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Cornish Presents Bill Irwin: On Beckett Sure, it’s Beckett, but this is no cosmic joke: Cornish welcomes Bill Irwin to the Rep October 27 for an evening centered on Samuel Beckett and his works. As part of the citywide Seattle Beckett Festival, Cornish College of the Arts, in association with the festival and Seattle University, presents…


Notion Building Festooned for Centennial As November 14, 2014, approaches, signs are beginning to appear — literally — celebrating 100 years of Cornish; first up, the venerable Notion Building. As Cornish’s centennial year rapidly approaches, the College has begun to bloom with graphics. The Notion Building, right at the center…


Monster-Slaying Comedy Opens Cornish’s Theater Season The Cornish Theater season opens with a fast and funny show about girl empowerment and the power of the imagination. In Qui Nguyen’s dramatic comedy She Kills Monsters directed by Desdemona Chiang, Agnes (Rebecca Flaherty) seeks to learn more about her little sister Tilly (Sharlaina Lowry) by playing…


Art Walk Displays Collaborative Work Platforms of Exchange, the Junior-Senior Collaborative Exhibitions, is an art walk that will lead viewers on a journey around the campus and the neighborhood. Some ideas for exhibitions are a lot bigger than a gallery can hold. Platforms of Exchange is a series of 12 exhibitions from collaborative junior/senior…


Light and Shadows Play in Iida Exhibition Lauren Iida’s cut paper works by their very nature play with positive and negative space; her new exhibition in Cornish’s Alumni Gallery takes the idea a step further. The new exhibition in the MCC’s Alumni Gallery is sharply lit, and that’s just right for casting sharp shadows…


Cornish Launches Film+Media Program This fall has seen the advent of a new program at Cornish, Film+Media; a new video highlights it and a first big project, Waco. As November 14, 2014, approaches and with it the 100-year anniversary of the founding of Cornish, a whole new approach to the teaching of the visual arts is gelling at the College.…


Cornish Alumni Open Seattle Rep Season It’s on AGAIN! Yay! The Vaudevillians, starring Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales (Jerick Hoffer and Richard Andriesson [TH’10]), lit up off-Broadway; now they’re opening the season at Seattle Rep. If you don’t have a ticket, buy one fast. If someone offers you one, grab it and hold…


Time to Explore Cornish Every year, Cornish College of the Arts welcomes prospective students to the campus to check out the facilities, meet other students, talk to faculty, observe classes, and learn more about what life at Cornish is like. “Explore Cornish” is comprised of an evening general information session…


Cornish Presents Lights Up the PONCHO in October Cornish Presents, will have the PONCHO Concert Hall jumping in the month of October, led off by Tai Murray, Trí Minh, and Johnaye Kendrick. If music is your thing, October is your month. In rapid succession, Cornish Presents will bring 10 performances to the storied stage of Kerry Hall, the PONCHO…


Cornish Radio Premieres Tangents: The Art of Conversation Mega-star Cornish profs Natalia Ilyin and Raymond Maxwell have teamed up with staffer Mark Bocek and Cornish Radio’s Griffin Boyd (MU ‘15) to start up a new program about conversation, Tangents. The first guest is impressive: Metropolis magazine editor Susan Szenasy, recently in Seattle for…


Interior Design Conference Brings Educators to Cornish Hosted by associate professor Julie Myers, an influential organization of interior designers and architects, IDEC, will gather at Cornish. On October 9 to 11, Cornish College of the Arts will be the site for “Conservation, Preservation, and Innovation: Interior Design Education and Practice in…


Cornish-Formed Band, Tomten, On the Road So you want to be a rock-and-roll star: Cornish alumni and friend, Baroque Pop band Tomten, worked it out on the road behind their new album. They haven’t exactly broken out yet. For Tomten, a band formed at Cornish, a national tour means the three of them in a van. No roadies, no entourage, and…


