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Art Meets Commerce

As a child growing up in St. Petersburg, Julia Crabtree dreamed of the Serengeti, or more specifically, of photographing it. In middle school, she attended a photography camp and recalled, “it all started there with my little disposable camera.”

By: Amanda Karioth Thompson, COCA | October 18, 2017

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COCA Spotlight: Amanda Boekhout “Artist keeps fingers on ‘the pulse of life’ ”

Though she would first describe herself as a painter, interdisciplinary artist Amanda Boekhout has a special affinity for creating performance art.

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Art class world tour arrives at Day of the Dead

As the art teacher at the Success Academy at Ghazvini Learning Center, David Worrell is looking forward to a global adventure with his students.

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COCA Profile: Starr Payne “Alchemy of fire, metal fascinates jeweler”

Years ago, Starr Payne was told she would never look at food the same way again. As a jeweler and metalsmith, textures of even the most mundane cereals or chips, or a stray image from a television show can spark up her ingenuity.

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Anna in the Arts: 100 Thousand Poets for Change

Hi, I'm Anna! I'm a freshman at Leon High School in Tallahassee, Florida. I am very interested in the arts and how they affect me and my community. I like drawing, plants, oversized sweaters, and my cat.

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Students connect art and dance

For thousands of years, humans have relied on dance and art to tell stories, celebrate momentous occasions, and connect to one another. Like our earliest ancestors, we continue to use these art forms to express abstract ideas, share information, reflect on our identity, and cope...

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COCA Spotlight: Jeremy Spinks “Designer talks typography, unveils new font”

Jeremy Spinks is a fan of Helvetica — both the documentary and the font — and isn’t afraid to wield it confidently in spite of its “cliched” reputation in popular culture.