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  • Ralph Carney and Serious “JASS”

    Ralph Carney taps into a repertoire of instruments and compositions that place him both in a “historical” and “hysterical” adventure playing now what he calls “serious jass”.  Ralph has “invigorated the work of musicians as varied as Tom Waits, Frank Black, The B-52’s and the Black Keys.  http://www.akroncracker.com/

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  • Mister Wa’s Film Adventures: “Children of the Cockettes”

    Mister Wa’s Film Adventures: “Children of the Cockettes”

    Through the lens of The Cockettes’ heritage, Mister WA explores the free-spirited and non-conformist performance torches carried by the likes of Thrillpeddlers, Trannyhack and Peaches Christ. This organically-developed documentary investigates the current resurgence of glam gender performances and theater of the ridiculous in contemporary San Francisco. The free-form documentary integrates The Cockettes’ esthetics down to its narrative as it weaves a cinematic quilt of queer art, performance, LGBT community, music and glamor unique to San Francisco. This project feeds off of hundreds of hours of video […]

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  • Renaissance Man: Christopher Bernard: Poet, Novelist, Filmmaker

    Renaissance Man: Christopher Bernard: Poet, Novelist, Filmmaker

          Christopher grew up near the Atlantic seaboard, the farm country of eastern Pennsylvania and the high deserts of Mexico. He immersed  himself in Russian fiction, English poetry, and the music of Wagner, Beethoven, and Bruckner. He began writing his own stories, poems, plays, novels, essays and composing classical music.  His poems and fiction have appeared in literary magazines and anthologies throughout the United States.  Christopher help found the literary and arts magazine Caveat Lector, http://www.caveat-lector.org which, with […]

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  • Drone, Towers and Playhouses of Artist Stephen Whisler

    In July 2013 Stephen switched  highway signs in Napa, normally advising us that we are being watched from the air, with his own designs that were”Speed enforced by drones”    “He isn’t part of any activist organization, but his message is: “Watch out, this is coming” “… all the snooping on Internet and phones, and drones really ties into that.” Stephen’s current body of work “Drones and Towers” are drawings which depict Guard Towers, Observation Towers and Drones. They are large […]

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  • “Floating Geometric Patterns” by Artist Sabine Reckewell

    “Floating Geometric Patterns” by Artist Sabine Reckewell

    “Sabine Reckewell’s large-scale three-dimensional drawings in space are inspired by minimalist and conceptual art of the 1960s and ‘70s as well as her own background in design and fiber art. With modest tools – a hammer, pushpins, ribbon and a measuring tape – she creates complex geometric patterns that appear to float in mid-air. The ordinarily hard lines of these shapes are softened by the pliable property of her material and the effects of gravity. Through repetition, Reckewell is able […]

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  • Animation that captures the imagination: Charlie Corriea

    Animation that captures the imagination: Charlie Corriea

    Charlie Corriea is a San Francisco based animator.  A graduate of SF State, Charlie received the Gordon Thomas Memorial Scholarship in Animation for 2008 as well as the prestigious Princess Grace Honorarium. Fu-de has since been screened at numerous local film festivals and won honors, including Best Emerging Film Maker at the 2011 Mendocino Film Festival.  Charlie has completed animation on a number of independent documentary film projects including Watershead,produced by Robert Redford The Chinese Gardens by Valirie Soe and  Ed Hardy ‘Tattoo the […]

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  • Judy Gittelsohn: From New Wave to the Next Wave of Paintings

    Judy Gittelsohn: From New Wave to the Next Wave of Paintings

    Gittelsohn has been painting in the Bay Area for over 30 years. She exhibits widely and her work is collected around the world in both private and corporate collections. Anne Loucks Gallery, Glencoe, Illinois, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists’ Gallery and Art Dimensions, Los Angeles represent her artwork.  Spring of 2007 Judy opened Art For Well Beings – www.artforwellbeings.org – an art center in Palo Alto to serve all people interested in the transformative power of art.  […]

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  • Madness and Mindfullness: Filmmaker/Activist Ken Paul Rosenthal

    Madness and Mindfullness: Filmmaker/Activist Ken Paul Rosenthal

    Film Screening: Wednesday, October 9, 2013,  7pm :Madness and Mindfulness: Four Films by Ken Paul Rosenthal  Ken Paul Rosenthal In Person presented in association with the The Exploratorium’s Cinema Arts Program and the West Gallery’s exhibit The Changing Face of Normal The recent films of filmmaker/activist Ken Paul Rosenthal are beautiful and provocative works of conscious cinema that re-envision the way we think and speak about our individual and collective mental health in today’s chaotic world. These transformative films weave […]

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  • Anusha Neelem:  Quality of Life

    Anusha Neelem: Quality of Life

    Anusha Neelam, just graduated with a BA in Business from Oregon State University. I sat next to her July 22, 2013 on a plane and asked her destination. She was headed to South Korea with 45 students from around the world to gather for a conference about  “Quality of Life”. When she returns from her trip we will have a studio interview via skype. Anusha will share her experience and the ideas that these students generate. Her trip is sponsored […]

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  • Joseph A. Blum: The Bridge Builders

    Joseph A. Blum: The Bridge Builders

    “Joe Blum has been hard at work on the Bay Bridge’s newly constructed eastern span, but his tools look a bit different than the men and women that surround him – his tools are a 35 mm Nikon camera, and occasionally a large format Pentax camera. From the Bridge project’s inception in 1998, Blum has been dutifully documenting the process of its expansion, and intends to continue until the Bridge’s completion and formal opening sometime this year. Interview will be […]

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