News & Reviews
‘UDDERLY AMAZING, local artists create unique cows... The most famous cows on the Central Coast are not grazing in the Cal Poly dairy. Dressed in pink boas, punk rock gear or raising their udders in war protests, 37 very stylish cows are hitting social engagements around the county. (Jessica Yadegaran, The Tribune, The Back Page, July 18, 2004).
‘Crating true masterpieces… Sacramento [and Grass Valley] area high school art students have been given an opportunity to exhibit their work on an international level in a traveling art exhibit, “Out of the Box.” The exhibit is on display at the Crocker Art Museum (Elizabeth Hume, The Sacramento Bee, January 2001).
‘Students learn real world of art… With an increased awareness of the value of “real world” experience, many schools offer internships where students can try their hand at everything from teaching to landscaping. So far, opportunities for young artists have been lacking, said Bonnie Hall founder of the Artist’s Alliance of California. Hall wants to change that. (Raven J Railey, The Tribune, May 2000)
‘G’day, country kids… Nevada County youth got a chance to experience, first hand, the broadcast business during this year’s county fair. Through a program called Art-Bytes, children learned various entry-level computer and radio skills. The kids produced several two-hour segments broadcast via the Internet… “after they go through the program, they’ll have learned skills to help them go into entrepreneurial opportunities..” said Art-Bytes developer Bonnie Hall. (Chris Drago, The Union, Frontpage, August 16, 1999).
‘Globalization of art and culture impacts local economy... Recognizing that the globalization of the arts has a significant impact on California’s economy, the governor’s office has organized this year’s conference to examine “The globalization of Culture: The Arts, Cultural Engagement and Economics.” Contact Bonnie Hall of the Artist’s Alliance of California for more information. (Russ Steele, The Union, May 17, 1997).
‘California Art Group Welcomes…. The King Plow Art Center hosted an exhibition combining the creative force of artists from the Pacific Rim. A special feature of the exhibition was a bamboo bridge intended as a visual archetype for the bridging of cultures in the show….. (ART BUSINESS NEWS, October 1996).
'Dealer to Showcase 400 Artists in Atlanta… A U.S.– Japan art project slated for Atlanta this summer as part of the Olympic celebrations will feature work of up to 400 Pacific Rim artists for exhibition at the King Plow Art Center in the city center. “I want to smother the walls with contemporary art, and a spectacular bamboo bridge in the center, symbolically linking the East and West”… stated organizer Bonnie Hall. (Angela Jeffs, The Japan Times, April 14, 1996)
COMMUNITY FORUM… Visions spoke with Director Bonnie Hall about the Artist’s Alliance of California. ( Lesa Sawahata, Visions Art Quarterly, Spring 1994)