Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Sail The Wine Dark Sea with Glenn Steiner of the Greek Island Workshops and Photographer Larry Angier




Photo of Greece


ASMP in San Francisco presents:

Sail The Wine Dark Sea with Glenn Steiner of the Greek Island Workshops and photographer Larry Angier, exploring the ancient islands of Homer “in search of the real Greece.”
Steiner and Angier promise to share tips about workflow on the fly, shooting the Cyclades, the essentials of redundancy, the nature of epiphany, finding safety on foreign shores and bringing
 back ‘the goods’ at any cost.
Glenn’s epiphany occurred on Santorini: ‘No ugliness could exist in light such as this, only degrees of beauty.’ Nineteen years later, Steiner had explored over fifty-eight Greek islands by moped, ferry and sandal led foot. Glenn Steiner has led the Greek Island Workshops in Photography on Santorini since 2004.
Larry Angier has followed the path of ancient Orthodoxy in the digital age from the heights of Greece's Mount Athos north to the ancient lands of Serbia with stunning photography that grips the heart and enchants the mind.
Together Glenn and Larry, travel photographers extraordinaire, will share what they have learned during their Greek Odyssey...and some of the world’s best photography of Greece.
When: Graphic map to Blue Sky Studios in San Francisco
May 14, 2013
6p-7p Social Hour
7p-9p Presentation: “Sail the Wine Dark Sea”
Where:
Blue Sky Studios in San Francisco, CA
2325 3rd Street
Cost:
Free to ASMP Members (JOIN NOW)
General Admission: $10
Associate; Student Members: $5
http://www.asmpnorcal.org/articles/sail-wine-dark-sea-glenn-steiner-and-larry-angier.html





Monday, April 29, 2013

Cherry Blossoms~ Their Fascinating History!

Cherry Blossom time  has almost come and gone. Below is in-depth history of the tree and all its various symbols. A fascinating read written by the research staff at NPR.

For Hundreds of Years, Cherry Blossoms Are Matter of Life and Death

By: Ellen RolfesHeld above all other flowers by the rulers of Japan, scholar Ohnuki-Tierney writes the cherry blossom or sakura has been a symbol of "the cycle of life, death and rebirth, on the one hand, and of productive and reproductive powers, on the other" throughout the history of Japan. The trees have been used as symbols for everything from predicting successful harvests of rice to giving the World War II kamikaze pilots courage for their one-way missions.
Here is a history of the cherry blossom and its evolving meaning, from ancient Japan to current day.

710-794: Ritual cherry blossom viewings begin and trees are transplanted to towns.
Cherry blossoms are connected to Japanese folk religions, a symbol of reproduction and new life.
During this period, the Japanese begin to transplant cherry trees from the mountains to areas where people lived. The cherry trees were connected to beliefs in Japanese folk religions; many Japanese would go into the mountains during the spring to worship the trees. The trees were seen as sacred, since they were considered to carry the soul of the mountain gods down to humans.
Ohnuki-Tierney says that every spring, the mountain deity traveled down to the fields on the falling petals of cherry blossoms and transformed into the deity of the rice paddies, a critical crop for Japanese agriculture and productivity. Cherry blossom viewings, therefore, began from religious rituals.

712: First known written reference of the cherry blossom is recorded in the "Kojiki."
Cherry blossoms are symbolic of Japan's uniqueness.
The "Kojiki," a compilation of oral accounts of the origins of Japan, was commissioned by Empress Gemmei. The Tang Dynasty of China was at its height of cultural, economic and military influence. The empress, threatened by Chinese culture seeping into the country, sought to establish a unique Japanese identity that proved Japanese culture developed autonomous to other regions. Thus, the book described what came to be known as the "Japanese spirit."
While the Chinese prize the plum blossoms, the aristocracy of Japan raised the cherry blossom to new status. The ritual of hanami -- elaborate cherry blossom viewing ceremonies and celebrations with singing, dancing, and drinking -- began at the imperial courts, practiced by elite classes, but commoners also celebrated in rural areas.

