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December 1, 2016

Huey Stars In Front of Hometown Crowd

Cornish College of the Arts graduate Diana Huey stars in the current production of Disney's Little Mermaid at the 5th Avenue Theatre. In 2017, The 5th Avenue’s spectacular new production will go on to play engagements in Orlando, Cincinnati, Atlanta, and Louisville, among other cities. But for Huey, one of the real charms of this casting was the opportunity to return to Seattle.

When Diana Huey ’08 received the call to audition for Disney’s Little Mermaid, she could think o...

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November 21, 2016

Cornish Interior Architecture Students Dive Deep into Design at Friday Harbor Labs

Genevieve Tremblay (Interim Chair, Creative Corridor) and Julie Myers (Chair, Interior Architecture) led a 3-day site visit and design challenge for the junior and senior Cornish Interior Architecture students at Friday Harbor Laboratories, a marine science research and education center on San Juan Island. In Fall of 2016, Cornish announced a new Interior Architecture program, led by founding Chair, Julie Myers. It has been a course of study for many years, but this year will be the first for this degree pathway.

This past summer, Tremblay spent two weeks as a Helen R. Whiteley Center artist/scholar in residence...

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November 18, 2016

Cornish Dancers “Take Flight” This Fall

The Cornish Dance Theater Fall 2016 Concert is coming right up, presenting November 18 and 19 at the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center. Junior Theresa Alexander '17 writes on the process of setting Kyle Abraham's "When We Take Flight."

By Theresa Alexander '17 There are moments as a dancer when you realize that the world of dance...

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November 17, 2016

Cornish Prepares For 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

For the third year in a row, Cornish College of the Arts is hosting the Washington State Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. This year's event will be held at the Main Campus Center in February.

"It is not the prime object of the Scholastic Awards to provide a training ground for the artists of...

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November 14, 2016

Dwisatria’s Designs Honored By Donghia Foundation

Interior Architecture student Gabriel Dwisatria was awarded a Angelo Donghia Foundation Scholarship, as Cornish College of the Arts becomes one of a handful of colleges to have multiple Donghia recepients.

Article provided by Interior Architecture student Carrie Gerstenberger, who works in Cornish's Commu...

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November 3, 2016

Platforms of Exchange — Junior-Senior Exhibition Nov 4

The annual Junior-Senior collaborative exhbition, Platforms of Exchange will be open to the public on November 4.

The Opening and Reception for Platforms of Exchange (POE) will be open to the public one day only, o...

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November 3, 2016

Origins of Biometric Data Viewable Through December

Part of 9e2 Seattle, Geraldine Ondrizek’s exhibition, Origins of Biometric Data, remains on view in the President's Gallery through December 17. For members of the public, viewing may be done by appointment. The gallery is open to students, faculty, and staff Monday through Friday during normal business hours.

As part of 9e2 Seattle, Creative Corridor Interim Chair Genevieve Tremblay arranged for an exhibitio...

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November 2, 2016

2016 Gala Raises $633K in Scholarships while Broadway’s LaChanze Performs

Cornish College of the Arts’ annual Gala raised more than $630K for scholarships while institution supporters celebrated recent partnerships with local tech firms, met new President Chris Kevorkian, and listened to Tony Award-winner LaChanze.

It's an evening of entertainment and glamor for the best possible cause, scholarships for deserving...

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November 1, 2016

Cornish Dance Theater’s Fall 2016 Concert

Among the featured pieces will be Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion’s When We Take Flight, restaged on Cornish dancers by Abraham.In.Motion company member Connie Shiau.

Cornish Dance Theater, the performing ensemble of the Dance Department at Cornish College of the Art...

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October 31, 2016

Sophomore Chrysanthemum Binayug’s Gala Remarks

"Cornish first came to me as a safe haven. A place and community where everyone come together for the purpose of self-discovery, accomplishment, and growth. In that building, not a single person was rooting for me to fail." - Theater sophomore Chrysanthemum Binayug

Theater sophomore Chrysanthemum Binayug addressed the Cornish 2016 Gala on October 29. Original...

