What’s Happening Archive

Thursday August 2

NEWS – SPINN 8 2 12  THE LATEST ISSUE OF SPINN (Sausalito Presbyterian InterNet Network)  

THE NEW SERVICE SCHEDULE

Our Worship Service now begins at 10:00 a.m.
We are very committed to the growth of the church with a special outreach to families with young children.  In consideration of some feedback we have received, we believe moving the worship time from 9:30 to 10:00 A.M. is helping us with that goal.

At 9:45 A.M.  you are very welcome to come in for quiet reflection, prayer or meditation before services begin.

We appreciate your feedback, so please email the church to share your thoughts about these activities or others.  office@sausalitopresbyterian.com

A CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF THE REVEREND DAVID CHARLES JACOBSEN, SUN. JULY 29, 1:00

David served this church as Pastor and Pastor Emeritus for over 50 years.
Click here to read David’s obituary in the Marin Independent Journal. 

Reception immediately following the service, Thomson Hall.
To help with the reception, please call Kathy Thompson at 707-364-1469 or write to her at katherine.thompson@att.net
We need finger foods and help with set up (at noon) and clean up afterwards.  A sign-up sheet is also posted on the bulletin board in Thomson Hall.

• COMING UP IN WORSHIP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sunday, August 12,
 our Pastor Emeritus, the Rev. George McLaird will preach and lead the service
Sunday, August 19, our neighbor and friend, the Rev. Daniel Christian, Pastor of St. Luke Presbyterian Church in San Rafael, will preach and lead the service
Sunday, August 26, our dear pastor, the Rev. Paul Mowry will preach and lead the service, and Ysaye Bamwell of Sweet Honey in the Rock will be our special musical guest. Following services that day, Dr. Sonnee Weedn will be signing copies of her latest book, Many Blessings: A Tapestry of Accomplished African Women (click for full description)
Saturday, August 25, Ysaye is leading a special retreat,  Raise Your Voice (click for details) 

• OUR OWN LILY YOSEPH IS IN THE MARIN IJ

An amazing visionary, Lily Yoseph is living her dream.

Click here to read her story

 

 

 

 

 

 

•  JULY ART SHOW, MILES LIM PHOTO EXHIBITION
OPENING RECEPTION SUNDAY, JULY 15, 12:00-2:00, THOMSON HALL.

Miles Lim, who grew up in this church and is the son of Lynne Parode and Sterling Lim, is a senior at Drake High School who loves cycling and photography. He’s a self taught photographer who has been taking pictures over the last two years. His main goal with his photography is to show his work to the public and he’s really excited to mount this show in Thomson Hall for the summer. Most photos are unedited. The few that are edited are minimally corrected or converted to black and white. All prints are hand-matted. He’s very willing to reprint any photo in a different size. Enjoy his beautiful photographs and talk with Miles at the opening reception on Sunday, July 15 from 12:00-2:00 in Thomson Hall.

•  A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S BBQ CELEBRATION, SATURDAY, JULY 28, 6:30 ON THE PATIO.

Make your own Bobby Flay burgers! Join us for good food and good fun – it’s a lovely midsummer night’s dream. We provide the fixings, you provide the beverages. RSVP: Noel Norton at 332-2230. Cost is $7.00 per person (children under 12 free).


•  LOUISE FORBUSH SOLO SHOW, MILL VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER, JUNE 28-AUGUST 14, RECEPTION AUGUST 7, 6:00-8:00 PM
180 CAMINO ALTO, MILL VALLEY

Wonderful facility, huge space, 35 pieces of art, all styles, including some new pieces created since Open Studios. Collage on wood boxes, triangular hanging scrolls, miniature framed collages, and several sizes of framed limited edition prints. Pieces are in the main lobby area and down the corridor to the right. Drop in any time from 9-5, Monday to Friday. Tons of parking on Camino Alto. There will be a reception during the Mill Valley Artwalk on Tuesday evening August 7th, from 6:00-8:00.

