Great news: We have a new ending! When the City of San Francisco installed Jerry’s Bay View Horn, the 16-foot bronze sculpture last spring, William Farley and Bruce Mitchell filmed all that drama. We were able to re-cut the ending with the new footage. With this change, we a have more powerful ending emotionally and visually. We are amazed! Our new version will have its first screening at the Mendocino Film Festival, Saturday, May 30.
3:00 p.m. at Matheson in Mendocino. William Farley, Richard Levien, and Jerry Barrish will be attending the screening. 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Join us for a reception at the Mendocino Art Center where there has been an exhibition of Jerry's art throughout the month of May.
Jerry’s art is the cover story in the recent Mendocino Arts magazine. Mendocino Art Center, 45200 Little Lake Street at Kasten Street. Please help us get the word out about our screenings by sharing with friends and posting on your Facebook page. We would love to see you there!
Directed by William Farley. Produced by Janis Plotkin. 74 minutes. Email Janis at email@example.com or call 510-501-315
Sam Perry, Wrapped, 2009, 24” x 30” x 20” Opening Friday, May 29 with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. is Curve¸ an exhibit of wood sculpture by Sam Perry, curated by Jerry Ross Barrish. On Sunday, June 28 at 3 p.m., the artist discusses his work with interviewer Richard Whittaker of works & conversations magazine, in the Main Gallery. Also opening May 29 are Outside the Box, a group exhibit presented by the Art Guild of Pacifica, and Together, We Create! presenting the artworks of the Create Art Collective in Pacifica. All three exhibits run through June 28. Sanchez Art Center is at 1220 Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica, CA. Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m., and by appointment, during exhibits (except opening night). For more information: 650-355-1894, www.sanchezartcenter.org.
Pacifica Performances presents Asia and Arabesque Belly Dance, Saturday, May 30, 2015, 7:30 p.m., Mildred Owen Hall, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica, in the building with the colorful mural. This performance titled “Harem" is inspired by works published by author Alev Lytle Croutier. The dances performed reflect the many countries of the Middle East, and the audience will get a glimpse of how the real tales of 1001 nights came to be. Thirty dancers in beautiful, lavish costumes tell the story. Tickets are on sale at the door starting 30 minutes before the show, or in advance at http://www.pacificaperformances.org by Friday, 12 noon the weekend of the show. Seats for six or more can be reserved with Visa or MasterCard by calling 650.355.1882 by Friday, 12 noon. Admission: $20 General; $17 Seniors and Students under 25 with current ID; $15 Members; $12 Senior and Students Members; Youths under 18 are free. Doors open 30 minutes before the show. For more information or a schedule, call 650.355.1882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Mildred Owen Hall is wheelchair accessible.
Get a FREE oil filter when you recycle your used ones! Saturday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., AutoZone, 901 Camino Real, Redwood City. County Environmental Health staff will be on hand with information about used motor oil and filter recycling as well as safe disposal of other automotive products. Free motor oil recycling kits are available.
Used motor oil filters can and should be recycled, along with used motor oil. Even after it has been drained, a used oil filter contains over half a pint of oil. If the filter is disposed of improperly, this oil can contaminate our soil and water. Each filter also contains about one pound of steel that can be readily recycled into new products, saving energy and preventing pollution. Used motor oil filters can be recycled free of charge year-round at more than 60 drop-off locations throughout the county.
Welcome to the Bay Area's best (and only) castle! Take a 90-minute tour led by members of the Pacifica Historical Society on Saturday, May 30; Sunday, May 31; and Saturday, June 6. Take the shuttle to the century-old hilltop castle, complete with turrets, gardens, and towers. You'll experience extraordinary decor in 21 lush rooms, and be treated to unparalleled views of California's coast and the Pacific Ocean. You'll learn the castle's checkered and sometimes risque history—and possibly encounter a ghost or two. And maybe eat a cupcake or cookie. All proceeds support the Pacifica Historical Society's ongoing efforts to develop Pacifica's Little Brown Church and Ocean Shore Railroad buildings into a museum of coastside history. It's a unique experience: Tickets are $25 per person, $10 age 12 and under. Reservations are required. Call 650-359-5462 or visit www.pacificahistory.org
Pacific Art Connection exhibits the artwork of Pacificans Vince Ayala and Mark Bray. Elements of earth and fire are the centerpiece of the dynamic exhibit, which features 36 ceramic vessels, paintings, and mixed-media wall art. The show runs through May 30. The gallery is at 225 Rockaway Beach Avenue next to Avani Salon, and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A ceramic enthusiast and potter, Ayala works with earth (clay) and fire to make his stunning wheel-thrown and hand-built ceramic vessels. Inspired by his older brother, artist Paul Brown, Vince creates ceramics that catch the eye with their organic beauty. Using raku and wood kilns, Vince allows fire, wood, ash, soda, and glazes to finish his pieces in landscapes of earth tones and metallics. His ceramic pieces are one-of-a-kind treasures that often suggest antiquity (see above).
Visionary artist and painter Mark Bray captures the energy, movement, and brilliance of fire and earth in his acrylic paintings. In his mixed-media work, Mark uses a multilayered process, bringing together painting, drawing, and digital imaging and transfer to create timeless mandala-like images on wood, which invite quiet reflection and far-reaching vision. "Star Field Combustion," "Space Flower," and "Unearthed Cities" are but three standouts among his collection (see below).
Habitat Project, Sea Crest School 2013-2014, 4th Grade
Friday, June 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. is the 4th Annual Youth Art Show Opening and Artists Reception. Coastside Land Trust has partnered with Sea Crest School, Wilkinson School, and other coastside students to showcase the beauty of the region through art. Over the course of the spring season, youth artists have created artwork inspired by local open spaces. The show runs from June 5 to July 10. Regular gallery hours are Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The gallery is at 788 Main Street, Half Moon Bay.
Pacifica Performances presents Oakland Jazz Choir, Saturday, June 6, 2015, 7:30 p.m., Mildred Owen Hall, 1220 Linda Mar Blvd., Pacifica, in the building with the colorful mural. With a membership of 16 singers as diverse in age, religion, and race as Oakland’s demographics, the group will perform jazz classics by Horace Silver, Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, and Pat Metheny, as well as pop, blues, and R&B. Accompanying them will be piano, bass, and drums. Tickets are on sale at the door starting 30 minutes before the show, or in advance at http://www.pacificaperformances.org by Friday, 12 noon the weekend of the show. Seats for six or more can be reserved with Visa or MasterCard by calling 650.355.1882 by Friday, 12 noon. Admission: $20 General; $17 Seniors and Students under 25 with current ID; $15 Members; $12 Senior and Students Members; Youths under 18 are free. Doors open 30 minutes before the show. For more information or a schedule, call 650.355.1882 or email email@example.com. Mildred Owen Hall is wheelchair accessible.
Pacifica Beach Coalition hosts regular habitat restoration and cleanups at Pacifica beaches. If your school, group, or family can help, please call 650-355-1668. Supplies and support provided. Join Pacifica Beach Coalition to put your special talents to work. Become a Beach Steward for your favorite beach. Help with record keeping, writing articles, taking photographs, school presentations, media communications, fundraising, grant writing.