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Datebook: Experimental shoes, art by vets, stories about immigration
Datebook: Experimental shoes, art by vets, stories about immigration

Over-the-top shoes. Works produced by military veterans. And a series of collaged paintings that chronicle the lives of modern-day gold prospectors on the San Gabriel River. Plus: works that touch on personal stories of immigration and a painter’s otherworldly forms. Here’s what we have coming up in Datebook: “Chris Francis: Shoe Designer,” at the Craft & Folk Art Museum. Get ready for shoes that aren’t so much shoes as they are experimental works of art. Francis, a self-taught designer who lives in L.A., creates designs inspired by street art, Constructivism, Cubism and high fashion, in the process employing a wide range of materials, from plywood to...

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