Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Stillness & Concentration Daylong at Alameda Sangha Saturday, October 1, 2016

Stillness & Concentration
Daylong at Alameda Sangha

Saturday, October 1, 2016
 9am to 4:30pm
United Methodist Church
2311 Buena Vista
Alameda, CA 94501
Donation

This day of meditation is led by Rebecca Dixon and Deb Kerr.
Join us as we explore stillness and build skills that lead to concentration.
Insights can occur when our minds become still enough for us to see the moment-by-moment nature of all experience.
What is it like to really experience stillness? How can we pacify these restless minds and lay the groundwork for deepening concentration?
In this day of silent practice with each other, we will weave together classic teaching and techniques to build a foundation of well-being, ease, and playfulness that supports skillful effort for unification of the mind
Chairs and tea will be provides; please bring any personal mediation gear you require and a bag lunch. Please arrive by 8:45 am in order to be ready to start at 9 am.
Cost: Donation basis. Drop-in or preregister at alamedasangha@gmail.com
Beginners as well as experienced practitioners will benefit from this day of guided practice. Please bring a bag lunch and wear comfortable clothing. For more information about the Alameda Sangha please visit us at alamedasangha.org
https://sites.google.com/site/alamedasangha/coming-events

Sunday, August 21, 2016

International Exchange – A Fine Art Printmaking Show in San Francisco at Graphic Arts Workshop and Yokohama Japan at Launch Pad Gallery

International Exchange – A Fine Art Printmaking Show in San Francisco at Graphic Arts Workshop
and Yokohama Japan at Launch Pad Gallery

San Francisco Exhibition
Dates: September 9th To October 1st 2016
The opening: September 10th 3 PM  to 5 PM
Gallery hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 12 PM to 5 PM
Graphic Arts Workshop Gallery
2565 3rd St. #305
San Francisco, CA 94107
www.graphicartsworkshop.org
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Graphic-Arts-Workshop/365830824454
Contact: Leslie Lowinger
leslow at hotmail.com   415-664-5670


Yokohama Exhibition
Dates:  September 16th to Sept 26th 2016
Place: Launch Pad Gallery   5-186-8 Ishikawacho Naka-ku Yokohama Kanagawa JAPAN 231-0868
Contact:  Ling Liu  
ling at launchpad-gallery.com    
045-641-1511
https://www.facebook.com/LAUNCHPADYOKOHAMA



San Francisco’s “Graphic Arts Workshop Gallery” and Yokohama’s “Launch Pad Gallery” will host a dual exhibition exchanging art about their respective cities.   In each case a group of artists has created work about the city where they live. The completed work is now crossing the Pacific.
Launch Pad Gallery owners Ling Liu and Fred Verhoeven relocated to Yokohama 5 years ago from San Francisco. Ling Liu, a fine art printmaker who was a member of Graphic Arts Workshop for 12 years, wants to introduce San Franciscans to artists from Japan and be a bridge between the two art scenes. Graphic Arts workshop, a cooperative printmaking studio, is delighted to host this exchange and will be showing work from both groups of artists.
The Yokohama artists examine such subjects as : the Cosmo Clock 21 – the giant Ferris wheel and clock that shapes the sky line, Yokohama’s port and ships, and the physical texture of the buildings. Places and themes explored by the San Francisco artists include: congestion, the Summer of Love, Sea Lions, BART, and the dreams of immigrants.

Participating artists from San Francisco:  Marcia Clay. Melanie Dorson / Alice  Gibbons / Mariko Jesse / Eddie Lee / Leslie Lowinger / Clare Metague / Gail  Morrison / Sarah Newton / Elisabeth Nicula / Andrey Semyonov / Toru Sugita / Clare Szydlowski / Yoko Tahara / Karen Towne?

Participating artists from Japan:   Naoko Akiyama / Ruri Arai / Junko Hibino / Maki Ishida / Takuya Katagiri / Yukiko Kimura / Koutaro Miura / Naoko Nakashima / Eiko Shoji / Fred Verhoeven / Miya Yamada

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Watermedia Wonderment at Orland Art Center this October - John Norman Stewart


Watermedia Wonderment at Orland Art Center this October

John Norman Stewart is renowned for his watermedia creations.
He offers a variety of themes and styles from abstract to detailed landscapes.

