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SOIL to STUDIO exhibition documentation

Sasha Duerr’s Soil to Studio course introduces ideas of Slow Textiles, Slow Fashion, and plant-based color using the Oakland Campus’ Community Garden as its source of materials and inspiration. Her work combines a celebration of culture, ethnobotany, creative reuse, sustainability, and an innate sense of place. The garden, founded in 2009 by Susanne Cockrell (Community Arts) and Sasha Duerr (Textiles), grows an abundance of plants for community and curriculum uses; Including edible, medicinal, and pollinator plants on the Oakland Campus. Many of these plants grown have dye and fiber producing byproducts. Students from Soil to Studio helped to harvest the plants and dye the materials for this display, and for the Material Library’s collection. Additional colors were obtained from plants growing throughout the Oakland Campus. A Dye & Fiber Seed Library, initially started in a collaboration between Permacouture Institute and Soil to Studio in 2010- was given a finished home in 2016 in a project created by CCA O…

Creator(s): Angelo, Joseph; Duerr, Sasha; Dowling, Teri; Novak, Rosa
CCA/C subject: Works and shows
Status: Live|Last updated:June 15, 2017 1:22 PM
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Harry Ford and Ralph Borge

A drawing of Henry Ford (CCAC President from 1958-1984) by Ralph Borge (BFA '49, MFA '50, Faculty 1950-1988) made on the occasion of Ford's retirement as CCA president in 1984.

Creator(s): Stone and Steccati
Person(s) depicted: Ford, Harry Xavier, 1921-2008, Borge, Ra...
Status: Live|Last updated:May 4, 2017 1:58 PM
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Garden Sculpture

Faun sculpture on the Oakland campus created by student Hazel Z. Weller, 1926.

Creator(s): Weller, Hazel Z.
CCA/C subject: Campus views of buildings and architecture
Person(s) depicted: Weller, Hazel Z., Mrs., Bartlett, Nova A...
Status: Live|Last updated:February 24, 2017 11:31 AM
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Sculpture

Sculpture of a standing figure, with paper overlay detailing printing instructions taped to image front

Status: Live|Last updated:February 10, 2017 10:34 AM
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Sculpture

Abstracted standing figure sculpture, with paper overlay detailing printing instructions taped to image front

Status: Live|Last updated:February 10, 2017 10:30 AM
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Sculpture of reclining figure

Sculpture of reclining figure in a landscape with building ruins

Status: Live|Last updated:February 10, 2017 10:19 AM
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2016 Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon

On March 5th of 2016, the Simpson Library hosted California College of the Arts' 2nd annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon aimed at addressing the gender imbalance and skewed coverage of Wikipedia. Library staff and visitors spent the day writing articles on female artists and topics relating to women, feminism, and art.

Creator(s): Padgett, Alison; Conrad, Lisa
CCA/C subject: College events
Person(s) depicted: Bales, Amber, Conrad, Lisa, Dowling, Ter...
Status: Live|Last updated:January 11, 2017 2:46 PM
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2015 Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon

On March 7th of 2015, the Meyer Library hosted an Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon aimed at addressing the gender imbalance and skewed coverage of Wikipedia. Library staff and visitors spent all day writing articles on female artists and topics relating to women, feminism, and art.

CCA/C subject: College events
Status: Live|Last updated:January 11, 2017 2:44 PM
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Elah Hale Hays with students in the sculpture studio, 1957

Elah Hale Hays in the sculpture studio with students, 1957.

CCA/C subject: Faculty and students at work
Person(s) depicted: Hays, Elah Hale
Status: Live|Last updated:December 8, 2016 8:50 AM
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Casting in the foundry

Casting in the foundry, 1963.

CCA/C subject: Faculty and students at work
Status: Live|Last updated:December 7, 2016 5:05 PM
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