 

 

 

 

•  SPC MISSION AND THE CHILDREN IN LEON, MEXICO

Mission Committee member and Camp ‘mother’, Flora Sommers, has returned from Leon, but she is still ‘flying high’. Read more on the Mission page, scroll down to Update, July 26, 2012

•  THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, “LOOK GOOD . . .FEEL BETTER” Wednesday, August 8, 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM San Rafael Corporate Center, 750 Lindaro St, Suite 100, San Rafael

The integration of mind, body, and spirit is a powerful healing tool. If you are a woman going through cancer, The American Cancer Society invites you to a unique opportunityto boost your spirits and share your experiences with others who are traveling the same path. Beauty professionals at “Look Good… Feel Better” offer the latest tips to enhance your own natural beauty and disguise skin and hair changes that may occur due to treatment. Each attendee will receive a free high-end make up kit. There is no fee and registration is required. For further information and to register, contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.

•  MOLLIE STONE’S HELPS SPC

Mollie Stone’s has a new Community Card Registration program where they will donate a percentage of sales to charities in the community.  SPC can earn up to 5% on purchases!  You can enjoy their food and help SPC at the same time!

Just pick up a registration form when you are next in the store, tick “Other” at the bottom of their list of charities, and write in Sausalito Presbyterian Church, with the eScrip number after the name: 500018745. Hand that in and they’ll give you a card to use any time you’re there, or you can quote your phone number.  It could mean a lot to SPC and it feels great to buy food and give back at the same time.

You can print out the form here: Mollie Stones Card

•  MILL VALLEY MARKET HELPS SPC

Mill Valley Market will donate 2% of all purchases of $500 per month and more to SPC.  Tell the cashier that you want to donate to SPC – mention the reference #7066 before your order is closed.

•  MISSION COFFEE HELPS SPC

Through selling Fair Trade, organic coffee, we raise funds for Bridge the Gap Tutoring Program and Leon Mission Summer Camp. This is the same great coffee you can get at Citizen Cake, The French Laundry, and La Boulange. Choose from Alligator French Roast, Volcano, and D’Angelo’s Decaf (H2O Proc.). All are $12/lb. Whole bean, fine or course ground.

As featured in the Independent Journal, Equator Coffees (whose coffees we sell) was a winner in the 2012 Good Food Awards, which recognizes those companies nationally that not only make the finest tasting food, but also honor environmental and social responsibility.

Order yours today by contacting Rick Brusseau
rbrusseau@seaviewpartners.com
415-317-7898

Thursday July 12

NEWS – THE LATEST ISSUE OF SPINN (Sausalito Presbyterian InterNet Network)  SPINN 7 4 12

THE NEW SERVICE SCHEDULE

Our Worship Service now begins at 10:00 a.m.
We are very committed to the growth of the church with a special outreach to families with young children.  In consideration of some feedback we have received, we believe moving the worship time from 9:30 to 10:00 A.M. is helping us with that goal.

At 9:45 A.M.  you are very welcome to come in for quiet reflection, prayer or meditation before services begin.

We are interested in your feedback, so please email the church if you would like to share your thoughts about these activities or others.  office@sausalitopresbyterian.com

•  WONDERFUL CHRONICLE ARTICLE ABOUT SPC, PAUL MOWRY AND FAMILY
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

•  JULY ART SHOW, MILES LIM PHOTO EXHIBITION
OPENING RECEPTION SUNDAY, JULY 15, 12:00-2:00, THOMSON HALL.
 
•  PAUL MOWRY CLASS, THE FOUR FACES OF JESUS: FOUR GOSPELS IN FOUR WEEKS. WEDNESDAYS AT 7:30 PM – JUNE 20, 27 AND JULY 11, 18

Join Paul for an exploration and discussion about the books that have given the world its understanding of the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth. If you would like to be a part of this class, please email Paul at paul.r.mowry@gmail com
. . . hope you can make it.

•  LEON, MEXICO CHILDREN’S DAY CAMP, JULY 14 – JULY 21

We are looking for volunteers to join Flora to assist with the day camp in Leon, Mexico.   The week will be devoted to fun, games, and laughter with the kids of Casa Hogar.  SPC has been participating in this program for 9 years….it’s rewarding and the children are elated to see you!  Contact Flora Sommers at 415-332-3790.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

•  IT’S AN SPC GARDEN PARTY! SATURDAY, JULY 14, 9:30-ON.
First we party, then we garden.

