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Now at Oakland's Float - Road Scores

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ROAD SCORES Sudhu Tewari and Carly Hoopes sculpture and photographs
Artist Party Friday, Jan 8, 2016, 6 to 9pm
Show runs December 27th, through March 19th 2016
ROAD SCORES is a project born from the love of collecting treasures found on the side of the road (and abandoned buildings, railroad tracks, freeway underpasses, etc.)
Inspired by the burnt out wreck of an RV found in the Trinity mountains, Tewari decided to create a series of sculptures from objects found in the wreckage after spending several hours watching Hoopes find interesting shots of the untouched remains.
Carly Hoopes is a Bay Area photographer who documents “naturally” occurring compositions as she finds them (without rearranging ANYTHING). You may find her gathering bits of visual treasure on the side of the road, near railroad tracks, freeway underpasses, alleyways, dumpsters, piles of garbage (to some), or going quietly into abandoned structures.
The subject matter of Hoopes’ work is often ephemeral. She composes …

Be Still My Heart: Raphaelle Peale by Alexandra K. Vicknair

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Be Still My Heart: Raphaelle Peale by Alexandra K. Vicknair Historian and Art Historian @2015 I first learned of Raphaelle Peale in an American art history class at UC Santa Barbara, circa…early 2000s. As a fan of tromp l’ oeil (trick-of-the-eye), it was his most famous work, Venus Rising from the Sea–A Deception (1822) that first caught my attention. However, Peale’s prolific and haunting still lifes are what truly captured my heart. Raphealle Peale, Venus Rising from the Sea–A Deception (1822) Uh-oh, here it comes…history (of course)! Peale (1774-1825) came from an artistic family, headed by his father Charles Wilson Peale. Peale Sr. was a very famous artist and naturalist in his own right, and is most known for founding the Philadelphia Museum in the early 1800s. Charles Wilson Peale (Self Portrait), An Artist in his Museum, 1822 Raphealle was the black sheep of the family and never fully achieved the success of his father or even his brother, Rembrandt, in the art world. So, like …

FISH TALES SHOW OF MIXED MEDIA AND COLLAGE ART BY MARSHA BALIAN AND KATIE MCCANN NOVEMBER 14-JANUARY 9TH ARTBEAT SALON AND GALLERY

FISH TALES
SHOW OF MIXED MEDIA AND COLLAGE ART
BY MARSHA BALIAN AND KATIE MCCANN

NOVEMBER 14-JANUARY 9TH
ARTBEAT SALON AND GALLERY
1880 SOLANO AVENUE
BERKELEY


“Fish Tales” a show of mixed media and collage art by Marsha Balian and Katie McCann will be presented at the Artbeat Salon and Gallery November 14th through January 9th.    There will be a reception for the artists on Saturday November 14th at Artbeat, 1880 Solano Avenue in Berkeley from 6-8 p.m.  The event is free.

Self taught Oakland artist Marsha Balian admits resistance to following directions and prefers to invent her own techniques. Her work incorporates found objects and images combined with her own drawing and painting. Her art has a strong narrative quality, avoids what might be literal and attempts to engage the imagination of the viewer.  Humor is never far behind.

English artist Katie McCann currently lives and works in Berkeley.  Her intricate collages are inspired by childhood memories and some of the strange crea…

Orland Art Center Opens Nov 6 - Fields, Farms and Fantasy

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November 6th through November 28th
"Fields, Farms, and Fantasy" Three talented artists provide a bountiful variety for our Autumn exhibit. It features rice field vistas, farm lands nestled in the foothills of rugged 
mountain ranges, and playful ceramics that transform clay into fantasy.
Special Event: Tuesday, November 10th, 2 to 4 p.m.
"Dolores Mitchell Commentary" November artist Dolores Mitchell offers an entertaining and informative commentary on art, followed by a question and answer session.

Sunday, November 1 Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem The Cathedral of Christ the Light Oakland

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Sunday, November 1 at 5:30pm the Cathedral Choir and Cathedral Consort will sing Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem in a Mass with Bishop Barber to commemorate all those who have passed away during the past year. 
http://staging.ctlcathedral.org/visit/concerts-and-events/faure-requiem-mass-2015
Come and commemorate all the faithfully departed. Nov 1, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
The Cathedral of Christ the Light Office of Worship 510-893-4711 Ext. 242
All those who have lost a family member  or friend during the past year are especially  invited to attend this Commemoration Mass. The  Cathedral Choir will sing Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem  and Bishop Michael C. Barber, S.J. will be the celebrant. 
A special Remembrance Book will be available for everyone  to enter their loved one’s name.  Prayers for the repose  of their souls will be said during the Mass and in the  Cathedral throughout the month of November.  
For more information, please contact the Office of Worship at 510-893-4711 Ext. 242.

