STEM has been a huge acronym buzz word in education in recent years, standing for the “hard science” pillars of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, but an initiative led by the Rhode Island School of Design is hoping to turn that into STEAM. Aimed at promoting the national movement of putting arts and design in the STEM education program, STEM to STEAM seems to be picking up momentum with its argument that creativity and flexible thinking are just as important to innovation as science.Read the rest
Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by Allison Byers
Posted on Friday, March 15, 2013 by Allison Byers
Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by Chris Bliss
The gallery will showing selections from two series by Beal -- paintings on wooden panels and stretched linen that predominately engage white. A 140-page hardcover book with 62 color reproductions accompanies the exhibition.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2013 by Allison Byers
For Farewell! (2011), Elizabeth Moran collected, printed, and framed a series of "good bye" emails written and sent employees who had either quit, fired, or laid off from various companies between 2011 and 2008. As she writes on her website, "Though the sending of these email are discouraged, employees view them as their last chance to reach out to thank or disparage those who will remain in the company." This artwork is a powerful documentation of the 2008 financial crisis: these ephemeral, epistolary traces are both tragic and comic, in an Office Space slash Margin Call sort of way.Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 by Allison Byers
Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 by Lindsey Westbrook
Barbara Holmes, "feed/rest/nest" (2013)
The work discussed in this story is on view in the exhibition By-Product Becomes Product at Intersection for the Arts (925 Mission Street, San Francisco) through March 30, 2013. There is an artists' talk on Saturday, March 23, at 1 p.m. (free and open to the public).
We all know that formaldehyde is toxic, but you may not know that it's an essential component of the glues that bind together such commonly used construction materials as plywood and particle board.
And unlike asbestos, which becomes inhalable and therefore harmful only when disturbed, these composite wood panels actually off-gas formaldehyde all the time.
The artist Christine Lee, who has been a lecturer at CCA for the past several years, was concerned about the effects of formaldehyde gas -- not only on people dwelling in structures made of these materials, but also on the artists who use them, possibly without even knowing they are exposing themselves to harm.Read the rest
Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 by Allison Byers
Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 by Chris Bliss
Posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by Jim Norrena
Ishmael Reed is an internationally renowned, award-winning novelist, poet, playwright, and essayist with more than 25 published books and six plays to his credit.
He's also a visiting scholar in the MFA Program in Writing at California College of the Arts.
Recently, his article "Neo-Classical Republicanism" was published in the New York Times in the Opinion Pages section:Read the rest
Posted on Monday, February 18, 2013 by Jim Norrena
(l-r) Graphic Design alumni Sam Wick, Sonja Hernandez, Talin Wadsworth, and Shawn Cheris at Adobe's San Francisco offices
Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Given its international reputation for producing cutting-edge digital content tools and services, it's a highly desired employer for almost any graphic designer.
Given the competition, CCA is proud to learn four talented, career-focused Graphic Design alumni (all within five years of graduation) currently hold senior design positions at Adobe's San Francisco offices.Read the rest