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John Lasseter helps CalArts celebrate Chuck Jones' 100th Birthday

September 7, 2012
Cartoon Brew

What’s up, Doc? California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) celebrates 100th Birthday of Director and Animator Chuck Jones

Chief Creative Officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, John Lasseter, will provide remarks at a special screening of his favorite Chuck Jones cartoons.

Fun fact: Both Chuck Jones and John Lasseter are “Calartians.” Jones attended the Chouinard Arts Institute which is one of CalArts’ two predecessor institutions. Lasseter graduated from the CalArts School of Film Video Character Animation Program in 1979.

CalArts was recently called the “the Harvard Business School of animation” by the Los Angeles Times. Nearly all the big names in the field, from Pixar’s brain trust to an array of Disney directors and executives, are graduates of CalArts’ Animation Program.  Read story

CalArts Celebrates Chuck Jones 100th birthday

September 5, 2012
Animation Magazine

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) celebrates the 100th birthday of animation legend Chuck Jones with a special program at the REDCAT theater in Los Angeles. At the event, John Lasseter, Disney and Pixar’s Chief Creative Officer, will provide remarks at a special screening of his favorite Chuck Jones cartoons. Both Lasseter and Jones are CalArts grads. Jones attended the Chouinard Arts Institute, which is one of CalArts’ two predecessor institutions. Lasseter graduated from the CalArts School of Film Video Character Animation Program in 1979.  Read story

Review of Julia Holter's Bowery Ballroom Show cites fellow Calartians Ariel Pink, John Maus and Corey Fogel

September 4, 2012
The Bowery Presents

Julia Holter’s Musical Journey

Experimental. Pop. Ambient. Indie. Electronic. Julia Holter spans a wide range of genres, creating a musical journey drawing on influences from classical composition to Middle Eastern beats. On Friday evening, Holter took the stage at The Bowery Ballroom with a sparkly skirt and handbag on her shoulder. Playing largely from her latest album, Ekstasis, she commenced with “Our Sorrows” and “Fur Felix.” Moving from pop sensibilities to the more languid strings of chamber music, Holter’s choral arrangement on “Marienbad” was reminiscent of one Kate Bush.  Read story

Chouinard Art Institute alumna Eleanor LaVove dies at 94; co-founder of dollhouse museum

September 4, 2012
Los Angeles Times

She was a former fashion editor who co-founded Angels Attic, a Santa Monica museum devoted to antique and contemporary dollhouses, toys and miniatures.

Eleanor LaVove, a former fashion editor who co-founded Angels Attic, a museum devoted to antique and contemporary dollhouses, toys and miniatures, died Aug. 24 at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica. She was 94.  Read story

Tune in: faculty member Michael Pisaro discusses John Cage in honor of Cage's centennial

September 1, 2012
KUSC.org

We pay tribute to John Cage in honor of his centennial.  Listen to the podcast (Scroll down to listen to Michael's interview at 22:37)

Choreographer Benjamin Millepied cites interest in CalArts

August 24, 2012
KCET

Choreographer Benjamin Millepied to Work with the Industry's Yuval Sharon

As the vision for his new company begins to take form, L.A. Dance Project founder Benjamin Millepied, revealed to Artbound this week that he will collaborate on a new opera with The Industry, the avant garde "hyper opera" company that debuted in Los Angeles this spring helmed by Yuval Sharon (see Artbound's story here on The Industry).  Read story

CalArts' 'East of Borneo' nominated for LA Weekly web award

August 24, 2012
LA Weekly

L.A. Weekly Web Awards 2012: We've Got Some Finalists!

We asked for your help finding the best and brightest online in Los Angeles, and you delivered. After combing through thousands of nominations for the L.A. Weekly Web Awards 2012, we're happy to announce our finalists.  Read story

Critical Studies faculty member Maggie Nelson to be Eminent Writer in Residence at the University of Wyoming

August 22, 2012
Laramie Live

Maggie Nelson First UW Fall Semester Eminent Writer in Residence

Acclaimed nonfiction writer, poet and critic Maggie Nelson is the first Eminent Writer in Residence for the fall semester at the University of Wyoming.

During her weeklong residency, Nelson will consult closely with MFA Program in Creative Writing students, visit university classes and talk with students about the life of a writer.  Read story

CalArts cited among top ten MFA programs

August 21, 2012
ARTINFO

Back to School Guide: The 10 MFA Programs That Give You the Most Bang For Your Buck

Enrolling in a Fine Art MFA program is a tough decision for any would-be artist, and it comes with multiple considerations. ARTINFO has examined the most popular guides out there, like U.S. News’s graduate school rankings, along with a plethora of online advice columns to try and tackle this subject in the most practical way possible. Everyone is familiar with the cachet of programs like Columbia and Yale, but we’ve singled out the following programs as our own personal favorites.  Read story

Below: Pick Up the Pieces at California Institute of the Arts, an exhibition/performance by student Liz Glynn

"Pick Up the Pieces" at California Institute of the Arts, an exhibition/performa

Alumni profile: Ariel Pink: In Praise of Guilty Genius

August 21, 2012
Spin

The visionary Los Angeles singer-songwriter has obsessively excavated the forgotten refuse of the past, recombining it into a secret history of pop, and inspiring an entire indie generation. Now he’s trying to settle down and go pro, but as DAVID BEVAN discovers, haunting memories of a family tragedy, the breakup of his first real love, and his own solitary temperament, have left him in perpetual limbo.  Read story

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