Cover | Susan
Spring (digital collage). Susan Sanford is an East Bay illustrator,
sculptor, and frequent contributor to The Monthly. She owes a big
debt to Czech animator Jan Svankmajer for inspiring Secret Spring,
which was generated on the computer using old engravings and a china
plate (the circular window). To see more of what Susan does with
china, see her mosaic sculpture at www.mesart.com/artworks.jsp?artist=2674.
She will show her work June 3-4 and 10-11 as part of East Bay Open
Studios from her studio/garden. To receive postcard notification
of Susan’s shows,
e-mail her at email@example.com.
2006 Issue: Table
FEATURE | Behind
Like a sunny spring breeze, the artists of this month’s East Bay
Open Studios offer fresh approaches, original ideas, and authentic inspiration.
See how some of the East Bay’s most original artists work and catch
a glimpse of creativity in action. By Timothy Buckwalter
Up Front | Girls
Techbridge, a free after-school science program in East Bay public schools,
teaches girls how to dissect worms, build solar Lego cars, and play with
Underneath the fun, girls discover careers in science, technology, and engineering.
By Reese Erlich
EAST BAY LIFE | Trend
Owens has an eye for the future. His book of photographs, Suburbia, captured
the 1970s in all its shag-carpeted glory, and his microbrewery in Hayward
was one of the first to pioneer fresh, brewed-on-the-spot beer for the
masses. What’s next?
By Paul Kilduff
FIRST PERSON | Shooting
mother, in the throes of diapering and drudgery, describes watching her
own mother’s late-life discovery of love. Sure she wants her mom
to be happy, but she also wants a doting grandma for her kids. By Christine
Shopping Around | Landscape
lush tropical grottoes, sculpture gardens, or steep hillside waterfalls—the
East Bay’s talented landscape and hardscape designers can transform
your backyard into the paradise it’s meant to be. By Kate Rix
The Kilduff File
the hand that holds the pen behind Art Dog. By
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