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  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event
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    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.

     

  • Forrest Gander

    Sep 03| Lectures
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    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, an anthology of poems from eleven contemporary Spanish poets, active from the 1960s through the present. Selected and translated by Forrest Gander, Panic Cure is notable for its impressive range of poetic voices.

  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
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  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
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    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.

    ghebaly.com/artists/joel-kyack

  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.

     

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Janet Sarbanes, Army of One

 

There are plenty of folks who should be in the Army of One, she decided, but never find the courage to enlist. Instead, they wait around to be drafted, resenting their friends and families for taking up so much of their time, and accumulating a vast porn collection or a novel in a drawer. She’d been one of those people. They’re the ones who are strangely chipper at funerals. They’re also the ones who drive too fast, and cheat at ping-pong. It’s a pity they can’t just get called up, because the Army of One would straighten them out.

 

Janet Sarbanes has written multiple academic pieces on utopian and cultural theory. She teaches cultural studies and narrative theory in CalArt’s School of Critical Studies and MFA Writing Program. Sarbanes has presented at conferences held by the Society for Utopian Studies and the Society for Narrative Literature (2006–2007).

 

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  • ISBN-13: 978-0-9796177-1-3
  • ISBN-10: 0-9796177-1-5
  • Price: $12.95
  • Published 2008
  • 173 pages

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