CalArts alumni keep memory of Connie alive
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CalArts alumni keep memory of Connie alive

For more than four decades, the case of murdered CalArts student Connie Marsh remained inactive as the tragedy slipped silently into history — until now. In the last year, more than a half-dozen CalArts alumni, from those who knew her to those who learned about her, have dusted off photos of the deeply committed young artist and began echoing the questions that plagued investigators probing her death in 1974. Her story resonates with them not only as women, but as artists and, particularly, as artists with the CalArts common bond. After all, it was her dedication to craft and her passion to pursue it that motivated Connie Marsh to get in her car on April 3, 1974, and drive to a remote rugged hilly area off of Pico Canyon, assemble her easel and begin the work she loved. That’s the day she vanished. Kindred spirit One woman moved to know more about Connie Marsh is a woman named who couldn’t avoid relating to Connie’s story if she wanted to. She wanted to be referred to only as M. “I started at CalArts when I was 17,” M said, Thursday. “I turned 18 there. It was a time in my […]

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