Center for Art and Public Life News

Posted on Thursday, September 9, 2010 by Jason Engelund

This past semester participants in the ENGAGE at CCA course "Designing Ecology with Año Neuvo Island" designed, built, and deployed nesting modules for rhinoceros aucklets, an endangered sea bird. CCA Ceramics chair Nathan Lynch and his students collaborated with Oikonos eco-science nonprofit and REBAR art, design, and social activism group to design the nesting modules now in place on the island. Last report from the team was the birds are doing well in their new homes!

Posted on Thursday, September 9, 2010 by Jason Engelund

In August CCA alumna Maria Ryan (BFA Sculpture 2005) started a community arts project in Africa. Maria emailed over the summer letting me know of her continued community arts practice as well as her upcoming project in Uganda. (Below is an interview with Maria Ryan (MR) and Center for Art in Public Life Design and Marketing Manager Jason Engelund (JE) conducted prior and following Maria's travels.)

Posted on Thursday, September 2, 2010 by Jason Engelund

This spring (2012) Anne Wolf will collaborate with the Zen Hospice Project of San Francisco to teach her course "Presence and Absence," which is part of the college's ENGAGE at CCA initiative. Students enrolled in the course will focus their studies on end-of-life care, as they create a series of memorial pillows for the organization's newly renovated Guest House.

Posted on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Alum Rommel Taylor (BArch 1999) and SFNOMA instructor [photo: Jim Norrena]

SFNOMA may sound like the newest fashionable neighborhood in San Francisco, or even a new museum, but it stands for the San Francisco Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects, whose first Summer Architecture Workshop 2010, targeting middle-school students, took place on CCA’s San Francisco campus July 15–17.

Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 by Jason Engelund

Applications for Community Service Fellows (CSF) positions are being accepted September 3–17

The Community Student Fellows program offers work-study opportunities in arts education and community arts to CCA students across all disciplines. CSFs are trained and work in schools and community organizations throughout the Bay Area. Students—sophomore through graduate level—are eligible to apply. (Second-semester freshmen are eligible to apply for spring semester positions.)

Posted on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 by Jason Engelund

Housed here at CCA's Center for Art and Public Life, ENGAGE at CCA is a new initiative that dynamically advances the college's mission to prepare students for a lifetime of creative work and service to their communities through a curriculum in art, architecture, design, and writing.

Posted on Monday, July 12, 2010 by Jason Engelund

The School of Art and Open Studio of Perquin is a community-based, collaborative art project created in El Salvador that is now expanding to Guatemala, Columbia, and Canada.

Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2010 by Jason Engelund

"It's about how creative practices can address real-world needs."
-Sanjit Sethi, codirector, Center for Art and Public Life

Activated across CCA's academic programs, ENGAGE at CCA serves as a hub to connect interested faculty and students to community partners and relevant outside experts.

Please join us at public events throughout the Bay Area for presentations and exhibitions of work from some of this spring's ENGAGE at CCA courses.

Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2010 by Jason Engelund

Congratulations to the students awarded
2010 Center for Art and Public Life Student Grants

Center Student Grants fund projects initiated by CCA students who are working with a community organization to use the arts, architecture, design, and writing to address issues of social justice, diversity, and community development.

This year seven student initiated projects were awarded funds with projects taking place in China, in support of Haiti, and throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 by Jason Engelund

Focused on contemporary Arts Education theory, a set of ENGAGE at CCA classes is working together to put studio thinking to practice.

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