WE ARE C C A THE WORLD WILL KNOW
DEAR CCA COMMUNITY,
HIS YEAR MARKS OUR 110TH ANNIVERSARY EDUCATING THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADING ARTISTS, ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS, WRITERS, AND SCHOLARS. FROM OUR FOUNDING IN 1907, CCA HAS SPECIALIZED IN EDUCATING PRACTITIONERS ROOTED IN THEORY AND PRACTICE. THESE MAKERS ARE THE FOUNDATION OF OUR PAST, BUT THEY ARE ALSO THE PIONEERS OF OUR FUTURE. THEY IMAGINE NEW ENVIRONMENTS, OBJECTS, AND EXPERIENCES TO IMPROVE OUR WORLD, INSPIRE ACTIVISM, AND CREATE COMMUNITIES THROUGH CULTURE.
As we look back on our invaluable legacy, we must also look forward to opportunities for innovation. We are living in a time of rapid change and unpredictability. The challenges facing society are many—environmental, social, political, and economic. The ingenuity of creative young people, the kind of people who fill CCA studios, shops, and classrooms every day, has never been more important and relevant to solving these challenges. These students inspire us to continually improve and strengthen teaching and learning at CCA. That is why we’ve been working to unify our two campuses in San Francisco, where we’ll have enriched learning resources for everyone and, for the first time, be able to offer on-campus student housing. This is a gamechanger for CCA, as we will have close to 1,000 students living and working within a two-block radius of campus. This edition of Glance focuses on CCA’s campus planning. We are excited by our work to date with Studio Gang, the awardwinning architecture firm selected to design the new expanded San Francisco campus. Together, we are envisioning a new kind of college experience, built and operated as a model of sustainable practice—where facilities and landscapes create a living, learning laboratory for makers across disciplines to come together in new, unexpected, and fruitful ways. CCA has been a leader in arts education for 110 years. Yet never has our mission been more critical to ensuring a sustainable future, in all forms. With the support of our community, may we endure and flourish for the century to come. Sincerely,
STEPHEN BEAL, President
L AST YEAR, we moved one step closer on our journey to create a unified and expanded San Francisco campus when we selected Studio Gang, led by MacArthur Award–winning architect Jeanne Gang, to design our 21st-century art and design school. The new expanded campus is being designed to foster new levels of student interaction that will enable students to enrich and extend their interdisciplinary practice. Here’s a look at our process to achieve cohesiveness, synergy, and “creative collisions” when all students, faculty, and disciplines come together.
Photo: Rendering of new student housing at 75 Arkansas near campus.
Building on Tradition
4 | New Campus
“This project is about creating this 21st-century space for learning, teaching, and making. What’s really interesting about the program is embracing both traditional forms of making and new, digital forms of making. I think that is essentially what 21st-century making is all about.”
- J EAN N E GANG
Founder of Studio Gang, a Chicago-based architecture & urban design firm
1 CREATIVELY HACK ABLE
We will invent the art and design campus of the future to spark student imagination, experimentation, and discovery.
THE JOURNEY TO A UNIFIED CAMPUS
6 | New Campus
DISCOVERY & CONCEPT
2 SUSTAINABLY AGILE
3 INTUITIVELY CONNECTED
We will create a living laboratory of ecological, cultural, social, and economic relationships that foster art and design education that matters, optimize environmental health at multiple scales, and enable ongoing adaptability.
We will build upon CCA’s heritage and commitment to social equality and the vibrant San Francisco entrepreneurial culture, weaving together people, ideas, and practices into the Bay Area’s leading source for creative talent.
PERMIT & BIDS
ONE VISION, MANY VOICES
Above photos: Jeanne Gang and members of her team work on a model of the new campus.
HE CREATIVE MINDS WITHIN OUR CCA COMMUNITY HAVE BEEN AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE RESEARCH, DESIGN, AND PLANNING PROCESS OF THE NEW CAMPUS.
They, alongside the opinions of leading experts, are informing its design. Recent examples include: •Dozens of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and trustees were involved in Studio Gang’s Discovery Phase to establish project goals. Through a series of workshops, meetings, and presentations these community members helped establish an overall vision, develop a framework for new architecture and modifications to existing buildings, and determine relationships with the surrounding campus and city. • Environmental experts from the Rocky Mountain Institute and Atelier Ten are working with our planning teams to achieve CCA’s ambitious sustainability goals in areas like water and energy conservation and environmentally safe art-making materials and practices.
