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Posted on Monday, January 4, 2016 by Laura Braun

Aronzon has been blowing glass for more than 25 years. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she got her MFA from the California College of the Arts in Oakland, where she met titans in the field including Dale Chihuly, arguably the most famous glass blower in the world, and William Morris, one of the more innovative American glass blowers of the last 30 years. Her main influence, however, isn’t other glassmakers, she says: It’s the world around her.

Posted on Monday, January 4, 2016 by Laura Braun

During her mid-20s, before she entered graduate school at California College of the Arts in 2004, O’Malley struggled to find a work identity that felt right. “Susan equals waitstaff at a winery?” she once wrote to her friend Matt Haber after she’d moved back home to San Jose post-college. “Yikes.” When she finally found her way into the arts scene, though, she made herself indispensable: curating shows, collaborating with other artists, working as a juror for arts prizes, instigating school-wide doodle contests and other social art projects with high school students.

Posted on Monday, January 4, 2016 by Laura Braun

David Maisel received his BA from Princeton University, studied at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and received his MFA from California College of the Arts. Maisel is the recipient of a 2008 Artist Residency from the Headlands Center for the Arts, and a 2007 Scholar/Artist Residency from the Getty Research Institute. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Center for Cultural Innovation. He was appointed a Trustee of the Headlands Center for the Arts in 2011.

Posted on Monday, January 4, 2016 by Laura Braun

Since he was a child, Irwin has built giant sculptures of the creatures and places that fill his mind at his father's two-acre home, just around the corner from Frank Sinatra's old estate.

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Posted on Monday, January 4, 2016 by Laura Braun

Perched high above Silicon Valley, this sprawling Los Gatos home literally emerged from the flames.

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Posted on Monday, January 4, 2016 by Laura Braun

“When you believe in something you want to share your skill and passion with others,” said Harper, a 1978 graduate of the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. “I make my living promoting the arts.”

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Posted on Monday, January 4, 2016 by Laura Braun

The Jewish Community Center’s Katz Snyder Gallery presents as its first show an exhibition that maps the mythologies of places.

Posted on Monday, January 4, 2016 by Laura Braun

Born in Nigeria and raised in Alabama, Ojih Odutola received her B.A. from the University of Alabama in Hunstville before continuing to California College of the Arts for her M.F.A. "Of Context and Without" marks the artist's fourth solo show in just as many years at Jack Shainmain, but she has also participated in group exhibitions around the world—including one that Thomas curated at Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg and another at the Studio Museum in Harlem, which is still on view.

Posted on Friday, December 18, 2015 by Laura Braun

Matt Silady is the chair of the comics program at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

"When I look at Roberts work, I don't just see nostalgia, I see an exploration of the things that shaped him as an artist," Silady said.

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Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 by Laura Braun

The ethics of capitalism. It's a fitting time to contemplate more deeply what really matters, and to that end, here is a timely essay from Nathan Shedroff, the founder and chair of the Design MBA programs at California College of the Arts.

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