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December 8, 2000 | SUZIE ST. JOHN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Her first trip back to Valley College in more than 30 years has left Synthia Saint James with that jittery, excited feeling one gets on the first day of school. This time around, instead of being a freshman, she will be the focus of students' studies. Valley College in Valley Glen invited Saint James, an internationally recognized, self-taught artist, to display a collection of her paintings during a pre-Kwanzaa event in the campus gallery today and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 2000 | SUZIE ST. JOHN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Her first trip back to Valley College in more than 30 years has left Synthia Saint James with that jittery, excited feeling one gets on the first day of school. This time around, instead of being a freshman, she will be the focus of students' studies. Valley College in Valley Glen invited Saint James, an internationally recognized, self-taught artist, to display a collection of her paintings during a pre-Kwanzaa event in the campus gallery today and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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December 16, 1996 | LYNELL GEORGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For better or worse, blessing or curse, Synthia Saint James' most widely seen painting is the confetti of bold, celebratory colors that blasts from the dust jacket of Terry McMillan's 1991 bestseller, "Waiting to Exhale." Saint James' impressionistic rendering of the first sister circle, a regal collection of women titled "Ensemble," made the urban circuit, carted in handbags, briefcases and knapsacks from beauty shop to bus stop, from lunch hour to book group to airplane.
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June 21, 1998 | Ed Leibowitz
Before they ever glimpse the walls of their bedrooms at home or the flickering purple balm of Barney, babies born at Glendale Memorial Hospital will behold their first artwork: a 3-by-6-foot tableau of joyous parents and grandparents--Latino and Asian, black and white--doting on a next generation in swaddling clothes. Premiered this past Friday, "The Colors of Love" is a painting realized in the ripened cadmium oils that artist Synthia Saint James usually favors.
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June 21, 1998 | Ed Leibowitz
Before they ever glimpse the walls of their bedrooms at home or the flickering purple balm of Barney, babies born at Glendale Memorial Hospital will behold their first artwork: a 3-by-6-foot tableau of joyous parents and grandparents--Latino and Asian, black and white--doting on a next generation in swaddling clothes. Premiered this past Friday, "The Colors of Love" is a painting realized in the ripened cadmium oils that artist Synthia Saint James usually favors.
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February 2, 1995 | ERIN J. AUBRY
The Artists Salute to Black History Month, one of the largest exhibits of African American art in the nation, opens Saturday at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. More than 150 artists from 20 states will display their work on the mall's two levels through Feb. 12. Participants include John Biggers, Noah Purifoy, Synthia Saint James, Tina Allen, Paul Goodnight, Varnette Honeywood, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Ruth Waddy.
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July 4, 2002 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Audio Peace in Our Land: Children Celebrating Diversity. Bonny Hull. Kids Creative Classics/BrassHeart Music. Book and cassette: $11. Ages 5 to 10. www.brassheartmusic.com/ or www.amazon.com/ Singer-songwriter Bunny Hull, whose film and TV credits are stellar and lengthy, has written for and/or sung with Ricky Martin, Celine Dion and Quincy Jones, among many others.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 1997 | MIMI KO CRUZ
The U.S. Postal Service's new stamp commemorating Kwanzaa, a seven-day African American cultural celebration, was unveiled Tuesday at Cal State Fullerton. The local event marked the stamp's debut in Orange County as it is introduced nationwide. Post offices started selling the stamp a few days ago.
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December 20, 1998 | ANN SHIELDS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you're not familiar with Clement C. Moore's "A Visit From St. Nicholas" or Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," then you've been living on another planet and don't even know that some Grinch stole Christmas--a classic tale by Dr. Seuss. Most traditionalists consider these tales required seasonal reading. Of course, the oldest story of all is being told and retold this week in countless homes and churches.
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February 6, 1997 | MAYRAV SAAR, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's time for Barbara Wesson to do her own thing. An unsuspecting catalyst in the recent popularity of African American art, Wesson, 54, announced that this year's "Artists' Salute to Black History Month" exhibit--which opens today at Plaza Pasadena--will represent her last stint as a promoter. After 15 years of stress over her wildly popular annual exhibit, the visual artist said she is returning to her easel and her original passion--painting. "I have to wake up at 2 a.m.
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December 16, 1996 | LYNELL GEORGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For better or worse, blessing or curse, Synthia Saint James' most widely seen painting is the confetti of bold, celebratory colors that blasts from the dust jacket of Terry McMillan's 1991 bestseller, "Waiting to Exhale." Saint James' impressionistic rendering of the first sister circle, a regal collection of women titled "Ensemble," made the urban circuit, carted in handbags, briefcases and knapsacks from beauty shop to bus stop, from lunch hour to book group to airplane.
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November 20, 2003 | Carolyn Patricia Scott, Times Staff Writer
There's one surefire way to give books some immediacy for children, author- illustrator Dolores Johnson believes -- have kids create their own. "Kids think that big people write books," Johnson says. "Sunday, they'll be writing their own books." Johnson's book creation workshop is one of the attractions at this weekend's "Ears Are Burning, Children Are Learning" program, the Sunday portion of which will take place at the California African American Museum near downtown L.A.
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