"Night News" - an occasional missive from the darkness
Vol.13 No.6
"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

Continuing with this series of monthly communiqués, just to keep up with all the activivites surrrounding our year-long celebration, "TheNocturnes@20." You can view the complete schedule of events (starting wa-a-y back in January!) here. However, you'll probably want to see the current list of upcoming events - with more being added weekly - at this link.

OK, here is the FLASH! part of the news - let's have a look, shall we?

Details will follow, but we wanted to get a quick 'sketch' out to you all - of Alumni events for the fall of 2011. Fall, as you know is the 'high season' of Night Photography in the San Francisco Bay area, and with all the festivities surrounding the the year-long celebration of "TheNocturnes@20" (our twentieth anniversary!) - we have a number of exciting offerings to present to you.

Again, details to follow, but here are some dates to pencil in:

September 15
"20@24" - We visit Pier 24 again (a group of 20) to see their newest exhibit, simply titled "HERE." - presenting "works produced by Bay Area photographers as well as a range of images of San Francisco, with an emphasis on the late-twentieth century. "HERE." highlights the vibrancy of San Francisco and the surrounding areas through the work of 34 photographers and over 700 images." (from the Web site) http://www.pier24.org

October 7-9

We return to Death Valley for our annual Full Moon Night Photography Workshop - http://www.thenocturnes.com/workshops/deathvalley.html Hurry! Extended registration is closing on September 7th!

October 22-23
"Studio Nocturne" returns to Fort Mason for our 9th Annual Open Studios, part of ArtSpan's city-wide Open Studios - see our new roster of Artists - http://www.studionocturne2011.com. We hope you (as alumni) can make it out to see us, and we are actively recruiting docents for two-hour shifts on the two days of event.

October 29, from 1:30 to 11pm
Semi-annual AlumNight on Mare Island - always a popular fall attraction!

November 9 to December 3
"The Nocturnes 20th Anniversary Photography Exhibit" - held at the Harvey Milk Photo Center, with an Artists Reception on Nov. 9, from 6:30 to 9pm. This is a juried exhibit, showcasing the work of 25-35 Night Photographers, and is open to Alumni of all our workshops, exhibits, one-offs, etc. Details to follow, tho' you might drop us an email expressing your general interest in this.

Did I mention "details to follow?" Keep an eye out for that in our September NightNews - but it might be a good idea to email us now regarding any of the Alumni events you wish to particpate in.

All the best - and Happy Labor Day!

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

Susan Nichols
workshop [at] thenocturnes [dot] com

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

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