Lita Albuquerque is an American installation, environmental artist, painter and sculptor. She is on the core faculty of the Fine Art Graduate Program at Art Center College of Design.
Albuquerque’s work questions our place in the enormity of infinite space and eternal time. Despite a rising flood of new data and interpretive theory, the most elemental concepts of an emerging scientific cosmology are simply not imbedded in everyday culture. Conversely, the meaning of this cosmology does not seem implicit in the science. Lita Albuquerque has not flinched from the scale of such a challenge. She is one of the rare artists and humanists who are responsible for thoughtfully and imaginatively placing the elemental concepts for a living, functional cosmology for 21st century culture within public consciousness.
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Jesse Bliss, Founder and Artistic Director of The Roots and Wings Project, is an actress, writer, director, producer, poetess and MC whose works have been produced and performed around the world.
Jesse’s writings for the stage include Diamonds, performed at UCLA in collaboration with dance legend Rennie Harris; Roots and Wings, The Play, performed in New York and San Francisco; Between Fingertips performed at Central Juvenile Hall and CASA 0101, and performance appearances at the United Nations on International Women’s Day and the Edinburgh Festival.
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Strawn Bovee created and hosted two original programs and broadcast live on KPFK FM radio for over twenty years: FutureWatch, which tracked evolving concepts in science and religion, and Ritual Life, which explored the creation of meaning through the connectivity of ritual in personal, civic, and spiritual life.
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Zina Bethune Founder, Artistic Director and Choreographer for Theatre Bethune and Infinite Dreams, is an accomplished performer of international prominence, having demonstrated remarkable versatility as a dancer, actress, choreographer, and singer in film, television and theatre. Having directed and choreographed over 50 plays, films, videos, and ballets, Ms. Bethune’s diverse background has served to broaden her ideas of performance to include multimedia as its own art form, making her a pioneer in the Cyber-Art movement. In 2009 Backstage West named Theatre Bethune one of the five top dance companies in Los Angeles.
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Dorit Cypis is an award-winning visual artist as well as a professional mediator. Her explorations on identity as psychological and political, individual and collective, have been presented at museums and public venues internationally since 1980, including Whitney Museum of American Art, International Center of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Musee d’Art Contemporain/Montreal, Musee des Beaux Arts/Bruxelles, Walker Art Center, Orange County Museum of Art, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
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