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October 14, 2016

Don Darryl Rivera Comes Back To Cornish

Today, a special guest appeared in numerous theater classes. Broadway performer Don Darryl Rivera ’06 is back in Seattle for the 5th Avenue Theatre’s season opener, Man of La Mancha. Following opening night, he visited campus for the day to talk about forging a career as an actor and about appearing on Broadway in Disney's Aladdin.

When Don Darryl Rivera ’06 arrived at Cornish College of the Arts today, he visited numerous Theat...

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October 12, 2016

Julie Myers Heads New Interior Architecture Program

Since 2007, Julie Myer has been teaching interior architecture at Cornish College of the Arts. A leader in her field, she's now Chair of the newly created Interior Architecture department. Cornish began offering a BFA in Interior Architecture this year.

Cornish College of the Arts Provost and VP of Academic Affairs Moira Scott Payne has named Julie Mye...

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September 28, 2016

Performance Production’s Schultz Earns Lighting Console for Cornish

Just a sophomore in Cornish's unique, stand-alone Performance Production Department, Rachid Schultz is already getting recognized for his work; part of the recognition has led to the gift to Cornish of a new lighting console.

Performance Production sophomore Rachid Schultz ’19 is concentrating in lighting design at Cornish...

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September 21, 2016

Events during Neddy Artist Awards: 20 Years

Opening night at the Neddy Artist Awards: 20 Years drew 280 people to the exhibition at Pivot Art + Culture. Throughout October, there will be performances and artist talks connected with the exhibition.

The 2016 Neddy Artist Awards went to Nathan DiPietro (painting) and Clyde Petersen (open medium). Th...

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September 16, 2016

Midday Music Offers Free Afternoon Entertainment

Each semester, the Music Department in Cornish College of the Arts hosts free concerts that benefit both Cornish students and the community.

The Music Department's popular Midday Concert Series offers a collection of hour-long afternoon conc...

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September 14, 2016

Cornish Presents 2016/17: Theater, Music, Dance, Performance, and Jazz

While best known for the terrific jazz at PONCHO co-produced with Earshot Jazz, Cornish Presents is a multidisciplinary series of visiting artists, beloved alumni, and distinguished faculty. The 2016/17 season is no exception.

Following last month’s special remount of Raisins  in a Glass of Milk at the Cornish Playhous...

Raisins in a Glass of Milk August 25-27, 8:00 p.m. Begun as a senior thesis project, Ra...

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September 8, 2016

Fall Theater Season Features Music Collaboration

Journeys through time, space, and memory feature prominently in a fall season rich with new collaborations between Theater and Music. Look for new compositions to enhance four productions.

This fall, Cornish College of the Arts' Theater Department, in collaboration with the Performance Pr...

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September 6, 2016

100 Years of Dance at Cornish Celebrated Onstage This Season

The oldest dance department in America celebrates its 100th year. Present at the birth of modern dance, Cornish offered students study in a wide variety of forms, led by ballet. This year expect a stunning array of events to mark the occasion, headlined by Kyle Abraham's “When We Take Flight” and the residency of Abraham.In.Motion dancer Connie Shiau.

In the fall of 1916, Mary Ann Wells founded the Dance Department, taking over the existing dance and...

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September 6, 2016

President Kevorkian Speaks at First Convocation

At the beginning of each academic year, the community of Cornish College of the Arts comes together for Convocation. This year is special, as a new president, Chris Kevorkian, stepped up to the podium.

On Tuesday morning September 6, the students, faculty, and staff of Cornish College of the Arts met...

​I will maintain respect for the dignity and integrity of each person. i will safeguard...

The mission of Cornish College of the Arts is to provide students aspiring to become practicing arti...

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September 2, 2016

Nathan DiPietro and Clyde Petersen Receive 2016 Neddy Artist Awards

The winners and finalists of the 2016 Neddy Artist Awards will gather on September 15 at Pivot Art + Culture in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. In recognition of the Neddy Artist Awards' 20 years of supporting contemporary artists in the Puget Sound region, works from the 2016 winners and finalists will displayed with a representation of past Neddy Artist Award winners.

