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‘The Arts Connect’ on International Night at Tallahassee School of Math and Science

Ahmet Temel is the principal of Tallahassee School of Math and Science and he wants to learn to play the guitar.

By: Amanda Karioth Thompson, COCA | April 25, 2018

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Lincoln Students Shine with Silver Jewelry Designs

What if you could manipulate metal as easily as modeling clay? That question occupied the mind of Dr. Masaki Morikawa in the early 1990s.

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COCA Spotlight: Tavani Williams “Self-taught artist seeks emotional connections”

Artist Tavani Williams proudly says that he can paint anywhere in his home, however, it’s been a long road to his first major showing at Creative Tallahassee this March, presented by the Council on Culture & Arts at the City Hall Art Gallery.

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Fairview students bond over ‘Shrek’ production

Despite his surly disposition, appalling manners and repellent personal hygiene, Shrek has become one of the world’s most beloved movie stars. The original “Shrek” film was released in 2001 and was an immediate success, winning an Academy Award for best animated feature.

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COCA Spotlight: Gwen Welliver “FSU choreographer creates variation for Graham dancers”

Stepping into the studio with award-winning choreographer and dancer Gwen Welliver, one can hear verbal prompts to “line, fold, rotate,” or “line, fold, chunk,” or even “line, fold, creature.” As a professor at Florida State University’s School of Dance, students shape themselves around these...

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COCA Spotlight: Roger Raepple “Photographer captures ‘dream world’ with slow shutter”

Behind the camera lens, photographer Roger Raepple surveys boneyards of fallen trees where the shoreline shifts and encroaches on a maritime forest. Moody weather and cloud cover serve as the backdrop for his chosen subject matter. The rest of the photo’s ambiance comes together...

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Music Rug Brings Students Together at Buck Lake Elementary School

King Solomon’s legendary flying carpet must have been a stunner. Made of gold and silk, it was fabled to be 60 miles long. Rumor has it, the entire court could hitch a ride.