"Night News" - an occasional missive from the darkness
Vol.14 No.2
"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


The "hissing of summer lawns" is upon us now, and we've quite a number of items scheduled for these warm months - and while, in the past, the season represented a quiet period up here at "Nocturnes Corners" - this does not seem to be the case in Twenty-Twelve!

So, let's just see what the fuss is all about, and have a look at July's calendar . . .

Our recent Workshop, held up at Fort Ross and Point Arena was a great success - now, it's time to set our sights on the second part of this "Northerrn Nocturne" offering - the exhibit, A Little Night Music - to be held at Gualala Arts Center October 5-28, with an opening reception Friday, October 5, from 5 to 7pm. Prospectus for the open-themed exhibit is available on the Gualala Arts Web site - here.
Fort Ross graveyard
Fort Ross lookout, Pacific

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. Why not make plans now to come on out and see us!?

Now, for some quick reminders of other events:
Our latest online Exhibit, "The Nocturnes 2012" is now open for submissions. Continuing a tradition of open-themed biennial exibits, these shows have always proved popular! Check out our EXHIBITS page for rmore details about this and other offerings!

Harvey Milk Photography Center invites its members and Recreation and Park Department staff to submit work to the exhibit: Off the Beaten Path, showcasing the large variety of green spaces our city has to offer, from popular destinations such as Golden Gate Park, Dolores Park, and Alamo Square Park, to vast, lesser known parks, including Glen Canyon Park and John McLaren Park, as well as mini-parks and hidden stairways nestled throughout town. Color, black and white, digital and film photography will be accepted. Deadline for submissions is Saturday, June 23, at 4 p.m. - details here.

SF Recreation & Parks Department invites the public to Photo Exhibition at the Lodge - in the lobby of McLaren Lodge, in Golden ate Park, featuring photography by members and staff at Harvey Milk Photo Center. McLaren Lodge, now home to SF Recreation and Parks was built in 1896 as the home and office of the park superintendent, John McLaren, who became commissioner in 1887 and lived there until his death in 1943. Tim has two images in the show from the long-running series - Interiors: The F-Market Line (expect to see more of these historic streetcars later this year!). Details, dates, and directions here
Path of Light, Golden Gate Park

The Nocturnes return again to RayKo Photo Center (where The Nocturnes Workshop Series was born!), in San Francisco for another well-attended urban Night Photography Workshop - July 12, 19, and 26. Included are locations in the South of Market district, including Yerba Buena Gardens, normally off-limits to tripods after dark!

Tim's popular workshop series: "Postcards from San Francisco" are being offered again this summer at Harvey Milk Photo Center.
Locations and dates for July:
Palace of Fine Arts - 7/11 - a Classic SF locale!
Chinatown - 7/18 - an ever-popuar site!
Treasure Island - 7/25 - with SF skyline!

Our 3-nite Full Moon NPy Workshop is again being offered September 28-30, 2012 at locations in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, including Fort Mason, historic Presidio of San Francisco, and the Marin Headlands.

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 this year!

Zeum, Merry-Go-Round, San Francisco
Palace of Fine Arts, Study 2
All images in this NightNews are recent work, done on location, by Tim - Enjoy!
Treasure Island
Creatures of the nght, Chinatown

Hope to see you at one or all of these events!

Susan Nichols
workshop [at] thenocturnes [dot] com

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