Events posts

Making 'i feel ya' with André 3000 Benjamin

Dr. Dre and Apple. David Byrne and color guard. Collaboration is how the world rolls, and the projects can be as lucrative as they are novel. Social and digital media have erased traditional boundaries, so we shouldn’t be surprised by these partnerships; we should be prepared.

The 'how' behind the 'wow moment' of Commencement 2015

It’s not easy to forget the finale to SCAD Commencement, Will Penny’s (B.F.A., painting, 2008; M.F.A., painting, 2013) goal exactly. With his spectacular interactive installation that seemed to envelope the graduates, the artist succeeded mightily at creating a memorable send off for the Class of 2015. Here’s a glimpse of that moment from the graduates' perspective and Penny on creating this digital feast for the senses:

Commencement speaker John Lasseter’s advice to young artists

John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, isn’t a stranger to budding artists. His son graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture. A member of the class of 2015, Sam Lasseter was one of 2,100 graduates in Savannah and Atlanta whom Lasseter encouraged with his wisdom-packed commencement address on the power of creativity. After all, Lasseter was a young artist once, sitting where Sam and his classmates sat.

Oscar de la Renta's Peter Copping on making a fashion career

For perspective on the legacy he inherited as creative director of Oscar de la Renta, Peter Copping visited the SCAD MOA exhibition, Oscar de la Renta: His Legendary World of Style. Recently, Copping returned to Savannah College of Art and Design, this time to SCADshow in Atlanta, for a discussion about careers in fashion and to share his insights on the future of the Oscar de la Renta brand.

'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

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.