Friday, August 6, 2010

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.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

JABBERWOCKY : Cheryl and Liz's Adventures in Vunderland

FLOAT Gallery presents:

JABBERWOCKY : Cheryl and Liz's Adventures in Vunderland

Artists Reception, Saturday, August 14, 2010 6 – 9PM

With 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 where time expands, drawing me into the whorl of creation. Painting is like writing a novel. It starts with the terror of the blank canvas but abates as I make arbitrary marks with brush and fingers. From this messy grid a thread evolves and I surrender to where it is taking me. Characters emerge and are developed, sometimes deleted or allowed to morph into other creatures. It is an exciting process that scares, thrills and delights in turn. I am swimming in the creative soup, and loving it!

An artist all her life Liz Mamorsky was a child star in New York and currently does voice work for radio, television and games, including Sims 2, Sam & Max, and A Vampyre Story. She is also the narrator for the recent PBS documentary, The Remarkable Red Hat Society. Since graduating from Bennington College, Mamorsky has exhibited her unique recycled-materials sculpture, studio furniture, and visionary paintings and drawings nationally and internationally. Her work resides in numerous public and private collections including: The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; The Spertus Museum, Chicago; The Oakland Museum of California, Sony Corporation, Nektar Therapeutics, First National Bank of Arizona, Santa Clara Medical Center and Paramount Pictures for the set of Star Trek:Voyager. You can find her hard at work in her amazing Studio in San Francisco

Artist Statement - Cheryl Finfrock

Dreams inspire my work. Images ranging from public domain icons to archaic glyphs grab my attention. My work is narrative in its intent, with titles helping to progress the story. I see my work as a painterly memoir, and the color and humor are grounding for me in this process.

About FLOAT:

FLOAT is an urban art spa that offers new, public exhibits of local artists monthly to stimulate and challenge your senses. FLOAT is the only floatation center & art gallery in the San Francisco Bay Area. Floatation therapy is a unique and powerful tool that allows you to shut out the world, and drift into the deepest possible level of physical and mental relaxation.

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 510.535.1702,

Expressions Gallery Beats the Drum!

Expressions Gallery

2035 Ashby Ave., Berkeley, CA, 94703

Wed,-Sat, 12 - 5 PM , Sunday 12 - 3 pm and by appt.


Beat of the Drum

Art 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 Readings and Open Mike, 7– 9 PM :
Fri. August 20, 2010, Featuring : Daniel Yaryan and Jan Ormeron
Fri. September 17, 2010, Featuring: Jan Dederick and John Rowe
Fri. October 15, 2010, Featuring: Carolyn Jones and Mel C. Thompson

Sunday Afternoon Musician Jam Session:2-4 PM

Sun. September 26, 2010

Do you play drums? African Calypso, Jazz or other style? Bring your instruments, meet others and have fun playing music in our sculpture garden. If you don’t play, come listen or dance to the rhythms. Refreshments served. Free

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.

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.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

August Artist Happy Hour BBQ at Bridgehead Studios

Bring 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, 2010


Place-Bridgehead Studios

2516 Blanding Ave

Alameda, CA 94501

Our Host-Chuck DiGuida

We are Captain-Artist Clint Imboden; Navigator Artist Erik Niemann and Harpoonist Arts Publicist Nancy Vicknair

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