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December 2008 Blog Posts (6)


(Photograph of John and India Sorensen...taken by Cynthia)... All call to artists for a Valentine's Day Show... at the Chris Sorensen Studio 2223 South Van Ness Avenue VAN NESS AND RAILROAD AVENUE. The date of art acceptance is Saturday, January 31, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All mediums will be excepted. There is a $20.00 admission per piece with a maximum of two pieces per artist. Please no inappropriate art, this is a classy place! The… Continue

Added by SIN on December 31, 2008 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

One More Time

Playing the blues is a great release. I am so grateful to my mentors, teachers and musical inspirations like BB King, Albert King, Clapton, Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael, Mancini, Jerry Goldsmith, Bird, Coltrane, Mingus, Joni Mitchell and all.

My wife is six years into a fight against ovarian cancer. This tune started with a scat vocal over a guitar and the intention to write a lyric.

All I have come up with is a refrain: This is the last blues, my last blues for you. Come on, baby,… Continue

Added by Steve Ono on December 26, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Homeless Christmas

It is hard to imagine that just so close to us are human beings suffering this much. My father, a pilot, a genious inventor, the most brilliant man I ever met went from a millionaire to a homeless bum. For many years he was stricken with alcoholism. But by the grace of God, he overcame his addiction and lived the remainder of his life to give back to those in need. He never forgot where he had been. He left this earth with grace and dignity. He was a… Continue

Added by SIN on December 15, 2008 at 10:30pm — 8 Comments

Contemporary Art Gallery in Ensenada, Mexico

Last month, I got the chance to meet the owner of a contemporary art gallery and cafe in Ensenada during a brief stop-over on a 3-day cruise. His name is Memo Ramirez and his gallery cafe is aptly called

Cafe Cafe. I would like to share a couple of photos I have with him and his family. Of all the shops we visited, it's comforting that there is at least one that mixes art with retail business, especially amidst the many… Continue

Added by Victor Ramayrat on December 14, 2008 at 1:20pm — 2 Comments

Kristkindlmarkt in Springville A Raving Success

The first annual Kristkindlmarkt in Springville today was a raving success. The weather cooperated providing crisp air and clear skies and lots of visitors came by to enjoy the day's events. The event was the brain child of Dean Diaz de Leon and he along with Ron and John constructed the booths from reclaimed, weathered wood donated from various sources in the Springville area. I arrived early in the morning to set up my booth to display my handmade ceramics. I was surprised at how nice my… Continue

Added by Linda Starr on December 6, 2008 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Kristkindlmarkt in Springville December 6 Noon to 8 p.m.

You're invited to the first Kristkindlmarkt in Springville, a holiday gathering of local artists and craftspeople on Saturday, December 6, Noonish to 8 p.m. in downtown Springville, CA The Kristkindlmarkt is the brainstorm of metal sculptor, Dean Diaz de Leon, among others. Dean’s specialty is “found metal”. He finds historical metal, photographs it in situ in order to record its provenance, and then reshapes it into a work of art. Dean is hoping to… Continue

Added by Linda Starr on December 1, 2008 at 1:06pm — No Comments

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