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Ilyin, Students, Alumni, Visit Holland Careful what you talk about in design professor Natalia Ilyin’s class; you could find yourself in The Netherlands touring design schools. Imagine talking about Dutch design in your History of Visual Communications class…


Student-Faculty Collaboration Blooms as Album Release August Ruins, out on Navona Records, is a remarkable collaboration between former student, current alumnus Peter Vukmirovic Stevens and faculty member Paige Stockley — and a testament to what a Cornish music education…


The Playhouse’s Spink on KCPQ Cornish Playhouse Manager Liisa Spink was interviewed on KCPQ about the college’s partnership with The Cabiri and the student pre-professional opportunities it offers. On Tuesday, June 2, KCPQ’s “Morning News” visited the Cornish…


EXPO Profile: Artist Arthur Pennock Newly minted BFA Arthur Pennock charts a course into the belly of the beast called “Fame.” Don’t rush to judgment when Arthur Pennock says that shameless self-promoter Miley Cyrus is a role model…


Huey Soars with Helen Hayes Award Cornish graduate Diana Huey (TH ’08) takes home the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Leading Actress, Resident Musical for Miss Saigon. When Diana Huey left Cornish in 2008, she was set on a…


Miles Toland in India Cornish alumnus Miles Toland follows his interest in Eastern thought to Goa, on the west coast of India. Miles Toland (AR ’13) is a visionary artist: maybe not in the historical sense (because…


Alumni in the News (4.4.14): Theater Alumni on Parade Don Darryl Rivera (TH ‘06) is currently playing on Broadway in a featured role in Disney’s Aladdin. The musical extraveganza opened on March 20 at the New Amsterdam Theatre. Brian Snider (TH ’06),…


Dan Webb, Destroyer, Creator A 1991 Cornish alumnus gains his first museum solo exhibition, offering a chance for reassessment as Fragile Fortress: The Art of Dan Webb opens at BAM. Dan Webb is a carver. That’s how…


Art Students Interview Art Students Tag, you’re it: plans, triumphs, worries and work on display in art students’ serial interviews, The Relay Series. The subject of one interview becomes the interviewer in the next: it’s an Art Department…


Gabriela Ayala Stalks Miró A recent Cornish grad, Gabriela Ayala’s internship with SAM has led her to Spain in the footsteps of Joan Miró. It’s what we call “entrepreneurial.” Barely through the door of the Seattle Art…


Super Eagle Premieres at Velocity Sparked by Cornish, polished at the Rauschenberg Foundation, Velocity premieres Kate Wallich + The YC’s Super Eagle. Kate Wallich (DA ’10) calls it a “tragic love opus.” As opuses go, Super Eagle is…


Taylor-Iida Collaboration Opens at Wheelhouse Apparent odd couple Lauren Iida and Bradley Taylor prove their new collaboration makes perfect sense, shining a new light on Cambodia. After a look at their separate work, it seems odd that Lauren…


Lambert Performs at Grammys, Saturday in Seattle Yes, that was Cornish’s Mary Lambert (MU ‘11) singing with Madonna at the Grammys; get a closer look this Saturday at the Showbox with alumni-packed Pollens. The lights are black, the mics silent…


Alums, Faculty Receive Footlight Awards The theater writers for Seattle Times have announced their Footlight Awards for 2013; multiple alumni and faculty are represented. “Musicals of all stripes and sizes, superb design effects and a strong array of…


Lambert: Tonight Show, EP Release Tour with Macklemore, record deal, EP release, Grammy nominations and now an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Mary Lambert is breaking big. Try keeping her out of the news! Just…


Winners Announced for Holiday Cards Earth stops its tilt, begins rocking back toward spring — that can only mean one thing: solstice … and holiday cards from Cornish by student designers. Here in the northern half of the…


Cornish Community Books for the Holidays Looking for that special holiday gift? What about a book or two written by Cornish community members? It’s not too late. You’ve been putting off shopping, and now you’ll have to spend more…


Wearable Art on Display at Core Collection Runway Show High concept meets high fashion in Cornish class project runway show, Core Collection. The Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center is the new site for what has become a tradition, the art department’s Core…


Lambert Heads Cornish-Connected Grammy Nominees The Grammys tap Mary Lambert (MU ’11) and Cornish grad, visiting faculty and clinicians as nominees for this year’s awards. Cornish offers its congratulations to recent graduate Mary Lambert (MU’11) for her Grammy…


Cornish Playhouse Invaded by Artists for PlāHaüs Where’s your sense of adventure? It can be found FREE at the Cornish Playhouse on December 8, where the keys have been handed over to students for PlāHaüs. What’s going to happen at…


Russia Rising Open in Gallery International exhibition Russia Rising: Votes for Freedom comes to the Cornish Main Gallery, bringing three ex-students back home. Through December 20. Today’s Russia is a strange amalgam of hope, massive potential, repression and…


Alum Ryan Mitchell a “Provocateur to Watch” Theater alum Ryan Mitchell, artistic director of Saint Genet, makes Marina Abramovic’s “10 young provocateurs to watch” in Harper’s Bazaar. If you make Marina Abramovic’s list of up-and-coming performance artists, you’re red-hot: she…


