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March 13, 2019

John Wilson: A Lifelong Collaborator

As we celebrate Theater's centennial, we look back at the people who created a singular department through their dedication and scholarship. Retiring after more than thirty years of teaching, John Wilson was one of those who embodied and carried on the vision of Nellie Cornish to educate "citizens, artists, and innovators."

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March 11, 2019

Cornish Seeks New Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost

This spring, Cornish College of the Arts launches a search for a new Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost to join its leadership team.

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March 5, 2019

Behind the Scenes at the Winter New Works Festival

Theater student Winter Mallon was assigned the stage management of an original work in her first year. Working on "The Pigs in Trenchcoats" as a part of Cornish’s Winter New Works Festival, she gained new insights into the strenuous task of working behind the scenes.

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March 4, 2019

Theater Ends 100th Season With Seven April Shows

Theater ends their centennial year with seven student productions including the spring musical Jesus Christ Superstar. Rehearsals are going strong in all available spaces for three weeks of theater starting April 4 including two musicals, generative works, and the return of O!Fest.

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March 1, 2019

Terpsichore’s Landing 2019: Student Choreographed, Performed, and Produced

Cornish College of the Arts presents Terpsichore’s Landing 2019 on March 31 featuring choreography, performances, and production by Cornish College of the Arts students. For more than 20 years, Terpsichore’s Landing has been a tradition of Cornish's Dance Department. This student produced event showcases a variety of creative works.

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February 25, 2019

Exploring the Creative Legacy of Merce Cunningham

As part of the international Merce Cunningham Centennial, and in collaboration with the Merce Cunningham Trust, the dance departments of Cornish College of the Arts and University of Washington present the fruits of a two-week immersion in Cunningham’s innovative and influential practices in chance operations in April.

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February 25, 2019

The History Of A Photo

As we begin to celebrate Merce Cunningham's centennial, we look back at the performance of the "3 Inventories of Casey Jones" and the creative collaborations brewing in the Cornish Dance Department during Cunningham's time as a student.

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February 15, 2019

Class of 2019 Showcased In Dance BFA Concert

Sixteen works will be presented over two days, February 16 and 17, at the Cornish Playhouse. The Dance BFA Concert features Dance's class of 2019 as choreographers and performers in a variety of styles.

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February 14, 2019

Winter Delays Winter New Works

Snow closures last weekend delayed the opening of Cornish's 2019 Winter New Works Festival. But with a few adjustments, the entire festival kicks off this weekend with two shows.

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February 7, 2019

Tuition Reset Garners National Attention

In January, Cornish College of the Arts announced a tuition reset for 2019-20. As the first college in Seattle to do this -- and the first arts college nationally -- the announcement quickly garnered attention from the press. Following are the reactions from around the country.

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January 30, 2019

Faculty Music Spotlight Weekend

Three concerts in three days featuring the multi-talented music faculty in performance. Catch them all at PONCHO on February 22 through February 24.

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January 29, 2019

Cornish Announces a Tuition Reset for Fall 2019

Cornish College of the Arts resets its tuition for 2019-20 to make our institution more accessible and address long-term student loan debt. “It is critical that we continuously focus on improving access to a Cornish education. I am proud that Cornish is a leader in this area, as the first arts college in the country to implement a tuition reset," says President Raymond Tymas-Jones PhD.

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January 28, 2019

Veronica Lee-Baik: A Woman in Charge

Current Dance student Rebecca Betteridge interviews graduate Veronica Lee-Baik '98 and members of her company in the following article. Lee-Baik's company, The Three Yells, performs her latest work, "A Crack In The Noise," on February 1 and 2 at the Cornish Playhouse.

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January 25, 2019

Chau’s Artwork Graces Northwest Folklife Festival Poster

Recent graduate Monyee Chau ‘18 was selected as the poster artist for the 2019 Northwest Folklife Festival. With their 2019 cultural focus of “Youth Rising,” the Festival’s programming will showcase and amplify youth voices through curated performances, artwork, and panels created for the youth, by the youth.

