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Katherine Sherwood's story made it all over the country. But not in the intimate way it appears in this issue. The UC Berkeley art professor talks about the shock of her brain hemorrhage, how painting was the most powerful healing practice of all and how her painting became even better after her stroke. Wholeness is the subtext of our conversation with much-beloved figure around San Diego, James Hubbell. Calling him an artist/architect doesn't cover all the bases. He's one of those multi-gifted creators hard to categorize. Plus we have J. Kathleen White's "The Cur(s)e of the Mummy," Leta Ramos and Oakland's Creative Growth Center and other goodies.
Interview: Painter Katherine Sherwood
Art and Healing
J. Kathleen White
The Cur(s)e of the Mummy
Interview: Artist/Architect James Hubbell
A Life of One's Own
Margaret von Biesen
An American Artist in Japan
Leta Ramos & the Creative Growth Art Center
In Memory of James Doolin
"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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