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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.

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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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September 4, 2018

Iida Releases New Book

Art alumna Lauren Iida ‘14 had a busy August, with the release of a new picture book, the creation of 30-foot long paper cut installation, and a new commission for the Washington Convention Center.

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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.