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Join KRCB-FM for the SOFA Arts District's annual street festival: Winterblast! There will be food, family entertainment, live music, performers, costumes, puppets, the SOFA parade and ART! This event is FREE.  

KRCB-FM will be in the garden at Chroma Gallery, 312 South A Street, serving beer and wine - with proceeds going to KRCB North Bay Public Media. 

Tiffany Camhi

The Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is still a few weeks away. But The Museum of Sonoma County is getting a head start on the festivities with a new exhibition that opened this week. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi reports.

Tiffany Camhi

When a tree falls it’s often chopped up and hauled away. Some might use it as firewood or it could end up in a wood chipper. But for one woodworking couple in Marin County, a fallen tree offers artistic inspiration. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi reports.

Several pieces of Barbara Contini and Patrick McDonnell's work will be showcased at this years Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival. Find more of their handmade boards, bowls and vases at Nicasio Woodworks.

David Keaton

  The town of Sonoma will welcome the largest exhibition of public art in its history this summer. Metal sculptor Albert Paley will be represented by nine monumental yet fanciful artworks, installed in locations near the center of town. The exhibition is organized by the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. Steve Mencher reports.

 

Marin County Honors Artist Tom Killion

Jan 6, 2017

Marin County artist Tom Killion has spent his life applying Japanese woodcut printmaking techniques to his views the region’s landscapes. Now he has received that county’s highest honor for his works.

Tamalpais Walking--first published in 2007 and reissued as a paperback in 2013 -- is the most recent in a series of collaborations between Killion and poet Gary Snyder. Their previous joint effort was The High Sierra of California in 2002.

When Psychedelia Flowered in the North Bay

Dec 13, 2016
History Museum of Sonoma County

As the 50th anniversary of San Francisco's “Summer of Love” approaches, a new exhibit at the Sonoma County Museum examines that how era played out in the North Bay.

The North Bay was a low-key, out-of-town "incubator" for musicians from the San Francisco scene, observes Eric Stanley, curator for the History Museum of Sonoma  County.

For a dozen years, volunteers have been working diligently to restore the historic gardens on Alcatraz Island. Now the results of those efforts have been documented in a series of details, full-color drawings by dozens of botanical artists.

The idea for the florilegium arose in 2012, explains Sebastopol artist Nina Antze, when another artist took some visitors to see the historic island prison, which is now a national park site.

Tiffany Camhi

Have you ever gone into an art gallery and seen a particular work of art and thought...huh? For one Marin County couple that’s the exact effect they want to get at their art gallery at their art gallery. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi has more.

Find the entire McBag collection online here. And check back often as the gallery adds more "bad art" to the collection regularly.

The Healing Power of Artful Temples

Aug 15, 2016
Brad Templeton

  Petaluma artist David Best began building temples almost by accident, first for Burning Man and now other places as well, as he seeks ways to expand their healing power into the world at large.

  In creating his temples, Sculptor David Best asserts that there is one quality he does not strive for.

Medusa’s Return to Burning Man

Aug 14, 2016
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  From the neck up, she is 26 feet tall, with a head-full of fire-breathing snakes. It’s the Burning Man version of Medusa, the attention-commanding creation of Petaluma artist Kevin Clark.

Behind the mask and beneath the flaming snakeheads, medusa also offers a communal space, explains the man who (with considerable help) made her.

Remembering the Running Fence, 40 Years Later

Mar 10, 2016

  The Running Fence, Sonoma County’s most iconic artwork, embodied some curious contradictions.  It was public art created without public funds, and took ten times longer to erect that it actually stood. Yet despite—or perhaps because of that short physical existence, it lives on vividly, in both artifacts  and memory.

  While the Running Fence was striking and unusual, SSU Art History professor Michael Schwager says it can also be seen as part of the Earth Art movement that began in the mid-20th Century.  

California: A State of Change

Apr 15, 2015

Even before the first western men reached California, the natural environment was altered by the presence of native people. In State of Change, an impressive work or historical ecology, Laura Cunningham illustrates what the state might have looked like then—or even hundreds of years earlier.

Jordan D. Schnitzer
Photo credit: Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services

Sunday, April 5th at 10am:
 

Tune in for Curtain Call at its new time, Sunday morning at 10, when your host, Charles Sepos, chats first with art collector and philanthropist, Jordan Schnitzer. They talk about the exhibition “Andy Warhol to Kara Walker: Picturing the Iconic,” opening April 10th at the newly expanded Art Museum of Sonoma County.

 

Sonoma County Museum to Become Two Facilities

Aug 10, 2014
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  History and art have shared an awkward co-existence within the Sonoma County Museum in downtown Santa Rosa. Now each subject area will soon be getting a separate space in side-by-side facilities at the current site.

