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Monday, December 15, 2008

Alumni News December 2008

Alumni in the news... in the bookstores... and in your Internets!
Now with more color pictures!

Karl Kasten's long-anticipated and profusely illustrated memoir, Foghorns and Peacocks, chronicles his college years, war years, professional years, activities in painting, printmaking, and education, and random observations, is due out any day now. Check back here for ordering instructions.
Luz Marina Ruiz had a busy fall, with two artists books at the Conrad Gallery in Tuscon, AZ and a show at NoneSuch Space Gallery in Oakland. Also this fall, Diane Damé Shepp BA '77 showed at the Oakland Museum as part of the Day of the Dead Exhibit.
Flatfile Galleries showed the work of Nancy Genn in Chicago at SOFA in November, with several of her cast bronze sculptures and mixed media drawings from her new Geneses series. Helen Ann Licht has a show at the Bade Museum, the Pacific School of Religion from Jan 7 through March. The title of the show will be the Bible and Bhuddha. Opening reception will be Saturday February 7, 2009. Check out what's going on at the Sebastopol Gallery and keep up with Sandy Eastoak by subscribing to her "Fish Rap" newsletter. In September, Christine Lando held a Contruction/Deconstruction show of her work at her gorgeous Dogpatch studio in San Francisco.
Prius-driving Barbara Morris had a show called Hybrids at the San Geronimo Valley Center in November. Jim Melchert MA '61 (also driving a Prius) had a solo show at Gallery Paule Anglim in San Francisco in June and another fabulous show in November at b. sakata garo entitled appropriatly enough Breaking and Entering. Yuriko Yamaguchi had a huge feature in the Washington Post with video that you can see on-line here. The Theater of Insects, Jo Whaley's beautiful new book, was published last month by Chronicle Books. Lynne Rutter BA '85 recently completed a major mural commission for the children's wing of the Burlingame Public Library.
"Blink" by Nemo Gould
Giant boxing Robots! Nemo Gould is mixing it up in the news, in the clubs, and on the Discovery Channel! Check out his Giant Boxing Robots on YouTube. Jeff King's Y2K Gallery includes some of Nemo's work, on now through January 23, 2009.
Casey Anderson continues to paint and exhibit in East Hampton, NY. Sandra Low BA '97 showed in two recent group exhibits: "we are all in this together" at McNish Art Gallery, Oxnard, CA in November, and "Reality Check" at Overtones Gallery, Los Angeles, CA in December. Merl Ross BA '85 recently celebrated her 20+ year career with a retrospective show in December at her historic Hillside School Studio. Kara Maria is currently showing her work in Los Angeles at the Charlie James Gallery, through January 3.
David Jones hawking his wares at a recent show.

The Elephant in the Room, a group of politically provocative, mixed-media sculptures by Emily Duffy MFA '93 had a pre-election showing True World Gallery in Joshua Tree.
A recent show called Art of Democracy; War and Empire at the Meridan Gallery in San Francisco, featured the expertly crafted "Limited Time: Sale: $999.99 Lead Shirt" by David Jones MFA '73. David's work was also exhibited in the October show Change America at Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

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