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 Artist's Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Find artistic images that range from backdrops for Disney features to wild and fanciful abstracts as you feast on food and drink in the music!

Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Gallery hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Email: rngturnbull@georgeturnbull.com
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857

International Exchange – a Fine art Printmaking show in San Francisco and Yokohama Japan

International Exchange – a Fine art Printmaking show in San Francisco and Yokohama Japan

San Francisco exhibition
Dates: September 9th To October 1st
The opening: September 10th     3 PM  to 5 PM
Gallery hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 12 PM to 5 PM

Graphic Arts Workshop Gallery
2565 3rd St. #305
San Francisco, CA 94107
www.graphicartsworkshop.org
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Graphic-Arts-Workshop/365830824454
Contact: Leslie Lowinger
leslow@hotmail.com   415-664-5670


Yokohama exhibition
Dates:  September 16th to Sept 26th
Place: Launch Pad Gallery   5-186-8 Ishikawacho Nakaku Yokohama Kanagawa JAPAN 231-0868
Contact:  Ling Liu    ling@launchpad-gallery.com
+81-45-641-1511



San Francisco’s “Graphic Arts Workshop Gallery” and Yokohama’s “Launch Pad Gallery” will host a dual exhibition exchanging art about their respective cities.   In each case a group of artists has created work about the city where they live. The completed work is now crossing the Pacific. Launch Pad Gallery owners Ling Liu and Fred Verhoeven relocated to Yokohama 5 years ago from San Francisco. Ling Liu, a fine art printmaker who was a member of Graphic Arts Workshop for 12 years, wants to introduce San Franciscans to artists from Japan and be a bridge between the two art scenes. Graphic Arts workshop, a cooperative printmaking studio, is delighted to host this exchange and will be showing work from both groups of artists.

The Yokohama artists examine such subjects as : the Cosmo Clock 21 – the giant Ferris wheel and clock that shapes the sky line, Yokohama’s port and ships, and the physical texture of the buildings. Places and themes explored by the San Francisco artists include: congestion, the Summer of Love, Sea Lions, BART, and the dreams of immigrants.



Participating artists from San Francisco:  Marcia Clay/  Melanie Dorson / Alice  Gibbons / Mariko Jesse / Eddie Lee / Leslie Lowinger / Clare Metague / Gail  Morrison / Sarah Newton / Elisabeth Nicula / Andrey Semyonov / Toru Sugita / Clare Szydlowski / Yoko Tahara / Karen Towne



Participating artists from Japan:   Naoko Akiyama / Ruri Arai / Junko Hibino / Maki Ishida / Takuya Katagiri / Yukiko Kimura / Koutaro Miura / Naoko Nakashima / Eiko Shoji / Fred Verhoeven / Miya Yamada



Friday, July 15, 2016

TOGETHER Womens’ Mixed Media — Acrylic Based Painting in San Rafael with artist Maria Nikl

TOGETHER Womens’ Mixed Media  — Acrylic Based Painting in San Rafael

Be a Creator, be Human, be a Woman…can you do it?  Of course!

The last 3 Tuesdays of each month,   3.5 hrs, from 5:30 till 9pm.

Art Works Downtown, 
1337 4th St, 
San Rafael, Ca. 94901

http://www.maria-nikl.com, https://marianiklcreations.shutterfly.com

This is a playful, non-competitive, openminded and supportive women’s environment with lots of meaningful and also constructively silly conversation.  Be who you are.

These painting events are for those of you, who already have some painting/creating experience. With a life long painting and creative practice and awareness, and an MFA, Maria Nikl is there to uphold the space for you, get you out of your comfort zone when and where you are stuck, and supply assignments that will provide you with new creative experiences other than what you already have under your belt.

Nikl will inspire you rather than teach, and support and validate you in risk taking, experimenting, and exploring yet unknown territories.

Each month there is a theme of inspiration, which can be a subject matter, technique, material, or psychological issue of creative process-- these will be announced ahead of time. 


