Monday, January 19, 2009

Feb 6th, first Friday at Studio One

First Friday at Studio One Art Center is expanding in 2009. In addition to the poetry reading and live music, visual art is mounted all about the 2 floors of this beautiful gem of a building. Also, photo journalist and spoken word artist Jennifer Inez Ward, will give a talk on her new photo series in the theater (more info below), and in the ceramics studio, a studio instructor be doing demos, showing how clay takes shape on a wheel.

For the Reading Series: We start after 7pm, in the "Great Hall." Come hang out and listen to ...

LISA GSCHWANDTNER has attended writing workshops at The Writer's Center, in Bethesda, Maryland, and The Juniper Summer Writing Institute at The University of Massachusetts. She was an artist-in-residence at The Atlantic Center for the Arts, where she studied with George Garrett. She is currently getting her MFA in fiction writing at St. Mary's College of California, in Moraga. She lives in Berkeley.

Music from PAIGE HEIMSOTH...About Paige: born in Slidell, Louisiana and currently living in San Francisco, California in a tiny studio on a busy street. Recorded 3 albums so far at Hyde St. Studios in San Francisco. The first is self titled, the second is titled 'Whiskey Was The Medicine', and the third is titled 'Under Chandeliers'.. to be released soon. I sing back up vocals for the amazing blues singer/songwriter Chris Cotton. You can hear his new album, 'The Big Sea' @ I am the singer, performer and co creator for the multi-media performance, 'Tango La Melodia'. A performance involving live Gypsy Jazz, Tango, and Blues music, silent films, cabaret and tango dancers all wrapped up in finger waves, gowns, and the 1920's. I am the drummer for Hello Handsome. l plan on recording and performing music, album after album, until I'm old and gray

RICHARD MEIER is the author of Shelley Gave Jane a Guitar and Terrain Vague, both available from Wave Books. He lives in Chicago and is writer-in-residence at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI and plays guitar in James Fishman-Morren's band The Ja Na.

The reading series is donation based and is thankful for your generosity.

In the theater at Studio One for first Friday Oakland photographer JENNIFER INEZ WARD will be presenting her new urban photography and spoken essay project, "Outside In: A New Oakland View". The last few years have been one of hope, turbulence, pain, and frustration for the city. From the changing downtown landscape, to the Dellums administration, Chauncy's assassination, the garbage strikes and restaurant hold ups, Ward explores the nuances of Oakland. 7:30 TO 8:00PM

NEW ART WILL BE FEATURED ALL OVER STUDIO WALLS BY Visual Guest Artists Pam Fingado, Eva Greenstein, Lisa Greenstein, Susan Harvest, Malka Helfman, Shirley Parini, Anne Shulenberger, and Studio One Art Instructors / Lab Volunteers Darren Cockrell, José Constantino, Janet Hiebert, Jim Hornback, Moses LaSabra, Reddy Lieb, Shauna Rosenblum, Jennifer I. Ward, Mira M. White, whose art " Fluid Mastery Part 2", will remain in place through Fri. Feb. 27. Meet some of the artists who be hanging out from 6:30 to 9:00pm Also, a live ceramics demo will take place during this time.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

from the BRL reading at Book zoo

Here is a pic of the audience booing Craig Santos Perez. Love boos.

Craig took a photo of me taking a photo.

Thanks to Craig for these photos. For more pics of that night, visit Craig's blog

Friday, January 9, 2009

Spring at Studio One

Feb 6th with Rick Meier and Lisa Gschwandtner. Music from Paige Heimsoth

March 6th with Donna de la Perriere, Joseph Massey & Jared Stanley. Music from Diana McCullough

April 3rd with Stephanie Young and K. Silem Mohammad. Music from Meklit Hadero

May 1st with Brandon Brown, Farrah Field & Stan Apps

All readings are donation based and start sometime after 7pm
come hang out!