Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Stillness & Concentration Daylong at Alameda Sangha Saturday, October 1, 2016

Stillness & Concentration
Daylong at Alameda Sangha

Saturday, October 1, 2016
 9am to 4:30pm
United Methodist Church
2311 Buena Vista
Alameda, CA 94501
Donation

This day of meditation is led by Rebecca Dixon and Deb Kerr.
Join us as we explore stillness and build skills that lead to concentration.
Insights can occur when our minds become still enough for us to see the moment-by-moment nature of all experience.
What is it like to really experience stillness? How can we pacify these restless minds and lay the groundwork for deepening concentration?
In this day of silent practice with each other, we will weave together classic teaching and techniques to build a foundation of well-being, ease, and playfulness that supports skillful effort for unification of the mind
Chairs and tea will be provides; please bring any personal mediation gear you require and a bag lunch. Please arrive by 8:45 am in order to be ready to start at 9 am.
Cost: Donation basis. Drop-in or preregister at alamedasangha@gmail.com
Beginners as well as experienced practitioners will benefit from this day of guided practice. Please bring a bag lunch and wear comfortable clothing. For more information about the Alameda Sangha please visit us at alamedasangha.org
https://sites.google.com/site/alamedasangha/coming-events

Sunday, August 21, 2016

International Exchange – A Fine Art Printmaking Show in San Francisco at Graphic Arts Workshop and Yokohama Japan at Launch Pad Gallery

International Exchange – A Fine Art Printmaking Show in San Francisco at Graphic Arts Workshop
and Yokohama Japan at Launch Pad Gallery

San Francisco Exhibition
Dates: September 9th To October 1st 2016
The opening: September 10th 3 PM  to 5 PM
Gallery hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 12 PM to 5 PM
Graphic Arts Workshop Gallery
2565 3rd St. #305
San Francisco, CA 94107
www.graphicartsworkshop.org
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Graphic-Arts-Workshop/365830824454
Contact: Leslie Lowinger
leslow at hotmail.com   415-664-5670


Yokohama Exhibition
Dates:  September 16th to Sept 26th 2016
Place: Launch Pad Gallery   5-186-8 Ishikawacho Naka-ku Yokohama Kanagawa JAPAN 231-0868
Contact:  Ling Liu  
ling at launchpad-gallery.com    
045-641-1511
https://www.facebook.com/LAUNCHPADYOKOHAMA



San Francisco’s “Graphic Arts Workshop Gallery” and Yokohama’s “Launch Pad Gallery” will host a dual exhibition exchanging art about their respective cities.   In each case a group of artists has created work about the city where they live. The completed work is now crossing the Pacific.
Launch Pad Gallery owners Ling Liu and Fred Verhoeven relocated to Yokohama 5 years ago from San Francisco. Ling Liu, a fine art printmaker who was a member of Graphic Arts Workshop for 12 years, wants to introduce San Franciscans to artists from Japan and be a bridge between the two art scenes. Graphic Arts workshop, a cooperative printmaking studio, is delighted to host this exchange and will be showing work from both groups of artists.
The Yokohama artists examine such subjects as : the Cosmo Clock 21 – the giant Ferris wheel and clock that shapes the sky line, Yokohama’s port and ships, and the physical texture of the buildings. Places and themes explored by the San Francisco artists include: congestion, the Summer of Love, Sea Lions, BART, and the dreams of immigrants.

Participating artists from San Francisco:  Marcia Clay. Melanie Dorson / Alice  Gibbons / Mariko Jesse / Eddie Lee / Leslie Lowinger / Clare Metague / Gail  Morrison / Sarah Newton / Elisabeth Nicula / Andrey Semyonov / Toru Sugita / Clare Szydlowski / Yoko Tahara / Karen Towne?

Participating artists from Japan:   Naoko Akiyama / Ruri Arai / Junko Hibino / Maki Ishida / Takuya Katagiri / Yukiko Kimura / Koutaro Miura / Naoko Nakashima / Eiko Shoji / Fred Verhoeven / Miya Yamada

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Color Drenched: Mystery and Mood at Orland Art Center Sept 2-Sept 26


Color Drenched: Mystery and Mood at Orland Art Center
Sept 2-Sept 26
Joan Pechanec's artistic exploration uses lush oils to
create mystery and mood with luminous color and vibrant light.

Friday, September 2, 2015 Artist's Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Visit all the places Joan's world wide travels have taken her
while you talk with the artist and enjoy great music and food!

Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Gallery hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Email: rngturnbull@georgeturnbull.com
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857

Watermedia Wonderment at Orland Art Center this October - John Norman Stewart


Watermedia Wonderment at Orland Art Center this October

John Norman Stewart is renowned for his watermedia creations.
He offers a variety of themes and styles from abstract to detailed landscapes.

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 Artist's Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Find artistic images that range from backdrops for Disney features to wild and fanciful abstracts as you feast on food and drink in the music!

Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Gallery hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Email: rngturnbull@georgeturnbull.com
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857

International Exchange – a Fine art Printmaking show in San Francisco and Yokohama Japan

International Exchange – a Fine art Printmaking show in San Francisco and Yokohama Japan

San Francisco exhibition
Dates: September 9th To October 1st
The opening: September 10th     3 PM  to 5 PM
Gallery hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 12 PM to 5 PM

Graphic Arts Workshop Gallery
2565 3rd St. #305
San Francisco, CA 94107
www.graphicartsworkshop.org
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Graphic-Arts-Workshop/365830824454
Contact: Leslie Lowinger
leslow@hotmail.com   415-664-5670


Yokohama exhibition
Dates:  September 16th to Sept 26th
Place: Launch Pad Gallery   5-186-8 Ishikawacho Nakaku Yokohama Kanagawa JAPAN 231-0868
Contact:  Ling Liu    ling@launchpad-gallery.com
+81-45-641-1511



San Francisco’s “Graphic Arts Workshop Gallery” and Yokohama’s “Launch Pad Gallery” will host a dual exhibition exchanging art about their respective cities.   In each case a group of artists has created work about the city where they live. The completed work is now crossing the Pacific. Launch Pad Gallery owners Ling Liu and Fred Verhoeven relocated to Yokohama 5 years ago from San Francisco. Ling Liu, a fine art printmaker who was a member of Graphic Arts Workshop for 12 years, wants to introduce San Franciscans to artists from Japan and be a bridge between the two art scenes. Graphic Arts workshop, a cooperative printmaking studio, is delighted to host this exchange and will be showing work from both groups of artists.

The Yokohama artists examine such subjects as : the Cosmo Clock 21 – the giant Ferris wheel and clock that shapes the sky line, Yokohama’s port and ships, and the physical texture of the buildings. Places and themes explored by the San Francisco artists include: congestion, the Summer of Love, Sea Lions, BART, and the dreams of immigrants.



Participating artists from San Francisco:  Marcia Clay/  Melanie Dorson / Alice  Gibbons / Mariko Jesse / Eddie Lee / Leslie Lowinger / Clare Metague / Gail  Morrison / Sarah Newton / Elisabeth Nicula / Andrey Semyonov / Toru Sugita / Clare Szydlowski / Yoko Tahara / Karen Towne



Participating artists from Japan:   Naoko Akiyama / Ruri Arai / Junko Hibino / Maki Ishida / Takuya Katagiri / Yukiko Kimura / Koutaro Miura / Naoko Nakashima / Eiko Shoji / Fred Verhoeven / Miya Yamada



Friday, July 15, 2016

TOGETHER Womens’ Mixed Media — Acrylic Based Painting in San Rafael with artist Maria Nikl

TOGETHER Womens’ Mixed Media  — Acrylic Based Painting in San Rafael

Be a Creator, be Human, be a Woman…can you do it?  Of course!

The last 3 Tuesdays of each month,   3.5 hrs, from 5:30 till 9pm.

Art Works Downtown, 
1337 4th St, 
San Rafael, Ca. 94901

http://www.maria-nikl.com, https://marianiklcreations.shutterfly.com

This is a playful, non-competitive, openminded and supportive women’s environment with lots of meaningful and also constructively silly conversation.  Be who you are.

These painting events are for those of you, who already have some painting/creating experience. With a life long painting and creative practice and awareness, and an MFA, Maria Nikl is there to uphold the space for you, get you out of your comfort zone when and where you are stuck, and supply assignments that will provide you with new creative experiences other than what you already have under your belt.

Nikl will inspire you rather than teach, and support and validate you in risk taking, experimenting, and exploring yet unknown territories.

Each month there is a theme of inspiration, which can be a subject matter, technique, material, or psychological issue of creative process-- these will be announced ahead of time. 


Theme for the Second Event, Aug 16th, 23rd, and 30th:

Can we create together?  
https://fox8maria.shutterfly.com
Dolphins, horses, wolves and bees can, (and so can armies and maffias)—why couldn’t we?  We will experiment with painting together on the same large surface.  Women are naturals at this, working through comfort zones of isolation, competition, and control. We will arrive at an intuitive way of communication - and the painting finds its own spontaneous choreography of creation.   
Can you be a spontaneous individual within the frame of a creative group?  Come empower Yourself and experience! We will practice not only looking together but also SEEING together.  We will create and destroy while the painting goes thru several cycles of evolution, gaining a wealth of experience each layer - and so do the creators. 

As a Mixed Media event everything goes, collage, etc, except harmful or smelly materials.  Bring your paints, mixers, scrapers, putty knives, newspapers, etc.—be creative with your materials!  Don’t forget your Matte Medium!!
 Maria will provide the painting surface as usual.

These events will be revolutionary in your creative practice, whatever level you are, because the real focus is always on opening up your own creative perception and horizons, while the actual emphasis might be announced on something technical or topical.   If you participate you must be up to adventure: willing to engage in things that are experimental, and follow the assignments, that are structured to give you unlimited freedom— gradually.   We are not aiming to create a perfect masterpiece during these three weeks-- rather, we are looking to bravely pioneer the unexplored territories, and possibilities in YOUR creative expression.

Small event, up to 10 persons, so you need to commit to all 3 Tuesday's and reserve ur space with a $75.   in advance.  The price for 10.5 hrs in 3 weeks is : $150.  Email is the best to do this, fox8maria@yahoo.com, or text and she call you back. 
714-984-9475
http://www.maria-nikl.com

Can’t wait to see you and play together!

-Maria

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www.maria-nikl.com 
http://marianiklcreations.shutterfly.com
www.leleklato.hu