Iris Smith Showing Art

At Has-Beans

For the months of February and March, the coffee shop Has-Beans, located in old Town Eureka, will be displaying the drawings and paintings of Iris Smith. Iris has been coming to The Studio since it's first year.

Her artwork is often highly detailed and shows her strong sense of color and design.

 

 

 

 

Call For Record Album Art for Disability Arts Festival

As part of the Disability Arts Festival in San Francisco, there will be an interactive exhibit consisting of art made by Studio artists in the form of a record album cover. People at the festival will also be able to make their own album. If you would like to have your own record art displayed, ask a teacher to get you the materials you require. Any questions? Talk to Melissa.


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MY TRIP TO THE FOCUS

FILM FESTIVAL
by Jaimal Guynn


  In October, I went to a film festival. It was about people with disabilities, so I sent a film in, called Shadow of the Artist. It won Best In Experimental Film.

 Most everyone at the festival enjoyed my film. Everyone had interesting questions about the film.

 I had a lot of fun. It was funny that Kristi and John couldn't find the hotel. All of us were laughing because we were going in circles.


DRAMA CLASS PERFORMS CABARET: "THE THING THAT SAVES US"

  

As part of the February opening of "The Thing That Saves Us" at the Cheri Blackerby Gallery, the Studio Drama class presented a cabaret performance related to the gallery's theme.  Skits and dances created by Studio artists met with cheers and applause from the packed audience. Some segments were humorous: an ancient Jesus who suffers hearing impairment is yelled at by a living "rainbow" and blown off stage by a really strong North Wind. Other pieces were more serious:  "Brothers of 911" presented a moving tribute to the rescue crews that risked their lives on that fateful day. There was a reading of Shel Silverstein poetry and some energetic dance performances.

The performers: Allen Cassidy, Sarah Chamberlin, Ken Waldvogel, Jaimal Guynn, Elizabeth Guynn, Jennifer Ballew, Soodie Whitaker, Dawn Wentworth and ABH. Also performing with the Drama class was Kristi Patterson, director of The Studio, and Angie Valletutto, Drama teacher at The Studio.

 

THE STUDIO PARTICIPATES IN SAN FRANCISCO ARTS FESTIVAL

The de Young Museum in San Francisco is having an Open House and Disability Arts Festival on Saturday, March 28 from 10 am to 3 pm. There will be tours for people with disabilities. There are going be art related activities and performances. There will be a slide presentation called Art Slam. 35 Studio artists will have their work in this exhibition.
Several Studio artists and teachers are going to the festival. The Studio will also be hosting a presentation of record album art created by artists at The Studio. The Studio is looking for sponsors to help more Studio artists make it to this event. Please call 443-1428 if you can help.

 

STUDIO ARTWORK TO BE SHOWN AT SF ART SLAM

            

Art Slam is a slide exhibition of art by artists with disabilities, presented by the National Arts and Disability Center and the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco. 35 Studio artists have submitted artwork for the slide show and all of them have been accepted into Art Slam.

The slides will be shown in the Koret Auditorium at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate park at 1 pm on Saturday, March 28. It is part of the Museum’s Open House and Disability Arts Festival. There will be a short reception for the artists preceding the presentation.
Several artists and some teachers from The Studio are going to the Festival and will be participating in some of the other activities happening that day. (see front page for more about this)



                    

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