Theme for the Second Event, Aug 16th, 23rd, and 30th:

Can we create together?  
https://fox8maria.shutterfly.com
Dolphins, horses, wolves and bees can, (and so can armies and maffias)—why couldn’t we?  We will experiment with painting together on the same large surface.  Women are naturals at this, working through comfort zones of isolation, competition, and control. We will arrive at an intuitive way of communication - and the painting finds its own spontaneous choreography of creation.   
Can you be a spontaneous individual within the frame of a creative group?  Come empower Yourself and experience! We will practice not only looking together but also SEEING together.  We will create and destroy while the painting goes thru several cycles of evolution, gaining a wealth of experience each layer - and so do the creators. 

As a Mixed Media event everything goes, collage, etc, except harmful or smelly materials.  Bring your paints, mixers, scrapers, putty knives, newspapers, etc.—be creative with your materials!  Don’t forget your Matte Medium!!
 Maria will provide the painting surface as usual.

These events will be revolutionary in your creative practice, whatever level you are, because the real focus is always on opening up your own creative perception and horizons, while the actual emphasis might be announced on something technical or topical.   If you participate you must be up to adventure: willing to engage in things that are experimental, and follow the assignments, that are structured to give you unlimited freedom— gradually.   We are not aiming to create a perfect masterpiece during these three weeks-- rather, we are looking to bravely pioneer the unexplored territories, and possibilities in YOUR creative expression.

Small event, up to 10 persons, so you need to commit to all 3 Tuesday's and reserve ur space with a $75.   in advance.  The price for 10.5 hrs in 3 weeks is : $150.  Email is the best to do this, fox8maria@yahoo.com, or text and she call you back. 
714-984-9475
http://www.maria-nikl.com

Can’t wait to see you and play together!

-Maria

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www.maria-nikl.com 
http://marianiklcreations.shutterfly.com
www.leleklato.hu

 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Orland Art Center Gallery - Seventh Annual Group Show


Seventh Annual Group Show
August 5 - August 27
The Gallery will feature a wealth of artistic variety from artists all
over the northstate. Diverse techniques and vastly different artistic
approaches treat the viewer to a showcase of abundant talent.

Friday, August 5, 2016 Artists' Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Finish summer with splashes of color and multi-media magic when
you come to the artists' reception and meet these makers of art!

Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Email: rngturnbull@georgeturnbull.com
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pgaes/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Turning the Mind Towards Happiness Daylong at Alameda Sangha with Sharda Rogell and Pauletta Chanco Saturday, August 27, 2016

                                             Sharda Rogell


Turning the Mind Towards Happiness
Daylong at Alameda Sangha
with Sharda Rogell and Pauletta Chanco
Saturday, August 27, 2016
9:30-4:30 pm
at Buena Vista United Methodist Church
2311 Buena Vista Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501
https://sites.google.com/site/alamedasangha/coming-events

In this daylong, we have a precious opportunity to explore together the Buddha’s guidance on the importance and the way of turning the mind toward conditions that bring us happiness and ease rather than pain and distress.  We will draw on the Buddha’s teaching of the “Second Arrow” and learn how to identify and interrupt difficult patterns of mind which allows for the heart to open in love and equanimity.  The day will be held in silence as we engage in sitting and walking practices together, as well as engage in a deepening inquiry into the causes and conditions for our happiness and the ending of suffering.  

Arrive early to settle in and wear comfortable clothes. Please bring your own zafu and zabuton if you like to sit on the floor. Otherwise there are plenty of comfortable chairs. Please bring a bag lunch.

We look forward to the day with all of you!

According to the ancient tradition of Theravada Buddhism, we practice dana, the mindful generosity that opens the heart.  We provide a donations basket so those who attend can practice dana in turn and keep the sangha going so that others can also attend freely.


