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Whirligig Interview: MicroClimate Collective and More . . .

Monday, May 4th, 2015

microclimatecollective_victoria_glennaWhirligig is feeling the buzz
with a new interview:
MicroClimate Collective is the curatorial project of Glenna Cole Allee and Victoria Mara Heilweil. In this interview they share their insights into the Bay Area Art Scene, discuss the concepts and challenges that go into curating diverse exhibitions, and reveal insights into their own creative processes and interests. 
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The Undercurrents Portfolio which Kent organized last year has found three institutional homes in the Bay Area: The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, The Oakland Museum of California, and The Peninsula Museum of Art. Many thanks to each of these for acquiring this rich and diverse portfolio of Bay Area printmakers.

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Between Us, Nanette’s needle felted book, was recently acquired by Baylor University.

Whirligig Interview with Beau Beausoleil

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Beau Beausoleil Whirligig is waxing poetic over a new interview with San Francisco-based poet and bookseller, Beau Beausoleil.

Beausoleil is the founder of The al-Mutanabbi Street Coalition, a multi-faceted, global response to the March 2007 car bombing of Bagdad’s historic bookseller’s street and the center of intellectual and literary culture in Bagdad.

In this interview, Beausoleil talks about poetry, writing, bookstores, and The al Mutanabbi Street Coalition as an act of witness.

On March 5th, the anniversary of the bombing, there will be poetry readings all over the world. Look for a reading in your area, or, in the spirit of creative community and witness, start your own.

Read Beau’s interview here:

Whirligig Interview with Paul Davies

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Paul Davies at the piano

Whirligig is singing all over the place after publishing this interview with composer, music educator, and concert pianist, Paul Davies who recently completed his first full length opera. The opera, Carlota, is based on the life of Charlotte of Belgium who was Empress Carlota of Mexico during the period in Mexican history known as the French Intervention.

Read Paul’s interview here:

Whirligig Interview with Diane Cassidy

Monday, October 15th, 2012

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PreNeo Press is out of the doll house over a new Whirligig Interview with Bay Area photographer and artist Diane Cassidy. Cassidy celebrates her 82nd birthday this month with the showing of a new series of photographs at the annual San Francisco Altered Barbie show, and the launch of her first website.

You can read Diane’s interview at:

Whirligig Interview with Lisa Hochstein

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

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We are putting together the pieces with this summertime Whirligig interview with collage artist and curator Lisa Hochstein.

Lisa recently curated the exhibition Earth • Science • Art for the R. Blitzer Gallery in Santa Cruz. The exhibition paired 16 scientists from the USGS Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center with 16 Bay Area artists.

Her work can be seen at several Santa Cruz locations this season.  Find out where and Read Lisa’s interview at:

Whirligig Interview: Valerie Raps

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

raps_smWhirligig is all tooled up over a new interview with metal arts artist Valerie Raps and her recent public art project for San José’s  Alum Rock History Corridor Project.

Cultivating Community is a life-size, stylized spring tooth harrow created from fabricated steel and cast bronze. The tines of the harrow are made from casting the arms of ten San José community members.

The sculpture is located at Tropicana Shopping Center at King and Story Roads in East San José.

The dedication ceremony is Saturday, October 29, 10:15 – 11:30 am.

Read Valerie’s interview here:

Whirligig Interview with Steven Andrew Kacsmar

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Phantom City

Whirligig is singing the praises of Steven Andrew Kacsmar. Kacsmar is a San Francisco based singer songwriter. His band Phantom City has just released its second CD Off the Map.

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Whirligig Interview with Jody Alexander

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

alexander_artistinstudioThe book is open on a new Whirligig Interview with Santa Cruz bookmaking artist, Jody Alexander.

Alexander’s work celebrates collecting, storytelling, and odd characters.

Alexander currently has two solo exhibitions open through May 31: Jody Alexander: Sedimentals at Mohr Gallery, Community School of Music and Art in Mountain View, California; and The Odd Volumes of Ruby B.: An Installation at Saffron and Genevieve in Santa Cruz, California.

Read Jody’s interview at:

Photo by r.r. jones.

Whirligig Interview with Marion Patterson

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

mpatterson_ptlobosWhirligig is pleased to announce a new interview with photographer and Bay Area native Marion Patterson.

Patterson was mentored by Ansel Adams, and has experienced a rich history surrounding the early California art and photography scenes. She was photo faculty at Foothill and DeAnza Colleges for 28 years.

Patterson has several new bodies of work coming out based on recent travels to Antarctica and the Galapagos. Her monograph Grains of Sand: Photographs by Marion Patterson was published by Stanford University Press.

Read Marion’s interview at

Whirligig Interview with Stacy Speyer

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Stacy Speyer Polyhedra

PreNeo Press is tickled pink to publish a new Whirligig interview with textile artist Stacy Speyer.

Speyer recently completed a residency at the Exploratorium in San Francisco where she created an interactive exhibit of metal geometric forms known as polyhedra for the Exploratorium’s traveling exhibition Geometry Playground.

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Whirligig Interview with Julia Bradshaw

Friday, October 22nd, 2010


Whirligig has a new interview with photographer and video performance artist Julia Bradshaw. Bradshaw is exhibiting seven different series of work in her first one person show at Fresno City College this month. Her work often comments on language and the mixed messages of cross-cultural exchanges.

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Whirligig Interview with Pod Post

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

pp_sashes_smPreNeo Press and Hunger Button Books are tickled green to announce a new Whirligig Interview with the amazing Pod Post, Jennie Hinchcliff and Carolee Gilligan Wheeler.

Read what these delightful book, zine and mail artists have to say about being pods and more at

Whirligig Interview with José Arenas

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

arenas_personaleffects_smPreNeo Press and Hunger Button Books are delighted to announce a new Whirligig Interview with Bay Area painter, muralist and art educator José Arenas.

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Whirligig Interview: Jane Reichhold

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

riverabovePreNeo Press and Hunger Button Books are pleased to announce a new Whirligig Interview with award-winning artist, poet, prolific writer and haiku scholar Jane Reichhold.

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Interview with Alice Templeton

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

alicetempleton_smWhirligig has published a new interview with award-winning, San Francisco-based, poet, musician, songwriter, educator, and scholar Alice Templeton.

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