Community Arts News

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.

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Posted on Sunday, June 20, 2010 by Jim Norrena

(l to r) CCA chairs Julian Carter, Melinda L. de Jesús, and Tirza Latimer at the diversity conference [photo: Jim Norrena]

The “Doing ‘Diversity’: Making It or Faking It?” conference was the first-of-its-kind, all-day planning and discussion meeting devoted specifically to the issues of diversity representation and celebration here at California College of the Arts. The discussion panels laid the groundwork for the college to ratchet up its commitment to fostering greater diversity at CCA.

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Posted on Thursday, June 3, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

CCA is happy to congratulate Claudia Bernardi (Community Arts faculty) for winning the International Beliefs and Values Institute (IBAVI) 2009-10 Sustainable Visions and Values Award. This annual award recognizes an individual or organization who exemplifies IBAVI's mission through extraordinary research, education, and service.

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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.

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Posted on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 by Brenda Tucker

Sanjit Sethi will head ENGAGE at CCAView slideshow 

In 2010, students at California College of the Arts (CCA) will design furniture for Lighthouse Community Charter School, Oakland; help improve communications and systems for seniors at Bethany Center, San Francisco; create protective nesting modules for seabirds on Año Nuevo Island, off the Northern California coast; and work with high school students to publish an anthology of personal essays at 826 Valencia Book Project, San Francisco. These and several other projects are part of ENGAGE at CCA, an innovative initiative that will launch January 11, 2010.

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Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2009 by Lindsey Westbrook

This is only Allison Smith's third semester teaching at CCA—she moved to the Bay Area about a year and a half ago—but she's already hit the art scene here with a powerful dose of positive energy.

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Posted on Thursday, June 4, 2009 by Kim Lessard

Struck by the devastating impact of the current economic recession on lower-income communities, CCA students Arya Cayton and Yennika Ekstrand decided to make their senior thesis project about the issue of predatory lending, a practice known to be a major culprit in the global economic crisis. Both students graduated this past May, Cayton from the Community Arts program with a concentration in sculpture and ceramics, and Ekstrand with an Individualized Major with a focus in animation and screenprinting.

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Posted on Friday, March 13, 2009 by Kim Lessard

Community Arts student Camille Hoffman painted this mural that depicts welcoming, diversity, history, and Temescal CreekView slideshow 

CCA students Camille Hoffman (Community Arts) and Vanessa Ayala (Animation) received an enthusiastic reception from City of Oakland residents and business owners, as well as officials from PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric Company), for four new murals that have brightened the staid facade of the substation in the Temescal and Telegraph Avenue Business District.

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Posted on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 by Kim Lessard

La artista Lydia Nakashima Degarrod explora aspectos emocionales y fí­sicos de la memoria y migración en su instalación multimedia Geografí­as de la imaginación en el California College of Arts del 29 de octubre al 21 de noviembre, 2008. La exposición se lleva a cabo en el Centro de Arte Oliver en el campus de Oakland del California College of Arts, localizado en el 5212 de la calle Broadway. Habrá una recepción de apertura el miércoles, 29 de octubre de 5:30 a 7:30 p.m.

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Posted on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 by Kim Lessard

Lydia Nakashima Degarrod, Jaime's Memories of His Journey from Chile to California, 2008

The artist Lydia Nakashima Degarrod explores emotional and physical aspects of memory and migration in her multimedia installation Geographies of the Imagination at California College of the Arts from October 29 through November 21, 2008. The exhibition takes place in the Oliver Art Center on CCA's Oakland campus at 5212 Broadway. There will be an opening reception on Wednesday, October 29, from 5:30–7:30 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

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