Arts In Progress Archive

Robynn Smith: The Lure of the Unknown

Date: 
Tue, 10/27/2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Arts Habitat Presents 
Arts in Progress 
  

Robynn Smith

Painter, Printmaker and Art Educator
 
Arts Habitat will present Robynn Smith at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, October 27th, for a presentation entitled Robynn Smith: The Lure of the Unknown.
 
Join painter, print maker and art educator Robynn Smith as she discusses her artistic journeys and world travels. She is just back from a recent artist's residency in Iceland so will have much to show and talk about! 
"Jetstar" by Robynn Smith
 
Robynn Smith is an internationally exhibiting painter, print maker and a Studio Art Instructor at Monterey Peninsula College. The source material for her work is based upon her travels and observations. She utilizes a wide variety of photographic, print and painting techniques in her mixed media paintings and prints.
 
Robynn received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from San Jose State University. She grew up in New York and has lived her adult life in Santa Cruz, California.
 
Notable solo exhibitions include the Monterey Museum of Art, the Triton Museum of Art and the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. Robynn has been included in a number of international exhibitions including Gallery EF in Tokyo, Japan; Bank Studio Gallery in Queenstown, Tasmania; and The National Museum of Belarus.
 
"Wire and Ice #2A" by Robynn Smith
 
 
 
Robynn's artists' residencies include the Frans Masereel Center for Printmaking in Belgium; the Kala Institute in Berkeley California; the Ragdale Foundation in Lake Forest, Illinois; Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass, Colorado; Villa Montalvo Center for the Arts in Saratoga, California; Crater Lake National Park in Oregon; Open Studio, Toronto; and LARQ, Queenstown, Tasmania, Australia.
 
 

Living with Photographs

Date: 
Tue, 09/22/2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  
Arts Habitat Presents 
Arts in Progress 
  

Richard Gadd

Curator, Collector, Photographer

  

Museum of Monterey-Stanton Center

5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey

 

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
Doors Open at 7:00 p.m.
Program Runs 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
$10 Admission Fee, Half Price to Arts Habitat Members
Complimentary wine and light hors d'oeuvre's

 
Arts Habitat will present Richard Gadd at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, September 22nd, for a presentation entitled Living with Photographs.
 
Richard Gadd acquired his first daguerreotype in 1974 when he was taking a History of Photography class at the University of Dayton and has been hooked on photography since. His passion encompasses all things photographic.
After graduating from the University of Dayton with a degree in fine art photography, he joined the Dayton Art Institute and later moved to San Francisco and began working for art galleries.
 
In 1986 he accepted a position with the Monterey Museum of Art and was later promoted from Photography Curator to Executive Director. 
 
In his current role as Director of the Weston Gallery, Richard works with individuals and institutions to identify rare and original artwork that enhances their collections. 
 
Richard is a frequent lecturer and presenter, he regularly reviews photography portfolios for fellow photographers, and has served on a Photography Selection Jury.
 
AIP has returned to the Museum of Monterey-Stanton Center, located at 5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey. The monthly events will again include complimentary refreshments, and run the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Two hours of free parking is available to locals with an I.D. at the Fisherman's Wharf lot. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for socializing, eating and drinking; the program runs from 7:30 to 8:30; and the last half hour allows time for one on one conversation with the presenters and continued enjoyment of refreshments.  

Extraordinary Life: Deepening Our Conversation with Creativity

Date: 
Tue, 08/25/2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary: 

Arts Habitat will present Anne and Pete Sibley at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, August 25, for a presentation entitled Extraordinary Life: Deepening Our Conversation with Creativity.

 
 

  

 
  

Anne and Pete Sibley

 
 

Anne & Pete's presentation will focus on how to continue to say "yes" to creativity throughout one's lifetime. They will address the questions: How do you stay inspired when traveling, parenting, living a "busy" life? How do you balance business and the simple inspiration and creation of the music? How do you stay true to your authentic inner voice?

 

With two voices in harmony, a guitar and a banjo, Anne and Pete Sibley sing. They seek to convey music more attune to an experience than to a simple song. Raised in the Northeast, settled in the West, Anne and Pete continue to strive to live an authentic life.

 

In 2009, less than a decade after they released their first album, the Sibleys' music hit the national spotlight with a blue ribbon finish in the "Great American Duet Sing Off" on National Public Radio's A Prairie Home Companion. They've performed live at NYC's Town Hall, Washington DC's Kennedy Center and at festivals such as North Carolina's Merlefest and Colorado's Rockygrass.  

 

In 2011, Anne & Pete said a greater "yes" to their music. In 4 weeks time they sold their home of 12 years in Jackson Hole, gave away almost everything they owned (including their beloved dog, Buddy), put their young children and instruments (and whatever else fit) into their Subaru, and hit the road! The road trip ended up being over 14 months long, bringing them in front of hundreds of audiences and through 30 states, while they looked for the next place to call home. In California they finally stopped the van (the Subaru had died in Kansas) when their dream home appeared by the ocean. They then began building the groundwork for theirrecently released album, Extraordinary Life, while continuing to deepen their musical incarnations.

 

AIP has returned to the Museum of Monterey-Stanton Center, located at 5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey. The monthly events will again include complimentary refreshments, and run the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Free 2 hour parking is available to locals with an I.D. at the Fisherman's Wharf lot. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for socializing, eating and drinking; the program runs from 7:30 to 8:30; and the last half hour allows time for one on one conversation with the presenters and continued enjoyment of the evening.  

From Art to the Theater, My Creative Journey

Date: 
Tue, 07/28/2015 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Summary: 

Arts Habitat will present Teresa Del Piero at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, for a presentation entitled From Art to the Theater, My Creative Journey.

Museum of Monterey-Stanton Center
5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Doors Open at 7:00 p.m.
Program Runs 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
$10 Admission Fee, Free to Arts Habitat Members
Complimentary wine and light hors d'oeuvre's

 

Arts Habitat Presents 

 

Arts in Progress 

  

Teresa Del Piero

Teresa Del Piero, local actor and President of the Monterey County Theatre Alliance, will speak about her work on stage and behind the scenes to keep local theatre alive!
 

Teresa was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA.  She was fortunate to attend a public school that had a robust arts education program and was identified in elementary school as being a talented artist.  She was selected to attend art classes at the Carnegie Museum of Art with the same teacher who taught Andy Warhol.  She was bitten by the theatre bug in high school and went on to graduate from Boston University with a BFA in Acting in 1979.  A job with a children's theater company in Sunnyvale brought her to California. She taught and performed in both northern and southern California until settling in Monterey County in 1985 with her husband Eric.

Teresa was a charter member of the Monterey County Film Commission and served as President twice.  She is currently President of the Monterey County Theatre Alliance and is serving as Secretary/Treasurer of the MPC Theatre Company Charitable Trust.  Teresa is a member of SAG/AFTRA.  She has been seen on stage locally at MPC, Magic Circle Theatre, Cherry Center for the Arts, Pac Rep and The Western Stage.  Teresa and her husband received the 2012 Champion of the Arts Philanthropist Award from the Arts Council for Monterey County.  They continue to support the arts locally.

AIP has returned to the Museum of Monterey-Stanton Center, located at 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey. The monthly events will again include complimentary refreshments, and run the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.Free 2 hour parking is available to locals with an I.D. at the Fisherman's Wharf lot. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for socializing, eating and drinking; the program runs from 7:30 to 8:30; and the last half hour allows time for one on one conversation with the presenters and continued enjoyment of the evening. Complimentary refreshments are available.

The Relationship Between Photograph and Painting.

Date: 
Tue, 06/23/2015 - 7:00pm
Summary: 

Arts Habitat will present Andrea Johnson at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, for a presentation entitled The Relationship Between Photograph and Painting.

Arts Habitat will present Andrea Johnson at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, for a presentation entitled The Relationship Between Photograph and Painting.

Andrea Johnson graduated from UC at Santa Barbara in 1976 with a degree in painting. Shortly after, she traveled to Japan, where she taught painting and English for five years. After returning to the US she opened an art gallery with her family on Cape Cod. It is there that she met her husband, Chris Winfield, who is also a painter. Counting Chris and Andrea, there are eight artists in her family: Rodney, Chris, David, Robin, and Nancy Winfield and Barbara, Lucinda, and Andrea Johnson.

Andrea lives in the hills off of Corral De Tierra Road, which Steinbeck named the "pastures of heaven". It is this landscape that has been her inspiration for the past ten years. In between painting landscapes, when she needs a break from clouds and grass, she paints a very different subject: intimate views of birds and flowers. Last year she had a solo exhibit of bird and flower paintings at the Carmel Art Association. This July she will have a show of her landscapes and her mother's abstract monoprints at Winfield Gallery, in Carmel.

AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Press Club is located just in front of the Monterey County Weekly office building, at 1123 Fremont Boulevard, at the corner of Williams Avenue and Fremont Blvd. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for socializing, eating and drinking; the program runs from 7:30 to 8:30; and the last half hour allows time for one on one conversation with the presenters and continued enjoyment of the evening. Food and beverage are available for purchase from the on-site concession, Perfectly Pressed. 

 

 

Modern Art Family: Stories of Work and Play.

Date: 
Tue, 05/26/2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary: 

Arts Habitat will present Andrea McCann, multi-media artist and Bob Bacigal, designer, at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, for a presentation entitled Modern Art Family: Stories of Work and Play.

Arts Habitat will present Andrea McCann, multi-media artist and Bob Bacigal, designer, at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, for a presentation entitled Modern Art Family: Stories of Work and Play.

 

AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Press Club is located just in front of the Monterey County Weekly office building, at 1123 Fremont Boulevard, at the corner of Williams Avenue and Fremont Blvd. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for socializing, eating and drinking; the program runs from 7:30 to 8:30; and the last half hour allows time for one on one conversation with the presenters and continued enjoyment of the evening. Food and beverage are available for purchase from the on-site concession, Perfectly Pressed. 

 

Andrea McCann received a B.A. in studio art with an emphasis on printmaking from UC Davis, where she had the fortune of studying with such artists as Wayne Thiebaud and Roland Peterson. During her 28 years at the Monterey Bay Aquarium she's played a number of roles: production artist, graphic desgner, illustrator, exhibit designer and exhibit developer. Her personal work is experimental, exploratory and inventive-playing with her husband's laser cutter, alternative printmaking techniques, digital photography and jewelry making.

 Recently, using positive-reinforcement training techniques, she persuaded her Bureau of Land Management mustang gelding to serve as a canvas for drawing and painting. Sometimes Andrea catches herself wondering what she'll be when she grows up, but part of her hopes she'll stay a kid forever, at least in spirit.

 

 

 

Bob Bacigal received a Bachelors in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute and has over 30 years of experience in exhibit design, industrial design and storytelling. He enjoys shaping a variety of content into creative expressions, from science-based topics to culturally sensitive histories. He was the lead designer on the Monterey Bay Aquarium's original Outer Bay Wing, and has worked extensively with Monterey County, designing exhibitions for the Monterey County Agricultural and Rural Life Museum and the Japanese Schoolhouse in Castroville, which tells the story of the local internment of Japanese Americans.

 

Andrea and Bob met while both were employed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. 

 

They have been married for 16 years, have two children, and cohabitate a 2.5 acre hobby farm with more non-human companions than they can count. For Arts in Progress they will share their struggles, passions and hopes as a family entrenched both professionally and personally in the creative arts.

 

 

Whose Life Was This, Anyway?: An Accidental Career in Performing Arts Leadership.