BIO:
Sharda Rogell has been practicing meditation since 1976 and teaching worldwide since 1987. She is currently on the Teacher's Council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. Along with her training in the Theravada tradition, she has been influenced by the non-dual teachings of Advaita and Dzogchen. She is a student of A. H. Almaas in the Diamond Approach and her primary interest is integrating the awakening heart/mind with embodied presence.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Summer Smorgasbord at Orland Art Center Gallery July 1 - July 23

Summer Smorgasbord
at Orland Art Center Gallery
July 1 - July 23

Annette Carroll's wonderful watermedia work is teamed up with Kristin Revolinsky's pastels and the lush oils of Chuck Prudhomme for a scintillating summer spread of style and subject matter.

Friday, July 1, 2016 Artists' Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Artistic fireworks prime viewers for the Independence day shows
on the 4th. Welcome the holiday weekend at our artists' reception!

Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Email: rngturnbull@georgeturnbull.com
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Orland Art Center Gallery-Stars and Cars: Glamour, Movie Start Style June 3 - June 25



Stars and Cars: Glamour, Movie Start Style
June 3 - June 25
Southern California designer and fine artist Dennis Asbury
offers a colorful tribute to the movies with his larger than
life acrylic paintings of the glamour queens and classic
race cars of the Silver Screen.
Friday, June 3, 2016 Artist's Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Meet this dynamic artist and enjoy his bold and brassy
bow to the stars and cars of Hollywood then and now!

Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Email: rngturnbull@georgeturnbull.com
http://www.orlandartcent.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857
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July
Summer Smorgasbord
July 1 - July 23
Annette Carroll's wonderful watermedia work is teamed up with Kristin
Revolinsky's pastels and the lush oils of Chuck Prudhomme for a
scintillating summer spread of style and subject matter.
Friday, July 1, 2016 Artists' Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Artistic fireworks prime viewers for the Independence day shows
on the 4th. Welcome the holiday weekend at our artists' reception!

Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Email: rngturnbull@georgeturnbull.com
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857
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August
Seventh Annual Group Show
August 5 - August 27
The Gallery will feature a wealth of artistic variety from artists all
over the northstate. Diverse techniques and vastly different artistic
approaches treat the viewer to a showcase of abundant talent.
Friday, August 5, 2016 Artists' Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Finish summer with splashes of color and multi-media magic when
you come to the artists' reception and meet these makers of art!

Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Email: rngturnbull@georgeturnbull.com
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pgaes/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857
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September
Color Drenched: Mystery and Mood
Joan Pechanec's artistic exploration uses lush oils to
create mystery and mood with luminous color and vibrant light.
Friday, September 4, 2015 Artist's Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Visit all the places Joan's world wide travels have taken her
while you talk with the artist and enjoy great music and food!

Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Gallery hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Email: rngturnbull@georgeturnbull.com
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857
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October
Watermedia Wonderment
John Norman Stewart is renowned for his watermedia creations.
He offers a variety of themes and styles from abstract to detailed landscapes.
Friday, October 2nd, 2015 Artist's Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Find artistic images that range from backdrops for Disney features to wild and fanciful abstracts as you feast on food and drink in the music!

Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Gallery hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Email: rngturnbull@georgeturnbull.com
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857

MINDFULNESS & METTA DAYLONG RETREAT with Andrew Chapman & Pauletta Chanco Saturday: June 11

MINDFULNESS & METTA DAYLONG RETREAT
with Andrew Chapman & Pauletta Chanco

Saturday: June 11
1:00 to 6:00 pm
$20 preregistration


Register at info@alamedaislandyoga.com
or online at http://alamedaislandyoga.com/workshops/

Island Yoga
911 Central Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 205-5003
http://alamedaislandyoga.com/workshops/

The Buddhist path offers us practical and applicable tools for our real, everyday lives. The practices of mindfulness and loving-kindness can and should become a way of life. In order to truly live the teachings we need to dedicate periods of time to intensive formal practice. This day-long retreat is an opportunity to do just that. Together we will explore the four foundations of mindfulness with an emphasis on loving-kindness in a distraction free and supportive environment. The day will be held in silence and instructions will be offered throughout. This event is appropriate for anyone who is interested. No experience is necessary, preregistration is very helpful…but feel free to show up the day of the event. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Andrew Chapman has been engaged in Dharma practice over the past several years, studying under empowered Against the Stream teachers, Dave Smith and Noah Levine. His practice has been supported by several training and retreat programs focused on early Buddhism, Buddhist psychology, secular mindfulness and Vipassana meditation, and through his work as an addictions and mental health counselor. Andrew currently manages operations at Against the Stream Nashville; he also facilitates weekly groups, day retreats, and other monthly events. Currently, Andrew teaches mindfulness-based therapeutic interventions at several mental health and addictions treatment centers in the greater Nashville area, specializing in adolescent and youth treatment. Andrew has obtained his Masters in Social Work and is currently actively engaged in Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma Leader program.

