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"Professors, she said, should also be prepared to intervene when heated debates transform classes into racially charged environments:"
And do what?
"...he invited her to show a film of her choosing and lead a discussion about racial issues"
Well, did she?
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Good story! Love Big Freedia! Renee carries herself well and I enjoy everything she brings to the table. She is beautiful successful and very classy! As far as people posting comments here under pseudonyms, hey if you don't have something nice to say...
Outstanding article, and a amazing young gifted Artist. Photos always classify 1,000 words to a picture. Yet you have incorporated words along with your art, simply amazing. Continue to express your truth, for the community and all peoples. Thank you for sharing the love.
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While it might be easy on the face of it to consider Book Arts (related to my work, through which I have come to know and admire Prof. Walkup) and Dance (my son's college major) marginal. I suspect that these programs' graduates are employed in satisfying work and that the small size and accountability of programs such as these are major contributions to student satisfaction and, therefore, retention. I suspect that there are many other, proven ways for students of data science and economics to get their training in California. Mills's dance and book arts programs are unique and a drawing card. Someone has given the administration bad advice.
Caroline F. Sloat
Thompson, CT 06277
Nice work. Science and art the same.
I am parent of a child who graduated from Mills College, as well as chair of the MFA in Writing Program at California College of the Arts, where we have a small book arts program begun by the great Betsy Davids. Her retirement left us with a quarter-time instructor who teaches in other programs and many fewer students who take advantage of the one course we can offer every year. I completely support the great artist Kathy Walkup's remarkable years doing this work. Thank you for the article. Organize students, organize CW faculty to sustain this important program. Gloria Frym
Keep BOOK ARTS! I am retired, a former artist in the book printing Industry.
I believe it is extremely important to offer this program not eliminate it.
It is important to learn the manual skills involved to create a book to fully appreciate the power of books in the past as well as the continuing potential of books as tools for learning; equal to electronic media!
1288 Prairie Trail
Grayslake, IL 60030
Formerly artist at Scott, Foresman & Company and Encyclopaedia Britannica
I want to make a comment regarding the epitaph of Ivan Navarro who commented on Oakland up it shouldn't matter rich poor whatever if u atr blessed with a giving heart and are able to give to ALL of society forget rich medium or Pour levels I think that is a gift to be able to bringing a little light and joy into people's lives. And HELLLOOOO this is a wonder thing . God bless Oakland Up. Keep upvthe great work. I don't normally do this but the gentleman pisseded me off have a blessed day everyone
I can't find a website or address of gallery. Can you share?
Uh, that was the title of a 2002 book by June Jordan ...
Plus i miss spundaes at the old stone in sf..
Jay hightower says.... what happened i have raved since 1992 freakin 16th and harrison.... man wtf
beautiful! thank you! I love Tammy Rae Carland and her work forever and ever since we were teenagers!
This story of this beautiful project coming out of AHC Art Esteem as visualized by Amana Harris and her amazing parents, co-creators, and artists, who run AHC, breaks my heart. I am at a loss for words in expressing the grief I feel for the family and friends of Antonio Ramos. Oakland is my home town and I will continue to pray for it's healing and love for all! Roberta Llewellyn
Well played, John.
The current adventures notwithstanding (just try to catch up with John that isn't at a well-attended event—the man is always-active, consummately involved, and a member of at least 6 other Communities/organizations he didn't even site (probably because he's busy *doing* stuff )—the Past has inspired the Present and will the Future.
*IF* he has time to document the last and current decade when it's over (and the Statute of Limitations have expired) it will be fascinating to read how many spectacular mud pies he's had his fingers in. Better than fiction, because it's all true.
As for getting laid, someone once told me that the one thing you won't be saying when you die is "Regrets? Yeah, I wish I hadn't had so much sex!"
Janna Ashton, if that's your real name, I hope you are having a productive. joyous life, and this flash of vicious bitterness was not a straif from your true self. If so, maybe try getting laid...? Jus' sayin'
My Dear Ianna Ashton-
I almost always let such criticisms wash over me and ignore them. This one stung a bit however.
I should know better, but here is my response to your contention that I live on past glories.
I have been blessed with great luck and great collaborators since landing in Frisco (that's right, Frisco) in 1976.
At 56 years of age I find myself in the 3rd most creatively active period of my life. How lucky is that? I would guess that archiving and collating the past takes up mebbe 25% of my creative time. The rest involves new projects with a great variety of collaborators.
Had I stayed with BM, I would probably have devolved into a vicious and petty bureaucrat fighting to keep power and control. That's what hapoened to the others. Leaving that event was one of the best things I ever did.
I'm glad people still get something out of BM and I'm proud of my part in it. Politics notwithstanding, it is, in some respects, still an innovative event. For most consumers it remains a good vacation value.
I will say this: if you work for the BM org and aren't getting your commercial day rate, you are a chump. And if your BM camp, rave, blinky thing is the ONLY creative thing you do all year, then maybe you should expand your horizon a bit.
Following is a very tiny smattering of records of my collaborative efforts over the years and since Helco at BM in 1996:
Meat Parade at How Berkeley can you be Parade1996-98 - variations in 1999 and 2001:
Various Cyclecide road trips, Mexico, New Orleans, etc. I'm with Cyclecide in Portland this instant.
Doggie Diner stuff: 1987- present:
Urban Exploration 1977 - present:
(I am currently more involved in UE than I have ever been, including the active Suicide Club days of the late 70's)
Detroit exploring and community building 1998 - present:
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