Category Archives: politics

History, Healing, and Hope art workshop created intergenerational memories

I had the honor of facilitating and collaborating with Legacies of War on a History, Healing, and Hope Community Workshop at ArtXchange Gallery in Seattle. I led a workshop exploring how art can be a powerful force in expressing history … Continue reading

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Oh yeah…everything is connected

A plan to restore salmon runs on California’s Sacramento River also could help revive killer whale populations 700 miles to the north in Puget Sound , as federal scientists struggle to protect endangered species in a complex ecosystem that stretches … Continue reading

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A miniature earth

This video made me pause and be grateful.

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Brazilian city makes food a basic right, ends hunger

I am very inspired by what this small town was able to do. Belo Horizonte, Brazil declared that food was a right of citizenship. What a novel yet obvious action! At that time, the city of 2.5 million had 275,000 … Continue reading

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New Art from the Middle East, too much?

The Saatchi Gallery’s new exhibit Unveiled: New Art from the Middle East, has been called overtly political, too controversial and bleak. The exhibit features 21 young artists from Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Tunisia and Iran. See what you think at: ART … Continue reading

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Gifts of peace are worth seeing

You can still see The 2nd Annual Doctors Without Borders Silent Art Auction at MCoffee in Half Moon Bay until December 29 at noon. At that point the bids will close. We are at around $1,500 so far, up $500 … Continue reading

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Doctors Without Borders Art Auction, 12/6

A friendly reminder to join us for the reception on 12/6, 7-9pm. I am very excited about the art I have been receiving from the participating artists all week. I think you will be impressed!

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Two pieces on immigration

I (Judy Shintani) just finished up two pieces which had to submit today to the Women Artists on Immigration Show. The show is organized and presented by Women’s Caucus for Art with the Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles. This piece … Continue reading

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Thousands of clay figures in Aptos cemetery memorialize dead Americans and Iraqis

Standing in a sandbox on the lawn of the cemetery at Resurrection Catholic Community in Aptos are thousands of figurines representing Americans and Iraqis killed during the war that began in March 2003. The 4,190 small white clay figures, each … Continue reading

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A refuge camp in the heart of San Francisco

Right now, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is bringing its outdoor educational exhibit A Refugee Camp in the Heart of the City to Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Monica and San Diego. Little Marina Green … Continue reading

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