• Arabella Decker Honored

    LT | Jul 15, 2016

    At the end of this month, on Sunday, July 31 at 2 pm, the Museum Board will host a reception for the renaming of the South Gallery. It will be named after one of the most powerful women I’ve had the pleasure and pleasurable annoyance of nudging minds with, Arabella Decker. When I say powerful, I’m talking about visionary strengths and sensibilities on many levels.

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  • Freedom Inside and Outside the Studio

    LT | Jun 21, 2016
    A few months ago I found myself on Woodside Road, trailing behind a camper truck that was snail crawling its way up the tightly curved road, heading towards Skyline Blvd. I groaned inwardly: Toodle-ee-do, this is boring driving. All I see is the hind end of someone else’s slow-paced dream. My personal pace is quite a bit faster.
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  • Community on Notice

    LT | Jun 8, 2016

    One of the delights for visitors to PMA is the variety of art modalities and themes presented. As the exhibitions transition throughout the year, so shifts the atmospheres of the gallery spaces. The recent installation of three new solo shows, added to the two already on display, create for me a sense of inner and outer expansion around concepts of community.

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  • Creativity is a Love Affair

    LT | May 27, 2016

    Creativity is a love affair, a love affair with hope. This premise manifests itself in all aspects of art, from visual to musical, from literary to culinary.

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  • Doors Spring Open May 14 & 15

    LT | May 3, 2016

    Spring Open Studios is just around the corner. When it’s this beautiful outside, with spring fever in the air, how do any of us get any work done? I have been grappling with this for the past two months. All that rain has produced an amazing unfolding of natural beauty on our Peninsula. How can I not throw down my brush and run out to the trails?

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  • That Crafty Sprite, Nancy Woods

    LT | Mar 29, 2016

    What a relief, arid California is bursting forth with the bright colors of a well-watered spring.

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  • Walking with Timothy Berry

    LT | Jan 20, 2016

    Yesterday, in between rainstorms, I found magic while walking through an old growth redwood forest. What was remarkable was not specifically the redwood forest, since I grew up in one (and what can one know better than the playground of one’s childhood). No, it was the fact that I found magic in a space I have long taken for granted.

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  • Gifting to Find Balance

    LT | Dec 3, 2015

    This morning I opened the paper and whoosh! In came the troubles of the world. One minute I was enjoying my tea and the next I was reading about a senseless shooting, becoming a victim through my vivid imagination. A moment later I was searching the mind of the shooter, looking for sensibility.

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  • All Doors Open Nov 7 and 8

    LT | Oct 23, 2015

    It is well known that leaping into the void of the unknown, or rather, making the first mark on a canvas, is one of the most difficult hurdles an artist must cross in order to succeed at creativity. Without this leap of faith there isn’t an iota of a chance for anything new to happen. The above image shows Roberta Salma, Studio 4, happily post leap and comfortably settling into her flow.

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  • Abbas Orumchian in Balance

    LT | Aug 27, 2015

    “You don’t want to write about me -- I’m a nobody,” Abbas had bashfully protested when I’d asked him for an interview a year ago. I remember grinning an “ok” and heading off to find someone else to write about. What did I know, maybe he really was a nobody. Still, as his studio neighbor, I figured time would reveal who he was, and boy, did it ever!

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