December 09, 2013
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 nomination for “Song of the Year” for Same Love and for “Album…
December 09, 2013
December 06, 2013
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 the Playhouse this Sunday, December 8, at 5:30 p.m.? No one exactly knows. A top flight theater facility…
December 04, 2013
Opening the 5th, The Penelopiad Next for Cornish theater, Margaret Atwood’s retelling of Homer’s tale of Odysseus’ return home from his wife’s point of view, The Penelopiad. “Oh, what a tangled web we weave/When first we practise to deceive!” wrote Walter Scott. No deceiver is more famous for…
December 03, 2013
Cornish Students, Youth Groups Discuss Outreach to At-Risk Youth Cornish class in community arts witnesses music, dance, spoken word and digital storytelling from youth groups reaching out to at-risk youth. Cornish students are used to performing for other people, but roles were reversed this past week. “On stage” in a Main Campus Center rehearsal room…
December 02, 2013
Student Choreography Featured in New Moves Concert Dance students’ choreography and performances to be featured in New Moves Concert, Dec. 6 and 7. A night of the the unknown and unexpected awaits dance connoisseurs this weekend, as dance students bring their own work to the stage. Cornish College of the Arts Dance Department is pleased to present…
December 01, 2013
A New Institute Emerges at Cornish Introducing “a little bit of anarchy into the established system,” the Institute of Emergent Technology + Intermedia starts up at Cornish; The Pendleton House will be in residence. The greatest schools, arguably, start out as schools of thought. Certainly Cornish College of the Arts began…
November 26, 2013
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 despair. It’s a great nation mired in the road of choice,…
November 25, 2013
Cornish Gala Raises Half-Million for Students The College’s annual gala, Cornish Celebrates an Evening of the Arts, starring Kronos Quartet and featuring an array of Cornish talent, raises $535,000 for scholarships. The number is in, and it is large. This year’s edition of Cornish Celebrates an Evening of the Arts took in an astonishing…
November 20, 2013
Cornish Dance Theater Fall Concert Features “Echad Mi Yodea” Those who attended the annual Cornish gala last Sunday were rocked by the Cornish Dance Theater’s performance of an excerpt of Ohad Naharin’s Echad Mi Yodea. Dance fans can see the entire performance – and more – this Friday and Saturday. Cornish Dance Theater, the performing…
November 18, 2013
Uscher Book Highlighted in “Careers in Music” Lisa Canning has put together a comprehensive list of books to guide musicians to a career; President Nancy Uscher’s book among them. One of the vital concerns of a college is, of course, the success of its graduates. That means putting them in touch with the possibilities for a career. For students…
November 15, 2013
Cornish Celebrates an Evening of the Arts This Sunday is the day for the big bash, Cornish Celebrates an Evening of the Arts — starring Kronos Quartet. Last year the performances at the Cornish College of the Arts gala, Cornish Celebrates an Evening of the Arts, brought the assembled supporters to their feet; this year looks to be no different.…
November 14, 2013
Cornish 99th Birthday Presents Cornish was founded 99 years ago today! Celebrate with What Would Alice Say? or Attempts on Her LIfe. Happy birthday, Cornish! It’s a party where you get the presents. Celebrate by diving down the rabbit hole with two unusually entertaining offerings! Tonight only, it’s What Would Alice Say?…
November 13, 2013
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 comes to the table with big-time,…
November 09, 2013
Uscher, Hon, Cornish Dancers Take Part in Until When? Music of Remembrance presents Until When?, premiering new dance commission with Cornish connection; President Uscher to moderate discussion. For 16 seasons, Music of Remembrance (MOR) has helped us all keep fresh in our minds Holocaust musicians and their art through musical performances, educational…
November 07, 2013
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 the M6 at Birmingham and you’ll find your way to Lancashire. There’s a lot of…
November 06, 2013
It’s Now for Neverwhere at Cornish NOW OPEN! Fantasy cult classic, Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere explodes onto the Cornish Playhouse stage through November 10 in Robert Kauzlaric’s new adaptation. There is a parallel world beneath the streets of London that no “normal” Londoner can see. That saxophone player huddled…
November 02, 2013
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 architecture,” some wag — probably comedian Martin Mull — once quipped,…
November 01, 2013
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 or Treat to alumna Emily Chisholm in Sugar Daddies to Kora Band. With so much to see and do in…
October 29, 2013
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 great for a college faculty when its students grow into colleagues, greater still when they go on to join…
October 28, 2013
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 being played right in front of you by an orchestra? The Seattle Symphony…
October 25, 2013
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 graphic, interior and motion design. The event was…
October 24, 2013
Midterm at Cornish: exams, crits & DOGS College Dogs offers unique solution for Cornish students’ midterm stress: cute pups to pet. Students work hard at Cornish College of the Arts. When midterm rolls around, the stress really kicks in. The artists studying theater, design, visual arts performance production, dance and music drive themselves…
October 23, 2013
Lucía Sanromán at INCITE•INSIGHT INCITE·INSIGHT: Contemporary Art After the Studio presents a lecture with Lucía Sanromán, Thursday, October 24. Lucía Sanromán is an independent curator and writer. From 2006 to 2011, she served as Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Her current focus…
October 22, 2013
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 Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra’s season this year. Mack is up first as…
October 21, 2013
Cornish Remembers Treiger Cornish College of the Arts mourns the passing of former trustee and chair Irwin Treiger, while remembering his great contributions. Beginning in 1981 and continuing to 1997, Irwin Treiger helped guide the fortunes of Cornish College of the Arts at a critical time in its history. Additionally, for three…
October 21, 2013
