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Last Weekend for Mark & Virginia’s Shows


Wow! It’s hard to believe how fast time flies! Where did the month go?

Two wonderful shows by Mark Tompkins and Virginia Flynn end this Saturday, February 28. Be sure to stop by and see them before they are gone. Mark’s photographs paired with lines of his own poetry are dreamy and captivating.

Virginia’s paper cuts inspired by poetry are sweet and magical. And, selling fast. Only three of Virginia’s cuts remain unsold. But, we still have several of her sweet little books. Viriginia has also decided to take commission orders. If your favorite paper cut has already sold you can place an order and she will create a new cut for you based on the original.

A reminder: if you purchased work from either Mark or Virginia’s show you can pick it up on Saturday from 12:00-6:00 p.m.

Thanks for making February such a fun month! Two artist lectures, an inspiring workshop and a book fair in San Francisco. Whew! No wonder it went by so fast!

Pastel and Drawing Classes with Eve Kenyon


Coming in March, April and May

Local artist and educator Eve Kenyon is bringing a series of six very inspiring pastel and drawing classes and workshops to the gallery in March, April and May. Her classes range from Pastel Landscapes to Spring Gardening Still Life in Pen & Ink with Watercolor. While the gallery is not sponsoring these workshops we are so excited to have such great creative energy in the space that we are listing her classes here to help promote her endeavors. Check out Eve’s lovely work and her Group Classes and Workshops schedules here. Contact Eve directly for questions and registration.

Artist Lecture SATURDAY: Mark Tompkins on Mixing Media

Mixing Media: The Rewards and Pitfalls of Doing the Unexpected
Saturday, February 21, 2009, 5:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

Mark Tompkins, our featured artist in the gallery in February is both an accomplished writer and photographer. In creating art, when you begin mixing media, you begin challenging the visual references of your viewer. Not only does each component need to work, they need to work together – a romance, of sorts. Just as strongly it challenges the character of the artist, particularly their ability to trust. As an artist that mixes original photographic images with dedicated text (varying in length from one line to full poems), Mark will discuss the creative processes and challenges of mixing media as illustrated with these elements. Joins us for a fun, inspiring lecture. Preview Mark’s online catalog of his show here.

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