Date: 
Tue, 04/28/2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary: 

Gary Bolen at Arts in Progress
New Location: The Press Club
1123 Fremont Boulevard, Seaside
$10 Admission Fee

  

 

Arts Habitat will present Monterey Peninsula College's Theater Arts Chairman, Gary Bolen, at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, for a presentation entitled Whose Life Was This, Anyway?: An Accidental Career in Performing Arts Leadership.

 

AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Press Club is located just in front of the Monterey County Weekly office building, at 1123 Fremont Boulevard, at the corner of Williams Avenue and Fremont Blvd. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for socializing, eating and drinking; the program runs from 7:30 to 8:30; and the last half hour allows time for one on one conversation with the presenters and continued enjoyment of the evening. Food and beverage are available for purchase from the on-site concession, Perfectly Pressed. 

 

Gary Bolen, Actor, Director and Theater Arts Educator, holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Theater from Cal State University Fullerton and an M.F.A. in Acting from UCLA. 

A member of the Screen Actors Guild/AFTRA and Actors' Equity, as well as, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Mr. Bolen appeared in dozens of television dramas, sit-coms, soap operas, and national commercials. He appeared on stages throughout Los Angeles prior to his employment at MPC. He has served as a Blue Ribbon Peer Panel judge for the EMMY Awards and is currently a judge for the Screen Actors Guild Awards. A highlight of his career at MPC was the production ofLes Miserables in the summer of 2013. Most recently he directed OklahomaThe Taming of the ShrewDracula and The Jungle Book and will be directing Sweet Charity this summer. His last acting appearance was as Nick Flanagan in The Guys in the MPC Studio Theater.

Photography Through the Window on the Bay.

Date: 
Tue, 02/24/2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  
Arts Habitat Presents 
Arts in Progress  
Randy Wilder (Randy Wilder/Monterey Bay Aquarium) 

 

Randy Wilder
Photographer

 

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Program Runs 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

$10 Admission Fee

 

Presented at 

The Press Club

1123 Fremont Blvd, Seaside

 

 

 

Arts Habitat will present photographer Randy Wilder at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, February 24th, for a presentation entitled Photography Through the Window on the Bay.

 

AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Press Club is located at 1123 Fremont Boulevard, in Seaside, just in front of the Monterey County Weekly office building, on the corner of Fremont Blvd. and Williams Ave. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for socializing, eating and drinking; the program runs from 7:30 to 8:30; the last half hour allows time for one on one conversation with the presenters and continued enjoyment of the evening. Food and beverage are available for purchase from the on-site concession, Perfectly Pressed.

Jelly Fish (RandyWilder/Monterey Bay Aquarium)

Need a photo of a blue banded gobie or an albatross named Makana? Monterey Bay Aquarium staff photographer, Randy Wilder, can take care of it for you. After 20 years of photography at the aquarium, he has stories to tell about photographing behind the scenes.

Wilder was born in San Francisco in 1953, and grew up in the San Joaquin Valley. He has lived in the Monterey area most of his adult life. In 1969 he learned to dive. Randy started volunteering at the aquarium about 6 months after it opened in 1984. In the autumn of 1985, Wilder was hired as their first Diving Safety Officer; he ran the dive program for 10 years. He then transitioned to the position of photographer. Shortly after, National Geographic published a feature article on the Monterey Bay Aquarium titled, "Window on the Bay". Wilder worked with their photographer, Jonathan Blair on that project. It became his big break into the world of professional photography.

Photo Credit: Jelly Fish (RandyWilder/Monterey Bay Aquarium)

 

For further information: 831-624-6111, staff@artshabitat.org,  or artshabitat.org   

 

 

The Art of Crafting History

Date: 
Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Arts Habitat Presents 
Arts in Progress 

Julianne Burton-Carvajal
Ph.D., U.C. Santa Cruz Emerita
and 
John Sanders
Naval Postgraduate School

  

At a New Location: The Press Club

668 Williams Street, at the corner of Fremont Boulevard, Seaside 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Doors Open at 7:00 p.m.

Program Runs 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

$10 Admission Fee




Arts Habitat will present historians Julianne Burton-Carvajal and John Sanders at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015, for a presentation entitled The Art of Crafting History. The presentation will focus on two key themes: transforming 3-dimensional space and tools for outreach.  


AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Press Club is located just in front of the Monterey County Weekly office building. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for socializing, eating and drinking; the program runs from 7:30 to 8:30; and the last half hour allows time for one on one conversation with the presenters and continued enjoyment of the evening. Food and beverage are available for purchase from the on-site concession, Perfectly Pressed.

 

After earning a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature from Yale in the 1970's, Julianne expanded her research and teaching focus to include the burgeoning film production of Latin America. Privileged to attend film festivals across the U.S., Latin America and Europe, she eventually published half a dozen Latin American film books in three languages - thanks in part to fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and other agencies.

 

In the 1990's, her third decade on faculty of the University of California-Santa Cruz, Julianne created La Galería de Casa Latina and programmed it for the following six years, during and after her term as founding Chair of the pioneering Latin American & Latino Studies Program.   

 

Relocating to Monterey in 1998, she joined the docent program (and later the Board of Trustees) of the Monterey Museum of Art, researching the La Mirada venue and spearheading events to showcase the history of the surrounding Monterey Mesa neighborhood, California's oldest. Under her editorship, 

Noticias de Monterey, the venerable historical quarterly of the Monterey History & Art Association, showcased original research by both seasoned and emerging writers on topics ranging from the early 1600s to the present. Also as editor, she had the privilege of reconceiving and redesigning the California Mission Studies Association quarterly as a full-color, general-audience annual.

 

Awards for her work in history have been conferred by the Sourisseau Foundation at San Jose State University, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, the Bonnie Gartshore Fund, and Los Californianos.

 

During his 30-year career at the Naval Postgraduate School, John Sanders has served as NPS spokesman to the press and the public, created publications and programs, developed special events, contributed to architectural restoration and historic preservation of buildings and grounds, and established an institutional archives.

  

Through his experiences as a public affairs officer as well as host of the Your Town community television program, he has interviewed dozens of people who have inspired a deeper appreciation of the remarkable history of this community and the unrivaled significance of Hotel Del Monte.

 

John's many internal and public presentations combine art, literature, film, music and science to tell stories about people and events that shaped and defined this region. Several of his Your Town programs are publicly accessible on You Tube. His writing has been published in newspapers, magazines, professional journals, dictionaries and books such as Doc's Lab: Myths & Legends of Cannery Row.

pARTnership: A Dialogue

Date: 
Tue, 10/28/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm


Arts Habitat will present photographer Jerry Takigawa and painter and printmaker Pamela Takigawa at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, October 28th, for a presentation entitled PARTNERSHIP: A Dialogue.

Arts in Progress (AIP) takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event takes place at the auditorium of the Museum of Monterey at Stanton Center, 5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey. AIP is open to the public, the admission fee is $5 and complimentary refreshments are served. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building.  The program runs about an hour, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. You may join us online for a live stream in our Linqto room: www.linqto.com/rooms/artsinprogress Log on and join in.

Photographer Jerry Takigawa and his wife, painter and printmaker Pamela Takigawa, will give a presentation of their art and a discussion of how their lives as a couple support their lives as artists.

In 1982, Jerry Takigawa was the first photographer to receive the Imogen Cunningham Award for color photography. 

 

 

 

 

His work is in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, The Crocker Art Museum, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the University of Louisville, the Library of Congress, and the Monterey Museum of Art. He received a degree in art with an emphasis in painting from San Francisco State in 1967. He studied photography under Don Worth and used the medium primarily as a tool to do photo-real paintings and drawings. Currently he is creative director at Takigawa Design, Board President of the Center for Photographic Art, and and independent fine art photographer. 

Jerry recently had an exhibit at the SF Museum of Craft Design entitled False Food which included photography and text focusing on discovery, sustainability, and action in design. www.sfmcd.org/exhibitions/past/jerry-takigawa-false-food

Throughout her life Pamela has enjoyed the company of artists. When she was four years old, Pamela sat for a family friend who painted her portrait and decided then that she would be an artist.  Pamela studied art at Pasadena City College, Monterey Peninsula Community College, UC at Santa Cruz, and with wonderful artist mentors over the years. Beginning with watercolor and working now primarily as a fine art printmaker, she feels very happy to be able to pursue her passion.

Moving from Southern California to Monterey in the early 70's brought Pamela into the local art community and she met Jerry Takigawa. She admired his work as a photographer and graphic designer. She even considered the study of graphic design with the hope that she could work at Takigawa Design someday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pamela felt that she didn't have the temperament to work under the pressure of client demands and deadlines. It worked out for the best however, because their friendship developed and now Jerry and Pamela share their lives as a couple and as artists.

 

Photographs are the property of Jerry and Pamela Takigawa

A Great Dog and Pony Show

Date: 
Tue, 09/23/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Arts Habitat will present pinhole photographers Martha Casanave and Chris Patton at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, September 23rd, for a presentation entitled The Joy of Pinhole.

AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event takes place at the auditorium of the Museum of Monterey at Stanton Center, 5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey. AIP is open to the public, the admission fee is $5 and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building.  The program runs about an hour, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. You may join us online for a live stream in our Linqto room: 

http://www.linqto.com/rooms/artsinprogress Log on and join in.

 

Martha and Chris will present the simple magic of pinhole photography as a way around the insane complexities of modern life. Pinhole is a return to an unencumbered, meditative, and joyful way of imaging. Pinhole photography is an ideal medium to depict dreams, memories and fantasies. They will briefly explain how pinhole optics work, show a variety of cameras and images, and show how anyone can become a "pinholer".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Martha Casanave earned a degree in Russian Language  from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and worked as a translator in Washington, DC. She later made her career photography, which she had engaged in since childhood.   Between 1984 and 1995 she organized yearly tours for American photographers to the Soviet Union. She has been a working, teaching, exhibiting, and award-winning photographer for 38 years. She currently teaches photography at Monterey Peninsula College and Cabrillo College. Casanave has published four books of her work. Explorations Along an Imaginary Coastline (Hudson Hills Press, 2006) is devoted entirely to pinhole work. Her latest monograph, Trajectories, A Half Century of Portraits (Image Continuum Press) was released last year. 

Casanave's photographs are included in many major collections, including the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Bibliotheque Nationale, and the Museum of the History of Photography, St. Petersburg, Russia.  http://marthacasanave.com/

Chris Patton graduated with highest honors from University of California, Santa Cruz majoring in both biology and photography. He has been working at Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station for 36 years as a photographer, safety officer, light and electron microscopist, web designer, programmer, and computer geek. Chris is particularly fascinated by historical  photographic technologies, including wet plate, dry plate, and of course pinhole. His current work adapts 19th Century lenses for use in hand made box cameras for images of Cannery Row and surroundings.

http://pinhole.stanford.edu/ 

 

 

 

 

 

For many years Chris Patton and Martha Casanave have taught workshops on pinhole photography. They call their teaching "a great dog and pony show". Martha, the dog, concentrates on aesthetic issues, and Chris, the pony, specializes in the science. 

 

Photos copyright Chris Patton and Martha Casanave

Watershed Arts in Action: What does it mean to cultivate a Bioregional Imagination?

Date: 
Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

 

 
Arts Habitat Presents
Painter 
Paola Berthoin

at Arts in Progress

  Museum of Monterey at Stanton Center

5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey 

Tuesday, July 22, 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.