Meet on the SPC Patio for mimosas and baked goods to Foster Fellowship, and Create Great Accomplishments in the Manse and Church Gardens. Stay for whatever time you can, but no fair leaving right after the mimosas!
RSPV: Nancy Osborn, nj-osborn@att.net, or call 415-331-2387

•  JOIN US FOR A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S BBQ, SATURDAY, JULY 28, 6:30
ON THE PATIO.

Make your own Bobby Flay burgers! Join us for good food and good fun – it’s a lovely midsummer night’s dream.
RSVP: Noel Norton at 332-2230.
Cost is $7.00 per person (children under 12 free).

•  MOLLIE STONE’S HELPS SPC

Mollie Stone’s has a new Community Card Registration program where they will donate a percentage of sales to charities in the community.  SPC can earn up to 5% on purchases!  You can enjoy their food and help SPC at the same time!

Just pick up a registration form when you are next in the store, tick “Other” at the bottom of their list of charities, and write in Sausalito Presbyterian Church, with the eScrip number after the name: 500018745. Hand that in and they’ll give you a card to use any time you’re there, or you can quote your phone number.  It could mean a lot to SPC and it feels great to buy food and give back at the same time.

You can print out the form here: Mollie Stones Card

•  MILL VALLEY MARKET HELPS SPC

Mill Valley Market will donate 2% of all purchases of $500 per month and more to SPC.  Tell the cashier that you want to donate to SPC – mention the reference #7066 before your order is closed.

•  MISSION COFFEE HELPS SPC

Through selling Fair Trade, organic coffee, we raise funds for Bridge the Gap Tutoring Program and Leon Mission Summer Camp. This is the same great coffee you can get at Citizen Cake, The French Laundry, and La Boulange. Choose from Alligator French Roast, Volcano, and D’Angelo’s Decaf (H2O Proc.). All are $12/lb. Whole bean, fine or course ground.

As featured in the Independent Journal, Equator Coffees (whose coffees we sell) was a winner in the 2012 Good Food Awards, which recognizes those companies nationally that not only make the finest tasting food, but also honor environmental and social responsibility.

Order yours today by contacting Rick Brusseau
rbrusseau@seaviewpartners.com
415-317-7898

Friday June 29

NEWS – THE LATEST ISSUE OF SPINN (Sausalito Presbyterian InterNet Network)  SPINN 6 28 12

THE NEW SERVICE SCHEDULE

From April 1st through June, Worship Service will begin at 10:00 a.m.
We are very committed to the growth of the church with a special outreach to families with young children.  In consideration of some feedback we have received, we believe moving the worship time to 10:00 A.M. may help us with that goal.  Our pastor, our Session, and our Clerk of Session have agreed to try a three-month pilot program of beginning worship at 10:00 A.M., beginning April 1st.

Doors to the sanctuary will open at 9:30 A.M. for those who would like to gather in prayer or meditation before services begin at 10:00 A.M. We are interested in your feedback, so please email the church if you would like to share your thoughts on this pilot program.  office@sausalitopresbyterian.com

•  NEW CHRONICLE ARTICLE ABOUT SPC, PAUL MOWRY AND FAMILY
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

•  JUNE ART SHOW, “LIGHT MOVES THE MOOD” Oil Painting by Caroline Berry
Thomson Hall

Caroline Berry has loved creating art since her childhood, but recently her love of painting has made her see color and light from a colorist’s point of view. Whether outside creating a landscape en plein air or inside painting a still life or figure, she still tries to capture the way light affects color and the way color affects not only the mood of the painting, but also the mood of the person viewing the painting.

Her work has been exhibited at the Marin County Fair, the Marin Civic Center, and at Marin Open Studios. She has studied drawing, painting, design, photography, plein air painting, and still life
oil painting. Come meet Caroline after the service on Sunday, June 3rd or see more of her work at www.carolinesartwork.squarespace.com.

•  PAUL MOWRY CLASS, THE FOUR FACES OF JESUS: FOUR GOSPELS IN FOUR WEEKS. WEDNESDAYS AT 7:30 PM – JUNE 20, 27 AND JULY 11, 18

Join Paul for an exploration and discussion about the books that have given the world its understanding of the life and ministry of Jesus of Nazareth. If you would like to be a part of this class, please email Paul at paul.r.mowry@gmail com
. . . hope you can make it.

