In this 57th issue, the last of our ninth year, I am excited to have commissioned a featured artist to paint a portrait of another featured artist for the cover. We had Gabriel Coke draw SVCreates Laureates in the 2020 issue 12.3, which was great, but not for the cover. I thought that Cuong Nguyen’s portraiture style, which has a classical old-school feel, would be an excellent juxtaposition with budding 17-year-old musician Jack Pavlina—and a great way to showcase both of these artists. In addition to Cuong and Jack, we present Ryan Carrington, Krista Fay, Dox Black, and Derrick Sanderlin—each with unique styles worth exploring.
Also in this issue, we look at two projects that affect space—the Valley Medical Center project, Like a Multivitamin, by Leah Rosenberg, and the State Street Market project by Gensler designers Brian Corbett and Corinda Wong. Both give us a backdrop to experience creativity and art that reach beyond music and canvas to the physical places we move, breath, and exist. Then moving from poetry to pinstriping, there is, in this our 57th issue, lots to discover.
Featuring: Los Altos State Street Market, Gensler Designers, Corinda Wong and Brian Corbett. Artist Leah Rosenberg, Artist Krista Fay, Artist Cuong Nguyen, Artist Ryan Carrington, Pinstripe Artist Rich Luna, Artist Bryan West, Youth Poet Laureate Anouk Yeh, Rapper Dox Black, Musician Jack Pavlina, Musician Derrick Sanderlin.