Carmen's 11th Birthday Party


It was my birthday party.

Treats. Birthday cards.

Muzzle to muzzle with one of my favorite humans.

Happy Birthday to me!

Stephen Fox's Opening

The photos say it all. A wonderful man who makes exquisite art brought crowds of friends into the gallery.

photo by Jason Barnett

photo by Jason Barnett

 

James Reale

We heard him first at FOG. What an exhilarating feeling listening to someone we're sure will be well known in years to come.

 

Rita Sofertis's opening

An astonishing exhibition. Rita's mixed media images on transparent surfaces hang so visitors can become part of the floating experience. That's Rita on the right, with a friend, behind one of her pieces of art.

 
 
 

And as always, old friends and new!

 

John Maroney

John Maroney shared some passages out of his new book BALD HEAD EMPTY MIND NO ZEN with us today:

To be a serious student of Zen is OK. Just not too serious.

You could say Zen is like business as usual, with an outrageously funny sense of humor.

Can anyone say they are permanently Enlightened? NO!

Laugh til you cry.

Tom Maroney practiced what he preached about laughter. A great time was had by all..

 

Tom Akawie's Opening

The artist with one of his recent works

The artist with one of his recent works

Fascinating! Tom Akawie's airbrushed works are iridescent––the colors change as you move around the paintings.

Another warm and relaxed gathering.

Another warm and relaxed gathering.

Taking a break to read out loud from Anne's book, i too love scissors.

Taking a break to read out loud from Anne's book, i too love scissors.

And a few songs with Jeanie and Peter.   photo: Tom Schultz

And a few songs with Jeanie and Peter.   photo: Tom Schultz

 

Greg Wilson's Opening

Greg Wilson standing beside a collection of his C Prints.

Greg Wilson standing beside a collection of his C Prints.

An exquisite show of pictures produced on light-sensitive paper without a camera. A phenomenally fun opening.

 

Ming's Calligraphy Demonstration

Ming demonstrated five different types of calligraphy for us: Cursive, Running, Regular, Clerical, and Seal.

 
He finished each scroll by stamping it with the symbol for Good Luck.

He finished each scroll by stamping it with the symbol for Good Luck.

 

Ming's Dynasty

Ming used a gigantic brush for this piece. The title is HEALTH.

Ming used a gigantic brush for this piece. The title is HEALTH.

Soon as we walked in the big red door for Ming's opening, we were caught up in a wave of great energy. Ming enjoyed explaining his calligraphy to us, and we had a blast looking and learning. Next Saturday, March 11, at 2:00 he'll be bringing his brushes and ink and treating us to a demonstration.

 

Janet Norris's Opening

An inspiring opening. In her talk, Janet was passionate about both her paintings and about her concern for our environment.

 

Jimmy McCullough's Birthday Celebration

FOG was the scene of a major improvisational music event on Jimmy McCullough's birthday. Violin, Koto – clarinet, Jew's harp, drums, xylophone, electric bass, bells, guitar, whistles, and vocals all blended into an extended jam. Even Jimmy's paintings were swinging at the end. This is the last week to see his exhibit - don't miss it, it is exceptional work.