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California Institute Of Arts

Mark Bradford -- born in Los Angeles, California, in 1961. He received a BFA (1995) and MFA (1997) from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia.

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Research by Eshel Ben-Jacob of the University of California, San Diego's, Center for Theoretical Biological Physics, Ben-Jacob of Tel Aviv University, Avraham Be'er of the University of Texas, Austin, and colleagues at these institutions, found that rival colonies of the bacteria Paenibacillus dendritiformis can produce a lethal chemical that keeps competitors at bay.

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Jun Kaneko was born in Nagoya, Japan in 1942 and went to the USA in 1963. He began studying ceramic art at the Chouinard Institute of Art in California where his focus became drawn to sculptural ceramics. He expanded his studies  in contemporary ceramics with Peter Voulkos in Los Angeles and also Paul Soldner and Jerry Rothman. He has since pursued a dynamic and varied studio practice in painting, sculpture, ceramics and installations, and he’s currently based at his third studio in Omaha…

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Varnette Honeywood, Painter and Illustrator, Dies at 59

Varnette P. Honeywood, an artist whose brilliantly colored collages, paintings and prints presented a warm, upbeat picture of black American life and whose paintings were prominently displayed in the living room of the Huxtable home on “The Cosby Show”

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The ‘Celestial Harp’- a theory that the movement of the stars and planets was related to music- a Medieval manuscript on exhibit at the Getty Research Institute at the Getty Center

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Meet Beatrice Wood: potter, bohemian artist, inspiration for the character Rose in Titanic, and self-proclaimed Mama of Dada Beatrice Wood, 1993 Nov. 3 / unidentified photographer. [Photographs of California artists], Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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American painter David Park [1911-1960] was a pioneer of the Bay Area Figurative School of painting during the 1950s. David Park was part of the post-World War II alumnae of the San Francisco Art Institute which was called the California School of Fine Arts at the time. He revived an interest in figurative art, at first experimenting with still-abstracted forms that relied on color for their impact, dynamics and warmth.