Painting: 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 …

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Textile Art: 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 …

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An Interview and Novel Excerpt by Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and Author Jonathan Freedman

Jonathan Freedman is a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, author, and writing mentor.  His novel, THE LAST BRAZIL of BENJAMIN EAST is being published by Bright Lights Press of Palo Alto.  He graduated from Columbia University, traveled overland from America to Bolivia, and lived in Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland.  He is married to a physician who conducts …

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