The Examiner spotlights good people and good work on its daily Kudos page. Here’s a look at Bay Area residents who are serving their community, reaching milestones, making discoveries and celebrating accomplishments.
“I worked really hard on the two designs that won the award for the past three years and now they have turned into a big collection.”
Occupation President, Yael Designs
Achievement The jewelry maker won the Jewelers’ Choice Award, a coveted industry prize recognizing jewelry designers and manufacturers for the best designs of the year. His two designs were chosen from more than 400 selections.
“I think our event will serve a necessary function in addressing veteran issues on a larger, communal scale through the celebration of life, music and love.”
Occupation Producer, Red Marines
Achievement The music producer started Red Marines Music and Arts festival, held Sept. 26-28 in La Honda, to benefit war veterans, including his two brothers who fought in Iraq. The festival’s proceeds will be donated to San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
“I get obsessed with finding the right combination of photos to let others see how I envision the subject.”
Occupation Artist; president, Runway Technology
Achievement The artist, who created a large-scale photographic montage for San Francisco’s Museum of the African Diaspora, has opened the exhibit “Photomosaics” at Scott Richards Contemporary Art Gallery.
“The first step in making change is to write it down.”
Occupation Founder/project manager, WritersCorps
Achievement WritersCorps, which places accomplished writers in community settings to teach writing to youth, is celebrating its 15th anniversary with two new anthologies and a gallery installation at the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Gallery in November.