Audrey Chan Named Inaugural ACLU SoCal Artist in Residence

Artist, writer, educator and CalArts alum Audrey Chan (Art MFA 07) has been named the first-ever resident artist by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California (ACLU SoCal).  “Art has long played a vital role in advocacy for change and justice,” said ACLU SoCal Executive...

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On the Record: Poignant New Documentary Now Streaming Online

On Wednesday, May 27, Kirby Dick (Art BFA 76) and Amy Ziering’s investigative documentary On the Record becomes available to stream on HBO Max.  Directed and produced by Dick and Ziering, On the Record follows Drew Dixon, a former hip-hop executive who produced hit records for artists like...

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26th Annual Herb Alpert Award in the Arts Recipients Announced

On Friday, May 22, the Herb Alpert Foundation announced the recipients of the 2020 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts (HAAIA). Administered by CalArts since 1994, the awards recognize five mid-career artists pushing the boundaries of Dance, Film/Video, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts. Each honoree...

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Meet Chouinardian Gene Gill: ‘I Want to do Something for Art’

Teaching art and making art have been Gene Gill’s passions for most of his life. With a knack for drawing as a young boy, Gill grew up in Memphis, Tenn., and enrolled at Chouinard Art Institute in 1958 after four years in the Navy. He joined the military so that he could take advantage of the...

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