Cynthia Lamanna: In Memory of Miss Nancy

  Her stories about her dogs will always endure. Miss Nancy, “Happy Days” Teacher of teachers, was tough as nails, with a tender heart. Her innovations, signature style, and new takes on old traditional games, holiday fun, and classical art projects with young children set precedents in the little red and yellow school, set back […]

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Charlotte Severin – Painting a Celebration of Life

From Charlotte Severin: Working mostly in Plein Air (on location outdoors) in watercolor and traveling all over the world, I also enjoy experimenting with different types of paper, such as YUPO or rice paper. But I also use a collage of several varieties of textured paper in some of my paintings. Painting is for me […]

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Happy Armageddon and Margaritaville – Lisa Demb of San Francisco

San Francisco sketch artist Lisa Demb wishes to share the latest from her new series “Happy Armageddon.” The drawings depict biblical apocalyptic imagery, such as a blood-red moon and vanishing sun, yet present the scenes as interesting, positive, even playful. To Demb, perhaps one can approach impending, even cataclysmic changes with curiosity and optimism. Demb […]

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Making Halloween Less Scary for Small Farmers: Families Celebrating with Fair Trade Chocolate

  Making Halloween Less Scary for Small Farmers: Families Celebrating with Fair Trade Chocolate In conversation with Adrienne Fitch-Frankel of Global Exchange This Halloween, Synchronized Chaos Magazine encountered an intriguing advertisement for Reverse Trick-Or-Treating, where children gave out free candy along with flyers concerning the values of Global Exchange’s fair-trade chocolate. Here we discuss the […]

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Oakland’s Rock Paper Scissors Collective Gallery – open call for submissions to the fall exhibition “Social Structures”

  Rock Paper Scissors Collective (community based gallery in downtown Oakland) seeks submissions for the upcoming exhibition “Social Structures.” Interesting little gallery space – hosts serious professional talent and also works with and provides educational and social support for emerging artists (including young people and zinesters!) Background on the show’s concept, and contact information: A […]

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San Francisco Solo Performance Series – free tickets available for this Sunday night’s spoken word show

  The producers of the Solo Sundays/Words First series, a critically acclaimed showcase of the San Francisco Bay Area’s best solo spoken word performers, are offering a limited number of free tickets to this Sunday night’s performance at StageWerx Theatre. Solo Sundays performers blend original humor with poignant, thoughtful commentary on modern life. Topics explored […]

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Reed Magazine open to writing submissions, prose and poetry!

  One of the oldest, most respected literary journals west of the Mississippi River (in the United States.) Now seeking submissions of all types, please email them in to the address provided before November 1st for publication in the Spring 2010 issue. The link says no previously published material – I spoke with some of […]

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