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Think on These Things! Destiny's Birthday Concert Celebration

Think on These Things!
Destiny's Birthday Concert Celebration

Sunday, November 14th, 2010 6pm-8pm

A reflective experience as she thinks on these things.
A sonic journey of jazz classical and classical crossover.

The Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
1428 Alice Street
Oakland, California 94612
Destiny Hotline: 510-465-7794
Venue website:
Price: $15 adv/ $20 doors
For group rates: TD Artworks 510-666-7152 or  email:

Also Featuring-
Tarika Lewis and Vince Tolliver of Strings of a Nubian Groove
Oaktown Jazz Workshop
Miko Marks
Kaitlin McGaw
Skyline High School Orchestra
Jetaun Maxwell
Kymberly Jackson
Eddie Gale

Destiny~ Performer/ Songwriter/ Recording Artist

Destiny, Sound Sculptress, mesmerizes her audience with the her musical imagery. She writes classical/ crossover eclectic jazz for for vocals and harp.  Destiny has performed for: Susan L. Taylor, Editoria…

ArtWalk in Livermore!!

9th Annual Livermore ArtWalk Sat Oct 9, 2010 11am-5pm Benefits the Bothwell Arts Center Location-Downtown Livermore Maps/Info at Bankhead Theater,  2400 First Street, Livermore, CA   94550 Pick up a free tour map at our information booths or in participating downtown businesses prior to ArtWalk; check back to download a copy closer to ArtWalk time. Art invades downtown Livermore on October 9th, from 11am to 5pm during the 9th Annual ArtWalk.   Over 150 artists will set up exhibits, displaying their work in boutique shops, wine bars, restaurants, sidewalks and parks throughout the heart of downtown.  Art from contemporary to traditional, pottery to painting, fused glass, stained glass, art quilts, handcrafts, and jewelry made from everything from metals to legos and fabric will be on display, with most for sale.  The event is a fundraiser for the Bothwell Arts Center. Street-pole Art Banners created by local and regional artists that livened up the approach to dow…


Water Defined  Art Show by Janet Brugos Exhibit runs from November 10, 2010 - January 7, 2011  Reception is Thursday, November 18 at noon-Free.
East Bay Municipal Utility District EBMUD Oakland Administration Building 2nd Floor Lobby Gallery 375 11th Street (bet. Webster & Franklin) Oakland, California 94607 
The exhibit is open and free to the public Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm.  BART, AC Transit and Wheelchair accessible. Closed on holidays.  Website of venue-

About this exhibit- Water Defined: Water, H20, is a chemical substance that covers over 70 percent of the Earth’s surface. It exists in gaseous, solid and liquid forms. Without water, no life exits. These facts identify the nature of water, but they only begin the definition. In this exhibit, Brugos investigates the meanings of water in a textural way using handmade paper, paint, batik scraps and found objects. Snowflake, glacier, ripple, wave, rain, waterfall, cl…

Art Show in Benicia! Toby Tover-Krein:A New Path to Asia

Toby Tover Krein
Art Show
A New Path to Asia
August 23 - December 17, 2010
Artist Reception: Friday December 3, 2010
6:00-9:00 PM
Olson Realty, 920 First St, Benicia CA 94510

Toby Tover Krein's artwork is a process of inner discovery through an exploration of texture, form, color and light.  She has always had a particular interest in building layers and been fascinated by their tactile surfaces that suggest infinite possibilities. Krein is also highly conscious of the play of light. Natural in appearance, with an underlying strength, her textural pieces contain actual found objects. Texture and form are seen through veils of color.
Pieces of metal, punched-out grills, lacy cutouts, old shingles and artifacts all find a place in Tover Krein's work. Recycled materials are reborn! Rethinking-and reusing-- items that have had another purpose fascinates her. Krein states that "Viewing my work invites a visual journey and new discoveries.  My works are linked naturally by the…

CGI - Friend or Foe with Walt Jones

ASMP NorCal Presents: CGI - Friend or Foe with Walt Jones
Monday October 12, 2010 7 pm - 9:30 pm
Social hour begins at 6 pm  6:00-7 pm w/pizza and drinks
Members $10.00
Students w/id $15.00
Non-members: $30.00

