Local artists featured in virtual ‘PANDEMICAL’ exhibition

This is the view from my backyard. I was hypnotized by the clouds popping in and out of the window bound by trees, telephone poles, and my neighbors house.

The Center for Creativity and the Arts (CCA) exhibition “PANDEMICAL” will begin with a virtual reception and award ceremony at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1 on Zoom. The virtual exhibition will run Oct. 1, to Nov. 20 and will be hosted on the PANDEMICAL website.

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Fresno Writers Live with Larissa Mercado-López

Larissa Mercado-López holds her book "Esteban de Luna, Baby Rescuer! / Esteban de Luna, ¡Rescatador de bebés!"

The Fresno State Creative Writing Alumni Chapter presents #FresnoWriters Live, a virtual reading to celebrate the bilingual children’s book “Esteban de Luna, Baby Rescuer! / Esteban de Luna, ¡Rescatador de bebés!” from Fresno writer Larissa Mercado-López. 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 19

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Ani Cathedral lecture to focus on sculpture and inscriptions

Ani Cathedral in Armenia

Dr. Christina Maranci, Tufts University Department of Art History and Architecture chair and Arthur H. Dadian and Ara Oztemel associate professor, will give a virtual presentation on “Ani Cathedral, its Sculpture, and its Inscriptions Revisited” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 on Zoom.

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Seedlings from Hiroshima planted in Peace Garden on 75th anniversary of atomic bombing

The Peace Garden with the bust of Gandhi surrounded by trees reflecting on the nearby Henry Madden Library.

Many survivors tell a similar story. As the sun rose over Hiroshima on a clear summer morning on Aug. 6, 1945, air-raid sirens blared, rousing a sleeping city awake. Several minutes later, an all-clear was issued, the sirens stopped, and the estimated 350,000 residents of the city began their daily routines on a hot summer day. 31,000 feet above…

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#FresnoWriters Live with Anthony Cody

Anthony Cody

The Fresno State Creative Writing Alumni Chapter presents #FresnoWriters Live, a virtual reading to celebrate the new poetry collection “Borderland Apocrypha,” the debut book from Fresno writer Anthony Cody. The reading will be held at 8 p.m., Thursday, June 25 on Zoom.

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Young Writers’ Conference is a labor of love

Department of English lecturer Tanya Nichols, who has coordinated the Young Writers’ Conference since 2007, welcomes area high school students and teachers to campus in 2017. Photo by Jefferson Beavers.

March 25, 2020, was supposed to be a monumental day for Fresno State’s Department of English, as it was set to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its annual Young Writers’ Conference. But due to public health precautions for COVID-19, long-time conference coordinator Tanya Nichols had to do what so many artists have done during the pandemic — improvise.

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