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May 2018

Watercolor ~ Fine Arts Style: 8-Week Workshop with Wendy Soneson

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St.
Alameda, CA 94501 United States
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$160 – $210

In this eight-week workshop we will cover the art of making 3000 colors from only primaries, and how to use the three brush methods, four paper techniques, and three mixing methods. We will work on still lives and landscapes. On Wednesday mornings from 10 am to 1 p.m. - May 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 6, 13, 20, 27 at the Frank Bette Arts Center, 1601 Paru Street, Alameda, CA.

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Color Immersion ~ 8-Week Watercolor Workshop with Wendy Soneson

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - June 24 @ 3:00 pm
Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St.
Alameda, CA 94501
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$160 – $210

Learn how to make 500 colors from primaries.  Each week we will take one color and explore in depth, including color wheels. color books. and monochromatic studies.  Students will learn how to create a harmonious color palette. Never make mud again! (Unless you want to.) Wednesday afternoons from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. on May 9, 16, 23, 30 and June 3, 10, 17, 24 at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru Street, Alameda, CA.  

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May Painting Workshop

May 11 @ 1:00 pm - May 12 @ 3:30 pm
The Carmel Foundation, SE 8th & Lincoln
Carmel, CA 93921 United States
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A painting workshop to unleash your inner creativity taught by local award winning artists Erin Gafill and Tom Birmingham. In this workshop you will explore various art making methods, and take a deep dive into working with color. $250 course fee plus $25 materials fee. “How much more could you create if you weren’t always second-guessing yourself? Learn tricks and practices to bring you back to the easel, including working in a series, setting a timer, and painting with house-painting…

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Women on Fire: Poetry & Song

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bird and Beckett, 653 Chenery St
San Francisco, 94131 United States
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Free

Another historic reading, Women on Fire: Chinese American Women Poets, Genny Lim, Kitty Tsui, & Nellie Wong, celebrate the 36th anniversary reunion of these pioneer poets. They  broke ground as members of the writing collective, Unbound Feet, established in 1981. Their work challenged the gender stereotypical roles of Asian women in society and addressed issues of sexual as well as racial oppression, forging a pathway for Asian American feminists today. At Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 653 Chenery Street, San Francisco, CA…

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Matricultures – Visual Talk by Max Dashú

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Multnomah Friends Center Meeting House, 4312 SE Stark St
Portland, OR 97215 United States
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This visual talk by the founder of the Suppressed Histories Archive explores Matricultures. Egalitarian matrilineal / matrilocal cultures show a way of being human outside the paradigm of domination. Not a mirror image of patriarchy, but a totally different way of life, in which the life support matrix is the highest good. Societies like these falsify the doctrine that domination is universal and unavoidable. History sibyl Max Dashu draws on her 48 years of research on mother-right in this richly…

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Workshop on Deasophy by Max Dashú

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
McMenamins Kennedy School – Community Room, 5736 Northeast 33rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97211 United States
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A daylong visual journey into the female Divine in her many aspects: as Snake, as Mother, as Waters, Earth or Heavens; as Sun, Spider, Tree. Creatrix, holy Wisdom, the Fates, the Tao. Talking circle: the Meanings of Goddess, the vast spectrum of numinous Mystery: your stories, your questions. Art salon with music and the Deasophy Coloring Book (or bring your art materials). Audience choice for the second visual talk. Dance the round. $50-$100 on a sliding scale, which includes a…

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Words on Fire: Genny Lim, Kitty Tsui, & Amber Field in Poetry and Song

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Laurel Bookstore, 1423 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Free

Laurel Books is proud to feature Bay Area Chinese American Women Writers, Kitty Tsui, Genny Lim, and South Korean born Amber Field in song and poetry! Genny Lim is San Francisco Jazz Poet Laureate. She has been featured at Jazz Festivals and World Poetry Festivals throughout the U.S. and world, including Venezuela, Bosnia and Italy. Kitty Tsui's Midsummer Night’s Press and Sinister Wisdom will reprint Kitty’s 1983 book WORDS OF A WOMAN WHO BREATHES FIRE as a Sapphic Classic along…

