Wednesday, April 9, 2014

April 10th, 2014, GOTT Radio

September 27th is the global 100 Thousand Poets for Change Day, 2014! []
Do you want to join other poets, musicians, artists, mimes, dancers, photographers, performing artists, around the USA and across the planet in a demonstration/celebration of poetry to promote serious social, environmental, and political change? If you would like to organize an event in your community, register at this page [].

Last Night DIY New Year's Eve Parade a do-it-yourself celebration, Santa Cruz, CA [link]

* Creating a City of Sharing [].
* Interviewed: Amanda Palmer on the Gift Economy []
* How to Live Off-the-grid in a Tiny House []
* and the Libertarian Conservative's point of view of the individual freedom to live as you see fit [link].
* NEAL GORENFLO - The growing Sharing Economy [], a lecture sponsored by Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center [] and Friendly Favors []

Moraga Steps photo by Charlotte Fechheimer-Picant, accompanied by "Moraga Steps become stairway from reality to fantasy", 2014-01-25 by Judy Walgren from "San Francisco Chronicle" [link]

Vallejo Community Arts Foundation Forum
at the Empress Theatre, 330 VIRGINIA ST.
For more information contact Erin Bakke [702.339.4249], or Vallejo Arts Alliance [].
Interested in the future of the arts in Vallejo? Questions about How VCAF Works? Or How You Can Participate? VCAF invites you to an open forum for all members of the public to attend.  Meet your VCAF board, learn about its history,  mission in the community and goals for the future.  There will be open forum time for questions and public discussion. Hope to see you there as we continue to build a thriving and collaborative Arts Community! Viva l'Alliance!


This Week! Drum Clinic & Chop Talk w/ Byron Cage!
At Consumer Music [] [927 Tennessee Street, Vallejo, CA 94590] [707-642-7368] []

Vallejo Art Walk
Friday, April 11th, 5pm to 10pm
Vallejo's Art Walk, to be held every Second Friday from now until eternity. We start at 5 and you can check out all kinds of wonderfulness...Music at the Hub pouring out onto the streets, and galleries and businesses will be open throughout the downtown district.
Wanna play? We are ALWAYS looking for artists, food vendors, musicians, the whole rigamarole to fill the streets! Those who wish to participate are encouraged to contact Sean Murdock at We hope to have lots of creative participation, and we want to put you on the map too, so let us know what you're bringing to the party!!!

A Few Featured Artists, Galleries and Happenins: check out the map at!
* The Hub Vallejo with at least 20 local artists and craftspeople
* Artiszen Gallery at 337 Georgia with featured artists and musicians
* Townhouse
* Indian Alley Antiques
* Pieced on Earth
* Design by David
* The W.O.R.K.S. Gallery
* Procyon Gallery
* Dance Unlimited
* Vallejo Antiques

* The Gathering

* Temple Art Lofts
* McCree-Goudeau Gallery and the Art District at Florida and Marin
* The Fantastical Glowing Vegetable forms of Stan Clarke
* Moonfish Gallery
* Integri-Tea
* Homestyle Cafe open til 7 ish, get your peach cobbler on!
* Koham Press
* William Sievert Gallery
* The Rollin' Ladybug Gallery of Sherry Tobin!
* Opus in Oils
* The Unconventional Garden
* Ye Olde Briar Shoppe
* Bill Bloom Ceramic Studio
* Don Gardner Studio
* Green Pastures Still Waters Studio
* Fisher Studio
* Dots In Common


Greetings Artiszen Cultural Arts Center Community!
We are all still blown away by the success of our Evocare Photography Show that has been going on since March 15th! We would like to THANK EVERYONE who came to the launch and those who continue to stop by to see the exhibit. There has been so much positive feedback from the community about the amazing artists and their work. We have lots of exciting shows coming up that are going to be just as spectacular! 
And now that we have shown what we can do as a gallery space, we would like to expand into the next phase of our work as a Cultural Arts Center which is going out into the community and teaching art to our local youth and giving them a place to gather, create, and exhibit their work in an all inclusive, safe, youth friendly space.
But we need help from folks like you to keep the "Art of Community" going at Artiszen CAC. We would like to put a call out to any artists, musicians, teachers, mentors, folks who have knowledge about non-profits, handy-men/women, or just plain kindhearted people who would like to be a part of our collective. If you would like to be a part of the excitement that is happening in downtown Vallejo, please come by and see us!
This Friday Artiszen CAC is having a 3 in 1 event, so it's the perfect time to come visit!!
It's the last day of our Evocare Photography Show! We will be having a raffle, some prizes include: photography by Dan Chase, Sari Blum, and Jim Hedrickson; a CoolPix Digital Camera; an original painting by our very own Verlannia Manchester and more...
It's our monthly Gallery 11:11 Event! So we will be open from 11am to 11pm with all the evening time entertainment and community gathering that you're used to but with a few surprises thrown in! Bring a dish to share if you feel so inspired.
It's also Downtown Vallejo's 2nd Friday Art Walk so all the artist studios will be open. Come out and enjoy all that the Downtown Vallejo Arts and Entertainment district has to offer!

Please join the cultural event happening April 11, 2nd Friday Vallejo Art Walk and visit my gallery, open 5 to 10pm @ 700 Marin st., [].

Loma Vista Farm "Clean Sweep" Work Day, Garden Dedication Ceremony & a Potluck
Saturday, April 19
150 Rainier Avenue, Vallejo
Volunteer host: Shelee

Coal Shed presents Jose Martinez
Take a moment to slip away from the mainland and visit us at the Coal Shed on Mare Island, April 26th 5 pm until 9 pm. Our own Jose Martinez is featured in the Tim Rose Gallery with guest art student Ashley Foux.  It promises to be a great show, there will be food and drink and as always, the magical Coal Shed vibe. We hope to see you there! 

How to Find the Coal Shed Studios, 153 Waterfront

Vallejo Grown Potluck
hosted by Loma Vista Farm, 150 Rainier Avenue, Vallejo
on Sunday, April 27, 5PM-7PM.
You're invited! If you haven't been to Loma Vista yet, you're in for a treat.
Message from "Vallejo Garden Network":
Vallejo People's Garden volunteer Sarah Stroup gave away many bags of beautiful fresh kale from her own home garden to other volunteers at Sunday's potluck. If you haven't tried it yet, KALE CRUNCH is our favorite kale recipe of the month.  It's quick, easy, and delicious! It would be great recipe for kids. We follow Mollie Katzen's recipe, [link].

JULIANA BIRNBAUM: The Sustainable Design [R]evolution in Action -
How cultural pioneers around the world are demonstrating solutions to the ecological crisis

2014 Apr 29th - Tue at 6:00 PM
Potluck diner followed with a slideshow presentation by the author of Sustainable [R]evolution: Permaculture in Ecovillages, Urban Farms and Communities Worldwide
Location: Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center - 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
* Website []
* Event Details []
* RSVP []

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