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, gathers the community to celebrate Cornish while raising money for scholarships…
October 19, 2013
Last Nights: Ajax in Iraq at Raisbeck LAST NIGHT! Ellen McLaughlin’s shattering deconstruction of Sophocles’ Ajax plays October 17-22 under the direction of Marya Sea Kaminski. It is another night of preparation for Ajax in Iraq. The black floor of Cornish’s Raisbeck Hall is lined with tape to indicate the location of entrances…
October 19, 2013
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 ’06] and performed by Cornish faculty member Paige Stockley, has had its title…
October 19, 2013
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 for fall 2013 and a member of Cornish’s design…
October 18, 2013
Molière-Lully Opera at the Playhouse OPENING NIGHT! Molière’s Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme featured music by Lully!? Grab the rare chance to see the work as was intended. They were a baroque “dream team” according to Stephen Stubbs, musical director: dramatist Molière (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin) and musician/dancer…
October 10, 2013
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 penny clad in copper: it was all part of this year’s Neddy at Cornish Exhibition. The exhibition,…
October 08, 2013
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 opening of Bo-Nita October 18 in the Seattle Rep’s Leo K. is one of these. First, it’s a world premiere…
October 07, 2013
Cornish Opens to Community with Lifelong Learning Cornish moved its campus to draw closer to the community at large; now the addition of Lifelong Learning throws open the door to all. Beginning in mid-October, the singular education in the arts at Cornish will become available to anyone. The program is called “Lifelong Learning,” and registration…
October 04, 2013
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 more of one than the paper that has prided itself on its outlaw stance would…
October 02, 2013
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 Singular Vision opens at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) on October…
October 01, 2013
White’s Production of Durang Play in Berkeley a Hit UPDATE: Cornish’s Richard E. T. White scores a direct hit at Berkeley Rep with his direction of the new Christopher Durang Play, Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike. The reviews are in! All the classic with none of the pain: that’s the kind of thing critics are saying about Christopher Durang…
September 24, 2013
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 parking spaces on Lenora and Terry streets near the Cornish Main Campus Center.…
September 19, 2013
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 that her new show at the G. Gibson Gallery “can be read as a series of love poems between the elements…
September 17, 2013
Constitution Day at Cornish Remembering “I Have a Dream,” charting banned books, registering new voters, holding class on the Bill of Rights, Cornish marks Constitution Day. Two hundred and twenty-six years ago today, September 17, the representatives of each of the states of America, hoping to gather themselves into…
September 11, 2013
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 study ways everything can be made to work better through design. This year,…
September 10, 2013
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. Benjamin Wippel (TH ’13) is in the men’s chorus of Lysistrata and the transgender support…
September 10, 2013
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 and faculty member Dawn Clement is stretching a bit with her new LP, Tempest/Cobalt: she calls…
September 06, 2013
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 year, it has big plans for its second century. Key to these is enrollment: how many students will come…
September 03, 2013
Hamill Attends LMDA The Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA) met in Canada this summer; Cornish senior Lexi Hamill was there. When people think about Cornish, they would probably be surprised to discover how much of the artists’ education is devoted to “bookish” pursuits. The fact is,…
August 29, 2013
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 to the terminus, finally calving into the open water of a career. Mostly, smaller…
August 27, 2013
Orientation: Cornish Connection Student volunteers and staff help new students make the “Cornish Connection” Now that students have gotten into Cornish figuratively, the time has come for them to get into Cornish literally. That means learning where their classes are, where they can get help with things, where they’ll…
August 22, 2013
Jazz Great McPartland Mourned at Cornish Jazz pianist, educator and NPR broadcasting star, Marian McPartland inspired generations of musicians. Everyone at Cornish College of the Arts was saddened to learn today of the passing of the great jazz pianist, Marian McPartland. She died of natural causes at her home yesterday evening, August 20,…
August 21, 2013
Sterns Donate Bechstein Grand The gift of Michel and Bobbie Stern, a well-traveled, classic, 1920s-era Bechstein grand piano will grace Kerry Hall. A beautiful Bechstein grand piano has arrived at Kerry Hall, the last stop of a long and often harrowing journey that included an escape from Nazi Germany. It is a gift from former Cornish…
August 19, 2013
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 have come out. Cornish and its community are out front on both. Gregory Awards. Instituted to honor…
August 14, 2013
The Vaudevillians - Hit Update Update The Vaudevillians Critical Roundup: the New York Times falls into line with the raves for Cornish alums. UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: The Vaudevillians just listed in the New York Times’ Events section as a “Critics’ Pick.” UPDATE: Rave in the New York Times Theater section. Sure, there’s…
August 13, 2013
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 of academic affairs at Cornish College of the Arts. As provost, she is in charge of all things academic, overseeing…
August 12, 2013
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 of $25,000 and will be featured in the Neddy at Cornish exhibition, September 4 through…
August 07, 2013
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 writes about individuals endowed with a higher sense or grace that allows them to see beyond the…
July 22, 2013
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 working with at-risk youth. They offered their time to the James W. Ray Orion Center, which for…
