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COVER | Laura Regan

Golden Oldie, (acrylic). Laura Regan discovered the magic of art at age 5, when she colored ruby slippers onto her feet in a self-portrait. She studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art and soon realized that her real love was painting portraits of nature. Her realistic wildlife images have been exhibited at The Lawrence Hall of Science, The Society of Illustrator's Show in New York, The Monterey Museum of Art, The Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans, and the Children's Illustrated Art Museum in St. Louis among others. Regan has illustrated 13 award-winning children's books, including Pierre the Penguin, the story of the California Academy of Science's most famous African penguin. Many of her images can also be found on her collection of greeting cards. Regan is currently represented by the Jessel Gallery in Napa. The gallery, 1019 Atlas Peak Road, is open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.,, 707-257-2350. To contact the gallery, email and read more about Regan at Regan and her husband now reside in Austin, Texas.

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March 2019 Issue:

Take Some Risks

Avid4 Adventure and other similar camps push boundaries for kids.
By Erika Mailman

Gender-Fluid Options Arrive
All-gender cabins make for more inclusive experience at Camp Tawonga
. By Lisa Fernandez

Let's Get Cooking
Summer cooking camps for young East Bay wannabe chefs go way beyond PB&J and chocolate chip cookies
. By Anna Mindess

Lessons in Life Skills
Kids learn through theater at Tomorrow Youth Repertory summer camp productions
. By Carrie Kirby

PERFORMING ARTS |  Cal Performances Gets Its Third Leader
Jeremy Geffen vows to ignite imaginations.
By Lou Fancher

RETAIL | Find Wearable Art at Ultra Cat
Edo Salon opens, SF hosts Fashion Community Week, and SoleSpace goes solo.
By Annie Crawford

| Munch India
Edible lessons on dishes from Indo-Chinese noodles to Bengali-inspired sea bass. By Katherine Hamilton

This American Life's host talks musicals, media, and premiums. 
By Paul Kilduff


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