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.Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook
Posted on Monday, March 15, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook
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.Read the rest
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.Read the rest
Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 by Jim Norrena
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.Read the rest
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.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2010 by Sarah Owens
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.Read the rest
Posted on Friday, January 29, 2010 by Brenda Tucker
BAMscape, an installation created by CCA Architecture associate professor Thom Faulders for the central atrium of the Berkeley Art Museum, is an 1,550-square-foot sculpture/furniture/stage that invites direct physical interaction, with undulating curves for people to relax against and multiple electric outlets for plugging in laptops. Museum visitors, students, art lovers, and performance attendees are all invited to make themselves at ease here; even sitting with your coffee is OK, as it has been designed to withstand spills.Read the rest
Posted on Friday, January 29, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook
Different is the new "normal."
Or, more precisely: There never was a normal, and different isn't new. It's taken a while for the rest of the world to realize it, but industrial designer Patricia Moore has known this for decades and has forged a career out of what is now called Universal Design.Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 by Brenda Tucker