July 15, 2013
Heather Hart’s The Western Oracle Open Back home in Seattle from NYC, alum Heather Hart is on hand to open an installation commissioned by SAM for its sculpture park. Update The Seattle Art Museum’s Summer Season Opening took place July 11 at the Olympic Sculpture Park. Heather Hart’s The Western Oracle was at the center…
July 07, 2013
Reg Rocks Cornish UPDATE, 7/18: Registration at Cornish is no drudge of signing up for classes, it’s a real event and it’s capped by a cruise. July 18-19: incoming students who had to miss the opportunity of June 20 will still get the chance to take part in registration activities. The July registration…
July 02, 2013
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 willingness and ability of our students to collaborate on projects. This trend does not by any means end…
June 27, 2013
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 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center site as part of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance…
June 25, 2013
Cornish-Amazon Music Series Kicks Off Van Vorst Plaza in South Lake Union is the scene of free music all summer long, courtesy of Amazon and Cornish Department of Music. What happens when you mix the campus of an Internet giant with the campus of an arts college? Most times, it’s hard to say, but this summer, you get a free, open-air…
June 23, 2013
New Students—and Parents—What You Need to Know The latest update for our new students joining the Cornish community this Fall. We will be contacting students – and their parents – throughout the summer with the various steps to be taken between now and your arrival on campus. Bookmark this blog post and we’ll keep it updated for…
June 18, 2013
Jinkx Monsoon, Back from NYC, in Hairspray In Monsoon season, when it rains it pours: fresh from winning RuPaul’s Drag Race and playing off-Broadway, Jinkx stars in Hairspray in Concert. Hairspray in Concert at the 5th Avenue Theatre, June 20-23: it’s going to be a short run, one that the hardest-working drag queen in show business…
June 14, 2013
Summer at Cornish Gears Up Summer at Cornish is about to get under way, offering pre-college, youth and adult training in dance, theater, music, art and design: registration continues. Every summer, after the relative calm of the end of the academic year, Cornish comes to life once more. As June 2013 turns into July, more than…
June 13, 2013
SIDF Brings World, Alums to Cornish Seattle International Dance Festival starts today, with dancers and companies from around the world and around the Sound — and it’s all around Cornish. From June 14 – 21, Cornish’s Raisbeck Hall and the streets of South Lake Union will play host to dancers and companies from around…
June 06, 2013
Caimi Featured in Hi-Fructose Dorielle Caimi (AR ’10) paints lush, evocative canvases steeped in the mysterious experiences of women; now they’re featured in Hi-Fructose magazine’s site.
June 05, 2013
Sinanan & Drews’ WOOD Takes Shape at NW New Works Cornish artists strive to pioneer new forms of expression and collaboration; through their work in WOOD, Matt Drews and Reilly Sinanan live up to that ideal.
June 04, 2013
Ashani Dances to Open June 7 Headed by Cornish Assistant Professor of Dance Iyun Harrison, Ashani Dances will present the premieres of three new works at the Erickson Theatre.
June 03, 2013
Freed Joins Cornish as Advancement VP Dr. Gwendolyn Freed, oboist, journalist and expert in external relations, welcomed as Cornish’s new Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
May 31, 2013
Finalists Named For 2013 “Neddy At Cornish” The Neddy at Cornish is an annual artist award program supported by the Behnke Foundation and housed at Cornish College of the Arts in memory of Robert E. (“Ned”) Behnke and in celebration of his life as an artist. The four finalists for the 2013 Neddy in Painting are Emily Gherard, Seattle,…
May 29, 2013
Alumni Receive Artist Trust Fellowships Artist Trust fellowships assist artists of “exceptional talent” in keeping their work on track. This year, the awards included alums “SuttonBeresCuller,” Amy O’Neal and David Boxley.
May 23, 2013
EXPO Profile: Emily Joseph LAST DAYS – Emily Joseph’s work dominates the wall at EXPO 13, but it’s closing; it’s OK, Emily will move right on to a big commission.
May 19, 2013
EXPO Profile: Josh Taylor EXPO 13 runs through May 24: Design graduate Josh Taylor offers a book that revolts against past prevarications and recasts the future.
May 16, 2013
Cornish Students Win Centrum Writing Scholarships The Written Word at Cornish: students Michele Domanowski, Sarah Swinbank and Tim Sircoloumb selected for Port Townsend writers’ conference on Centrum scholarships.
May 14, 2013
GiveBig: Meet Fritz Rodriguez. GiveBig Today. Fritz, an art department freshman, represents the compelling blend of intelligence, curiosity and fearlessness that makes Cornish students a great reason to GiveBig.
May 14, 2013
Performance Production Work on Display Held in the lobby of the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, the graduates of the Performance Production department displayed portfolios and costumes.
May 10, 2013
GiveBig: Myre, Colleagues Lauded for Excellence Gifts to Cornish through GiveBig place faculty members at the front of the class; students show their appreciation by recognizing Kate Myre and colleagues.
May 06, 2013
Update - See Jinkx in “The Vaudevillians” on June 2 Breaking news! Jinkx Monsoon will appear in two performances of The Vaudevillians on June 2 at the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center. Jinkx and Major Scales (Richard Andriessen [TH ‘10]) are headed to NY with the show in July, where they’ve nearly sold out 10 performances already.
May 06, 2013
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.
May 05, 2013
Dickinson Dances for His Mother, Us, a Cause Ezra Dickinson (DA ‘07) takes his daring new piece Mother for you I made this to the raw and exposed streets: see it starting May 6.
May 03, 2013
GiveBig: Nurturing Thinking Artists Through the Humanities & Sciences When people give to Cornish they do so because they acknowledge and value a simple truth — a Cornish education is unique.
May 02, 2013
EXPO Profile: Ross Jimmicum Coming to Cornish steered Makah tribal member Ross Jimmicum (AR ’13) onto a path between two cultures; stories hold it all together and chart a direction.
April 30, 2013
Zhou’s Texbook Designs Enter Use in Shanghai Wanting Zhou (DE ’15) wins a competition to redesigned workbooks for the school children of Shanghai, with 4M in print and climbing fast.
