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Advancing California through the Arts and Creativity
June 11, 2015

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California's Juan Felipe Herrera Named U.S. Poet Laureate

From California Poet Laureate to U.S. Poet Laureate! Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced yesterday the appointment of Juan Felipe Herrera as the Library's 21st Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, for 2015-2016. In an interview about his appointment Herrera stated, "This appointment as poet laureate of the United States wouldn't have been possible without being at UC Riverside, the California Arts Council and Gov. Brown. We are all poets, and this is for all of us."    MORE >>

Arts Council Meeting: June 24 & 25 in San Diego

The Arts Council will meet on Wednesday, June 24 at the San Diego Watercolor Society, NTC at Liberty Station and Thursday, June 25 at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation. View the meeting agenda at this link. The public is invited to attend and address the Council during the public comment period on both days.

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Juan Felipe Herrera becomes first Mexican American U.S. poet laureate
Washington Post

Reclaiming a river with art, community and education
Santa Cruz Sentinal

Art Transports Us Out of Bounds
OSide News

Arts Consortium remodel improves Visalia Art District
Visalia Times-Delta


Faculty Member
The Crucible
Oakland, CA

Teaching Artist
Streetside Stories
San Francisco, CA

Music Mentor
Los Angeles, CA

Education Associate
Santa Barbara Symphony
Santa Barbara, CA

Media Arts Assistant
Japanese American Naitonal Museum
Los Angeles, CA



artist calls

Gerbode Foundation Theater Commissioning Awards
Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation
Deadline: 2015-08-20


Utility Box Art Project
City of San Bruno Culture and Arts Commission
San Bruno, CA

Seeking a few good artists
GearBox Gallery
Oakland, CA

stARTup Art Fair LA 2018: Call for Artists
Startup Art Fair LLC
Los Angeles, CA

Folk Art Pop-Up Show
JCO'S Art Haus
Los Gatos, CA

Color Emotion
Art Works Downtown
San Rafael, CA




Program Assessment 101 (Free)
Foundation Center
San Francisco, CA
Date: 2015-06-23


Beyond the Building: Performing Arts and Transforming Place
National Endowment for the Arts


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