Issue

1.20 / The Possibility of Possibility

July 29 2010

Introduction

July 29, 2010. Today is Art Practical’s nine-month anniversary—a gestational period, if you will. Although technically we were birthed in late October, the reflection and analysis in which the editorial team, writers, and readers have been engaged since then have felt very much like incubation at times. The conversations around what the site can and needs to do have adopted a rhythm familiar to new initiatives in the Bay Area, a combination of welcomed embrace, enthusiastic participation, and finely tuned critique. Moving forward, the most pressing question seems to be how to venture further afield, and continue to faithfully analyze and mirror the activities here?  How do we position ourselves—and the Bay Area—out in the world? We’ll take the leap, and see.  Enjoy - PM

Features

How Things Work, Part 3

How Things Work, Part 3

By Aimee Le Duc

Today, California primary and secondary students are in a strange liminal space, where arts education is mandatory but there is no requirement for how, or even if, a school implements arts education in any subject matter. Several Bay Area visual-arts organizations have recognized this grave discrepancy and have stepped in to fill the void.

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Interview with Adobe Books Backroom Gallery

Interview with Adobe Books Backroom Gallery

By Bad at Sports

We are not an official white-wall gallery, and we are not just your typical bookstore. The art scene has enriched my life; it’s a great supplement to conducting a business, and the book selling has allowed art to be sold here in bigger and better ways as the years go by.

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