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Building João Vasco Paiva's 'Mausoleum' at Art Basel Hong Kong

By Whitney Yoerger
When Hong Kong-based Portuguese artist João Vasco Paiva needed a studio assistant to help with a large-scale sculpture for Art Basel Hong Kong, the news spread quickly by word of mouth. Jakarta-born painting student Novita Permatasari jumped on the opportunity.

Bienenstock Furniture Library: these chairs have our attention

By Tarana Mayes
When was the last time you felt loved by your chair? It’s a rare expectation from our furniture, but it’s possible. That's because good designers can imbue inanimate objects with human characteristics. The Honest Chair by Eny Parker, winner of the 2015 Bienenstock Furniture and Interior Design Competition, illustrates how this dynamic is achieved with something that we use every day, but rarely notice.

2015 CFDA/Teen Vogue Scholar targets the wild side of streetwear

By Tarana Mayes
Awarded the 2015 Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)/Teen Vogue Scholarship, the collection of streetwear designed by Savannah College of Art and Design sophomore Sang Lim Lee exists somewhere between urban Korea and the untamed Serengeti. The men’s line evokes the vibrant color, textures and details of the streetwear that Sang grew up seeing in Seoul, and was inspired by a documentary she watched on the Serengeti.

6Chix college improv troupe: ‘We’re just as funny.’

By Tarana Mayes
How does an improv comedy troupe warm up? There’s laughter, as one might expect. But, in the case of 6Chix, there’s also a dance party, spurred on by some of the best female empowerment anthems of all time.

The Ross Brothers return to SXSW with 'Western'

By Tarana Mayes
Western will be the third film in a row that Bill Ross (B.F.A., video/film, 2003) and Turner Ross (B.F.A., painting, 2003) have shown at SXSW, part of an acclaimed series of documentaries about the American experience that also includes the films 45365 and Tchoupitoulas.

Lessons from ‘The Breakfast Club’ with executive producer Andy Meyer

By Tarana Mayes
“Can I tell you the story of The Breakfast Club?” When one of two surviving members of the creative team behind The Breakfast Club offers to tell you how the enduring teen flick got made it’s not an offer you refuse, especially on the eve of the movie’s re-release in over 400 theaters this month for its 30th anniversary.

Finding creative talent: employers share 4 in-demand traits

By Tarana Mayes
More than 150 companies attended Savannah College of Art and Design’s annual career fair in search of the next great creative talent. They ranged from boutique outfits like animation house Bento Box Entertainment, to behemoths like Amazon and Proctor & Gamble.

Dirtbags dig up composting love in Detroit

By Tarana Mayes
Trust us, you’ll want to know this dirtbag. In this case, the dirtbag isn’t a person but a campaign designed by students Rebecca Antonucci (B.F.A., advertising, senior) and Stefanie Gomez (B.F.A., advertising, senior) to increase awareness and adoption of composting in Detroit. The Dirtbag Project is their answer to this challenge posed by advertising agency Team Detroit: create a ‘trashvertising’ campaign to boost urban farming and compost supply.

Weather Alert: SCAD Atlanta to operate on late start Feb. 26

By Tarana Mayes
Due to inclement weather, SCAD Atlanta will open for students, faculty and staff on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 11 a.m. Classes scheduled 8 – 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 26 will be rescheduled for Friday, March 6 . SCAD Atlanta transportation will resume operations on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 10:45 a.m., weather permitting. SCAD dining services will operate in the Hub on the weekend schedule tomorrow; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., and for dinner. Continue to monitor your email, cell phones, the SCAD Twitter feed and the blog.

UPDATED Weather Alert: SCAD Atlanta to be closed on Feb. 25

By Tarana Mayes
UPDATED: Feb. 25 For SCAD Atlanta students who wish to attend the SCAD Career Fair on Friday, Feb. 27 but have been affected by rescheduling of the Feb. 25 classes, please email careersatl@scad.edu with the subject line "Missing class for career fair in Savannah" by Thursday, Feb. 26 at 5:30 p.m. Once we receive your email, faculty will contact you with an alternative make-up date. Due to anticipated inclement weather, SCAD Atlanta will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 25 and resume operations on Thursday, Feb. 26, weather permitting.