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'Ovation for Oscar' director on Cannes and fashion films

Rare projects require rare talent. To make the documentary Ovation for Oscar: An Exhibition at SCAD Museum of Art − about the first posthumous museum tribute to Oscar de la Renta − Savannah College of Art and Design chose one of its own.

Vivienne Westwood's conversation with André Leon Talley

Fashion luminary Vivienne Westwood ignited the punk movement, illuminating a path for generations of designers to come. Regardless of how Dame Westwood shines, she is obsessed with turning off the lights. It’s her way of conserving energy and protecting Mother Earth.  Upon receiving the André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award at Savannah College of Art and Design, a precursor to SCAD Fashion Show, Westwood used the occasion to deliver an impassioned acceptance speech on climate change.

Ask Vivienne Westwood: insights on the SCAD MOA exhibition

Vivienne Westwood traveled to Savannah College of Art and Design to receive the André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award. The fashion icon and activist joins a distinguished cohort of designers who have attended the student fashion show and exhibited their work at SCAD Museum of Art, and she’s the first to answer your questions submitted via social media.

Hong Kong's chalk-over

More than 50 student-artists gathered in the north parking lot of Savannah College of Art and Design in Hong Kong to participate in the Sidewalk Arts Festival, a tradition that connects the university's locations around the globe.   

SCAD descends on Tybee for Sand Arts sculpting contest

Savannah College of Art and Design students adorned Tybee Island, Georgia for the annual Sand Arts Festival, a sculpting contest that is a rite of spring. Angling for prizes totaling $11,400, the competitors had more than cash to spur them on.

Randi Zuckerberg uncomplicates social innovation

Randi Zuckerberg is a busy woman. She’s the former director of market development for Facebook, the founder and CEO of boutique marketing firm and production company Zuckerberg Media, an author and, in her words, the Zuckerberg “who graduated from Harvard.” Also a sought-after speaker, Zuckerberg recently visited Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta.

Adventure to a college Emmy

How do I travel for free and make this my job? Many ask this question, but Joey Katz (B.F.A., film and television, senior) answered it. Winner of a College Television Award, the Adventure Katz web series is the culmination of two years spent documenting shoe-string-budget trips to Europe, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Jacksonville, Florida. And those are just the episodes in the can.

Sandcastle like a pro: world champ teams up with students to sculpt Tybee

Master sand sculptor Ted Siebert’s enormous creations - more than 700 sculptures in 30 years – makes the practice of sandcastling look effortless. But the world record holder knows differently: the tools are simple but the techniques require skilled hands. A sand castle by Ted Siebert in Cape Town, South Africa. Courtesy of The Sand Sculpture Company.

Chalk it up to 30 years at Sidewalk Arts Festival

In today’s world of sophisticated gadgets and apps, simpler tools like chalk and cement wouldn’t seem capable of producing a wow moment. Yet 34 years after its start, the annual Sidewalk Arts Festival (April 25) still draws a mesmerized crowd and creates the rare occurrence of gridlock in Savannah.

Johannes Torpe: rock star of holistic design

From food to music to fashion, Copenhagen, Beijing and Padova, the practice of Danish designer Johannes Torpe is without borders. Or, as he says, holistic. It’s an approach rooted in his upbringing by an artist mother and musician father. He arrived at design by way of music, leaving home at 15 to become a professional drummer.

Lauren Bush Lauren feeds hunger with fashion

One of Fortune Magazine’s “Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs” and Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30,” Lauren Bush Lauren has mastered the art of ‘creating good products that help feed the world.’ Since launching FEED in 2004, Lauren has proved that unlimited good can come from aligning consumer tastes with social causes. The result: 87 million meals provided to children around the globe.

Livestream: One-of-a-kind rides by JT Nesbitt

Bienville Studios' lead designer JT Nesbitt drove his vehicle the Magnolia Special from New York to Los Angeles. It wasn’t your average drive because the 89-hour trip was powered purely by natural gas. What’s more, the car was crafted to be functional and to delight. It’s the result of a career spent pursuing the unconventional, one that began at Confederate Motorcycle, where Nesbitt created the Wraith and the G2 Hellcat.

Steven Alan's 'smart' growth story

As Steven Alan prepares his brand for further expansion, he’s reflecting on how he got his start. After launching in 1994, the American fashion force spun his unique approach into a global presence reaching 300 stores worldwide and an additional 22 U.S. shops that bear his name. Hear how he keeps evolving at SCADstyle (April 12-16). For now, we bring you this teaser.

Preview Fred Spector's furniture collection for High Point Market

Watch as the owner of Frederic Spector Design Studio shows how he creates award-winning residential furniture. In this demonstration, livestreamed here on Tuesday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m. EDT from the SCAD Museum of Art Theater, Fred Spector takes you inside the design process of collections like Avalon, a bedroom suite to be shown along with his new dining collection in Casana Furniture's showroom at High Point Market (April 18-23).

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

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.

The Ross Brothers return to SXSW with 'Western'

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.

Finding creative talent: employers share 4 in-demand traits

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.

deFINE ART 2015 honoree Xu Bing returns to SCAD

Savannah College of Art and Design honoree, Chinese artist Xu Bing, first visited SCAD ten years ago, well before the existence of SCAD Museum of Art, where his exhibition, “Things Are Not What They First Appear,” is showing through July 3. Then as now, the MacArthur Fellow and U.S. Department of State Medal of Arts recipient invigorated this community of emerging artists with his lecture and work.

In honor of Fashion Week: career advice from Oscar de la Renta

The debut of Peter Copping’s first collection as creative director of Oscar de la Renta at New York Fashion Week reminds us of the designer’s timeless advice to students of the industry. During his 2001 visit to Savannah College of Art and Design to accept the André Leon Talley Lifetime Achievement Award, Mr. de la Renta emphasized the importance of fresh ideas.

Loglines from aTVfest 2015

The star-studded line up of Savannah College of Art and Design’s third annual television festival sent #aTVfest trending. But true to the tag line – Go Behind the Screen - the buzz was as much about the people who make television as it was about the people on it. In addition to the actors, directors, producers, editors, show runners and programmers shared invaluable insights on the state of the industry. Below are some of the recurring themes that emerged from the panels and screenings.