Alissa Greenberg

The Art of the Bittersweet: Camille Holvoet

It’s a sunny afternoon, and Camille Holvoet and I are sitting on the steps of Creativity Explored, an art studio and gallery in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood that promotes work by artists with developmental disabilities. We are talking about her memories of her childhood when she suddenly changes topics. “What’s a cure?” she asks. “It […]

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Love (and Celebrity) Makes a Family

Today is Christina Marie Fong’s forty-eighth birthday, which for her means two things: Hawaiian punch and Hawaiian pizza. “I’m going to become one big Hawaiian papaya,” she says, pounding the table and grinning a mischievous grin. The archipelago’s legendary status as a playground for the rich and beautiful fits well with Christina’s persona: bold, colorful, […]