"Night News" - an occasional missive from the darkness
Vol.11 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,

We would like to remind you of a couple of events, occurring this spring 'round Nocturnes Corners.

Our first San Francisco workshop of the year happens May 8-10, and is one of our favorites. Led by Tim Baskerville, and held at some of the most scenic spots within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) - details at http://www.thenocturnes.com/workshops/sf1.html - if you've ever thought about taking one of our courses - this is one of the best! Deadline to register is April 18th.

And, on May 7th we return to Rush Ranch in Solano County for a special "one-nighter" - a benefit workshop (our fifth trek out there) for the Rush Ranch Educational Council. We believe this is a perfect workshop for beginners, to "get their feet wet" (tho' not in Suisun Marsh!) and would work well for seasoned Alumni, as well - affording them an environment, not usually accessible after sunset, and lots of opportunity for "light-painting" techniques under a Full Moon. All the details are at http://www.thenocturnes.com/workshops/rushranch.html - with a registration form to use at http://www.thenocturnes.com/forms/reg_rush.html

Have you seen our latest online exhibit of Night Photography, "Blue Nocturne?" For this show, juried by Stu Jenks (www.stujenks.com), we had twenty-nine devoted Nocturnists delve deep into the ‘blue’ of the night, producing what we think is our best show yet! See all the work / meet the award-winners at http://www.thenocturnes.com/exhibits/bluenocturne.html

Finally, view the pre-announcement (more details TBA) for our next online show, "The Panocturnists" at www.thepanocturnists.com – and think about participating – it should be another good one!

We hope you find the time to participate in one or more of these upcoming events, but mostly we hope you have more time for Night Photography in these warmer months of spring!

Susan Nichols

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