Arts

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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 great. Who put it there I don’t know but it couldn’t have been cheap.”

This we know: the horse made of sculpted wood appeared first at the corner of Willow and Middlefield roads after Sunset vacated its two headquarter buildings in Menlo Park. Who put it there, why it is there, and the name of the artist who sculpted it, we do not know. Maybe one of our InMenlo readers has the scoop.

These days it’s surrounded by a blaze of spring poppies. InMenlo contributing photographer Frances Freyberg captured the horse from a couple of different angles when out for a walk.

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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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Menlowe Ballet company dancers make choreographic debut in spring season, Floraision

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Menlowe Ballet company dancers Stefanie Maughan (pictured, left) and Ali McKeon are making their professional choreographic debut, collaborating on a new contemporary work in the company’s spring season, Floraison, which will debut at the end of April. “Both Stefanie and Ali have rich, creative voices and fabulous contemporary backgrounds,” says Menlowe Ballet’s Artistic Director Michael Lowe. […]

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Artist Mary Stahl paints open expanses and intimate scenes of nature

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Open Spaces and Quiet Places, an exhibition of landscape paintings in pastel and oil by Mary K. Stahl, is the featured exhibit at the Portola Art Gallery in April. There will be a reception for Mary on Saturday, April 22, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Wide open expanses, as well as small intimate scenes, are featured […]

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Congresswoman Anna Eshoo launches 2017 Congressional Art Competition

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) announced this year’s district-wide Congressional Art Competition to discover and celebrate talented high school artists and their work. “Creativity and freedom of expression are bedrock American values,” Eshoo said. “For 30 years the Congressional Art Competition has recognized and encouraged the artistic talent of high school students across our country, and […]

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Vuki Mataele brings a male perspective to M-A’s Dance Team and its annual show

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Think dance team, think teen girls? Think again. When Menlo-Atherton High School holds its annual dance team show and fundraiser on Friday, April 7, there will be a guy in the mix. Senior Vuki Mataele joined the team this year, following in the footsteps of his friend who participated last year. “He wanted me to do it […]

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Mezzo-soprano Sally Mouzon is at St. Bede’s on Sunday, April 2

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Witches, B**ches, and Boys — or: What do mezzos do all day? is the title of a recital by Mezzo-soprano Sally Mouzon on Sunday, April 2, at 4:00 pm at St. Bede’s in Menlo Park. The recital will feature arias, Broadway melodies, and  art songs exploring the characters typically — and famously — portrayed by mezzo-sopranos in opera, theater, and […]

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Fannie Allen brings her knowledge of art to her work as an interior designer

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We were at Atherton resident Fannie Allen’s home to talk about her work as an interior designer. But we immediately got sidetracked by Delilah, a nude sculpture made entirely from typewriter parts by Bay Area artist Jeremy Mayer. “He’s fascinated by anatomy” Fannie explained. “His studio is filled with anatomy photos and typewriter parts. He won’t […]

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Preview latest Asian Art Museum exhibit on March 28

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On Tuesday, March 28, there will be a program called Tomb Treasure: Han Dynasty Discoveries, a preview of the newest Asian Art Museum exhibit, at the Menlo Park Library at 6:30 pm. Learn about: One of the most powerful, advanced civilizations of the ancient world The magnificent daily lives of Han nobility The unbridled luxury, […]

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“The Diary of Anne Frank” is presented by Menlo Drama Feb. 10-12

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The Diary of Anne Frank, based upon the writings of young Anne Frank, detailing life-in-hiding under Nazi terror in World War II is the upcoming Menlo Drama production. Anne’s diary lent a voice to the fight for human dignity, and this adaptation brings to life one of the most important people of the 20th century, […]

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“Scientist poet” Lisa Rosenberg is named Poet Laureate of San Mateo County

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Menlo Park resident Lisa Rosenberg will assume the position of Poet Laureate of San Mateo County on January 1, 2017. Her appointment was announced at the October 4th Board of Supervisors meeting. The Poet Laureate is a two-year position that includes a $5,000 yearly honorarium. The Poet Laureate acts as an ambassador and advocate for […]

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