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PARTCH at REDCAT

June 15, 2012
Out West Arts

It’s become an annual rite at REDCAT - the late spring/early summer appearance by PARTCH, the ensemble that bears the name of California composer and perpetual musical outsider Harry Partch. The shows are always special occasions if for no other reason that they are the rare occasions where Partch’s music is performed on the group’s painstaking replicas of the composer’s unique instruments designed to challenge the tonal hegemony of his early 20th Century world.  Read story

CalArts Faculty Member Maija Burnett Quoted in Pixar's 'Brave' Calls Attention to Female Roles On- and Off-Screen

June 15, 2012
Marin Independent Journal

Merida, the character at the heart of Pixar's latest film, "Brave," is a medieval princess for the 21st century. Strikingly different from most of her animated predecessors, she's a rebellious Scottish teen, crowned with a massive bounty of flame-red curls, who can scale mountains, wield a sword and fire arrows with pinpoint accuracy.  Read story

CalArts Included in an Effort to Revitalize Historic Theater District Along Broadway Gets $470K Grant

June 12, 2012
Daily News

LOS ANGELES - An ambitious development project aimed at revitalizing the historic theater district along Broadway through affordable artist housing and commercial gallery and theater spaces today received a boost in the way of a $470,000 grant award from ArtPlace, a coalition of national and regional foundations, banks and eight federal agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts.  Read story

Former School of Art Dean Suzanne Lacy discusses trajectory of career in interview

June 1, 2012
Art in America

The Suzanne Lacy Network

In her four decades of artistic practice, Suzanne Lacy has dealt with rape, violence, aging, poverty, racism and issues of gender and youth culture. In installations, videos and unconventional performances that blur the line separating art and political activism, she collaborates with other artists and members of the local communities in which she works. As a part of large-scale pieces that might take place over weeks and even months, she conducts media outreach and often schedules public policy debates.  Read story

CalArts Provost Jeannene Przyblyski Interview: Bureau of Urban Secrets

May 31, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle

Jeannene Przyblyski's office at the San Francisco Art Institute looks down into the windows of residential North Beach. Her neighbors never open their drapes. Perhaps they're aware of Przyblyski's second job as chief investigator with the Bureau of Urban Secrets.  Read story

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