Tom Varner Releases New Album Cornish faculty member and master jazz French horn player Tom Varner has released a new album Nine Surprises: now it’s time to party. Tom Varner’s new album, Nine Surprises, is out already on cdbaby, but it’s not official without a bash. That can be had at the Royal Room in Columbia…


2014 Neddy at Cornish Exhibition Open The Neddy at Cornish has become one of the most prestigious awards in the Northwest; this year again, Reel Grrls captures the artists on video. The Opening of the 2014 Neddy at Cornish exhibition packed the Cornish Main Gallery on September 10. The exhibition, which runs through October 18, includes…


Dominguez Does Double Duty at SPT For Cornish graduate Marquicia Dominguez (TH ‘12), Seattle Public Theater’s latest production challenges the audience to stop regulating racism, and the violence that it inspires, to the past. Dominguez serves as both a cast member and the dramaturge of this production of Jacqueline Goldfinger’s…


Honored with a Teeny Award! President Nancy J. Uscher was on hand to accept a Teeny Award during in a gala ceremony on September 20 at EMP Museum. Created by Seattle’s TeenTix, the annual Teeny Awards serve as a local Teen Choice Awards for arts events and organizations. In particular, the awards recognize those organizations…


Cornish Centennial Gala Special Guest: Mary Lambert Capitol recording artist and Cornish alumna Mary Lambert will headline the Centennial Gala at the Paramount Theatre on November 14. Three years after she graduated from Cornish College of the Arts, Mary Lambert was nominated for a Grammy and signed to Capitol Records. With her first full-length album,…


Alumni And Faculty Fill Current Seattle Fringe Festival The Seattle Fringe Festival opens tonight (Sept. 17) with 22 new productions, many featuring Cornish alumni and faculty. The event occupies Annex Theater, Eclectic Theater, the NW Film Forum, and the newly-opened Calamus Auditorium at Gay City Arts, all within easy walking distance of each other in Seattle’s…


Centennial Gala Guest:  Miwa Matreyek Miwa Matreyek will open The Centennial Gala with a luminous multimedia work on November 14 at the Paramount Theatre. An internationally acclaimed multimedia artist, Matreyek returns to Cornish after enchanting audiences last spring with her mind-bending blend of projections, shadows, and visual storytelling…


Greg Ruby Revels in Prohibition-Era Jazz With The Rhythm Runners, “hot jazz club” guitarist Greg Ruby (MU ’03) indulges his passion for vintage jazz while working steadily. September 13 brings a concert at Washington Hall. Yes, there’s nothing like a glass filled with a fine, peppery-leathery red to relax before taking…


4th Annual Seattle Design Festival Offers Plenty of Free Events The fourth annual Seattle Design Festival runs Sept. 5 to 19 at various locations including Cornish College of the Arts and the Seattle Public Library’s Central Branch downtown. The festival is the largest design-related event in the Pacific Northwest, bringing together an estimated 10,000 attendees…


Cornish at Fred Hutch, Year 10 Opening with a reception on September 5, the 10th annual Cornish at Fred Hutch exhibition will show the work of alumni through May 31, 2015. Seattle is nationally known as a center for the arts and as a major hub for medical research. Neighbors in the city’s South Lake Union area, Cornish College…


Angels Appear At Cornish Playhouse “When is Marya going to come down in her wings?” whispered one Cornish student to another during a recent performance of Intiman Theatre Festival’s “Angels in America: Millennium Approaches.” Like many professional theater productions in Seattle, this revival of Tony Kushner’s…


Taub Tours Germany With SMC Cornish faculty member Paul Taub spent part of his summer touring Germany with the Seattle Men’s Chorus. The company selected “For a Look or a Touch,” an original work which premiered in Seattle, to be part of this concert series. With music by Jake Heggie and libretto by Gene Scheer,…


How Agustina Discovered She Can Go to Cornish NOW Agustina Robinson experienced Summer at Cornish, an opportunity made possible by a meeting between her mother and Cornish staffer Patrice Edwards. Patrice Edwards, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, was excited to share an email titled: “How Agustina discovered she can go to Cornish…


