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CalArtians Present and Participate at Photo L.A. 2020

Photographers, photography enthusiasts and collectors alike convene at Photo L.A. 2020, which kicks off with an opening night preview on Thursday, Jan. 30, and runs Friday, Jan. 31 to Sunday, Feb. 2, at the historic Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. Proceeds from the opening night tickets support...

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Hadestown Wins Best Musical Theater Album at 2020 Grammy Awards

On Sunday, Jan. 26, Hadestown won Best Musical Theater Album at the 2020 Grammy Awards.  The musical, a reimagining of the ancient Greek myth of star-crossed lovers Orpheus and Eurydice, boasts numerous CalArtians among its producers: School of Theater faculty Mara Isaacs, Todd...

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ArtChangeUS Presents Workshops and Equity Trainings at REMAP:LA

Starting on Wednesday, Jan. 22, Arts in a Changing America: ArtChangeUS presents REMAP:LA, a week-long activation across Los Angeles. A five-year initiative housed at CalArts, ArtChangeUS works to reframe the national arts conversation by embracing the cultural assets of demographic...

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Homage to Suzan Pitt at REDCAT

On Monday, Jan. 20, Film at REDCAT presents Homage to Suzan Pitt, a special screening featuring many of the late experimental animator’s most important films. The program includes Asparagus (1979), Joy Street (1995) and El Doctor (2006), among others. Following the screening, several...

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CalArtian Ricky Cometa Talks Art Direction and The Owl House

Weirdos are heroes in the Disney Channel’s new animated fantasy-comedy series The Owl House, which premieres on Friday (Jan. 10) on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW. Created by Dana Terrace (DuckTales), with art direction from CalArts alum Ricky Cometa (Film/Video BFA 14), the show follows...

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CalArtians Present Fourth Annual Co-Incidence Festival

The fourth annual Co-Incidence Festival, a 10-day experimental music gathering at the Washington Street Art Center (WSAC) in Somerville, Mass., begins this Friday (Jan. 10). Seeking to expand the definitions of art, music and the traditional concert format, the festival was founded by...

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Remembering John Baldessari

“Trailblazer,” “a gentle giant,” “witty,” “a fountain of creativity,” these are some of the words from around the web, describing the late artist John Baldessari, who died at the age of 88, on Jan. 2.  As one of CalArts’ founding...

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Video: A Brief History of John Baldessari

A Brief History of John Baldessari originally screened at LACMA’s first Art + Film Gala in 2011. Narrated by Tom Waits, the short film introduces audiences to the giant of conceptual art.  

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Essay by Anne LeBaron Published in Sound Scripts Journal

Sound Scripts, a blind-peer reviewed journal, specializing in new music and sound art recently published experimental composer, harpist and CalArts faculty Anne LeBaron’s essay Sonic Ventures in Post-Truth Surrealism: Raudelunas, the Rev. Fred Lane, and LSD: Huxley’s Last Trip. The...

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