•  Please Join Us for a Fun Night of IMPROV FOR DINA GARDNER and help benefit a wonderful cause!
Sunday, June 24, 2012, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (doors open @ 6:15, close @ 7:15)
3210 Kerner Blvd, San Rafael, CA

Dina Gardner is a rare human being – she is a Minister who has devoted her life’s work to helping others, providing service in major life events, and aiding non-profit groups. Dina Gardner has a rare disease – she has been diagnosed with high-grade pleomorphic sarcoma, a rare and aggressive cancer. In addition to surgeries and radiation, Dina is pursuing other costly treatments and is determined to regain her health!
IMPROV FOR DINA is a one night improvisation show & fundraiser, with professional Bay Area improvisors, yummy treats and prizes!
* Tickets: $20/person – all proceeds benefit medical expenses
* Receive one raffle ticket for every $5 over ticket price
* Email name plus number of tickets to ensure seats to:  improvfordina@gmail.com
* Cash or check at the door (checks to: Dina Gardner Medical Fund)
If you can’t attend, but would like to help, please visit: http://goo.gl/sFg18
Or you can send a check to: Dina Gardner Medical Fund, First Northern Bank, 434 Second St., Davis, CA 95616 (tax ID #454463850)

•  WANT TO GO TO MEXICO?
LEON, MEXICO CHILDREN’S DAY CAMP, JULY 14 – JULY 21

We are looking for volunteers to join Flora to assist with the day camp in Leon, Mexico.   The week will be devoted to fun, games, and laughter with the kids of Casa Hogar.  SPC has been participating in this program for 9 years….it’s rewarding and the children are elated to see you!  Contact Flora Sommers at 415-332-3790.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
•  FAMILIES NEEDED TO HOST JAPAN SISTER CITY STUDENTS THIS SUMMER

Students from Sausalito’s Japan Sister City will be visiting again this summer, continuing the cultural and educational exchange between our City and Sakaide, Japan. Approximately 12 high-school-age students and chaperones will arrive July 26 for 10 days. During their visit, the visiting students will stay with local host families in or near Sausalito. Anyone with a spare bedroom can be a host family. Japanese language skills are not necessary. The primary responsibilities of host families are daily transportation to and from Sausalito City Hall and family dinners most evenings. The rest is up to you. If the past is any indicator, your student will become part of your family forever and you will always cherish the memory of this experience.

Those interested in serving as a host family are invited to contact E. V. Gilbreath at 415-332-2282 or Jean Patterson at 332-0113.

•  MOLLIE STONE’S HELPS SPC

Mollie Stone’s has a new Community Card Registration program where they will donate a percentage of sales to charities in the community.  SPC can earn up to 5% on purchases!  You can enjoy their food and help SPC at the same time!

Just pick up a registration form when you are next in the store, tick “Other” at the bottom of their list of charities, and write in Sausalito Presbyterian Church, with the eScrip number after the name: 500018745. Hand that in and they’ll give you a card to use any time you’re there, or you can quote your phone number.  It could mean a lot to SPC.

You can print out the form here: Mollie Stones Card

•  MILL VALLEY MARKET 

Mill Valley Market will donate 2% of all purchases of $500 per month and more to SPC.  Tell the cashier that you want to donate to SPC – mention the reference #7066 before your order is closed.

•  MISSION COFFEE

Through selling Fair Trade, organic coffee, we raise funds for Bridge the Gap and the Leon Mission Partners. This is the same great coffee you can get at Citizen Cake, The French Laundry, and La Boulange. Choose from Alligator French Roast, Volcano, and D’Angelo’s Decaf (H2O Proc.). All are $12/lb. Whole bean, fine or course ground.

As featured in the Independent Journal, Equator Coffees (whose coffees we sell) was a winner in the 2012 Good Food Awards, which recognizes those companies nationally that not only make the finest tasting food, but also honor environmental and social responsibility.

