Friday, March 20, 2015

Alameda Sangha Joys of Generosity.

Dear Friends,

This Sunday we’ll delve into the Joys of Generosity.   When you’re truly feeling generous, you're not feeling anything but positive states of mind.  During our evening together, I’ll explore the true nature of generosity.  You’ll be able to observe generosity in action, discuss this heart-expanding practice, and investigate how it works for yourself.

I hope you will come join us, and invite anyone you know who might benefit from adding some uplift, peace, and happiness to their lives.

With mudita,
Rebecca


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Alameda Sangha
Every Sunday, 7pm
@ Buena Vista United Methodist Church
2311 Buena Vista Ave., Alameda
Visit our Website: https://sites.google.com/site/alamedasangha/
Visit our blog: http://alamedasanghablog.blogspot.com/

Thursday, March 12, 2015

FivePlay Jazz Quintet at the​ ​C​alifonia Jazz Conservatory Saturday,​ ​A​pril 18th


​FivePlay Jazz Quintet at the​ ​C​alifornia Jazz Conservatory
Saturday,​ ​A​pril 18th, 2015​​ 
8PM
$​15
Tickets: http://cjc.edu/concerts/?eid=8628

C​alifornia Jazz Conservatory ​
2087 Addison Street​
Berkeley CA 94704​
http://cjc.edu/

Laura Klein-piano
Tony Corman-guitar
Dave Tidball-reeds
Alan Hall-drums
Paul Smith-bass
​Special guest artist: Ron Horton, trumpet​

FivePlay returns to the CJC with their inimitable​, memorable​ 
original music that nourishes mind and heart. FivePlay's repertoire 
encompasses a wide range of influences:​ ​from samba​, tango​ and Afro-Cuban 
music to intense modal jazz; lyrical ballads and poignant waltzes to contemporary
 jazz and rock​, all​ with fresh twists. Master trumpeter, composer and arranger 
Ron Horton, a mainstay of New York's jazz scene, will be joining the quintet for
 this show. ​​​ Horton has ​appeared with Jane Ira Bloom​, Andrew Hill​, ​the New York’s 
Jazz Composers Collective, and ​has recorded with Ben Allison​, Michael Blake, ​and the 
Herbie Nichols Project.

www.fiveplayjazz.com
http://FivePlayJazz.com
https://www.facebook.com/fiveplayjazz

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

“The West: a Way of Life” Keith Christie Orland Art Center Gallery


“The West: a Way of Life”
April 3 - April 25, 2015
Nationally renowned Fine Art painter and sculptor Keith Christie uses
his unique artistry to capture the Western way of life.
His genuine respect for the ranchers and their lifestyle authentically
chronicles the real west.
http://keithchristieart.com/



Friday, April 3  Artists Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Refreshments and live music.
Young musician Nick Leach 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
Winter hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Closed Saturdays in winter
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857




  A Professional Artist since 1972, Keith Christie is well known for his Bronze Sculpture, Oil Paintings, and Limited Edition Prints. Over the years he has had Art Shows and Exhibits in many of the Nation's premier Fine Art Galleries including several sell-out shows at the exclusive Prix de West Art Show at the Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oaklahoma.  Articles about Keith and showcased pieces of Art can be found in ART OF THE WEST, WESTERN HORSEMAN and AMERICAN COWBOY MAGAZINES.

  Keith’s first Gold Award came at the age of fifteen in a statewide Oil Painting competition for high school students. Since then, his Artwork has won many Gold, Silver and People’s Choice Awards in various juried art shows throughout the United States.
 
 Wells Fargo Bank purchased his entire edition of twelve 5'-6" Bronze Stagecoaches.  The Stagecoaches are now featured in the exectutive offices of the Bank's major branches all over the world. This purchase opened the door to several Fine Art galleries, and creating Art became a full time profession. "Best of all" Keith says, "it financed my dream of owning a ranch in the Sierra Foothills of California".  Keith continues to live and work on his ranch along with his wife Vaughn.  His three children and seven grandchildren enjoy visiting as often as possible.

  Since then, Keith has produced well over 160 Bronze Sculpture editions and close to a thousand Oil Paintings.  His work is collected by individuals and corporations  all over the world. In 1980, Keith's book entitled JUMPING CHOLLA, Genesis of a Bronze Sculpture was pubished by Northland Press of Flagstaff, Aizona.  The book details the creation of a Bronze Sculpture from the Artist's initial idea to the finished work of Art.  The book is filled with drawings and photographs which are most helpful to beginning artists and collectors who need a good understanding of the sculpture process. In 2002, the Navy selected Keith to create a large Bronze Plaque as part of a Memorial honoring U.S. Military Service Members which is now a landmark at the lookout site on the North side of the Golden Gate Bridge.

   Keith has been infatuated with the subject of Cowboys and Horses for as long as he can remember. His early sculptures were carved from bars of ordinary household soap or clay from a nearby creek. According to his Mother "A piece of wood wasn’t safe from his creative whittling once he had been granted the privilege of owning and sharpening his own pocketknife at the age of 8!". To this day, Keith is fascinated with Western images and the enviroment in which they exsist. "I can never imagine running out of ideas when it comes to Western Art." Keith says.