Cartwright’s Road at 9th Avenue Studios A perfect bookend to Neverwhere, Jim Cartwright’s Road takes audiences into another dark fantasy, one that came horribly true, the England of Margaret Thatcher. Take the M40 out of London, continue north to…


Site-Specifc Dance at Seattle Center LAST PERFORMANCES SATURDAY: On November 9, dance lovers will be treated to a free, site-specific work capturing the energy of Seattle Center, Your Eyes Have Facets. “Writing about music is like dancing about…


Final Days: Go Now October and November have a LOT going on, and some opportunities may have eluded your gaze; take note of some sweet last-chance ops. Blink and they’re gone: from the Cornish student-curated show Trick…


Geschke Residency, Faculty Promotion It’s been a busy year for art alum Erik Geschke (AR ’93): a promotion to associate professor with tenure, an installation at SAM, and now, a Ford Family Foundation fellowship. The joy is…


Cornish’s Adam Stern Conducts SSO’s “Psycho” Perfect for Halloween! Watch Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho as Cornish faculty member Adam Stern guest-conducts the spine-tingling soundtrack. How often does the chance come around to watch a favorite film while the soundtrack is…


Alums Send Message on Design Gestalt Collaboration, flexibility, conceptual ability, cross-discipline work, internship are design alumni watchwords delivered to Cornish freshmen. For the Cornish freshmen design students who were listening carefully, a strong message was sent by alumni in…


Mack soloist in Music’s Darkest Harvest Cornish professor Peter Mack solos in Hermann and Liszt pieces in the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra’s Music’s Darkest Harvest. Cornish faculty members Peter Mack and Natalie Lerch are two of the soloists for the…


Stevens-Stockley Album Up for Grammy Nomination Alum Peter Vukmirovic Stevens’ May release, August Ruins, submitted for Grammy nomination — time for Academy members to vote. August Ruins for cello, an album of music composed by Peter Vukmirovic Stevens [MU…


Neddy at Cornish Continues Don’t miss it! See the 2013 Neddy at Cornish Exhibition, closing October 19. Cornish is proudly playing host to a giant wooden arm, a wooly child with a birthday cake, a custom-made,18kt gold…


Heffron’s Play Premieres at Rep The play is Bo-Nita by Cornish faculty member Elizabeth Heffron, and it’s opening soon at the Rep with an alum in the starring role. Some events just push all the buttons, and the…


Kang & Kenney Given Genius Awards The Stranger handed out awards to the area’s most influential artists; in music, one went to Cornish’s Eyvind Kang & Jessika Kenney. The Stranger’s Genius Awards have become a local fixture — maybe…


Getting to Know You, Bi-Coastally Cornish Alumni Relations is committed to building community, helping maintain the bonds that were forged at Cornish and to facilitating the creation of new relationships that will enrich your lives and careers. We…


Gayle Bard Gains Retrospective at BIMA The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art has a beautiful new building: first major solo retrospective features Gayle Bard (AR ’83). In what the museum calls its “first major solo retrospective,” Gayle Bard: A…


A Message from Chris Stollery: Staff Transitions Over the past 11 years, the most meaningful element of my job was getting to know our terrific alumni and having the opportunity to follow their careers and accomplishments. From First Thursday openings…


Stu for Silverton and Lysistrata Provoke and Entertain Theater alum Benjamin Wippel (TH ’13) has spent the summer alternating between wearing a floral dress and an army combat uniform, in attention-getting plays that are only open for a few more weeks.…


Clement Releases LP Breakout jazz pianist Dawn Clement (MU ’00) releases a pop LP, featuring alums Lena Simon and Charlie Smith, with concert. She’s become a fixture on the jazz scene in America, but Cornish alum…


Alumni Feedback Needed for Market Research Alumni are Cornish experts and we value your opinions. Gwen Freed asks you to share those opinions as Cornish undertakes important market research. In the coming months, you may receive an email, letter…


Pendleton House, A New Home for Alums Pendleton House opens A Beginning: increasingly, Cornish grads are discovering that collaboration brings power and freedom. Picture Cornish as a glacier. Over the course of four years, students move slowly from the head…


Award Nominations Galore Cornish and the Cornish community figure heavily on the awards front with multiple nominations for Gregory Awards and Teenys. In the past few weeks, nominations for the Gregory Awards and the Teeny Awards…


Ritual is Coming Back Hanna Benn (MU ’09) innovates, forging ahead as a composer, singer and rock star, while still honoring our collective past and the music she loves. In Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay, The Poet, he…


Allee Contributor to Documentary, Blackfish Suzanne Allee (MU ‘97) collaborates with the creators of Blackfish, premieres at 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Suzanne Allee (MU ‘97) is featured in, and contributed video and still footage to the buzzed-about documentary…


Grads Build The Platform for At-Risk Youth Tonight at the Neptune Theatre, at-risk kids get their say at The Platform Playwright’s Festival, begun by Cornish grads. Five years ago, a group of Cornish theater students decided to get involved in…


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