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Posted on Thursday, April 30, 2015 by Jim Norrena

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Looking for a platform to drive positive change?

Want to challenge the status quo?

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Welcome to Project M

Project M is a program designed to inspire and educate young designers, writers, photographers, and filmmakers by proving that their work -- especially their wrongest thinking -- can have a positive and significant impact on the world.

Spearheaded by CCA faculty member John Bielenberg, cofounder of Future Partners, Project M is a program for creative people who are already inspired to contribute to the greater good, and are looking for a platform to collaborate and generate ideas and projects bigger than themselves.

Project M has developed projects related to a conservation area in Costa Rica, microfinancing in Ghana, New Orleans after Katrina, the community of East Baltimore, and connecting households to fresh water in Hale County, Alabama.

Next Up: South Greensboro, Alabama, June 8-21

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Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 by Laura Braun

Featuring original collections by 13 senior designers, judged by industry pros, and showcased by professional models, this fashion-forward presentation reinforces why it's become a staple in the college's lineup of annual events. Ogle fresh new collections from the edge of the catwalk, and enjoy a preshow mingle over wine and hors d'oeuvres with faculty, students, and industry partners with a VIP Ticket. Doors open to general admission at 7:30pm.

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Posted on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 by Laura Braun

Haisu is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute and is currently studying at the California College of the Arts. She recently became inspired by her favorite sport, ice-skating, and created Landskating. This involves painting landscapes with ink and inline skates, drastically changing the traditional style of ink landscaping.

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Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015 by Laura Braun

These pre-fab pads at 38 Harriet—leased by the California College of the Arts for exclusive use by students—maximize space with a freestanding “TableBed” that converts from a queen-size bed to a dining-room table for six. Slim window seats double as storage cubbies. Green touches are apparent in the design (bamboo floors, eco-friendly carpet tiles) and functionality (solar water heating, rainwater harvesting, low-flow fixtures). A City CarShare facility is on site.

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Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015 by Laura Braun

Curated by students of the Curatorial Studies program at the California College of the Arts, this compact, well-considered gathering of work across many media byMartin Wong is a marvel of what the small-scale and seemingly ephemeral can communicate. The artist, who died in 1999 of complications from AIDS, was moderately recognized in his own lifetime, but has been experiencing a recent escalation of attention, peaking perhaps in Julie Ault’s curation of some of his work into the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

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Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015 by Laura Braun

That could also more or less be the thesis of “Martin Wong: Painting is Forbidden," currently up (through April 18) at the Wattis Institute in San Francisco. Organized by members of the Curatorial Practice program at the California College of the Arts, the modest but wide-ranging show brings together some 150 pieces, both works by the artist and previously unseen ephemera. It shows an overlooked side of a major figure, but also, through his story, offers a glimpse of the now-passed creative world of 1960s and 70s counterculture that formed him.

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Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2015 by Laura Braun

For their efforts, Steigmann and Jensen, juniors at The California College of the Arts in San Francisco, won the top prize at the recent global competition for designing products and services to improve the lives of older adults.

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Posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 by Laura Braun

On Thursday morning, 52 elaborate art installations, ranging from a giant kitchen table and chairs to a walk-through kaleidoscope, will be open to interpretation on the double-wide sidewalks of Market Street. On Saturday evening, the exhibition ends, and by Monday morning, it will all be gone without a trace.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Laura Braun

The world’s first roller-skating artist has says she wants to reinvigorate traditional Chinese art for the next generation - by painting with wheels instead of a pen.

Tian Haisu’s latest painting, ‘Blood-Lane-Line’ has gone on exhibition in the California College of Arts, The People's Daily Online has reported.

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Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015 by Laura Braun

Today’s show: “Martin Wong: Painting Is Forbidden,” which is on view at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco through April 18, 2015. It was curated by CCA’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice Class of 2015, and—to quote the news release—presents “writing, calligraphy, drawing, ceramics, theatrical set design, painting, poetry, and collage” by the great Martin Wong (1946–1999).

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