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The Orland Art Center occupies the first floor of the handsome three story Orland Laurel Masonic
Lodge building. Originally built in 1913, this historic building is located at 732 Fourth Street, in the heart of downtown Orland, California five minutes from the 1-5 freeway.
The spacious 2500 square foot gallery space.features a beautifully carved ceiling, wonderful 12 foot high display walls, and stately columns that add to the Gallery's elegance. On a dais at one end of the Gallery, is a baby grand piano, which allows for fine live music during Artist's Receptions and other Arts Commission events.

Monthly exhibits show Fine Art created by local, national, and internationally recognized artists.
The Art Center also provides weekly figure drawing sessions, professionally taught art workshops,
children's art classes, and educational lectures and seminars.

Surrounded by rich farmland, just a fifteen minute drive from the Black Butte Recreation area, the
Orland community is proud of its "state of the art" Gallery and Art Center. "The Orland Arts Commission operates under the aegis of the city of Orland, California, and is comprised of seven members, appointed by the City Council. Four of the seven members are required to be working artists, and the other three are members of the community at large. We provide our own funding for all projects, through donations and fees collected from art exhibits and art sales.







The Scary Art of Nicolas Caesar at Sev Ven April 18 2015



The Scary Art of Nicolas Caesar
at Sev Ven
April 18 2015
7pm-midnight
7522 Slater Avenue


Huntington Beach, California

Musical guests Clepto and Candy Warpop

http://www.gallerysevven.com/

http://www.scary-art.com/ 

Underground Artist Nicolas Caesar's 1st Solo Show of 2015 

!http://www.scary-art.com/ / Nicolas Caesar starting his career 

in the 90's in Goth / Industrial / Bondage clubs and in 2006 

made a name for himself as a staple in Sacramento's 2nd 

Saturday Art walks. He has sold over 3,000 pieces worldwide 

and has over 300 shows under his belt from the notorious 

Hyaena Gallery to Grind n Groove, an adult boutique. His 

philosophy is to make art everyone can afford, making art 

available to everyone from rock stars, movie stars to 

bartenders and comic collectors. 


He was the art curator for Scream 4, his

 art has been published both as novel covers and 

in underground comics and zines. He has T-shirts 

thoughNovemberfire.com and his web comic Mosquito and 

Spider has been featured in the Cartoon Art Museum 

Monsters of Web Comics show.


Nicolas Caesar Solo Show at Gallery Sev Ven!- Musical Guests Clepto, Candy Warpop, and DEE SKUSTING (A PRETTY MESS)


Underground Artist Nicolas Caesar's 1st Solo Show of 2015 ! http://www.scary-art.com/ / Nicolas Caesar starting his career in the 90's in Goth / Industrial / Bondage clubs and in 2006 made a name for himself as a staple in Sacramento's 2nd Saturday Art walks. He has sold over 3,000 pieces worldwide and has over 300 shows under his belt from the notorious Hyaena Gallery to Grind n Groove, an adult boutique. His philosophy is to make art everyone can afford, making art available to everyone from rock stars, movie stars to bartenders and comic collectors. He was the art curator for Scream 4, his art has been published both as novel covers and in underground comics and zines. He has T-shirts though Novemberfire.com and his web comic Mosquito and Spider has been featured in the Cartoon Art Museum Monsters of Web Comics show.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Historian Alexandra K Vicknair on Mineral King-Master’s Thesis: “Mindsets, Motivations, Mickey Mouse, and the Mountains: The Social, Political, and Intellectual Foundations of the Mineral King Controversy, 1965-1978.”


Now a PhD candidate at Arizona State University continuing her focus on history of the American West, Alexandra K Vicknair got her MA in 2013 from CSUS. 




Vicknair's Masters Thesis was on Mineral King and the controversy with Walt Disney 
over proposed recreational use there.


Vicknair's thesis “ Mindsets, Motivations, Mickey Mouse, and the Mountains: The Social, Political, and Intellectual Foundations of the Mineral King Controversy, 1965-1978. It can be found here-
http://scholarworks.csustan.edu/bitstream/handle/011235813/265/VicknairA.spring2013thesis.pdf?sequence=1

Saturday, February 21, 2015

CONCENTRATION: MEDITATION IN MOVEMENT & STILLNESS with Pauletta Chanco and Dina Hondrogen Memorial Day Monday, May 25


CONCENTRATION: MEDITATION IN MOVEMENT & STILLNESS
with Pauletta Chanco and Dina Hondrogen

Memorial Day Monday, May 25, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Offered on a Dana (donation) basis.

Come and spend the day exploring the fruits of the interconnected practices of yoga and meditation. 
Increased body awareness, concentration, and overall mindfulness are some of many benefits that come from incorporating both practices into one’s life. Yoga is meditation in action. Opening the body, using the breath and moving inward brings a stable and grounded mind that is less likely to chase after mental distractions. Join us to experience how yoga helps settle the mind into stillness for sitting meditation and how the two mechanisms for concentration complement one another. Contact Pauletta for more information at pauletta.chanco at .com.


Island Yoga
911 Central Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
info@alamedaislandyoga.com
(510) 205-5003
www,islandyoga.com
http://alamedaislandyoga.com/