A little NightNews . . . anyone?
""Night News" - an occasional missive from the darkness
"Fortunately, art is a community effort - a small but select community
living in a spiritualized world, endeavoring to interpret the wars
and the solitudes of the flesh."
- Allen Ginsberg
Well, 2011 -
with all festivities surrounding The Nocturnes' 20th
Anniversary - was quite a thing, no? So, now, here it is May
of 2012 already and I'm not sure we've fully recovered, rested up,
regrouped, or whatever. Not to say we've been idle these past few
months - far from it! Admittedly, we had wanted to "take a
little time off" to concentrate on things photographic (in
general) - but that was not to be.
All this . . . activity - well, it sure beats the alternative! Let's
have a look, shall we?
How about a little night music? A few months ago, we announced a
Workshop and subsequent Exhibit of Nocturnes along the North Coast,
in Gualala, CA. The Workshop will be held June 3-4 at sites including
Ross, Point Arena Lighthouse and The
Sea Ranch. The Lecture sessions (and the site of the Exhibit,
"A Little Night Music" taking place in October) will be
held at Gualala Arts Center. Details about the Workshop can
be found on The Nocturnes Workshops page - and on the GAC Web site.
The Prospectus for "A Little Night Music" is also
on the Gualala Arts Web site - here
In further news about Exhibits, we would like to announce plans
to again host our Tenth Annual "Studio Nocturne"
- part of City-wide San Francisco Open Studios - at Fort Mason Center,
October 13-14, with a special preview reception on Friday, October
12, 2012. Details can be found when the event Web page - studionocturne2012.com
- is launched May 20. Why not make plans now to come on out and
Note also that
we're looking for a few dedicated Nocturnes to fill two spots in
our roster (10 artists) for the event. If you have been a part of
San Francisco Open Studios in the past, then you know what a great,
well attended, local arts community event this truly is. The REPLY
deadline via email - studio [at] thenocturnes [dot] com - and/or
phone (707-645-9860) to be considered is Thursday May 10, by
5pm. We expect a response that is greater than the TWO available
spots! So, on May 11, we will draw the lucky individuals from a
hat and contact them re: next steps.
Now, for some quick reminders of other events:
Our latest online Exhibit, "The Nocturnes 2012"
will be open for submissions at the end of May, Continuing a tradition
of open-themed biennial exibits, these shows have alway proved popular!
Check out our EXHIBITS page for rmore details about this and other
We are planning a return to Death Valley for a 3-night Workshop,
October 26-27-28, with special Guest Instructor (and one of the
original Nocturnes), Tom
Paiva. This and other events will make for a very busy October
Hope to see you at one or all of these events!
"This concludes this edition of "Night News." As always, this
and past issues of "Night News" are accessible at http://www.thenocturnes.com/newsletter/newsarchive.htm
"And finally, just remember: ". . . let's be careful out there."