American Conservatory Theatre
Original art has never been more accessible. In early April, the American Conservatory Theatre will unveil its newest addition—the Art-o-mat®. This refashioned, retro cigarette machine doles out artwork the size of a cigarette pack for $5 a piece. First created by North Carolina artist Clark Whittington, the vending machine will feature artwork from almost two dozen artists across the country. For over 15 years, Art-o-mats® have been installed coast-to-coast, giving enthusiasts everywhere an affordable alternative to purchase pocket-sized, one-of-a-kind pieces like clay sculptures, stained glass, and watercolors.
Famed chronicler of 1970s San Francisco, Armistead Maupin created some of the most iconic residents of North Beach - fictional, but as integral to the city as fog and gay men and Ghiradelli chocolate. Fresh-faced Cleveland transplant Mary Ann moves to 26 Barbary Lane in the summer of 1976, where she finds neighborhoods bustling with hippies and socialites and a readymade family of oddballs.
If you don’t know the precise number of children dodecatuplets implies either, don't worry; I checked. Brace yourself for whatever reflexive reaction you have to the thought of intense pain and ponder this: twelve. Twelve children born simultaneously. Google claims that dodecatuplets have been born in Prague and Santa Fe - and now a set is born of Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's slightly twisted yet oh-so-clever brain and A.C.T.'s MFA class of 2011.