“I am very emotionally Japanese; the events make me feel something. All of my choreography is emotionally-based and that comes out,” Ayana Yonesaka said. “Each dance is specifically inspired.”
The colorful wall hanging swayed as the dancers ran past. The soft sound of rain played
Activism and creativity can blend to become both beautiful and haunting social commentary, which is no truer than in the poetry work of two SF State alumni.
Nellie Wong and Genny Lim are Bay Area natives who have promoted themes of equity and equality throughout their
There is no plaque or symbol of historical significance at the corner of Wawona Street and 46th Avenue in the Outer Sunset District of San Francisco. At that intersection, there is a vacant, gray house standing in the shadow of a new shopping center being
Every thing was going well for Annette Rivera until she experienced a bipolar onset in her early twenties that led her to self-medicate and lose sight of her future, she said.
Rivera was born in the Bronx but spent most of her young life in Omaha, Nebraska. Eventually she made
When the phone rings at Mozzeria, the Mission pizzeria owned by SF State alumna Melody Stein and her husband Russ, it doesn't make any sound. Instead, strategically positioned lights, located above the front door and along the bar flash in color-coded pulses.
It's one of the many ways technology
SF State alumna Elinor Armer, a world-renowned pianist, composer and teacher, is celebrating her 75th birthday with a series of jubilee concerts throughout the Bay Area, including one held Feb. 26 at Knuth Hall.
Armer, who received her masters of arts in composition at SF State, is the founder
An SF State alumna turned the camera toward herself, centered her face within the frame, smiled and snapped the photo. While most might see the picture as just another selfie, Spring 2014 graduate Jamie Oliveira used the photo as a response to the offensive verbal abuse she endured from an exboyfriend.
Oliveira posted the selfie on
Layla Fanucci stood on the foot of her couch contemplating the big, blank space that resided on her living room wall. The inability to find an art piece lively enough to fill the space is what led the former music teacher to quit teaching music
Thirty years ago a group of students from SF State created a new future for art in San Francisco. Today, artists still use the space, known as The Lab, on the corner of 16th and Capp Streets as a place to go for shared studios,
From a monster-filled factory to talking cars, alumnus Jonas Rivera continues to expand our imaginations and inspire up-and-coming animators.
Since his last class at SF State, Rivera has been a part of the Pixar family, living out his childhood dreams. With no regrets, he missed his
While a crowd of eager students stood in the halls awaiting her presence, actress Annette Bening slowly toured the rooms of her alma mater’s theatre department, reminiscing about directors she worked with, the old lights in a dressing room and the very stage on which she last