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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…


EXPO Profile: Designer Brandon Brinkley Brandon Brinkley creates a handmade response to our digital reality. See his work at EXPO 14’s Design BFA Exhibition, on view through May 24. Brandon Brinkley’s design work fills a small corner of…


Expo Profile: designer Sarah Xanthakis Nature magazine, leaf cards, walks in the woods — Sarah Xanthakis roots her design practice in the natural world. Maybe you’d call it design in the slow lane. Unlike many young designers who…


Smart Glasses Design Takes Charrette Design for Social Change announces the winning team for their charrette project titled The Janet Challenge: it’s Team C3. Cornish President Nancy J. Uscher presented the coveted over-size $500 check to the winners…


Cornish Presents National Portfolio Day Mark January 11 on your calendar if you’re a high school student in art and design: it’s the perfect time to meet with art colleges from around the country at National Portfolio Day…


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…


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…


Laurie Anderson at Cornish in November Headlining Cornish Celebrates an Evening of the Arts will be Laurie Anderson, one of America’s most renowned and daring creative pioneers. Every year Cornish’s annual gala, Cornish Celebrates an Evening of the Arts,…


Forney, Collins in Town Hall SUNDAY ONLY: Two Cornish faculty members, Ellen Forney and Kathleen Collins, to run interactive workshop in comics and theater. Scratch Night: Artist in Residence Ellen Forney. Cartoonist Ellen Forney, Seattle Town Hall’s artist-in-residence…


H&S Classes Take Part in Park(ing) Day Students from three Cornish Humanities & Sciences classes create temporary parks on Seattle streets running through campus. On Friday, September 20, for six glorious hours, four brand-new parks appeared in Seattle, based in…


Gala Bent Works at G Gibson Exploding with life: brand new adjunct design faculty member Gala Bent shows work in The Ether and the Mantle through October 12. Gala Bent, who just joined the design faculty at Cornish, says…


Cornish to Participate in Design Festival Seattle Design Festival highlights healthy design this year; Cornish faculty Brice, DeMott, Forney, Ilyin and Myers to speak. Each September, designers, civic leaders and citizens come together at the Seattle Design Festival to…


Lindsay Joins Cornish as VP Late of the Columbus College of Art & Design and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Jonathan Lindsay takes the reins as VP of Enrollment Management. As Cornish approaches its centennial…


A Toast to the Provost A few more things you should know about Cornish’s new provost, Moira Scott Payne Moira Scott Payne brings a resume with some real heft to her new position as provost and vice president…


Recipients of 2013 Neddy At Cornish Awards Announced The Neddy at Cornish is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Neddy at Cornish art awards: Matthew Offenbacher (Painting) and Victoria Haven (Open Medium). Both artists will receive an unrestricted grant…


Grads at Callison Design for Show With Product Runway, design firms compete to create haute couture from building materials; Cornish grads on Callison team. Among the things that make Cornish a unique place to learn and work is the…


Design Students Win SCCA Video Competition Cornish motion design students create videos to educate patients & families at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; winner selected. A group of Cornish design students has had their video selected for showing on the…


EXPO Profile: Johanna Fitzgibbon Johanna Fitzgibbon (DE ‘13) has undertaken an ambitious interactive project to help us understand our interactions with one another; you can see it at EXPO 13.


EXPO Profile: Tim Sircoloumb It’s at EXPO: a love of video game maps led design senior Tim Sircoloumb on a mission to rediscover his home town with a historical, interactive mapping project.


EXPO Gets Graphic Boost from Alum Hamlet Along with a new name and mission, Cornish Expo, the popular B.F.A. student exhibition busts out an exciting graphic presentation by Drew Hamlet [DE ’10].


Expo: Popular BFA Show Rebrands, Refocuses Cornish’s annual B.F.A. exhibtion becomes “Expo” with a broad new agenda; but it will continue to introduce the public to talented young artists — like Natalie Friedman.


National Portfolio Day at Cornish Jan 12 Seattle National Portfolio Day will be at Cornish: local high school artists and designers can offer their portfolios to art schools from around the nation.


Wray’s Work on Display at Tazo Store Starbucks’ interior designer Tobi Wray [DE ’09] has the best kind of gallery for her work: it smells great and you can blend your own tea.


Ernest Rhoads elected to Design Board Ernest (Ernie) Rhoads [DE’89] has been elected to the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Board of Directors in WA, D.C.


Insight 2012 Magazine Now Online It only happens once a year and now it’s online: Cornish’s magazine, Insight, offers an annual guide to the college that’s both comprehensive and easy-to-use.


Myers Named Educator of the Year Citing contributions to interior design education at every level, the Washington State Chapter of the ASID names Cornish Prof Julie Myers Educator of the Year.


New Graphic Novel by Ellen Forney, “Marbles” Design Faculty member and Stranger Genius Award-winner has a new graphic memoir, Marbles, coming out November 6 and it is already creating incredible buzz. It’s received rave reviews from Kirkus Reviews, Publisher’s Weekly,…


Drew Hamlet (DE ’10), Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Fallon This amazing intersection occurred when Jimmy Fallon welcomed Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard to “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on October 12, 2012. When Fallon introduced Gibbard’s debut solo album, he…


Cornish and The Stranger’s Genius Awards Cornish College of the Arts is very proud to be so well represented in The Stranger’s annual Genius Awards. Nominees include Ellen Forney (DE faculty) in Literature, Dan Webb (AR ’91) and Sarah…


Remembering Melvin Strauss, Cornish President 1975-85 Cornish College of the Arts honors the passing of Melvin Strauss, who served as the College’s President from 1975 to 1985. During his tenure, Cornish received accreditation as a college. Mr. Strauss was…


Cornish and Bumbershoot 2012 In addition to Katie Finn (MU ‘09), AKA Katie Kate, Cornish is represented at Bumbershoot this year by LG Cabaret – JUST Dance by Live Girls! Theater, founded by Meghan Arnette (TH ’97);…


New Student Orientation We’re looking forward to welcoming our new class, beginning August 29. New students will have numerous opportunities to experience and explore Cornish campus life and the surrounding Seattle area. More information, including the…


Cornish Students Teach Bookmaking Workshops This Summer Students from Dan Shafer’s Book Design I class taught drop-in bookmaking workshops to children and teens at 11 Seattle Public Library branches this summer. They taught Seattle youth how to make pop-up books…


Arts as a Career: President Uscher on KUOW Cornish President Nancy Uscher was the guest today on KUOW’s The Conversation with Ross Reynolds. Listen to the interview, along with calls from Cornish alums, here.


Design Students Enhance Jungle Party Fundraiser Design faculty Beanne Hull, Jenny Sapora, and Dan Shafer’s Color Theory classes painted more than 30 4-foot by 8-foot murals that were used at the Woodland Park Zoo’s annual Jungle Party benefit on…


Art + Design BFA Show 2012 The Cornish BFA Exhibition is the crowning achievement for graduating seniors from Art and Design, announcing their introduction to the community as emerging artists and designers. This much-anticipated exhibit showcases the work of…


“The World, Exposed” with Chris Csikszentmihályi World’s fairs and expositions were once a fantastic venue for industry and governments to assert their visions of the future, but in hindsight they revealed far more about their present.  Each Fair was…


2012 Cornball The Resident Assistants sought to bring the larger Cornish Community together for a formal dance in a safe environment, with great music, food, and people. Raisbeck Theater was decorated with a mystical summer…


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