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Arts & Culture Newsletter: In her docuseries, Ruth-Ann Thorn spotlights the work of Native American artists

Good morning, and welcome to the U-T Arts & Culture Newsletter.

I’m David L. Coddon, and here’s your guide to all things essential in San Diego’s arts and culture this week.

Ruth-Ann Thorn operated her first art gallery “out of the back of a Ryder truck.” That’s a humble beginning for the woman who would — over the course of 15 years — oversee seven brick-and-mortar galleries: in La Jolla, Fashion Valley, the Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village and out of town in Laguna Beach, Beverly Hills and Breckenridge, Colo.

Today Thorn, who is of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians

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34 Artists to See at the 2021 Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festival

Tom of Finland Foundation (ToFF) is presenting the 26th Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festival — Tom of Finland 101: RAW Anatomy. ToFF Vice President & Curator S.R. Sharp said of this year’s event: “Tom of Finland would have been one hundred and one this year, so 2021’s educational theme is Tom of Finland 1-0-1. For this particular ‘course,’ RAW Anatomy, the artists are our instructors.” The Festival will be open to the public Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 5, from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, at Second Home, located at 1370 North Saint Andrews Place in Los

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Dona Ana Arts Council showcases Border Artists Dec. 3-29 in Las Cruces

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The Doña Ana Arts Council will showcase The Border Artists in Blue Skies Dec 3-29, 2021. Patrons will see art representing a diversity of materials, narratives, perspectives, and experiences reaching beyond the challenges of 2020. 

The Border Artists organization was formed in the late 1980s to increase visibility and recognition for artists in southern New Mexico. Finding much success, the group continued to add members with diverse backgrounds and organized as a non-profit association in 1995. All members are residents of New Mexico and El Paso, and they exhibit locally and nationally in juried shows.


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Yonkers BIPOC artists work displayed in Sarah Lawrence College exhibit

For Haifa Bint-Kadi, creating art has served as way to explore her identity as the daughter of refugees and as a mixed-race person in America.

For Evan Bishop, it helped his voice be heard in the emergence of hip-hop culture and allowed him to focus on service.

And through art, Katori Walker found self healing from the trauma of being raped when she was younger.

All three Yonkers-based artists’ work is featured in the exhibit Rooted: A Community Archive Project at Sarah Lawrence College’s Esther Raushenbush Library. The exhibit is free to the public and runs through Dec. 17.


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