1192: The samurai class rise to political power.
A samurai on horseback from the Momoyama period, at the turn of the 16th century.
Cherry blossoms exemplify the noble character of the "Japanese soul" -- men who do not fear death.
Yoritomo and the Minamoto clan seized power from the aristocracy establish a military government in Kamakura. Minamoto no Yoritomo defeated other powerful Japanese families to seize control of certain functions of the government and aristocracy. Minamoto then established a feudal system, with a private military known as the samurai who also had some political powers.
Constantine Vaporis, professor of history at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, says that as seppuku (ritual suicide) became a key part of the samurai's Bushido code, the samurai "identified with the cherry blossom particularly because it fell at the moment of its greatest beauty, an ideal death."
The daimyo (or warlord) Asano Naganori captured this sentiment before committing ritual suicide:
"Sadder than blossoms swept off by the wind, a life torn away in the fullness of spring."
Vaporis also said that the Samurai decorated their military equipment with emblems of the cherry blossom, especially sword guards.

1868-1912: Meiji Restoration promotes imperial nationalism.
Emperor Meiji in 1872, only four years after he restored the position of emperor as the sovereign authority of Japan. Silver print by Uchida Kuichi/Wikimedia Commons.
Cherry trees reflect the sacrifice of Japanese soldiers in service to the state of Japan.
Emperor Meiji reclaimed all the governing authority from the position of the shoguns (military leaders) and asserted that the emperor held supreme authority, establishing the Empire of Japan.
The samurai lost their social status and privileges. After universal conscription, a new Japanese imperial army was created and all of its soldiers were bestowed with the Japanese spirit or soul, which Ohnuki-Tierney documents as "an exclusive spiritual property of the Japanese that endowed young men with a noble character, enabling them to face death without fear."
Ohnuki-Tierney writes that these soldiers were told: "You shall die like beautiful falling cherry petals for the emperor." This idiom was only one part of the new Empire of Japan's imperial nationalist goals and guided Japanese colonial efforts.
Cherry blossoms are planted at the Yasukuni Shrine, a memorial specifically devoted to fallen soldiers since the Meiji period that the emperor visits occasionally. The cherry blossoms were supposed to console the souls of the soldiers.

1912: Japan gives U.S. 3,000 cherry trees.
The trees given to the American people were planted along the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., which is adjacent to the National Mall. Photo by NewsHour.
Cherry trees represent friendship and political alliances.
The Japanese government sends cherry trees to Washington on behalf of the people of Japan. The gift came after William Howard Taft was elected president and took office. Prior to the presidency, Taft served as the Secretary of War; he visited Japan and met with the prime minister so that they could affirm each other's stakes and claims to colonized regions in Asia.
Japan has given cherry trees to many other countries besides the U.S., including Brazil, China, Germany and Turkey.

1945: Thousands of kamikaze pilots fly to their deaths defending Japan.
A tokkotai or kamikazi plane with a cherry blossom painted on its side. Photo by Wikimedia Commons.
Cherry blossoms represent Japanese soldiers who died during World War II.
Nearing defeat, Japanese vice-admiral Onishi Takijiro launched kamikaze operations as a last ditch effort to save the Japanese homeland and the Japanese spirit. Tokkotai pilots affixed cherry blossom branches to their uniforms, with painted blossoms on sides of their planes.
The cherry blossoms at the Yasukuni Shrine no longer mourn for the souls of the Japanese. Each petal that fell was meant to represent each soldier who had died trying to protect the nation of Japan.

2011: A tsunami strikes Japan on March 11.
An aerial view shows debris that remained on the ground after a tsunami wave to have hit Hitachinaka. Photo by STR/AFP/Getty Images.


 
Cherry trees symbolize hope.
In the 2012 Oscar-nominated short documentary "The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom," a Japanese man reflects on the strength of the cherry trees to live on past the devastation. "This was all killed by the tsunami," he told film director Lucy Walker. "But now, a month later, there are new shoots. The plants are hanging in there, so us humans had better do it, too."
For many Japanese, the cherry trees were part of the life they knew prior to the renewal and rebuilding in the face of so much death and destruction caused by the earthquake and tsunami.
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More info here- http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/04/for-more-than-1000-years-cherry-blossoms-move-world-to-emotion.html

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Benefit Fundraiser Rummage Sale in Turlock CA May 4 7am-2pm

Yard Sale Search - Find or advertise garage sales for free!

