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/


Friday, February 13, 2015

Son & Father : The Two Edgar Kaufmanns

Grace Stoops Kaufmann, wife of the famous owner of Fallingwater, Bear Run, second wife to Edgar Kaufmann, Sr. Far from dying at the Kaufmann's Richard Neutra Palm Springs home, Grace Stoops Kaufmann died in 1961, the victim of a heating pad fire. She was wheelchair bound with multiple schlerosis, according to the New York Times article, "Modern Gothic", dated September 23, 2001. http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/23/magazine/modern-gothic.html?pagewanted=4. Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. was living at the time. 

Stoops had signed a prenuptial agreement which she later contested because Kaufmann left the bulk of his estate to a foundation, though he provided for Edgar, Jr. Edgar, jr. (no mistake - he hated the Jr. part because Edgar, Jr. alternately despised his father and admired him). Edgar, Jr. donated Fallingwater to the Northern Pennsylvania Conservancy in 1963, nearly ten years after his mother, 


Liliane, died of an accidental overdose of sleeping pills there at the estate. The two had been drinking (as they often did) and the theory is that she simply combined some of Edgar, Sr.'s sleeping pills with too much alcohol. It was a crushing blow for the younger Kaufmann because he really was a best friend to his mother whom he adored. Sadly Edgar, Sr. didn't trust the local hospital and drove her the two hours to Philadelphia. If they had pumped her stomach at the local hospital she might have lived. Very sad. Very, very classy, intelligent lady. Ms. Stoops of course was Mr. Kaufmann's nurse while he was ill. Much is revealed (and reviled) about the Kaufmann's in the book "Apprentice" which is a scandelous expose on Frankly Lincoln Lloyd Wright and his amazing Taliesin. 


The house was reinforced in the 1990's. Wright had really done a bad job of executing the beautiful house he designed and the men whom he hired faced really difficult challenges which they were very unprepared for. Combined with poor weather conditions and other limitations, Fallingwater, though magnificent to look at was horrible as an actual residence. Today the house is probably in better shape structurally than it was when built in 1935.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

“A Month of Sundays” March 6 - March 28, 2015 Orland Art Center Gallery




March
“A Month of Sundays” March 6 - March 28, 2015
Six artists share the Gallery space this month with an exhibition of the
collected works from their monthly outdoor painting excursions. Each artist offers a very different and personal view of those Sunday sessions.

Carol Preble Miles
Thelma Safarik
Ann Pierce
Amber Palmer
Marilyn Walsh
Sally Dimas

Friday,  March 6     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
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



Alameda Sangha This Sunday Feb 15th





Please come and explore the 3rd and 5th aggregates with me this Sunday - Perception and Consciousness.

When perception services insight for us, mindfulness is present to balance the experience. Otherwise, delusion and conditioning come into play to create a lot of suffering for ourselves and others.

With the 5th aggregate, or consciousness, it is required in order to see and understand the other 4 aggregates.

Let's see what we can learn together from what Buddha has to offer us.

There will be ASL class at 6 pm.

Hoping to see you all there,
with gratitude and metta for your practice,

Pauletta

--
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/

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Orland Art Center Gallery March “A Month of Sundays” March 6 - March 28, 2015

March
“A Month of Sundays” March 6 - March 28, 2015
Six artists share the Gallery space this month with an exhibition of the
collected works from their monthly outdoor painting excursions. Each artist offers a very different and personal view of those Sunday sessions.
    Friday,  March 6     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
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Winter hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Closed Saturdays in winter
Summer Hours: Tuesdays through Fridays: 1 to 7 p.m.
Saturdays: 12 noon to 7 p.m.
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orla

April
“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.
 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
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Winter hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Closed Saturdays in winter
Summer Hours: Tuesdays through Fridays: 1 to 7 p.m.
Saturdays: 12 noon to 7 p.m.
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orla

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Orland Art Center Gallery



February
Telling Stories
February 6 - February 28, 2015

A variety of Fine Art Photography by members of the Tehama County Photo Club.

