Click for more: http://ww2.kqed.org/artschool/ Oakland high school student Zachary Fernandez made it to the finals on the first season of Project Runway Junior, then headed straight back to Oakland School of the Arts to continue his education as a designer. His newest collection, Kathmandu, was inspired by recovery efforts in Nepal after the devastating 2015 earthquake. Art School followed Fernandez's process as he sketched, sourced fabric, and designed his new project, revealed at a culminating fashion show in spring 2016. Hi, my name is Zachary Fernandez and I'm currently a fashion student. So I am starting my Kathmandu 2016 collection. My collection's gonna be debuting at my school fashion show, and so I have little under seven weeks to get this all put together. So our school assignment was to pick a city that we wanted to be inspired by for this collection. I ended with Kathmandu, Nepal, all of the trouble that they went through last year was really inspiring and I was able to take those ideas of imbalance and the destruction of culture and apply that to this new collection. These are the pieces that I ended up designing. They're ever-changing and they kind of just are always in flux. My sketching process involves a lot of images, a lot of mixed medias, I like to do collages, watercolors, acrylic paste, it's a real reflection of what my mind looks like. Here you have the final sketches that I've done. The sketching process for me is really a major step between just ideas and kind of this fantasy world that I've created in my mind to really functional wearable pieces. Fabric sourcing is one of my favorite things to do. It's really like a group activity, like meet a couple of friends, we'll just go, we'll explore the city, we'll get inspiration. So I'm looking for like a very pale blue that's almost like very silverish, and then I'm gonna be looking for a very deep, rust orange color. Okay, so I need to find this, but more grayish blue. The fabric store is one of those places that you go in with one idea and one concept and one thought, and you come out with like 500 more. This is it. - This is it! - This is it. - [Girl] Dude! - Hey! Yes! So I spend the majority of my time draping and it's definitely a part that will make or break a piece. I take a piece of muslin, which is just a really basic blend fabric, and I started sculpting it to the dress form. And then those mock-ups that I make of the dress form are then fitted to the model, and sometimes I try them on a model, I'm like, this is hideous, I don't know why, it just overpowers her or something happens and that leads to even better ideas and even more just, creativeness. When you design while you create, I just think it takes so much longer and you like pressure yourself so much more. So, my design mind is turned off. And it's just about sewing, and sewing, and sewing, and sewing, and sewing. So after I finish draping, I take a part of that mockup and I totally seam rip it and I re-pattern it, and then I cut out of my real fabric. It's always really nerve-wracking 'cause a lot of times the fabric's all that you have, either the budget doesn't allow for you to get more fabric, or there's simply not anymore left. It has this like box-like structure in it. The box is actually lined with horse-hair so that it can kind of take the shape and that's why I'm kind of trying to like manipulate it right now 'cause it just takes on whatever shape you really need it to. The show, oh the show. Six days, and I'm still cutting up fabric like, I don't think that's normal. There's always going to be that last minute hurry up and finish like state of being. I have a picture in my mind about how this is supposed to go, but who knows if it actually go that way. I think that there can be a lot of different ways to read the look. Obviously you look for like the main things like color, silhouette, is this an evening piece, is this a day piece and you just kind of put the garment and choose certain categories and that really helps people read fashion out, by the time the piece is on the runway I'm already thinking about a whole new collection and I'm really thinking something totally different, but it doesn't really hit me that these people, for them it's the first time that they've seen this. I've spent months and months planning and sketching and putting it together. If I see all these different things in these pieces, but no one else does, then it's kind of sad, but then it's also part of what makes fashion art, is because people see it in so many different ways. We are in my home, studio, bedroom combination in Berkeley, California. I have this look from Project Runway Junior, which was the first episode, and this look for my most recent collection. They really mean a lot to me 'cause they show how much progress I've made within the last four, five months.
