CCA in the Media News

Posted on Monday, May 18, 2015 by Laura Braun

Cities across Canada connected via webcast on May 5 for the latest panel discussion hosted by the Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) exploring “The Future of Human-Centred Design” with panelists from Purpose, UX For Good and California College of the Arts.

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Posted on Friday, May 15, 2015 by Laura Braun

The full extent to which this interface was performative, however, was not readily apparent to Minority Report’s audiences. “Hollywood rumor has it that Tom Cruise … needed continuous breaks while shooting the scenes with the interface because it was exhausting,” write Nathan Shedroff, the chair of California College of the Arts’ MBA program in Design Strategy, and Cooper Design Fellow Chris Noessel in their book Make It So: Interaction Design Lessons from Science Fiction. Try holding your arms perpendicular to their chest for an extended period. It’s uncomfortable.

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Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2015 by Laura Braun

Shalom and Colby, who met while working on their master’s degrees in fine arts at California College of the Arts, planned “Duly Noted” meticulously over the course of a year, visiting the deCordova several times to perfect the route, pacing, and segues. But a degree of uncertainty and room for spontaneity remained.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by Laura Braun

The CCA fashion department’s capstone event features collections by 13 senior Fashion Design student  juried by industry professionals and showcased by professional models, in a runway presentation that has become a staple in the college’s lineup of annual events. The program’s focus on sustainability in fashion makes it one of the more socially conscious student fashion shows in the world.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by Laura Braun

Meanwhile, at CCA, the show is made up of 13 undergrads who are chosen to participate by a jury of industry professionals. the program is known for their dedication to sustainability, recently being named the top program of its kind in the world by Fahsionista. It's my first time at the CCA show, and i'm excited to see what the designers have in store.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 by Laura Braun

San Francisco-born Japanese artist Kay Sekimachi has created a beautiful set of leaf bowl sculptures using skeletons of actual maple leaves. The artist added Kozo paper, watercolor and Krylon coating to the leaves to create these ethereal works of art. Sekimachi studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland from 1946 to 1949. She's best known for her labor intensive loom works.

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Posted on Monday, May 11, 2015 by Laura Braun

Kara Joslyn (b. San Diego, CA) is currently an MFA candidate in Visual Arts at UCSD. In 2008 she received her BFA in Painting from California College of the Arts in San Francisco, and lived in Oakland, CA, where she collaborated to begin an artist-run space in Oakland called As Is Ex. from 2010-12. In 2011 she completed a Post-baccalaureate in Painting at Columbia University School of the Arts in NYC.

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Posted on Monday, May 11, 2015 by Laura Braun

We offer a haute welcome to Maison Margiela, which recently celebrated the grand opening of its San Francisco boutique at 134 Maiden Lane. Hosted by Sabrina Buell, Yves Béhar, Alicia Engstrom and Hosain Rahman in honor of the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts at California College of the Arts, the evening event drew Willie Brown, Sonya Molodetskaya, Norman Stone, Jessica Silverman, Maca Huneeus, Antonio Huneeus, Sarah Somberg, Brad Somberg, Lana Adair, Mary Beth Shimmon, Sabrina Buell, Joel Goodrich, Clara Shayevich and more.

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Posted on Monday, May 11, 2015 by Laura Braun

He boldly began his full-time art career in middle age after taking a circuitous route to his calling. In the two decades between his completion of a Bachelor of Applied Art degree from California College of the Arts (now California College of the Arts) in 1953 and finishing his graduate work at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1974, he followed a winding path through military service, marriage, fatherhood, insurance sales, carpentry, and extensive world travel in Asia and East Africa as a safari guide and importer of artifacts. 

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Posted on Monday, May 11, 2015 by Laura Braun

An architectural theorist observes that, unlike the Breuer Whitney, the new Renzo Piano building melds fluidly with its commercial environs—an area of semi-industrial chic mediated by the High Line park, formerly an elevated railway.

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