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When my Uncle Greg was a young man, someone gave him a paint-by-numbers kit for Christmas. But Gregory Doyle was an unconventional man. First, he was a brainy botanist specializing in genetics for the U.S. Department of Agriculture at the University of Missouri. ("I study the sex life [...]

By | June 11th, 2010|1 Comment

New Bruce Johnson sculptures at Paradise Ridge

Anyone who thinks there is something dainty and precious about art has not yet encountered the work of  North Coast sculptor Bruce Johnson. For decades, Johnson has created massive wonders from his favorite material -- ancient redwood. His current show, "Uprooted," runs through next April at the Paradise Ridge Winery [...]

By | October 7th, 2009|0 Comments

“Peanuts” look-alike photo contest

Do friends tell you that your child looks just like Charlie Brown, Lucy or Linus? Or even Snoopy? (Good grief, some friends.) Anticipating the 60th anniversary of the “Peanuts” comic strip next year, a panel of celebrity judges has agreed to jury entries in the “First Official Peanuts Look-a-Like Contest.” [...]

By | September 30th, 2009|1 Comment

All maps lead to Sonoma County Museum

We all know we live in ever-changing world, but have you ever considered how much even the maps of our world have changed? “Envisioning the World,” an exhibition featuring world maps from 1450 through 1700, runs from Friday, Oct. 2, through Jan. 17 at Santa Rosa’s Sonoma County Museum. One [...]

By | September 29th, 2009|1 Comment

Name that blog

The time has come to rename this blog. The word "Arts" doesn't cover it all. It doesn't describe a blog that includes political humor by Will Durst, one-liners by Eric Idle, a long list of accordion jokes and a short shot at the latest "Star Trek" film. It is true [...]

By | September 4th, 2009|6 Comments