Blue Sky Rental Studios
2325 Third St.
San Francisco, CA 94107

Consider this. Ten years ago, car ads, product brochures, architectural images, and fashion spreads would all have been shot using a physical camera. Today, however, creatives are increasingly relying on Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) as a way to cut costs and increase artistic flexibility.
In fact, these days it's hard to find an image that hasn't in some way been touched by a computer. But, as it turns out, CGI isn't the death knell to business that many photographers might initially make it out to be. In fact, not only does CGI offer new and exciting opportunities for photographers, CGI simply couldn't exist without tradi…
Napa Valley Aloha Festival
Presented by the Manaleo Hawaiian Cultural Foundation a Non-Profit organization.
Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010      
10am – 6pm
Free Admission and Parking, No Pets, coolers or Alcohol permitted
Please bring a non-perishable food item to Support the Napa Food Bank

Napa Expo
575 Third St. 
Napa, CA 94559

About the Napa Valley Aloha Festival
This FREE event presents Traditional Hawaiian Performers and Musicians, Crafts, Vendors and Food. Arts, crafts, clothing and wares from all over  the West Coast.  It is Kid Friendly and Good Clean Family Fun! Bring your lounge chairs, sit back on the grass and enjoy this Wonderful feeling of Aloha, under the new shaded plaza area at the Expo.
Please bring a non-perishable food item to Support the Napa Food Bank.

JABBERWOCKY : Cheryl and Liz's Adventures in Vunderland

FLOAT Gallery presents:
JABBERWOCKY : Cheryl and Liz's Adventures in VunderlandArtists Reception, Saturday, August 14, 2010 6 – 9PMWith music by DJ KODA (45 Amp Recordings)Exhibit runs August 2 - September 18, 2010
FLOAT, Floatation Center & Art Gallery, 1091 Calcot Place, Unit # 116 (located in a store front loft of the historic cotton mill studios) Oakland, CA 94606
Cheryl Finfrock (Austin, Texas) and Liz Mamorsky (San Francisco) live miles apart but share a love of the bizarre creatures lurking on the margins of the mind. Hypnogogic images floating behind the eyes on the borders of sleep. They invite you to share their painted visions at the Artists Reception, Saturday, August 14, 2010 6 – 9PM
About the Artists:
Artist Statement - Liz Mamorsky Adventures in Vunderland marks my return to painting after a three year stint building my sculptural Artbots. I am enjoying, once again, the sensuality of stroking buttery oils onto canvas and drifting off into the noun-less Neverland whe…

Expressions Gallery Beats the Drum!

Expressions Gallery2035 Ashby Ave., Berkeley, CA, 94703 Wed,-Sat, 12 - 5 PM , Sunday 12 - 3 pm and by appt. 510-644-4930
Beat of the DrumArt Show Runs: August 14, 2010 – October 22, 2010. Opening Reception: Saturday, August 14, 6-8 PM. Join us and the artists for our opening with art, music by Kenny McElroy and his group, playing drums, keyboard and bass and others. Refreshments served.
Beat of the Drum brings together African, Afro-Cuban, Cuban, and the American Jazz Scene Art where drums or rhythms play a significant role. Artwork includes paintings, photography, sculpture, mixed media, digital art, monotypes, jewelry, glass art, fiber arts, video art and other fine arts and crafts.Included also are unique one of a kind items from handmade silk scarves, purses, plates, bowls, jewelry, origami, and much more.
Featured throughout this show are a number of Free Events:
Friday night Literature and Poetry Readi…

Ralph at Law Library

“Nothing Shots”: A Rotating Exhibition of Photography by Ralph Granich Monday, August 2 – Thursday, September 30, 2010 Venue Hours-Mon. – Wed. – Fri., 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Tues. – Thurs., 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Ralph Granich has been taking photographs from his youth. After living and studying in Europe and the United States, he adopted the “nothing style” of photography, mundane slice of life pictures with no clear action or narrative. This exhibit at The Alameda County Law Library features mostly the people and scenes of Oakland and the East Bay.
Location- Alameda County Law Library 125 12th Street Oakland CA 94117
About Ralph Granich To Ralph Granich taking photographs is something he has just had to do since he was a young boy! His photography is really “something”! He resides in Oakland.
August Artist Happy Hour BBQ at Bridgehead StudiosBring Your Own...Chuck, from Bridgehead Studios in Alameda has cordially invited us to have our August meetup at his fab place! We'll be on the roof.Bring something to drink for you and others and a dish to share for about 10-12 people (not a ton of chips tho, everyone). The BBQ will be lit. Everyone who loves the arts is welcome. Free.See ya there.

Date-Thurs Aug 19, 2010Time-5pm-7pm
Place-Bridgehead Studios2516 Blanding AveAlameda, CA 94501Our Host-Chuck DiGuidaWe are Captain-Artist Clint Imboden; Navigator Artist Erik Niemann and Harpoonist Arts Publicist Nancy VicknairMapof venue-