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Archive for August 2009

Life Cycles

Ivy Jacobson’s love and fascination of the natural world transpires in her recent paintings. In these latest pieces, Jacobson explores the constant motion of life cycles of flora and fauna with abundance of forms, colors, and lines. Ivy has stated that she tries “to capture moments of stillness in this constant motion of everything.”



Ivy’s choice of material enhances her inspiration further. In her piece “Earth”, the combination of red dyed rice paper imprinted with metallic ink creates a unique foundation that resembles the layers of the earth.


Saturday, August 22nd, 2009


Running Wild and Free


Susan Friedman sent us this captivating image from her recent show at Cliff Lede Vineyards in Yountville. Susan took this photo near dawn, it looks to be from the wild, wild West, Northern-California-style with the dreamy, fog-enshrouded trees framing a Lusitano running wild and free. Title: Mystical Orpheo.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009


China’s Great Wall: The Forgotten Story


Groundbreaking Panoramic Photography Exhibit of the Great Wall

Revolutionary photography exhibit China’s Great Wall The Forgotten Story, created in collaboration between Great Wall of China expert David Spindler, and California based photographer Jonathan Ball will be opening soon in San Francisco.

Date: September 17 – October 22, 2009
Opening reception: September 17, 2009, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Special press viewing: 4:00 to 5:30

3a Gallery
South Park
101 South Park
San Francisco, CA 94107
Tel: 415.543.3347
Click here for map from BART to 3a Gallery

For more information, please contact Michal Edelman or Dan Cohen.

David Spindler is a self- made scholar on the Great Wall, a Harvard graduate, he has lived in China for the past 15 years. He has devoted his life and passions to becoming an expert on the Great Wall and has succeeded in becoming one of the world’s foremost experts.

Jonathan Ball, also a Harvard graduate became interested in the Great Wall during his trips to China, and was motivated to create a photography exhibit documenting its rich and vital history.


An exhibition of selections from this project will also be shown concurrently at the offices of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in New York from late September 2009 until June 2010. Members of the public may make appointments to see this exhibition by contacting Leona Hewitt.

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009


Art at the Cheese Factory – Shaping Matter


Art at the Cheese Factory is a new art venue at the Marin French Cheese Company.

Date: August 16 – November 29, 2009

Marin French Cheese Co.
7500 Red Hill Road
Petaluma, CA 94952
Driving directions

Featured artists:
Arianne Z Dar, Peter De Swart, Joe Fox, Tim Graveson, Rebecca Haseltine, Madeline Nieto Hope, Carol Setterlund

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009


More from David Mayhew

David Mayhew 3

Here is another of David Mayhew’s dense works in ballpoint pen. In this piece, David’s intricate line work is built up to create a symphony of pattern and form.

Sunday, August 9th, 2009