Order yours today by contacting Rick Brusseau
rbrusseau@seaviewpartners.com
415-317-7898

NEWS – THE LATEST ISSUE OF SPINN (Sausalito Presbyterian InterNet Network)

Click here for the latest issue 5/4/2012

•  EASTER JOY PHOTOS  Click Here

•  THE NEW APRIL SERVICE SCHEDULE

Starting on Sunday, April 1st through June, Worship Service will begin at 10:00 a.m.
We are very committed to the growth of the church with a special outreach to families with young children.  In consideration of some feedback we have received, we believe moving the worship time to 10:00 A.M. may help us with that goal.  Our pastor, our Session, and our Clerk of Session have agreed to try a three-month pilot program of beginning worship at 10:00 A.M., beginning April 1st.

Doors to the sanctuary will open at 9:30 A.M. for those who would like to gather in prayer or meditation before services begin at 10:00 A.M.We are interested in your feedback, so please email the church if you would like to share your thoughts on this pilot program.  office@sausalitopresbyterian.com

 

•  APRIL 13 through May 28 IN THOMSON HALL

ART SHOW AND OPEN STUDIO
SPC Member Patti Oji Art Show – Green Dragon Paintings and Masks by Patricia Oji
Exhibition dates:  May 12 and 13, 11:00-6:00

Patricia Oji is a multi-talented Bay Area artist and designer who creates hand-made beaded masks and rich, colorful paintings that focus on people in everyday life. These paintings capture the color and energy of family, friends, and food as they come together in joy and celebration.

Her intricate masks demonstrate her passion for faces, color, and mythology. During travels in interior Mexico, she was inspired by the beaded and painted animals of Oaxaca and the region’s colorful masks, particularly those by Juan Orta. Patricia was born in the Year of the Dragon, and her “Green Dragon” mask honors this mythical beast, who represents the energy of growth, perseverance, and fire.

Her work has been exhibited at Art Works Downtown, Marin Arts, Falkirk Cultural Center, and Marin Open Studios, and was last exhibited in Thomson Hall Gallery in 2008. After completing a B.S. in Business and graduate studies in Design at California State University, she taught graphic design at Olivet University in San Francisco. For more information, contact ojidesigns@comcast.net.

Falkirk Cultural Center 2012 Annual Juried Exhibition
Juried by Richard Ellliott, California College of Arts
1408 Mission Ave. at “E” Street, San Rafael
Exhibition dates: March 23 – May 26
415-485-3328

•  May 4, BRIDGE THE GAP COLLEGE PREP Celebrates 17 years of work with Marin City Youth, at 6:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Mr. Thomas Peters, President & CEO, Marin Community Foundation

Bridge the Gap began as a project of the Mission Committee of SPC.  This event honors founders Denni Brusseau and Bob Hunter from SPC and Pastor Fred Small.  Also, the premier screening of “So Close and Yet So Far – Bridging the Gap”, a short-subject documentary by Kendra Brandanini. Afterwards, enjoy the inaugural performance of Bridge the Gap College Prep’s Slam Poetry Team, as they share their work in “Finding Our Voices”.  For more information, call Bridge the Gap at 415-819-3028 or email Denise Wang-Kline, Director of Development at dwangkline@btgcollegeprep.org
For more on Bridge the Gap, see “Mission” under Ministries tab, at the top of all pages.

 

•  MAY 6, CINCO DE MAYO FUNDRAISING BRUNCH, following morning worship.

Proceeds to be directed toward providing a SUMMER CAMP for the CHILDREN in LEON, MEXICO (a much-loved activity). Suggested donations — Adults $15 and Children $5 for the brunch. Also, there is talk about bringing back Mimosas.

 

•  May 12 & 13, OPEN STUDIO, Collage by Louise Forbush, 11:00-6:00
150 Shoreline, Room 6, Building A, Mill Valley 94941 (near Frantoio)

It’s spring and Marin Open Studios are here again. If you stop by Louise’s studio, you’ll find lots of work in different sizes and shapes. Collage cards incorporating fabulous new stones and beads, collage on wood boxes with handmade papers, reeds, old books, thread, maps, and other treasure, 3”x36” triangular hanging scrolls, and Chiisai miniatures with loosely collaged pieces floating in deep frames. Limited edition prints of many originals are also available. As always, visitors are invited to make a collage card of your own with whatever you find at hand. Come by whether you’d like to munch cookies, look at and talk about art, peruse the “bargain wall”, or be creative yourself.

