Sunday, August 23, 2015

Tuesday September 15-Nicolas Bearde in concert with Grammy Award Winning Pianist & Composer Nat Adderley Jr. New CD Preview Party


Nicolas Bearde in concert with Grammy Award Winning Pianist & Composer Nat Adderley Jr.
New CD Preview Party
Tuesday September 15, 2015
Doors 7:30p /  Show 8p
Yoshi’s Oakland
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, Ca. 94607
(510) 238-9200
$25.00 - $55.00
All Ages
Tickets: http://www.yoshis.com
http://www.nicolasbearde.com

The Nicolas Bearde Quartet, featuring Grammy nominated composer, pianist and musical director, Nat Adderley Jr. who is best known for his work with Luther Vandross, present music from their newly completed recording project which encompasses classic jazz themes and innovative arrangements plumbed from Mr. Adderley’s vast musical resources.
The dynamic pairing of these two stellar performers will be a special night at Yoshis, and…because September 15th happens to coincide with Bearde’s birthday, (as if he needed another reason to celebrate), advance tickets are highly recommended.
- See more at: http://www.nicolasbearde.com/gig/#sthash.EAxEojvl.dpuf

Monday, August 3, 2015

Sixth Annual Group Show Orland Art Center Gallery August 7 - August 29, 2015



Sixth Annual Group Show
 August 7 - August 29, 2015

The highly different artistic expressions in this month's exhibit were selected from entries sent from all over the northstate. The result is an exciting, multi-faceted mixture of techniques and themes.

Unusual sculpture, wonderfully turned and carved wood pieces, rich oils, precise and powerful acrylic paintings, detailed pencil and charcoal drawings, strong ink designs, subtle pastels, and whimsical watercolors provide a visual smorgasbord in the Orland Art Gallery this August.

The twenty one talented artists represented clearly have a passion for their work and each one has a markedly individual way of looking at their world. The Gallery's spacious setting allows each piece to be shown to advantage, highlighting the wonderful diversity of our northstate artists.

These are the artists whose work graces the gallery for this exhibit: Sharon Barker, Beth Bjorklund, Cheryl Caldwell, Nancy Barnes, Renee Benoit, Mike Williams, Carol Avellino, Judy Clever, Glenn McCune, Pat Everett, Mary Allen, Vic Kronberg, Jan Taylor, Lorine Lauck, Pratima Patel, Joan Pechanec, Holly Mojica, Barbara Ramsey, Jon Shult, Kristin Revolinsky, and Joyce Quaytman.

Meet this dynamic group of artists at the Gallery's Artist's Reception: Friday, August 7th, from 3 to 7 p.m.
 Slip out of the summer heat and enjoy the cooling melodies
of pianist Melania Raygoza, while you meet the artists and eat
the sweet fruits of summertime! 
Linger over refreshments, entertainment, and conversation and make an evening of it!

Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 7 p. m. during each 3 week show.

http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857

Thursday, July 16, 2015

iPhotographer Features Moms Getting Their Art Back in Recent Issue




iPhotographer Features Moms Getting Their Art Back in Recent Issue
Moms are getting their art back--thanks to the iPhone--and the new magazine, iPhotographer, has noticed. In a recent issue, Martta Rose Kelly discusses mothers who utilize the iPhone as a photographer’s and artist’s tool. Kelly also has gathered together fascinating bios and amazing samples of these up and coming iphotographers.

Kelly writes: “The iPhone has brought artistic expression back to busy mothers around the world. Or mothers back to their art. Or both. Whichever it is, it is something wonderful and was unforeseen by any of the tech and business pundits, much less discussed. In the past several years, however, something wonderful happened.  Moms began buying iPhones.  Some purchased them to help stay in touch with their children and spouses throughout the day.  Those who held jobs outside the home needed them to check in with their office and clients.  But many moms also started taking pictures, and then discovered apps, and then even more apps, and without even realizing it, each found herself making art again, while dinner was cooking, while waiting in line at the supermarket, and at nighttime, when the children were sleeping. They were creating beautiful pictures and developing their own unique artistic style.  The camera, the darkroom, the canvas, and the paintbrush had all become portable within a small handheld device.” How The iPhone Gave Art Back To Mothers (excerpt). By Martta Rose Kelly
Check it all out at http://bit.ly/iPM_moms

