Artist Stephanie Lam: From Pets to People
By Melissa McKenzie
Always artistic, San Jose-based artist, Stephanie Lam, never thought about pursuing art. In fact, it wasn’t until she was close to graduating from Santa Clara University that she took her first art class and realized not only that she enjoyed painting, but she was good at it.
After graduating, Lam began her career in non-profit fundraising but continued painting, eventually taking commission work that focused on pet portraiture - a subject close to Lam’s heart as she’s the pet parent to four dogs, fish, a tortoise and horse, and she volunteers with the Bay Area non-profit, Our Pack, Inc. Pit Bull and Chihuahua rescue. However, despite having a large body of work focused on animal paintings, it was her job that took her artwork in a new direction.While browsing her company’s database of photographs, Lam came across images of African children and upon realizing many of these children will never live to see adulthood...
Imaginations Run Wild at Sutter School’s 2nd Annual Lego Show
By Diane Andrews
John D. Sutter Elementary School’s multipurpose room was packed with parents and children admiring the imaginative Lego creations of sixty-two students at its 2nd Annual Lego Show January 21.
"We want our kids to be creative and work on engineering projects without really knowing it," says Sutter principal Michael Fong, pleased that the number of students participating had increased from 2014 and included more girls...