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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 Spotlight: Evelyn Tyler “Actress gets ‘Sing On’ dancing onto FAMU stage”

Even as the moon wanes in the wee hours of the morning, you might still find Evelyn Tyler joyfully buzzing around backstage. Tyler feels theater is interwoven with her DNA whether she’s starting on a new prop or organizing the costume shop.

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Art is woven into lesson plan at Apalachee Tapestry

Students at Apalachee Tapestry Magnet School of the Arts have a good thing going. Not only do they enjoy a campus-wide model of arts integration throughout the curricula, they also receive instruction from faculty members who are exceptional arts specialists.

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COCA Spotlight: Thomas Wilson “Ghost Tours guide taps Tallahassee history”

In a month when all things haunted and spooky are in high demand, writer and actor Thomas Wilson thinks locals should look no further than the cityscape right outside their doors.

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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.”

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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.