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January 24, 2019

Publicizing A Need For Change

Cornish design students created posters for a show addressing numerous violations of human rights. The exhibit, entitled "Human Rights 70 Years on," was displayed at the Cornish Gallery from November 30 to December 8, 2018. The show was also digitally displayed at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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January 22, 2019

Cornish Student Brands Uptown

When the Uptown Arts & Culture Coalition (UACC) went looking for their brand, they turned to Cornish College of the Arts’ Design Department for help. More than half dozen students submitted designs and Seattle Sims’ work was selected to brand UACC

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January 15, 2019

Raisins 2019 Evolves From Student Project

"Raisins in a Glass of Milk" started as a senior project at Cornish. Since then, it has been performed at 18th and Union as well as part of Cornish Presents series at the Alhadeff Studio. The 2019 edition, entitled "Raisins," will be presented at Taproot Theatre, February 14-17, with an all female cast. This version will be directed by co-creators Lexi Chipman '16 and Maya Burton '16.

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January 8, 2019

Spring Events On Capitol Hill, In South Lake Union, And At Seattle Center

Forget the Seattle Squeeze! You can find Cornish events close to home wherever you live in the city. Cornish College of the Arts will produce more than one hundred events this spring, all easily accessible by transit, at its venues on Capitol Hill, in South Lake Union, and at the Seattle Center.

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January 3, 2019

Climate Change, Soup, And Other Artistic Collaborations

The Cornish Playhouse Arts Incubator Residency encourages artists to collaborate with others outside of their genre in the creation of new works. This year's residency program features scientists and cooks as well as artists from all genres working together.

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December 10, 2018

Reconstructing The Binary Through All Female Productions

First year Theater student Winter Mallon found this fall's Theater productions illuminated points taught in her Humanities & Sciences classes. "Vinegar Tom" and "Men on Boats" both used of all female casts made clear the futility of a power structure based around gender.

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December 5, 2018

Students And Alumni Journey To Cambodia

In early 2019, students from the Art and Film journey to Cambodia under the leadership of Professor Robert Campbell and artist Lauren Iida, a Cornish College of the Arts' graduate.

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December 4, 2018

Scores of Sound Expands To South Lake Union

Music’s popular three-day event, Scores of Sound, now takes up even more space on campus, with performances scheduled for Commons, Nellie’s Cafe, and, of course, Kerry Hall and PONCHO.

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November 26, 2018

Dancing In The Nutcracker

Cornish Preparatory Dance holds their classes and performances in the same spaces as Cornish College of the Arts' Dance Department. This year, college sophomore Reid Rayfield joins the cast of Cornish Preparatory Dance's Nutcracker and talks about that experience.

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November 19, 2018

Trojan Women And The Founding Of Cornish Theater

No single drama has quite the connection to Cornish history as "The Trojan Women." The Chicago Little Theatre tour led directly to the founding of Cornish's Theater Department and its enduring commitment to producing timely, relevant works.

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November 6, 2018

Cornish Dance Theater Fall 2018

The Cornish Dance Theater Fall 2018 Concert, November 17-18, features the work of guest artist Alicia Mullikin, and Cornish faculty members Alana Isiguen, Wade Madsen, and Michele Miller.

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October 31, 2018

Platforms of Exchange 2018

A collaborative exhibition, Platforms of Exchange fills three galleries at Cornish College of the Arts. Four groups of juniors and seniors in Art created the exhibitions in a student-led response to a series of prompts. Opening night is November 2, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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October 29, 2018

Gala Raises Record-Breaking Amount For Scholarships

The 2018 Scholarship Gala exceeded all expectations, setting a new record with more than $1 million raised for scholarships. President Raymond Tymas-Jones PhD was joined by special guest artists Sam Picart '13, Diana Huey '08, and SassyBlack '08 at the sold-out event.

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October 15, 2018

Statement From President Tymas-Jones

Cornish students staged a protest on October 15 with the major issue being the College’s handling of Title IX complaints, which deals with sexual misconduct and gender discrimination. All those involved in the protest were invited into the office of the President to discuss their concerns. He then issued the following response to all students.

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October 11, 2018

2018 Neddy Artist Awards Winners Announced

This year's winners of the 2018 Neddy Artist Awards are Lakshmi Muirhead and Timea Tihanyi. Works by the winners and all the finalists will be shown in November at the Cornish Playhouse Gallery at the Seattle Center.

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October 10, 2018

Josh Rawlings On Keeping Music Magic Alive

GRAMMY-Nominated pianist, composer and producer Josh Rawlings '05 returns to Cornish College of the Arts on October 11 as part of the Pivot Convocation series. Joining him on the stage at PONCHO will be GRAMMY-award winner and producer Ryan Lewis.