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Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by Laura Braun

Originally from Los Angeles, Armstrong studied painting in Northern Holland and completed a BFA at San Francisco’s California College of the Arts. His deft handling of oil paint clearly demonstrates a facility inspired by traditional painting techniques, and a material aptitude for the dense capture of light and color. The intense realism of his style is often tempered by a looser, more painterly approach, and by a stylized handling of light and dimension.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by Laura Braun

The can-do spirit of Bay Area comics folks has come together for the San Francisco Comics Fest, which just launched a website and announced plans for a full week of comics-related activities kicking off on Sunday May 3 and going all week with what will most likely be a CAF-type event May 9-10. The brainstorming started with some Facebook chat, went on with a town hall meeting and it’s all birthed what looks to be an impressive event, with the steering committee led by Matt Silady of the California College of Arts.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by Laura Braun

Martin Wong: Painting is Forbidden is a solo exhibition dedicated to the work of Chinese-American artist Martin Wong (1946-1999) curated by the California College of Art’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice, Class of 2015. The exhibition encompasses writing, calligraphy, drawing, ceramics, theatrical set design, painting, poetry, and collage.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 by Laura Braun

Tom Barbash of Mill Valley is the author of the award-winning novel “The Last Good Chance” and the nonfiction book “On Top of the World: Cantor Fitzgerald, Howard Lutnick & 9/11: A Story of Loss & Renewal,” which was a New York Times bestseller. His collection of short stories, “Stay Up With Me,” was published in 2013. He is teaching writing at California College of the Arts and working on a new novel due out next year. He is married and has a 7-year-old son.

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Posted on Friday, March 20, 2015 by Laura Braun

Martin Wong at CCA: For something in a completely different creative register, see “Martin Wong: Painting Is Forbidden” at the Wattis Institute of California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

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Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2015 by Laura Braun

Martin Wong: Painting is Forbidden is a solo exhibition dedicated to the work of Chinese-American artist Martin Wong (1946-1999), and encompassing writing, calligraphy, drawing, ceramics, theatrical set design, painting, poetry, and collage. The show is on view at Wattis through April 18, 2015.

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Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2015 by Laura Braun

The winning teams were then assigned to five “design captains” tasked with overseeing the installations along their respective stretches of the festival’s two-mile route — Autodesk, Gensler, the Exploratorium, the Studio for Urban Projects, and the California College of the Arts. A design charrette in January offered an opportunity for design captains to dispense advice and constructive criticism to their charges while signaling the start of a sprint to the finish in time for the April deadline.

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Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2015 by Laura Braun

These are questions that The Center for Investigative Reporting and the California College of the Arts will explore together with a group of students this fall. In a new collaboration, CCA’s animation program will lead an interdisciplinary class with the guidance of CIR in which students will explore creative forms of visualization on the foundations of fact-based reporting. The course partnership is powered by ENGAGE at CCA, a program of the Center for Art and Public Life.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by Laura Braun

Lujac Desautel has designed a yacht that is conceptually so obvious, it’s hard to say why it doesn’t exist yet. An architecture student at San Francisco California College of the Arts, Desautel designed this yacht as an entry to a young boat designers competition. This Young Designer of the Year Finalist (Boat International 2014) touts Legos and the natural landscape as his inspiration for Salt, the name he’s given this luxury glass-hull yacht.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 by Laura Braun

In charge of film and performance at the 124-year-old nonprofit South London Gallery, Anna Gritz is cooking up exhibitions devoted to artists Kapwangi Kiwanga, who draws on academic training for research-based projects, as well as veteran comic performer Michael Smith. After earning an MA in curatorial practice at California College for the Arts, she cut her teeth at the Institute of Contemporary Arts and the Hayward Gallery, both in London, and ran programs at New York's apexart.

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