April 26, 2013
GiveBig: Helping the Next Generation of Artists The annual GiveBig has become a major source of funding for Seattle non-profits; at Cornish gifts support the work of students like Danie Allinice.
April 25, 2013
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.
April 23, 2013
Cornish Class Takes it to the Street InterArt class takes lessons out into the world to produce a public, site-specific project utilizing crosswalks to explore the body’s perception of disintegrating time.
April 22, 2013
Three Win Awards for Writing in Art History The Written Word at Cornish: awards for writing in art history go to Reilly Sinanan (AR ’14), Rachel Levens (TH ’13) and Juan Franco (AR ’14).
April 19, 2013
EXPO Profile: JD Banke JD’s world, and welcome to it: for EXPO 13, Cornish senior JD Banke is assembling an installation that will offer viewers the experience of walking into the world of his paintings.
April 18, 2013
Cornish at the Playhouse Continues with Pericles, Molière In the Playhouse at Seattle Center, Cornish presents Shakespeare’s Pericles and two by Molière, The Jealous Husband and Sganerelle — Heads-up — they’re FREE.
April 17, 2013
Sophs Present Working and New Pieces Cornish 2nd-year theater students go into rolling rep to present two evenings of plays about working people and hard times including musical Working.
April 16, 2013
Core Sample, Freshmen Exhibition, Opens Cornish looks to the future: Core Sample, an exhibition of first year student work, opens, reception Thursday April 18.
April 15, 2013
EXPO Profile: senior Sydney Brown Warm yet mysterious, Syd Brown’s (AR ‘13) compelling works take you deep into the realm of dreams and consciousness. Her work can be seen in Cornish’s EXPO 13.
April 11, 2013
New Student Day and Performing Arts Galore This Weekend Saturday, April 13 is New Student Day, a special event just for students admitted for Fall 2013 and their families. It’s also part of an art-filled weekend at Cornish. New students and their families will participate in a number of activities across the campus, including a special presentation…
April 11, 2013
Mary Iverson’s Flip Continues in Alumni Gallery Exploring the relationship of the works of Nature and the works of humanity, Mary Iverson’s (DE ‘95) Flip is on display through May 25.
April 10, 2013
Avidon Garners Good Reviews at Humana Festival Mallery Avidon’s (TH ‘03) new play O Guru Guru Guru opened to good reviews at the Humana Festival, the premier venue for new theater in America.
April 09, 2013
John Cage Scholarship Awarded on Roll of a Die In the spirit of maverick composer John Cage, the scholarship instituted in his name hinges on the roll of a die; chance favored Reilly Sinanan.
April 08, 2013
Cornish Mourns the Passing of Clayton Corzatte Key faculty member, former acting program head and major figure on the Seattle theater scene, the life and work of Clayton Corzatte are remembered.
April 05, 2013
Griffith at Frye & Kittredge As Cornish gallery and exhibitions curator, Cable Griffith has overseen the hanging of a lots of artists’ work; his own art has been getting a lot of attention.
April 04, 2013
Campbell Works in Digital Exhibition Works from Cornish Professor Robert Campbell included in BAC’s The Gallery exhibition Digital Art: A New Generation.
April 03, 2013
Dancers in Paradise: A Dialogue Fresh from their Rauschenberg Residency, alums Kate Wallich and Lavinia Vago talk about their experience, their collaboration and their upcoming work at Velocity, Super Eagle.
April 02, 2013
Saint Genet to Premiere New Work at Donaufestival Cornish-Connected at every level, performance group Saint Genet premieres its new creation, Paradisiacal Rites, on the international stage at the Donaufestival in Austria.
March 29, 2013
Ruth Marie Tomlinson Installation Opens at Jack Straw With her installation Lost Long: a landscape, Cornish art prof Ruth Marie Tomlinson creates the memory we all should have of the wide landscapes of Montana.
March 27, 2013
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].
March 26, 2013
Jessika Kenney & Friends: Byways to Transporting Music Ways to make a killing playing “world music” are well trodden. Whack together two styles and add a high-profile Westerner in the mix; that’s not what Kenney and Kang do.
March 24, 2013
Tom Baker’s Merger of Electronic Music, Jazz, and Dance In his ambitious musical practice, Tom Baker has long sought distinctive forms and fresh expression, often in the company of artists of kindred imagination.
March 22, 2013
Cornish College of the Arts Names Moira Scott Payne Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Updated June 21, 2013: Ms. Scott Payne will join Cornish College of the Arts on July 15, 2013. President Nancy J. Uscher announced today the appointment of Moira Scott Payne as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Cornish College of the Arts. Ms. Payne is currently Programme Director of…
March 22, 2013
Stinson Among 50 Most Influential Seattlites Curator Sierra Stinson [AR ’08] finds herself listed among the “50 Most Influential People in Seattle Right Now” by Seattle Met magazine.
March 21, 2013
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.
March 19, 2013
Wadley, Mack & Madsen Earn Sabbaticals Superior performance and engaging proposals earn Peter Mack, Wade Madsen and Preston Wadley sabbaticals from Cornish to pursue their professional work.
March 18, 2013
Cornish to Honor Kronos Quartet, Johnson at 2013 Commencement Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Viginia Johnson and members of the Kronos Quartet will be honored by Cornish at 2013 Commencement
March 15, 2013
Yamashita Finalist for National Portrait Award Kumi Yamashita [AR ’94] creates works of breathtaking solubility and delicacy, but there’s something truly solid about being a finalist in the OBPC Exhibition.
