Arts

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In the fourth year of collaboration between between the Djerassi Resident Artist Program and the Woodside Arts and Culture Committee,  the Woodside Plein Air Painters are exhibiting paintings created at the Djerassi Open House held last August, along with other plein air works, this weekend.

The exhibit kicks off with a First Friday event on Sept. 7th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Woodside Town Hall.  Saturday’s hours are from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm, and Sunday’s hours are from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Artists include Kathleen Christman, Vicki Coe Mitchell, Kit Colman, Ann Hogle, Bev Iverson, Elizabeth Papadopoulos, Kathryn Papadopoulos, Max Sims, Jane Tracy and Greta Waterman

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Horses come to downtown Menlo Park – and the Menlo Circus Club – for the Menlo Charity Horse Show

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The Menlo Charity Horse Show begins tomorrow at the Menlo Circus Club.  But that’s not the only place horses have shown up. They’re in downtown Menlo Park, too. Well, not the live kind, but rather those springing from the hands of artists. Jill Layman, owner of A.Space Gallery has assembled an exhibit titled A Noble […]

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Elaine McCreight is a poet turned painter

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Artist Elaine McCreight describes her creative process as a combination of feeling and fidgeting. “The composition of my work has a lot to do with feelings,” she said during a visit to her home studio in Menlo Park. “I sit and stare at what I’m working on. And I’m always working on more than one […]

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Enrichment programs for grade schoolers continue at Menlo Park Library

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Throughout the summer, the Menlo Park Library is offering weekly enrichment programs for grade schoolers (grades K-5). In addition to fascinating science and cultural presenters, the library has developed a series of hands-on craft workshops that alternate with the presentations. All of the workshops are Tuesday from 2:00-3:30 p.m. at the Main Library. Children can […]

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Filoli hosts first Art Faire July 27-29

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Filoli is hosting its first ever Art Faire July 27-29 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Among those participating is  Lee Middleman, who has been profiled on InMenlo. Lee is among 30 artists working in various mediums: glass, ceramics, photography, and painting. Sip a glass of wine while meeting new artists and other art lovers. The Filoli […]

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Anime Drawing Fundamentals for Adults is set for July 21 at Belle Haven branch of Menlo Park Library

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Former Simpsons TV artist Carlos Nieto III promises adults “everything you ever wanted to know about anime but were afraid to ask!” All drawing equipment will be provided. The event takes place on July 21 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Belle Haven branch of the Menlo Park Library (413 Ivy). Carlos, of Colombian roots, […]

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Absurd painting an answer to Elon Musk’s absurd tweet?

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Kate Powers, who owns the Art Ventures gallery in downtown Menlo emailed: “We are posting this on Instagram regarding Musk’s tweet [during the Thailand cave rescue] together with my favorite quote “art is the highest form of hope.” “This is a painting by one of my artists-in-residence Uta Reinhardt, oil on canvas; title is History […]

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Poets Night Open Mic continues at Cafe Zoë on July 12

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Another community poetry evening at  Cafe Zoë in Menlo Park featuring San Mateo County Poet Laureate Lisa Rosenberg and Kalamu Chaché is scheduled for  Thursday, July 12, 7:00-9:00 pm. Poets of all ages and styles are invited to share original work, or favorite poems by other poets, or just come to listen and enjoy the cafe’s […]

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San Mateo County is seeking a new Poet Laureate for the 2019-2020 term

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The mission of the Poet Laureate is to elevate poetry and celebrate the literary arts within the County by making poetry more accessible to people in their everyday lives. The appointed applicant will serve as the County’s third Poet Laureate, and their term will commence January 2019.  Applications from published San Mateo County residents are […]

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Windrider Bay Area Film Forum returns to the M-A Performing Arts Center for its 9th year

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The Windrider Bay Area Film Forum returns to the Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center for its 9th year June 28-30 with screenings at 7:00 pm. As in the past, it will be a mixture of feature films, short films and interactive discussion. Tickets are available online. We visited with two of the Film Forum’s board members, […]

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Shirley D’Andrea unleashes her creativity through fairy house building

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A Menlo Park resident of 50 plus years, Shirley D’Andrea took watercolor classes from Steve Curl after retiring as a family therapist 15 years ago. “I painted until there was no more wall space,” she said. “I couldn’t see any point in having them all stacked up!” But Shirley’s hands are evidently not meant to […]

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