Interviews with Mary Jane Jacob and Blondell Cummings; Elders Share the Arts; essay by Arlene Goldbard; The Selma Project by Bob Leonard; Public Participation in the Public Art Process; the Hiroshima Suite; Project Row Houses; plus profiles, news, departments and more.

Cover: Project Row Houses

Table of Contents


Living with the Doors Open
An interview with choreographer Blondell Cummings, by Veta Goler

We Are All Connected
Elders Share the Arts builds bridges across the generation gap, by Linda Frye Burnham and Susan Perlstein

After the Fall
California Institute of the Arts after the earthquake–a photo-journal, photographs by Steven A. Gunther

What’s Needed Now
A Call for Courage, Intelligence, Art, Judgment and Guile, by Arlene Goldbard

The Selma Project
Case study of an arts project in the historic Civil Rights city, by Bob Leonard

Broken Silence, Visible Wounds
An artist’s verbal and visual reflection on engaged artists in her native Canada, by Caffyn Kelley

Concentric Circles
Interview with independent curator Mary Jane Jacob, by Carole Tormollan

Yes in My Front Yard
Public participation in the public art process, by Marie Gee

The Hiroshima Suite
A painter’s portfolio and text preceding the 50th Anniversary of the bomb, by Clayton Campbell


Project Row Houses
Art in the House, by Shaila Dewan

Katherine Dunham
Choreographing a Way of Life, by Barbara L. Kensey

The Lesbian Avengers
Directed Action, by Carolyn Shapiro

Black Liberation Radio
Struggling for Air, by Laurie Palmer


The NEA at the Brink
by Sarah S. Lutman

Long Live Performance Art!
an email missive

Art Historian Descending a Staircase
by Sarah Vowell

The Art of the Benefit Auction
by Marschel Paul

.Keep the Arts–and Kids–In School
by Linda Frye Burnham


Finding Art on the Internet
by Beth Kanter


American Stories, American Dreams
by Sarah Vowell


“Year of the Indian” from First Indian on the Moon
by Sherman Alexie


Guns and Moses
editorial by Steven Durland

Public Broadcasting: Is There No Alternative?
running commentary by Linda Frye Burnham

Review of new books, audio, video

Hot Shorts
News and announcements

The Tacit Observer
a satirical newspaper by Steven Durland

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