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Click to learn more: https://wp.me/p4AWsA-dX Jocquese Whitfield is a Vogue legend in San Francisco, a choreographer and performer who teaches the popular “Vogue and Tone” class at Dance Mission Theater. He has held the winning title at the Miss Honey Vogue Ball multiple times and is also a judge for dance and drag competitions. In the latest episode of Art School, Jocquese breaks down the five elements of Vogue and discusses how the dance form became a lifestyle. Learn the basics from this master known as Sir JoQ, and recognize that, when it comes to Vogue, it’s all about sass and attitude. Find out more about Jocquese and his classes here: https://www.facebook.com/VogueTone
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Brush up on your visual literacy as we breakdown the wide variety of lines that visual artists use. Through the lens of the self-portrait, we look at how line is a way for artists to express their individual style and also a tool to control the messages they wish to communicate. http://www.kqed.org/artschool
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Art School Discover the secrets of contemporary art with KQED Art School, featuring artist interviews and how-to videos that reveal new ways to get creative and learn about art. *NEW EPISODES EVERY MONTH* Subscribe to KQED Art School! https://www.youtube.com/KQEDArtSchool LETTERING ARTISTRY WITH JESSICA HISCHE You've probably seen Jessica Hische's work in a lot of places. She has designed everything from chocolate lettering to Wes Anderson movie title sequences. In this installment of Art School, San Francisco artist and author Jessica Hische takes us into her design studio with a demo on custom lettering from pencil sketch to vector paths. Most of us have experimented with lettering at some point --maybe doodling our name or our favorite band's lyrics on a notebook or on our desk at school. But Hische has taken her love for lettering to the next level and built a successful career from her word designs. “When you’re starting out in lettering, being naive can be really amazing because you do weird things that people with experience do not know how to do anymore…“ Hische is known for her quirky word inventions such as procrastiwork and designastrator to describe her work practices. Her book, In Progress, provides a deeper look into the lettering artist’s design process with tips and tricks on pencil selections, her story of turning lettering into a career, rough sketches, illustrator advice to live-by, social media tips and amazing examples of her work. Start lettering or digital illustration by learning the pen tool as your first big hurdle. It can be frustrating to start, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be drawing and vectorizing everything! Here’s a handy guide to help you get started with the pen tool. “Don’t let the intimidation of actually starting down the path to do anything be what stops you because it’s hard for everybody." --Jessica Hische https://ww2.kqed.org/artschool/2017/03/10/lettering-artistry-with-jessica-hische/ What is lettering? - Lettering is the process of creating illustrations with letters, numbers, or any type of character or phrase. How do I vector hand lettering? - The same process can be utilized for anything you compose within Illustrator. In the case of lettering, the key is to have relatively few anchor points while utilizing proper point placement and a variety of other tricks to perfect those curves, angles, widths, etc. Go here for more information: https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/hand-lettering-how-to-vector-your-letterforms--cms-23248 Additional Resources: Jessica Hische's website: http://jessicahische.is/ Jessica’s Dandy Resource List: http://jessicahische.is/heretohelp Take a full design course with Jessica at Skillshare: https://www.skillshare.com/site/join?coupon=jessicahische_3mfree&teacherRef=7988252&via=teacher-referral-partner&utm_source=jessicahische&utm_medium=teacher-referral-partner&utm_campaign=jessicahische_summerreferral&category=design&t=Lettering-for-Designers-One-Drop-Cap-Letterform-at-a-Time&sku=1412984025 Plotting Vector Points with Jessica Hische: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plwRPf0NOWY Step by step to digitize lettering in Illustrator with Image Trace: http://www.hellobrio.com/learn/digitize-lettering-illustrator-image-trace GET IN TOUCH WITH US: KQED Art School: http://ww2.kqed.org/artschool/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kqedarts/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KQEDArtSchool Teachers - follow KQED Learning! KQED Learning: https://ww2.kqed.org/learning/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KQEDLearning/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/KQEDedspace About KQED KQED, an NPR and PBS affiliate in San Francisco, CA, serves Northern California and beyond with a public-supported alternative to commercial TV, Radio and web media. Funding for Art School is provided in part by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation the members of KQED.