• In Interaction Design (IxD) faculty member Graham Plumb’s spring IxD studio course, students gathered research and created projects to reimagine the educational experience at CCA. The results were presented to the Studio Gang team and staff working on the campus expansion project. •The Architecture Division similarly offered Architecture 333, an intensive studio course that provided students with an opportunity to work with the Studio Gang team as they tested ways to develop their initial design concept into a building proposal. • In fall 2017, Studio Gang moved into the Schematic Design phase, which will determine the spatial components (both interior and exterior), the size and shape of the architecture, and strategies for sustainability. The Studio Gang team has engaged the CCA community as they test and edit their ideas. Preliminary designs should be ready to share in early 2018.
Above & left photos: Members of Studio Gang gathering feedback from students, faculty, and staff
A U N I F I E D C AMPUS T O A M P L I F Y C C Aâ€™ S C R E AT E C U LT U R A L
HAS THE POWER E S S E N T I A L E T H O S: T R A N S F O R M AT I O N
CCA makers at work
HE ARTS & CRAFTS MOVEMENT IS THE CORNERSTONE OF OUR PEDAGOGICAL AND IDEOLOGICAL VALUE SYSTEM.
CCA’s founder, Frederick Meyer, brought the practical idealism of this movement to bear when he founded the School of the California Guild of Arts & Crafts in the Studio Building, one block from the UC Berkeley campus, in 1907. Several years and three moves later, the college has called its Broadway Avenue campus home since 1923. As programs grew and evolved, the college purchased a second campus in San Francisco in 1996 to expand its footprint and make room for new disciplines. While this worked well for a time, in recent years it grew more challenging to fulfill Meyer’s vision for fusing theory and practice among craftspeople, designers, and artists across two campuses separated by a bay. As a result, CCA began exploring unification in San Francisco, where there is enough land to accommodate the entire organization. Change is never easy, and as we look to our future campus in San Francisco, we want to honor our rich history in Oakland by leaving a lasting legacy in support of the arts. We want this legacy project to be accessible to the public and to improve the quality of life for the community. To fulfill these goals, we entered into a preliminary agreement with Equity Community Builders and Emerald Fund (ECB/Emerald). They are exploring
a range of options for the Oakland campus that benefit the greater community and celebrate CCA’s history. CCA Oakland faculty leadership, as well as staff, trustees, alumni, and the ECB/Emerald team, worked together during a visioning process to develop a range of options to explore. Ideas under consideration include: the preservation of key historic campus buildings and landscape; permanently affordable artist housing and the creation of spaces dedicated to artists and the arts; much-needed market rate housing; and enhancing public access to the site. These ideas are a starting point for what we believe will be a meaningful collaboration. Over the next few months, we are working closely with our new partners to involve the CCA community, neighbors, and other interested groups in our process. We also are organizing a committee to imagine ways in which we can celebrate our history on the site through events, the creation of artwork, exhibitions, and more. At the same time, we are organizing a series of public meetings for our neighbors in Rockridge. We invite your feedback and encourage people to reach out to email@example.com for more information on our plans for Oakland, or to get involved and become part of the process. Visit cca.edu/new-campus for the latest updates on campus unification.
MAKING SAN FRANCISCO HOME,
75 ARKANSAS be a favorite feature—bay windows. The 48-foot high, 64,000-square-foot building also will feature 7,000 square feet of commercial space, available on the ground floor.
NEW CAMPUS IS MORE THAN BUILDING NEW SPACES FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING, IT’S ALSO ABOUT SUPPORTING THE GROWTH OF A COMMUNITY, BOTH OUR STUDENT BODY’S AND NEIGHBORS IN POTRERO HILL.
The team making the project possible includes designers from Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, winners of the 2017 National AIA Architecture Firm Award, and contractors from Oliver and Company, headed by CCA trustee Steven Oliver.
That’s why student housing is a critical part of CCA’s vision for a unified campus in San Francisco.
New housing is also critical for students who come to CCA from other places across the globe. “Promising students come to CCA from California, across the U.S., and from 54 countries,” says CCA President Stephen Beal.