March 11, 2013
Student Experience Spotlight: Mindy Kim Cornish students come from a variety of cultural backgrounds, some have international ties. Mindy Kim, a senior in Art, shares how her art and Korean culture coexist.
March 08, 2013
Rez Abbasi Trio Electric guitarist and musical internationalist Rez Abbasi authentically bridges modern and traditional perspectives. Catch his upcoming performance at Cornish with his ‘of-the-moment’ jazz trio.
March 06, 2013
From Fine Art to Historical Preservation Cornish graduates use the skills and knowledge they learn here in many ways; for Crystal Medler [AR ’08], a passion for art led her to preservation work.
March 05, 2013
Avidon’s O Guru Guru Guru Opening at Humana Fest It’s been a long journey for Mallery Avidon [TH ‘03] and her new play O Guru Guru Guru, but they’ve arrived — at the Humana Festival.
March 04, 2013
Design Students Take Portfolio Awards -VIDEO UPDATE Interior design students from all over the Northwest vied for portfolio awards from the IIDA; the lion’s share went to Cornish students Anuradha Mohan and Candon Murphy.
March 01, 2013
Cornish Departments Turn to Crowdsourcing to Aid Alumni Cornish’s concern for its students doesn’t end at graduation; department heads led by music’s Kent Devereaux have formed a partnership with USA Projects to help fund alumni work.
February 27, 2013
Michael Nicolella, Johnaye Kendrick and Friends The prospect of hearing two of the most dynamic and compelling Seattle-based performers should draw any music devotee to their concert at Cornish College of the Arts.
February 25, 2013
Cornish Actors Cruise to KCACTF Regionals on First Go-Round This year’s Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival included, for the very first time, students from Cornish. Mark it down as a success.
February 21, 2013
Andrew Lee Creech’s “Hip Hop Saved My Life” This weekend, a new play, Hip Hop Saved My Life by Andrew Lee Creech (TH’13), premiered at the Cornish 9th Ave Studios as part of the Winter New Works Festival. Jenisa Ubben (Art ‘13) asked Creech for an interview.
February 20, 2013
Casey Curran’s Kinetic Art on Display - TV UPDATE! Now on TV: complex, mechanistic, animated … mesmerizing … the multi-media works of Casey Curran [AR ‘06] are on display in Seattle and New York .
February 18, 2013
Cornish’s Harley Rewinds Grunge in These Streets Cornish faculty member and alum Gretta Harley lived another life in Seattle’s Grunge scene; it’s gone, but it’s flashing back in a brash new rock musical, These Streets.
February 15, 2013
Team Ucycle Wins Design for Social Change Charrette - UPDATE The competition was fierce and the decision close, but when the designs were presented, the ideas vetted and the judging done, Team Ucycle won the day.
February 13, 2013
Hear the music of Michael Nicolella on Classical KING FM Michael Nicolella and Johnaye Kendrick will be appearing this Friday at Cornish; but first, they’ll be heard on Classical KING FM’s Northwest Focus with Sean MacLean.
February 12, 2013
Ron Erickson On Seattle Opera In Cornish’s performance production department, Professor Ron Erickson is a mainstay; this interview with Jessica Murphy underlines his equal importance to the Seattle Opera.
February 11, 2013
La Voce di Gabriele So what is La Voce di Gabriele? It’s Italian for “red-hot trumpeter and mind-blowing harpsichordist.” More literally, it’s Italian for “the voice of Gabriel.”
February 08, 2013
Von Macrame, Conkel, In the News One thing is running thicker than stage blood where The House of Von Macramé is concerned, and that’s ink: a New York press round-up.
February 06, 2013
Jane Ewing Remembered Cornish College of the Arts mourns the passing of Jane Ewing, long-time head of institutional advancement; she will be remembered with a scholarship.
February 05, 2013
DeShon Stars in Bank’s new Opera, Our Earth Seattle Opera is opening a new opera for kids composed by former faculty member Eric Banks; Cornish staffer and coloratura soprano Rachel DeShon stars.
February 04, 2013
Hermeto Pascoal Jovino Santos Neto and Paul Taub return Hermeto Pascoal’s invigorating iconoclasm to center stage with their concert The Unknown Flute Music of Hermeto Pascoal
February 01, 2013
Student-Curated Show Opens Open Call, the open show for Cornish art students, used to be a free-for-all refereed by faculty; this year it’s curated — by the students.
January 30, 2013
Diversity: Capoeira and Kung Fu in Dance Diversity in action: dance met martial arts last fall in a class on Northern Shaolin Kung Fu and Brazilian Capoeira, as reported by Jenisa Ubben [AR ‘13].
January 30, 2013
The Chamber Music of Emily Doolittle The music of Emily Doolittle bridges two sonic worlds: that of the concert hall, instruments and human performers; and that of the wilderness and its creatures.
January 28, 2013
Catherine Cabeen Burns Hot in Fire Catherine Cabeen [DA ‘07] has been recognized as an emerging power in American dance; her newest work at On the Boards, Fire, provides fresh evidence.
January 25, 2013
Art & Design Students Show Portfolios at Cornish for NPD National Portfolio Day brought in art schools from all over the country to Seattle to meet students; hometown host Cornish drew a lot of interest.
January 24, 2013
Taccone, Electric Guest, on “Conan” - UPDATE Asa Taccone [TH ’06] and his band Electric Guest appear on “Conan,” Wednesday, January 23rd, release new video “The Bait.”
January 23, 2013
Chapin Paintings get NYC Show Aleah Chapin [AR ‘08] won this year’s BP Portrait Award at London’s National Portrait Gallery, so it’s only right she get a NYC show; it’s at Flowers on January 17.