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Click for more Art School: https://wp.me/p4AWsA-fs Have you ever wondered about the public art you see around town? Do you know how to find the meaning of outdoor sculptures and paintings? Join an adorable six-year-old host on a journey to discover monumental public artworks throughout San Francisco. Public art is all around us, but sometimes we don't even notice it! Get some insight about the famed Bow and Arrow by the bay by artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen, and Ruth Asawa's bay-framing fountain sculpture across the street. Then grab your hiking boots and head for the woods to see Andy Goldsworthy's all-natural installations in The Presidio. Learn how to read these public artworks and many more, brought to you by the cutest curator in town. Do you have a favorite public artwork in your town? Snap a photo and share it with us on Twitter @KQEDArtSchool. Artwork credits in order of appearance: Alan Fleming Keith Haring Clarion Alley Mural Project Josué Rojas Armand Vaillancourt Precita Eyes, Cory Calandra, Laura Campos, Brenda Miller and Patricia Rose Mark di Suvero Sirron Norris Guarina Lopez Tony Bennett/Hearts in San Francisco Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Cupid’s Span Ruth Asawa, Aurora Lawrence Noble Lawrence Halprin Ruth Asawa, Aurora Andy Goldsworthy/For-Site Foundation, Spire Kristin Farr Chris Johanson/SFMOMA Brian Goggin and Dorka Keehn Hung Yi George Warren Rickey Ugo Rondinone Henry Moore Andy Goldsworthy/For-Site Foundation, Woodline Colette Crutcher Clarion Alley Mural Project San Francisco Student Artwork/Powell Street BART Station Clarion Alley Mural Project Andy Goldsworthy/For-Site Foundation, Woodline
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Brush up on your knowledge of color in the sixth installment of our Elements of Art series. By considering the vital and vibrant work of the Color Field painters of the 1950s and 60s, we get a glimpse of how powerful a role color plays in art.
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Continue gaining fluency in the language of the Arts with the second installment in our Elements of Art series. Still life paintings of fruit provide the window into artists' individual style and approach to making shapes. http://www.kqed.org/artschool
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Space is always part of a work of art, sometimes in multiple ways. Follow along with the final installment of our Elements of Art series as we dive deep into the complex role that Space plays in the visual arts. Using site specific art as a starting point, we highlight the specifc techniques that artists use to control and manipulate Space in their work.
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How fluent are you in the language of dance? Follow along with us as we detail the five elements that all forms of dance and creative movement have in common. Being able to identify and understand these core characteristics can help you when talking about a dance performance or can help you get your own messages across through movement.
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We tend to think of art as mainly something to look at. However, many artists spend a lot of time and effort trying to stimulate other senses. In this fourth installment of our Elements of Art series, we look at how visual artists try to engage our sense of touch. Follow along and discover the myriad ways artists create and use texture. http://www.kqed.org/artschool
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"A logo usually communicates all the essence of something in a very short amount of time. But, I believe, the more abstract and unique it is, the better chance it has of communicating." -- Mark Winn Get an inside look into the iterative process of logo design with graphic designer, Mark Winn! In this Art School video, Mark takes us through the process of conceptualizing a logo theme and executing the design from pencil to pixel while providing some serious time-saving techniques in Illustrator along the way. Check out the entire collection of KQED Art School videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiOil1qP-cMUaWtfJFcbgd-b5qWsx8jBI
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Click to learn more: https://wp.me/p4AWsA-dk Chad Hasegawa paints portraits of bears and notable artists, and his style is influenced heavily by the Abstract Expressionist movement, and a thrifty approach to materials. He has created murals throughout San Francisco and shown his paintings and sculptures in galleries. His work balances between abstract and figurative art, with dense, wild brushstrokes that are often pieced together to create recognizable forms. Additional footage from "Chad Hasegawa's Mother Market" by Glenn Cargain: https://vimeo.com/39920996
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We visit the studio of KQED Art School creator Kristin Farr, who is also a painter of geometric rainbow designs that she calls "Magic Hecksagons," which are inspired by folk art, nature and sacred geometry. Check out Kristin demonstrating how to paint your own "Magic Hecksagon" here: http://youtu.be/9gpnmZc7F9M Find more videos like this on our homepage! http://www.KQED.org/ArtSchool
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Click to learn more: https://wp.me/p4AWsA-cp San Francisco's Ben Venom creates punk quilts for everyday rockers who want to be cozy, as well as quilts that are a little less functional and sit more comfortably in a framed-art context.
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Learn more about lettering with this video: https://youtu.be/qV2OTD5fMvk Apexer is a street artist who creates colorful, spray-painted murals around the world. Using a visual foundation based in graffiti art and Chinese calligraphy, Apexer abstracts letterforms to create complex, dynamic compositions for his street art projects. Often creating artworks that communicate the vibe of the neighborhood where they are on view, Apexer’s painted gestures are accessible to a wide audience, and are constantly expanding upon the core element of his work: the letters of his nickname.
