COVER by Erich Fink
Mia (collage). Erich Finks cover collage features his granddaughter, who turns three this month. From his home studio in Montclair, Fink makes collage and personalized greeting cards from photographs, magazine images, textured paper, and a little paint. A native of Austria, Finkwho has a masters in historytaught art at El Cerrito High School for 33 years and coached soccer at U.C. Berkeley for 20 years. He took a course in collage at Hayward State University 15 years ago and has been "inclined toward the craft" ever since. He has exhibited his work in local coffeehouses and can be reached at (510) 339-9583.
F E A T U R E :Letting Bygones Be Bygones
by Meredith Maran
UP FRONT: People, Arts, Issues
Art: El Cerrito artist Judy Stone taught herself how to do enamelingthe centuries-old art of fusing colored powder onto metal. Today shes revived the craft in former Soviet Georgia, where enameling got its start many years ago.
Critics Choice for January: The Divine Comedy in the Big Apple; Is it trapeze or is it dance?; Festival of Buddhist films; Brazilian bluegrass in Berkeley; Channeling Darryl Strawberry at the Magic.
DINING GUIDE The Monthlys menu of local restaurants.
MARKETPLACE The Monthlys catalog of goods and services.
The Kilduff File: Here and queer with performance artist Tim Miller.
Kartoon Korner: Cartoons from around the country.