The award provides each Jack Kent Cooke Scholar with funding up to $50,000 per year for up to three years to support graduate studies in visual arts, performance, or creative writing at accredited institutions in the United States or abroad.Read the rest
Posted on Monday, October 21, 2013 by Molly Mitchell
Simin Eivazi (BFA Sculpture 2013)
Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by Jim Norrena
Cal State Long Beach faculty member Chris Miles led a ReMODEL discussion at CCA
California College of the Arts participated in the second annual all-day ReMODEL 2 Sculpture Symposium on Saturday, October 19, at Claremont Graduate University, as part of the university's art department's Bradshaw Conference series.Read the rest
Posted on Monday, October 14, 2013 by Rachel Walther
ARCADE’s new website, fall 2012 (photo by Scott Thiessen)
Between her responsibilities running a thriving nonprofit and being the single mom of an 11-year-old daughter, Kelly Rodriguez (Architecture 1997) is always working: to support her family, enrich her community, and improve the world at large. And she wouldn't have it any other way.
Rodriguez is the executive director of ARCADE, a Seattle-based nonprofit that promotes multidisciplinary dialogues centering on the integration of architecture, design, culture, science, the arts, and everything in between. It publishes a quarterly magazine, coordinates cultural events for the community, and maintains an increasingly robust web and social media presence.
A glance at ARCADE's calendar reveals a bevy of options offered weekly for anyone interested in design, architecture, and the arts, from lectures by visiting scholars to documentary film screenings and info nights featuring free tutorials on design software.Read the rest
Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by A. Will Brown
Sarah Hotchkiss at Southern Exposure's 39th Birthday Block Party, September 2013
HI WELCOME TO A SUSPENDED FUTURE COVERED IN MOONDUST AND GLORY
Reading these provocative and humorous words on the computer screen doesn't do justice to the phrase as it was originally delivered: hanging in four perfect, upside-down arches, weighted by nothing more than the elegant tug of gravity, from the ceiling beams of the Nave on CCA's San Francisco campus. The letters were huge cutouts, shiny and red, reminiscent of a "happy birthday" banner.Read the rest
Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by David Morini
Once approved, her position will take a two-year term, from January 2014 to December 2015. A committee of San Mateo County supervisors chose Goodwin out of a pool of 15 nominations.Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 by Chris Bliss
José Montoya in 2001 (Photo: Dick Schmidt / The Sacramento Bee)
He was one of the most influential and inspirational figures in California Latino history. The poet, artist, and activist José Montoya died on September 25, 2013, at age 81, in his midtown Sacramento home.
He earned his teaching credential at CCA in 1962. Montoya was an important Latino leader, not only among the artists and activists of the 1960s and 1970s, but among innumerable artists of subsequent generations as well.Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by Jim Norrena
Tom Barbash at Mrs. Dalloway's Books in Berkeley for a reading from "Stay Up With Me"
His recent effort, however, a recently published collection of short stories, titled Stay Up With Me (Ecco/HarperCollins), puts him among some of the most celebrated writers of the day.
Barbash, who wrote the novel The Last Good Chance and the bestselling nonfiction work On Top of the World: Cantor Fitzgerald, Howard Lutnick & 9/11: A Story of Loss & Renewal, has also had his fiction appear in Tin House magazine, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Indiana Review, among other publications.
He is no stranger to seeing his words in print.Read the rest
Posted on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 by Matthew Harrison Tedford
Before helping to bring to life the metal band Dethklok in Metalocalypse or dreaming up the whimsical postapocalyptic Land of Ooo for Adventure Time (both Cartoon Network shows), animator Ako Castuera (Illustration 2000) was, perhaps surprisingly, a ceramics student.
Before coming to CCA, drawing really hadn't been her thing. She attended an arts high school and loved it, but thought drawing class was just too much like boot camp.Read the rest
Posted on Monday, September 16, 2013 by Rachel Walther
The Berkeley studio of Textiles faculty member Lia Cook is furnished with every tool a textile artist could want, from the cutting-edge to the antique. A Mac computer displaying MRI images rests five feet away from a two-story Jacquard loom manufactured in 1900, and in between are a dozen spools of vivid pink, red, and yellow thread.
In order to create her woven pieces, whose dimensions range from eight inches to seven feet, Cook draws upon 40 years of professional experience in which she has developed a unique, hybrid workflow that incorporates the digital, the mechanized, and the handmade.Read the rest
Posted on Monday, September 9, 2013 by Allison Byers
Brainstorming for the Mix & Stir Accelerator at CCA [Photo: Gary Iwatani]
For some, summer is a time for relaxation. But for the teams in the Mix & Stir Start-Up Accelerator at CCA, it is crunch time. For eight weeks, teams hoping to found new start-up ventures come together here for studio space, support, and mentoring from the Mix & Stir Studio partners and an extensive network of mentors. It’s a lot of work, but the payoff can be huge.
Starting a Start-Up to Help Start-Ups
Mix & Stir began as a collaboration between CCA Graduate Design faculty member Christopher Ireland, fellow faculty member and brand and innovation strategist Mary Anne Masterson, and the venture capitalist Hiroshi Wald.Read the rest
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