$5 Admission Fee

2 hours free parking at Fisherman's

Wharf lot with local ID

Arts Habitat will present painter Paola Berthoin, at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, July 22, for a presentation entitled Watershed Arts in Action: What does it mean to cultivate a Bioregional Imagination?

 

AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event takes place at the auditorium of the Museum of Monterey at Stanton Center, 5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey. AIP is open to the public, the admission fee is $5 and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building.  The program runs about an hour, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Paola Berthoin

Paola will share her evolution and work as a Watershed Artist.  In addition, John Dotson, Rosemary Luke, Pam Krone-Davis and Laura Bayless, authors and participants in the Passion for Place book project, will share how their creative endeavors connect them to the natural world, and how they carry those connections into their daily lives.

 

 

Finch Creek
 
 
Paola Berthoin was born in London, England, and came to Carmel Valley in 1965 with her mother and three sisters. She is a graduate of Carmel High School and California College of the Arts where she specialized in printmaking, handmade paper and animal drawing.

 

 

 

Sanctuary Map Painting
Paola's deep commitment to living in the Carmel Valley over the past forty-nine years and tending the land she has lived on for forty years has infused her visionary ways of interpreting the land through painting, writing, and advocacy for all watersheds of the Earth. From being a pastry chef and owning and running a restaurant with her mother when Paola was twenty-four years old to establishing the organization, RisingLeaf Watershed Arts in 2001, completing Passion for Place: Community Reflections on the Carmel River Watershed in 2012 and organizing community arts events focused on the Carmel River Watershed, many seeds of ecological awareness through the arts have been and continue to be planted locally and globally. 
 
View from Poison Oak Hill-Hastings Reserve

 

 

  www.paolafiorelleberthoin.com

            www.passion4place.net

Inspired Balancing Act: My Life as a professional muralist and Organist.

Date: 
Tue, 06/24/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary: 

Arts Habitat Presents
Painter and Organist
Ann Thiermann
at Arts in Progress
Museum of Monterey at Stanton Center
5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey
Tuesday, June 24, 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.
$5 Admission Fee
2 hours free parking at Fisherman's
Wharf lot with local ID

 

 

Arts Habitat will present muralist and organist Ann Thiermann, at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, June 24th, for a presentation entitled Inspired Balancing Act: My Life as a professional muralist and Organist.

  

AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event takes place at the auditorium of the Museum of Monterey at Stanton Center, 5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey. AIP is open to the public, the admission fee is $5 and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building.  The program runs about an hour, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Thiermann will share personal stories of growing up in an artistic family, learning ways to make music and art as early as reading and tell of her parallel academic years studying and practicing both painting and music, professionally, since her twenties. She says that practicing music and art are like speaking two similar romance languages. Counterpoint rules for composition are directly applicable to visual compositions, especially panoramic murals where the viewer takes time to move linearly from left to right. 

 


 
Ann Elizabeth Thiermann, is a classically trained fine-art landscape and figurative painter and is included in numerous private and public collections through out California including state parks and natural history museums. Ann's Monterey Bay natural history paintings may be found at Butano State Park, Half Moon Bay State Park, Lake San Antonio, Santa Cruz Natural History Museum, Seacliff State Park, Toro Park, UCSC American Indian Resource Center, Waddell Creek Nature Center, and the Oakland Museum.  The murals, created in her studio on vinyl acrylic wallpaper or on location on concrete, utilize her "field notes" or "plein air" studies created on location in pastel.
 
 
 
Thiermann's murals provide an essential visual component to further

 education about our natural environment and include Native Americans, native plants, and both extant and extinct animals that have inhabited these natural spaces. She has also created historical and botanical murals for public and private clients. Ann strives to engage the viewer with compositional elements that have a visual flow of form, light and line, akin to musical expression, a reflection of her lifetime work as a classical pianist/organist.
 
Working as a church organist and pianist since the early 70's, Ann/s keyboard skills continue to provide the steady opportunity for income, community involvement, and artistic expression. She regularly plays chamber music and participates in local concerts, and took the recital "Colors of the Organ in the American West" to Sweden and Germany in 2013 after performing the premier organ recital at the Cabrillo Samper Recital Hall, where she teaches.

 

An experienced educator, with an MFA in Painting from CSULB, Ann teaches drawing, painting, figure, portrait, perspective, color and design and landscape painting at Monterey Community College and Cabrillo College, and botanical illustration through Cabrillo Extension


AIP presents designer and artist Lance Brown, "Through the Artistic Eye"

Date: 
Tue, 05/27/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

 

 

Arts Habitat will present designer and artist Lance Brown, at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, May 27th, for a presentation entitled "Through the Artistic Eye"
 

AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event takes place at the auditorium of the Museum of Monterey at Stanton Center, 5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey. AIP is open to the public, the admission fee is $5 and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building.  The program runs about an hour, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

 

Through the artistic eye art is pervasive. People who don't see things as art are not looking artistically. Lance will talk about how he arrived at art as a career, hiscreative process, his life experiences and the difference between a calling and a distraction. He will also explain why he creates labyrinths.  

 

 

Lance Brown is an artist, builder, 4th generation metal worker and custom designer. His artwork includes sculpture, especially in copper, photography, and various projects involving interior design, space planning and landscape design.

Originally trained and skilled as a contractor, he's taken his extensive expertise in visioning, designing, and building indoor and outdoor transformational spaces and married it with a fine arts emphasis. Lance has created many notable Bay Area pieces 

ranging from garden labyrinths and interior design to large and small sculptural works including the designing and building of the labyrinth at the Center for SpiritualEnlightenment (CSE) and the First Congregational Church in San Jose.  His current labyrinth project is located at the First Congregational Church in Palo Alto. His photographs of the Elkhorn Slough have been shown at the Monterey Marine Lab's open house.  

 

 
Lance was born and raised in Los Gatos, and has lived in Santa Cruz County for over 40 years. He is a one-man operation, as Lance Brown Design, and is open to collaborations.  Lance can be contacted at lwbart@gmail.com

Improvising a Life: a Jazz Odyssey

Date: 
Tue, 04/22/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
 
Arts Habitat Presents
Jazz Musician
Biff Smith

at Arts in Progress

  Museum of Monterey - Stanton Center

5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey 

Tuesday, April 22, 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.

$5 Admission Fee

2 hours free parking at Fisherman's

Wharf lot with local ID

 

Arts Habitat will present Jazz Musician Biff Smith, at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, April 22, for a presentation and performance entitled "Improvising a Life: A Jazz Odyssey."
 

AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event takes place at the auditorium of the  Museum of Monterey - Stanton Center, 5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey. AIP is open to the public, the admission fee is $5 and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building.  The program runs about an hour, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

  

Biff will talk briefly about becoming a jazz musician as well as what is unique about jazz. He will also discuss what inspires composing (deadlines) and how one can continue to be a jazz musician (a day gig). He will perform his compositions with some of his fellow musicians any of whom will answer questions from the audience about what they are doing on stage.

 

 

Biff Smith has led a dual--some might say schizophrenic-career as an English teacher and a jazz musician. In the former incarnation, Biff has taught at private schools in California, on the east coast, and in the U.K. His longest stint, thirty-seven years and counting, has been at the Stevenson School in Pebble Beach where he currently teaches. 

 

 

 

As a musician, Biff has performed for more than fifty years, taught private piano

lessons, conducted the Jazz Lab and Big Bands at Monterey Peninsula College, recorded two albums under his own name, Jazz Originals: The Biff Smith Quartet,and Biff Smith: Solo Piano, and been on the board of the Monterey Jazz Festival.

He is also one of the original members of Along Came Betty, a Monterey-based quintet founded in 1998 that plays in the Monterey area, as well as Big Sur, Santa Cruz, and has appeared four times at the Monterey Jazz Festival. The group has recorded five albums, Along Came Betty, Apple Brown Betty, Brad Mehldau's  Monogrammed Guest Towels, The Secret Parts Fortune, and Smells Like Christmas with Biff as the pianist and principal composer. Since 1992, Biff has been an instructor in the Five-Week Summer Performance Program at the Berklee College of Music in Boston where he teaches music theory, musicianship and directs ensembles. He also puts on an annual concert of his originals in the summer with fellow Berklee faculty members. In his spare time, he grades papers.

"Black and White Lens, the Documentary Photojournalism of Ian Martin"

Date: 
Tue, 03/25/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary: 

Arts Habitat Presents
Photojournalist
Ian Martin
at Arts in Progress
Museum of Monterey
5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey
Tuesday, March 25, 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.
$5 Admission Fee
2 hours free parking at Fisherman's
Wharf lot with local ID

 

 

Arts Habitat will present photojournalist Ian Martin at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, February 25, for an evening of reading and performance entitled  "Black and White Lens, the Documentary Photojournalism of Ian Martin".
 

AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event takes place at the auditorium of the Museum of Monterey, 5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey. AIP is open to the public, the admission fee is $5 and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building.  The program runs about an hour, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.  You may join us online for a live stream in our Linqto room:  http://www.linqto.com/rooms/artsinprogress  Log on and join in.

 

 

 

Ian Martin has completed numerous documentary photography projects and most often works in black and white. He received a Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography in 2008 for his project "Hidden Minority: South Africa's White Poor." He is a former staff photographer for The Virginian-Pilot, Virginia's largest newspaper, and has photographed for numerous publications including Newsweek and The New Yorker.  

 

 

 

 

 

"Apartheid subjugated millions while guaranteeing jobs for a comparative handful of

poor whites, a minority of a minority. Some are unable to find sympathy for a group of people who benefited from that oppression. But many of my subjects were children when apartheid ended. They are not to blame for its injustice.  By  photographing this unexpected subject, I hope to tear away the easy stereotypes of a deep and intractable plight. I want to surprise the viewers of my work into seeing all poverty, regardless of race, with new and less jaded eyes."

"Black and White Lens, the Documentary Photojournalism of Ian Martin"

Date: 
Tue, 03/25/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary: 

Arts Habitat Presents
Photojournalist
Ian Martin
at Arts in Progress
Museum of Monterey
5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey
Tuesday, March 25, 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.
$5 Admission Fee
2 hours free parking at Fisherman's
Wharf lot with local ID

Arts Habitat will present photojournalist Ian Martin at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, February 25, for an evening of reading and performance entitled  "Black and White Lens, the Documentary Photojournalism of Ian Martin".
 

AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event takes place at the auditorium of the Museum of Monterey, 5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey. AIP is open to the public, the admission fee is $5 and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building.  The program runs about an hour, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.  You may join us online for a live stream in our Linqto room:  http://www.linqto.com/rooms/artsinprogress  Log on and join in.

 

 

 

Ian Martin has completed numerous documentary photography projects and most often works in black and white. He received a Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography in 2008 for his project "Hidden Minority: South Africa's White Poor." He is a former staff photographer for The Virginian-Pilot, Virginia's largest newspaper, and has photographed for numerous publications including Newsweek and The New Yorker.  

 

 

 

 

 

"Apartheid subjugated millions while guaranteeing jobs for a comparative handful of

poor whites, a minority of a minority. Some are unable to find sympathy for a group of people who benefited from that oppression. But many of my subjects were children when apartheid ended. They are not to blame for its injustice.  By  photographing this unexpected subject, I hope to tear away the easy stereotypes of a deep and intractable plight. I want to surprise the viewers of my work into seeing all poverty, regardless of race, with new and less jaded eyes."