“FISH TALES” SHOW OF MIXED MEDIA AND COLLAGE ART BY MARSHA BALIAN AND KATIE MCCANN NOVEMBER 14-JANUARY 9TH

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“FISH TALES” SHOW OF MIXED MEDIA AND COLLAGE ART BY MARSHA BALIAN AND KATIE MCCANN
NOVEMBER 14-JANUARY 9TH ARTBEAT SALON AND GALLERY 1880 SOLANO AVENUE BERKELEY

“Fish Tales” a show of mixed media and collage art by Marsha Balian and Katie McCann will be presented at the Artbeat Salon and Gallery November 14th through January 9th.    There will be a reception for the artists on Saturday November 14th at Artbeat, 1880 Solano Avenue in Berkeley from 6-8 p.m.  The event is free.
Self taught Oakland artist Marsha Balian admits resistance to following directions and prefers to invent her own techniques. Her work incorporates found objects and images combined with her own drawing and painting. Her art has a strong narrative quality, avoids what might be literal and attempts to engage the imagination of the viewer.  Humor is never far behind.
English artist Katie McCann currently lives and works in Berkeley.  Her intricate collages are inspired by childhood memories and some of the strange creatures…

Orland Art Center September 4th through September 26th "Color Drenched: Mystery and Mood " Featured Artist: Joan Pechanec

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"Color Drenched: Mystery and Mood "September 4th through September 26th
"Featured Artist: Joan Pechanec
"Louisiana Cypress Pond" oil painting by Joan Pechanec
"Turquoise House, El Paso" oil painting by Joan Pechanec

 Orland Art Center https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857?fref=ts
530-865-5920

732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963

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

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Nicolas Bearde in concert with Grammy Award Winning Pianist and 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

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

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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 A…

iPhotographer Features Moms Getting Their Art Back in Recent Issue

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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 discov…

Buddhist Peacemaking July 19, 7-9pm Alameda Sangha

Name of event: Buddhist Peacemaking Date:July 19, 7-9pm
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

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

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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! '

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

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

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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. O…

How To Be An Earthling, Wes Nisker on Mindfulness Meditation and Modern Science Saturday, August 22, 2015

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How To Be An Earthling, Wes Nisker on Mindfulness Meditation and Modern Science

Saturday, August 22, 2015, 10 am to 4pm

United Methodist Church, 2311 Buena Vista, Alameda, CA

In this day together we make creative use of classic Buddhist meditation techniques in order to explore and embody our lives as interconnected earthlings.

The talks and discussions will present both traditional Buddhist views of self and reality, as well as some of the latest information from evolutionary biology and psychology to support and guide the meditations. The daylong will include plenty of poetry, and a little crazy wisdom as well.

Wes Nisker is an author of two bestselling books, founder and co-editor of "Inquiring Mind" and a teacher at Spirit Rock and internationally.

Register at alamedasangha.org

Cost: This event is given on a donation basis to provide an opportunity to practice generosity and to make teachings available to all.

 Beginners as well as experienced practitioners will benefit…

Focus on Feeling -Monastic Daylong August 16, 2015

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Focus on Feeling -Monastic Daylong

August 16, 2015 Sunday from 9:00 am to 430 pm

It is at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center at 388 9th Street,Oakland, Ca. 94607
Register through Eventbrite at their site http://oacc.cc/

The teachings will be offered freely by Ayya Sobhana so attendance is by

donation.

Feeling — Vedana in the Pali language of early Buddhism — is the point where our emotional process becomes accessible to the conscious mind.  We learn from the Buddha’s teaching to see feeling as the trigger for craving, and also one of the easiest points where we can interrupt the cycle of craving, clinging and suffering. But how to get free from craving without an unhealthy detachment from our inner life?

In this daylong retreat we will aim to more fully know and experience feelings. We will appreciate what feeling is good for, how feeling helps us to focus, to decide, and to intuitively look after our own welfare and the welfare of who we care about.  We will make friends with emotion…

Missing link found between brain, immune system

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Missing link found between brain, immune system -- with major disease implications Implications profound for neurological diseases from autism to Alzheimer's to multiple sclerosis UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA HEALTH SYSTEM  E-MAIL IMAGE: MAPS OF THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM: OLD (LEFT) AND UPDATED TO REFLECT UVA'S DISCOVERY. view more  CREDIT: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA HEALTH SYSTEM Vessels directly connecting brain, lymphatic system exist despite decades of doctrine that they don'tFinding may have substantial implications for major neurological diseasesGame-changing discovery opens new areas of research, transforms existing onesMajor gap in understanding of the human body revealed

Liquid Landscape Paintings & mixed media by Andrew Macrae and Diane Mettleman

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Liquid Landscape Paintings & mixed media by Andrew Macrae and Diane Mettleman Artist Party Friday June 12th, 6 to 9pm Show runs June 1st, 2015, through July 18th 2015
Art derived from our urban landscape, captured and re-imagined, these two local artists actualize the art of flow.

Andrew Macrae
I create imagery intuitively, working the composition as I go along. The first objects of the image are scenes from nature: trees, mountains and animals. The scene slowly fills with solid shapes and perfect lines; objects of human conception. I am showing the act of contemplation as man slowly imparts his development over and around the established nature. What remains in the end is an image exhibiting tension between man and nature, a scene where the two are wrapped up in a chaotic commotion. I use a broad array of mediums to create a painting, but I prefer watercolor and gouache on paper. In my paintings, watercolor is used to create faded landscapes, while gouache is used as the foreground m…