Thursday, July 3, 2003
THE LADY SHOWS OFF HER FACELIFT...Carmel's Sunset Center is permitting a few of her closest media friends a sneak peek of her new look next week, in anticipation of the grand public unveiling of the Center's two-year, $21 million renovation on July 19 during the Carmel Bach Festival's opening night concert. According to Her Honor, Mayor Sue McCloud, the historic building's new incarnation will give the musicians their acoustics and the public its bathrooms--that about sums up everyone's priorities. Me, I just hope the water fountains still work.
PEACE RADIO...Peace activist MacGregor Eddy (see story, pg. 13) has moved her Thursday morning call-in radio show on KHDC Radio Bilingue to a Friday afternoon slot. "Peace and Justice" will now air for a full hour, from 2-3pm, every other Friday beginning July 4--an entirely appropriate start date, Eddy notes. The show started soon after 9-11, when Eddy called station manager Delia Saldivar and asked to make an antiwar statement on the air. Saldivar offered her a regular slot, saying "The [mainstream] media was promoting the war by giving the Administration free 'advertising.'" Eddy's show quickly grew from a five-minute weekly pronouncement to the current call-in and on-air guest format. "Peace and Justice" is a fully bilingual show, with guests, host and callers speaking in both Spanish and English. Tune in to 90.9 FM; reception is good in Salinas and Castroville, spotty south on the Peninsula.
PAINTING FOR THE PUBLIC...The Carmel Art Association has launched a new "artists in the garden" program. Once a month, a member artist will be stationed in the gallery courtyard, creating art live while chatting with passersby. Plein aire painter Mark Farina is scheduled for July 12, from 2-4pm; Dolores between Fifth and Sixth in Carmel.
LISA COSCINO MOVES DOWNTOWN...The Lisa Coscino Gallery has moved from 171 Central Ave. to 216 Grand Ave. in Pacific Grove, and will celebrate with a relocation celebration Saturday, July 12 from 6-10pm. Owner Coscino is very excited about the move, as the new just-off-Lighthouse location will give her greater exhibition space (and, dare we say, better foot traffic). Comedian George Lopez will entertain at the opening night party, and fiesta attire is suggested. (Fiesta attitude, however, is required, according to the invite). Stop by or call 646-1939.