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COCA Spotlight: Julie Bowland “Artist’s vibrant ‘Earthscapes’ are ‘an emotional expression’”

One dark night, surrounded by the Chiricahua Mountains of southeastern Arizona, painter Julie Bowland was busily recreating the wild nighttime landscape. She turned on her truck’s headlights to further illuminate the scene.

By: Amanda Sieradzki, COCA | November 20, 2017

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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.

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Woodville’s new garden celebrates individuality and community

There’s a madness sweeping through Tallahassee and it seems no one is immune. It’s infecting our parks, public spaces, businesses and even schools.

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Anna in the Arts: The Silk and Cotton (Pop-Up) Shop

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.