Don’t Miss: Biennial Faculty and Alumni Illustration Program Show at California College of the Arts

by Admin on 09/26/2013

California College of the Arts’ Biennial Illustration Program Faculty and Alumni Show, a larger group show this time hung in the San Francisco campus’ former Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts gallery space, not only highlights the strength of the department’s staff, but also the variety of its students’ interests it accommodates and the multiple directions its distinguished alumni have taken with their degrees: from the street art genre to commercial design, inspiring creative entrepreneurship.”The Illustration Program strives to nurture relationships between students as well as the instructors,” Brynn Metheney (BFA Illustration, 2009) explains. “… Having a group of colleagues and friends to reach out to after graduation has been invaluable in keeping me motivated to work.”

It seems evident by this group show how the Illustration faculty has particularly challenged its students to connect their personal artistic perspectives to larger contemporary social, political, and economic issues, and expertly manifest this onto a wide array of media, from the digital to book arts with watercolor, paint, and pen. Lisel Ashlock (BFA Illustration, 2002) says, “The Illustration Program at CCA is… well rounded and thorough with a great balance of technique, concept, and the business aspects of illustration. Assignments span every type of project you could get as a professional, and the encouragement to explore different mediums is amazing.”

Biennial Faculty/Alumni Illustration Program Show will be at California College of the Arts, San Francisco Campus through September 28.