SLU Block Party Scores 17K for Cornish UPDATE: Good news for Cornish students: the South Lake Union Block Party was not only a blast, it raised $17,000 for the College’s Scholarship Fund. Three alumni-rich bands filled the air with music, Cornish swag flew off the table in the College’s booth, and supporters ate their way through…


Gustin a Fixture at NYU Program For two summers, music senior Mitchell Gustin has traveled to New York to take part as a student in IMPACT, a program of NYU Steinhardt; this summer, he’s on staff. For a student like Mitchell Gustin (MU ‘14), dedicated to collaboration in the arts, New York University’s Interactive…


Public Portion of Cornish’s New Building Takes Shape When the new structure is finished, it will have a residence tower and new studios while the base will become a “living room” for Cornish; it’s all becoming very real. Go out and stand on the corner of Terry and Lenora; right in front of you, the dream is becoming a reality shaped in…


14/48 Projects Feature Cornish Connections 14/48: The World’s Quickest Theater Festival, starting this weekend, is a theater free-for-all that you shouldn’t miss; as usual, it has attracted a large and adventurous Cornish contingent. So what does it mean to claim you’re The World’s Quickest Theater Festival (TWQTF)?…


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.…


Listen to Cornish President on KING FM Cornish President Nancy Uscher can be heard on Musical Chairs, Classical KING FM 98.1, on August 1 at 7 p.m. Each week, Musical Chairs features a different guest from the Northwest Arts scene. The selected guest joins co-host Mike Brooks to share favorite classical works in a show described by the station…


Cornish Alumnus Called Rising Star Current Cornish adjunct faculty member and Cornish alum Eyvind Kang (MU ‘93) was named “Rising Star Jazz Violin” in DownBeat magazine’s 62nd annual critics poll. More than 154 critics participated in the poll, which was published in the magazine’s August issue. Last year,…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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…


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 sunny.…


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…


NPR’s “From the Top” Program Taped at Cornish Airs Nationwide Taped at Cornish College of the Arts, the Seattle stop of NPR’s From the Top will air across America the week of June 16, including in the Puget Sound region on Saturday, June 21, at 7:00 PM, on Classical KING FM. On the very stage where for years students demonstrated their progress for Nellie…


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 can be. A glimpse of what is possible at Cornish is available in the collaboration…


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 Playhouse at Seattle Center to do a spot on the…


John Cage’s “Indeterminacy” Celebrated in Scholarship Award At Cornish, genius composer John Cage established himself as a maverick; the awarding of his namesake scholarship with the role of a die celebrates that reputation. The single, red-plastic cube tumbled and clattered across the tabletop. It came to a stop on the heavily figured hardwood surface with a…


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 of his. Though he’d probably be OK with that. He might even be delighted. He doesn’t…


Alumni Sightings:  A Couple of Geniuses and a White House Visit Alumni high notes: Mary Lambert sings at the White House, Hoffer and Rawlings nominated for Genius Awards. A few short days ago, the members of the Cornish graduating class of 2014 were encouraged to keep reaching for their dreams.  They only have to look at the recent successes of several Cornish…


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 the gallery in Cornish’s Beebe Building, where it is part of this year’s BFA Design…


Congratulations to the Class of 2014! The Class of 2014 marches into the history books, and President Uscher confers honorary doctorates upon Tony Kushner and Deborah F. Rutter. One hundred and fifty-nine students made the transition from Cornish undergraduates to Cornish alumni in Seattle’s McCaw Hall on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Amid…


Annual Art and Design BFA Exhibition Open With open doors through May 24, this year’s Art and Design BFA Exhibition adds an exclamation point to EXPO 14. The 2014 Art and Design BFA Exhibition is EXPO 14’s capstone event; the exhibition features the work of Cornish’s graduating seniors, showcasing their contributions as professional…