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Alameda Sangha
Guest Speaker - Andrew Chapman
Sunday, June 12, 7- 9 pm

United Methodist Church
2311 Buena Vista Ave
Alameda, CA 94501
https://sites.google.com/site/alamedasangha/home

Guest Speaker - Andrew Chapman
Sunday, June 12, 7- 9 pm

According to the ancient tradition of Theravada Buddhism, we practice dana, the mindful generosity that opens the heart.  We provide a donations basket so those who attend can practice dana in turn and keep the sangha going so that others can also attend freely.

Andrew Chapman has been engaged in Dharma practice over the past several years, studying under empowered Against the Stream teachers, Dave Smith and Noah Levine. His practice has been supported by several training and retreat programs focused on early Buddhism, Buddhist psychology, secular mindfulness and Vipassana meditation, and through his work as an addictions and mental health counselor.

Andrew currently manages operations at Against the Stream Nashville; he also facilitates weekly groups, day retreats,
and other monthly events. Currently, Andrew teaches mindfulness-based therapeutic interventions at several mental
health and addictions treatment centers in the greater Nashville area, specializing in adolescent and youth treatment.
Andrew has obtained his Masters in Social Work and is currently actively engaged in Spirit Rock’s Community Dharma
Leader program.



Thursday, March 31, 2016

Orland Art Center Art Show & Sale: April 1st through April 23rd "A Slant on Spring" Featured Artists: Pat Vought and Marilyn Walsh


Art Show & Sale: 
April 1st through April 23rd

"A Slant on Spring"


Featured Artists: Pat Vought and Marilyn Walsh




Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Email: rngturnbull@georgeturnbull.com
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857February
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Monday, February 29, 2016

March Art Show at the Orland Art Center The Tradition of the Masters Oregon Fine Artist Emanuel Skarlatos March 4 - March 26


March Art Show at the Orland Art Center

The Tradition of the Masters
Oregon Fine Artist Emanuel Skarlatos
March 4 - March 26 2016

The time-tested and true, and the new, combine in this show,as Oregon Fine Artist Emanuel Skarlatos brilliantly displays a
mastery of traditional painting techniques, enriched with his very personal style.

Friday, March 4, 2016 Artist's Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Visit with this dynamic artist who has mastered the masters and livened the mix with his own innovations!



Orland Art Center Gallery
Phone: 530-865-5920
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Email: rngturnbull@georgeturnbull.com
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages



Sunday, January 31, 2016

"Why Meditate?" Daylong April 10, 2016 9:30-5 pm. Oakland Asian Cultural Center

"Why Meditate?"

Daylong

April 10,  2016 from 9:30-5 pm.

It will be at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center in Oakland Chinatown.

Donation Basis
Register 



Oakland Asian Cultural Center.




























    388 Ninth Street, Ste. 290, 





                         












    Oakland, CA 94607 
(510) 637-0455





Through the practice of meditation we touch into a deeper truth that gets lost in the busyness of our everyday lives. On this day we will use mindfulness of the Three Characteristics of Existence to deepen our understanding of the potential that lays hidden in this ever changing world.

Ayya Anandabodhi first encountered the Buddha's teachings in her early teens, igniting a deep interest in the Buddha's Path of Awakening. She has lived and trained as a nun the Forest Tradition since 1992, mostly in Ajahn Chah monasteries in England. In 2009 she moved to the US to help establish Aloka Vihara, a training monastery for women. 

Her practice and teaching are guided by early Buddhist scriptures and through nature's pure and immediate Dharma. In 2011 she took full Bhikkhuni Ordination, joining the growing number of women who are reclaiming this path in the Theravada tradition. She currently resides at Aloka Vihara, near Placerville, CA.

