Saturday, January 30, 2010

"Inner Demons" Art Show Opening

We had our 1st art reception for 2010 on January 16th…………..with a solo exhibit by local artist Morgaine Faye………….titled……”inner demons”…….. the opening was a lot of fun………….. and the reception to her new work has been amazing………. Morgaine’s exhibit contains 30 new paintings……….. mostly in watercolor…….. the show remains on exhibit till February 18th……………….. so if you are interested in picking up one her pieces……….. you might want to stop the shop……… half of the show has sold-out already………… its been a great way to start our new series of art shows off for 2010
Thanks Morgaine…….. we love your art!












Tuesday, January 26, 2010

January Group Meetings

January 2o10 group events were great! It was a good start for all of them: the Japanese-karuta, The Great Create, and the Brazilian-Portuguese meeting....

Here are some images (and videos with the audio):

Ladainha songs performed by capoeira teacher Vira-Lata, and students Sabe-Tudo, Rapaz and Fanny (the video is short but you can have an idea of what is Ladainha with Brazilian instruments like "berimbal")

video



Simon and Zach played "Chorinho" songs ... Simon playing "pandeirao" (tambourine) and Zach playing "Bandolim" (mandolin)

video

And these are photos of The Great Create:

John Houx played after driving all day from California...

& Jesse and Childish watching John after they played....

And finally, some pictures of the Karuta sets we played last time. Anybody that can ready some "hiragana" can play..... this is my favorite with caracters from children's stories....

And "Daruma-san"


Monday, January 11, 2010

"Versus"... the artwork...

ruby jets and dave parker's show titled "versus"............will close this friday night january 15th..........so feel free to drop by and check it out..............heres a sampling of the work..........



















Sunday, January 3, 2010

"Versus" opening

We had another great opening reception for “versus” the art of ruby jets & dave parker…….the show opened Thursday night December 16th………and the energy was high…………mr. parker and mr. jets were both in attendance………plus we had a live dj set by the great mundane……..and ate bit…….works include new color pastels by ruby jets………..and an assortment of found assemblage work by dave parker…….including extinguisher lamps and ray gun props from his lo-budget sci fi films……………the show is on exhibit till January 15th……….so feel free to drop by the shop and check it………..if you missed the opening…………..its a beautiful collection of work………..































Ms. Megan in Ethiopia

It's been a while that I've been thinking to post Megan's blog in our blog...
For the ones that are wondering what our ex-barista has been doing for the Piece Corp, check her blog out: megiopia.tumblr.com
It's been a little over 2 months and she is already doing speaches in Amharic in national tv! Yeah! Megan!