Headlands Center for the Arts Turns 30

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A writer who sets up rock concerts for gorillas. A former bicycle engineer who makes art out of scrub brushes and rope swings. A man who designs natural "lightbulbs" with roots and dirt. Those are some of the creative minds who are part of the Artists Programs at Headlands Center for the Arts, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this week. We look at the history of the center, and talk to the artists who find inspiration in the old military fort nestled in the Marin Headlands.

Are you an artist? Where do you find inspiration? And what environment or community do you need to create art?

Guests:

sharon maidenberg, executive director of the Headlands Center for the Arts

Laurel Braitman, affiliate artist at the Headlands Center for the Arts and author of the upcoming book "Animal Madness," which explores mental illness in nonhuman animals

Paolo Salvagione, artist-in-residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts

Will Oldham, musician who sometimes performs as Bonnie "Prince" Billy and former artist-in-residence at Headlands Center for the Arts

Phil Ross, former artist-in-residence at Headlands Center for the Arts and assistant professor in the Art and Architecture Dept. at USF

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