 

 

 

Carol and John Steinbeck: No Private Places

Date: 
Tue, 02/25/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary: 

Author Susan Shillinglaw
and Actor Taelen Thomas
at Arts in Progress
Museum of Monterey
5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey
Tuesday, February 25, 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.
$5 Admission Fee
2 hours free parking at Fisherman's
Wharf lot with local ID

 

 
Arts Habitat Presents
Author Susan Shillinglaw
and Actor Taelen Thomas

at Arts in Progress

 Museum of Monterey

5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey 

Tuesday, February 25, 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.

$5 Admission Fee

2 hours free parking at Fisherman's

Wharf lot with local ID

 

Arts Habitat will present author Susan Shillinglaw and actor Taelen Thomas, at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, February 25, for an evening of reading and performance entitled  "Carol and John Steinbeck: No Private Places".
 

AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event takes place at the auditorium of the Museum of Monterey, 5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey. AIP is open to the public, the admission fee is $5 and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building.

 

Taelen Thomas is a unique entertainer, orator, actor, poet and teacher who brings stories and people to life with a resonant delivery and powerful stage presence.  He has been performing his one-man shows throughout America in theaters, halls, hotels, schools, outdoor gatherings, and private homes since 1970. Thomas'sperformance as John Steinbeck is compelling. It includes the author's upbringing in Salinas, and his colorful

encounters with the real characters of Cannery Row in Monterey.  Taelen's research includes personal interviews with close friends of Steinbeck and Doc Ricketts, resulting in a fascinating portrayal of this very private and fiercely intelligent man. His audience learns the intriguing personal stories behind such great novels as The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men,

Tortilla Flat, and Cannery Row. 

 

Taelen may also touch upon Steinbeck's unforgettable travels across America with his French poodle, Charley.  After experiencing Thomas's portrayal of John Steinbeck, one is indeed reminded why the writer is considered by many to be America's greatest author.

  

Susan Shillinglaw is a Professor of English at San Jose State University and the SJSU President's Scholar for 2012-13. She is also Scholar-in-Residence at the 

National Steinbeck Center in Salinas. For eighteen years, Professor Shillinglaw was Director of the Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose State University.  She has published widely on Steinbeck, most recentlyCarol and John Steinbeck: Portrait of a Marriage (University of Nevada Press, 2013) and the forthcoming On Reading The Grapes of Wrath  (Penguin, 2014) as well as A Journey into Steinbeck's California (2006; 2011)

Rewire and Remix with musicians Katie Clare Mazzeo and Penny Hanna

Date: 
Tue, 01/28/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary: 

Arts Habitat will present musicians Katie Clare Mazzeo and Penny Hanna, at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, January 28, for an evening of playing and a talk entitled "Rewire & Remix".

Arts Habitat Presents
Musicians Katie Clare Mazzeo 
and Penny Hanna

at Arts in Progress

 Museum of Monterey

5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey 

Tuesday, January 28, 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.

$5 Admission Fee

2 hours free parking at Fisherman's

Wharf lot with local ID

Arts Habitat will present musicians Katie Clare Mazzeo and Penny Hanna, at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, January 28, for an evening of playing and a talk entitled "Rewire &  Remix".

 

AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event takes place at the Auditorium of the Museum of Monterey, 5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey. AIP is open to the public, the admission fee is $5 and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building.

 

Katie Clare Mazzeo and Penny Hanna invite you to explore the revival of music from the past played on historic instruments - the harpsichord and the viola da gamba. The 20th century has expressed the desire for authenticity in the performance of music of the past.  Modern listeners now have the privilege of learning how early music of 17th and 18th centuries  may have sounded.  Instrument builders, scholars, performers, composers, and museum collections all contribute to this expansion and re-creation.

 

Katie Clare Mazzeo began her career as a pianist but fell in love with the harpsichord, and began collecting early keyboard instruments. While she continues to perform and teach piano, she has been particularly interested in presenting music of the 17th and 18th centuries on the harpsichord.


Penny Hanna started her career as a double bassist and was introduced to the viola da gamba as a teenager. She continues as a bassist, reed player and vocalist in various styles of popular music and is an enthusiastic aficionado of historical music notations from the 14th century onward.

 

Katie Clare and Penny began their collaboration more than 10 years ago, and frequently invite other artists to share the magic of historical performance.

Karen Gelff and Audrey Lynne Cook Presenting

Date: 
Tue, 10/22/2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

 

Arts Habitat will present Karen Gelff, ceramic artist and Audrey Lynne Cook, sculptor, at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, October 22, in presentations entitled, "Staying Power and Avoiding Down Time" by Karen Gelff and "The Art and Influences" by Audrey Lynne Cook.


AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event takes place at the Museum of Monterey, 5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey. AIP is open to the public, the admission fee is $5 and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building.


At an early age, Karen always found a niche to fill. In her colorful discussion, she will present ideas about staying creative and inspired, avoiding the down time between projects & highlighting how to stay fresh.  

Karen Gelff

From the time that Karen was born on the Hollywood freeway she has had a whimsical view of the world.  She was formally trained and studied in Florence Italy. She is always captivated by " the child  within" and how to express that in many forms. Her use of multi media,  staying busy and using materials at hand is energizing and keeps her out of the creative doldrums.

 
                                         Ceramic  dish by Karen Gelff 


Audrey Lyne Cook

Audrey Lynne Cook's earliest focus was surrealism. She was drawn to mystical, etherial elements of life, often choosing to evoke a feeling both spiritual, and sensually human. Cook has been inspired by the shifting realities of Escher, and the voluptuous style of Hans Bellmer. She is equally moved by Maxfield Parrish's painstaking buildup of color, and the immediacy of the imppressionists.  Her sculpture is largely influenced by the simplicity of art deco, in particular Edouard Marcel Sandoz, Egyptian Art, and the decorative symbolism of Nouveau artist, Gustav Klimt. Cook's sculptural forms tend toward fluid, solitary iconography, which maintain subtlety of motion and emotion. In her two dimensional work there is often an element of story telling, which may be an expression of dreams or moods.

Sunday Morning





Audrey Lynne Cook received a BA from UCSC, and she has taken many continuing education courses since.

Who's Counting?

Date: 
Tue, 09/24/2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary: 

Bob Phillips, Jazz Pianist

 

Arts Habitat will present Bob Phillips, Jazz pianist, at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, September 24, in a presentation entitled, "Who's Counting".

 

AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event takes place at the Museum of Monterey, 5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey. AIP is open to the public, the admission fee is $5 and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building.

 

Mr. Phillips will give a  brief talk about how and why he decided on a lifelong career as a musician and where his musical attention is 60 years later. Mr. Phillips will perform some musical samples on his electric keyboard and has invited special guest, Anna Lambourne, to sing songs from their latest CD project. 

 

 

 

Bob Phillips was born in Newton, New Jersey, about 100 miles northwest of NYC. He moved toNYC soon aftergraduating high school, starting 15 years of adventures in the Big Apple. Work opportunities were endless in those days and Mr. Phillips spent time at the Hotel Astor, the Playboy Club, Village Vanguard, Birdland, Waldorf Astoria and many other venues. In 1973 he moved to the Monterey Peninsula and has been teaching and playing ever since.    

 

 

Ireland: Our Grand Adventure

Date: 
Tue, 07/23/2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Arts Habitat will present Barbara Moon Batista and Fernando Batista of Batista Moon Studio at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, July 23, in a presentation entitled, "Ireland: Our Grand Adventure".

 

AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. This month AIP will again take place at the Museum of Monterey, 5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey. The event is open to the public, the admission fee is $5 and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building.

 

 

Batista Moon Studio, Photography, was co-founded in 1974 by Barbara Moon Batista and Fernando atista. This husband-wife team have offered commercial photography services, in studio and on location, to California and the Central Coast for 40 years. Collaboration combined with artistic and technical skills are a hallmark of their studio. Teaching photography is their latest passion. They just returned from a two week  orkshop in Ireland, which was a dream come true.

 

 

 

 

 

 

They will share the sights and sounds of the magical Isle of Ireland presented in a light hearted view of their travels and what they discovered. They are haunted by the experience and plan to return in 2014. Join them

 for a visual journey through a small part of County Tipperary. 

 

Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!

~W.B. Yeats

"Shaping the Elephant by MAC+ AVA Motion Pictures

Date: 
Tue, 06/25/2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

 

Nominated for Best Documentary Film - Swansea Bay International Film Festival - Wales, the world premeire of Boyhood Shadows will air on KQED/SF  on June 26, 2013 with a second release to all PBS stations on July 1, 2013.  

 

In the groundbreaking documentary Boyhood Shadows: I Swore I'd Never Tell, filmmakers Steve Rosen and Terri DeBono (Accidental Hero and Beyond Barbed Wire) and Executive Producer, Regina Scully 

(The Invisible War and Miss Representation) explore the life-long emotional carnage of this epidemic. Brave and unflinching, Boyhood Shadows shines a light on the strength of the human spirit and brings a platform to those who thought they were voiceless.  Filmed in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New Jersey,Boyhood Shadows chronicles the journey of five men whose lives were changed by childhood sexual assault. Seeking help through one of just a handful of support groups for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, these survivors continued to suffer in secret. Family and friends were kept in the dark and at a loss to understand the trauma they were experiencing. With the cooperation of the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center, the filmmakers were allowed inside one of these support groups.  The filmmakers create an intimate, personal look into the lives of the survivors. Spouses, family members and friends, healthcare and law enforcement professionals, consultants, authors, actors and politicians join them. Laura Dare, songwriter and composer, has created an emotional and heartfelt soundtrack that assists in delivering the film's important message.  At the film's center is Glenn, a man who came under the power of a sexual predator as a young boy. Numbing his pain as a teen with alcohol and drugs, he held the secret and the shame from his family. Past and present are woven into the revelation of Glenn's story. 

 

Arts Habitat will present Terri DeBono, director and producer, and Steve Rosen, cinematographer, director and editor, of MAC + AVA Motion Pictures, at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, June 25, in a presentation entitled, "Shaping the Elephant".

 

AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. This month AIP will again take place at the Museum of Monterey, 5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey. The event is open to the public, the admission fee is $5 and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building.

  

Feature Documentaries aired nationally on PBS 

 

Beyond Barbed Wire, (1998), feature documentary 88 min., narrated by Pat Morita, now in the permanent archive of the National Museum of Television and Radio, CINE Golden Eagle. PBS national prime-time schedule, 1998. 

  

Accidental Hero: Room 408, (2002), feature documentary 56 min., Best Documentary awards including Cinequest, New York and Ashland Independent Film Festivals, "Use Your Life" Award from Oprah Winfrey, Screening selection at Hot Springs Documentary Festival. PBS national prime-time schedule, 2002.

  

The Roots of California Photography, (2003), feature documentary 56 min., narrated by Jack Lemmon, winner of a CINE Golden Eagle. National via NETA.

  

My Name is Belle, (2007), documentary short 26 min, winner of the CINE Golden Eagle Award, Screening selection at Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Screening selection at Pacific Rim Film Festival. National via NETA.

Arts in Progress Presents Jan Wagstaff, Painter

Date: 
Tue, 05/28/2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary: 

"Painting From the Realm of the Senses"

 

Arts Habitat will present Jan Wagstaff, painter, at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, May 28, in a presentation entitled, "Painting From the Realm of the Senses".

 

AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. This month AIP will again take place at the Museum of Monterey, 5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey. The event is open to the public, the admission fee is $5 and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building.

