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In this issue sculptor Ann Weber moves to LA. We talk with the man behind the Tenderloin Art Institute, Jeremiah Jenkins. Steve Georgiou remembers poet/sage Robert Lax, Thomas Merton's old friend. Aryae Coopersmith takes us back to meet the singing rabbi, Shlomo Carlbach and Susan Vorbeck writes about the honorable work of being a seamstress. [more]
Enough, Not Enough
A Conversation with Anne Weber
Portfolio: Diane Ding
What is Art For?
A Conversation with Jeremiah Jenkins
Remembering Robert Lax
A Conversation with Steve Georgiou
Cotton and Silk
Return to the Mother
Cindy Hawkins Legoretta
"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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