This past June, CCA broke ground on a new student housing project at 75 Arkansas Street. The project, located a convenient two blocks from campus, will house over 200 students.
“Providing them housing is essential to our future plans in San Francisco,” Beal adds. “We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Simon Blattner for helping the college take this important step forward.”
“This is all about the students,” says Simon Blattner, property owner and longtime trustee who is generously developing the project for the college.
Additional student housing in San Francisco will open in conjunction with the new expanded campus by 2021.
Providing student housing on and near campus has been top of mind throughout project development. “With housing prices in San Francisco continuing to rise and student housing in short supply,” Blattner says, “we need to find creative ways to provide housing. I’m especially excited about the opportunity to do this project for CCA.” Students who start moving in during fall 2018 will find four- and two-bedroom units with full bathrooms, study areas, a full kitchen, a large living room, and—bound to
14 | New Campus
Below photo: From left; Trustee Steve Oliver, President Stephen Beal, and Trustee Simon Blattner
“O UR NEW CAMPUS DRAWS ON THE BEST OF OUR IMAGINATION AND INSIGHT TO ANTICIPATE WHAT’S POSSIBLE FOR THE NEXT HUNDRED YEARS.” - CCA PROVOST TAMMY RAE CARLAND
SUSTAINABILIT Y POWERS OUR PR ACTICE. R E A D H O W O N E FAC U LT Y M E M B E R M A K E S SUSTA I N A B I L I T Y FA S H I O N A B L E I N T H E C L A SS RO O M
SUSTAINABILITY IN THE CL A SSRO OM &BEYOND A
SSOCIATE PROFESSOR GROSE IS LEADING A CRY FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN
LYNDA RALLYING FASHION.
Her April essay on the popular web magazine Medium encouraged everyday consumers to advocate for sustainable practices from the clothing companies they shop—and to start buying from brands that already have picked up the baton on eco- and people-friendly manufacturing initiatives, like California’s ESPRIT, Levi’s, Patagonia, and Gap. Oh, and there’s this not-so-fun fact: “The average American throws away an astounding 68 pounds of garments a year.” Grose also wrote the foreword for the book Fashion Fibers: Designing for Sustainability, published in February, and is the co-author of 2012’s Fashion and Sustainability: Design for Change, a book that examines how those who work in the fashion industry, like CCA students, can make a dynamic difference by implementing simple habits as they select materials and methods of making. The insight and passion on the topic that Grose brings to her classrooms is just one example of how CCA is committing to sustainable practices in significant ways. There’s a fashion revolution underfoot, and CCA is dressed for the part.
18 | Sustainability
The Textiles Program offers a Soil to Studio course each spring semester that investigates how to grow and use “slow textiles.” In addition to learning the theory behind sustainability in fabric creation, the students maintain a community garden where plants for dyes and fibers are cultivated and harvested. Students also get to see the industry firsthand, like the farm-to-fashion summer experience in 2015 that took undergraduate fashion design students to explore and research a mill in North Carolina. The trip was made possible through two grants provided by Cotton University, the philanthropic wing of cotton research and marketing company Cotton Incorporated. Grose had a hand in that, too: She and Fashion Design Program Chair Amy Williams put together the grant applications that made the trip possible. One-of-a-kind curricular initiatives like this go hand-inhand with the sustainability goals for the new campus. Developing a learning environment that embraces environmental health creates a platform for our students to experiment with and actively participate in solutions to 21st-century challenges.