 

A native Californian, Jan Wagstaff was born and raised in the town of Larkspur in Marin County. Inheriting her creative genes from a grandfather who was a San Francisco artist and architect, Wagstaff learned to paint as a young girl, attempting to copy his watercolors. She also studied and danced classical ballet until her early twenties.

 

Wagstaff received her formal art training at Oakland's renowned California College of the Arts, where she earned both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in textiles. For eight years after graduating, she directed a progressive textile department combining weaving and painting on woven canvases at California State University Chico.

 

In 1983 Wagstaff took a break from her professorship and began designing women's clothing under the label JWag & Co. in Carmel.  She then returned to arts education as an instructor of drawing and painting at York School in Monterey---a position she still holds. Throughout this time she has actively contributed to local professional and community organizations, including service as president of the Board of Directors for both the Arts Council for Monterey County and the Carmel Art Association, with whom she has been an Artist Member since 1996.

 

Over the past four decades Jan Wagstaff's paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries world-wide and acquired for private and public collections around the globe. Her artwork has garnered extensive reviews, and she has been awarded numerous Artist-in-Residence opportunities, grants, fellowships and prizes.

 

Wagstaff's imagery derives primarily from nature, which she renders in oil on canvas. She is especially drawn to marshland grasses, aspen canopies, birds in flight, waterways and reflections. Says Jan, "As I observe the natural world, I am ever conscious of how I am experiencing it---how all of my senses play a part in my perception. My work is about seasons, sounds, texture, movement and shapes. It is about blending colors, subtleties of light and dark, and things near and far. About seeing and celebrating the ordinary such that it becomes extraordinary. My paintings are visual entertainment but even more, I hope they encourage viewers to recall places that hold special meaning to them." 

Arts in Progress Presents Jan Wagstaff, Painter

Date: 
Tue, 05/28/2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary: 

"Painting From the Realm of the Senses"

 Arts Habitat will present Jan Wagstaff, painter, at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, May 28, in a presentation entitled, "Painting From the Realm of the Senses".

AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. This month AIP will again take place at the Museum of Monterey, 5 Customs House Plaza, Monterey. The event is open to the public, the admission fee is $5 and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building.

A native Californian, Jan Wagstaff was born and raised in the town of Larkspur in Marin County. Inheriting her creative genes from a grandfather who was a San Francisco artist and architect, Wagstaff learned to paint as a young girl, attempting to copy his watercolors. She also studied and danced classical ballet until her early twenties.

Wagstaff received her formal art training at Oakland's renowned California College of the Arts, where she earned both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in textiles. For eight years after graduating, she directed a progressive textile department combining weaving and painting on woven canvases at California State University Chico.

In 1983 Wagstaff took a break from her professorship and began designing women's clothing under the label JWag & Co. in Carmel.  She then returned to arts education as an instructor of drawing and painting at York School in Monterey---a position she still holds. Throughout this time she has actively contributed to local professional and community organizations, including service as president of the Board of Directors for both the Arts Council for Monterey County and the Carmel Art Association, with whom she has been an Artist Member since 1996.

Over the past four decades Jan Wagstaff's paintings have been exhibited in museums and galleries world-wide and acquired for private and public collections around the globe. Her artwork has garnered extensive reviews, and she has been awarded numerous Artist-in-Residence opportunities, grants, fellowships and prizes.

Wagstaff's imagery derives primarily from nature, which she renders in oil on canvas. She is especially drawn to marshland grasses, aspen canopies, birds in flight, waterways and reflections. Says Jan, "As I observe the natural world, I am ever conscious of how I am experiencing it---how all of my senses play a part in my perception. My work is about seasons, sounds, texture, movement and shapes. It is about blending colors, subtleties of light and dark, and things near and far. About seeing and celebrating the ordinary such that it becomes extraordinary. My paintings are visual entertainment but even more, I hope they encourage viewers to recall places that hold special meaning to them." 

"Diary of an Aesthetic Junkie: Surviving the Digital Revolution" by Huntington Witherill

Date: 
Tue, 04/23/2013 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

With more than forty-two years experience as a fine art photographer, Huntington Witherill's career has spanned a rather unique and important time in the history of the photographic medium. Over the past two decades, ongoing developments in digital photographic technologies have fundamentally altered the way in which photographs are made and considered. And these changes have brought forth entirely new and different ways of visualizing, creating, and presenting photographic art.

As one of the early pioneers in digital photography, Huntington will talk about the ongoing evolution of his working process in terms of the way in which his creative approach and aesthetic sensibilities have evolved over time. Additionally, he will present a thirty-minute video entitled, "Photo Synthesis: Evolution of a Working Process", produced in conjunction with a series of photographs by the same title. The video features an in-depth exploration into the motivations behind, and overall development of, Witherill's career, leading to a seminal series of color botanical images made between 2002 and 2010.


Born in Syracuse, New York, in 1949, and having been initially trained as a concert pianist, Huntington Witherill began a career in fine art photography in 1970. During the mid-1970's he studied photography under such notables as Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Steve Crouch, and Al Weber.


Over the past 40 years, Witherill's photographs have been included in more than one hundred individual and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the world, and his photographs are maintained in numerous public art collections. Since 1975, he has taught photography for a variety of institutions and workshop programs around the country, and his work has been the subject of three hardcover monographs, "Orchestrating Icons" (2000), "Botanical Dances" (2001), and "Photo Synthesis" (2010).


In 1999, Witherill was the recipient of the "Artist of the Year" award presented by the Center for Photographic Art, in Carmel, CA.

Creating, Teaching and Curating

Date: 
Tue, 02/26/2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary: 

Wandering Along the Course of Life in the Visual Arts
Presented By Peter Hiller

 

 

"Creative Inspirations: Confessions of a Type Nazi or How a Lifetime Obsession With Typography Took Me on a Journey I Could Never Have Imagined."

Date: 
Tue, 01/22/2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary: 

Presented by Harry Marks

 

 
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 Arts Habitat Presents

 Harry Marks

  Emmy Winning Broadcast Designer and TED Conference Co-founder

at Arts in Progress


Tuesday, January 22, 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.

 

AT A NEW VENUE  

 The Oldemeyer Center

   Seaside Meeting Room 

986 Hilby Ave
Seaside, CA 93955

 


Harry Marks
 
Arts Habitat will present Harry Marks, typographer, Emmy Award winning broadcast designer, and co-founder of the TED Conferences at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, January 22, in a presentation entitled, "Creative Inspirations: Confessions of a type Nazi or How a lifetime obsession with typography took me on a journey I could never have imagined."
 
AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. This month AIP moves to a new venue, the Seaside Meeting Room at the Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby Avenue, Seaside. The event is open to the public, the admission fee is $5 and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building; the program runs from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
Harry Marks is considered by many to be the founding father of modern broadcast design. He began his career as a typographer and publications designer at Oxford University Press. At age twenty, he left his native soil of England and moved to San Francisco where he worked with the University of California Press. In the mid-1960s, he moved to Los Angeles to accept a job at ABC-TV, where his assignment was to improve the on-air graphic appearance of the network. He is also known for his work as an independent graphics consultant, including six years of on-air graphics for NBC-TV and branding for CBS and international TV networks. Harry is well known for his innovative use of emerging technologies.
 
He has earned nearly every award in broadcast design and promotion, including an Emmy and the first Lifetime Achievement Award from the Broadcast Design Association. 
In 1984, Harry had the notion of facilitating a gathering of people from the converging worlds of technology, entertainment, and design, so he partnered with Richard Saul Wurman and created the TED Conference. 
 
Now retired, Harry lives in Pebble Beach, where he spends his time on community projects and his own interests, including cooking, cameras, and computers.
 

Creative Inspirtions

Date: 
Tue, 01/22/2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary: 

How a lifetime obsession with typography took me on a journey I could never have imagined.

Presented by Harry Marks

"Creative Inspirations: Confessions of a type Nazi or How a lifetime obsession with typography took me on a journey I could never have imagined."

Date: 
Tue, 01/22/2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

 

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 Arts Habitat Presents

 Harry Marks

  Emmy Winning Broadcast Designer and TED Conference Co-founder

at Arts in Progress

 

Tuesday, January 22, 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.

 

AT A NEW VENUE  

 The Oldemeyer Center

   Seaside Meeting Room 

986 Hilby Ave
Seaside, CA 93955

 

 
Harry Marks

 

Arts Habitat will present Harry Marks, typographer, Emmy Award winning broadcast designer, and co-founder of the TED Conferences at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, January 22, in a presentation entitled, "Creative Inspirations: Confessions of a type Nazi or How a lifetime obsession with typography took me on a journey I could never have imagined."

  

AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. This month AIP moves to a new venue, the Seaside Meeting Room at the Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby Avenue, Seaside. The event is open to the public, the admission fee is $5 and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building; the program runs from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.  

 

Harry Marks is considered by many to be the founding father of modern broadcast design. He began his career as a typographer and publications designer at Oxford University Press. At age twenty, he left his native soil of England and moved to San Francisco where he worked with the University of California Press. In the mid-1960s, he moved to Los Angeles to accept a job at ABC-TV, where his assignment was to improve the on-air graphic appearance of the network. He is also known for his work as an independent graphics consultant, including six years of on-air graphics for NBC-TV and branding for CBS and international TV networks. Harry is well known for his innovative use of emerging technologies.

He has earned nearly every award in broadcast design and promotion, including an Emmy and the first Lifetime Achievement Award from the Broadcast Design Association. 

In 1984, Harry had the notion of facilitating a gathering of people from the converging worlds of technology, entertainment, and design, so he partnered with Richard Saul Wurman and created the TED Conference. 

Now retired, Harry lives in Pebble Beach, where he spends his time on community projects and his own interests, including cooking, cameras, and computers. 

 

For further information: 624-6111,staff@artshabitat.org,  or artshabitat.org  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative Inspirations: Confessions Of A Type Nazi or How a Lifetime Obsession With Typography Took Me On A Journey I Could Never Have Imagined

Date: 
Tue, 01/22/2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Harry Marks

Arts Habitat will present Harry Marks, typographer, Emmy Award winning broadcast designer, and co-founder of the TED Conferences at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, January 22, in a presentation entitled, "Creative Inspirations: Confessions of a Type Nazi or How a Lifetime Obsession with Typography Took Me on a Journey I Could Never Have Imagined."

AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. This month AIP moves to a new venue, the Seaside Meeting Room at the Oldemeyer Center, 986 Hilby Avenue, Seaside. The event is open to the public, the admission fee is $5 and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building; the program runs from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.  

Harry Marks is considered by many to be the founding father of modern broadcast design. He began his career as a typographer and publications designer at Oxford University Press. At age twenty, he left his native soil of England and moved to San Francisco where he worked with the University of California Press. In the mid-1960s, he moved to Los Angeles to accept a job at ABC-TV, where his assignment was to improve the on-air graphic appearance of the network. He is also known for his work as an independent graphics consultant, including six years of on-air graphics for NBC-TV and branding for CBS and international TV networks. Harry is well known for his innovative use of emerging technologies.

He has earned nearly every award in broadcast design and promotion, including an Emmy and the first Lifetime Achievement Award from the Broadcast Design Association. 

In 1984, Harry had the notion of facilitating a gathering of people from the converging worlds of technology, entertainment, and design, so he partnered with Richard Saul Wurman and created the TED Conference. 

Now retired, Harry lives in Pebble Beach, where he spends his time on community projects and his own interests, including cooking, cameras, and computers. 

