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Kids and teens invited to “paint like Frida” on Sept. 9

Come learn who Frida Kahlo was, and enjoy an afternoon of painting in her style. Christie’s Creative Cupboard will bring all the supplies. Registration required. Grades 4-12 are welcome. This free event takes place on Monday, Sept. 9 at 3:30 pm at the Belle Haven branch (413 Ivy Dr.) of the Menlo Park Library.  

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Menlo Park dance studio, Captivating Dance by Nona, takes part in national dance competition

This year’s Kids Artistic Revue (KAR), held earlier this month in Anaheim, featured dancers from Menlo Park-based studio Captivating Dance By Nona. The studio walked away with a number of awards, including placing 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the Top Novice Small Group, first in Top Primary Solo 12-14, 1st in the Top Primary Large […]

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Exploring the art and the land at the Djerassi annual open house

Earlier this month, InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most took part in the one day of the year when the Djerassi Program’s Artists’ Barn and private grounds in Woodside are open to the general public. Those who journeyed to the  580-acre ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains were able to meet the current resident artists, walk the […]

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[email protected] returns for its 17th season presenting 50 events over three week period

[email protected] returns this week for its 17th season with the theme Incredible Decades, revealing music’s extraordinary evolution in seven specific chapters, each a program dedicated to an especially rich and eventful decade. The Incredible Decades festival will explore the ascent of J. S. Bach to the commanding throne of the Baroque era; the propulsive career that […]

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Mary Stahl is featured artist at Portola Art Gallery in July

“Local Color,” an exhibition of pastel and oil paintings by Mary K. Stahl is on display at the Portola Arts Gallery in July. A reception for the artist will take place on Saturday, July 13, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Inspired by the play of natural light over the landscape, Mary’s paintings offer the viewer […]

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Aerial Arts of Menlo Park will perform at the San Francisco Movement Arts Festival

Aerial Arts of Menlo Park will be performing at the San Francisco Movement Arts Festival 2019 (SFMAF), taking place at Grace Cathedral on Friday, July 19, from 5:15 pm until 7:30 pm. “This is such an amazing venue and a great opportunity for our local organization,” said Moni Santini-Kelly who teaches aerial arts at the […]

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Facebook expands its arts programs with Artists in Residence and Analog Research Lab

Tina Vaz (pictured top), previously the deputy director, Global Communications at the Guggenheim, is joining Facebook to become Head of Facebook’s Artists in Residence Program & Analog Research Lab. In this role, she will be responsible for the worldwide Art programs. Jennie Lamensdorf (right), previously the director & curator, Art-in-Buildings (Time Equities, Inc.), is becoming […]

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Sacred Heart Prep recent grad Armand Akbari wins Beach Blanket Babylon student competition

Recent Sacred Heart Prep grad Armand Akbari (left in photo above) knows how to close out his high school years on a high note. On June 3, he was one of three Bay Area winners of The Steve Silver Foundation & Beach Blanket Babylon 2019 “Scholarship for the Arts,” walking away with $15,000 to be […]

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Menlo Park Library Comic Con® returns on June 22

Menlo Park Library Comic Con® is back! Immerse yourself in a day of comic, sci-fi and gamer-related fandom fun for adults and children alike on Saturday, June 22 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm The free-admission event will feature cosplay, live music, artists, vendors, special guests, a photo booth, hands-on activities, games, film screenings, an […]

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Artist Tara de la Garza creates “Monuments to the Plastocene”

Let’s just say artist Tara de la Garza is a bit trash obsessed. “As a child, a trip to the ‘tip’ (dump) was always an adventure,” said the Menlo Park resident who is of Irish descent but grew up in Australia. “Furniture, electronics, bicycles, all sorts of treasures could be found.” Later as an adult […]

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