Rummage Sale Fundraiser
Saturday May 4, 2013 7am-2pm
1124 Myrtle Street Turlock, CA 95382


Selling everything from A to Z-toys, kids clothes, household stuff and lots more


Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society from Cal State
 University, Stanislaus. We Need Your Help!!!!
We are fundraising for club expenditures, guest speakers,field trips, conferences.
Donations Accepted Also

Name: Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society

Website: http://phialphatheta.org/

Chapter: Alpha Epsilon Lambda, Cal State University, Stanislaus
Website: http://www.csustan.edu/History/Phi-Alpha-Theta/index.html
 

Friday, April 26, 2013

Favorite Places in Contra Costa County~A Photography Exhibit


Favorite Places Photo Exhibition
7/10-8/31/2013

Four Local artists exhibit photographs of favorite places in Contra Costa County
·        Jeff Brooks-Manas
·        Terin Christensen
·        Tim Taylor
·        Kristiina Teerikorpi

This community spirited exhibit is curated by Ginny Mangrum. 

The City of Walnut Creek, in conjunction with the Walnut Creek Downtown Library presents annual exhibitions in the Library Community Art Gallery. This program is part of the Arts, Recreation and Community Services Department, administered by Bedford Gallery under the direction of the Walnut Creek Arts Commission. 

Where: 
Walnut Creek Library
1644 N. Broadway
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
Open for viewing--Mon-Thur 10-8pm, Fri-Sat 10-6pm, Sun Closed

925-287-0158


Please do not call the library for information about the exhibit.
Only call them for general directions and library inquiries.

Blog Site:  http://photocallforart.blogspot.com/
Please drop by our blog site created to provide updates and information about the project










Thursday, April 25, 2013

Priority Artists 2013 East Bay Open Studios-June 2013


Priority Artists 2013 East Bay Open Studios
June 1, June 2, June 8 and June 9,  11am – 6pm
The work of eight Bay Area artists available for sale in all price points. 
Free event

This event is for all who enjoy the diversity of the art world. 
We have a photographer, a jewelry designer, a printmaker, a painter, a bleach artist and three mixed media artists.


Venue-
Prior Hall at the Altenheim
1720 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94602
ProArts Online Gallery:  http://db.proartsgallery.org/ebosGallery_13.php

Participating Artists-
Janet Brugos, J. Alan Constant, Lisa Kang, Kathy Mejia, Stacy Presson, Shara Hannah Shadowspeaker,
Peter Villaseñor, and TheArthur Wright



www.janetbrugos.com
www.jalanconstant.com
www.SJPressonDesigns.com
www.zhibit.org/sharahannahshadowspeaker
www.mesart.com/pvillasenor
www.thearthur@thearthur.net




About Us-
Our Name: Priority Artists. 
Our Stage:  Prior Hall at the Altenheim.
Our Goals: Enable our viewers to enjoy our world of color, form, texture, inspiration, contrast and found art.
Our Artists: Pete Villaseñor, a printmaker skilled in images that are spiritual, Latino, Asian and meditative; Lisa Kang, a painter who creates images from deep within her soul; TheArthur Wright, an artist who draws from the depths of history using the instrument of bleach—not to cleanse but to illuminate the gift from within; J. Alan Constant, a photographer who finds color and form in unusual places to capture exquisite imagery; Stacy Presson, a jewelry designer who  creates eclectic pieces made from natural stones as well as metals and jewelry fragments; Shara Hannah Shadowspeaker, a cutting edge mixed media artist who concentrates in the nuances of person and place; Kathy Mejia, a mixed media artist who takes elements of the animal world and their habitat to bring forth creatures in enchanting sculptural form; Janet Brugos, a mixed media collage artist who paints with texture to create depth in her art that is both spontaneous and controlled.  Our diverse media beckons you to our world, where you will be warmly welcomed to experience and enjoy.


