A new exhibit, Anonymous: 19th and 20th Century Photographs and Quilts by Unknown Artists from the Collection of Robert Flynn Johnson, will run August 5 through September 18 at Petaluma Arts Center, 230 Lakeville Street, Petaluma. Anonymous photography has a magical and mysterious quality. The nineteenth and twentieth century images assembled here by collector and curator Robert Flynn Johnson are by turn poignant, humorous, erotic, and disturbing. Their subject is the human condition. Although the artists are unknown, the photographs could be made by anyone who has ever used a camera.
Johnson’s search for vernacular photographs led him to discover another form of memory-gathering and he began collecting hand-made quilts. He found the same mystery and poignant humanity in quilts, pieced together from family clothing and fabrics.
Recently retired as curator in charge of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, a position he held since 1975, Robert Flynn Johnson is the author of numerous books and critical essays. Two recent books will be on sale at the Petaluma Art Center during the exhibition: Anonymous: Enigmatic Images from Unknown Photographers and The Face in the Lens: Anonymous Photography.
The exhibition includes 12 quilts and numerous photographic images from Johnson’s second book, The Face in the Lens. Selected photographs from the author’s collection will be offered for sale. Johnson will sign both books at the August 14 panel discussion with San Francisco gallery owners and fellow collectors, Stephen Wirtz and Robert Tat.
Saturday, August 13, 4-7pm (in conjunction with Petaluma Downtown Art Walk)
Discussion and Book Signing
Sunday, August 14 – 2 to 4pm
Anonymous curator, Robert Flynn Johnson in conversation with fellow collectors, gallery owners Stephen Wirtz and Robert Tat Robert Flynn Johnson will sign copies of his books on the works of unknown photographers. $5 donation.
Sharing our Favorite Quits Saturday, August 27, 2pm Roderick Kiracofe The American Quilt: A History of Cloth and Comfort Author, collector and gallerist Rodney Kiracofe is a scholar of the American Quilt. He will bring some of his favorite quilts to this salon and encourages attendees to do the same. This is an opportunity to share these treasures with others and to answer questions about the collection and conservation of historic quilts.
Saturday August 27 – 10 am to 1pm (meet Sonya for a gallery tour at 9:30am)
~Patchwork Pillow Cover~
The pillow cover (approx 14 x 14) will be embellished with: lace, doilies, embroidery and buttons from family clothing and interior fabrics that are supplied by the students. $50 (for an adult with a child age 8 and up).
~Pockets to Bags with Sonya Lee Barrington~
Saturday, September 19 – 1- 4 pm (meet Sonya for a gallery tour at 12:30 pm) Turn a pair of old Jeans into a purse or carry-all. $50 (for an adult with a child age 8 and up).
Instructor: Thomas Attardi, BS, MA, NMT
Fee: $75 for 8 classes/ $10 for drop-in classes
Learn how balance works, why your balance may be deteriorating, and how you can safely implement very simple exercises to train your balance.
- What To Do If You Fall- The Three Body Systems That Affect The Balance- Simple Progressive Rehabilitation to Stimulate the Nervous System- Re-gaining Your Confidence & Independence- Getting the Maximum Benefits to Safe Guard Our Risks of Injury
Better balance and believing in oneself will enable one to maintain as much independence as possible.
"The 39 Steps" Hitchcock meets hilarity in classic thriller PRODUCER: 6th Street Playhouse presents
WHAT: "The 39 Steps"Adapted by Patrick BarlowFrom the Novel by John Buchan, based on the film by Alfred Hitchcock Combine a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have "The 39 Steps." This fast-paced, action-packed Tony and Drama Desk award-winning whodunit features four actors playing over one hundred fifty zany characters. It's a thrilling, hilarious, unforgettable theater experience. Directed by Craig A. Miller WHEN: Jan. 6 to Jan. 22, 20128 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays2 p.m. Sundays2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. LOCATION: 6th Street PlayhouseStudio Theatre52 West 6th Street, Santa Rosa, Calif. 95401 TICKETS: $10 to $25Ticket prices 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays: General $25; Senior (62 and over) $20; Youth (13 to 21) $20; Children (5 to 12) $10. Ticket prices 8 p.m. Thursdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays: General $20; Senior (62 and over) $15; Youth (13 to 21) $15; Children (5 to 12) $10. PHONE: 707-523-4185Order tickets by telephone, online or purchase at the door. Reservations recommended. WEB SITE: www.6thstreetplayhouse.comPROMO VIDEO: http://animoto.com/play/JNLNGFUXoyak1OkFncCDfw
GuernevilleLibrary Book & Bake Sale
14107 Armstrong Woods Road 707 869 9004
"Marin Arts Photography Contest and Exhibit" features photography by accomplished photographers from Marin County and the greater Bay Area. The exhibit, on view at Marin Arts downtown San Rafael gallery, features a collection color and black and white photographs including landscapes, modern interpretations, artistic digital and printed manipulated and imaginative use of creative elements to achieve artistic photographic imagery. The public is invited to the free artists' reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12 at the Marin Arts Gallery. The exhibit concludes with a photography contest. Winners will be selected by the Marin Arts Council Board of Directors and announced on Sept. 12, 2011. Cash awards given to the top three artist photographers. WHEN: Through Sept. 9, 201111 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays RECEPTION: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, 2011The public is invited to this free artists' reception, also part of the August "Second Friday Artwalk" event.
WHERE: Marin Arts Gallery 906 4th Street, San Rafael