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That's a phrase the traveling art warrior Leigh Hyams used in our interview with her at SF's Meridian Gallery. Artists are saving the world, she says. And she means it. And if Godfrey Reggio is an example, I have to believe it. Our conversation with the maker of the films Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqaatsi is perhaps the most inspiring of any we've done. This issue brims with great content. John Toki. Drawings by Scott Miller. Photos by Blaine Ellis. A lost Mariposa garden. More.
A Conversation with Godfrey Reggio
"A Call for Another Way of Living"
A Conversation with Leigh Hyams
"This Incredible Fact of Being Alive"
Department of Worth Knowing:
Photography Portfolio: "Where Light Dwells"
John Toki and Some Reflections
on Cultural Service
Mary B. Moorhead
"Toward an Ageless Society"
"To be an artist is not a matter of making paintings or objects at all. What we are really dealing with is our state of consciousness and the shape of our perception... The act of art is a tool for extended consciousness." --Robert Irwin
Why are the arts so often considered frills when it comes to what is needed in schools, in politics, in so many parts of life? The capacity for creative response is needed in all walks of life. In this issue we explore art as a tool for social engagement. Read More
It's been my good fortune to have more than my share of remarkable friends, and several of them appear in this issue of the newsletter. One of the joys of having a venue like this newsletter is that its a vehicle for expanding my own circle. Read More
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