Artist Spotlight

Oscar Buzz: Will 2018 Bring Oscar No. 11 to a CalArts Animator?

Two films directed by alumni of California Institute of the Arts’ legendary Character Animation program, “Coco” and “The Boss Baby,” are nominated for “Best Animated Feature” Academy Awards.

Disney PIXAR’s “Coco” is co-directed by first-time feature director and CalArts alumnus Adrian Molina and veteran director Lee Unkrich. “The Boss Baby,” from DreamWorks Animation, is helmed by […]

2018-02-21T08:51:23+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Around Town, Artist Spotlight, News|

Dark Comedy “Two Fisted Love” to Feature Sound Design by CalArts Grad

The upcoming world premiere of Range of Light Productions’ Two Fisted Love, written by David Sessions, features sound design by CalArts alumna Cricket S. Myers (Theater MFA 03).

Opening Saturday (Feb. 10*), at the Odyssey Theater in Los Angeles, the dark comedy is set in the privileged world of Silicon Valley in 2008, in the days […]

2018-02-05T08:52:44+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Announcements, Artist Spotlight|

CalArts Alumnus Takes Home Grammy for Producer of the Year

The 60th Annual Grammy Award winners were announced on Sunday with CalArts alumnus Greg Kurstin (Music BFA 92) winning the Producer of the Year, Non-Classical category, (awarded during the pre-telecast, the Grammy Premiere Ceremony). He becomes the first producer to win it two years in a row since Babyface won it three years running from […]

2018-02-05T08:39:06+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Announcements, Artist Spotlight|

Community Invited to “Heartopia” a Fundraiser and Art Exhibition at The MAIN

During the month of  February, the art gallery at The MAIN in Old Town Newhall will feature “Heartopia,” an art exhibition featuring selected works from multimedia artist and activist, Jennifer Korsen.  In conjunction with the gallery, on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., the community is invited to The MAIN for a special art […]

2018-01-29T13:59:51+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Announcements, Around Town, Artist Spotlight|

CalArtians Among United States Artists’ New Fellowship Class

Several CalArtians are among the Chicago-based United States Artistsannual fellowship class of 45 artists and collaboratives who will each receive an unrestricted $50,000 grant for their respective art practices.

The new fellows, selected from nine disciplines and from throughout the U.S. and announced Tuesday, include CalArts alumni, faculty and […]

2018-01-22T08:28:25+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Announcements, Artist Spotlight|

“Zen Space” Art Exhibit by BiJian Fan on Display at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Art Space

The newest exhibit at the Westfield Valencia Town Center Art Space, “Zen Space” by artist BiJian Fan, reminds visitors to take a moment in their busy lives to breathe deeply and be mindful. The exhibit features a display of cutting-edge paper sculptures influenced by paper art traditions from China.  The Town Center Art Space is […]

2018-01-10T08:31:21+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Announcements, Around Town, Artist Spotlight|

CalArts Alum Featured on “The Frame” Podcast

Last Thursday, artist and CalArts alum Zachary Aronson (Art BFA 14) was featured on KPCC’s arts and entertainment podcast, The Frame.

Perhaps “the only artist in the world who paints with blowtorches,” Aronson discussed his work in pyrography – writing with fire on wood–with reporter Adriana Cargill along Southern California’s iconic Venice boardwalk.

CalArts Alum Featured […]

2018-01-10T08:26:49+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Around Town, Artist Spotlight|

CalArts Grad Adrian Molina Wins Golden Globe for ‘Coco’

Filmmaker and 2007 California Insitute of the Arts graduate Adrian Molina won a Golden Globe Sunday night as co-director of “Coco,” which earned the “Best Animated Feature Film” award.

CalArts Grad Adrian Molina Wins Golden Globe for ‘Coco’

2018-01-09T08:03:42+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Announcements, Artist Spotlight|

‘Fear and Love’ Solo Exhibit by Sept at The MAIN

Los Angeles artist Sept will exhibit solo works at The MAIN gallery in Old Town Newhall from January 2 through February 2, with an artist reception set for Thursday, January 18 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

‘Fear and Love’ Solo Exhibit by Sept at The MAIN

2018-01-02T10:00:10+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Announcements, Around Town, Artist Spotlight|

Exhibit Featuring Local Artist’s Homeland to Begin in January

The Old Town Newhall Library will showcase paintings and mosaics by local Artist, Naomi Young in a solo art show entitled “Domes.” The exhibit, featuring cityscapes of Jerusalem, begins Jan. 12 and will be on display until May 11, 2018.

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Exhibit Featuring Local Artist’s Homeland to Begin in January

2017-12-27T09:46:20+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Announcements, Around Town, Artist Spotlight|