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One of Life’s Pleasures April 24, 2009

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7:30pm – 9:00pm
St. Teresa of Avila Church
19th Street (Peter Sammon Way) at Connecticut
San Francisco, CA
Sample their music here.

Also appearing on KALW’s Folk Festival on Saturday, April 25th at 3 PM.

About the Folk Festival:

KALW Saturday music hosts JoAnn Mar, Kevin Vance, and Peter Thompson join forces to bring you some of the diverse talent that folk, American roots, and bluegrass has to offer.

Tune into 91.7 KALW this Saturday, the 25th at 3 PM to hear Solstice sing selections from Rise, along with some old favorites.

For more information, go to www.kalw.org

Art Show April 20, 2009

Posted by Beth in Art, Friends.
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Winter Flowers  by Lisa Kairos

Winter Flowers by Lisa Kairos

Working in Wax
May 3 – June 21, 2009

Opening reception:  Wednesday, May 6,  5:00-7:00 p.m.

Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which colored pigments are added. This technique was notably used in the Fayum mummy portraits from Egypt around 100-300 CE, in the Blachernitissa and other early icons, as well as in many works of 20th-century American artists, including Jasper Johns. This national exhibition, juried by Eileen P. Goldenberg,will feature some of the most renowned artists working in this medium today and will provide an arena for educating other artists and students about the past and possibilities of working in wax.

Also check out Lisa’s blog Open Studio, her Artisan page, and more of her artwork.

Rinat’s Art Show January 15, 2009

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Café Zoe

1929 Menalto Ave
Menlo Park, CA 94025



Rinat Goren

Collection of paintings and collages

January 7 – February 27, 2009

Reception: Thursday, Jan.22, 2009, 6-8 pm

A Solstice Concert December 15, 2008

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Sunday, December 21st, 2008

Winter Solstice with Solstice

3:00 PM

The Church of the Epiphany
1839 Arroyo Avenue
San Carlos CA
Price: $15-25 suggested donation

For the first time in our 13-year history, Solstice will be performing on the Solstice! The concert will be a mixture of songs old and new, celebrating the season in many styles and languages. Come join us to relax and recharge on Sunday, December 21 at 3:00 pm, at The Church of the Epiphany.

And, we can make your holiday shopping EASY by suggesting Solstice’s newest CD, Rise. From Bartok to Björk, from Palestrina to Paul Simon, this CD has a mixture of styles that will delight and surprise your recipients.

I’m unable to upload a sample song, but if you want to listen, try here. A few of my favorites are Hotaru Koi, Ergen Deda and Java Dive.

(Our friend Krista is the one in the middle.)

RinatArt October 14, 2008

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I love art. What a gift to be able to give others a glimpse of those private, wordless parts of ourselves. To take a thought, an idea, a feeling, and give it physical form.
I particularly love art that helps me slow down, focus, and center in on the joy of living. It’s so easy to get caught up in the busy-ness of doing, living, acting, that I forget to take the time to reflect, notice, enjoy.
So treat yourself to some art. Find something you love, and then ask, Why?
I love this one because it melds art and science, two things often thought of as opposites, but they aren’t. I like the surprise of being reminded of that in a gentle way that says “Look. Here we are. Together. As we should be.”
Check out more at RinatArt and at her show at the Hunter’s point Open Studios on Saturday, November 1, 2008.