List of iPhotographers In Article
Ali Jardine, Andrea Koerner. Elaina Wilcox, Elodie Hunting. Lanie Heller, Louise Whiting. Nicki FitzGerald, Nicole Dalesio, Paula Gardener. Sarah Jarrett. Yoni Mayeri

Description of iPhotographer
iPhotographer Magazine, started by Knox Bronson, is for the picture-taker, the picture-lover, the Instagrammer, the Flickr fan, the dedicated aficionado—beginning or advanced—who wants to take more, enjoy more, learn more, app more, see more, and share more pictures as a part of the digital phenomenon that has conquered the globe. iPhoneography, iPhone photography, iPhotography, mobile photography, whatever you wish to call it!
iPhotographer Magazine for iPad and iPhone is available on the Apple Newsstand with two Free Preview Issues with an option for in-app purchase of reasonably priced one-year subscriptions.

For further information contact Knox Bronson
knox@iphotographer-magazine.com
510-612-6124
http://iphotographer-magazine.com
https://www.facebook.com/iphotographermag

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Sunday, July 5, 2015

Buddhist Peacemaking July 19, 7-9pm Alameda Sangha

Name of event: Buddhist Peacemaking
Date: July 197-9pm

Location: United Methodist Church, 2311 Buena Vista, Alameda, CA 

Details: Ayya Sobhana will speak on Buddhist Peacemaking, or ways to reduce stress and conflict and nourish reconciliation, including both individual and interpersonal practice. The meeting format is 30 minutes of silent guided meditation, 45 minutes of the dharma talk, Buddhist Peacemaking, followed by 30 minutes of discussion.

This event sponsored by the Alameda Sangha and is offered on a donation basis.

For more informantion on the Alameda Sangha go toalamedasangah.org. For more information on Ayya Sobhana go tosoutherndharma.org

Monday, June 29, 2015

August Sixth Annual Group Show Orland Art Center Gallery August 7 - August 29

August
Sixth Annual Group Show
 August 7 - August 29, 2015

Juried from entries all over the northstate, this show features
stunning selections from 20 different artists who made it through
the judging process. An exciting, multi-faceted mixture of techniques,
themes, and artistic styles fills the gallery for summer's last show.



Artists' Reception Friday, August 7, 2015  3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Slip out of the summer heat and enjoy the cooling melodies
of pianist Melania Raygoza, while you meet the artists and eat
the sweet fruits of summertime! 

Linger over refreshments, entertainment, and conversation and make an evening of it!
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Orland Art Center Gallery
530-865-5920
732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 7p. m. during each 3 week show.
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Mechanical Quilt - Lynne Pillus Orland Art Center Gallery July 3 through July 25


The Mechanical Quilt -  Lynne Pillus
  July 3 through July 25, 2015
  A fascinating fusion of fabric Fine Art and today’s mechanized world. Fine Art quilter
  Lynne Pillus captures the movement and motion of the many machines used every day in factories
   and farms across the land.
  Friday,  July 3  Artists Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
 Refreshments and live music
 Young musician Melania Raygoza at our baby grand piano.
  Pop in Friday and meet the artists, or linger over refreshments, entertainment, and conversation and make an evening of it!

Orland Art Center Gallery
530-865-5920
732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1 to 7p. m. during each 3 week show.
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857



Oroville, California lies in the middle of farming country north of Sacramento. It's also home to Fine Art Quilter Lynne Pillus. Over the years, many small family farms have disappeared from the area. One of the sad reminders of their exodus is the vast array of farm machinery left behind. Lynne was intrigued by the rusting equipment languishing beside fields left fallow by their departing owners.

The artist saw those empty homesteads and their abandoned machines as an important piece in the fabric of the early days of America. It seemed logical to use color and cloth to honor that heritage by giving those machines bold new life.

Lynne's quilting career began with traditional quilts, but in the course of 25 years, she was always experimenting with new techniques, unusual fabrics, and a variety of combinations, searching for her own personal style. Inspired by the machinery in those vacant fields, she found it.

Using a quilting technique known as fused, raw-edge applique, Lynne Pillus skillfully captures the movement and motion of the many machines, old and new, used every day in factories and farms across the land.

Her vividly colored quilts pulse with the strength of the farming way of life that Lynne strives to honor. Using rich colors, strong shapes, and design as intricate and fascinating as the machinery that inspired its creation, Lynne Pillus is an artist who definitely speaks in her own voice.

Meet this delightfully entertaining artist and watch her demonstrate and discuss her creative quilting style at the Orland Art Center Gallery's
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