Alumnae in the News

Cheena Marie Lo, MFA ’12, debuts book of poetry on natural and social disasters

In A Series of Un/Natural/Disasters, Lo uses disconnected phrases drawn from documentation on Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters to characterize both the physical wreckage and the social inequities that come to light in an event’s aftermath.

East Bay Express, April 27, 2016

Amy X Neuburg, MFA ’89, premieres “Hunger Strike” for the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra

In a 30-minute song cycle that is “by far her most ambitious undertaking,” Neuburg combines her vocal and electronic music techniques with traditional instrumentation while tackling the subject of prisoner rights.

The Mercury News, April 26, 2016

Former punk rocker Michelle Gonzales ’01 publishes memoir

In Spitboy Rules: Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band, Gonzales reflects on her experiences in the 1990s as a young, working-class Chicana woman in a well-known touring band at a time when women in punk were rare., April 10, 2016

Leslie Price, MFA ’71, to exhibit Garden Conversations at Coos Art Museum

Price’s improvisational painting technique is deeply influenced by Zen Buddhism and jazz music.

The World, April 7, 2016

James Gouldthorpe, MFA ’95, portrays life’s quintessential stages

In a new installation at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California, Gouldthorpe explores the passage of time through a series of mixed media paintings inspired by the graphic novel and realist painters’ depictions of modern American life.

The Mercury News, April 6, 2016

Caitlin O’Halloran ’90 named Woman of the Year in California district

A legislative aide and local school board trustee, O’Halloran was honored by California State Senator Lois Wolk for her service to the senate’s third district, which covers portions of the North Bay Area, Wine Country, and the Sacramento Valley.

Daily Republic, April 1, 2016

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