Archaic, Leslie Plato Smith
Leslie Plato Smith, Associate Vice-Chancellor of Governmental Relations for City College of San Francisco, educated at UC Santa Barbara, Tulane, and UC Berkeley, has received a national award from the Council for Advance and Support of Education, the National Association of State University and Land-Grant Colleges, the American Association of State College and Universities, and the American Association of Community Colleges for effort, initiative, and innovation in bringing together 60 different art departments to make 125 life size statues to visually show how budget cuts are negatively impacting our students and to fight for public education. Her ceramic sculpture has been featured in Ceramics Monthly, the Crocker-Kingsley, auctioned at the Crocker Art Museum, received an Award of Excellence from the ACCI Gallery in Berkeley, and is currently being exhibited at the First Annual Ceramics of America exhibition at the Herbst Pavillion, Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA.

My mother is my inspiration, growing up surrounded by her art, her vision, and her sense that every action, object, and vista can and should be beautiful. She taught me to draw off the edge of the paper and to never be afraid of making mistakes.
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