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    Arts

    Sarah Tinsley Parker uses Winston Churchill's paintings to teach young artists

    Sept. 11, 2014, 9:55 a.m., Posted by ylatimore

    Interior at Breccles by Winston Churchill. Although Winston Churchill was not popularly known as a visual artist, he created hundreds of paintings during his lifetime. He used art as a way to relieve the large amount of pressure associated with leading and serving his constituents. At...

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    Engaged Communities

    ‘Knight Cities’ podcast: Arts leader Deborah Cullinan leads community change

    Sept. 10, 2014, 2:16 p.m., Posted by Carol Coletta

    Can a major art institution lead a city in the exploration of its most urgent economic and community development questions?  If you talk to Deborah Cullinan, executive director of San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the answer you get is a resounding “yes.”

    Deborah is using the contemporary arts center she leads to shape San Francisco’s future.  And it’s not the first time Deborah has used her role as arts leader to change a community.  She previously served as executive director of Intersection for the Arts, an arts-focused community development organization committed to radical partnership across sectors to achieve equitable community change. Intersection played a lead role on the 5M Project, a four-acre prototype for the next generation of urban development, in downtown San Francisco’s Tenderloin District.

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    New Seraphic Fire recording celebrates fresh American choral music

    Sept. 10, 2014, 9:40 a.m., Posted by Gregory Stepanich

    The cover of the new Seraphic Fire recording. Anyone who’s talked to Patrick Dupré Quigley over the years at some point becomes aware that he is a committed advocate for American choral music and choral ensembles. Quigley’s latest recording with his Miami-based Seraphic Fire concert choir,...

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