From EXPO to Commencement: Another Class Becomes Alumni Cornish welcomes a new class of alumni, the graduates of 2014; meet a few of them through their EXPO 14 profiles It’s such a thin line that if it weren’t for the pomp of the Cornish commencement, it might slip by without notice: the transition from student to alumnus. One day you’re…


“Interventions” Brings Art to Nature In the woods of Clark Lake Park, Cornish students create works that draw the viewer towards a deeper appreciation of nature. The weather was struggling towards a beautiful spring day on April 26, a little chilly, but bright. At a park near Kent, 20 miles south of Seattle, Cornish assistant professor…


Seeing Art through Dance and Music An enthusiastic audience packed the Cornish Main Gallery to experience an innovative collaboration between dance and music and the visual arts. A crowd surged into the Main Gallery at Cornish, which was showing works by Art faculty members Bob Campbell and Preston Wadley. The people were there not only…


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 career in theater. Only a few years later, she has won one of the most prestigious awards available to…


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 have their eyes on the many incredible tech-savvy firms that dot Seattle, Sarah Xanthakis (DE ’14)…


Going with the Flow Cornish dancers join others across the country as part of the National Water Dance project. On April 12 at precisely 1:00 p.m., first-year dance students from Cornish danced across a footbridge on the south shore of Lake Union, their choreography synchronized with dancers across the country, all of whom…


EXPO Profile: Actor Anthony Simmons Edward F. Limato Scholar, San Diego native, and grad school aspirant, Cornish junior Anthony Simmons shines as Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. For actors in the Theater Department, their junior year is devoted to work on the classics. So it’s no surprise to find junior Anthony Lee Simmons…


And the Word Is Good in Godspell Godspell at Raisbeck: Jesus rediscovered, deepened, in a new production of the 1970s off-Broadway hit musical. Whatever happened to “hippie Jesus”? That comforting proponent of peace is hard to find, overrun as we are of late by meaner, harder “Jesuses” thrust on us by some Christian…


Vive La Conversation Innovative Curricula at Cornish: An Art History Class Explores the Art of Conversation with “The Salon: A Game of Conversation” At a time when public discourse has become often strident and stripped of meaning and as an unending shower of information pours down on our lives from computer…


EXPO Profile: Dancer Alexandra Maricich Alexandra Maricich has a part in Cornish Dance Theater Spring 2014 concert, but her most important role may be in the fight against memory loss. Of all the arts, none would seem to be more absorbed with youth, grace, beauty, strength, and perfection than dance. It’s all the more poignant, then,…


Cornish Spring Productions Play Well at Seattle Center Cornish has grown closer to Seattle Center now the Playhouse is part of its campus; the opening of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Fuente Ovejuna show how far the relationship has come. Lovers of classic drama are in for a double-barreled treat at Seattle Center this spring. The Cornish Theater Department…


Cornish Dance Theater Springs Forward The Cornish Dance Theater Spring 2014 Concert features choreography by Iyun Ashani Harrison, Jamie Karlovich, Zoe Scofield, and Deborah Wolf. Cornish Dance Theater, the performing ensemble of the Dance Department at Cornish College of the Arts, will present its much anticipated spring concert on Friday…


EXPO Profile: Violist Seth May-Patterson BM candidate and professional touring violist Seth May-Patterson performs Bach for his April 18 senior recital. Everyone has followed Cornish alumna and Grammy nominee Mary Lambert’s successes, including her date on the Tonight Show. As the camera panned over the string section backing Mary up…


Guillermo Gomez-Peña Shakes Up Neddy at Cornish Delivering a performance-based talk on “imaginary activism,” iconic artist Guillermo Gomez-Peña attacked barriers at the Frye. Imaginary activism — that’s what Guillermo Gomez-Peña was doing when he lifted the big plastic megaphone to his lips, pointed it at the packed…