The show features juried selections from these
talented photographers, and each selection tells its own visual story.
Friday,  Feb  6     Artists Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Refreshments and live music.
Young musician Sean Bostrom at our baby grand piano
during the entire reception.
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

March
“A Month of Sundays” March 6 - March 28, 2015
Six artists share the Gallery space this month with an exhibition of the
collected works from their monthly outdoor painting excursions. Each artist offers a very different and personal view of those Sunday sessions.
    Friday,  March 6     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!

April
“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.
 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!

May
“The Storyteller: Town & Country Impressions” May 1 - May 23, 2015
Chuck Prudhomme is a well traveled, well known Fine Artist whose remarkable world
experiences have provided him with a wealth of stories.
His striking oil paintings are their rich, full bodied visual impressions.
 Friday,  May 1  Artists Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Refreshments and live music.
Young musician Martin Trang 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!

June
“Two Vibrant Views” June 5 through June 27, 2015
 Very different in how they view their world, Fine Artists Judith Frost and Thomas Kocotis use the
 diverse mediums of  watercolors and oils. Their artistically different points of view are showcased
 in this month’s exhibit.
  Friday,  June 5 Artists Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Refreshments and live music
Young musician Sean Bostrom 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!

July
 “The Mechanical Quilt” 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!

August
“Sixth Annual Group Show” August 7 through August 29, 2015
This exhibit draws hundreds of entries from artists throughout the state
and beyond. Entries are juried by our seven member Arts Commission, resulting in an exciting,
multi-faceted mixture of techniques and themes.
  Friday,  August 7  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!

Sept.
 “Color Drenched: Mystery and Mood” Sept. 4 through Sept. 26, 2015
Joan Pechanec’s artistic explorations use the lush richness of oils and the endless possibilities of
mixed media. The result is a visual feast of mystery
and mood, each piece glowing with luminous color and vibrant light.
 Friday,  Sept 4  Artists Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Refreshments and live music.
Young musician Martin Trang 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!

October
 “Watermedia Wonderment” October 2 through October 24, 2015
John Norman Stewart is renowned for his skillful use of all artistic media. This exhibit focuses
on his watermedia creations, offering a fine variety of
themes and styles ranging from abstracts to detailed  landscapes.
  Friday, October 2  Artists Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Refreshments and live music
Young musician Sean Bostrom 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!

November
“Fields, Farms, and Fantasy” Nov. 4 through Nov. 28, 2015
Oil paintings of vast vistas of rice fields and farm lands nestled in the foothills of rugged
mountain ranges, plus purely playful pottery, and the charm of watercolors provide a bountiful variety
for this Autumn exhibit. 
 Friday,  Nov 4  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!

December
“The Art of the Sacred Stones” Dec. 4 through Dec. 24, 2015
The Fine Art photography of Wayne Wilson and Steven Elliott is a visual
hymn to the inspiring reconstruction of  the medieval Chapter House located on the
grounds of the Abbey of New Clairvaux in Vina, California
  Friday,  Dec, 4  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!

Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Winter hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Closed Saturdays in winter
Summer Hours: Tuesdays through Fridays: 1 to 7 p.m.
Saturdays: 12 noon to 7 p.m.
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857

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 heartof 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.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Telling Stories February 6 - February 28, 2015 at Orland Art Center Gallery

 
Telling Stories

February 6 - February 28, 2015
A variety of Fine Art Photography by members of the Tehama County Photo Club.
The show features juried selections from these
talented photographers, and each selection tells its own visual story.


Friday,  Feb  6     Artists Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Refreshments and live music.
Young musician Sean Bostrom at our baby grand piano
during the entire reception.
Pop in Friday and meet the artists, or linger over refreshments, entertainment, and conversation
and make an evening of it!



Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone:530-865-5920
Address: 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

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Orland Art Center Gallery Exhibits 2915


Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Winter hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Closed Saturdays in winter
Summer Hours: Tuesdays through Fridays: 1 to 7 p.m.
Saturdays: 12 noon to 7 p.m.
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857

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 Artists'  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.



Orland Art Center Gallery: Scheduled shows 2015

January
 “Wildlife Wonders IV” January 2nd through January 24th Waterfowl and wildlife artist Steele Roberts Ross returns to the Gallery with a stunning new collection of his original acrylic wildlife paintings.


February
Telling Stories
February 6 - February 28, 2015
A variety of Fine Art Photography by members of the Tehama County Photo Club.
The show features juried selections from these
talented photographers, and each selection tells its own visual story.
Friday,  Feb  6     Artists Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Refreshments and live music.
Young musician Sean Bostrom at our baby grand piano
during the entire reception.
Pop in Friday and meet the artists, or linger over refreshments, entertainment, and conversation
and make an evening of it!

Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone:530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Winter hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Closed Saturdays in winter
Summer Hours: Tuesdays through Fridays: 1 to 7 p.m.
Saturdays: 12 noon to 7 p.m.
Email:
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857

March
“A Month of Sundays” March 6 - March 28, 2015
Six artists share the Gallery space this month with an exhibition of the
collected works from their monthly outdoor painting excursions. Each artist offers a very different and personal view of those Sunday sessions.
    Friday,  March 6     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!

April
“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.
 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!

May
“The Storyteller: Town & Country Impressions” May 1 - May 23, 2015
Chuck Prudhomme is a well traveled, well known Fine Artist whose remarkable world
experiences have provided him with a wealth of stories.
His striking oil paintings are their rich, full bodied visual impressions.
 Friday,  May 1  Artists Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Refreshments and live music.
Young musician Martin Trang 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!

June
“Two Vibrant Views” June 5 through June 27, 2015
 Very different in how they view their world, Fine Artists Judith Frost and Thomas Kocotis use the
 diverse mediums of  watercolors and oils. Their artistically different points of view are showcased
 in this month’s exhibit.
  Friday,  June 5 Artists Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Refreshments and live music
Young musician Sean Bostrom 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!

July
 “The Mechanical Quilt” 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!

August
“Sixth Annual Group Show” August 7 through August 29, 2015
This exhibit draws hundreds of entries from artists throughout the state
and beyond. Entries are juried by our seven member Arts Commission, resulting in an exciting,
multi-faceted mixture of techniques and themes.
  Friday,  August 7  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!

Sept.
 “Color Drenched: Mystery and Mood” Sept. 4 through Sept. 26, 2015
Joan Pechanec’s artistic explorations use the lush richness of oils and the endless possibilities of
mixed media. The result is a visual feast of mystery
and mood, each piece glowing with luminous color and vibrant light.
 Friday,  Sept 4  Artists Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Refreshments and live music.
Young musician Martin Trang 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!

October
 “Watermedia Wonderment” October 2 through October 24, 2015
John Norman Stewart is renowned for his skillful use of all artistic media. This exhibit focuses
on his watermedia creations, offering a fine variety of
themes and styles ranging from abstracts to detailed  landscapes.
  Friday, October 2  Artists Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Refreshments and live music
Young musician Sean Bostrom 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!

November
“Fields, Farms, and Fantasy” Nov. 4 through Nov. 28, 2015
Oil paintings of vast vistas of rice fields and farm lands nestled in the foothills of rugged
mountain ranges, plus purely playful pottery, and the charm of watercolors provide a bountiful variety for this Autumn exhibit. 
 Friday,  Nov 4  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!

December
“The Art of the Sacred Stones” Dec. 4 through Dec. 24, 2015
The Fine Art photography of Wayne Wilson and Steven Elliott is a visual
hymn to the inspiring reconstruction of  the medieval Chapter House located on the
grounds of the Abbey of New Clairvaux in Vina, California
  Friday,  Dec, 4  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!