The History and Art of Classical Guitar

Date: 
Tue, 10/23/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary: 

Arts Habitat Presents
Terrence Farrell
Classical Guitarist
at Arts in Progress

Tuesday, October 23, 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.

AT A NEW VENUE
Stardust Playhouse
2115 Fremont Avenue, Monterey
Located next door to Denny's Restaurant, three driveways before the Casa Verde / Fremont Ave. intersection

Arts Habitat will present classical guitarist Terrence Farrell at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, October 23, in a presentation entitled, "The History and Art of the Classical Guitar".  

AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. This month AIP moves to a new venue, the Stardust Playhouse, 2115 Fremont Avenue in Monterey, located next door to Denny's Restaurant, three driveways before the Casa Verde / Fremont Ave. intersection. The event is free and open to the public and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building; the program runs from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Since his professional debut in 1976, Terrence Farrell has become one of the world's most sought-after classical guitarists, winning international acclaim for his concerts, television appearances, and recordings. Born in Salzburg, Austria, Mr. Farrell began studying the guitar at the age of eight and eventually became the protege of American guitarist Guy Horn. He has won awards in competitions from the National Endowment for the Arts, University of Washington, the Palm Springs Opera Guild and the Monterey Jazz Festival.  His stylish, forceful musicianship and eloquent versatility have been praised by audiences and critics alike. He has played in forty-eight states and thirty-four countries, from North America to Europe and the Far East.  He has twice performed for American presidents and has been a guest performer on the world cruise of the QEII.

  

Mr. Farrell  teaches master classes and seminars, conducted in Europe, Asia and the United States.  For years he directed the International Guitar Seminars in Bavaria. He often tours as a 'cultural ambassador' for the U.S. State Department presenting American music and culture to foreign audiences.

Test Event

Date: 
Sun, 09/30/2012 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
Summary: 

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Jerry Takigawa, Photography As A Second Language

Date: 
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary: 

Arts Habitat Presents
Jerry Takigawa, Photographer
at Arts in Progress
Stardust Playhouse, 2115 Fremont Avenue, Monterey

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Jerry Takigawa

 

Arts Habitat will present photographer Jerry Takigawa at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, Septemeber 25, in a presentation entitled, "Photography as a Second Language".  

 

AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. This month AIP moves to a new venue, the Stardust Playhouse, 2115 Fremont Avenue in Monterey. The event is free and open to the public and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building; the program runs from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

"Great photographs seem to be imbued with personal vision. How does the human need to be connected to one another influence your ability to find your personal vision? What do the stories that you tell - to the world, to yourself- have to do with what you create? Do you see yourself on both sides of the camera? Tracing my own journey, I hope to open a dialog about finding your personal voice in art-making." -Jerry Takigawa 
 

Jerry Takigawa was the first photographer to receive the Imogen Cunningham Award for color photography in 1982. His work is in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, The Monterey Bay Aquarium, the University of Louisville, the Library of Congress, and the Monterey Museum of Art. He received a degree in art with an emphasis in painting from San Francisco State in 1967. He studied photography under Don Worth and used the medium primarily as a tool to do photo-real paintings and drawings.

For further information: 624-6111,staff@artshabitat.org,  or artshabitat.org  

I Specialize in not Specializing

Date: 
Tue, 07/24/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary: 

Arts Habitat presents painter, poet and photographer Sandra Gray, at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, July 24.


 
 
 

 Arts Habitat Presents

 Sandra Gray

Poet, Painter and Photographer 

 

Tuesday, July 24, 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.

 

NEW Location: Studio Garden Road  

2200 Garden Road, Monterey 

 

 
Sandra Gray, poet, painter and photographer
Sandra Gray, poet, painter and photographer

 

Arts Habitat will present painter, poet and photographer Sandra Gray, at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, July 24, in a presentation entitled, "I Specialize in Not Specializing".  

 

AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month. In July the event is moving to a new location, due to the closure of Studio Seaside. AIP will be held for the rest of this season, July through October, at Studio Garden Road, 2200 Garden Road, in the Community Media Center Building, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building; the program runs from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Sandra is a retired Elementary School Teacher who has been active in the art community for more than 40 years. She is Vice Chair of the Seaside Art & History Commission, and Chair of the Seaside Artists Association. The association was formed in February of 2012 to provide events and venues for Seaside artists to show and sell their artwork. In 2010 Sandra started Gray's Photo Tours, which provides guided photographic tours and photo classes for visitors. Sandra has also been an Arts Habitat | Studio Seaside Artist since August 2011. 
 

For further information: 624-6111,staff@artshabitat.org

 

 
 

Arts in Progress will be held in a   

 New Location 

 Arts Habitat | Studio Garden Road  

2200 Garden Road, Monterey 

(in the Community Media Center Building)     

 

Upcoming AIP Events  

              

             August 28: Brian and Jackson Stock, jazz 

             September 25: Jerry Takigawa, photography 

             October 23: Ilene Tuttle, curating art in alternative spaces 

 

 

 

 

   
 

Alicia Morena of the Aditi Foundation

Date: 
Tue, 06/26/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary: 

Arts Habitat will present Aditi Foundation Founder and Artistic Director, Alicia Morena in a presentation and discussion entitled, "Presenting, Preserving and Perpetuating World Dance in the 21st Century".

 
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Arts Habitat Presents

Alicia Morena

Founder and Artistic Director of the

Aditi Foundation

at Arts in Progress

 

Tuesday, June 26, 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.

Studio Seaside, 840 Broadway Avenue

 

 
Sustainable Seside and Seaside City Council Members join neighbors to improve Martin Park

Arts Habitat will present Aditi Foundation Founder and Artistic Director, Alicia Morena, at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, June 26, in a presentation and discussion entitled, "Presenting, Preserving and Perpetuating World Dance in the 21st Century".

 

AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month at Arts Habitat | Studio Seaside, 840 Broadway Avenue, Suite B3, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Studio is located in the Seaside City Center (next to Erik's Deli). The event is free and open to the public and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building; the program runs from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Alicia Morena will speak about the founding of the Aditi Foundation in 1999, its mission, accomplishments, and current programs - illustrated by presentation books, artwork, and student expressions shared with the audience. There will be demonstrations of the dance, guitar, song and poetry interface.

 

Alicia studied classical dance, international folk dance, and Hawaiian dance from an early age in Honolulu, and Flamenco and Spanish dance in Spain with notable teachers. Her signature programs feature traditional Flamenco choreographies and music that interface with the singing and recitation of Garcia Lorca poetry. Her choreographies are staged with sculpture, paintings, creative costuming, and photographic projections. She has performed, choreographed and taught in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, Japan, and Spain.

 

Dance productions and dance stories are included in Alicia's repertoire as a dancer, choreographer, author, and illustrator. She is the recipient of grants and endowments from the Arts Council for Monterey County, the David and Lucile Packard Arts Initiative of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, the Monterey Cultural Arts Commission, and the Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, among others.

 

 

Sustainable Seside and Seaside City Council Members join neighbors to improve Martin Park

 

 

For further information: 624-6111,staff@artshabitat.org, or artshabitat.org

 

Arts in Progress is held at

Arts Habitat | Studio Seaside

840 Broadway Avenue, Suite B3

(in Seaside City Center next to Erik's Deli)

through the generosity of the Orosco Group

 

Upcoming AIP Events

 

July 24: Sandra Gray, photography and painting

August 28: Brian and Jackson Stock, jazz

September 25: Jerry Takigawa, photography

October 23: Ilene Tuttle, curating art in alternative spaces

 

 

 

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With support from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors

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Michael Wildgoose, Furniture Craftsman and Builder

Date: 
Tue, 05/22/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary: 

Arts Habitat will present furniture maker, Michael Wildgoose, at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, May 22, in a presentation and discussion entitled, "Building Furniture from Reclaimed Materials".

 Michael will talk about how to make furniture and build houses from reclaimed materials. He'll show photos and examples of his work, share ideas for material sources, and make suggestions about techniques and applications.

Wildgoose never planned to be a craftsman; he didn't attend art school or take technology classes. He dreamed of being an archeologist. Instead, after a short advertising career in the Mad Men era of advertising, in 1969 he traveled the Hippie Trail from Marrakech through Asia. It is there that he first saw people making their houses, furnishings and clothing from local materials such as mud bricks, bamboo and palm fronds.

When he returned to the U.S. he spent five years acquiring building skills in Los Angeles. By day he worked in construction, by night he attended woodworking classes. His inspirations were the great California craftsmen Greene & Greene and Sam Maloof. He settled in a small New Mexico village, where the people still built their own homes and carved handmade furniture. He has worked continually on his craft the last three decades from his homes in New Mexico and Seaside, Ca.

AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month at Arts Habitat Studio Seaside,840 Broadway Avenue, Suite B3, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Studio is located in the Seaside City Center (next to Erik's Deli). The event is free and open to the public and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building; the program runs from 7:30 to8:30 p.m.

Kay Cline of Sustainable Seaside 

Date: 
Tue, 03/27/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary: 

Arts Habitat will present Kay Cline, Sustainable Seaside Chairperson, at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, March 27, in a presentation and panel discussion entitled, "Designing Sustainable Community Parks and Gardens".  

AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month at Arts Habitat | Studio Seaside, 840 Broadway Avenue, Suite B3, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Studio is located in the Seaside City Center (next to Erik's Deli). AIP is free and open to the public and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building; the program runs from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
 
Kay Cline will give a presentation describing the history of Sustainable Seaside, the development of neighborhood parks and gardens, and plans for the future. A panel of community parks innovators will then answer questions. Sustainable Seaside seeks to inspire the community to become involved in developing and sustaining more of our common green spaces. For more information visit SustainableMontereyCounty.org

KAY CLINE OF SUSTAINABLE SEASIDE

Date: 
Tue, 03/27/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:15pm
Summary: 

Arts Habitat will present Kay Cline, Sustainable Seaside Chairperson, at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, March 27, in a presentation and panel discussion entitled, "Designing Sustainable Community Parks and Gardens".

AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month at Arts Habitat | Studio Seaside, 840 Broadway Avenue, Suite B3, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Studio is located in the Seaside City Center (next to Erik's Deli). AIP is free and open to the public and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building; the program runs from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Kay Cline will give a presentation describing the history of Sustainable Seaside, the development of neighborhood parks and gardens, and plans for the future. A panel of community parks innovators will then answer questions. Sustainable Seaside seeks to inspire the community to become involved in developing and sustaining more of our common green spaces. For more information visit SustainableMontereyCounty.org.

West African Drummer Abdoulaye Diallo

Date: 
Tue, 02/28/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary: 

Arts Habitat will present Senegalese Drummer, Abdoulaye Diallo, at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, February 28, in a drumming demonstration and talk entitled, "West African Rhythms and Their Cultural Context", at Studio Seaside, 840 Broadway Avenue.


AIP takes place the fourth Tuesday of each month at Arts Habitat | Studio Seaside, 840 Broadway Avenue, Suite B3, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Studio is located in the Seaside City Center (next to Erik's Deli). AIP is free and open to the public and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building; the program runs from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Abdoulaye Diallo is a drummer and drum maker from Senegal, a region of West Africa rich with artists. He has been playing drums for more than 30 years, and has taught and performed throughout Monterey County. He teaches the traditional rhythms that he learned from his elders in an effort to expose the community to this important part of West African culture. 