Food restrictions: 
vegetarian 
no wheat

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Multi-Media Magic February 5- February 27 at Orland Art Center


Multi-Media Magic

February 5- February 27 2016

Two northstate artists, Lynn Rose Light and Peter Piatt,offer a dazzling variety of artistic styles and techniques.

Paintings, drawings, metal art, glass and bronze sculpture fill the gallery walls with a media smorgasbord!




Friday, February 5, 2016 Artists' Reception 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.



Orland Art Center Gallery
Address: 732 4th St. Orland, CA 95963
Hours: 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays
Phone: 530-865-5920
Email: rngturnbull@georgeturnbull.com
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

ROAD SCORES-Sudhu Tewari and Carly Hoopes sculpture and photographs at FLOAT through March (Oakland)

ROAD SCORES

Sudhu Tewari and Carly Hoopes sculpture and photographs

FLOAT Floatation Center -
Art Gallery exhibits local cutting edge art
from the East Bay, Oakland and San Francisco
Bay area. We focus on contemporary art. Painting,
sculpture, mixed media, photography, neon and plasma
sculpture, graffiti, environmental art, ethnic art,
furniture, metal work, jewelry, kinetic and robotic art.
FLOAT is located in a store front loft of the historic Cotten Mill Studios at 1091 Calcot Place Unit #116, Oakland Ca 94606. We are open 7 days a week, 10 am to 10 pm by appointment. we can be reached at: (510) 535-1702, or by email to Info@TheFloatCenter.com
http://www.thefloatcenter.com/index.html

Show runs December 27th through March 19th 2016

Sudhu Tewari and Carly Hoopes sculpture and photographs

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 her photographs in camera from the momentary arrangement of weathered waste, burnt remains, abandoned structures and objects with an awareness that anything and everything could be altered dramatically by the kick of a foot, steady wind, curious hand or work of a demolition crew. While not for everyone, Hoopes has a unique perspective on rust, detritus, and neglected place and matter.

Hoopes’ photographs are honest (sometimes uncomfortably direct) expressions of her empathy for and questions regarding life, death, truths, and the inaccessible horizon as nothing is clearly seen and always in flux.  cargocollective.com/carlyhoopes

Sudhu Tewari has been called a professional bricoleur, junkyard maven and young audio-gadgeteer. Sudhu builds electronic audio devices, electro-acoustic musical instruments, kinetic sculpture, interactive installations, wearable sound art, mechanical televisions, physical models of astrophysical phenomena, lamps, objet d’ art, and sound sculpture.

Highly educated at Mills College in electronic music, Tewari has been seen performing improvised music on the east and west coasts of the US, Europe, and Japan. In 2006 Sudhu was selected to be the Artist in Residence program at the Recology in San Francisco. Since then, Tewari's visual and interactive art has been exhibited at many galleries and museums in the Bay Area and a few in Europe.

Tewari is currently a PhD candidate at UC Santa Cruz in the Cultural Musicology program. Sudhu also teaches youth and adult classes at the Crucible in Oakland and has recently been working with young adults to create interactive, kinetic, and musical public art works.  sudhutewari.comhttp://www.thefloatcenter.com/index.html

Morchestra 17-pc jazz orchestra in concert in Berkeley Sat 23 with special guest Roger Glenn



Morchestra 17-pc jazz orchestra in concert in Berkeley Sat 23 with special guest Roger Glenn
Saturday, Jan 23
8PM
$15
How to get tickets: https://cjc.edu/concerts/?eid=11535
California Jazz Conservatory
2087 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704
www.cjc.edu

Morchestra jazz orchestra with special guest multi-instrumentals Roger Glenn
Leader, arranger, guitar: Tony Corman
Special Guest: Roger Glenn, vibes, flute, clarinet
Saxes: Tim Devine, Amelia Catalano, Dave Tidball, Benny Torres, Charlie Keagle
Trumpets: Nick Ciardelli, Steve Campos, Tom Dambly, Ian Carey
Trombones: Derek James, Dave Martell, David Otey, Rich Lee
Piano: Laura Klein
Bass: Karl Hartmann
Drums: Alan Hall