Photos: Fiber artist Maya Gulassa (BFA Individualized Major 2018) sources clay for natural dyeing (previous page). Environmentally sensitive textiles made with zerowaste patterning and recycled fabric (this page)
“FASHION IS NOT THE PROBLEM. THE INDUSTRY NEEDS TO CHANGE.” - ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR LYNDA GROSE
CCA STUDENTS: IMAGINATION UNBOUND [Top-left image]
Hadley Radt (MFA Fine Arts) Deconstructed Repetition 2017 Commencement Exhibition [Lower-left image]
Darrell T. Watson, Jr. (MFA Comics) #BlackjacksForever Emanata: MFA in Comics Exhibition [Right image]
Fernanda Bernardes Anh Vo Joshua Olivas (BArch) Undulating Landscapes 2017 Commencement Exhibition
2017 Fashion Experience on CCAâ€™s Back Lot, helmed by Fashion Design Program Chair John Bauernfeind [Top-right image]
A project created by students in the Buoyant Ecologies studio at CCA [Lower-right image]
Emily Budd (MFA Fine Arts) PIPELINE Trash Age Exhibition at CCA Hubbell Street Galleries
DISCOVER. SHARE. #CCARTS [Above image]
Richard-Jonathan Nelson & Michael Gordon (MFA Fine Arts) Laid prone on a totemic slab, erupting and craving 2017 Commencement Exhibition
HALFCENTURY CLUB EXHIBITION
[Group photo: left to right, back row first]
Fred Taber (Studied 1963) Rick Rodrigues (Painting 1967) Jan Valtr (BAEd Art Education 1960) Paul Hofmann (MFA Sculpture 1966) Amy Meyer (MFA Printmaking 1958) Lynne Ingalls (BAEd Art Education 1960) Richard Beggs (MFA Painting 1967)
Harry Weisburd (MFA 1966) looking at his piece: Stairway to Heaven, Watercolor, 2011
Items from the CCA(C) archives [Above center]
Work by Sharon Wilcox (MFA 1965) Deep Hydrangea, Photograph, 2017
DISCOVER. SHARE. #CCARTS
Work by Paul Hofmann (MFA 1966) Temblor, Wood, 1966 [Lower right]
Kim Wong (MFA 1967) and his work Runaway Thoughts, Acrylic on canvas, 2017
A WARM WELCOME
ELEN MARIA NUGENT BEGAN HER WORK A S THE NEW DE AN OF DE SIGN AT CC A IN AUGUST.
Preceding her move to the west coast (best coast!), she was a professor and founding chair of the Designed Objects programs at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She also co-developed curriculum for the National Young Arts Foundation after it appointed her a master teacher of design. Her work for the foundation structured a new discipline category called Design Arts, which integrates architectural, product, interior, graphic, and fashion designâ€”demonstrating the interdisciplinary focus that will fit right in at her new home. Her first home? Scotland, where she was born, raised, and earned a BFA with Honors in Environmental Design and a Master of Design at the Glasgow School of Art.
ANNIVERSARY ROLL CALL
celebrates 50 years of exploring the practice of craft within a fine arts context to create visionary work.
ART TEAM ASSEMBLE
FASHION DESIG N
celebrates 20 years of teaching fashion fundamentals and cutting-edge sustainability practices.
celebrates 10 years of exploring the complexity of human movement and the artistry of motion.
ARTHUR GENSLER, JR., NEW CHAIR OF THE CC A B OARD OF TRUSTEE S.
We are thrilled to announce that the CCA Board of Trustees elected business and philanthropic leader Arthur Gensler as their new chair. Gensler, founder of the world-renowned architecture, design, and consulting firm that bears his name, brings to the role years of commitment to CCA, where he has served on the board since 2010 and was facilities committee chair from 2011-2017. The American Institute of Architecture selected Gensler Firm of the Year in 2000, and Arthur Gensler has been a generous supporter of CCA scholarships since 1994, including the Graduate Scholarship for Architecture and the Gensler Family Foundation Scholarship. The college honored Gensler at the 2014 CCA Gala for his exceptional leadership in the arts, education, and business communities. Beyond CCA, Gensler is widely credited with elevating the field of interior design to professional standing, and was a charter member of Interior Design magazineâ€™s Hall of Fame. His firm, started in San Francisco in 1965, now has more than 5,300 employees, many of whom are CCA graduates, along with locations across the globe. Campus News
F O R CRE AT I O N
BIGGEST exhibition yet
HE CCA WATTIS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS HAS UNVEILED ITS LARGEST PRESENTATION EVER MOUNTED: MECHANISMS.