Sculptor, Photographer, Painter and Arts Activist Trish Triumpho Sullivan

Date: 
Tue, 10/25/2011 - 7:00pm - 9:45pm
Summary: 

Arts Habitat will present sculptor, painter, arts activist and photographer Trish Triumpho Sullivan, in a program about silk painting entitled "Sensual Silk", at Arts in Progress on Tuesday, October 25, at Arts Habitat | Studio Seaside, 840 Broadway Avenue, Suite B3, in Seaside City Center (next to Erik's Deli), from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and complimentary refreshments are served. The first and last half hours are devoted to socializing and community building; the program runs from 7:30 to 8:30.

Ms. Sullivan is a long time resident of Salinas. She holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Fine Art from Hartnell College, a B.A. in Visual and Public Art from C.S.U. Monterey Bay, and a Masters of Art in Arts Administration from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland.

Sullivan has broad experience as a curator and was twice the recipient of the coveted Boronda International Art Scholarship, which made possible her studies of the art and culture of Spain, Mexico City and Oaxaca, Mexico.
 

In 2001 Trish organized Artistas Unidos (AU), a multicultural, multidisciplinary community arts organization focused in Salinas. Through AU, Sullivan has encouraged community participation and teen involvement in the arts with programs such as ArtSong Youth Arts Festival and First Fridays Art Walk in Old Town Salinas. She also founded the Salinas Arts Congress. Trish currently teaches at the local community college and is the Executive Director of the Gilroy Arts Alliance.

For more about Trish Sullivan and to view her work, please visit sullyart.com

Multi-Media Collage Artist Kay Villaobos

Date: 
Fri, 09/09/2011 - 4:45pm
Summary: 

Arts Habitat will present multi media collage artist Kay Villalobos in a program entitled, "From Heels to Wheels", at Arts in Progress on Tuesday, September 27, at Arts Habitat | Studio Seaside, 840 Broadway Avenue, Suite B3, in Seaside City Center (next to Erik's Deli), from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Arts Habitat will present multi media collage artist Kay Villalobos in a program entitled, "From Heels to Wheels", at Arts in Progress on Tuesday, September 27, at Arts Habitat | Studio Seaside, 840 Broadway Avenue, Suite B3, in Seaside City Center (next to Erik's Deli), from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Carmel artist Kay Villalobos works in collaboration with various personal assistants to create unique, visionary works of art. She began this collaborative phase of her artistic life after an automobile accident in 1997 left her paralyzed. Kay's concepts spring from her unique sense of humor and her deep conviction that out of sorrow and misfortune art can be made, and the creative spirit will find new and ever-evolving ways of expression.

Arts in Progress events occur each 4th Tuesday of the month at Studio | Seaside from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. They are free and open to the public and refreshments are served.

Arts Habitat Presents Architect Paul Byrne

Date: 
Tue, 08/23/2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary: 

Arts Habitat will present architect, Paul Byrne, in a program entitled, "Current Projects", at Arts in Progress on Tuesday, August 23. Arts in Progress events occur each fourth Tuesday of the month at Arts Habitat | Studio Seaside, 840 Broadway Avenue, Suite B3, in Seaside City Center (next to Erik's Deli). The events are free and open to the public, and refreshments are served. Doors open at 7:00, the program runs from 7:15 to 8:15, with networking and socializing continuing until 9:00 p.m.

Mr.Byrne is an architect living in Carmel, and working on the Monterey Peninsula since 1994. He is also President of Green Apple Classroom, a start up business which he began in October, 2010.

Byrne is a native of Cambridge, MA. He graduated from Cornell University in 1981 and from Harvard University in 1991.

Jalisco (Mexican) Harpist William Faulkner

Date: 
Tue, 07/26/2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary: 

Arts Habitat will present Jalisco (Mexican) Harpist William Faulkner in a program entitled, "Muses, Music and the Jalisco Harp", at Arts in Progress on Tuesday, July 26, at Arts Habitat | Studio Seaside, 840 Broadway Avenue, Suite B3, in Seaside City Center (next to Erik's Deli), from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

William Faulkner has played harp since 1979. Director of the Mariachi Mixtlan from 1980 through 1998, and solo harpist since 1983, William and his harp have traveled throughout California and the Southwest United States as well as various parts of Mexico. He studied with Arturo Mendoza, former harpist with the Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, and has given workshops at festivals in Mexico City, Guadalajara, California, Arizona and New Mexico. He has traveled with his harp as far as Scotland to the Edinburgh Festival, to Tahiti and the Marquesa Islands.  For more information on William Faulkner visit his website by clicking here

Arts in Progress events occur each 4th Tuesday of the month at Studio | Seaside from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. They are free and open to the public and complimentary refreshments are served.

Dr. Ruben Mendoza, Archaeologist, Writer, and Photographer

Date: 
Tue, 06/28/2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary: 

Arts Habitat will present archaeologist, writer and photographer, Dr. Ruben Mendoza, in a program entitled, "The Cross and the Spade: Archaeology, Art, and Photography in the California Missions", at Arts in Progress on Tuesday, June 28, at Arts Habitat | Studio Seaside, 840 Broadway Avenue, Suite B3, in Seaside City Center (next to Erik's Deli), from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m

Dr. Ruben G. Mendoza has explored the length and breadth of Mexico, Central America, Europe, and the U.S. Southwest documenting both pre-Columbian and Colonial era sites and collections. A founding faculty member of the California State University, Monterey Bay, Professor Mendoza has directed major archaeological investigations and conservation projects at missions San Juan Bautista, San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, and Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, among others. Recent efforts at the Royal Presidio of Monterey resulted in the tandem discovery of the earliest Serra era Christian houses of worship in California dated to 1770 and 1771. His work on behalf of the Royal Chapel Conservation Project was awarded the California Preservation Foundation Preservation Design Award for 2009.

Dr. Mendoza will review selections from both print and digital versions of his photography of the past 30 years. Discussion will center on the challenges and prospects of photography in archaeological zones and in the California missions inparticular.

Arts in Progress events occur each 4th Tuesday of the month at Studio | Seaside from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. They are free and open to the public and refreshments are served.

An Evening of Poetry, Flute, and Photography with Elaine and Neal Whitman

Date: 
Tue, 05/24/2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summary: 

Arts Habitat will present Haiga artists Elaine and Neal Whitman in a program entitled, "HAIGA: Capturing the Monterey Peninsula in Pictures and Words", at Arts in Progress on Tuesday, May 24, at Arts Habitat | Studio Seaside, 840 Broadway Avenue, Suite B3, in the Seaside City Center, next to Erik's Deli.

Neal and Elaine Whitman will use PowerPoint to demonstrate how to write a haiku poem, and then  combine it with a photograph to form a "haiga". Participants will then have the opportunity to write their own haiku in response to Elaine's photography. AIP events take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at Studio Seaside. The program is free, complimentary refreshments are served, and the public is invited.

The Whitmans' haiga have been published in several journals, including Syndic Literary Journal, Sound of Poetry Review, Notes from the Gean, and Haiku Pix Review. And you can regularly see their haiga in Pacific Grove's Cedar Street Times. Elaine is an accomplished musician on Native American flute which she plays in accompaniment to Neal's poetry recitals. 

Painter and Photographer Robin Winfield

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Tue, 04/26/2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Arts Habitat will present painter/photographer Robin Winfield in a program entitled, "From Lens to Brush", at Arts in Progress on Tuesday, April 26, at Arts Habitat | Studio Seaside, 840 Broadway Avenue, Suite B4, in the Seaside City Center Development, at the corner of Broadway and Fremont Streets.

Robin will describe the processes she uses to take her artwork from photograph to finished painting. AIP events take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at Studio Seaside. The program is free, complimentary refreshments are served, and the public is invited.

For over 20 years Winfield has documented scenes from her travels to India, Japan, Mexico, Europe and the United States. Her photos of beautiful, diverse architecture and doorways are focal points, which she paints around and out from, creating her own version of reality and surrealism. Winfield grew up in a family of artists. She majored in art at Smith College in Northampton, MA and has exhibited her work in galleries nationally from Provincetown, MA to Carmel, CA. For the past year Robin has been working and exhibiting in her own gallery/studio in Carmel. Please visit her website for a preview of her work at robinwinfield.com

Jean Brenner, Photographer of Women of Islam

Date: 
Tue, 03/22/2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Arts Habitat will present Jean Brenner in a program entitled "The Face of Islam: Photos from Asia and Africa," at Arts in Progress on Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. The new location for AIP is Studio Seaside, 840 Broadway Avenue, Suite B4, in the Seaside City Center Development complex, at the corner of Broadway and Fremont Streets.
Upcoming events: April 26: Robin Winfield, painter and photographer, May 24: Neal & Elaine Whitman on poetry, flute and photography, and June 28: Ruben Mendoza, archaeologist and photographer.

 


Arts Habitat will present Jean Brenner in a program entitled, "The Face of Islam: Photos from Asia and Africa", at Arts in Progress (AIP) on Tuesday, March 22. The new location for AIP is Arts Habitat: Studio Seaside, 840 Broadway Avenue, Suite B4, in the Seaside City Center Development, at the corner of Broadway and Fremont Streets. There is plenty of parking in the large lot off Fremont behind the Broadway buildings. The event takes place on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. The event is free, complimentary refreshments are served and the public is invited.

Jean Brenner is pictured at right in Tehran, Iran in 2009. She is wearing the mandated attire of a head covering (hejab) and knee length coat (manteau). She is standing between the boots of the Shah of Iran. His statue was cut down at the knees during the 1979 revolution. Ms. Brenner has taken photographs in twenty-seven countries with large Muslim populations, including nine in the Middle East. From the coasts of Africa, through Central Asia to the Far East, she has found many manifestations of Islam. She will present  her work and tell the back stories of each picture in order to present the positive side of Islam and it's proud followers.    

Brenner received her B.A. in history from Stanford University and studied Art History at the Sorbonne in Paris. She has been featured in numerous major exhibitions, and her works are part of the permanent collections of the Monterey Institute of International Studies, the City of Monterey and the Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula, among others.

"Get Out of My Way" Piano Duet with Katie Clare Mazzeo and Lucy Faridany

Date: 
Tue, 02/22/2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Arts Habitat will present Katie Clare Mazzeo and Lucy Faridany in a piano duet program entitled, "Get Out of My Way", at Arts in Progress on Tuesday, February 22, at the Arts Habitat Seaside Studio, 840 Broadway Avenue, Suite B4, in the Seaside City Center Development, at the corner of Broadway and Fremont Streets.


Arts Habitat will present Katie Clare Mazzeo and Lucy Faridany in a piano duet program entitled, "Get Out of My Way", at Arts in Progress on Tuesday, February 22, at the Arts Habitat Seaside Studio, 840 Broadway Avenue, Suite B4, in the Seaside City Center Development, at the corner of Broadway and Fremont Streets.

Mazzeo and Faridany will present a lively program of four-hand keyboard music and discuss the social revolution of the 18th and 19th century that brought a variety of new music into the homes of the yuppies of yesteryear. The event takes place on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M., at the Seaside Studio. Complimentary refreshments are served, and the public is invited.

Katie Clare Mazzeo has performed piano and harpsichord solo and chamber music recitals in Europe and the U.S. She has lectured, performed and taught in Alaska, New York, New England, San Francisco, Berkeley and on the Monterey Peninsula. Ms. Mazzeo maintains a music studio in Carmel.