Music Series Features MacArthur Fellow Chase Claire Chase, who the New Yorker calls “the young star of the modern flute,” brings her virtuoso playing to the PONCHO. As a musician, your press doesn’t get any better than this: “extravagant technique, broad stylistic range and penetrating musicality,” writes the New York…


New Student Day 2014 Newly admitted students meet other newly admitted students, get a first look at their new lives at Cornish. Newly admitted Cornish students and their families and friends gathered at the beautiful Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center for New Student Day 2014. Welcomed by President Nancy J. Uscher, nearly…


Women in Music at PONCHO Saturday April 13, brings Women in Music to the PONCHO Concert Hall; featured are works by composition faculty members Emily Doolittle and Janice Giteck. For composer and Cornish faculty member Emily Doolittle, equality in music has not come as fast as it should have. Despite years of progress, programs…


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 History, after all, will decide that issue in years to come), but in that he is so singularly focused…


The Secret Garden Opens at the Playhouse Director Timothy McCuen Piggee calls The Secret Garden a story of renewal and reunion; the EXPO featured musical is set to open on April 9. The Secret Garden is set to open April 9 on the Main Stage of the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center. The winner of multiple Tony Awards for its successful run…


EXPO Profile: Visual Artist Reilly Sinanan Senior Reilly Sinanan is an artist searching for a language as he prepares for his part of EXPO’s BFA exhibition. It doesn’t seem possible that Reilly Sinanan (AR ‘14) has not yet graduated. He has been working so steadily outside the confines of Cornish that many must assume he’s…


Behind the Scenes of “The Secret Garden” Video by choreographer Dannul Dailey offers a rare peek behind the scenes as The Secret Garden is loaded into The Cornish Playhouse It’s not something that’s normally shared, but it may contain some of the most fascinating moments of a theatrical production: the load-in. “Load in”…


EXPO Profile: Andrea Phillips, Costume Designer for The Secret Garden Cornish has a lot riding on the success of EXPO and The Secret Garden; the costumes are in the able hands of their designer, Cornish senior Andrea Phillips Not just anywhere does a student get the opportunity to design the costumes for a major production; at Cornish, she does. When The Secret Garden…


Gift Launches Provost’s Discretionary Fund Cornish Provost Moira Scott Payne: local foundation establishes a discretionary fund for the provost to benefit academic programs. Cornish College of the Arts has received a significant gift to establish the Provost’s Discretionary Fund for Academic Programs. The commitment, from a local foundation…


Student Drag Show a Blowout Success Artistry, Creativity, Craziness, “Awesomeness,” come out big-time at 2014 Cornish Student Leadership Council Drag Show What would you expect from a show put on by students who know how to act, sew, paint, light, compose, cue and choreograph? Awesomeness. The annual Cornish Drag Show is exactly…


iET+i presents Timothy Weaver at the Playhouse Studio Timothy Weaver, a former life scientist, creates immersive, hypnotic work around disappearing habitat and species; iET+I brings him to Cornish to show his most recent projects. Timothy Weaver’s recent interactive installation, live cinema, video and sonic projects have been featured at all over…


Faculty Exhibit Sabbatical Work Three artists, two galleries, one fantastic experience: faculty sabbatical exhibitions open in the Main and Alumni galleries. Cornish faculty members are working artists, but with a full plate of classes to teach, it’s not always easy to put together bodies of work. That’s where the sabbatical…


Cornish Breaks Ground for New Residence Hall With ground officially broken, Cornish College of the Arts begins construction on a game-changing residence hall in the fastest growing part of downtown Seattle. A lot of questions were answered about Cornish’s staying power with several shovels-full of Denny Triangle dirt. What seemed a near impossible…


Merit Scholars Exhibit Work Merit Awards and Exhibition 2014: The Art Department’s top students vied for annual Merit Award scholarships; those selected recently exhibited their work in Cornish’s |_ Gallery. To have a chance at having your work shown at the Art Department’s annual Merit Awards Exhibition, you…


