This September marks the launch of the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts’ new program The Magnificent Seven. The seven participating international artists will be Abraham Cruzvillegas, Harrell Fletcher, Ryan Gander, Renata Lucas, Kris Martin, Paulina Olowska, and Tino Sehgal. Over a three-year period they will be integrated into every aspect of the institution’s structure and activities.Read the rest
Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2009 by Brenda Tucker
Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 by Brenda Tucker
The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts will present the exhibition Moby-Dick from September 22 through December 12, 2009, in the Logan Galleries on the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts. The exhibition is free and open to the public, with an opening reception on Tuesday, September 22, from 6:30–8:30 p.m.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2009 by Brenda Tucker
California College of the Arts (CCA) presents An Evening with David Sedaris on Thursday, October 29, 2009, at 8 p.m. at the Marin Center Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium in San Rafael, California. The evening will include a reading from new and unpublished materials, a book signing sponsored by Book Passage, and, for leadership donors to the event, a special cocktail reception with the author. All proceeds benefit scholarships at CCA.Read the rest
Posted on Monday, June 8, 2009 by Brenda Tucker
California College of the Arts is pleased to host A Lady Found a Culture in Its Cloth: Barack Obama's Mother and Indonesian Batiks, June 18-21, on CCA's San Francisco campus (1111 Eighth Street, at 16th and Wisconsin). The show will feature 20 large fabrics and two scarves from the batik collection of Ann Dunham, President Barack Obama's late mother. The collection has been in storage for many years and this is a valuable opportunity for the public to see it.Read the rest
Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 by Brenda Tucker
Team California, the only competitor in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2009 Solar Decathlon hailing from the West Coast, is out to prove that aesthetics and engineering can work together to create an amazing living space. Combining the latest developments in green technology with their own high-end craft and artisanal skills, and taking into account California’s incredible climate, the students are designing and building an 800-square-foot home that they hope will bring home first prize.Read the rest
Posted on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 by Brenda Tucker
Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts Kara Walker
Kara Walker's art has been described in the New York Times as "mocking," "shaming," "startlingly poignant," "absorbing," "excruciatingly personal," "magnetic," and "brilliant." California College of the Arts (CCA) will recognize this extraordinary artist with an honorary doctorate degree at its 102nd commencement exercises, to be held Saturday, May 9, at 2 p.m. at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco. Walker will deliver the commencement address to the 417 graduates and their families.Read the rest
Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 by Sarah Owens
California College of the Arts presents its annual Spring Fair Saturday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held on the CCA Oakland campus, located at 5212 Broadway (at College Avenue).
Enjoy live jazz music and stroll the campus grounds while collecting one-of-a-kind work by CCA's newest student and alumni talent. The sale will feature unique yet inexpensive hand-crafted items such as ceramics, blown glass, jewelry, clothing, photography, textiles, and paintings.
Proceeds go to the individual artists.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 by Brenda Tucker
The Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts will reveal The Secret of the Ninth Planet from April 24–May 24, 2009, at two San Francisco venues simultaneously: Queen's Nails Projects (3191 Mission Street) and Photo Epicenter (26 Lilac Street).
An opening reception is planned Friday, April 24, from 7–11 p.m. at each location with a shuttle running between.Read the rest
Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 by Brenda Tucker
Conrad Ruiz (Fine Arts 2009), Overload, 2009, watercolor on cavas, 77 x 110 in.
California College of the Arts will present its 2009 MFA Exhibition from Thursday, May 7, through Saturday, May 16 (10 a.m.–7:30 p.m. daily), with an opening reception on May 7 from 6–9 p.m. The exhibition features projects by nearly 50 artists graduating this spring from the college's master of fine arts program. The presentation unfolds throughout CCA's San Francisco campus, giving visitors an opportunity to tour most of the college. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2009 by Brenda Tucker
CCA and Stanford University's Department of Art & Art History will jointly host Rising Tide Conference: The Arts and Ecological Ethics on April 17–19, 2009. The conference takes place at CCA's Timken Lecture Hall and Stanford's Annenberg Auditorium. Various satellite events, including screenings, exhibitions, performances, and lectures, will take place April 6–30 at both campuses. The full schedule and details are available at www.risingtideconference.org.Read the rest