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Dandiya fundraiser provides creative education

Every child deserves a comprehensive education that includes global learning and the arts. Induz Ð Where Art Meets Heartª, a Bay Area non-profit has been working over the last decade to address the gap that exists in our education system, providing holistic education for children. The mission of Induz is to empower children to be creative and innovative through the arts.

Research has shown that three out of four children in low-income households have no access to art education. Low-income students engaged in the arts are twice as likely to graduate college as their peers with no arts education. Students who study art are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement. Art education helps achieve better academic, cognitive, personal and social outcomes.
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Artists explore Meaning Through Making

Adobe Art Gallery presents the 40th Area Artists Annual Juried Exhibit: Meaning Through Making. This exhibit explores the relationship between process, materials, and expression. Emphasis is placed on the essential connection between what the artists use to express themselves and how meaning is discovered through their hand.

Juror Christine Koppes, Assistant Curator at the Bedford Gallery, had the extremely challenging task of selecting 50 works of art for exhibition from the 131 pieces entered. She worked in a thoughtful manner to include a diversity of mediums and content. Koppes was impressed with the wide range of materials used including acrylic, assemblage, ceramic, clay, collage, colored pencil, encaustic, glass, gouache, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, textiles, watercolor, and wood. She appreciated the amount of experimental work, saw evidence of play and discovery, and could tell that the artists were having fun.
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Dragon boats compete in largest U.S. festival

The 22nd annual Hong Kong Ð Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival returns this fall on Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24 at Oaklands beautiful Lake Merritt, the second year at its new location. Presented by the California Dragon Boat Association (CDBA), audiences will once again be treated to the spectacular fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as they race to the beat of Chinese drums. This year, the festival will also honor the 20th anniversary of the Hong Kong Special Administration Region (SAR) with cultural programs throughout the weekend and a Hong Kong dragon boat team participating in the races for the first time.

At the heart of the Hong Kong Ð Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival is the thrill and excitement of the races. Hundreds of dragon boat teams comprised of thousands of paddlers, ranging from novice teams to competitive caliber racers throughout the U.S. and visiting teams from across the globe, come together for two days of world-class racing.
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