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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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December 12, 2017

Nellie Cornish Lauded And Other News

Nellie Cornish is acknowledged as one of Seattle's earliest innovators; the Gala raises $677,000 for scholarships; remaining December events; and the Cornish community makes news nationally and internationally.

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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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