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Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013 by Allison Byers

I was moved by Yu Hua’s personal views on copyright violations, an issue that affects writers throughout the world. I was touched especially because this term I am teaching one of his novels (“To Live”) in one of my literature seminars.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by Allison Byers

Lastly, Filley and Dominguez have enlisted the help of students at the California College of the Arts. This semester, instructor Liz Ogbu is teaching a class called Creative Disruption, which seeks to "understand the needs and desires [of] the diverse constituencies of the Koreatown-Northgate as well as propose opportunities for engagement."

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Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by Allison Byers

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.

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Posted on Friday, March 15, 2013 by Allison Byers

On the 15th of every month, Michael Swaine trundles into San Francisco’s Tenderloin district with a cart-mounted sewing machine—the old-fashioned kind, which you can only operate by means of a treadle.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by Chris Bliss

untitled # 7 (from The Linens), 2012 acrylic, graphite on polished medium-weight Belgian linen 20 x 22 in.

George Lawson Gallery in Los Angeles presents the work of CCA President Stephen Beal March 15-April 27 (the opening reception was held March 16 from 5 to 8 pm.).

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.

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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.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 by Allison Byers

Wall Street Journal quotes CCA Alum Chris Perez, and features the work of late faculty member Larry Sultan and alum Conrad Ruiz.

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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.

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Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 by Allison Byers

CCA Faculty members Kim Anno and Tirza True Latimer took part in the Feminist Art Project panel discussions at the Brooklyn Museum, part of the annual College Art Association conference.

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Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 by Chris Bliss

Animation faculty member Mark Andrews accepts Oscar for "Brave"

Make room for Oscar on the mantelpiece! Pixar's Brave won Best Animated Feature at the 85th Annual Academy Awards held February 24 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. Accepting the award was Director Mark Andrews, CCA Animation faculty member, and Brenda Chapman, codirector.

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