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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.

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October 5, 2018

Joyous Installation of President Raymond Tymas-Jones PhD

The formal installation of President Raymond Tymas-Jones PhD turned into a joyous event attended by friends and family of the President as well as the students, faculty, and staff of Cornish College of the Arts.

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October 1, 2018

Installation Ceremony To Be Held October 5

Dr. Raymond Tymas-Jones became the 10th president of Cornish College of the Arts on July 1, 2018. A formal installation ceremony will be held at the Moore Theatre in downtown Seattle on October 5.

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September 25, 2018

Diana Huey To Headline Gala

Diana Huey '08 will lead a stellar line-up of alumni at the 2018 Scholarship Gala at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Huey recently starred as Ariel in the national tour of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, following her premiere in the role at the 5th Avenue Theatre. Cornish News first spoke to her about the experience in 2016 and how she used her role to champion her message of making a world without racism and bigotry the norm.

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September 21, 2018

Nina Bice And Melanie Burgess Collaborate On Baskerville

Performance Production graduate Nina Bice '18 worked with assistant professor Melanie Burgess to create nearly 90 costume changes for the fast-moving "Baskerville" at Taproot Theatre in Seattle. The show plays through October 20, 2018. Bice is currently in San Francisco for a Fellowship at the American Conservatory Theater and sent us the following update on life after Cornish.

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September 19, 2018

2018/19 Dance Season Includes Special Cunningham Residency

The Dance Department of Cornish College of the Arts will present a number of shows in 2018/19 featuring student performances, student choreography, faculty work, and special guest artists. In the spring, the Dance Department will mark the 100th anniversary of its famous alumnus Merce Cunningham in collaboration with the Department of Dance at the University of Washington and the Merce Cunningham Trust.

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September 10, 2018

Alana Isiguen Joins Dance Department

Cornish College of the Arts Dance Department welcomed Alana Isiguen as our newest Assistant Professor in the Fall 2018 semester. She has trained, danced and taught in North Carolina, New York and California in techniques varying from ballet to somatics. Dance student Jessica Zynko spoke to Isiguen about her career and her plans for classes at Cornish.

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August 29, 2018

Yellow Fish Features Cornish Artists

Rollöfall will be performing a reiteration of “Stay For Tea,” her cumulative BFA project at Yellow Fish Durational Performance Art Festival, an event featuring multiple Cornish alumni and faculty this week.

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July 30, 2018

Fall Art Shows 2018

Along with student shows this fall, look for three major exhibitions featuring alumni, faculty, and 21st century Pacific Northwest art.

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July 26, 2018

Movies At The Mural Showcases Cornish Talent

For the second year, five works by Cornish students will be shown as part of the Seattle Center's Movies at the Mural.

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July 13, 2018

Cornish Hosts Chilean Scientists And Artists

What happens when artists and scientists bring their talents together from across continents? An explosion of novel intersections as evidenced by a recent collaboration between Cornish College of the Arts and the Chilean-based ASKXXI.

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July 12, 2018

Two Caryl Churchill Works In Fall 2018

As Cornish marks 100 years since the formation of the Theater department, five shows are scheduled that continue a tradition of theater as commentary on the human condition.

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June 15, 2018

Neddy Artist Awards Accepting Applications

The Neddy Artist Awards, established in 1996 by the Behnke family, honors the art, accomplishments and community involvement of Seattle painter and teacher Robert E. “Ned” Behnke (1948-1989). Since 2011, Cornish College of the Arts has overseen the program.

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June 8, 2018

Cornish Dancers Perform At Next Step

Look for students and recent graduates of the Dance Department at Pacific Northwest Ballet's "Next Step: Outside/In" on June 15. They will be performing a work by Bruno Roque.

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May 17, 2018

Cornish@Amazon Summer Concert Series 2018

From May 31 to October 11, catch Cornish students, alumni, faculty, and friends at the Van Vorst Plaza in South Lake Union. This free summer music series happens at noon on Thursdays.

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May 2, 2018

In Other Words: Celebrating Student Writing

On April 6, writing by students took center stage at Cornish. After months of planning, design and curation, the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Committee launched an inaugural two-week exhibition, In Other Words: Celebrating Student Writing.

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May 1, 2018

Tobolowsky To Give Commencement Address

The Commencement 2018 address will be given by Stephen Tobolowsky, who is a frequent visiting artist at Cornish. Also to be honored at the ceremony will be Spectrum Dance’s Artistic Director Donald Byrd, executive director of Hedgebrook Amy Wheeler, and alumni Greg Bennick ’94 and Kate Harmer ’05.

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April 26, 2018

BFA Exhibition 2018 Fills Campus

Filling galleries in multiple buildings at Cornish College of the Arts’ downtown Seattle campus, the BFA Exhibition 2018 features works from all graduating seniors in Cornish’s visual arts programs.

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April 18, 2018

Rehearsing With A Visiting Artist

Dance student Monica Kerr interviews Sarah Butler, a founding member of Ate9, who returned to Cornish to set an excerpt of Danielle Agami’s work "Vickie" for Cornish Dance Theater.

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April 6, 2018

Cornish Dance Theater Brings Alumni Back

For Spring 2018 Cornish Dance Theater, alumni Sarah Butler, Natascha Greenwalt, and Sam Picart are welcomed back to campus.

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March 22, 2018

Seven Spring Musicals and Plays

April's shows include two kid-friendly musicals, Shakespearean comedy, and the return of The Clown Show. Cornish alum HATLO collaborates with the students to create a brand new work as well.

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March 21, 2018

Music’s Universal Connections Inspire New Work

Composer Beth Fleenor wrote “Mycelium” for the March 25 concert celebrating Paul Taub’s 38 years of teaching at Cornish College of the Arts. When she was at Cornish, Taub encouraged her to connect with other musicians. Today, her new work celebrates music's universal connections.

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March 2, 2018

Messages from the President

Acting President Star Hang Nga Rush sent the following messages to the Cornish community following the shooting in Parkland, Florida.

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February 28, 2018

From Ideation To Deliverables – Students Become Educators

William Corley ’18 and other Interior Architecture seniors worked with the students from Gibson Ek High School. Corley provided the following article about the experience.

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February 11, 2018

Talking To Tobolowsky

Jonathan Peel '18 interviewed actor/writer Stephen Tobolowsky ("The Tobolowsky Files") during his fall visit to Cornish College of the Arts. Currently preparing his BFA thesis film, Peel received invaluable tips from Tobolowsky on the duration of the story, how to direct an actor, and more.

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February 2, 2018

Pat Hon’s Remarkable 40 Years At Cornish

Dance student Rebecca Betteridge '19 recounts the impact that Pat Hon has had on Cornish's Dance Department, alumni, and the local dance community. Hon retires this year, and her legacy will be celebrated following the April 21 performance of Cornish Dance Theater (more to come!).

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January 29, 2018

Exploring Joy At The Cornish Playhouse

Cornish Playhouse at the Seattle Center offers free space for artists to develop new projects in its Arts Incubator program at the Seattle Center.

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January 26, 2018

Working With Angus Oblong On The Victorian Hotel

For their senior BFA project, Performance Production’s John Tyndall ’18 and Becca Pauza ’18 decided to stage the Seattle premiere of The Victorian Hotel by Angus Oblong.