Exploratorium artist and exhibit developer (and featured artist at SFO's T2) Charles Sowers gives Corona Heights' Randall Museum a much-needed makeover. The 75-year-old art and sciences institution has been teaching children for decades, but there's no question that the design of its exterior was in need of some serious TLC.
The phrase “Renaissance man” is bandied about freely when it comes to Bay Area artist, composer and instrument-maker Walter Kitundu. But the term fits. The inventor of the phonoharp (an instrument that beautifully incorporates a photograph), Kronos Quartet collaborator, Headlands Center for the Arts artist-in-residence and distinguished visiting professor of wood arts at the California College of the Arts was recognized in 2008 with a MacArthur Fellowship, otherwise known as the Genius Award. Bird photography is one of Kitundu’s lesser-known yet impressive talents.