Ben Marks is a peninsula-based writer and editor. He has covered theater, visual arts, and restaurants for numerous publications. He has also been a lobster and scallop fisherman in Maine, run a restaurant in Seattle, blown glass for Dale Chihuly, and boasts numerous other so-called accomplishments that have surprisingly little to do with the arts in the South Bay, which is his focus at KQED.org.
Carla can most often be found in theatres, airports and on airplanes, writing about dance and the arts for various websites whenever she can find wi-fi. Her blog Ballet to the People<http://
ballettothepeople.com> has become a street corner where dance-lovers enjoy loitering and plotting the revolution which will renew the populist roots of ballet.
In her previous lives, Carla worked in scientific research, then in project finance in Asia. Prior to that, she trained as a ballet and modern dancer, and performed with the Yaledancers while getting her undergraduate degrees in Engineering and Applied Science and French Literature, and her graduate degree in Engineering.
DailyServing was conceived as a central site for art lovers to visit daily to find resources and updates on happenings within the contemporary visual art. Designed to be a dynamic source of information sharing, DailyServing directly connects readers to countless resources for the arts.The DS team relies on a small network of global contributors to bring up-to-date content to our site. We also invite all readers to speak up about work that they respond to and submit those artists, curators and exhibitions for consideration through our submit feature.
Erika Milvy writes about popular culture and the arts for publications such as The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle and Time magazine. She served as the Bay Area theater critic for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat for over ten years and the Bay Guardian and the New York Post before that. She was the music reviewer for Parenting Magazine and has written about kids' media for Parents Magazine, Babble, Common Sense Media and other places. Some of her personal essays have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle and her writings on film, TV, performance and culture have appeared in Salon, More Magazine, The Huffington Post, San Francisco Magazine, 7x7 and many other outlets too numerous to mention.
Glen Helfand's writing has appeared in Artforum and at Artforum.com, and he's contributed to the San Francisco Bay Guardian, ArtInfo.com, and many other periodicals and exhibition catalogs.He's a Senior Adjunct professor at California College of the Arts, where he teaches courses on contemporary art. He also teaches in the graduate and undergraduate art programs at Mills College, and at the San Francisco Art Institute where he organizes the Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series.He has curated exhibitions for the De Young Museum, San Francisco; the San Jose Museum of Art; the Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena; Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco; Dust Gallery, Las Vegas; and the Mills College Art Museum, Oakland. His most recent curatorial projects include Temporary Structures, at the Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute; Fabricators, a collaboration with Creativity Explored, at Jack Fischer Gallery, San Francisco, and Proximities, a series of three exhibitions at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, which will appear through February 2014.
Ingrid Hawkinson has lived in the Bay Area for fourteen years, but it wasn't until she settled in San Francisco that she began to truly live. After deciding that teaching writing wasn't her path, she quit teaching forever and took a job as a bookseller at Phoenix Books in Noe Valley and at Red Hill Books in Bernal Heights.
Jamedra Brown Fleischman is the Social Media & Distribution Specialist for KQED Arts. In her spare time she enjoys most things mommyhood, fashion and pop culture.