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October 2011

Unit B: Michelle Monseau’s “Elephant in the Room”

Lucky has been anything but. A 46-year resident of the San Antonio Zoo, the sixtyish, female elephant became a cause célèbre for animal rights activists after her longtime companion Alport died in 2007, leaving Lucky alone. Since then, she’s gained a new friend, Boo, but Lucky remains, as she has been since she was captured […]

Laura McPhee: River of No Return

“Laura McPhee: River of No Return” continuing through Nov. 20 Southwest School of Art In her monumental photographs of Idaho’s remote Sawtooth Valley, Laura McPhee investigates the contemporary reality of the majestic landscapes in the West, reminiscent of landmark paintings by Albert Bierstadt or Thomas Moran. Her approach is decidedly 19th century. For three years, […]