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Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 by Allison Byers

For decades, octogenarian New York native Bella Feldman has been turning out sculpture made of wood and steel; blown, cast and etched glass; and - occasionally - found objects. Her "War Toys," provoked into being by the 1991 Gulf War and its aftermath, rank as canonical Bay Area sculpture.

Though revered as a longtime teacher at California College of the Arts, Feldman says, "I'm not exactly high on a list of collected artists."

The Richmond Art Center honors her with a stirring survey exhibition, in which we met and spoke.

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Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 by Allison Byers

...and Toyin Odutola, a Nigerian-born artist whose black faces — drawn with pens and markers — are peppered with marks resembling tattoo strips, which turn Odutola's profiles into thriving mosaics. Odutola, who earned an MFA last year from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, has said that Weems is one of her cherished role models.

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Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 by Allison Byers

"If you lay a home out sensibly, you don't need 3,500 square feet," said Miranda, who has taught design at California College of the Arts and runs the development company GREENpads. "It doesn't need to be gigantic, just smartly laid out."

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Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 by Allison Byers

Encouraged by teachers, he began to write essays, including one about the humiliating time his father spent in prison for making illegal liquor during Prohibition. After graduating from high school — the first member of his family to do so — he served on a U.S. Navy minesweeper during the Korean War. He went on to college under the G.I. Bill, earning a bachelor's degree in fine arts from the California College of Arts and Crafts and a master's degree in fine arts from Cal State Sacramento, before finding his way into teaching high school.

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Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 by Allison Byers

The architecture school at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco was only founded in 1986 and did not have its own campus until 1997. But the school—housed in a light filled old bus shed in the city’s Potrero Hill Design District—is quickly carving out a unique role for itself as a center of architectural creativity and pedagogy.

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Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by Allison Byers

Even before Potrero flats began cementing itself as a gallery hot spot, some art lovers had come to the neighborhood occasionally to see exhibitions at the Hosfelt Gallery or at nearby nonprofit venues such as Southern Exposure and the CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art. But the rush of novelty of the new galleries' shows on the Saturday of the four (five, counting Wolf's) concurrent openings brought a great crush of visitors.

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Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by Allison Byers

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"City of Disappearances"
City becomes object in this group exhibit at CCA Wattis Institute. The show focuses on the concept as material, site, and situation for the modern lived experience and presents artists such as Michel Auder, Slater Bradley, Martin Boyce, and Kelley Walker. Works come from the collections of the Kadist Art Foundation (in SF and Paris) and the Zabludowicz Collection (in London, NYC, and Finland). See the city like you've never seen it before, and ponder its implications.
When: Through Sat. 12/14

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Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by Allison Byers

If the whole idea sounds too academic, consider the creator. Rubin is an associate professor of art at Carnegie Mellon University. He also has a master of fine arts degree from the California College of the Arts. He likes using public places as art projects. He founded the Independent School of Art in San Francisco and set up the Museum of Modern Failure in Pittsburgh for a semester in 2007.

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Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2013 by Allison Byers

Mr. Schwartz, who teaches at the California College of the Arts and owns a firm called Schwartz and Architecture, is used to counseling anxious city dwellers trying to squeeze more room out of small houses. But after watching several clients get in a knot over whether to go with prefabricated or custom construction, he designed a house of his own to prove a point: that custom design doesn’t have to cost much more, and it has all the advantages that come from a bespoke fit.

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Posted on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by Allison Byers

Watson, 37, has a master's degree in glass from the California College of the Arts in Oakland. He's also executive director of Public Glass, a nonprofit glassblowing workshop in San Francisco's Bayview district - a more expensive program than the one at S.F. State.

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