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KQED Art School presents rarely-seen photos of San Francisco Bay Area graffiti in the 1980s captured by photographer Jim Prigoff, co-author of the seminal book on early graffiti "Spraycan Art". Artist Neon describes the styles, spots, and writers that had an early influence on the Bay Area graffiti scene. See more art vids at http://www.KQED.org/ArtSchool.
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Click here for more info: https://wp.me/p4AWsA-em In this episode of Art School, take a trip to the California Academy of Sciences with Jane Kim as she draws inspiration from their collection and talks about an early obsession with teddy bears that led her to a life of using art to give the natural world a stronger voice.
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Click for more info: https://wp.me/p4AWsA-ex In this episode of Art School, Apexer explains the foundation of lettering and demonstrates the progression of writing in a tag style, to a more three-dimensional form, to fully abstracting letterforms. He also explains the connection between street art sketching and spray painting.
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Click to learn more: https://wp.me/p4AWsA-dO Artist Evah Fan makes drawings, zines and more in a style that is influenced by wordplay and folk art techniques. She tells visual stories through her interpretation of words she finds tantalizing with their multiple meanings.
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Share your art with us: https://wp.me/p4AWsA-eJ Boldness, accessibility, visibility and reproducibility are just a few of the qualities that help make political art stand out and reach new audiences. Take these five steps to create your own political art, and let your work shout a message from the rooftops!
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Click for more: http://ww2.kqed.org/artschool/2015/06/30/art-activism-with-sanaz-mazinani/ Sanaz Mazinani is an artist with a background in political activism who uses art to inspire dialogue about perceptions of cultural identity. In the latest episode of Art School, she describes her current art practice and the intentions behind her recent installation at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco.
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Click to learn more: https://wp.me/p4AWsA-d8 Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock are artists who focus on character design and development, creating a rotating cast of surreal cartoon figures inspired by visual culture, including fashion, skateboarding, Japanese regalia and folklore.
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In this episode of Art School, tag along with experimental animator Jodie Mack as she works on a new project in San Francisco. Inspired by a recent trip to Mexico, her new film features bright Oaxacan fabrics placed within landscapes and domestic scenes. She also introduces some pioneers of abstract animation and gives an overview of her techniques and past work. Find more videos from KQED Art School: http://www.KQED.org/ArtSchool
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Favianna Rodriguez is a visual artist and community organizer who merges her artistic practice with political activism. Through her bold, vivid artwork, she has become a leading voice in raising awareness about immigration, women's issues, globalization and economic injustice. www.kqed.org/artschool
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Oakland artist, David Wilson, demonstrates mail can be a powerful and tangible way to connect people. Follow along in this special episode of Art School in collaboration with SFMOMA to learn about collage techniques and make your own mail art to share around the world. Visit: http://ww2.kqed.org/artschool/ for more Art School videos!
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Artist Kristin Farr demonstrates how to paint your very own "Magic Hecksagon," which is a colorful, geometric design inspired by folk art. See our interview with Kristin Farr here: http://youtu.be/OX1r-3-VK-0 Check out more videos like this on our homepage: http://www.KQED.org/ArtSchool
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Follow along with visual artist Favianna Rodriguez as she demonstrates two printmaking techniques that are central to her practice: Linocut and Monotype. To do this activity you'll need the following printmaking materials: - Linoleum Blocks - Linoleum Cutting Tools - Graphite Paper - Brayers - Block Printing Inks - Baren or Wooden Spoon - Printing Paper - Newsprint or Scrap Paper www.kqed.org/artschool
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Click to learn more: https://wp.me/p4AWsA-dz Brendan Monroe is known for drawings, paintings and sculptures of organic landscapes and otherworldly creatures. Art School visited with the artist during a transitional moment when he’d just completed a new body of work in collaboration with Heath Ceramics.
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See more at http://ww2.kqed.org/artschool/ Elisabeth Higgins O'Connor's creates poignant, larger-than-life figures that are seemingly cobbled together with reused scrap materials including; wood, textiles and newspaper. Like marginalized creatures who are attempting to overcome adversity, her sculptures evoke empathy and amazement with their perceived resiliency, towering stature and patchwork bodies. While these figures are utterly unusual, the use of everyday materials can make them feel familiar and domestic.
