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January 14th - March 13th, Art of the African Diaspora. Opening Reception Saturday January 25th, 2 - 5pm. Regular gallery hours, Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm. Richmond Art Center 2540 Barrett Ave., Richmond
January 11th February 12- March 8th, Untethered: New Paintings by Michelle E. Fillmore. Reception Thursday February 20th. 6-9 pm. Regular gallery hours: Wednesday and Thursday 12- 6 pm. Friday 12 -8 pm. Saturday & Sunday 12-5 pm. SHOH gallery, 700 Gilman Ave., Berkeley.
February 13th- March 14th, We Will Remember these Truths, Dennis Hanshew & Elizabeth Bennett, Gear Box Gallery, 770 W. Grand Ave., Oakland. Gallery open Thurs & Fri from12 noon - 6 pm, Sat from 11 am - 5 pm and the First Friday of every month 6 - 9 pm. First Friday reception March 6th.
March 21st , Artists Connect meeting. An informal, open gathering of East Bay artists to connect and support each other. Stayed tuned for location and a time. It's always inspiring to exchange ideas, resources and encouragement.
Upcoming, PPM Artists will have a group show at Burlap Coffee, 511 40th St. Oakland, Ca. Check back for details.
At Artists Connect during a discussion of making a living doing art: "My first goal is to pay for my habit" Janis Anton
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**New Poem from James Cagney's "Black Steel Magnolias in the Hour of Chaos Theory." **
Vigil For Vespers - Opus No. 38
what if each star were a flame fountaining
beneath an onyx teepee
elder tongues in a whisper of moth wings
licking the flames with stories
the endless equations calibrated on nights chalkboard
the pulse point of planets scattered along the topographical
map of the sky’s arachnid body
spinning out combinations of constellations
a tarot of planets unlocking red flaked memories
abandoned and rusting beneath the sweet
drizzle of attention
bet the coins between corpses teeth all the hoaxes
of love dissolve to moon dust back home
the milky way is here because i am here
and it is well worth crying over
my offering in a rising swarm of tears
ghostly embers of dead stars
i am less a crumb on the lip of the lake
how its tongue sleepwalks a language
night often mistranslates in dreams
the harmonic choir of cutthroat trout
sounds cribbed from the pages of Rachmaninoff’s
lost rhapsody -- a tragedy of silence
lulling me into this all-night vigil for vespers
and its uneasy correspondence with gravity
its hard to lie quietly in the unmade bed of a prehistoric crater
with its sweet sheets of sage brush
and not consider love’s offices bankrupt and ridiculed back home
Valeria Brown Troutt- "The Blues Wore a Church Dress", Mixed Media, See Valerie's profile on the Artists Page
ACME House of Music sells guitars and other instruments, hosts music classes and has a cool variety of vintage stereo gear. 4444 Piedmont Ave., 510- 655-2263 ACME House of music is a supporter of local arts and Past and Present Media. Please patronize them!