Visual Arts

Photography: The Quarterback by Ted Herzberg

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The Quarterback by Ted Herzberg

Ted Herzberg is the photographer of The Quarterback and St. Slim. He has had a long history with City College. In the late ’70’s Ted took life drawing classes at Fort Mason and in the mid-90’s an acrylic painting class there. He has taken ti chi classes at the main college and on 18th St. at various times. He took senior computer classes at the Oakdale campus about ten years ago. Ted also appeared as Trotsky in the musical Frida and Diego in the Diego Rivera Theatre. The last classes Ted took at the main campus was a semester of Cantonese about seven years ago.

Photography: St Slim by Ted Herzberg

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St Slim by Ted Herzberg

Ted Herzberg is the photographer of The Quarterback and St. Slim. He has had a long history with City College. In the late ’70’s Ted took life drawing classes at Fort Mason and in the mid-90’s an acrylic painting class there. He has taken ti chi classes at the main college and on 18th St. at various times. He took senior computer classes at the Oakdale campus about ten years ago. Ted also appeared as Trotsky in the musical Frida and Diego in the Diego Rivera Theatre. The last classes Ted took at the main campus was a semester of Cantonese about seven years ago.

Painting: Lorena by Talavera Ballón

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Lorena by Talavera Ballón

Talavera-Ballón is a Peruvian painter based in San Francisco. A disciple of  Palao Berastain, he captures the essence of ordinary people’s lives across diverse regions and cultures of the Americas. He explores themes that highlight social and cultural aspects of the people and places he has encountered. His work is also a tribute to immigrants like himself who left their home countries in search of new horizons.
Affiliation to CCSF: former ESL student

Textile Art: Comet by Trudi Hauptman

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Comet by Trudi Hauptman

Trudi Hauptman is anchored in modern feminist Jewish sensibilities of spirituality and a commitment to social justice with an understanding that one’s life is Hanging By A Thread, this work comes from the soul. As an artist, she is involved with fiber crafts and is a member of NOCA Women’s Caucus for The Arts; Surface Design Association;  and the Pointless Sisters Guild. Her child is a student in CCSF’s Creative Writing Program

Writing Prompt Wednesday:

It’s another week, that means it’s another Forum lab! Today’s topics include cover choices, finalizing choices and table of contents (look for acceptance emails once that’s done), copy-editing and getting pestered by me for blog material.

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Kriz Natalie with our cover options.

While you’re waiting, take a moment to write something fun based on the below prompt.

Today’s prompt is:
A Secret Someone Else Doesn’t Know

Whenever you write a poem, story, take a picture, or create a piece of artwork based on these prompts, you can post it in the comments or submit it to submissions@forumccsf.org for consideration on the Forum Magazine Blog.

Make sure to follow all submission guidelines and in the subject line include “Writing Prompt Wednesday”. In the body of the email, please include the writing prompt you used for your piece.

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At Earth’s End, Carolina Pistone (Photography)

Writing Prompt Wednesday (on Thursday)

I know you all must be on tenterhooks waiting for more Forum Magazine news. We’re still in the last whirlwind days of finalizing choices (there are so many amazing pieces, you guys), deciding on fonts and graphics and planning our last couple of steps.

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The talented Graphics Department passed along two Forum mock-up pages using Camille Chavez’s “Tides” and Kristopher Helton’s “Suicide Moment” from the Spring 2016 volume.

While you’re waiting, take a moment to write something fun based on the below prompt:

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Projections, Jenny Holzer 2009

Whenever you write a poem, story, take a picture, or create a piece of artwork based on these prompts, you can post it in the comments or submit it to submissions@forumccsf.org for consideration on the Forum Magazine Blog.

Make sure to follow all submission guidelines and in the subject line include “Writing Prompt Wednesday”. In the body of the email, please include the writing prompt you used for your piece.