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Spotlight On: Adam Adkison

2024 Summer Catalog Spotlight On: Adam Adkison, Visual Arts Instructor

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Dewayne Nelson's Farewell

Dewayne Nelson, our beloved Theater Instructor, has left CCAE to pursue his acting career full-time. During his 11-year stint with us, he developed and taught all aspects of the stage, including auditions, full productions of plays, monologues, and storytelling classes. We say thank you for his dedication and commitment to his students and the whole CCAE community!

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Black History at 56 Brattle Street

Learn about Mary Walker’s Home at 56 Brattle Street

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Spotlight On: Evelyn Schichner

Meet Evelyn Schichner, CCAE Instructor, featured in the Fall 2023 catalog.

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Remembering Mary-Catherine Deibel

Mary-Catherine Deibel served as the Director of Development at Cambridge Center for Adult Education, board member, and and unofficial "Mayor of Harvard Square".

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Spotlight On: Chris Brenne

Meet Chris Brenne, CCAE Instructor, featured in the Summer 2023 Catalog

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Remembering Anatole Sykley

We are all very saddened about the unexpected death on March 22, 2023 of long-time CCAE history teacher, Anatole Sykley.

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Spotlight On: Jeremy Durling, Artist and Studio School Instructor

Jeremy Durling, Artist and Studio School Instructor talks about his passion for art, teaching at CCAE, and more.

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Meet Neha Coureil

Meet Neha Coureil, CCAE Instructor, and read the full version of her excerpt featured in the Winter 2023 Catalog.

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Women's History Classes at CCAE

Explore women's history with CCAE's upcoming programs and classes.

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Remembering Sheila Rice

Remembering the life and artistic career of Sheila Rice

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Spotlight On: Bryan Ramey, Visual Arts & Crafts; Lifestyle & Recreation Program Director

CCAE Visual Arts & Crafts; Lifestyle & Recreation Program Director Bryan Ramey, discusses his passion for the arts, his time at CCAE, and more.

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CCAE Food & Wine and Business & Technology Director, Hannah Brantley, discusses cooking, her time at CCAE, and more.

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#BlackoutBestsellerList Recommendations

Amistad Books created #BlackoutBestsellerList and #Blackpublishingpower to encourage people to purchase two books written by Black authors between June 18 and June 24. Our staff compiled a list of recommended books across genres.

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CCAE Staff Recommended Anti-Racism Resources

Our staff compiled resources that we have engaged with and found helpful in our work in becoming anti-racist and combating racism. We hope they can serve as your starting point as well.

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Spotlight On: Jim Spellman, Dance Instructor

Jim Spellman, CCAE Dance Instructor discusses his technique, background, and favorite styles of music & dance!

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CCAE Jewelry Instructor, Laurie Savage, discusses metalsmithing, her time at CCAE, and more!

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CCAE Perfomance Art Showcase: An Evening of Plays

CCAE Instructor, Andrea Aptecker discusses her night of short plays as part of the CCAE Performance Art Showcase.

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Spotlight On: Min Verquist, CCAE Cooking Instructor

CCAE Cooking Instructor Min Verquist discusses Chinese cuisine, her love of art, and more.

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Best Wishes to an Old Friend: Kevin Finn

After 22 years of faithful service at CCAE, Kevin Finn will be retiring on October 11, 2019.

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White People Challenging Racism: 20th Anniversary Symposium Recap

Since its first run at CCAE in the fall of 1999, more than 1,500 people have taken the White People Challenging Racism workshop at venues throughout New England. The October 6th symposium was an opportunity to gather with WPCR alumni, current and former WPCR co-facilitators and other interested people, to share the challenges they have faced, and discuss new ways to help.

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CCAE Spotlight on Tomoko Takagi, CCAE Japanese Instructor

CCAE World Languages instructor Tomoko Takagi discusses her love of the Japanese language and traveling in Japan.

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Objects & Space: Summer Art Show

Our summer art show, Objects & Space, features artwork from Martha Cassel, Donna Haig Friedman, Brett X. Gamache, Valeria Martin, Diana Meservey, Virginia Swain, Susan Varga.

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CCAE's winter art show, INFINITY, is on view at 42 Brattle Street. INFINITY is an exhibition of abstract work. On Thursday, January 10, the featured artists and the CCAE community gathered to celebrate the opening of this exhibit, available for view through March 15.

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CCAE Turns 80: All About 1938!

In Fall 1938, what was previously known as the Cambridge Social Union officially became Cambridge Center for Adult Education. This fall, we’re celebrating 80 years of creating, exploring, and growing. We spoke to CCAE instructors Brian Bixby and Anatole Sykley about what the world was like in 1938.

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Oysters, Of Course!

On the evening of Thursday, May 31, donors, friends, faculty, students, and staff gathered in the courtyard of the Blacksmith House, under our nautical flags and twinkling lights to eat oysters, drink rosé at Oysters, Of Course! Thank you to all of the restaurants and chefs who donated the delicious food and drink for us to taste and enjoy!

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Third Annual Golahny Awards Ceremony

On Friday, April 6, 2018, Cambridge Center for Adult Education presented the third annual Berta Golahny Awards as part of the opening reception for the Recent Works Exhibitition at 42 Brattle Street.