Tony Corman's Berkeley-based jazz orchestra returns to the CJC, this time featuring multi-instrumentalist Roger Glenn playing vibes, flute and clarinet. Tony has written some arrangements tailor-made to feature Roger's cooking, melodic style, and the band will be playing some new arrangements of tunes by Toninho Horta and some standards you thought you knew. All featuring a stellar cast of the Bay Area's finest jazz musicians!

facebook.com/The-Morchestra-309319355907554/

Meditation Daylong Getting More Skillful with Vedana with Bhikkhuni Sobhana Feb 6 at Alameda Sangha



Meditation Daylong
Getting More Skillful with Vedana with Bhikkhuni Sobhana
Saturday February 6, 2016, 9:30 am - 5 pm
United Methodist Church, 2311 Buena Vista,
Alameda, CA 94501

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

In this daylong retreat we will aim to more fully know and experience feelings. This retreat led by Ayya  Sobhana, continues her investigation of fundamental Dhamma in the light of modern neuroscience and new thinking about emotion.

There will be periods of sitting and walking meditation, Dhamma reflections, and time for questions and answers.

Lunch: Please bring lunch and, if you wish, food to offer the monastics. As in the time of the Buddha, Theravada monks and nuns do not grow or buy food and are completely dependent on donations of the daily meal. The monastics eat one main meal a day in late morning and monastic regulations require that they finish by midday. Offering prepared food to the monastics during the daylong provides an opportunity to participate in the tradition

Ayya Sobhana is the Prioress of Aranya Bodhi, a new community for monastic women located on the Sonoma Coast of California. Together with Ayya Tathaaloka Theri, Ayya Sobhana has been deeply involved in the recent restoration of Bhikkhuni full ordination in the Theravada tradition. Please read more about her sangha here and about her background here.

Registration is requested: drop-in accepted. alamedasangha@gmail.com  
https://sites.google.com/site/alamedasangha/      

Monday, January 11, 2016

January Art Show at Orland Art Center "New Life for a New Year"

January Art Show
 Orland Art Center

January 8th through January 30th, 2016
"New Life for a New Year"

A warm hearted show that begins the new year with artistic renditions of new life! Livening up the gallery walls will be puppies, foals, calves, chicks, kittens, lambs and other animal babies to delight our eyes.

This exhibit features six talented artists who also happen to have a strong affection for the animals in their lives. They use their artistic skill to capture that unique blend of vulnerability and timeless beauty that all babies have. They meet the challenge of creating art that celebrates new life in a way that others can relate to.

Each artist has a favorite medium and that is clearly reflected in this exhibit. After trying several different techniques, Carol Avellino found her true artistic voice speaks the clearest when she's using pastels. The camera clearly calls to Sharon Barker as her way of telling visual stories and her keen sense of composition never fails her. Pastels provide Cheryl Caldwell a perfect vehicle for her art, but she also knows when acrylics are a better fit for what she's trying to convey about the animals she loves. Artistic drama is Jo Danehy's strength and whether her powerful prints are on canvas or metal, she uses her photographer's eye to fully explore it. Delicacy and deliberation are apparent in Lorine Lauck's approach to her subjects, and with economy of line and shape, she tells a sensitive story. Bruce Perkin never stops experimenting with different photographic techniques and his photos reflect the amazing artistic results of those explorations.

Animals are favorite subjects of many artists, but it takes special skill to capture their essence artistically. And to portray them in their first few days of life is even more difficult. This exhibit proves it can be done with beauty, humor, and grace!


Orland Art Center Gallery
530-865-5920
732 4th St.
Orland, CA 95963
1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturdays
rngturnbull@georgeturnbull.com
http://www.orlandartcenter.com/gallery.html
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Orland-Art-Center/114602481932857
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Almeda Island Yoga Monthly Events with Pauletta





MONTHLY MEDITATIONS

Alameda Island Yoga
911 Central Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
info@alamedaislandyoga.com
(510) 205-5003


With Pauletta Chanco

NOONTIME MEDITATION: LAST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH*
Thursdays, noon to 1:00 pm, January 28, February 25, March 31, April 14

Join Pauletta for sitting meditation and short discussion during the lunch hour, every last Thursday of the month. All are welcome – experienced and beginner s alike! Suggestions will be given for how to begin and maintain a sitting practice in everyday life. Suggested minimum donation is $10.



