Monthly Archives: October 2012

October Exhibit “Small Wonders”

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Support our local school by purchasing one of these paintings from the exhibit “Small Wonders” at Occidental Center for the Arts!

http://www.occidentalcenterforthearts.org/

October

BY BOBBI KATZ

October is
when night guzzles up
the orange sherbet sunset
and sends the day
to bed
before supper
            and
October is when jack-o’-lanterns
grin in the darkness
            and
            strange company crunches
across the rumple of dry leaves
to ring a doorbell.
October is
when you can be ghost,
            a witch,
                        a creature from outer space…
almost anything!
And the neighbors, fearing tricks,
            give you treats.

Marvel 2012

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Marvel 2012

Step back to see the sensational differences in life’s situations.

In efforts to raise money for the Harmony Ark Education Foundation, Drea is putting “Marvel 2012” up for sale, with proceeds going to help fund the enrichment educational needs of local students.

“Providing art, music and sport opportunities to young people encourages them to succeed academically in school,” said Jensen. “It is my hope that selling these paintings will help our local children.”

http://dreajensengallery.artistwebsites.com/featured/marvel-2012-drea-jensen.html

Curiosity 2012

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Curiosity 2012

Remember the importance and value of innovative creativity. Sometimes it will lead us to things we would have never seen or experienced before.

Graton artist and school teacher, Drea Jensen, in efforts to raise money for the Harmony Ark Education Foundation, is putting “Curiosity 2012” up for sale, with proceeds going to help fund the enrichment educational needs of local students.

http://dreajensengallery.artistwebsites.com/featured/curiosity-2012-drea-jensen.html

GRATON ARTIST TO SELL PAINTINGS TO BENEFIT LOCAL SCHOOL

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Graton artist and school teacher, Drea Jensen, in efforts to raise money for the Harmony Ark Education Foundation, is putting four of her paintings up for sale, with proceeds going to help fund the enrichment educational needs of local students.

“Providing art, music and sport opportunities to young people encourages them to succeed academically in school,” said Jensen.  “It is my hope that selling these paintings will help our local children.”

The Harmony Ark Education Foundation  funds many programs for the Harmony Union School District including art, music, band, after school sports, technology, drama, the garden program, Renaissance Fridays, Spanish, field trips, and poetry as well as scholarships and materials for the classrooms and the library.  This year, the Ark is also funding a new play structure for the Kindergarten area, e-books for the school library, and listening centers for the second and third grade classes.

The paintings can be viewed in the “Small Wonders” exhibit running 10/16/12 to 1/06/13 at the Occidental Center for the Arts.

The Journey

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The Journey

One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
kept shouting
their bad advice —
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my life!”
each voice cried.
But you didn’t stop.
You knew what you had to do,
though the wind pried
with its stiff fingers
at the very foundations,
though their melancholy
was terrible.
It was already late
enough, and a wild night,
and the road full of fallen
branches and stones.
But little by little,
as you left their voices behind,
the stars began to burn
through the sheets of clouds,
and there was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do —
determined to save
the only life you could save.

~ Mary Oliver ~

(Dream Work)