On view through the end of February, Mechanisms is a major group exhibition that explores the way artists adopt, disrupt, and reinvent the tools, systems, and infrastructures that affect our daily lives. The artists in this exhibition reconsider the way we live every day, and confront an increasingly demanding status quo that rewards efficiency, productivity, and speed. The presentation, which was curated by Wattis Institute director Anthony Huberman, gathered works by 20 contemporary artists from around the world. It includes sculpture, photography, video, painting, and site-specific installation. There’s unnervingly pristine sculpture by Zarouhie Abdalian; a collection of 19thcentury, heavy, atrophying animal traps by Danh Vo; a photograph by Louise Lawler that’s been adjusted to fit the building. Just to name a few. Also available is a full-scale publication about this landmark CCA achievement. The exhibition will travel to Vienna in summer 2018 for a second and expanded version at the Secession Building. The exhibition was partially made possible through a National Endowment for the Arts grant totaling $20,000, an award that recognizes Wattis Institute’s role in contemporary art excellence and revolutionary community-building through art. Attending its opening reception on October 12, 2017 were other generous supporters who make exhibitions like Mechanisms possible.
Full-page photo: Lutz Bacher, Menu, 2002; mixed media; collection of Robin Wright Top photo: Terry Atkinson, Slat Greaser Trough 5, 2014; wood, linoleum, paint, axle grease Middle photo: Pope L., Lever, 2016; mixed media on porcelain; 11.5 x 11.5 x 6 in. Bottom photo: Danh Vo, Twenty-Two Traps, 2012; various antique animal traps; dimensions variable; collection of Andrew Ong & George Robertson
T GALA RAISES OVER $1 MILLION FOR STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS 28 | 2017 CCA Gala
HANKS TO OUR INSPIRING HONOREE AND THE LEADERSHIP OF GALA CO-CHAIRS PATRICIA FITZPATRICK, LORNA MEYER CALAS, AND KAY KIMPTON WALKER AS WELL AS HONORARY COMMITTEE CHAIR STANLEE GATTI, THE 2017 CCA GALA EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS, BRINGING IN OVER $1 MILLION FOR STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS.
Four hundred supporters gathered for CCA’s sold-out gala celebration on May 23, 2017, honoring renowned design visionary David Kelley. As founder of IDEO, Kelley built the company that created many iconic products and experiences of the digital age—Apple’s first mouse, for example—and he is a primary architect of today’s culture of innovation. Kelley also founded Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, known as the d.school. Leaders from across the Bay Area’s sectors of design, art, business, and technology came to the elegant event on CCA’s San Francisco campus to fete Kelley and his groundbreaking contributions. Funds raised will create countless opportunities for talented students to benefit from a CCA education regardless of their financial background. Above photo: IDEO founder David Kelley in conversation with Chris Flink, director of San Francisco’s Exploratorium
CO-CHAIRS Patricia W. Fitzpatrick Lorna Meyer Calas Kay Kimpton Walker HONORARY CHAIR Stanlee Gatti PRESENTING SPONSORS C. Diane Christensen & Jean M. Pierret Ellen & John Drew Jack & Susy Wadsworth PREMIER SPONSORS Lorna Meyer Calas & Dennis Calas Scott Cook & Signe Ostby Roberta & Steve Denning Patricia W. Fitzpatrick F. Noel Perry Cathy & Mike Podell Rose Roven & Susan Cummins & Chara Schreyer & Gordon Freund Simpson Family Judy & Bill Timken Kay Kimpton Walker & Sandy Walker Diane B. Wilsey Top-left photo: Patricia W. Fitzpatrick, David Kelley, Kay Kimpton Walker, Stanlee Gatti, and Lorna Meyer Calas Lower-left photo: Work by Maria Guzman Capron (MFA 2015: Meteorita, fabrics, batting, thread, latex paint, spray paint, 2016). Below photo: Gala place-setting honoring David Kelley