Lucy Faridany studied piano at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England. She has appeared as soloist with the Monterey Symphony, Emsemble Monterey, the MPC Orchestra and the All Saints Orchestra of Lewes, England. She has performed locally with The Carmel Bach Festival, the Carmel Opera Project, and Western Stage, among others. She maintains a private teaching studio in Carmel Valley. For further information: 624-6111, staff@artshabitat.org, artshabitat.org

 AIP is Being Held at a New Location: Arts Habitat Seaside Studio, 840 Broadway Avenue, Suite B4 (In the Seaside City Center Development) 

Skip Kadish on "Art in the Real World: A Recipe for Creativity"

Date: 
Tue, 01/25/2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Mr. Kadish will lead a discussion about acting, teaching, sculpting and the picture framing business. Complimentary refreshments are served and the public is invited.

Note: AIP events will be held at our new location: the Arts Habitat Seaside Studio, 840 Broadway Avenue, Suite B4, in the Seaside City Center Development.

Arts Habitat will present Skip Kadish in a program entitled, "Art in the Real World: A Recipe for Creativity", at Arts in Progress on Tuesday, January 25, at the Arts Habitat Seaside Studio, 840 Broadway Avenue, Suite B4, in the Seaside City Center Development, on the corner of Broadway and Fremont. This is a new location from past events.

Mr. Kadish will lead a discussion about acting, teaching, sculpting and the picture framing business. The event is from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M., complimentary refreshments are served and the public is invited.

Skip Kadish has been an artist virtually all his life. He first acted at the age of eight, although his passion for acting was not assuaged until his twenties.

Kadish received his MA in Art History at the University of Michigan and studied sculpture with John Waddell of Arizona. He has taught art history at Monterey Peninsula College for 30 years, and has appeared in more than 45 productions on the Monterey Peninsula since 1978. He owned and operated Spanish Bay Galleries, a picture framing business in Pacific Grove, for 24 years.

The Salinas Valley Digital Art Guild

Date: 
Tue, 10/26/2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Arts in Progress takes place at the Monterey YMCS, 600 Camino El Estero. The events are free and open to the public. Refreshments are served.

The Salinas Valley Digital Art Guild is a group of senior citizens, many of them retired, that formed after State funding was cut for the Salinas Adult School and the computer lab at the school was closed. Although they no longer can paint together, they continue to gather for lunch and to share ideas, digital art and software techniques, and projects.  They say "No Senior left behind!"

At Arts in Progress the guild members will present artwork created using simulation art material computer programs. Instead of painting on canvas with oils, or painting with watercolors on watercolor paper, original artwork is created directly on a computer screen with digital graphic pens and tablets. The finished artwork is prints---digital art is ultimately a printmaking art form. Prints are made with acid-free archival materials such as ultra chrome ink or archival photo prints. They often print on watercolor paper and choose glossy, satin or matte finishes with photo prints.
For further information about the The Salinas Valley Digital Art Guild visit www.artlifelong.com.

Guitar Making With Kenny Hill

Date: 
Tue, 09/28/2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Tuesday, September 28, 7:00 to 9:00 P.M., at the Monterey YMCA, 600 Camino El Estero. The events are free and open to the public and refreshments are served.

Kenny Hill began building guitars in the mid 1970’s, first in Santa Barbara, CA, and then later in the Santa Cruz area. In 1978 he was awarded one of the first California Arts Council grants to an individual artist for his work as a guitar builder and guitarist.

Mr. Hill is also an accomplished and active performing classical guitarist, recording artist, composer, and he regularly writes for several national publications.  He has also taught at UC Santa Cruz, at other schools and colleges, and in the California State Prison System.

 

In 1993 he was awarded a grant from the California Arts Council to set up a guitar making program in the California State Prison system. From 1993 to 1995 he taught and directed an award winning program at Soledad State Prison.

 

Currently Kenny Hill is the president of Hill Guitar Company, building fine classical guitars for the world market.

 

 

Singer and Songwriter Laura Dare at August Arts In Progress

Date: 
Tue, 08/24/2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Tuesday, August 24, 7:00 to 9:00 P.M., at the Monterey YMCA, 600 Camino El Estero. The events are free and open to the public and refreshments are served.

Laura Dare's music has been described as bluesy pop, with elements of jazz, rock and country. Her performance style has been described as "a tsunami of womanly storytelling". Her Arts in Progress presentation is titled "From the Voice in My Head to the Heart on My Sleeve: Why it's Okay to Write Songs", and will focus on how songwriters develop as artists.

In 2006 the legendary Monterey saxophonist Roger Eddy produced Laura's CD "Wherever You Go". Dare wrote all the lyrics and music and collaborated with some of Monterey's finest musicians on the project.

In 2008, Laura released another CD, "Boyhood Shadows" soundtrack, after she composed and performed the score for the award-winning documentary of the same name.

Dare is the mother of two young children and lives in Monterey. She can be contacted at www.LauraDareMusic.com

 

Upcoming AIP Events

September 28: Guitar Making with Kenny Hill of Hill Guitar Co.

October 26: Salinas Valley Digital Art Guild

November and December: no event

Maria Matias Music, Inc, and the Hip Hop Band "Hidden Library"

Date: 
Tue, 07/27/2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Tuesday, July 27, 7-9 p.m. Arts Habitat will present the hip hop, electronia band "Hidden Library," composed of Nathanial Stevens, Ross McCafferty, and Jake Student as part of their event series Arts In Progress. Their agent, Maria Matias of Maria Matias Music, Inc., will discuss the behind-the-scenes role of a talent agent. 

Arts Habitat will present the hip hop, electronica band "Hidden Library", composed of Nathaniel Stevens, Ross McCafferty, and Jake Student a.k.a. Numerous, on Tuesday, July 27, as part of their event series Arts In Progress. Their agent, Maria Matias of Maria Matias Music, Inc., will discuss the behind-the-scenes role of a talent agent. The events take place every fourth Tuesday of the month at the Monterey YMCA, 600 Camino El Estero, at Webster Street, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Refreshments are served and the events are free and open to the public.

Maria Matias has more than 20 years experience in the talent agent business. She helped produce Luciano Pavarotti worldwide in concert, and later worked with Monterey Peninsula Artists/Monterey International for 14 years. She opened Maria Matias Music in 2006, and currently has a roster of 21 acts. She can be contacted via her website, mariamatiasmusic.com.

"Hidden Library" combines elements of hip hop with digital electronica music. The two founding members, Stevens and McCafferty, began making music together at age 12. For the past ten years, they have worked closely together to develop their music making skills and have helped contribute to the evolution of hip hop. In 2009 they formed "Hidden Library." After producing a CD of superbly composed instrumentals entitled "Ending of the Start," "Hidden Library" introduced their rapper, Jake Student, a.k.a. Numerous, into the group. Numerous has been working in the music industry for the past 4 years and has already achieved a significant amount of success with his own group "Vibrant EYEris." Together, these three musicians form the collective collaboration that is known as "Hidden Library."

Youth Arts Collective

Date: 
Tue, 06/22/2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 22 at the Monterey YMCA, 600 Camino El Estero, at Webster Street, free and open to the public.R

Arts Habitat will present artists from the Youth Arts Collective (YAC), on Tuesday, June 22, as part of their event series Arts In Progress. The events take place every fourth Tuesday of the month at the Monterey YMCA, 600 Camino El Estero, at Webster Street, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Refreshments are served and the events are free and open to the public.

Youth Arts Collective is celebrating a decade as a community-based nonprofit that equips Monterey County youth to explore their potential as artists, while developing personal awareness, social understanding and an appreciation for contributing in positive ways to their communitity. YAC is a lively, professionally outfitted studio, open year round to highly motivated young artists, ages 14 to 22. YAC was founded by artists Marcia Perry and Meg Biddle, who mentor YACsters individually. A dedicated volunteer Board of Directors supports the organization.

Paulette Lynch and the Hammered Dulcimer

Date: 
Tue, 05/18/2010 - 7:45pm - Mon, 05/31/2010 - 7:45pm
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Tuesday, May 25: Arts Habitat will present Paulette Lynch discussing and playing the hammered dulcimer on Tuesday, May 25, from 7-9 p.m. at the Monterey YMCA, 600 Camino El Estero, as part of their Arts in Progress event series.

Arts Habitat will present Paulette Lynch playing and discussing the hammered dulcimer, on Tuesday, May 25, as part of their event series Arts In Progress. The events take place every fourth Tuesday of the month at the Monterey YMCA, 600 Camino El Estero, at Webster Street, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Refreshments are served and the events are free and open to the public.

Ms. Lynch will share what it has been like to play an ancient instrument in our modern world - the endless tuning, the endless questions, the endless joy.

She will gladly answer all your questions - What is a hammered dulcimer? Why would anyone play one now?! How can you learn? Does anyone build them now? Is there anyone else out there that plays?

Paulette has been singing all her life and playing guitar since age 12. But when she saw a hammered dulcimer player on stage one dramatic St. Patrick's night in San Francisco, she was hooked. When her boyfriend bought her one for Christmas later that year - she figured she had better learn to play it! And when many friends and the wonderful Heartstrings Monterey ensemble encouraged her to play with them - she could not resist.....
 

Resources for Writers and Illustrators of Children's Books

Date: 
Tue, 04/27/2010 - 7:00pm
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010: Children's book author Carol Diggory Shields: "Recommended Resources for People who are Interested in Writing and/or Illustrating Books for Children"; 7:00 to 9:00 PM, YMCA, 600 Camino El Estero, Monterey.

Arts Habitat will present Carol Diggory Shields, children's book author, on Tuesday, April 27, as part of their event series Arts in Progress. The events take place every fourth Tuesday of the month at the Monterey YMCA, 600 Camino El Estero, at Webster Street, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Refreshments are served and the events are free and open to the public.

Ms. Shields will talk about recommended resources for people who are interested in writing and/or illustrationg books for children and about the process of writing and submitting manuscripts.

Ms. Shields describes herself as either a late bloomer or a master procrastinator because she didn't start writing for children until she was nearly forty. Her first book, "I Am Really A Princess", was accepted by Dutton Children's Books for publication in 1993. Her 22nd book, "Someone Used My Toothbrush (and Other Bathroom Poems) will be published this month. She is the children's librarian at the Seaside Library.

For more information, 624-6111 or staff@artshabitat.org.

Catching Ideas that Grow on Trees

Date: 
Tue, 03/23/2010 - 7:00pm
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010:
Arts in Progress with painter Tory Raggett discussing Catching Ideas That Grow on Trees, 7:00 to 9:00 PM YMCA, 600 Camino El Estero, Monterey.

Arts Habitat will present painter Tory Raggett on Tuesday, March 23, as part of their event series Arts in Progress. The events take place every fourth Tuesday of the month at the Monterey YMCA, 600 Camino El Estero, at Webster Street, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Refreshments are served and the events are free and open to the public.

Ms. Raggett's presentation is titled, "Catching Ideas That Grow on Trees." She will use the evolution of her painting over the last several years to talk about ideas and how to develop them. The eight eureka lemon trees growing innocently in her front yard have evolved into paintings filled with lemons flying, floating and frolicking-on, in or near the water. This mild surrealism has allowed the lemons to become objects of fantasy and fun--equal parts California casual and Central Coast calming. Following the talk, there will be paint, brushes and paper with a variety of objects that grow on trees for inspiration. There will be just enough time to create your own tree-based fantasy.

Tory Raggett graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in art history and a concentration in painting. She got her MA from San Jose State University, emphasizing both painting and art education. She teaches classes for the City of Carmel, which combine art history and painting mechanics. She also lectures about painters, painting and art history in the Monterey area. Her work is in private collections. She volunteers for organizations that support the arts in Monterey County.

For more information, 624-6111 or staff@artshabitat.org.