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 he defines himself as an artist, it’s how he strives to place himself in the art world and, most importantly,…


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 chain of being. The Relay Series is currently found on the department’s page…


REALLY Breaking the 4th Wall Follow a Cornish directing class right out the theater door and into a new way of looking at drama as students produce “site specific” scenes. When you see a bunch of Cornish students moving purposefully through the halls, it’s a good bet there will be something interesting happening…


Harrison, Texas Opens at Raisbeck Harrison, Texas: stoking the fires of romance, small-town Texas style in two short Horton Foote plays opening February 26 at Raisbeck Performance Hall. Looking at the rough road young relationships so often bump along, it’s amazing the species is able to endure. In Harrison, Texas, Pulitzer Prize-…


Robert C. Jones Retrospective Open at Cornish CLOSING SOON: With works of “passion, pure vision and immersive color,” Robert C. Jones lights up the Cornish Main Gallery. UPDATE: Don’t miss this important retrospective of a major NW artist closing March 8. In reading background on the work of Robert C. Jones, the word that comes…


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 of this year’s Design for Social Change charrette. The project title the four…


Student Designs on Display Performance Production Theater Graphics class designs are on display in the MCC: the models impress. Stage designers need tools to sell a client on a design, and when the sale is made, they need to be able to move into production. Creating attractive and effective renderings and models are the top tools…


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 Museum (SAM) as an intern, Cornish alumna Gabriela Ayala (AR ’13) pitched…


Darrow Presents Paper on Diderot, Chardin Lovers of art history currently in Chicago: Cornish’s Elizabeth Darrow will be presenting a paper on Diderot and Chardin. Jacque Barzun has said that one can be considered well read without having turned to the work of Denis Diderot. This was a tough admission for him to make, given that the late…


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 one that has unfolded slowly, and that with lots of hard work by Wallich and The…


New Works Festival Opens For three weekends starting February 7, real theater fans can go behind the curtain and see how a dramatic work begins at the Winter New Works Festival. This is how it’s done, new play development. The Cornish Winter New Works Festival is a unique opportunity to see the creation of new theater.…


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 Iida (AR ’14) and Bradley Taylor (AR ’12) would end up as collaborators. Iida’s work is…


Cable Griffith’s Quest Open at G Gibson Quest, the new exhibition of Cable Griffith’s work, is now open; artist reception on February 6 Maybe you’re familiar with the following sensation. You’ve just watched an intense movie and now you’re leaving the cinema. You walk through the front doors and, for a disconcerting…


Now Open: 2014 Neddy at Cornish Call for Applications The call for applications is now open for the Neddy at Cornish, the annual artist award program founded in memory of Robert E. (“Ned”) Behnke. This year, two area artists will each be awarded $25,000, money available to support their work given in memory of Robert E. (“Ned”) Behnke…


iET+I Brings Matreyek to Cornish iET+I treats Seattle audiences to the transcendent shadow art of Miwa Matreyek with Myth and Infrastructure, a live performance with projected animation. From the flickering of ancient campfires to the philosophical analogies of Plato’s cave to kids with a flashlight and a bed sheet, shadows have…


OCS “Cue”-Up Party Let’s Party: Our Creative Society (OCS) kicks off on Friday with Cue, an opening party featuring Katie Kate and Amy O’Neal When Our Creative Society gets down to business at 9 a.m. Saturday morning, things will be serious and thought-provoking — a good reason to party the night before.…


Cornish Community Well Represented in Gypsy Rose Lee Awards Mootz, Hoffer, Abaoag and Thone lead Cornish winners in the Gypsy Rose Lee Awards. It’s still the top of the year, and that means award show season. In Seattle, excellence in the theater is rewarded by the Seattle Theater Writers with their Gypsy Rose Lee Awards. This year the Cornish community…


