issue 12.2 sight & sound

April/May 2020

Profiles of some of the creatives that make the visual and audio landscape of Silicon Valley.


“If you start with bad beans, it’s going to be really hard to make good coffee.” –Tyler Pinckard

LaToya Fernandez

“If I could impart any wisdom on the youth, what are some gems that I could drop on them?” –LaToya Fernandez

Chopstick Alley Art

“Chopsticks Alley Art guides the older generation into considering what the artist wants to say, as well as understanding the different career paths in art, ultimately coming to value art.” –Trami Nguyen Cron

County Supervisor Cindy Chavez

“You can’t have a really whole community if you don’t create opportunities to experience the arts.” –Cindy Chavez

Diane Villadsen

“I love painting a picture for people, a different universe.” –Diane Villadsen

Kerriann Otaño

“Now my mantra is, ‘I’m good enough. I know enough. I am enough.’ It’s a reminder that I’ve done my preparation. Who I am as an artist and the story that I’m telling is enough. I don’t have to be anything other than what I am.” –Kerriann Otaño

Poet McTate

“One of the most important things for us humans is adaptability. You have to allow yourself to expand and not hold back.” –McTate Stroman II

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The Cultivator