KPFA-FM Music Dept. ➔ Ode To Gravity: The California College of Arts and Crafts: An Interview with Robert Forth & Michael McClure

Analog Audio


Event Type
Interviews
Origin
KPFA
Identifier
OTG.1972.11.08.c3
Program Series
Ode To Gravity
Program Length
20 min
Dates
1972-11-08 | broadcast
| 1972-11-07 | created
Description
On the occasion of the 100th birth of Frederick Meyer, founder of California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC), Charles Amirkhanian talks with two faculty members, Robert Forth, artist and Director of Academic Affairs, and Michael McClure, poet and playwright. Founded in 1907, CCAC (known now as the California College of the Arts) has always offered innovative and unconventional programs for artists, and prides itself on its creative faculty and experimental approach to art and art education. In this program the three men discuss the differences between the type of education one would receive at the CCAC as compared to a more traditional arts education. They also touch upon the challenges the College faces in funding, and both Forth and McClure try to dispel the belief that the college’s students tend to be wealthier than those found at a public university.
Genres
Modern Art
Current Events
Subjects
Art -- Study and teaching
Art schools
Related places
Berkeley (Calif.) (was recorded at)
Berkeley (Calif.) (was broadcast at)
Related Entities
Amirkhanian, Charles
Forth, Robert
McClure, Michael