Community & Collaboration

You don’t have many opportunities, but you have a few. So act!   During the next few Saturdays and Sundays drop by AWE Gallery to see Judith Williams’s show Seeing is Projecting.  The show runs May 4 – 26, 2013.  Gallery Hours:  Saturdays & Sundays Noon to 5 PM.  Artist Reception is Saturday, May 4, 2PM – 4PM.

While you’re at AWE Gallery, ask to see the Mary Magdalene show in the Sanctuary.   21 contemporary icons by 18 artists.  The experience must be like being in a hive — all necessary humming & honey.  The show was curated by Jennifer Mantle. What better way to get ready for San Francisco Opera’s production of Mark Adamo’s The Gospel of Mary Magdalene.



“A dreamer whether asleep or awake must accept her dreams.”

Anonymous was the first in a long-line of fabulous artists.  No doubt, a world-class dreamer, too.

The passer-along of this anonymous quote is Roxanne Worthington, art-visionary & obviously a dreamer extraordinaire. Her show, Tales of Magic continues at AWE Gallery through April 28.  Don’t miss it!

Missing the show might diminish your dreaming; impact the quality of your life.  How sad would that be.  How easily preventable.  (open Saturday & Sundays Noon – 5PM)


And still I don’t know

I attended my first Croning Ceremony yesterday at  Ebenezer herchurch Lutheran.  I didn’t know what to expect. Seven woman, identifying as elders, received a personal blessing and were showered with gifts (tangible and intangible).  It felt both a personal and communal celebration. I can’t tell you what each of those elders was thinking.  Nor what they are thinking now one day into being crones.  I don’t know but I do trust each journey will be luminous and ever widening the circle.

You see, I am one of those seven women.

Down & Up: On the nature of change and walls

What is the constant at AWE Gallery Annex?  Change.  As in art exhibits.  Today, I had the privilege of meeting Bonnie and  Gene Martz who spearheaded the March CLIR exhibit at AWE.

What’s CLIR you ask? Created by the University of California Berkeley Extension SF, CLIR (Center for Learning in Retirement) provides a venue for those in the Bay Area over 50 who enjoy new learning and social opportunities.  CLIR offers educational, cultural, social program.  For more info and to join:

To return to our story on change.  It’s close to 1PM and Alice Steele (photographer, collective member of AWE Gallery, and CLIR enthusiast) has joined Bonnie, Gene, and me.  The CLIR show has been struck; the walls are bare.  We quip what we have before us is a most minimal art.

As with change, the walls won’t be minimal for long.    From April 6 – 28, 2013, photographer extraordinaire, Roxanne Worthington presents Zaubermarchen/Tales of Magic. Opening reception:  Sunday, April 7, 2013  1pm – 4 pm.  Poetry reading:  Sunday, April 14, 2013 beginning at 2 PM. Check out the AWE Gallery Events for details.

A final comment on change.  While the main gallery at AWE always showcases the collective artists – Stacy Boorn, Alice Steele,Chris Kibre, Janet Stock, and Susan Black, you can stop in any Saturday or Sunday (noon – 5 PM) and glimpse new work by these  fine artists.  Yup, change is the constant.

P.S.  Hope to see you at a CLIR event — soon.