January 22, 2013
JInkx in Cornish Alum TV Mash-Up Is everyone on this TV show a Cornish Alum? Jinkx Monsoon sings from Hedwig with Erin Stewart on New Day Northwest, produced by Kate Huisentruit.
January 20, 2013
Seattle Modern Orchestra presents “Delirious Serialists” “More and more,” the composer Pierre Boulez wrote a half century ago, “I find that in order to create effectively one has to consider delirium and, yes, organize it.”
January 19, 2013
Two for Jazz on Capitol Hill Jazz drummer and Cornish graduate Adam Kessler [MU ‘06] has been places and done things; now he’s right at home with “like minded” trumpeter Steve O’Brien [MU ‘11].
January 14, 2013
Jillon Stoppels Dupree, All-Bach Recital This is Bach as you’ve never heard him before. Bach that will make you sigh… and snicker, too. Intimate; personal; expressive; even romantic.
November 26, 2012
Two Plays Opening at Cornish The Drunken City by Adam Bock and William Inge’s Summer Brave take to stages at Cornish
November 21, 2012
Neumann in Seattle with Brandi Carlile Josh Neumann [MU ‘04] has been playing his cello on tour with Brandi Carlile; that tour lands in Seattle at Beneroya Hall November 23-25.
November 20, 2012
Dan Webb Sculptures Mark Sealth Trail New landmark for the Chief Sealth Trail: dual Dan Webb [AR ’91] sculptures, Cloud Rider, commissioned by the Seattle Department of Transportation.
November 19, 2012
Camille A. Brown Residency & New Second Line Performance This November, Dance students performed choreographer Camille A. Brown’s New Second Line, the capstone activity of Brown’s artist residency at Cornish, as part of the Cornish Dance Theater Fall 2012 Concert. Inspired by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the ancestors of its victims, The piece…
November 19, 2012
Suzuki-MacAdams Designs for Rep’s Glass Menagerie A new production of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie opens at The Rep; at center is a brilliant stage setting by Mikiko Suzuki-MacAdams [PP ‘99].
November 15, 2012
Faculty, Alums in Antony & Cleopatra Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Antony and Cleopatra features faculty member Amy Thone and former student Hans Altwies in title roles, among other Cornish participants.
November 13, 2012
Cornish Jazz Ensemble III to Perform Cornish Jazz Ensemble III, directed by Randy Halberstadt perform tonight only at Egan’s Ballard Jam House and the show is totally gratis, no cover charge.
November 13, 2012
Cornish Dance Theater Fall 2012 Concert Cornish dancers featured in pieces choreographed by Danielle Agami, Camille A. Brown, Pat Hon and Wade Madsen at Broadway Performance Hall, November 16-17.
November 08, 2012
Qadriyyah Shabazz: A Career Catching Fire Seattle audiences will get the chance to see Cornish alum Qadriyyah Shabazz in multiple productions in the coming months, including three world premieres.
November 06, 2012
Erik Geschke Enjoys Busy Season This autumn has seen Erik Geschke [AR ’93] lecturing on his art, having pieces on exhibit and even donating a work to be auctioned.
November 05, 2012
Armstrong & McFadden Star at SCT Cornish alums Quinn Armstrong (TH ‘12) & Ben McFadden (TH ‘08) are featured performers in the Seattle Children’s Theater production, Danny, King of the Basement.
November 05, 2012
Cloud 9 & Balm in Gilead Openings Two Cornish productions of contemporary classics open the same night, Wednesday, November 7, at Raisbeck Performance Hall and 9th Avenue Studios.
November 02, 2012
Mariel Neto in Caryl Churchill’s The Skryker A “haunted” Mariel Neto [TH ’09] is featured in the cast of Caryl Churchill’s The Skryker in a new production by Janice Findley
November 01, 2012
Chicago Premiere for Mallery Avidon Play Mallery Avidon [TH ’03] is an artistic associate at Chicago’s Pavement Group. That’s where her new play breaks and bikes is premiering.
November 01, 2012
Master Percussionist Paoli Mejias Visits Cornish Paoli Mejias is offering Cornish something he never had: a teacher. Puerto Rican born percussionist Mejias taught himself how to play conga and Latin Jazz starting at age 12, listening to records and learning by ear, with a love of music that carried him all the way to performing alongside the musicians…
November 01, 2012
Cornish Prominent in Artist Trust Grants Artist Trust, the well known arts support organization, has announced its 2012 GAP grants; several members of the Cornish community are on the list.
October 31, 2012
Stromberger Designs Featured in Cloud 9 Now in her final year at Cornish, Kat Stromberger [PP ’13] displays full range of design talent in Caryl Churchill’s modern classic Cloud 9.
October 31, 2012
Video!! Mary Lambert on “Ellen” See it now on video, Cornish grad Mary Lambert (MU ‘11) appearing on “Ellen” singling “Same Love” with Seattle native Macklemore: “Showstopping Performance”
October 30, 2012
Wayne Rawley (TH ’93) Wins a Gregory The “best new play” category was populated almost exclusively by Cornish folks, so it was no surpise that one of them took it away.
October 29, 2012
Exploring the French Horn’s Broad Spectrum Across oceans or across towns, French horn players find one another. They all dwell, after all, in a curious musical isolation.
October 25, 2012
Cornish Alums Appear in Demon Dreams Cornish alums Matt Aguayo (TH ‘12) and Sara Peterson (TH ’12) are featured in West of Lenin theater’s production of Demon Dreams.