Upcoming shows of Louise’s work include a solo show at the Mill Valley Community Center in July and a solo show at Thompson/Dorfman in Mill Valley in September and October. Her work is also included in the current Marin MOCA Altered Book Show at Hamilton through May 26 and at Las Camelias Restaurant in San Rafael through May.

www.louiseforbush.com

 

•  RECITAL PROGRAM BY TOKI MIGIMATSU, MAY 19, 2012, 3 p.m.

“Before I go off to college in the fall, I am performing a senior recital to celebrate my past twelve years of piano studies. This recital marks the end of my high school piano career and the beginning of my new musical journey in college and beyond. I hope you can attend the concert! 
Sincerely, 
Toki” 

Music will include works by Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin, Bartok.

Toki Migimatsu has been playing piano since he was six, and has studied with Kuei-Ling Pomerleau for the past 10 years. He was a six-time scholarship recipient of the Marin Music Chest Competition from 2004 to 2010 and, in 2008, received, by unanimous vote, the special Alma Tomlinson Most Outstanding Performance Award. From 2008 to 2010, he was invited to perform for the Mill Valley Chamber Music Society in the annual Marin Music Chest Young Artists Concert. He also won First Prize in every level of the Music Teachers’ Association of California Marin MBD Music Competition, including the Advanced Division.

Toki has also been performing for residents in retirement homes since he was in the 3rd grade. In his junior year at Branson School, he formed Vivace – a musical group dedicated to bringing classical music to the elderly. The group gets to share their passion for music with those who can’t get out to concerts and, at the same time, raise funds for children’s charities. So far, they’ve donated more than $2,000 to Save the Children for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Toki graduated from Saint Mark’s School in 2008, graduates from Branson School this June, and will attend Stanford University in the fall.

•  MOLLIE STONE’S HELPS SPC

Mollie Stone’s has a new Community Card Registration program where they will donate a percentage of sales to charities in the community.  SPC can earn up to 5% on purchases!  You can enjoy their food and help SPC at the same time!

Just pick up a registration form when you are next in the store, tick “Other” at the bottom of their list of charities, and write in Sausalito Presbyterian Church, with the eScrip number after the name: 500018745. Hand that in and they’ll give you a card to use any time you’re there, or you can quote your phone number.  It could mean a lot to SPC.

You can print out the form here: Mollie Stones Card

6/5/11

NEWS – THE LATEST ISSUE OF SPINN (Sausalito Presbyterian InterNet Network)

Click here for the latest issue 5/4/2012

•  EASTER JOY PHOTOS  Click Here

•  THE NEW SERVICE SCHEDULE

From April 1st through June, Worship Service will begin at 10:00 a.m.
We are very committed to the growth of the church with a special outreach to families with young children.  In consideration of some feedback we have received, we believe moving the worship time to 10:00 A.M. may help us with that goal.  Our pastor, our Session, and our Clerk of Session have agreed to try a three-month pilot program of beginning worship at 10:00 A.M., beginning April 1st.

Doors to the sanctuary will open at 9:30 A.M. for those who would like to gather in prayer or meditation before services begin at 10:00 A.M. We are interested in your feedback, so please email the church if you would like to share your thoughts on this pilot program.  office@sausalitopresbyterian.com

Blake Hooper Wins Delegate Seat for the 2012 Democratic National Convention

Blake Hooper, son of Ralph Hooper, was elected one of 10 delegates who will represent our congressional district at this year’s Democratic National Convention in N. Carolina. This was a highly competitive process with many people vying for this privilege. Blake is a senior at UCSC majoring in Politics, and will be graduating this year. We are very proud of Blake!

 

 

 

 

•  APRIL 13 through May 28 IN THOMSON HALL

ART SHOW AND OPEN STUDIO
SPC Member Patti Oji Art Show – Green Dragon Paintings and Masks by Patricia Oji
Exhibition dates:  May 12 and 13, 11:00-6:00

Patricia Oji is a multi-talented Bay Area artist and designer who creates hand-made beaded masks and rich, colorful paintings that focus on people in everyday life. These paintings capture the color and energy of family, friends, and food as they come together in joy and celebration.

