Artifacts 01.12.17

The Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation opens their new group art exhibit 11am-5pm Saturday, Jan. 14.

  • Avery Gallery is opening a show of three artists this Friday. It’s comprised of Milt Jine’s whimsical ceramics and mixed media sculptures, Olga Perry’s fantastical paintings and Will Furman’s award-winning photographs. The opening reception at the Seaside City Hall gallery is 7-8:30pm. SGray@ci.seaside.ca.us.
  • Daniel Troia premiers Two Wheels to Freedom 7pm Friday, Jan. 13, at Pacific Grove Middle School Auditorium. It’s his video travelogue about biking through six European countries. Think Rick Stevens on a bike. There is a panel discussion after the screening. 646-6568.
  • Thirty artist members of the Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation are launching their first group show of the year. It’s called Awesome Art 2017 (if they do say so themselves). Their quaint Cannery Row gallery is always staffed with an artist. This show of multiple mediums begins Saturday, Jan. 14, 11am-5pm. 655-1267, www.mpaf.org.
  • The Henry Miller Library took a pass on its beloved, summer-long Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series last year. But it’s back like it never left. First thing’s first: They want your short (40 minutes or less) films. So… step 1) make a film, 2) email the link to magnus@henrymiller.org, 3) await further instructions. www.BigSurFilm.org.
  • Pay attention to the Carmel Woman’s Club. They bring a rich array of speakers on interesting topics. This Monday, Jan. 16, at 2pm they’re hosting Laverne McLeod, author of Corn Hollow, a historical fictional novel drawn from her life on a Southern farm during the civil rights movement. $10 for guests. 624-2866.
  • A monthly paper newsletter called The Mutual Friend comes to the Weekly office. It’s a dispatch of the Monterey Peninsula Dickens Fellowship, which was founded in 1991. It seems to concern itself with social functions revolving around the life and books of Charles Dickens. The Dec. 29, 2016, one-pager tells news of a dinner in March at “Beth’s house” in which chapters 32-40 of David Copperfield figure into the proceedings; there is news that Dickens World in Kent, England, which included a Great Expectations-themed water ride and a 4D movie at Peggotty’s boathouse, has closed; the group has decided to donate to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) and Community Foundation Fund for Homeless Women because “both of these charities serve populations about which Dickens felt strongly”; and there is a passionate and political call to humanitarian arms drawing parallels between Trump and Scrooge. Go ahead now. 372-7625.

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