October 22, 2012
Art Faculty Dawn Cerny - Artist on the Go Dawn Cerny will be found all over the Seattle area this fall, beginning with “The rug pulled out from underneath; you lie on the floor” at the Hedreen Gallery in the Lee Center for the Arts at Seattle University. She has a piece in a new publication by La Norda Specialo that will be published…
October 19, 2012
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, Curve, Bust, O Magazine, Sherman Alexie and more. Marbles has also…
October 17, 2012
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 showed off the album cover designed by….yes, Cornish alum Drew Hamlet.…
October 16, 2012
Community Celebration of the Life and Career of Seattle Artist Clayton Corzatte The entire community is invited to honor Clayton on Monday, Oct. 22 from 8 to 10 pm at New City Theater. Clayton began his career on the stage in 1951 at the Barter Theatre, Virginia and performed for a final time in 2011 at ACT, Seattle…a wonderful actor delighting colleagues and audiences for…
October 15, 2012
Bridget Nowlin and “Collection in Focus: Early Photographic Processes” Join Cornish Curator of Visual Resources Bridget Nowlin and Seattle photographer Laurel Schultz for an exploration of early photography in the Henry Art Gallery’s collection. Collection in Focus: Early Photographic Processes is a free event on October 18 at 7 pm. Bridget, who is also Registrar…
October 12, 2012
“Swamp Land” in The Closet Gallery Check out “Swamp Land” by Derek Vander Griend (DE ) in The Closet Gallery on the sixth floor of the Main Campus Center, now through October 19. The Closet Gallery is a student run exhibition space. It is for the students, by the students. The goal is to provide a professional environment…
October 11, 2012
Heather Dew Oaksen Premieres New Documentary Join director Heather Dew Oaksen (AR faculty), producer Caroline Cumming, and the cast of the feature documentary for the premiere of Minor Differences tonight, Thursday, Oct 11 at 7:30pm at the Northwest African American Museum. The film follows five former juvenile offenders for nearly two decades…
October 10, 2012
Amy O/tinyrage Premieres New Solo Work at Velocity Dance Center Amy O’Neal (DA ‘99) premieres The Most Innovative, Daring, and Original Piece of Dance/Performance You Will See this Decade at Velocity Dance Center beginning Oct. 12. This solo non-verbal lecture demonstration/dance experience deconstructs her past and recent influences (Hip Hop…
October 09, 2012
Venus and Adonis: Cornish Opera Theater They’re blowing 330 years of dust right off John Blow’s English baroque opera Venus and Adonis at Cornish College of the Arts. One of the earliest surviving operas in English gets an entirely new life in a show that will “detonate and obliterate all your preconceptions”—according…
October 08, 2012
Cornish Celebrates an Evening of the Arts with Bill Irwin You love the arts - come see where it all begins. This festive fundraiser features a very special guest, Bill Irwin - the multi-faceted, Tony Award-winning actor, MacArthur Fellow, and star of stage and screen - along with Cornish students and alumni meldiing music, dance, theater and visual art under…
October 06, 2012
Ghost in the Machine Conlon Nancarrow became legendary for crafting music for player pianos that’s hypercomplex and maddeningly intricate but also enlivened by his love of jazz and an eccentric, mischievous humor. To celebrate the 100th birthday of this maverick composer, the Bugallo-Williams piano duo performs music…
October 06, 2012
Today: “Our Creative Society” Join us today, Oct. 6, for Our Creative Society, to celebrate and illuminate the integral role that creative thinking and being plays in healthy and progressive communities. The goal of this year’s theme, Beyond Art. Creative Thinking in Contemporary Culture, is to broaden our collective…
September 27, 2012
J.D. Allen Tenor saxophonist J.D. Allen envies the touch of the poet. “Not to sound corny, and maybe it’s because I’m on the cusp of turning 40, but I’d like to write poetry,” says Allen, who performs with his J.D. Allen Trio at Cornish College of the Arts on October 26 as the culmination…
September 26, 2012
Art School Janitors We all know that Cornish teems with creativity and artistry among our students and faculty. That same exuberant talent can be found among the staff, as well. Through the middle of October, you’ve got a chance to see an amazing example, the exhibition in the second floor hallway. You can see more…
September 26, 2012
“Glass Quartets” by Tim Page Suddenly he is 75 years old—and the young people who once traipsed down to lower Manhattan to listen to early concerts by the Philip Glass Ensemble are somewhere in the vast stretch of middle age. It surprises every generation to discover that it, too, is made of mortal flesh and that the radicals…
September 22, 2012
“Phil Dadson: A Community of Instruments, Found and Made” by Christopher DeLaurenti The musical instruments of Phil Dadson hook you with wonderfully weird, whimsical names. Yet the zitherum, waterbells, songstones, and gloop-springstringthing—just to name a few of Dadson’s amazing creations—quickly lure you into a lush sound world. Resembling several zithers sawed…
September 21, 2012
Mark Velasquez (AR ‘00) & Jazz-Minh Moore (AR ‘00) Cornish Art Department Alumni are making news in the local, national, and international communities. Please join us on Thursday, September 27 from 6:30 to 8 pm for a presentation by two of our graduates as they discuss their experiences when chosen as part of 14 artists selected out of thousands to compete…
September 20, 2012
“Lee Berwick: Collaboration with Found Sound” by Christopher DeLaurenti His motto is simple—“Recycling the sounds that surround us”—but requires vigilance. Even on vacation, Lee Berwick keeps his ears open and field recording gear ready. While most of us snap typical tourist photos of sunsets and buildings, Berwick listens for the unusual. This summer…