An Ancient Artform in the Modern World

Jul 9, 2014

  A 4,000 year-old art form is alive and well in a Santa Rosa Orthodox church. In this story from the KRCB archives, the North Bay Report visited an artist who was applying that ancient technique to a contemporary building in Santa Rosa, in December, 2005.

"The Body in Bodega Bay"

May 12, 2014

Old and more recent events in local history are strands in a brand new mystery novel based on the Sonoma coast, as a pair of frequent visitors from the Midwest set their art-themed novel there. 

  Having two authors share a single, first-person narrative voice can be a tricky balance. Michael Hinden says he and his wife, Besty Draine, manage it by trading off regularly, and through a "non-aggression pact" regarding each other's editorial choices.

Korean Art Exhibit Brings Controversial History Lesson

Feb 6, 2014

A visiting art exhibit from Santa Rosa’s Korean sister city is also making a statement about the US role during and after the Korean War.

The Sonoma County Museum has scheduled a full weekend of special events, including speakers and film showings, about the Jeju Incident ant the Camelia Has Fallen exhibit.  See the schedule of activities here.

Art for the dogs

Feb 6, 2014
Paws for Love

"Paws for Love" celebrates their 15th anniversary art show this Saturday. Since it's inception this foundation, which turns dogs into artists, has aided thousands of needy dogs, and put thousands of paintings into local homes

The 15th anniversary Paws for Love gala:

Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM at Finley Community Center Auditorium 2060 West College Avenue at Stony Point Santa Rosa, CA  Advance tickets can be purchased online

The Civic Role of Public Art

Jan 15, 2014

  The City of Santa Rosa is working on a Public Art Master Plan—for the downtown area and beyond--that will is due to be completed later this year. In connection with that, the city’s Art In Public Spaces program and the Sonoma County Museum are hosting a presentation and discussion this evening that looks at how the city of Oakland has incorporated public in in their downtown revitalization efforts.

Community Supported Art

Dec 6, 2013

  A small group of artists in Healdsburg is trying out a new way to support their work. Taking a page from local farmers, the members of the 428 Collective are launching their own CSA program, signing up subscribers for Community Supported Art. To find out more about it, Bruce Robinson talks with one of the collective members on the Exchange today.

A Permanent 'Temple of Remembrance'

Oct 14, 2013
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  Applying delicacy and detail to 50,000 pounds of sheet steel, Petaluma artist David Best has created a new, metal Temple of Remembrance that is being permanently installed in a Sonoma County sculpture garden.

Defining Disability Art

Aug 25, 2013
Petaluma Arts Center

As more and more people with disabilities of all sorts are creating all sorts of art, it’s becoming more visible—and harder to classify.

The current shows featuring works by artists with disabilities include:

 Undercover Genius:  The Creative Lives of Artists with Disabilities

July 12 – Sept. 15 

Petaluma Arts Center,

230 Lakeville Street,

Petaluma, CA  94952

(707) 762-5600

Spreading the Maker Movement

May 13, 2013
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  First there was MAKE magazine. Then there were the Maker Faires. And there’s still more making on the way. Bruce Robinson has a sampling. 

  Described as "The Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth," the 8th annual Bay Area Maker Faire will be held at the San Mateo Events Center May 18 & 19, 2013. Get more information here, or click here for tickets.

The Covers Story

Apr 9, 2013

A 12-inch square offers artists a flexible frame for all kinds of artistry, so it’s little wonder that many record album covers have become such memorable images. A new documentary examines the stories behind some of those covers, and KRCB’s Bruce Robinson talked with the film-maker.

The Cover Story is being shown twice this week at the Sonoma International Film Festival, at 10:30 am on Thursday, April 11 (at Murphy's Pub) and at 9 pm on Saturday, April 13 (at the Vintage House). 

The Credeaux Canvas

Mar 1, 2013

Saturday, March 2 at 6 pm

 The Credeaux Canvas, by Keith Bunin
   Three young people struggle to survive their “quarter-life crisis,” weighing friendship against fortune. The broadcast includes an interview with the playwright and a feature on art forgeries.

LA Theatre Works

Feb 21, 2013

February 23 – A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry

The landmark story of a working-class African-American family struggling to maintain dignity in a harsh world. A Raisin in the Sun is a seminal American drama and a heroic testament to hope.

Outbeat Collage

Feb 15, 2013

February 17, 2013 – Outbeat Collage with Gary Carnivele & Mikala Kennan

Hosts Mikala Kennan and Gary Carnivele welcome Emily Webster, the Program Director of Sebastopol Area Senior Center, who has organized the second LGBT and Friends Dance and Meet-Up. Later in the hour, Raynetta James from the Occidental Center for the Arts will discuss the Center’s new Friday night film series.