the most valuable empty lots in the United States.

Posted on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 by Laura Braun

We are all Northern Californian now. Conscious, sustainable, holistic, but with no sacrifice of artisanal luxury from our eco slow-lives. This style of contemporary living—with its ethics and repercussions—is the fulcrum of Carissa Rodriguez’s exhibition “I’m normal. I have a garden.

Posted on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 by Laura Braun

Lee’s own introduction to this lineage was at California College of the Arts (at that time, California College of Arts and Crafts, or CCAC), where he studied in the early ’90s with Suzanne Lacy, a performance artist and pioneer of socially engaged art. Lacy had been a student of Allen Kaprow, who is credited with inventing the Happening.

Posted on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 by Laura Braun

By shifting night photography’s focus to a suburban background, the tone immediately changes from something lively and vibrant to something haunting and alluring. Hido, a graduate of Tufts, The Rhode Island School of Design, and The California College of Arts and Crafts, often explores artificial light and it’s partnership with the dark. This collection, a small representation of his work with where humans choose to live (and not live), is a glowing and sinister portrayal of something most of us associate with comfort and safety.

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