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David and Hi-Jin Hodge: Art as Practice
Our Forest Call guest this week will be: David and Hi-Jin Hodge. They've designed with the likes of Steve Jobs, authored an anthology called Impermanence, and created art installations that have been celebrated internationally at places like the Nobel Museum. But those are side things....
Elizabeth Murray: Cultivating Sacred Spaces
Elizabeth Murray quit her dream job to volunteer in Monet's garden in Giverny, France. Her family thought she was mad to leave her comfortable horticulture job in California on a verbal promise for free room and board. But Elizabeth says her urge to work there was unbreakable. And she has...
Sachi Maniar: Bloom Where You Are Planted
Sachi Maniar (aka Sachmo!) is one who does not let a day slip by unnoticed. A talented filmmaker with an eye for what makes life beautiful, she puts every inch of her body and mind into all that she takes on. She is a fierce change-maker, resourceful sister, social media...
Bryant Austin: Art with Heart
Bryant Austin is an experimental multi-media artist whose life-long passion has been exploring the depths of possibility in connecting with the greatest minds in the waters. In 2004, he became eye-to-eye with a 45 ton female humpback whale. She had reached out with her two ton, 15 foot long...
Paul Van Slambrouck: The Art of Slow Storytelling
Paul Van Slambrouck is a distinguished journalist and visionary. He began working for the Christian Science Monitor in 1976, and spent a lot of years covering South Africa.  From 1989 to 1997, he was with the San Jose Mercury News, where he was part of the news staff that won the Pulitzer...
Bob Sadler: Art That Can Heal
Bob Sadler is a photographer that has been involved with a project called, "Inherent Worth and Dignity."  One day in 1983, while he was shooting landscape photographs, a homeless man approached him and asked, "I suppose the question for you is—are you an artist or are...
Aurora Sidney-Ando: Nurturing Art
Aurora received her BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Colorado and puts it to use by illustrating children’s books, designing murals, and painting large canvases. Her inspiration comes from the bold colors from her hometown in Mexico and the simple style of her Japanese...
Phil Borges: Viewing Mental Illness Through Other Lenses
Phil Borges is an artist, activist and filmmaker who uses photography and film for storytelling. For over twenty-five years he has been documenting indigenous and tribal cultures, striving to create an understanding of the challenges they face. His work is exhibited in museums and galleries...
Jane Baldwin: Stories from Women and Displaced Natural Communities
Jane Baldwin is an American photographer and educator who gives voice to people on the verge of displacement from their ancestral land and loss of cultural identity.  Since 2005, she has made annual trips to photograph and record stories from the women of indigenous communities in...
Maria Jain: Buddhas on Death Row
Maria Jain is a seeker, traveler, writer, entrepreneur, advocate, and story teller. For the past 8 years, she has been working in international development, focusing on women's empowerment, gender equality and ending gender-based violence.  Between 2008 and 2012, she lived and...
Robert Bengston: Art and Inspiration: What Would Love Do?
"I'm here to help make the world more beautiful, inside and out." San Francisco Bay Area artist, Robert Bengtson, expresses his love for beauty through the mediums of photography, interactive art, wood, metal, plaster... and puts his creativity into inspiring the human spirit....