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November 17, 2017

Alumni-Powered Cornish Gala Raises $677K for Students

The 2017 edition of the Annual Cornish College Scholarship Gala, set against the sparkling backdrop of the Chihuly Garden and Glass and featuring famous alumnae, set a fundraising record for the event.

Held for the first time in the glittering, colorful Glass House of Chihuly Garden and Glass at Seatt...

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November 8, 2017

Alumni Entertain At Chihuly Garden and Glass

For the 2017 Scholarship Gala, the entertainment will be provided by Cornish College of the Arts’ alumni Lady Rizo ’99 and Amy O’Neal ’99.

Cornish’s 2017 Scholarship Gala at Chihuly Garden and Glass is set to be a glittering affair with...

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June 22, 2017

Film Festival Opportunities Found In LA

After graduating with a BFA in Theater, Kyle McAuley '11 found himself creating short films for a California film festival. This year, he is the committee chair for the “On Location” project of New Filmmakers Los Angeles and hopes to hear from other Cornish transplants.

Moving away from Cornish College of the Arts can be a challenge. The college prides itself on having...

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May 31, 2017

Jim Kent Finds His Dream Company In Whim W’Him

Jim Kent '05 has danced for a number of Seattle choreographers since graduation. A member of Whim W'him since 2010, he has appeared in more than 30 new works staged by that company, including the mammoth "Approaching Ecstasy" which places a choir of 40 men and women on stage with the dancers.

Appearing in the June 2017 performances of Approaching Ecstasy at the Cornish Playhouse will be...

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May 10, 2017

Creating Fables With A Baby Grand

Cornish Playhouse resident artists Ruth Marie Tomlinson (faculty), Fritz Rodriguez (alumni), John David Tomlinson, and Tania Kupczak have been deconstructing, cataloguing, rebuilding, and constructing fables of a Sohmer & Co. Baby Grand piano. The deconstruction began in November of 2016 and will culminate over Memorial Day weekend with a closing reception on May 25.

What do you do with a decommissioned piano? At Cornish College of the Arts, you turn it into art. In...

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April 27, 2017

Henry Art Show Reunites Alumni

“Fun. No Fun. Kraft Duntz featuring Dawn Cerny” at the Henry is three-quarters Cornish College of the Arts alumni. The Seattle-based artist/architect team of David Lipe, Matt Sellars ‘93, and Dan Webb '91, in collaboration with Dawn Cerny ’02, have created an installation for the Henry’s lower level gallery that will be on display through September 10, 2017.

David Lipe, Matt Sellars, and Dan Webb make up the artistic team known as Kraft Duntz. It’s a mix...

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April 13, 2017

Leslie Phinney Celebrates 35 Years Of “People First Design”

Leslie Phinney ‘79 is the Co-Founder, CEO and Creative Director of Phinney Bischoff, an integrated brand strategy and design firm with offices in Seattle, WA, and Sun Valley, ID. Throughout its 35-year history, Phinney Bischoff has had the privilege to work with many beloved Seattle brands, including BECU, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle Symphony, The 5th Avenue Theatre, and Woodland Park Zoo.

Her name is familiar for a reason: Leslie Phinney is the great-great-grandniece of real estate pione...

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March 14, 2017

Jobaris Casts Her Spell At On The Boards

Jessica Jobaris '97 and her collaborative collective General Magic use dance and theater as a quest into the human condition. Her work nurtures risk, mystery, absurdity, sensation of the body, and emancipation through imagination.

Since graduating from Cornish College of the Arts in 1997, Jessica Jobaris has been choreographing a...

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March 3, 2017

Silas James Selected For USITT Gateway Program

A recent graduate (December, 2016) Silas James has been selected to participate in the 2017 USITT Gateway Program. This program and the USITT Diversity Initiative are committed to expanding diversity within the performing arts by focusing on mentorships for designers, technicians, and managers. This is the second year in a row that a Cornish College of the Arts Performance Production student has been selected for this honor.

Silas James will attend the USITT 57th Annual Conference & Stage Expo in St. Louis, MO March 8 -...

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March 1, 2017

Alumni In The News - March

She studied art at Cornish but Colleen Atwood has gone on to become one of Hollywood's best known costume designers, receiving her fourth Oscar in 2017. Several other Cornish artists and designers were in the news in late February and March.

Ria Brodell '02 has a show opening March 3 at Gallery Kayafas in Boston, Ria Bro...

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February 22, 2017

Sale’s Theater Career Focuses On Teamwork

In 2016, Cornish College of the Arts’ graduate Courtney Sale was selected as the artistic director of Seattle Children’s Theatre, which was named one of the top five children’s theatres in the country in 2012.

Now halfway through her first season as artistic director of Seattle Children’s Theatre, Courtney...

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February 2, 2017

Alumni In The News - February

Lots of alumni success to report from New York City as well as shows closer to home.

Julia Sirna-Frest '05 is getting a lot of notice for her work in the title role in Porto&n...

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January 24, 2017

Recent Grad Boehlke Brings It For Velocity Challenge

Another Cornish grad on a fast track, Renee Boehlke, fresh from receiving her BFA in Dance, wins a Velocity Bridge Project Creative Residency. Projects begin Thursday, January 26.

Well, that didn’t take long. Renee Boehlke ’16 graduated in May. With the ink barely dry on...

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January 9, 2017

Alumni in the News - January

Cornish alumni have been busy: producing art, furthering their academic careers, making the world a better place, and winning awards. Find out where a Cornish education has taken them.

Design grad Grace Reyer '16  who also studied film at Cornish, wrote Film+Media Chair ...

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January 4, 2017

Veronica Lee-Baik and Company Reconstruct “Giselle”

Alumna Veronica Lee-Baik '98 covers much exciting new ground with her company, The Three Yells. On January 6-7, it's "Giselle Deconstruct." An appreciation of multiple disciplines and the ease of collaboration has kept her close to Cornish.

The photos are haunting: dancers crouching beneath clear plastic bins or encased in hoops, moving th...

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December 13, 2016

Music Graduate Reports On Life After Cornish

Jason McCauley was a well-known figure in Cornish’s administrative offices. His beautiful playing of the classics and his own compositions on the six-foot Steinway grand in the vestibule was the soundtrack to our work for several years. A graduate of the Music Department, McCauley has taken his BM and gone an exciting and unexpected direction: graduate study for a master’s degree in liberal studies at venerable, rigorous St. John’s College of Annapolis and Santa Fe. He plans to continue on to a doctorate. McCauley’s study is a vibrant reminder that Cornish teaches not just the arts, but the liberal arts.

From Jason McCauley, Class of 2016: I started at St. John's College right after graduation, in t...

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December 1, 2016

Huey Stars In Front of Hometown Crowd

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

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

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October 14, 2016

Don Darryl Rivera Comes Back To Cornish

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

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

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August 22, 2016

Senior Thesis on Lives of Artists of Color Goes Public

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

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

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July 10, 2016

The Woodwinds of Change: Music Grads Out in the World

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

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

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