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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


Program Coordinator
North Tahoe Arts
Tahoe City, CA

Accounting Manager
Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts
Beverly Hills, CA

Center for Community Arts Program Manager
The City of Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek, CA

Development Manager
Berkeley, CA

Program Manager
The Processing Foundation
Los Angeles, CA



artist calls

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


En Plein Aire and 3-D Exhibition
Central Calif. Art Association
Modesto, CA

EXPOSED 2018, a juried photography exhibition
Marin Society of Artists
San Rafael, CA

Anthropocene/Climate Change
Ann Street Gallery
Newburgh, NY

Our Town Public Art Project at Chollas Creek
Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
San Diego, CA

The World of Frida
Bedford Gallery
Walnut Creek, 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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