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Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 by Rachel Walther

When CCA alumni (and married couple) Kevin Krueger and Kristin Olson (both Individualized Major 2011) were looking around the Bay Area for an affordable studio the year after graduation, they found their dream space at 1158 Howard Street in San Francisco, formerly the home of leather bondage shop Stormy Leather.

There was just one problem: With its multiple ground floor rooms, basement areas, and loft, it was simply too large for their needs. "We didn't know what to do at first with that much space," remembers Krueger. But then the answer presented itself: They opened up their more-than-enough studio to a larger community of friends and colleagues. Staring in January 2012, the newly named Alter Space began hosting a series of exhibitions, workshops, and live performances.

Posted on Friday, June 22, 2012 by Allison Byers

Two teams from CCA were on June 5 awarded top prizes at 2X8 TAUT, the tenth annual architecture and design student competition and exhibition sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles Chapter (AIA | LA). Fractals of Knowledge, by Osma Dossani, took second place; and FRESNOW, by Alex Decicco, Francis Silagon, and Hugh Vanho, took third.

Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 by Allison Byers

The research Proposal by Michael Ippolito from the California College of the Arts proposes a radical rethinking of architecture and landslides. The Marin Headlands is home to over twenty landslides. The most notable and fastest acting landslide in the Headlands is located on the Oceanside of the park between rodeo cove and Tennessee Valley. It is known as place that has been left behind and rendered a volatile wasteland. This wasteland has consumed many man-made structures including eight abandoned military buildings, and two roadways.

Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 by Allison Byers

Meet Sudi Wachspress. Have him repeat the name a few times, then spell it. Hang around long enough and he'll tell you that there's pretty much no other name like it, for obvious and not-so-obvious reasons. The surname is Jewish; after the Holocaust, he said, there were very few Wachspresses left. But these days, Wachspress is better known by a different moniker, albeit one that's a little more run-of-the-mill: his producer handle, Space Ghost.

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Posted on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 by Chris Bliss

Happy CCA graduates gather at the college's 105th commencement

CCA celebrated its largest graduating class in the history of the college on Saturday, May 12, at the Concourse Center in San Francisco. If you were counting, there were about 3,000 smiles. That’s how many family members, faculty, staff, and alumni were on hand to honor the 509 members of the California College of the Arts (CCA) class of 2012 at the 105th commencement exercises.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 by Christina Linden

Amy Campos and CCA students at the Dolores Shelter Program

In fall 2011, CCA faculty member Amy Campos and a group of Interior Design students worked with Dolores Shelter Program (DSP) as part of an ENGAGE at CCA course. Their brief: to generate ideas for the renovation of DSP's homeless shelter on South Van Ness in the Mission District of San Francisco.

The facility's residents are in great need of an empowering and supportive sense of place, hope, and safety, and the aspiration was to facilitate this via better space planning and organization, and the creation of more durable and usable furnishings and storage.

Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 by Allison Byers

GEV Magazine was recently invited as special guests at a fashion show bringing various collections from the young innovative graduating class of California College of Arts Fashion Department to an audience of highly regarded individuals in the local style and academic arenas.

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Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 by Allison Byers

The California College of the Arts 2012 Graduate Fashion Show was in full celebratory mood on May 11, 2012 at its San Francisco campus, 1111 8th St. Once again, the proud tent hosting “the best street level runway show” was filled with supportive, exuberant friends, families, and fashion lovers. It truly felt like a giant big, warm family (and I was so happy to see Cynthia & Simon from Style Wylde again!!!!).

Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 by Allison Byers

MFA thesis exhibitions, though often overcrowded, are always abuzz with the excitement of eager, budding talent. This year's presentation at California College of the Arts, up through May 19, 2012, is no different. There are over four-dozen artists in the show, each ranging wildly in style, medium, and conceptual aims; selecting a half-dozen thesis students to highlight is no easy task. I can assure, at the very least, that in this bustling and ambitious show, there is something for everyone.

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Posted on Monday, May 21, 2012 by Allison Byers

The 2012 California College of the Arts post-graduate exhibitions featured artworks by nearly 50 MFA artists graduating this spring, as well as post-graduate students in Architecture and Design programs. Unfolding throughout CCA’s San Francisco campus, the MFA Exhibition is just a single part of a year-end celebration that includes thesis exhibitions by seven CCA graduate programs such as the Baccalaureate Exhibition, featuring works by students graduating from the 21 undergraduate programs and the Annual Fashion Show.

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