Monday, April 22, 2013

San Francisco Peace and Hope 3rd Anniversary Reading June 5th

 
 
San Francisco Peace and Hope 3rd Anniversary Reading

June 5, 2013, 7pm Sign up for open mic.
San Francisco Peace and Hope Feature begins at 8:15pm

Sacred Grounds Cafe
2095 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA
www.sfpeaceandhope.com

Contact person Elizabeth Hack (510) 525-8278




San Francisco Peace and Hope web magazine to hold third anniversary poetry reading


San Francisco Peace and Hope announces a poetry reading celebrating its magazine third anniversary
in San Francisco on June 5, 2013, featuring readings by Al Young, Erica Goss, José Luis Gutiérrez,
Marvin R. Hiemstra, Zara Raab and Judy Wells.  Dan Brady, host.

Informed by the idealism of the 1960s, San Francisco Peace and Hope is an online journal, sfpeaceandhope.com produced by the poets, writers and visual artists of the Bay Area. Al Young, California poet laureate emeritus, serves as advisor, and has written the magazine’s foreword.

Sacred Grounds: 7pm sign up open mic.  SF Peace and Hope Feature begins at 8:15pm, Sacred Grounds Cafe, 2095 Hayes Street@ Cole  Dan Brady will be hosting the event and Elizabeth Hack, founding director/editor will be attending.

Death, Dying, and Meditation - Daylong Workshop on May 18th in Alameda



Death, Dying, and Meditation
Daylong Workshop 

Alameda Sangha 
This daylong workshop will be held at the United Methodist Church in Alameda on Thursday evenings from 9 am  to 5pm. on Saturday, May 18, 2013.
United Methodist Church, 2311 Buena Vista Ave. in Alameda, CA 94501
We will explore The Five Contemplations offered to us by the Buddha. 

    The Five Contemplations
    1) I am subject to aging. Aging is unavoidable.
    2) I am subject to illness. Illness is unavoidable.
    3) I am subject to death. Death is unavoidable.
    4) I will grow different, separate from all that is dear and appealing to me.
    5) I am the owner of my actions, heir to my actions, born of my actions, related through
        my actions and live dependent on my actions. Whatever I do, for good or for ill, to
                                             that will I fall heir.

The course is offered by Baruch Golden and Pauletta Chanco.

Use the form at website to register or to send us your questions.  
https://sites.google.com/site/alamedasangha/coming-events/death-dying-and-meditation
Drop-ins welcome.

Courses are offered on a donation basis to encourage the ancient practice of "dana" or generosity





Pauletta M. Chanco is a long-time student and practitioner of meditation in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. She was recently nominated to the Community Dharma Leadership Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre and hopes to begin in 2012. She has taught beginning and ongoing meditation classes since 2007. Pauletta has a daily meditation practice and incorporates spiritual practice in her daily life. In her teachings she shares her insights with real life examples.  She is a mother of 3 children and one grandchild. so far. 

Pauletta has completed the Zen Hospice Project program in San Francisco and intend to be a hospice volunteer for one year. Pauletta was recently accepted into the Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program at the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies in Redwood City. She will be studying with Gil Fronsdal, Pali scholar, amazing Buddhadharma teacher and founder of the Insight Meditation at Redwood City, Paul Haller, former abbot of the SF Zen Center, and Jennifer Block, hospital chaplain.
 
 

Baruch Golden started insight meditation practice in 2000. He teaches mindfulness in elementary schools in SF and Oakland with the Mindful Schools Program and teaches in the Family Program at Spirit Rock Medication Center. In addition, he volunteers in the SF County Jail teaching meditation and yoga. He is currently in the Community Dharma Leaders Program, a 2 year Spirit Rock program to help develop community dharma leaders. He has been doing hospice nursing for the past 12 years

 


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Kelewele anyone?

