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The Charles M. Schulz Museum is leading a cartoon art exploration just for students in grades 3-6.

Students will create a comic strip and a hand-drawn animated sequence for the zoetrope, and experiment with basic stop-motion computer animation.

Free online registration is required.

The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center is located in Santa Rosa. Its mission is to preserve, display, and interpret the art of “Peanuts” creator Charles M. Schulz.

This event is made possible thanks to funding from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.

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Art collector and philanthropist Harry “Hunk” Anderson dies at age 95

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Philanthropist and art collector Harry W. “Hunk” Anderson died on Feb. 7 at his Atherton home surrounded by his family. He was 95. Anderson was the founder of food services company, Saga Corporation,  and with his wife, Mary Margaret “Moo,” and daughter, Mary Patricia “Putter,” a devoted art collector. In 2011, Stanford University announced that […]

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Katharina Powers brings contemporary, meaningful art to downtown Menlo Park

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Intellectual property attorney on Sand Hill Road. Then owner of a coffee company in Germany called, of all things, San Francisco Coffee Company. Returning to  Menlo Park five years ago, Dr. Katharina Powers is now the owner of Art Ventures Gallery, which opened on Santa Cruz Avenue last fall. Growing up in Germany, Katharina recalls […]

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Joseph Fuchs brings his art to Café Zoë for the 5th year in a row

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Retired English teacher Joseph Fuchs is no longer trying to bring out the best in Menlo-Atherton High School students. Rather, he’s bringing the best out in himself as he continues with his artistic endeavors. As he has for the past five years, he is showing some of his newest paintings at Café Zoë for six […]

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Pumpkin Time

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It’s that time of the year when pumpkins start to show up everywhere. We’re still a ways away from Halloween but the orange cousin in the squash family provides an annual reminder of the trick or treats coming soon! This weekend the Palo Alto Arts Center held its annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch festival. This […]

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Woodside’s First Friday event extends through the weekend of Aug. 4-6

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First Friday at the Town of Woodside’s Town Hall on Friday, August 4, extends into  a weekend-long event featuring local artists. An artist reception takes place on August 4 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Admission is free, and there are complimentary refreshments. The exhibition will continue on Saturday at Town Hall from 10:00 to 4:00 pm, and then Sunday from […]

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Djerassi Resident Artists Program yields a feast for the eyes with left behind sculpture

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An InMenlo team first went on a sculpture hike on the property off Bear Gulch Road in Woodside that hosts the Djerassi Resident Artists Program almost exactly four years ago on a day that was shrouded in a heavy, drippy fog. The past weekend we visited again, this time in blistering heat. But the payoff […]

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Café Zoë celebrates summer and its 9th anniversary by launching new fundraising drive for Willow Oaks School

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Café Zoë will host its annual summer party on July 14th starting at 5:00 pm and launch its next fundraising effort to raise money for the Willow Oaks School to purchase new art tables for its students. The café has a long-standing friendship with the Willow Oaks School. In past years, the café raised money to purchase extra […]

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Artist Jan Prisco showcases the beauty of Filoli at Portola Art Gallery exhibit

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“Painting the Beauty of Filoli” — pastel paintings by San Mateo artist Jan Prisco — is featured at Portola Art Galley in June. There will be a reception for the artist on June 3 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Capturing the diverse natural beauty around her, Jan paints at locations that range from the oak covered […]

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Help us solve this mystery about the sculpture horse at former Sunset headquarters

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Update: Wouldn’t you know that this mystery was solved, at least in part, just 30 minutes after this was posted. We heard from InMenlo copy editor Pat Guyer, who should know about sculptors given that she’s married to sculptor Terry Guyer. Pat emailed: “That horse is by Deborah Butterfield. She has one at the Cantor. She is […]

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A visit to Runnymede Sculpture Farm in Woodside is perfect Earth Day outing

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Imagine going on a treasure hunt in a secret garden, one that ranges over 120 acres. Such was the treat today when Runnymede Sculpture Garden was open to the public, part of an Earth Day celebration sponsored by the towns of Woodside and Portola Valley that also included sustainable landscaping information and garden-focused vendors. Like […]

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