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Michael Pearce

Hot Off the Easel: September, 2015 Edition

John Seed | Posted 09.02.2015 | Arts
John Seed

Hot off the Easel is a new monthly feature blog that I am introducing with this edition. It is designed to showcase a cross-section of vital and varied contemporary paintings.

After Postmodernism: Michael Pearce Writes About 'Art in the Age of Emergence'

John Seed | Posted 05.11.2015 | Arts
John Seed

Emergence, a cross-disciplinary theory which deals with the way that higher-order complexity can arise out of chaos, presents a powerful new model for aesthetics. For Pearce, emergence opened a dynamic alternative to what he feels have been the reductive and culturally erosive tendencies of Postmodernism in art.

Stages Repertory Theatre: The Glitz and Glamour of Theatrical Fundraising

Pamela Glasner | Posted 05.09.2015 | Entertainment
Pamela Glasner

Perhaps theater has always been an idea whose best moment is yet to come. I mean, there must be something maddening about the year-in, year-out program model that regional theaters must bear in order to do their work.

Novorealism Aims High at TRAC 2014

Brandon Kralik | Posted 04.29.2014 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

I come from the Nerdrum School myself, and find many similarities with this group that is organized in California and see them as one of many pockets of painters who are striving for the same lofty goal: to paint like the Odd Masters, or better!

TRAC2014, an Interview With Michael Pearce About the Representational Art Conference

Brandon Kralik | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Brandon Kralik

The Traditional Representational Art Conference, TRAC2014, is set to be a landmark event. Philosopher Roger Scruton, famous for his BBC series Why Be...

Rescuing Beauty

John Seed | Posted 06.30.2013 | Arts
John Seed

I recently asked Michael Pearce -- an Associate Professor of Art at Cal Lutheran University, and the driving force behind last year's TRAC 2012 Repres...

Elmwood Cafe In Berkeley: All About Giving Back

HuffPost | Kathleen Flynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

At a time when the difficult economy is forcing many businesses to go under, Michael Pearce is planning to do the unimaginable: give away half his pro...