How to make kelewele (spicy fried plantain)  

4-6 ripe plantains cut into bite-sized cubes
1-2 teaspoons Cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon peeled grated fresh ginger root
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons warm water
Vegetable oil to fry
Chopped peanuts to garnish (optional)
Directions
1 Grind together grated ginger root, pepper, and salt and mix them in the water. Leave to stand for 10 minutes.
2 Place the plantain cubes into a bowl and toss together with the water and spice mixture
3 Heat about 2cm of oil in a deep pan of oil until it is hot
4 Add plantains, ensuring they are not touching or they will stick together – fry in several batches if necessary.
5 Cook until golden brown, turning once, then drain on absorbent paper. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts if desired.
6 Leave to cool for 3 minutes, then serve hot!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

San Francisco Peace and Hope 3rd Anniversary Reading


                                    Philip Lewenthal, Tree, Mt. Diablo Foothills, Photograph


San Francisco Peace and Hope 3rd Anniversary Reading
June 5, 2013, 7pm Sign up for open mic.
San Francisco Peace and Hope Feature begins at 8:15pm

Sacred Grounds Cafe
2095 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA
www.sfpeaceandhope.com
Contact Elizabeth Hack (510) 525-8278


San Francisco Peace and Hope web magazine to hold third anniversary poetry reading
San Francisco Peace and Hope announces a poetry reading celebrating its magazine third anniversary
in San Francisco on June 5, 2013, featuring readings by Al Young, Erica Goss, José Luis Gutiérrez,
Marvin R. Hiemstra, Zara Raab and Judy Wells.  Dan Brady, host.

Informed by the idealism of the 1960s, San Francisco Peace and Hope is an online journal, sfpeaceandhope.com produced by the poets, writers and visual artists of the Bay Area. Al Young, California poet laureate emeritus, serves as advisor, and has written the magazine’s foreword.
Dan Brady will be hosting the event and Elizabeth Hack, founding director/editor will be attending.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Newest Libertarian. Are We Republicans Now?

Betsy Ross Sewing Flag


No taxes! No Capital gains tax! Smaller government!

That is the way I feel today. Just like a Libertarian.   A lone freeper in a sea of blues.

                                                       Aaron Burr Shooting Hamilton

You may wonder why this sudden shift from my being a left wing/ progressive until 9am this morning. Well, I just got done with the taxes for our household. One of us who had no income at all still has to pay $432.00. Silly? Outrageous? Well, yes, and a thousand other words too. All American tax filers also had to sign a health care form. Balderdash.

                                                          Ogden Graves in New Jersey

Bring back the good old days when there were no taxes, no red tape, no big brother, no small sister either. I am so disillusioned. My New England ancestors are laughing right now at me. They are all saying "I told you so". Matthias Ogden, dear cousin where are you now when we need you?.

                                          Cousin Matthias A Hero in Quebec on Dec 31, 1775
                                         The Death of Montgomery painted by John Trumbull

                            "After beating the parley I ordered the drummer to stop, whilst I advanced slowly toward them waving my flag. They soon gave me the old salute; the ball passed just over me in a very
straight direction."-Matthias Ogden Journal 1775


                                                    Matthias Ogden Grave in New Jersey

"Weep, for Ogden's dust lies here. Weed his grave clean ye men of genius, for he was your kinsman. Tread lightly on his ashes ye men of feeling, for he was your brother"-Taken from gravestone (shown above) of Matthias Ogden.

Ogden, Matthias (N. J.). Served as a Brigade Major in the Expedition to Canada, and was wounded at Quebec, 31st December, 1775; Lieutenant-Colonel 1st New Jersey, 7th March, 1776; Colonel 1st January, 1777; taken prisoner at Elizabethtown, N. J., 5th October, 1780; exchanged April, 1781; granted leave 21st April, 1783 to visit Europe and did not return to the army; Brevet Brigadier-General, 30th September, 1783. (Died 21st March, 1791.)
                                                
The shot has been fired and I have heard it. Matthias. Aaron, Benedict.
Don't tread on me.


                                                      Benjamin Johnson's Woodcut

Friday, April 12, 2013

“Art & Taxes” F3 at the Cotton Mill in Jingletown, Oakland, CA


“Art & Taxes” F3 at the Cotton Mill
Community Art Event
http://www.f3oakland.com/

WHEN:Friday, April 19, 6 to 10 p.m.

