Artist Spotlight

CalArts Alum Wins ‘Best Student Film’ at 2017 SF Dance Film Festival

Award-winning Deaf culture advocate, producer, choreographer and dancer Antoine Hunter (Dance 02) won an award at the 2017 San Francisco Dance Film Festival last month.
Hunter co-choreographed and performed in Qiying Lin’s short film, “Dance to the Music in your Heart.” The film was awarded an SFDFF prize for Best Student Film.

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2017-11-27T08:51:13+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Announcements, Artist Spotlight|

Detroit-based Artist Collaborates with CalArtians on Music Video

Tempe Hale (Film/Video MFA 14) and Ambar Navarro (Film/Video BFA 15), both graduates of CalArts Experimental Animation Program, premiered their new music video for Detroit-based artist Stef Chura on DIY Magazine. The melancholic track, “Speeding Ticket,” is from Chura’s latest album, Messes, which will be re-released in February 2018 through Saddle Creek Records. Hale and […]

2017-11-27T08:44:55+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Announcements, Artist Spotlight|

Outwest Concert Series | Almeda Bradshaw

Almeda Bradshaw wraps up the OutWest Concert Series for 2017 with a vocal-filled performance that paved the way for heartfelt songs at The Main on October 27, 2017.

Bradshaw’s performance marked the final OutWest concert helmed by Bobbi Jean Bell and Jim Bell. After creating OutWest and leading it for more than […]

2017-11-27T08:40:06+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Around Town, Artist Spotlight|

CalArtian Solo Show Underway at MaRS

Artist and animator, Eric Leiser (Film/Video BFA ) currently has a solo show at the Museum as Retail Space (MaRS) Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibition, Time Crystals, which opened Nov. 11 and runs through Jan. 2, 2018, presents new work that explores concepts in experimental physics through holography, sculpture and video.

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2017-11-27T08:36:16+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Announcements, Artist Spotlight|

Young Filmmaker Celebrates Premiere of First Feature Film

This weekend, Griffin Loch, an eighth grade student at Santa Clarita Valley International (SCVi) charter school, saw his first full-length feature film up on the big screen.

The 13-year-old spent the past year perfecting “Calling the Shots,” a film he wrote, directed, produced, edited, designed and acted in, before he invited the public to his premiere at The American Film Institute […]

2017-11-15T11:24:00+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Around Town, Artist Spotlight|

ARTree Speaker Series: Filmmaker Jennifer Fischer

The ARTree Speaker Series welcomed filmmaker Jennifer Fischer as their guest speaker for October.

Jennifer Fischer is the Co-Founder of Think Ten Media Group and a writer, producer and arts educator whose creative and educational work focuses on highlighting shared human experiences and on creating art experiences that cultivate empathy and understanding.

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2017-11-13T09:27:34+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Around Town, Artist Spotlight|

CalArts Alumna Laura Owens Exhibits Works at the Whitney in New York

The most comprehensive exhibition to date of the work of artist and CalArts alumna Laura Owens (Art MFA 94) opened at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York on Friday.

Running through Feb. 4, the mid-career retrospective will feature close to 60 paintings from the Los Angeles-based artist, covering her work from the […]

2017-11-13T09:17:57+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Announcements, Artist Spotlight|

ARTree Speaker Series: COC Animation Department

The ARTree Speaker Series presents the COC Animation Department, where students have worked on two films documenting the stories of two Holocaust Survivors.

The Animation program at the College of the Canyons is proud to be partnering with the Remember Us/Righteous Conversations Project to record and animate survivor stories from the Nazi Holocaust.

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2017-11-13T09:14:07+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Around Town, Artist Spotlight|

Karli Webster to Return to ‘The Voice’ as Team Miley’s Comeback Artist

Karli Webster is returning to NBC’s “The Voice” next week as one of four Comeback Artists picked by their coaches for a second chance in the popular reality singing competition.

The Canyon Country singer was chosen by Miley Cyrus to return for the final round of the show before it officially goes live, the “Playoffs” — […]

2017-11-13T09:11:53+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Announcements, Artist Spotlight|

CalArts Alumna to Present Live New York Performances

Artist and CalArts alumna Kelly Nipper (Art MFA 95) presents three live performances of Terre Mécanique Thursday – Saturday at the Performa 17 biennial in New York.

Nipper’s technology-driven, multimedia installation was commissioned by Performa for the biennial, and features five performers in a rapid 3D printing laboratory.

CalArts Alumna to Present Live New York Performances

2017-11-08T09:19:27+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Announcements, Artist Spotlight, News|