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Eighteen-year-old Vanessa Flores still remembers stumbling over her words on her second day at San Diego City College (SDCC) last fall when the Border Patrol agent in San Ysidro, a district in San Diego just north of the border, asked her where she was going. At first she thought about saying she was going up the coast to Oceanside to visit her grandmother. But all she could manage was that she was going to high school, and when he asked her which one, the only name that came to mind was “pirate” — the mascot of her school in Tijuana.
Los Angeles-based art collectors Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser are donating hundreds of works by influential 20th-century photographers, including Dorothea Lange, William Eggleston and Mary Ellen Mark, to the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are the center of attention in most US public schools today. But training in the arts has been shown to improve creativity and innovation. This info-graphic shows the benefits of both.
The future of the National Endowment for the Arts is uncertain under President Trump. Some conservative groups are calling for the NEA, which provides grants for state and local arts organizations, to be eliminated.
San Francisco Launches $2.7 million in Grants To Help Nonprofits Purchase Affordable and Permanent Space as part of Mayor Lee’s Nonprofit Sustainability InitiativeCity and County of San Francisco
The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development, the San Francisco Arts Commission, and the Northern California Community Loan Fund with key partners today announced $2.7 million in financial assistance to help nonprofits secure permanent space and to create solutions for organizations seeking long-term leases.
Here's the rub, and it hurts. According to recent reports, the Trump administration's proposed budget eliminates the federal agencies that are the bedrock of America's cultural and artistic vision: the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts. These are organizations that invest in the people who live in communities of all sizes, stimulating local economies through partnerships with libraries, schools, veterans' hospitals, nonprofit arts and culture organizations, museums and more.
Arts in Corrections
Some inmates at this maximum security prison are writing plays that will be performed at San Diego State.
The director of Red Ladder, which was founded in 1992, Piemme has focused all her efforts on improving the quality of life for disenfranchised populations in the community. From homeless and runaway youth to the incarcerated, Red Ladder works to bring theater workshops to people who have little access to programs like this one: those that allow them to connect with their creativity.
Poetry Out Loud
The POL state finals were held in Sacramento over the past two days, and Levi Lowe was the top finisher. Lowe also won the competition in 2015 as a sophomore at Sonora High School.
A panel of regional experts and successful artists will share tips on how to navigate the complex world of public art commissions at a professional development workshop Monday, March 20. The event will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Davis Arts Center, 1919 F St.