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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…