Her intricate masks demonstrate her passion for faces, color, and mythology. During travels in interior Mexico, she was inspired by the beaded and painted animals of Oaxaca and the region’s colorful masks, particularly those by Juan Orta. Patricia was born in the Year of the Dragon, and her “Green Dragon” mask honors this mythical beast, who represents the energy of growth, perseverance, and fire.

Her work has been exhibited at Art Works Downtown, Marin Arts, Falkirk Cultural Center, and Marin Open Studios, and was last exhibited in Thomson Hall Gallery in 2008. After completing a B.S. in Business and graduate studies in Design at California State University, she taught graphic design at Olivet University in San Francisco. For more information, contact ojidesigns@comcast.net.

Falkirk Cultural Center 2012 Annual Juried Exhibition
Juried by Richard Ellliott, California College of Arts
1408 Mission Ave. at “E” Street, San Rafael
Exhibition dates: March 23 – May 26
415-485-3328


 

•  May 12 & 13, OPEN STUDIO, Collage by Louise Forbush, 11:00-6:00
150 Shoreline, Room 6, Building A, Mill Valley 94941 (near Frantoio)

It’s spring and Marin Open Studios are here again. If you stop by Louise’s studio, you’ll find lots of work in different sizes and shapes. Collage cards incorporating fabulous new stones and beads, collage on wood boxes with handmade papers, reeds, old books, thread, maps, and other treasure, 3”x36” triangular hanging scrolls, and Chiisai miniatures with loosely collaged pieces floating in deep frames. Limited edition prints of many originals are also available. As always, visitors are invited to make a collage card of your own with whatever you find at hand. Come by whether you’d like to munch cookies, look at and talk about art, peruse the “bargain wall”, or be creative yourself.

Upcoming shows of Louise’s work include a solo show at the Mill Valley Community Center in July and a solo show at Thompson/Dorfman in Mill Valley in September and October. Her work is also included in the current Marin MOCA Altered Book Show at Hamilton through May 26 and at Las Camelias Restaurant in San Rafael through May.

www.louiseforbush.com

 

•  RECITAL PROGRAM BY TOKI MIGIMATSU, MAY 19, 2012, 3 p.m.

“Before I go off to college in the fall, I am performing a senior recital to celebrate my past twelve years of piano studies. This recital marks the end of my high school piano career and the beginning of my new musical journey in college and beyond. I hope you can attend the concert! 
Sincerely, 
Toki” 

Music will include works by Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin, Bartok.

Toki Migimatsu has been playing piano since he was six, and has studied with Kuei-Ling Pomerleau for the past 10 years. He was a six-time scholarship recipient of the Marin Music Chest Competition from 2004 to 2010 and, in 2008, received, by unanimous vote, the special Alma Tomlinson Most Outstanding Performance Award. From 2008 to 2010, he was invited to perform for the Mill Valley Chamber Music Society in the annual Marin Music Chest Young Artists Concert. He also won First Prize in every level of the Music Teachers’ Association of California Marin MBD Music Competition, including the Advanced Division.

Toki has also been performing for residents in retirement homes since he was in the 3rd grade. In his junior year at Branson School, he formed Vivace – a musical group dedicated to bringing classical music to the elderly. The group gets to share their passion for music with those who can’t get out to concerts and, at the same time, raise funds for children’s charities. So far, they’ve donated more than $2,000 to Save the Children for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Toki graduated from Saint Mark’s School in 2008, graduates from Branson School this June, and will attend Stanford University in the fall.

•  MOLLIE STONE’S HELPS SPC

Mollie Stone’s has a new Community Card Registration program where they will donate a percentage of sales to charities in the community.  SPC can earn up to 5% on purchases!  You can enjoy their food and help SPC at the same time!

Just pick up a registration form when you are next in the store, tick “Other” at the bottom of their list of charities, and write in Sausalito Presbyterian Church, with the eScrip number after the name: 500018745. Hand that in and they’ll give you a card to use any time you’re there, or you can quote your phone number.  It could mean a lot to SPC.

You can print out the form here: Mollie Stones Card