LAST FRIDAY* SANGHA
Fridays, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, January, 29, February 26, March 25, April 15

The best way to start and maintain a daily sitting practice is to come to sangha (ancient Pali word meaning spiritual community) and learn or begin again to meditate with others of similar intentions. On the last Fridays of the month, we will meet together and begin the evening with a quick check in and introduction of names. Then we will have a guided sitting meditation of about 35 minutes. Afterwards we will have a short break, then Buddhist teaching will be offered. The evening will end with a Q&A session, and chanting. Suggested minimum donation is $15

*April dates are not the last days of the month


Pauletta is a long-time practitioner of meditation in the Theravada Buddhist tradition since 1998. She was a volunteer in the Zen Hospice Project program in San Francisco from 2011 – 2012. She completed the Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program at the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies in Redwood City from 2012 – 2013. She is currently in the Community Dharma Leadership Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre. Pauletta has taught beginning and ongoing meditation classes, and offered numerous workshops and daylong retreats since 2007. From the Buddha’s teachings that are offered, she shares her insights with real life examples. She is married and a mother of 3 children and three grandchildren.

January Classes at Alameda Sangha with Feb 6 Daylong

Alameda Ongoing Classes -Every Sunday
Donation

January 2016

  3   Pauletta                 Resolutions or Relinquishment?
 10  Rebecca                   The Practice of Kindness
 17  Deb                          TBA
 24  Rebecca                   Moments of Awakening
 31  Rebecca                   Freedom through the Precepts


February

   7  Pauletta                     TBA
  14  Pauletta                     TBA
  21 Rebecca                    What's Love Got to Do With It?
  28 Rebecca                    Beyond Judgment      

Alameda Sangha is a place to practice and discuss mindfulness meditation and Buddhist teachings. We are led by three teachers of the Theravada tradition, Pauletta M. Chanco, Rebecca Dixon, and Deb Kerr. Find more about our teachers here..

We meet Sunday evenings from 7-9 * pm at the Buena Vista United Methodist Church, 2311 Buena Vista Ave. in Alameda, CA 94501  

https://sites.google.com/site/alamedasangha/    

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Feb 6 Daylong at Alameda Sangha
Donation

Meditation Daylong
Getting More Skillful with Vedana with Bhikkhuni Sobhana
Saturday February 6, 2016, 9:30 am - 5 pm
 
Feeling - Vedana in the Pali language of early Buddhism - is the subtle first point where any experience becomes accessible to the conscious mind. We learn from the Buddha’s teaching to see feeling as the trigger for craving, and also the easiest point where we can interrupt the cycle of craving, clinging and suffering. But how to get free from this cycle without an unhealthy detachment from our inner life? 

In this daylong retreat we will aim to more fully know and experience feelings. This retreat led by Ayya  Sobhana, continues her investigation of fundamental Dhamma in the light of modern neuroscience and new thinking about emotion.

There will be periods of sitting and walking meditation, Dhamma reflections, and time for questions and answers.

Lunch: Please bring lunch and, if you wish, food to offer the monastics. As in the time of the Buddha, Theravada monks and nuns do not grow or buy food and are completely dependent on donations of the daily meal. The monastics eat one main meal a day in late morning and monastic regulations require that they finish by midday. Offering prepared food to the monastics during the daylong provides an opportunity to participate in the tradition 

Ayya Sobhana is the Prioress of Aranya Bodhi, a new community for monastic women located on the Sonoma Coast of California. Together with Ayya Tathaaloka Theri, Ayya Sobhana has been deeply involved in the recent restoration of Bhikkhuni full ordination in the Theravada tradition. Please read more about her sangha here and about her background here.

Registration is requested: drop-in accepted.