"Night News" - an occasional missive from the darkness
Vol.13 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


With this issue of Night News, we are instituting a series of monthly missives, just to keep up with all thee activivites surrrounding our year-long celebration, "TheNocturnes@20." You can view the complete schedule of events (starting wa-a-y back in January!) here. For a list of upcoming events - with more beign added weekly - visit this link.

So, on to some of the featured events for April 2011 - let's dive in, shall we?

Registrations are now being accepted for the Night Photography course, taught by Tim at the College of Marin, Kentfield campus, starting April 1, 2011. This is a seven-week course, and a perfect followup for those Nocturnists who have taken one or more workshops with The Nocturnes, in which one can 'stretch' out a bit - it's also good as an introduction to the topic of Night Photography (NPy). All the details are here.

April 1 is also the deadline for early registration for our trek down to Joshua Tree in May, for a three- night Full Moon Night Photography Workshop taught by Tim Baskerville and Lance Keimig (of The Night Skye). Details can be found here, or on Lance's site. The Nocturnes conducted Workshops there in 2004 and 2007 - an this workshop promises to be another great time in a place we love to photograph!

Building on the recent successful run of the NEW Course offerings at the San Francisco Photo Center in the recently remodeled Harvey Milk Arts Center, we would like to announce a repeat of A History of Night Photography (on April 7), and an Introduction to Night Photography, (starts April 14). Look for more new of event held at this exciting new venue in 2011! BTW, the Center is presenting The 2011 Instructors' Exhibition (thru May 11) with an Opening Reception on April 15, from 6:30pm to 9pm; 50 Scott Street at Duboce, San Francisco (PDF poster here).

April 16 and 23 are the dates slated for a return to Sacramento
and ViewPoint Gallery - a repeat of last year's A History of Night Photography (April 16), and an Introduction to Night Photography, (April 23).

See the complete list of course and workshop offerings on The Nocturnes Web site.

"From here to Venezuela . . . "
Note that the Call for Entries to our latest onlne Exhibit of Night Photography: "All along the Lee Shore" is now posted on the Web site. The title, of course comes from the song, "Lee Shore" written by David Crosby, It's a beautiful, quiet piece evoking imagery of the sea, sailing, and the "universality of all living things" - see video here - and for us, here at The Nocturnes, continues our study of music as muse. Also, we are looking for a non-virtual (i.e."bricks 'n' mortar") venue to exhibit the work in 2011 - part of the TheNocturnes@20.- any suggestions? Check out the prospectus for this, our 24th online show.

Finally, some 'teasers" for you to ponder: What location will the Mare Island Nocturnes be showing nightwork at, this August? Also in August - what iconic Bay area landmark will witness an invasion of Nocturnes for a late-night amphibious rendezvous?

"It was twenty years ago, today . . ."

Hope to see you at one of these events!

Susan Nichols
workshop [at] thenocturnes [dot] com

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