Local art of the day: “Poppies With a View,” a bright oil painting by Menlo Park artist Alice Weil. It’s the polar opposite of the view I see outside my office window right now: gray rainy day, with a distant panorama of the brown summer California hills. Wish we could combine the rain with the green.
The artist is a third-generation Californian who loves to paint under the oaks. And, really, who doesn’t. Her work is in a show at the Portola Art Gallery through the end of the month, together with a group exhibit on sunflowers.
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Local art of the day: “Poppies With a View,” a bright oil painting by Menlo Park artist Alice Weil. It’s the polar opposite of the view I see outside my office window right now: gray rainy day, with a distant panorama of the brown summer California hills. Wish we could combine the rain with the green.

The artist is a third-generation Californian who loves to paint under the oaks. And, really, who doesn’t. Her work is in a show at the Portola Art Gallery through the end of the month, together with a group exhibit on sunflowers.

So even though I spent much of last week writing and editing and headline-crafting and photo-looking-at for our annual cover story on the Palo Alto Weekly photo contest, I still have plenty of photo-appreciation skills left so that I can write a run-on sentence and spot an amazing picture like this at the same time. Yes.
365daysphotography:

SLAC Vanishing Point
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So even though I spent much of last week writing and editing and headline-crafting and photo-looking-at for our annual cover story on the Palo Alto Weekly photo contest, I still have plenty of photo-appreciation skills left so that I can write a run-on sentence and spot an amazing picture like this at the same time. Yes.

365daysphotography:

SLAC Vanishing Point

What’s all this I hear about arts being in trouble in the schools? Why, this mural was doing just fine at Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park the other day.
At least for the moment. We’ll see how the revamped campus looks when the dust settles. Your deadline, ladies and gentlemen, is Sept. 4, when school starts.
Awesome photo from Daniella Sanchez at the Almanac, one of our sister papers.
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What’s all this I hear about arts being in trouble in the schools? Why, this mural was doing just fine at Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park the other day.

At least for the moment. We’ll see how the revamped campus looks when the dust settles. Your deadline, ladies and gentlemen, is Sept. 4, when school starts.

Awesome photo from Daniella Sanchez at the Almanac, one of our sister papers.

Music in Menlo: Is it a scene at the newly renamed Menlo Hub? Looks that way in a story coming this Friday written by my star intern, Maytal Mark. You’ll get to read about the Wednesday-night jam sessions at the downtown restaurant (a recent jam is pictured), and about musician Neil Adler, who divides his time between jazz on the piano and gospel on an East Palo Alto church organ. Photo by Veronica Weber.
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Music in Menlo: Is it a scene at the newly renamed Menlo Hub? Looks that way in a story coming this Friday written by my star intern, Maytal Mark. You’ll get to read about the Wednesday-night jam sessions at the downtown restaurant (a recent jam is pictured), and about musician Neil Adler, who divides his time between jazz on the piano and gospel on an East Palo Alto church organ. Photo by Veronica Weber.

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