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Artist in Residence Brings Ukuleles to Santa Rosa

With the school year beginning, special programs that focus on nontraditional approaches to education are also getting underway. One such innovation brings free weekly music lessons to a local elementary school. As Steve Mencher reports, the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts is building on a successful pilot. As the school year progresses, we'll hope to visit the classes, and showcase some of the student compositions right here. Below, see a performance from the pilot phase of the project.

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Arts Education Survey Highlights Disparities

Just about everyone involved agrees that arts education is important and valuable. But new survey data reveals that it is far from uniformly available to students in Sonoma County. The results of the survey were made public at a “data reveal” event Tuesday evening at the Luther Burbank Center for…

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Artist Optimistic, Despite Fire That Destroyed His Paintings

Painter Bill Gittins, a KRCB board member, is featured online today at the KQED website, talking about his experience during the Tubbs fire that burned so many homes in his Fountaingrove neighborhood. “I had completed about 35 new paintings for ArtTrails over the last several months, and that was…

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The Importance of Arts Education

KRCB North Bay Public Media explores the importance of arts education in in K-12 education, with a community grant from Sonoma Wine Country Weekend. View the videos on this page to learn more.

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Expanding Collaboration Between Disparate Arts

Sonoma County sculptor Bruce Johnson is known for his massive redwood and metal structures. But he has also been central to some unexpected collaborations with artists from quite different fields.…

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Art Helps Illuminate and Heal After Fires

The phrase "second responders" has been used about artists, mental health professionals and others who have been helping our community cope with grief and loss since the North Bay fires. An…

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