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Click here for more info: https://wp.me/p4AWsA-e7 Nigel Poor is a photographer who spends time documenting everyday existence, exploring the meaning of the traces of ourselves that we leave behind. She focuses on ordinary objects and materials, researching what makes an object “worthy of preservation,” in her words. This KQED Art School video was created in collaboration with SFMOMA, who commissioned art-making activity ideas from Nigel Poor for their Open Studio project.
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Click here for more: https://wp.me/p4AWsA-eh Robb Godshaw makes artwork that is conceptual and, as he describes, “Uses technical means to move things that can’t be moved, or make visible things that aren’t normally visible.” During an artist residency at SF Recology, which houses San Francisco’s dump, Godshaw scavenged electronic waste, most of which was functional.
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Amy Franceschini is a San Francisco based artist whose practice spans drawing, sculpture, design, net art, public art, and gardening. She is concerned with notions of community, sustainable environment, and the relations between humans and nature. We hang out with Franceschini in her Mission District studio that also serves as the headquarters for Futurefarmers, an international collective of artists, bakers, architects and other builders. Listen in as she talks about working collaboratively and making work that encourages dialogue and exchange. Check us out: http://www.kqed.org/artschool and @kqedartschool !
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San Francisco-based photographer Paccarik Orue carries out long-term documentary projects in various communities in the Bay Area and his home country of Peru. In this episode of Art School we tag along with Orue as he photographs on the streets of Richmond, California making intimate portraits of people he encounters. See more Art School: http://www.kqed.org/artschool
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See more at http://ww2.kqed.org/artschool/ David Huffman is a Bay Area artist who focuses on the symbology of basketball and the space program in his artwork that addresses identity and cultural trauma.
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Learn four introductory skratches that all aspiring turntablists should know. DJ Celskiii and DJ Deeandroid guide you through the basic movements and techniques to get you started mixing and skratching.
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See more at http://ww2.kqed.org/artschool/ Artist David Huffman provides the inspiration for a fun art project. Choose your favorite object and find different ways to abstract it to explore its symbolism.
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DJs Celskiii and Deeandroid have been staples of the Bay Area hip-hop scene for over 15 years. Products of the fertile turntablism movement of the late-90s, Celskiii and Deeandroid have been tour DJs for KRS-One and have twice competed in the US DMC Team Battles, placing second in 2010. Since 2003 they've also fostered a space for other DJs to collaborate and advance their craft with the monthly event Skratchpad. In this episode of Art School, we visit Celskiii and Deeandroid in their Vallejo studio. Listen in as they talk about their Bay Area influences, their responsibility to their audience, and why vinyl records still reign supreme. For other Art School episodes: http://www.kqed.org/artschool
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Documentary Photographer Paccarik Orue demonstrates how to scan, clean and color-correct medium format film, showing the necessary steps for digitizing color film negatives. See more videos, including an interview with Orue at www.KQED.org/ArtSchool.
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Franky Aguilar is the artist behind the wildly popular mobile art apps CatWang, Snoopify, Ima Unicorn, GifYogurt and many others. Inspired by street culture, candy colors, and internet iconography. Aguilar works with artists to create a fun and creative user experience. @KQEDArtSchool | www.kqed.org/artschool
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Follow choreographer Lenora Lee as she leads you through an excerpt of movements from her multimedia performance piece, The Escape. The choreography was generated from writing done in collaboration with her company's dancers. Watch and listen how she translated the dancers' stories into physical movements. www.kqed.org/artschool
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Hit the streets as your own, custom-made Superhero and work for the common good of your city! Artist Amy Franceschini has fashioned an inspiring lesson that will help guide you through the entire process from brainstorming logos, mottos and costumes to ensuring that your Superhero works to help solve a community's needs. This lesson is part of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's Open Studio. Find Amy's entire lesson plan here: http://www.sfmoma.org/explore/educators/teacher_resources/openstudio_lesson_franceschini Check out the entire Open Studio collection for more activities centered around contemporary art: http://www.sfmoma.org/explore/educators/teacher_resources/bradford_open_studio
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Meet dancer and choreographer Lenora Lee. A San Francisco native, Lee is artistic director of her own dance company, Lenora Lee Dance. Her large-scale interdisciplinary works combine dance, video projection, martial arts, music and text that connect various styles of movement to culture, history and human rights issues. www.kqed.org/artschool
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