“FINDING YINGYING” Movie Review

By Liisa Cohen Director Jiayan “Jenny” Shitakes takes us on a gripping and intimate journey of devastating loss and the struggle of a grieving family to exist. Yingying Zhang, a 26-year-old Chinese student, comes to the U.S. to study. In her detailed and beautiful diaries, the aspiring young scientist and teacher is full of optimism, hoping to also be married and a mother someday. Within … Continue reading “FINDING YINGYING” Movie Review

Americans for the Arts Presents 2020 Robert E. Gard Award to Red Door Project’s ‘Evolve’

    Americans for the Arts has announced Red Door Project’s Evolve, a live performance experience based in Portland, Oregon, as the 2020 recipient of The Robert E. Gard Award. The award recognizes exemplary projects from the last year led by individuals or organizations who demonstrate a commitment to intersecting the arts with other sectors of community life in meaningful and measurable ways. Red Door … Continue reading Americans for the Arts Presents 2020 Robert E. Gard Award to Red Door Project’s ‘Evolve’

Sheila Halligan-Waltz: An Artist Passionate About Social Injustices

  “My subjects face the viewer and make eye contact thus establishing an even greater human relationship”. Sheila Halligan-Waltz Sheila Halligan-Waltz studied briefly at the Art Institute of Chicago and privately. It is was her feeling as an artist-citizen which compelled her, to paint numerous works to document the personalities and abuses of the Bush White House. Beyond the Bush era, my work tackles issues … Continue reading Sheila Halligan-Waltz: An Artist Passionate About Social Injustices