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Re: “West Oakland's New All-Female Art Collective

This is all very great for young, female graduates and I'm happy for them. However, let me speak up for the older, mature female artists who did not have the benefit of today's insights and novel attitudes towards female art/artists. What about those of us who somehow navigated a tougher system several years ago but yet manage to hang on to our art practice? What about those of us who somehow manage to balance motherhood and their art? Who somehow manage to work for one's basic survival needs (and their family's) and still do their art? Who have had to keep a day job and still do their art? Whose art have never been significantly recognized or validated by the Art World and yet still keep going? Is today's inclusivity focused only on the young and upcoming? Is the concept of doing art minus the driving ambition of attaining rock star status such a dismal place to be?
Janine Barrera Castillo
janinecast@aol.com
www.janinebarreracastillo.com

Posted by Janine Barrera-Castillo on 12/23/2015 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Sexless Marriages: The Last Word

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Re: “Cal Student Calls for More Black Voices in Film Studies

"Professors, she said, should also be prepared to intervene when heated debates transform classes into racially charged environments:"

And do what?

Posted by Sherman Kassof on 12/14/2015 at 12:15 AM

Re: “Cal Student Calls for More Black Voices in Film Studies

"...he invited her to show a film of her choosing and lead a discussion about racial issues"

Well, did she?

Posted by Sherman Kassof on 12/14/2015 at 12:11 AM

Re: “Spinning Stories in Sculpture

Lukaza, so cool! I would love to see your book when you finish it! Love, Cyndi Kahn.

Posted by Cyndi Kahn on 12/13/2015 at 12:44 PM

Re: “Cal Student Calls for More Black Voices in Film Studies

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Posted by Editor on 12/10/2015 at 9:03 AM

Re: “The Woman Behind Big Freedia

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...

Posted by Theresa Campbell on 12/02/2015 at 8:52 PM

Re: “Nia Imara Captures the Faces of Oakland's Housing Crisis

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.
L.Boyd
Owner: The Essence of Success Radio Network.

Posted by Gaia Bocelli on 11/29/2015 at 12:58 PM

Re: “Stick a Fork in Alexandra Naughton

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Re: “Cold Cucked

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Re: “An Identity Crisis at Mills College

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

Posted by Caroline Sloat on 11/16/2015 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Nia Imara Captures the Faces of Oakland's Housing Crisis

Nice work. Science and art the same.

Posted by dwight.fisher.90 on 11/15/2015 at 4:47 AM

Re: “Oakland’s Balletic Turf Recital

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Posted by Editor on 11/11/2015 at 9:59 PM

Re: “An Identity Crisis at Mills College

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

Posted by Gloria Frym on 11/05/2015 at 11:43 AM

Re: “An Identity Crisis at Mills College

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!

Carol Niec
1288 Prairie Trail
Grayslake, IL 60030
Formerly artist at Scott, Foresman & Company and Encyclopaedia Britannica

Posted by CarolNiec on 11/04/2015 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Sexless Marriages: The Last Word

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