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ARTrails open studio tour to resume

Linda Galletta, the executive director of the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. (John Burgess/The Press Democrat) The annual ARTrails open art studio tour, sponsored by the Arts Council of Sonoma County for 28 years until the council's demise last year, will be restarted this fall under the auspices [...]

By | March 10th, 2014|0 Comments

Katherine Hastings named Sonoma County Poet Laureate

Katherine Hastings, to be proclaimed Sonoma County’s new poet laureate by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, will be honored at a public reception at 2 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S. High St., Sebastopol. Hastings is the founder of her own [...]

By | January 6th, 2014|1 Comment

Poet Dana Gioia to speak in Sebastopol

The WordTemple Poetry Series will present Swedish poet, novelist and literary historian Kjell Espmark, and Dana Gioia, Sonoma County poet and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, in a reading Saturday, April 13, in Sebastopol. The program starts at 7 p.m. at the Sebastopol Center [...]

By | April 10th, 2013|0 Comments

Sebastopol Center for the Arts moving to new site

The Sebastopol Center for the Arts is on the move, and that is not meant metaphorically. The center, housed for years at 6790 Depot Street, is moving to the Sebastopol Veterans Memorial Building, 282 High St., next to Ives Park. “We agreed to a 30-year lease on the [...]

By | October 30th, 2012|0 Comments

Poets speak up for the parks

The new poetry collection, “What Redwoods Know — Poems from California State Parks,” has two things going for it. First, it contains 43 pages of poems written by 14 poets, most of them from Sonoma County. Second, 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the California State [...]

By | November 2nd, 2011|0 Comments

Ketchum plays Cassatt in one-woman show

Katie Ketchum will present her musical one-woman show, “Impressions of Mary Cassatt; American Painter,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16, at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 6780 Depot St. Ketchum, composer, playwright, pianist and singer, was born in California and studied composition at the [...]

By | July 10th, 2011|0 Comments

Artists talk, and expert speaks, in Sebastopol

The Sebastopol Center for the Arts will present two art talks this month. Jeremy Morgan, juror for the center’s current “Abstract” exhibit, and associate professor at the San Francisco Art Institute, will speak at 7 p.m. Friday April 22. Five artists — Maurice Blaug, Brooke Holve, Chiyomi Longo, [...]

By | April 18th, 2011|0 Comments

Word Temple Poetry Series in Sebastopol

In the quieter corners of Sonoma County culture, you’ll find unsuspected gems almost anywhere you look. One of those treasures is the Word Temple Poetry Series, organized and launched by Katherine Hastings five years ago. The series kicks off 2011 with ‘Translation Night,’ dedicated to the artful translation of poetry, [...]

By | February 25th, 2011|0 Comments

Musical storyteller plays in Sebastopol

Ray Bierl, a singer, guitarist and fiddler with a passion for musical storytelling and a broad musical range, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. His repertoire includes cowboy ballads, Appalachian fiddle tunes, vintage rock and roll hits, Tin Pan [...]

By | February 24th, 2011|0 Comments

The art of H2O in Sebastopol

Water, water, everywhere. But you won't need a swimming suit. The main gallery at Sebastopol Center for the Arts opens "H2O,"  an exhibition featuring 60 artworks in a variety of media that consider water in all its forms, with a reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July [...]

By | July 23rd, 2010|0 Comments