September 19, 2012
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 Bergmann (AR ’99) in Visual Art and THEESatisfaction, including Catherine Harris-White (MU…
September 14, 2012
Paoli Mejías: contemporary conguero How did Paoli Mejías develop the super-fast hands he shows off in his five-conga solo? “I run two miles every day and then swim a long time,” says the self-taught 42-year-old percussionist, singer and bandleader who grew up in the Rio Piedras, the old university section of San Juan,…
September 12, 2012
Jovino Santos Neto, Music Faculty, Performs Around the Region Cornish Music faculty member Jovino Santo Neto performs across the region during September. On Saturday, September 15 he appears at the Whittier Theater in Friday Harbor, San Juan Island in For the Soul, a duo concert with Estonian bassoon virtuoso Martin Kuuskmann, presenting music from Estonian composer…
September 10, 2012
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 born on March 30, 1929 in Newark, NJ. He attended the Julliard School of Music. He received…
September 10, 2012
Strawberry Theatre Workshop and “This Land: Woody Guthrie” Strawberry Theatre Workshop’s production of This Land: Woody Guthrie is another hotbed of Cornish talent. Playing through October 6, this play for actors and puppets is derived from the music, drawing, and writing of folk artist Woody Guthrie. Strawshop’s 2004 production of This Land was…
September 07, 2012
Cornish Selected to Move Forward on Seattle Center Playhouse Lease Negotiations The Seattle Center announced today that a subcommittee of the Seattle Center Advisory Commission has recommended that Seattle Center move forward in negotiations with Cornish College of the Arts to manage the Seattle Center Playhouse. A Request for Proposals was issued in May for tenancy of the Seattle…
September 07, 2012
Art Alum Diem Chau Goes Global Art alum Diem Chau is all over the world this fall, from Fashion’s Night Out in New York, to Milan, to Taiwan. She’s also featured in our newest viewbook. On September 6, she did a crayon carving demonstration at Saks Fifth Avenue during Fashion’s Night Out. From September 18 to November…
September 06, 2012
All-Female “Titus Andronicus” Features Cornish Talent Onstage and Off Upstart Crow Collective’s Titus Andronicus, with an all-female cast, has many Cornish theater and performance production connections. In the cast are theater faculty Amy Thone; theater alums and faculty Rhonda J Soikowski (TH ‘00), Terri Weagant (TH ‘04) and Sarah Harlett (TH ‘92);…
September 05, 2012
Floating World Comics Hosts Alum Exhibition & Book Release Party Portland’s Floating World Comics hosts World Within The World, an art exhibit and book release party in September with one of their favorite local artists, Julia Gfrörer (AR ’04). The month-long art exhibit will include Julia’s original comic pages and illustrations. The opening…
September 04, 2012
Celebrating John Cage’s 100th Birthday The Cornish Music Series starts this year with a tribute to composer John Cage, on September 14 at 8 pm in PONCHO Concert Hall in the historic Kerry Hall on Capitol Hill. Tickets are available online. The Seattle Times’ Michael Upchurch has an overview of this and other tributes to Cage, whose…
September 03, 2012
We’re All Over Velocity Dance Center’s Fall Kick Off! Included in Velocity Presents: The Fall Kick-Off + BIG BANG! Remix on September 14 and 15, are Markeith Wiley (DA 2006-2010), current student Matt Drews, and alums Sarah Butler (DA ’12), Ezra Dickinson ( DA ’07), Alicia Garcia (DA ’12), Amy Johnson (DA ’11), Molly Sides ( DA ’10),…
September 01, 2012
Danielle Agami to make Seattle her new home Israeli born Danielle Agami, former dancer/Rehearsal Director with the world-renowned BatSheva Dance Company, has chosen to found her new company, Ate9, in Seattle. Currently in residence at Velocity Dance Center, Agami hand-selected a cast of stellar young dance artists from across the country…
August 30, 2012
2012-13 Cornish Music Series The Cornish Music Series, in the intimate setting of PONCHO Hall, opens Sept. 14 with a celebration of John Cage’s 100th birthday, followed by our first chamber music concert on Sept. 23, And Then I Knew ‘Twas Wind: Chamber Music for a Changing Season. Aaron Grad gives us a glimpse into this…
August 30, 2012
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); the Washington Ensemble Theatre production of Bed Snake, featuring alumni Noah Benezra, Jessie Underhill,…
August 29, 2012
Byron Au Yong’s Stuck Elevator to premiere at A.C.T. Theatre in San Francisco 2013 will ring in a big premiere for Byron Au Yong, as San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater will debut his new work Stuck Elevator next April. Stuck Elevator is a comic-rap-scrap-metal-opera based on the true story of a Chinese restaurant deliveryman who was trapped in a Bronx elevator…
August 28, 2012
New Exhibition for Alum at Greg Kucera Gallery Dan Webb (AR ’91) has a new exhibition, Destroyer, at Greg Kucera Gallery, Inc. with a “First Thursday” opening reception scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 6 from 6 to 8 pm. In addition to a few resin works, the work in this exhibition marks a breakthrough in scale with five large-scale,…
August 27, 2012
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 full orientation schedule is here.
August 27, 2012
Cornish Receives Gift Of Baroque Music Collection Donation Enhances Artist Diploma In Early Music Cornish College of the Arts announced that it has received a donation of an extensive collection of baroque chamber music. The gift, courtesy of Joy Lewis and her late husband Urban J. Lewis, III, of La Jolla, California consists of over 1,000 published and unpublished works and encompasses the entire…
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