The Academy of Art University is a privately owned art school based out of San Francisco, California and was founded in 1929 by Richard S. Stephens, it was originally purposed for training artist to work in advertising, which would be obvious to anyone who knew it had a previous name, The Academy of Advertising Art.
It wasn’t until Stephens’ grand-daughter, Elisa Stephens, took over in 1992 when the school really started to blossom. She not only expanded the school’s number of students by 9 fold, in 2005 she changed the direction of the school forever when she entered her students in the New York Fashion show. They were a huge success.
Fashion is far from being the only attraction of The Academy of Art University. Alumni of the school have went on to work for Hollywood blockbusters such as Boss Baby, Ferdinand, and the newest Star Wars films. The school also participates in the NCAA Division II in several sports and has an impressive car museum consisting of over 200 unique and custom vehicles.
As great as it sounds to have so many successful students working in Hollywood, it is definitely the fashion department that draws this college the most attention.
Hailun Zhou, a student at the college debuted a unique peace on stage, a futuristic silver and blank women’s outfit that looked like it belonged in a sci-fi movie rather than on the stage during New York Fashion Week.
Teaming together, Joanna Jadellah and Cana Klebanoff went the direct opposite way. Using a very loose stitching and rustic colors they created a man’s garment that appeared to be pulled from ages long passed. Cana, who was raised in New Jersey, explained that their inspiration was drawn from the ancient Japanese samurai and the architecture of medieval castles.
The Academy of Art University certainly showed why they are the past, present and the future of fashion design at last years New York Fashion Week.
Squaw Valley has been working hard to improve their water quality. In November of 2016, an unusually strong rainstorm hit Squaw Valley. Due to the impact of the storm, a recently upgraded water system was contaminated. Traces of E.coli and coliform were detected in the water. Squaw Valley acted quickly and at no point was the contaminated water available to the public.
Squaw Valley swiftly reported the contamination to Placer County Environmental Health and Squaw Valley Public Service District. These agencies, along with other health experts, have been working with Squaw Valley to remedy the situation. The water is being treated consistently and improving vastly.
Squaw Valley is making certain that they keep the public notified of the water status by issuing statements. In their most recent statement, they informed the public that no traces of E.coli and very low traces of coliform are present in the water.
The safety of their patrons is of the utmost importance to the resort. They will continue to work diligently until they can assure their guests that water usage is safe. In the meantime, the resort encourages their patrons to continue to ski. Squaw Valley will continue to report the condition of their water safety to the public, until they are fully assured by health officials and water safety experts, that the water is safe for consumption.