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Environmental Muralist Mona Caron is an Extraordinary “Artivist”

Today is the anniversary of the unveiling of the Duboce Bikeway Mural, a 6,000 square foot mural painted on buildings adjacent to the first street segment of San Francisco to be converted into a bike path. The painting celebrates the city’s reduced carbon footprint as it makes biking more accessible; it depicts a biker’s route from the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean, with homages to alternative transportation activists and movements throughout.read more.

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Camille Eskell and the Plight of the Fez-Maker’s Granddaughter

For artist Camille Eskell, the fez is laden with potent personal symbolic meaning as vast as its far-reaching mix of geographical and socio-cultural connotations. 

“I often use the fez cap,” she elucidates, “as a structural base for storytelling to signify the foundation, and the patriarchal base, established by both my grandfathers.” read more.

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Artistic Journey: MacArthur Fellow María Magdalena Campos-Pons

As a multidisciplinary artist with a diverse ethnic background, María Magdalena Campos-Pons has an important goal: “to present the complexity of duality, knowledge, history, heritage, [and] culture.” Born in Cuba, María’s ancestors hail from Nigeria (Africa) as well as Canton (China) and Spain.read more.

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Georgia O’Keeffe and the Shapes in Her Mind

It would be a safe bet to say that most of the line snaking outside of MoMA thinks of Georgia O’Keeffe as a synonym for pastel flowers. Going into this summer’s new exhibition of her work, among the other uninitiated, a friend and I were able to wax poetic about dainty blooms, beautiful colors, and vibrant oil paintings that grace the covers of twelve month calendars.read more.

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Rosalind Wise’s Paintings Represent the World’s Wild Spaces

Eight years ago today was the opening of Rosalind Wise’s Wetlands and Wilds exhibition. This collection depicted the soft green and blue hues and abundant vegetation of the wetland wildlife reserve in Slimbridge, England. This exhibition is the perfect representation of Rosalind Wise’s work, which is inspired by the wild and untamed yet beautiful natural world. read more.

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