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Song Cycle by Chris Kallmyer on View at Walt Disney Concert Hall

To celebrate the return of live music to the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association commissioned the piece Song Cycle by CalArts alum Chris Kallmyer (Music MFA 09) to present inside the venue.  Song Cycle features a kinetic sign that uses code-driven...

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Bread Story: table Presents Lúcia Prancha’s Latest Exhibition

table, a contemporary art space in Chicago founded by Kyle Bellucci Johanson (Art MFA 16), presents fellow CalArtian Lúcia Prancha’s (Art MFA 15) exhibition Bread Story, marking the artist’s first solo show in the city. Bread Story is a continuation of the artist’s...

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Orenda Records Extravaganza at Angel City Jazz Fest

The Angel City Jazz Festival is in full swing, running through Friday, Oct. 15 at several venues throughout Los Angeles. On Saturday night (Oct. 15), the festival showcases and celebrates the artists of Orenda Records, a music label founded in 2014 by trumpeter, composer, and producer Dan...

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Tom Leeser Curates Tech/Know/Future/ Exhibition at Montclair State University

Tom Leeser, director of the Art and Technology Program and the Center for Integrated Media (CIM) in the School of Art, has curated Tech/Know/Future/ From Slang to Structure, a new exhibition at Montclair State University in New Jersey running until Dec. 11, 2021. Leeser, who is currently on...

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Douglas Kearney’s Sho Named Finalist for 2021 National Book Award

Browse the #NBAwards Finalists on @Bookshop_Orghttps://t.co/KQtb7xDWag pic.twitter.com/7009wZZmhX — National Book Foundation (@nationalbook) October 5, 2021 On Tuesday, Oct. 5, the National Book Foundation announced the 25 finalists for the 2021 National Book Awards. Among this...

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Bold New Works at 18th NOW Festival Opening October 7

The 18th edition of REDCAT’s New Original Works (NOW) Festival opens back in person on Thursday, Oct. 7, for its first of three weekend runs. A staple of the Los Angeles performing arts scene, the festival is a platform for local artists to premiere new contemporary dance, theater, music,...

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Chouinardian Japanese American Artists Featured in Heritage X Exhibition

Currently on view at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC) in Los Angeles is the Heritage X exhibition, featuring work by four influential Japanese American artists: Nob Hadeishi (Chouinard 71), Sawako Shintani (Chouinard 68), former Chouinard and CalArts faculty member...

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Anne Militello Named Women in Lighting US Ambassador

Veteran lighting designer and School of Theater faculty Anne Militello has been named the US ambassador for Light Collective’s Women in Lighting (WIL) project. WIL, which was launched on International Women’s Day 2019 by UK-based Light Collective, is a digital platform for...

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In Memoriam: Fran Bennett

The CalArts community mourns the loss of School of Theater faculty emerita Fran Bennett, who passed away over the weekend at age 84. She served the CalArts community for 36 years as Linklater Voice faculty, as well as Head of Acting/Director of Performance from 1996-2003. She retired from...

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