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Samuel Getachew

Samuel Getachew was named the 2019 Youth Poet Laureate of Oakland, CA and primarily has been recognized for his poetry: spoken word, which he has performed in ...

Daniel Clowes

Daniel Clowes is a cartoonist, illustrator, graphic novelist, and screenwriter. Recently in interviews Clowes has said that he has lived in Oakland for near...

Natalia Anciso

Natalia Anciso was born on March 25th, 1985 in Weslaco, Texas. She is a contemporary visual artist who focuses on her experience as a child growing up along th...

Pam the Funkstress

Pam Warren, aka Pam the Funkstress or Purple Pam, was born on November 11, 1966 in Shreveport, Louisiana and died on December 22, 2017. Warren was a DJ, mos...

Shu Yi Liu

Shu Yi Liu was born in China on January 1, 1941. Mr. Liu’s style of art is Chinese drawing and painting where he also tries to bridge Eastern and Western tradi...

Steven Arnold

Steven Arnold was born on May 18th, 1943, in Oakland. He was a surrealist who worked in various mediums: film, photography, painting, illustration, theater, an...
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