"Night News" - an occasional missive from the darkness
Vol.9 No.1

""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

Friends of The Nocturnes,

First of all, we would like to thank all the people who made our rather full schedule of workshops, exhibits, etc. this year such a great success! As always, we thank you for your participation and support.

Look for a much fuller NightNews, late December – a year-end wrap-up, maybe with a “best of 2007” list or two, we’ll just have to see . . .

Now, on with the news:

The deadline to submit entries to our latest online exhibition of Night Photography, entitled “On a warm San Franciscan Night . . . “ - has been extended to December 31, 2007. As 2007 marked the 40th anniversary of the “Summer of Love” we thought it would be fun to have a show centered around that theme – and of course, in the spirit of those times, encouraging wide-open interpretation and experimentation with Night Photography! All the details are at http://www.thenocturnes.com/forms/entryform_sfnight.html

“Studio Nocturne 2007” (http://www.thenocturnes.com/exhibits/studionocturne07/index.html) artists Rebecca Chang, Mark Jaremko, and Lena Tsakmaki extend their Open Studios vision in ArtSpan's juried exhibit, “Selections 2007” in December at 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco. Check your local listings for dates, hours, etc. Reception is December 6, from 7-8:30pm.

Tim Baskerville again teaches a seven-week course in Night Photography at College of Marin starting Feb 1st and continuing thru March 14, 2007. More info at:http://www.marincommunityed.org and our Web site as it becomes available - This is a great "short course" concentrating on locations in Marin County.

We recently resumed holding our popular semi-annual AlumNights (we had only done them annually for a few years) – the latest held on Mare Island, again. This marks the third AlumNight we’ve held “on-Island” and it was a great success - and YES, there is a corresponding Flickr site - http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=nocturnes071027

Also of note (since we’re talking about Mare Island) is an announcement from Myrna Hayes, of the Flyway Festival - http://www.sfbayflywayfestival.com - and the Mare Island Regional Park Task Force:
"Interested parties are invited to attend a meeting of the Vallejo City Council, 555 Santa Clara Street, Vallejo, California 94590, on Tuesday December 11, 2007, 7pm, as the council reviews a plan for the Regional Park on the Island's south end. Myrna suggests that if you can't make it to the meeting, to write emails and send letters of support to the councilmembers and mayor(s)! - contact info can be found at http://www.ci.vallejo.ca.us/GovSite/default.asp?serviceID1=23 Some of the new members of the City Council aren't listed on the city site yet but expect they will be in the next few days . . .

We look forward to your interest and participation in any of our events; and, just remember: ". . . let's be careful out there."

Talk to you later in December,

Susan Nichols

"So, you really should VISIT more often . . ."

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