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Connect The Bay: Sculptor Alicia N. Ponzio
Stepping into Alicia N. Ponzio's North Beach, San Francisco studio is a little like time traveling to a renaissance European workshop. With daylight streaming in through high windows, paintings on easels are punctuated everywhere by sculptures, both finished and in progress. Traditionally trained as...
James Morgan, Dwayne Morgan and Walter Morgan Jr. are The Sons of the Soul Revivers, who have been singing gospel music together with family in the Bay Area since they were kids. Inspired by deep faith, their music is generated out of both devotion and celebration. They have brought their engaging p...
Taiko, or Japanese drum performance, is thrilling contemporary entertainment rooted in deep cultural traditions. Founded in San Jose's Japantown in 1973, San Jose Taiko has grown to become one of the premiere taiko ensembles in the world. Artistic Director Franco Imperial describes what it is like t...
Naheed Hasnat Senzai is a successful Bay Area author of Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction. She specializes in writing stories that feature diverse characters with lives rooted in rich cultural heritages. Many confront challenges that newcomers to the U.S. often face. She believes, "You introduce...
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Connect The Bay: Coming Out
BAYMEC Community Foundation Executive Director Ken Yeager tours his recent exhibition "Coming Out: 50 Years of Queer Resistance and Resilience in Silicon Valley." Included are mementos and artifacts from decades of activism and celebration of the suburban LGBTQ+ community in the South Bay. An offsho...
Matthaus Lam is an accomplished young artist with a playful sense of humor that pours out of his amazing sculptures. Lam's creativity sparked early–he has created works of art since he was just five years old. He specializes in animals and likes to share them with adults and kids alike. Lam told us,...

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