link to Mercury News article
by Bea Garth
For those who would like to know, I am posting the link to an article recently published in the Los Gatos Weekly Times and the San Jose Mercury News about Thursday Gig, the monthly art, poetry/memoir, potluck event that Elizabeth Parashis and I host in Los Gatos and, beginning this Fall, in Campbell at the Stone Griffin Gallery (more on this later). The article is by Heather Zimmerman and can be found here at:
In the article, Heather compares our Thursday Gig to the European salons of the 17th and 18th centuries–with a 21st century twist–since we the artists are hosting the event rather than the cultured rich. This way we the artists (including writers) inspire each other as well as our audience. I have a quote somewhere that advises that the true artist creates his or her audience; so here we have it at Thursday Gig. The amazing thing is that it really is working. We hope this idea catches on elsewhere.
We now have the Gig regularly on the 3rd Thursday except for December when we take a holiday hiatus. For more information please contact Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, July 17th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Thursday Gig: Poetry and Art
This is a new, temporary location in downtown Los Gatos for Thursday Gig (thanks to the L.G.A.A.!), at the previous Linda Durnell Gallery site — so please take note!! It is a beautiful space so we are thankful to have this opportunity to show in it. Pia Di Stefano‘s fantastic artwork should shine in this elegant space plus the spoken word art of our featured poets Chris Arcus and Erica Goss will likely resonate. It should be a very fun night!
Featured poetry reading begins at 7:30 pm
Artist Pia Di Stefano will be featuring her paintings and drawings described as “painting her inner inferno”. She exhibits in Italy, Switzerland, Spain and in New York Galleries. And then Open mike.
Poets: poet/musician Chris Arcus and award winning poet Erica Goss.
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