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June 2018

METTA SWAN Prague Festival

June 1 @ 10:00 am - June 3 @ 5:00 pm
Rainbow Caffe, Mostecká 14
Prague, 120 00 Czech Republic
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SWAN PRAGUE FESTIVAL is an international event created and produced by LAVU & PifPafPuf & RADDOX STUDIOS. It is designed to showcase the power and diversity of women’s creativity. Come and be a part of METTA SWAN this year where all in all is all we are! In space: art, installation, dance, music, poetry, mask making, film, video, photography & workshops. This is a charity event, all proceeds will be donated ! Sponsored by Women Arts Support Women Artists Now…

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The Opportunities of Extinction

June 1 @ 7:30 pm - June 30 @ 9:30 pm
The Den Theatre, 1331 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622 United States
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Broken Nose Theatre is pleased to continue its 2018 Season with THE OPPORTUNITIES OF EXTINCTION (Kilroys list 2017, world premiere) by Sam Chanse , directed by company member Jen Poulin*, playing June 1 - 30, 2018 at The Den Theatre (2A), 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 6, 2018 at brokennosetheatre.com. Casting will be announced shortly. Tickets for all Broken Nose Theatre productions are available on a "pay-what-you-can" basis, allowing patrons to…

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Melina Sempill Watts’ “Tree” and Buddhism: Joy and Evanescence

June 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zen Center Los Angeles, 923 Normandie Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90006 United States
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"The Buddha achieved enlightenment while meditating under a tree. To what extent did the tree's being contribute to the Buddha's shift of consciousness?" - Melina Sempill Watts Tree is the story of 229 years in the life of a California live oak from the perspective of ... the tree.  This work of fiction is imbued with Buddhist values and provides a unique perspective to explore compassion, grief and acceptance from the point of view of other living beings. The book explores…

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July 2018

In Civility – Part 1: Don’t. Touch.

July 11 @ 8:00 am - July 15 @ 5:00 pm
joe goode annex, SF, 499 Alabama Street #150,
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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In Civility - Part 1

Deborah Slater Dance Theater uses art as a tool to explore, re-contextualize, and reframe difficult life experiences.  In this piece we are asking, “What does it mean that we have gone into a behavioral retrograde at such an astonishing rate? How is it that what was inappropriate, unthinkable, cruel, ignorant, racist, and sexist… has been made  acceptable, even ‘normal’ in such a short period of time?” Technology has certainly transformed the manner in which we perceive and interact with the…

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August 2018

A Woman’s Heart by Judith Partelow

August 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St.
South Yarmouth, MA 02664 United States
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$15.00

Judith Partelow's remarkable new play A Woman's Heart explores the feminine spirit as it evolves through child-rearing, career, love relationships, and inevitable sufferings toward an integrated and joyful embrace of life. The play has been hailed as "funny, sexy, gutsy and vulnerable." Featuring three women as the playwright in various stages of her life, and one brave man playing the young, middle-aged, and elderly men!

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September 2018

In Civility – Part 2: Outrage Machine

September 13 @ 8:00 pm - September 22 @ 10:00 pm
CounterPulse, 80 Turk St
San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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$15 – $20

Deborah Slater Dance Theater uses art as a tool to explore, re-contextualize, and reframe difficult life experiences. We ask, “What does it mean that we have gone into a behavioral retrograde at such an astonishing rate? How is it that what was inappropriate, unthinkable, cruel, ignorant, racist, and sexist… has been made acceptable, even ‘normal’ in such a short period of time?” Technology has certainly transformed the manner in which we perceive and interact with the world around us, but…

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October 2018

Statera Foundation National Conference

October 4 - October 7
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI 53201 United States + Google Map
$175 – $225

Join us for the Statera National Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from October 4-7, 2018. Meet with theatre professionals from all over the country for three days of networking, socializing, experience-sharing, theatre-going and more! The Statera conference is all about intersectional gender balance and our goal is to take action to bring artists who identify as female into full and equal participation in the American theatre. Statera Conference is open to all theatre professionals, practitioners, students and enthusiasts regardless of gender or…

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Breaking the Glass Frame: Women and Animation, Past, Present, Future

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - October 7 @ 9:00 pm
USC,, 930 West 34th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2211
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$1 – $2018

Breaking the Glass Frame: Women and Animation, Past, Present, Future is an international research network that brings together scholars, educators, historians, practitioners, industry personnel, curators, programmers and viewers to explore and celebrate women’s historical and contemporary contribution to commercial and independent animation and academia. The network’s Los Angeles Symposium will take place on October 6th and 7th, 2018, at the University of Southern California, close to many of the major U.S. animation studios, and is hosted in partnership with the…

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