Tiger (pastel) Lillian Nelson, winner of The Monthlys
Fifth Annual Cover Contest, graces this issues cover with an
art class assignment she did while a sophomore at Piedmont High School.
Nelson, 16, who maintains a rigorous gymnastics practice, says shes
also committed to continuing her art through high school. For more information
on Nelson and the other winners, see page 35. Local artist Bert Monroy
will present awards to this years top three and honorable mention
winners at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 22 at Amsterdam Art, 1013
University Avenue, Berkeley. The ceremony is open to the public.
2005 Issue: Table
Fighters on Both Fronts
the war in Iraq blazes on, military recruiters struggle to attract fresh
soldiers into the Armed Services while anti-recruiters step up their protest
of the war. One side hopes to help youth be all they can be while
the other educates teens about other opportunities available to them.
By Andrea Lampros
Arts and Minds
academic curricula and an emphasis on testing have left classrooms with
little time or money for creative arts. But the VALA project believes
that visual art enhances language arts and kids learn when they are having
fun. By Mike Rosen-Molina
Nuts About Therapy
live in a spawning ground for new therapy techniques, social activism,
customized spirituality, and New Age values. But are all these opportunities
for enlightenment leading us to greater self-awareness? By Meredith
On a Mission
helping her fourth-grader with the competitive "Mission Project,"
a local mom uncovers the dark side of school projects: a black market
of completed mission models and gift-shop profiteering. By Jennifer
Out of the Blue
the gray all around mirrors an inner gloom, our hero wonders what it will
take to foil the funk: A pep talk? Dividing the irises? By
fences make good neighbors, and in the East Bay, where artisans abound,
property markers showcase ironwork, hand-carved wood, and earthy stones.
By Mike Rosen-Molina
designer starts a concrete counter culture. By Paul Kilduff
Fifth Annual Cover Contest
out our expanded advertising galleries in the print version of The
added two new departments and refined Marketplace.
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