Sunday, March 13, 2011

Earth Day and National Poetry event

Join us Friday April 8 for a reading and presentation 
with Lorna Stevens and Becky Foust
Marin Arts Council Gallery
904 Fourth Street
San Rafael

5:30 - 7 PM

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Not quite the Ides

March 12
It has been 45 days since the corn cutlery was planted in our garden...eager with anticipation, (drum roll please) we remove (with great ceremony) the cutlery. So here goes...unedited...the real dirt...

Bags Full

It was sunny, a perfect day to enjoy the warm, first stirrings of spring. We had imagined that the tsunami would have brought in lots of extra plastic and maybe a few special pieces but to our surprise there were only our most regular items: shotguns wads, bottle lids, oyster tubes. Judith did find a purple tiparello tip. A first. We have collected them by the 10's of hundreds in an ivory color but a purple one - indeed, a rare find. 

Our new bags hand sewn by Teresa Van Hatten aka the Green Bag Lady served us well...Judith is headed home with two bags full.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Unintended Consequences

Unintended Consequences
is the title of temporary exhibition at the US Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia. The exhibition explores the notion of unintended consequences, both positive and negative. The exhibition was a collaboration between Ambassador John Bass and Assistant Curator Claire D'Alba.

We recently learned that our own Point Reyes National Seashore has a sister park in the Republic of Georgia. We never even knew that there was such a thing as sister parks. So we wonder about what is washing up from the Black Sea, washing up onto the shores of Kolkheti National Park.

Friday, March 4, 2011

From Larkin Street to Kehoe Beach

It was a dream of a day come true. 

Thanks to help from Intersection for the Arts and the caring and committed staff at Larkin Street Youth Sevices, a group of 19 of us made the trek to Kehoe Beach in the Point Reyes National Seashore. We were blessed with a stunningly beautiful day- no wind and warm. Yes, everyone did find plastic.

We wanted the Larkin Youth  to go to the source - where the plastic that was used in our SFMOMA Natoma Street windows came from.

Several of the youth had never been to such a “wild” place. On the drive that took us through the rolling dairy land of West Marin, one youth exclaimed that he had never been so close to a cow before!