INCITE•INSIGHT presents Katinka Bock at Henry INCITE•INSIGHT, the Cornish-Henry Gallery partnership, presents German sculptor Katinka Bock the Henry. Katinka Bock, exhibiting artist at the Henry, will speak and meet patrons at INCITE•INSIGHT, Thursday, January 30 at the Henry Galler. A Paris-based German sculptor, Bock comes to the Henry…


Jenifer Ward Named Provost and Dean of Centenary College Jenifer K. Ward, Ph.D., Dean of the College at Cornish College of the Arts, has been named Provost and Dean of the College at Centenary College of Louisiana, located in Shreveport.  Centenary College of Louisiana is a Tier 1 Liberal Arts College and is a member of the Associated Colleges of the…


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 and the little golden chachkas have all been handed out: the 2014 Grammys are in our collective…


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 contemporary dramas marked 2013 in Seattle theater,” begins the announcement of…


Lease Signed, Playhouse Officially Joins Cornish Campus With a freshly signed lease for the historic Playhouse, Cornish and Seattle Center formalize a vital new partnership to forward the arts. President Nancy J. Uscher and Seattle Center Director Robert Nellams have signed a lease placing the Playhouse at Seattle Center in the care of Cornish College 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 this past Friday, Mary Lambert (MU ’11) could check off another important box on her climb to stardom, an…


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 at Cornish. On Saturday, January 11, National Portfolio Day (NPD) will be held at Cornish for Seattle and the…


2014 Is Here — With It, Cornish’s Centennial Year Centennial Watch: 100 years ago today, a beaten Nellie Cornish was in Alturas, Calif., pondering her next move: before the year was out, she had founded a new school. Happy Old Year! January 1, 1914, found music teacher Nellie C. Cornish in tiny, out-of-the-way Alturas, Calif., at her father’s…


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…


Blick Scholars’ Art on Display Through January 20: the work of six Cornish art students awarded Blick Scholarships is now on display at the Blick Art Materials store on Capitol Hill. Blick Art Materials is a favorite source of art supplies for Cornish students and a major contributor to scholarships; now it’s a gallery for their…


Insight Magazine Now Available On Line Cornish’s Insight magazine has been out in print for a while now, but not everybody has access to that — solution: read Insight on line. For those who are on the list to receive Insight, the Cornish magazine, what’s in the Fall 2013 issue is old news. But there are a lot of people who…


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 globe, it’s midwinter— time for many to celebrate warmth, hope, light, friends and family. As…


Sally Skinner Behnke Remembered Cornish says goodbye to a good friend. The Cornish community was saddened to receive news this past week of Sally Skinner Behnke’s death at the age of 90. Sally Behnke leaves behind a close family in the Skinners and Behnkes, all of whom have a distinguished record of service to Seattle. A vital…


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 to have gifts delivered fast from your Internet shop — or stoop to the nearly unthinkable,…


Happy Holidays? I Got Your “Happy Holidays” Right Here: Unwrapped. Unwrapped! Tired of this “special time of year” already? Nothing says holiday cheer like two bitter queens and a pitcher full of martinis. Whether your solstice holiday is centered on red-nosed house-breaking elves, bizarre rune-covered tops or baskets of vegetables, you know you already…


Senior Cabaret Opens, Tasteless/Appetites Theater Seniors cut loose with a free cabaret performance, Tasteless/Appetites, plunging into the Wonder Bread world of Lawrence Welk. “Squeaky clean”: The Lawrence Welk Show was the classic television variety show that defined the term.  From 1955 through 1982, the show presented…


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 Studio Concepts class runway show, Core Collection. Outrageous wearable art is the product on…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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…


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.…


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?…


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,…


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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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.…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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.


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.


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.


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,…


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.


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.


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.


Student-Faculty Collaboration Blooms as CD Release August Ruins, out on Navona Records, is a remarkable collaboration between former student, current alumnus Peter V. Stevens and a faculty member Paige Stockley—and a testament to what a Cornish music education can be. deepfreeze story.


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.


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.


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: 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.


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