FROM Tim Durfee
Making Up Design An upcoming show at Art Center’s South Campus called Made Up: Design's Fictions will feature designers who "forecast, hypothesize, muse, skylark, role-play, put-on-airs, freak-out or otherwise fake-it" to produce work that elicits a response or brings about change in the real world. Frances asks Art Center professor and curator Tim Durfee to give us a (preferably not made-up) definition of what that means. The show opens January 29 and runs through March 20, and will be open Saturday and Sundays 1-5pm. More details and design events can be found on our DnA calendar .
Understanding the conservative philosophy, and the fight over the NEA President Trump’s budget blueprint and the Obamacare replacement have revealed deep divisions with the Republican party. So what is the party’s philosophy now, and how does that line up with conservative voters? Also, Trump wants to get rid of the National Endowment for the Arts, which has long been a Republican target.
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California congressmen clash over Russian meddling Two California congressmen are at the center of the investigation into possible ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russia. Republican Devin Nunes, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, is a Central Valley dairy farmer. His Democratic counterpart is Adam Schiff, a Los Angeles former prosecutor.