LEAD SPONSORS Penny S. & James G. Coulter Carla Emil & Rich Silverstein Stanlee Gatti Marritje & Jamie Greene Joyce Linker Diane Morris Tim Mott & Pegan Brooke Gina & Stuart Peterson Vartain Law Group, P.C. Zlot Buell + Associates PATRONS Autodesk Gretchen & John Berggruen Michael & Tammy Borosky, Maria & Eric Clothier, & Lorain & Joseph Anderson Tecoah Bruce (BFA Painting/Drawing 1974, MAEd 1979) & Thomas Bruce City National Bank Nancy & Pat Forster Gensler Family Foundation Bing & Debra Gordon Tom & Yumi Kelley Miranda Leonard William & Susan Oberndorf PCH SKS Partners Ruth & Alan Stein Techmer PM Willis Towers Watson Anita & Ronald C. Wornick
SAVE THE DATE
2018 CCA GALA
HONORING KAY KIMPTON WALKER
MAY 23, 2018
SUPPORTERS Stephen Beal & Elizabeth Hoover Kimberly & Simon Blattner Dennis Boyle & Peggy Burke, Tim Haley & Ethna McGourty, and Rob Kuhling & Michelle Wilcox Ellwood Commercial Real Estate Equity Community Builders, LLC and Emerald Fund Google Neil Grimmer (BFA Sculpture 1995) & Tana Johnson Ann Hatch & Paul Discoe George Jewett (BArch 1996) JMI Sports Kaiser Permanente Lisa and John Pritzker Family Foundation Helyn MacLean & Asher Waldfogel Carol & Gerry Parker and Mary Mocas (MFA 2016) & Marv Tseu Stern Brothers & Co., Reuben, Junius & Rose, LLP, & UrbanGreen Devco, LLC Above photo: Work by ENGAGE: Mural Arts classâ€™ CCA students: Sergio Burgos, William Chan, Eva Qinchi Chen, Kayleen A. Dejesus, Diego Saraiva, Sarah Herlugson, Harrison Jeong, Dustin Le, Aloicia Chaieun Lee, Cynthia Navarro, Freddy D. A. Schramm, Andy Shimmin, Jessica Violetta, John Sun, Timothy K. Suprapto, Adelya Tumasyeva (Diversity Studies, 2017: Unity in Diversity)
Above photo: Work by Bruna Massadas (MFA 2012: Telephone, oil pastel on paper, 2015-ongoing)
Carl Bass & Daryl Austern Alice Akawie & Stuart Pivnick Carmela Anderson Frish Brandt (BFA Printmaking 1979) Victoire Reynal Brown & Owsley Brown Carla & David Crane Ellen & Joffa Dale G2 Insurance Services Lizelle & Martin Green Lorrie & Richard Greene Kathy & Ken Hao Greg & Sally Hartman Andrea & John Hennessy Janet Herrero Edward & Anne Jamieson Mark Jensen Rupert & Maryellie Johnson Ken Linsteadt Architects David & Deborah Kirshman Stephen Koch
Koret Foundation Byron & Liz Kuth Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects Leigh Sherwood Matthes & Bill Matthes Steven L. Merrill Meridee Moore & Kevin King Jennifer Morla & Nilus De Matran Orlando Diaz-Azcuy Design Associates Katie & Matt Paige Jeanne & Sanford Robertson Patricia Roller SageView Advisory Group Jessica Silverman (MA 2007) & Sarah Thornton Studio Gang Architects Mary & Steven Swig Susan Swig Roselyne Chroman Swig Barbara & Stephan Vermut Nick Waugh & Riley Bove Carlie Wilmans Nancy & Bill Zerella
Above photo: Gina Peterson, Sarah Thornton, Stanlee Gatti, Penny Coulter, and Jessica Silverman Left photo: David Kelley with friends
2017 CCA Gala
“R ECEIVING SCHOLARSHIPS FROM CCA MADE AN ART CAREER SEEM POSSIBLE IN A WAY THAT IT COULDN’T BEFORE.” EMERIC KENNARD BFA 2017
32 | Scholarship Success
FROM SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT TO
COMMUNITY CREATIVE E
MERIC KENNARD WAS AN ACTIVE STUDENT BEFORE GRADUATING FROM CCA IN SPRING 2017. STUDYING ILLUSTRATION AND WRITING WAS POSSIBLE FOR THIS OREGON NATIVE THANKS TO CCA SCHOLARSHIPS THAT HELPED OFFSET THE COST OF ATTENDANCE.
