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Summer at Cornish, Lifelong Learning, Build Future, Recall Past

Summer at Cornish, Lifelong Learning, Build Future, Recall Past

Registration opens for Summer at Cornish and Jazz-minh Moore will be returning to work with future artists; with the summer program and Lifelong Learning, Cornish also returns — to its roots.

Painter Jazz-minh Moore (AR ’00) is returning to teach at Cornish this summer to work with future artists, just as Nellie Cornish would…

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Ilyin, Students, Alumni, Visit Holland

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 one day and finding yourself putting together a trip to The Netherlands the next. If your professor is Natalia Ilyin,…

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Cornish to Star in South Lake Union Block Party

Cornish to Star in South Lake Union Block Party

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to take in the South Lake Union Block Party, wait no longer: this summer, it’s all about Cornish. Plus: it’s free.

Why on earth wouldn’t you come to a block party in South Lake Union? What’s not to like? Summer sun. Nice neighbors. Lots of art.…

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Getting on Board with Taking Care of Business Day 2

Getting on Board with Taking Care of Business Day 2

New students who missed the first Taking Care of Business Day get a second chance on Friday, July 18; despite the name, there’s plenty of pleasure mixed with the business, including a not-to-be-missed cruise on Seattle’s waterways.

There’s a good deal of business for new students at Cornish to get done as they work…

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Liz Johnson, Connecting Artists to the City

Liz Johnson, Connecting Artists to the City

Alumni Profiles: Liz Johnson (AR ’04) has turned a Cornish education into a life of service to arts and culture in Seattle City government.

The dim sum was delicious, the setting comfortable, and the location very handy — only a block or so from Seattle’s City Hall. The restaurant, with the unusual name…

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Happy Birthday, Nellie Cornish

Happy Birthday, Nellie Cornish

Centennial Watch: 100 years ago, on July 9, 1914, Nellie Cornish celebrated her 38th birthday, she didn’t know it, but she would found an art school 127 days later.

It’s Nellie Cornish’s birthday, a day to celebrate the life of an extraordinary woman, a visionary educator, and the founder of Cornish College of the…

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New York Stars Shine at Cornish

New York Stars Shine at Cornish

It’s summer, time to catch up on stories that got away during a busy term. This week: Cornish theater students have received a number of visitors recently, including Tony Award-winning actress Alice Ripley and NY cabaret diva and Cornish alumna, Lady Rizo.

Heavyweights in the art world often stop by Cornish, and the Theater…

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No, It’s Not Just Clowning Around

No, It’s Not Just Clowning Around

It’s summer, time to catch up on stories that got away during a busy term: everything you need to know about playing Hamlet, you can learn in clown class.

Every year, it’s a packed house in Raisbeck Hall. Word has gotten around: the one show you absolutely don’t want to miss is the culminating…

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Taking Care of Business, Cornish Style

Taking Care of Business, Cornish Style

Registration is largely by mail this year, but there are still a few things students need to iron out; that’s what Taking Care of Business Day is all about.

Taking Care of Business (and Having Some Fun) Day dawned as the kind of day that is a well-kept secret in Seattle: cloudless, warm, and…

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Franklin’s Four Seasons Bridges Art, Design, and Storytelling

Franklin’s Four Seasons Bridges Art, Design, and Storytelling

Cornish staffer Tory Franklin’s (AR ’00) Four Seasons is a work that hovers at the borderlands of art, design, and illustration, just as Tory finds herself right in the middle of the new foundational program for Art and Design.

Tory Franklin sees herself as a storyteller. She is partway through a Herculean effort, a…

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