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  • Animation that captures the imagination: Charlie Corriea

    Animation that captures the imagination: Charlie Corriea

    Charlie Corriea is a San Francisco based animator.  A graduate of SF State, Charlie received the Gordon Thomas Memorial Scholarship in Animation for 2008 as well as the prestigious Princess Grace Honorarium. Fu-de has since been screened at numerous local film festivals and won honors, including Best Emerging Film Maker at the 2011 Mendocino Film Festival.  Charlie has completed animation on a number of independent documentary film projects including Watershead,produced by Robert Redford The Chinese Gardens by Valirie Soe and  Ed Hardy ‘Tattoo the […]

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  • Judy Gittelsohn: From New Wave to the Next Wave of Paintings

    Judy Gittelsohn: From New Wave to the Next Wave of Paintings

    Gittelsohn has been painting in the Bay Area for over 30 years. She exhibits widely and her work is collected around the world in both private and corporate collections. Anne Loucks Gallery, Glencoe, Illinois, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists’ Gallery and Art Dimensions, Los Angeles represent her artwork.  Spring of 2007 Judy opened Art For Well Beings – www.artforwellbeings.org – an art center in Palo Alto to serve all people interested in the transformative power of art.  […]

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  • Madness and Mindfullness: Filmmaker/Activist Ken Paul Rosenthal

    Madness and Mindfullness: Filmmaker/Activist Ken Paul Rosenthal

    Film Screening: Wednesday, October 9, 2013,  7pm :Madness and Mindfulness: Four Films by Ken Paul Rosenthal  Ken Paul Rosenthal In Person presented in association with the The Exploratorium’s Cinema Arts Program and the West Gallery’s exhibit The Changing Face of Normal The recent films of filmmaker/activist Ken Paul Rosenthal are beautiful and provocative works of conscious cinema that re-envision the way we think and speak about our individual and collective mental health in today’s chaotic world. These transformative films weave […]

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  • Anusha Neelem:  Quality of Life

    Anusha Neelem: Quality of Life

    Anusha Neelam, just graduated with a BA in Business from Oregon State University. I sat next to her July 22, 2013 on a plane and asked her destination. She was headed to South Korea with 45 students from around the world to gather for a conference about  “Quality of Life”. When she returns from her trip we will have a studio interview via skype. Anusha will share her experience and the ideas that these students generate. Her trip is sponsored […]

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  • Joseph A. Blum: The Bridge Builders

    Joseph A. Blum: The Bridge Builders

    “Joe Blum has been hard at work on the Bay Bridge’s newly constructed eastern span, but his tools look a bit different than the men and women that surround him – his tools are a 35 mm Nikon camera, and occasionally a large format Pentax camera. From the Bridge project’s inception in 1998, Blum has been dutifully documenting the process of its expansion, and intends to continue until the Bridge’s completion and formal opening sometime this year. Interview will be […]

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  • Award Winning Author Cathy Luchetti

    Author Cathy Luchetti Cathy has written Women of the West, Under God’s Spell, Home on the Range: A Culinary History of the American West, Medicine Women, Children of the West, Men of the West as well as a health cookbook for menopause, The Hot Flash Cookbook. Three have won prestigious national awards: Women of the West, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award, Medicine Women, runner-up for the Willa Cather Award, Home on the Range, the James Beard Award for Writings on […]

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  • Documentary Photographer Emilio Bañuelos & Black Boots Ink Magazine

      Emilio Bañuelos has worked as an editorial photographer and consultant for newspapers in Mexico, Panama and the US. His documentary work earned him fellowships from the Poynter Institute, the Marty Forscher Fellowship for Humanistic Photography and an award from EnFoco Inc. Emilio has taught photography since 2002 for such organizations as The Academy of Art University, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, the University of Hawaii and through Black Boots Ink. He specializes in […]

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  • Kenney Mencher, A Painter like no other…

      “A painterly Peter Sellers, Mencher’s works are like the film “Being There.” Mencher likes to watch. Citing literature, television, film, and stage drama, as major influence’s on his work, Mencher’s objective is to present a figurative composition divorced from its context that forces viewers to create their own interpretation of the narrative. By combining calligraphic gestural brushstrokes with passages of tight traditional glazing techniques, Mencher’s work explores the thread of human connection that is woven into our experiences. Collaged […]

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  • Diane Epstein, Fresco Inspired Photographs

      Diane Epstein, an American fine art photographer has made Italy her home since 1995 where she has been exhibiting her fresco photographs of Italy both in the U.S, and abroad. She also has had numerous commissions to do installations of her large-scale images, as well as private photography shoots. Epstein has a keen eye towards bringing to life Ancient and Renaissance Rome, as well as other old-world cities. Epstein captures an original view of the monuments, statues, fountains and […]

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  • Mary Mackey, Author and Poet

      Mackey is the author of thirteen novels and six collections of poetry. She is noted for her historical fiction, particularly for The Year The Horses Came, The Horses At The Gate, and The Fires of Spring, a trilogy set in Neolithic Europe which Mackey based on the research of archaeologist Marija Gimbutas. She is also noted for her lyric poetry which has been praised by Wendell Berry, Jane Hirshfield, Dennis Nurkse, Ron Hansen, Dennis Schmitz, and Marge Piercy for […]

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