Wednesday, February 27, 2013

March 3: Lois Flood at the Occidental Center for the Arts

Posted By on Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Famous for stepping outside of traditional ballet technique and focusing on natural movement, Isadora Duncan mixed her love of freedom and ancient Greece to create a unique style of her own—until she met her tragic death in 1927, after her scarf got caught in the wheel of her Amilcar and broke her neck. Eight decades later, dancer Lois Flood steps in and brings her moves to life in celebration of Women’s History Month on Sunday, March 3,, at the Occidental Center for the Arts. 3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental. 4pm. $10. 707.874.9392.

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Sept. 3-5: Sausalito Art Festival in Marinship Park

Posted By on Fri, Sep 2, 2011 at 12:01 AM

If the only reason you’re headed to the Sausalito Art Festival is for the live music, you’re in for a treat: you’ve got to walk through rows and rows of world-class art to get to the main stage. I know—you just want to see Men Without Hats, Edgar Winter, the Human League, Kenny Loggins, Montrose or the Smithereens, right? Just make sure to check out the hundreds of oils, sculptures, watercolors, pastels and mixed-media along the way on Saturday–Monday, Sept. 3–5, at Marinship Park, Sausalito. 10am–6pm. $15-$25. 415.332.3555.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

August 20: Napa Valley Art Festival

Posted on Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 10:46 AM


In Timothy Horn’s oil painting Wires, a yellow Victorian house sits stately in the late afternoon; the juxtaposition of its timelessness and an SUV parked in front give it a quality that earned the Artists’ Choice Award for the Napa Valley Art Festival. A juried exhibit and sale featuring work from 27 local artists, the free outdoor festival features two artists’ demonstrations and plenty of wine. All the works are new, completed in the past year; head to the festival on Saturday, Aug. 20. 6516 Washington St., Yountville. Free. 10am–4pm. 707.256.3828.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

May 14: Spray Can Slam at Napa Valley Art Supplies

Posted By on Wed, May 11, 2011 at 9:46 AM

Say “graffiti” to the average person and several connotations pop to mind—trespassing, vandalism and gang ties, generally. “Artist” isn’t part of that word-association game, unless you’re Jeff Holmes, owner of Napa Valley Art Supplies. For two years now, Holmes has hosted the Spray Can Slam, inviting artists to wield aerosol against canvas on the front lawn of his store and helping change conceptions about graffiti. “My mission is to give legitimacy to this form of art,” says Holmes; see it in action as the region’s upcoming street artists paint live on Saturday, May 14, at Napa Valley Art Supplies. 3250 California Blvd., Napa. Noon-5pm. Free. 707.224.2775.
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Monday, March 28, 2011

Mar. 27: SQUART! at Headlands Center for the Arts

Posted By on Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 8:50 AM

The reality cooking show Top Chef always starts with a “quickfire challenge.” The competing chefs are provided ingredients, and one hour to create something that is edible and inventive. SQUART! (short for spontaneous queer art) takes this concept and applies it to art world. Created by San Francisco–based dancer Laura Arrington, a spring artist in residence at Headlands Center for the Arts, the concept of the performance is simple. Preselected participants divided into teams of four are given two themes and 24 hours to generate four original works on-site. At the end of the allotted time, the pieces will be performed for the public and a team of “celebrity” judges. Harrington says the results are “creative, inspiring and bizarre.” Check out the creations on Sunday, March 27, at Headlands Center for the Arts. 944 Fort Barry, Sausalito. 3pm. $10–$5 members. 415.331.2787.
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

September 26: Eoin Colfer at Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

Posted By on Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 11:04 AM

Famed Irish author Eoin Colfer has penned nine books in the celebrated Artemis Fowl series. He’s completed three standalone novels. He’s even taken up Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy duties, writing a sixth novel in the series. With over 9 million Artemis Fowl books sold and with the original Artemis Fowl still No. 7 on the New York Times’ bestseller list, Colfer is basically the J. K. Rowling of the teen fantasy market. He’s just released Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex, and to celebrate he brings his tales on the road with a show called Artemis Rocks. Yes, Colfer will be singing and rocking live and onstage between videos, onstage interviews and audience Q&As. Even Artemis himself is promised to be there when Colfer dazzles the kids on Sunday, Sept. 26, at Osher Marin Jewish Community Center. 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael. Noon. $27, includes signed book. 415.927.0960.
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