The 2016 Neddy Artist Awards go to Nathan DiPietro (painting) and Clyde Petersen (open medium). The...

“Neddy Artist Awards: 20 Years” will run September 15 through October 23 at Pivot Art + Culture...

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August 22, 2016

Senior Thesis on Lives of Artists of Color Goes Public

Raisins in a Glass of Milk, the result of 40 interviews with people of color, comes to the stage of the Cornish Playhouse’s Alhadeff Studio at Seattle Center. Don't miss the limited run at the Alhadeff Studio, August 25 to 27.

Three recent alumni, Maya Burton ’16, Alexandria Chipman ’16, and Sherif Amin '16 turned their s...

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August 10, 2016

Seattle, Summer, Science Fiction & Cosplay

All over the City of Seattle there are things to do all year long, but summer is special — especially if you're into cosplay.

Right around the corner from Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center is the International DOTA 2 Champio...

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July 29, 2016

Composer, Clarinetist Falzone Named Chair of Music

An award-winning clarinetist and composer as well as a respected educator, newly appointed Chair of Music James Falzone seeks a department that "meets today’s challenges and reflects Cornish’s rich history and values.

Moira Scott Payne, provost and vice-president for academic affairs, announced today that clarinetist...

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July 11, 2016

Chris Kevorkian Named Interim President of Cornish

Facing an interim period as they search for a long-term president, the Cornish Board of Trustees finds the perfect person to head the College, Chris Kevorkian.

On July 11, the Board of Trustees of Cornish College of the Arts announced the selection of an inter...

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July 10, 2016

The Woodwinds of Change: Music Grads Out in the World

Graduated from 2009 to 2015, here is a progress report on five impressive woodwind-playing alumni of the Cornish's Music Department.

Cornish has graduated any number of artists in the performing and visual arts. It’s a great pleasu...

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July 1, 2016

Mary Lambert Sings Out For #HereIAm

Cornish graduate Mary Lambert ’11 has won awards for her music and for her social activism. Now she’s part of J.C. Penney’s #HereIAm campaign for body positivity.

Singer Mary Lambert turns her music into a powerful tool for speaking out about the issues that conc...

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June 20, 2016

Research in London Highlights Alumna Bonnie Bird

The trail of the rediscovery of prominent almuna and head of dance Bonnie Bird '27-30 leads to the institution to which she dedicated the last portion of her career, Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London. Trinity Laban houses the Bonnie Bird Theatre and its archive is the home of the Bonnie Bird Collection.

by Maximilian Bocek It is the world's largest purpose-built contemporary dance center and dance sc...

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June 6, 2016

Seattle International Dance Festival Returns To Cornish

This 16-day dance extravaganza known as SIDF brings a bold mix of global and local contemporary dance artists to our campus. Don’t miss faculty member Deborah Wolf at Raisbeck Hall on June 17 and 18 and the closing weekend event with a world premiere by Cornish faculty member Wade Madsen at the Broadway Performance Hall.

The Seattle International Dance Festival (SIDF) returns to Cornish on June 10 with two wee...

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June 3, 2016

Eight Finalists Named For Neddy Artist Awards

Now in its 20th year, the Neddy Artist Awards are among the largest artist awards in the State of Washington, providing two annual, unrestricted gifts of $25,000 to artists living and working in the greater Puget Sound region.

Melissa E. Feldman, director of the Neddy Artist Awards, announced earlier this week the 2016 finali...

As part of its stewardship of the Neddy Artists Awards, Cornish College of the Arts presents the Rob...

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May 25, 2016

Cornish Challenged To Meet $35,000 Match For Visiting Artists

Cornish's supporters have been challenged and we need your help to spread the word! Three generous donors are matching up to $35,000 in contributions to the Cornish's new Visiting Artists Fund. Donate online to the program of your choice and help continue a storied tradition that brings amazing guest artists to our students for in-depth and up-close interactions through master classes, residencies, workshops, and presentations.

Alumni and Cornish supporters are spreading the word that a donation to the Visiting Artist Fund giv...