“Along with the financial relief of the scholarship was this emotional sense of gratitude and of determination to make that investment worthwhile,” Kennard says in a video interview for CCA. “On a very basic level, the people who help support CCA are the most important part of it. It couldn’t survive without them. We really need them, and I’ve needed them.” Kennard continues to be committed to his artistic practice, developing new comics and illustrations, and speaking at events like SOMArts’ 2017 Queer Comics Expo panel about nonbinary experience and character-writing. He’s exhibiting at Comic Arts L.A. in December, where he’ll debut a new self-published comic. “The best part of being at CCA for me has been being invited into so many communities,” Kennard says. “As a queer person, as a transgender person, as an artist, as someone who wants to be socially active as an artist, I have really found a home of like-minded people.” See some of Emeric’s thought-provoking illustration work at elkillustration.com
Join the story Right photo: Cloven, a personal series of 10 illustrations (combination of oil pastel and colored pencil) about friendship, gender, and determination in the face of severe consequence
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LIFE WITH A VIEW
YDNEY CARSON, A SENIOR FACULTY MEMBER AT CCA, PASSED AWAY DURING THE EVENING OF AUGUST 11, 2017, WITH HER HUSBAND, ARTHUR, AND DAUGHTERS, TAMAR AND MAYA, BY HER SIDE.
Sydney was an active member of several environmental and anti-war groups. At CCA she taught courses in literature, improvisation, and writing. Her Critical Studies Methods Seminar addressed the connection between globalization and the environment. In her personal practice, Sydney founded the collaborative performance art space Nightletter Theater, and recently created a video installation for the Oakland Airport with her husband titled Window. Fitting, considering Sydney’s ability to see beyond herself.
IN OUR THOUGHTS...
34 | Remembrances
SPIRIT IN THE SKY
LEANOR CREEKMORE DICKINSON, EMERITA PROFESSOR OF DRAWING, PASSED AWAY ON FEBRUARY 25, 2017, SOON AFTER HER 86TH BIRTHDAY.
Eleanor taught at CCA for 30 years and was a powerhouse San Francisco artist and activist. Ever the rebel, she pushed the assumptions of medium. Lucite, black velvet, video, and even skywriting transformed into fine art materials under her practice. Her decades-long documentation of Southern Pentecostal revivals is now housed at the Smithsonian Institution. Underlining her artistic legacy was her uncompromising empathy and pursuit of justice. At CCA, Eleanor spent decades teaching Life Drawing, but we’ll also remember what she taught us about life.
LAVERNE JOYCE OLDING
BAEd 1950 June 21, 2017 Paradise, CA
MFA Sculpture 1973 May 8, 2017 Towhee, CA
BFA Advertising 1962 June 19, 2017 Swoope, VA
A NAME THE WORLD KNOWS
RUE GENSLER PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY AT HER HOME IN MILL VALLEY ON THE MORNING OF JULY 20, 2017. SHE WAS 81 YEARS OLD.
Drue and her husband, Arthur, founded one of the largest design firms in the world: the eponymous Gensler. She was a stalwart advocate for women and girls across the globe. While president of the Initiative to Educate Afghan Women, she led the organization’s efforts to help Afghan women earn an undergraduate degree in the U.S. She loved the arts, too, especially the stage. The San Francisco Symphony and the Marin Theater Company were among the many organizations, committees, boards, and fundraising efforts to which she committed her time and energy. A mentor for many, a friend to all. Drue will be missed.
A WARRIOR AT ART
ED PURVES, CHAIR OF THE MA IN SOCIAL PRACTICE & PUBLIC FORMS PROGRAM, PASSED AWAY ON JULY 4, 2017, FOLLOWING A BATTLE WITH CANCER.
Ted began teaching at CCA in 1999; served as chair of the MFA in Fine Arts Program from 2008 to 2016; and, in 2005, launched the country’s first social practice curriculum. He was the driving force behind CCA’s MA in Social Practice & Public Forms Program. Renowned for his expertise on the subject, Ted also produced his own socially based projects, under the umbrella name Fieldfaring, in collaboration with his wife, Susanne Cockrell, chair of CCA’s Community Arts Program. He was an integral member of the CCA family, and one who endlessly inspired so many.
KENNETH ARTHUR DWYER
BFA Graphic Design 2012 August 26, 2017 Seattle, WA
Attended 1943 February 15, 2017 Santa Ana, CA
BFA Environmental Design August 22, 2017 Chicago, IL
BFA 1949 June 18, 2017 Lafayette, CA
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GLANCE Fall 2017 Volume 26, No. 1
Suzan Revah CONTRIBUTORS
Susan Avila Becky Ruden Emily Viemeister Maggie Beasley Jackie Mantey DESIGN
Audrey Karleskind PRODUCTION
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