WHERE:
Cotton Mill Studios
1091 Calcot Place
Oakland, CA 94606
www.f3oakland.com

COST:Free

The beautiful and historic live/work Cotton Mill Studios, located in the Jingletown Arts District in East Oakland, will be exhibiting artwork of resident and guest artists for its ninth F3 event, with the "Art &Taxes" theme. Artwork consists of various media, including painting, sculpture, photography, fashion, mixed media, jewelry, furniture, and more. Artists include Michael Clark, Trina Merry, Kimberly Wells, Alvaro Contreras, Mary Shisler, Simona Rackauskas,Bre Gipson, Rachel Visalda, Justin DeRosa and Styrous. Vendors in the Design Bazaar include Citizen Snap Designs,
CuriOhs Handmade Jewelry, Dawn Kathryn Diskowski, Diamond Dazed, Esoteric Brewery, Haej.Co, The Stroopie Gourmet, Rose La Mer, Nature as Muse, Tofufu, Give Fleece a Chance, Stonewyre, Serena Toxicat, and Protea. Meet the artists and enjoy live performances, unique artwork, and delicious food in this thriving arts community!
The Clock Tower Studio/Gallery is an exhibition venue on the fourth floor, created by multi-disciplinary artist Larissa. spatoochna.com

FLOAT Gallery, located in the Cotton Mill building, will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. as well. www.thefloatcenter.com

Other venues include the Fourth Floor Gallery and the Design Bazaar, featuring artwork of guest and resident artists. Many of the Cotton Mill Studios' resident artists will open their studios. The Champagne Bar and print sales provide additional places to view art, purchase items, and enjoy the community. Live performances will include an acoustic performance by Gina Glover, spoken word by Victoria Massie and Joy Sledge, positive rap from Kenneth Jelks, standup comedy by Mean Dave, as well as performances by Ryan Salet, Bear’s Belly and Mad Noise.

Food trucks will be on site. Fist of Flour pizza, fivetenburger artisan burgers and sandwiches and Boffo Cart’sItalian food will give attendees a delicious variety of vegetarian and meat-eater options.

Free BART shuttle transportation will be provided to and from the Fruitvale BART station to the Cotton Mill Studios from 6:00-10:30 p.m. Look for the F3 logo on three SUVs. Please use public transportation or park at the station, since street parking at 1091 Calcot is limited to residents and artists.


CONTACT:

Mike Taft, F3 President

301.642.5446

mike@f3oakland.com

F3 at the Cotton Mill website: www.f3oakland.com

Twitter: @f3oakland

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/f3cottonmill

For additional information:

Cotton Mill Studio’s available live/work lofts: www.cottonmillstudios.com

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

JOSEPH CAMPBELL: NATURE, ART, AND MYTH -- Six Weeks of Events in Carmel, California

JOSEPH CAMPBELL: NATURE, ART, AND MYTH
FEATURING JOSEPH CAMPBELL: THE ARTIST’S WAY
WORKING ART: JOSEPH CAMPBELL AT HIS DESK
April 18 – May 31, 2013

EXHIBITION:
Carl Cherry Center for the Arts
Fourth Ave. and Guadalupe St., Carmel, CA, 93921
(831) 624-7491
http://carlcherrycenter.org/pages/calendar/calendar.html

DATES: April 18 - May 31, 2013

PREVIEW: April 18, 5 - 9 pm Introduction and talk with Robert Reese, Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Bob Walter, Joseph Campbell Foundation, Safron Rossi, Opus Archives Laura Doherty, Celadon Arts. Food, wine and more.

Catering provided by The Kitchen Angel. Reservations celadonarts.org

OPENING RECEPTION: April 19, 5-8 pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: APRIL 19, 4-5 pm with works & conversations art critic Richard Whittaker, curator Gail Enns, artists Rob Barnard, Tom Nakashima, Laurel Farrin, Katherine Sherwood, Peter Hiers.

Join us as we explore timeless and timely myths with Joseph Campbell: NATURE, MYTH & ART, an exploration of art exhibits, panel discussions, films, salon style dinners, lectures, performances and more on the Monterey Peninsula.

