'Art, Critique and Coffee' on Fridays Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Pleasanton Weekly Online, on Oct 18, 2011 at 8:37 am
Art, Critique and Coffee (ACC) is where artists gather and review their latest work, from 10 a.m.-noon, every Friday until Dec. 30, behind the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave. Google Poetry On Canvas Pleasanton to keep track of Art in Public Places where the ACC members paint at various locations. All are welcome. Call 510-543-4776 or visit [Web Link www.web.mac.com/poetryoncanvas/Site/ACC.html].
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Posted by Claudette McDermott, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Oct 18, 2011 at 10:59 am
Hi ~ I'm leading the ACC group and this is an older press release, as we are now meeting at the Coffee Ali on Vineyard and Bernal at the Vintage Shopping Center. Here is the current linK: Web Link
The other site link didn't work as it's not a WWW site :) You can also Google: Poetry On Canvas Pleasanton to get to my site where you can pull up and keep track of ACC. Our ArtWork will be hanging at Coffee Ali for your enjoyment ~ The Coffee shop opens up early and closes by 5pm daily
Posted by Claudia Hess, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Oct 19, 2011 at 2:41 pm
Hello all culturally interested people!
We will be hosting a SALON for the arts on Monday October 24th at 7pm at the new Socially Conscious Gallery called Studio Unfiltered -right next to Peets Coffee on Hopyard and Valley. Here is the link to the invitation:
We continue to meet Fridays at 10 a.m. at Coffee Ali, 3550 Bernal Ave. Pleasanton where we hang our work and have Monthly Theme Challenges. A New Featured Artist Wall takes on a new artist each month with up to 7 selections of the Artist's work. Artist Contact information available at Coffee Ali and at our New Website. Join us, pull up a chair and keep track of us, e-mail: PoetryOnCanvas@Mac.Com for your Questions ~ Claudette McDermott
Posted by Herb Marcuse, a resident of another community, on Jul 4, 2012 at 7:56 am
Okay, maybe one of the artists or critics can help me. For years I've been wondering about the following:
I think I understand how the imaginaries of art and its transgressive nature can disrupt our everyday (sometimes) straightjacketed views of the world. In this sense, I can see how art can be emancipatory. Yet, since art gets its emancipating impulse from its separation from the real, and from the rational, is there any way to discern how the impulse is indeed emancipatory and not in fact tyrannical? I'm bothered by political demagogues who use "rational" language in order to deceive their audiences; is it not possible that artists and their art does something similar? I love art, but I also feel tyrannized by its beauty and my sense of being enthralled, perhaps, leaves me susceptible to the artist's underlying motives. Is there a way to embrace the emancipatory while also withstanding the tyrannical aspects of art?
Posted by Steve, a resident of the Parkside neighborhood, on Jul 5, 2012 at 12:31 pm
Herb, face it. Your nothing but a union troll elitest who cant put too words to gether without embare-assing your self. Emaciatory art? I buy it for two reasons only. My wife wants to put something nice to look at on top of the bar. And I cant remeber the other. Go back under the rock you slivvered out from.