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Posted on Monday, March 29, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

Tzui Lien, Endless Scroll, 2010View slideshow 

How to fix the California Constitution: Not a question to be taken lightly, and one so heavy, in fact, that polls indicate most Californians can't even bear to think about it.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 by Jim Norrena

CCA President Stephen Beal and the Board of Trustees have embarked on a facilities master plan development process

Since CCA President Stephen Beal formally announced the college's acquisition of the vacant lot adjacent to the main building on the San Francisco campus, it seems as though everyone is interested in the development plans for the old Greyhound Bus service yard.

Goals & Strategies

No one could be more interested in when and how this coveted real estate will be developed than CCA’s Board of Trustees, who met earlier this month at UCSF Mission Bay to kick off a facilities master plan development process.

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Posted on Thursday, March 18, 2010 by Brenda Tucker

The Fashion Design Program at California College of the Arts is pleased to announce the 2010 Senior Fashion Show, to be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 7, at CCA's San Francisco campus. The show is juried by industry professionals and features original designs worn by runway models. General-admission tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door; VIP tickets are $100 and include reserved seating at the event plus admission to the Champagne & Chocolate pre-party at 6:30 p.m.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

Clotaire Bazile with one of his sequined flagsView slideshow 

Clotaire Bazile is a Vodou priest, a healer, and one of Haiti's most famous flag makers. CCA's Textiles Program will bring him to campus in April as part of its Masters of Tradition series. Starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, the Oliver Art Center on the Oakland campus will host a public exhibition of Bazile's sequined Vodou flags and a slide lecture by Susan Tselos, an expert on Haitian sacred art, followed by a question-and-answer session with Bazile and Tselos and a reception with Haitian music and dance.

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Posted on Monday, March 15, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

Juxtapoz Dark Arts featuring Marci Washington's After the Dinner Party, 2009View slideshow 

Marci Washington (Painting/Drawing 2002, MFA 2008) makes very dark art indeed, so her inclusion in Juxtapoz magazine's special Dark Arts compendium—a book about contemporary "art that aims to be unsettling"—was no surprise to her fans. That her painting was featured on the cover was a surprise, and a great one.

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Posted on Thursday, March 11, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Professor Jeanne Finley works in CCA's Media Arts and Fine Arts programs.

Seven graduate students from CCA’s fall "Magic Lantern: Projected Image and the Construction of Space" seminar joined forces at the end of the semester to shed some light on CCA—literally.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Congratulations are in order for the entire California College of the Arts Architecture community for securing a 2010 NCARB Prize, announced last week during the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Annual Meeting Awards Ceremony held in New Orleans.

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Posted on Friday, February 19, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Designer Indhira Rojas chats with Michael Welch, director of facilities and operations for the SF campus, atop the Nave.

Have you seen CCA's three-bin recycling system on campus? Better yet, are you clued in to how the system works? Because some students have been confused by what goes where (and why) involved in this new color-coded system, not everyone has been willing to participate—or even if they have been willing to participate, they’re not always successful in reaching the correct bin.

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Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 by Chris Bliss

Alumna Ann Weber (MFA Ceramics 1987) finds inspiration in all kinds of places and things: geometric shapes such as the cone, sphere, and cylinder; the work of architect Frank Gehry; and the botanical world of pods, seeds, and gourds.

Yet one place you might be surprised to find her looking for inspiration is at the local dumpster.

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Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2010 by Sarah Owens

Diana in her studioView slideshow 

CCA alumna and ceramicist Diana Fayt (Ceramics 1992) works out of a sunny studio in San Francisco's Bayview / Hunters Point district. Born in Sunnyvale, California, to a Hungarian family of craftspeople and circus performers, Diana is the first person in her family to attend college.

Always open to new opportunities, her path to success has been winding and filled with good friends and fortune.

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