For a full listing of events and to make reservations, visit the Celadon Arts website, celadonarts.org and the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts website, carlcherry.org.

How have Joseph Campbell’s ideas on the mythic and creative experiences of life impacted Western thinking and specifically, contemporary art? Joseph Campbell: THE ARTIST’S WAY addresses this question through the work of nine contemporary artists, each of whom shares ideas in sympathy with those of Joseph Campbell opening is Friday, April 19, 6 - 9 pm at the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts in Carmel.

“What is it to fully experience life, to be present to the action of living, the moment of being?” is the essential human question Joseph Campbell asks. Artists Sharron Antholt, Rob Barnard, Kristin Casaletto, Laurel Farrin, RobileeFrederick, Peter Hiers, Tom Nakashima, Katherine Sherwood, and Katarina Wong express this desire for the ecstasy of being alive as they share what they have discovered in Joseph Campbell: THE ARTIST’S WAY.

WORKING ART: JOSEPH CAMPBELL AT HIS DESK, an installation which accompanies the art exhibition, includes paintings, personal items and the desk from Campbell’s apartment in New York City where he wrote, studied and lived for over thirty
years. 

These two exhibits kick off the six-week events program JOSEPH CAMPBELL: NATURE, MYTH & ART produced by Celadon Arts in collaboration with The Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, The Joseph Campbell Foundation, and the Opus Archives & Research Center.

Joseph Campbell, an American mythologist, writer and lecturer, best known for his work in comparative mythology. He lived on the Monterey Peninsula in the early 1930’s and spent time with Carol and John Steinbeck, Robinson Jeffers and Ed Ricketts. He taught in New York City and returned to lecture at Esalen in 1965; thereafter, he continued to lecture yearly in Big Sur, a place he called "paradise on the Pacific Coast."

JOSEPH CAMPBELL: NATURE ART AND MYTH FEATURING JOSEPH CAMPBELL: THE ARTIST’S WAY WORKING ART: JOSEPH CAMPBELL AT HIS DESK
April 18 – May 31, 2013

About Celadon Arts Celadon, Inc., a 501c (3) organization, builds community, relationships and awareness throughcontemporary art. It recognizes that privately funded exhibitions and education programs can make a difference by serving as a catalyst for business and community leaders to form alliances with the contemporary artists in their communities. In so doing, the community fosters long-term commitments to arts education and developing partnerships
with the arts that benefit business, the arts, and society. Recently, Celadon worked with The Japanese American CitizensLeague, Sand City, businesses and arts groups to bring Transcendental Vision, Japanese Culture and Contemporary Art to over 2,000 people on the Monterey Peninsula. celadonarts.org

About the Joseph Campbell Foundation The Joseph Campbell Foundation, a 501©3 corporation, was formed to (1) Preserve, protect, and perpetuate the work of Joseph Campbell, (2) further his pioneering work in mythology and comparative religion and (3) help individuals enrich their lives by participating in Mythological RoundTables and various related activities that the foundation undertakes. Joseph Campbell is a trademark and service mark of the Joseph Campbell
Foundation in the United States and other countries. jcf.org

About the Opus Archives & Research Center The Opus Archives & Research Center, a 501(c)3 organization, holds the manuscript collections and libraries of eminent scholars in the fields of mythology and depth psychology.
The Joseph Campbell collection and library was the first to come Opus, eight other legacies have followed through the years. The mission of Opus Archives and Research Center is to preserve, develop and extend to the world the archival collections and libraries of eminent scholars in the fields of depth psychology, mythology and the humanities. Opusis a “living archive” and offers scholarships, research grants, educational programs, community events, and research
access to the collections, both physically and digitally. More information about Opus the collections it stewards is available at opusarchives.org.

About the Carl Cherry Center for the Arts The Cherry Center for the Arts’ mission is to enhance the quality and diversity of artistic, educational, and cultural programs in Monterey County by encouraging public programs and interactions between artists and the community. The Cherry Center’s artistic purpose is to present arts and theater that are timely, engaging, and cast light on contemporary issues, both aesthetic and intellectual.