Thursday, May 1, 2003
MORE RIGHT ONS...Poet Frances Payne Adler, director of CSUMB''s Creative Writing and Social Action Program, is coming out with The Making of Matriot, a collection of her politically charged poetry. The volume is being published by Red Hen Press, a small nonprofit publishing company in LA that focuses on progressive authors-they launched the Poetry in the Schools project last spring; and they run programs for institutionalized youth in Los Angeles County. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Congrats are also in order for Pacific Grove painter Barry John Raybould, part of the "Informalists" plein air group, who has just released European Landscapes and Cityscapes, a new book telling artists planning a trip to Europe where they can find the best plein air painting spots. Visit www.bjrgallery.com or call 648-1866 for details.
PEACE ART...Under the auspices of CSUMB''s Reciprocal University for the Arts Project, a group of at-risk Salinas teens (truants, former gang members) involved with the Second Chance Youth Program teamed up with university students in a digital art class to create visual messages aimed at steering other kids away from crime. The result is a collection of catchy billboards, posters and bus signs now on display throughout Salinas. Check ''em out at Northridge Mall, and on MST buses.