Thursday, August 21, 2003
MONTEREY BOOKS...A veritable avalanche of books about Monterey County have been published lately. Well, three at least, all of them published by Arcadia Publishing as part of its "Images of America" series: the newly-released Point Sur by Carol O''Neil, a pictorial history of the rocky outpost and the 19th-century lighthouse erected thereupon; last October''s Monterey Peninsula, The Golden Age, by Kim Coventry, a photographic history of our region from 1880 to 1940; and A Monterey Album: Life by the Bay, images of everyday life in Monterey over the past century compiled and written by Dennis Copeland and Jeanne McCombs. Copeland and McCombs will be at the Monterey Public Library Saturday, Aug. 23 but the event is already full. A repeat performance is set for October however, so call 646-3949.
WTC MEMORIES... This is the last week to catch N J Taylor''s thought-provoking exhibit at Seaside City Hall''s Avery Gallery. Inspired by her visit to the Twin Towers'' observation deck just prior to 9-11, the Monterey artist created a series of 14 watercolor collages based on her reflections on the towers and their terrible destruction. Each image bears a "cancellation stamp" using the invented name Anu Tamara (a new tomorrow), but Taylor insists the work "is not a political statement, [but] a personal journey." Stop by before it comes down Aug. 28.