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March 14, 2016

 

 

 

This month I submitted the first draft of my MFA project proposal. This is the description of my creative plans, dreams, wonderings and wishes for the remainder of my time in graduate school. After spending so much time thinking creatively about my work -- building...

February 10, 2016

 

My relationship to farming has always been intertwined with my creative practice. I was introduced to the world of farming and gardening in 2009 when I participated in my second year of a summer dance intensives with Urban Bush Women. Each year UBW uses dance and comm...

December 8, 2015

As my first semester at California Institute for Integral Studies came to an end, I had lots of opportunity to reflect on my art, myself and my journey. It seemed that virtually everyone of my classes asked for some type of culuminating self-reflection, which, I suppos...

November 12, 2015

 

In the spirit of last month’s post, I thought I would share something else I have been working on for school. I would love to post a video of some of the work that I’ve been creating in the studio, but unfortunately, my self-video skills are not quite on point. My mos...

October 16, 2015

Although I am living a full and complex life, it feels like everything I am doing these days is school. So I thought I would share some of what I have been working on. This month, I thought I’d share an Arts Review that I submitted for one of my classes...

 

A Review of...

September 2, 2015

On August 17, almost two weeks before I was scheduled to start a new graduate program – an MFA program where I planned to focus on dance – I broke my toe. I was having a good and productive day at home. I was multitasking between personal beautification and money makin...

August 22, 2015

 

Several months ago I began work with Skywatchers, a program of the San Francisco-based dance company, ABD Productions. Founded by Anne Bluethenthal, Skywatchers is community arts program and ensemble which foregrounds the lives and stories of people living in the Tend...

August 1, 2015

 

This summer I got to really drop into my exploration of the intersection of many of my interests… FOOD. BODY. LAND. HEALTH. ART.  I returned to the Young Artists At Work (YAAW) program at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), to kick off their summer programing. I w...

June 16, 2015

 

This weekend is the weekend for community dance in San Francisco! And I feel grateful to have the opportunity to connect with two very different and equally exciting performances in the city. So here’s a two-‘fer for you folks!

 

 

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May 19, 2015

About a year ago I released my website! I actually can’t believe it’s already been a full year that www.leighgaymojones.com I have been sharing my artistic journey with you, and bringing you the latest in my creative trainings, adventures and opinions. If you have been...

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