Thursday Gig: May 21, 2009

Here’s the deal on the current Thursday Gig. The Gigs are held the 3rd Thursday of each month.

Thursday Gig
presents: ‘Art & The Spoken Word’

Thursday, May 21, 2009
6:30 – 9:30 pm

Artist – Marianne Bickett
Composer – Brian Belet
Musician – Jacques Bickett-Belet
(w/ the band Aivar)
Open Mic follows
411 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell
Please look at directions below description of features

This is a Pot Luck BYOB event
Donations of $1 would be appreciated
If you can’t bring food or donate, come anyway : )

by Marilyn Bickett, copyright 2009
Rosemary, painting by Marianne Bickett, copyright 2009

Featured BAND: AIVAR (with Jacques Bickett-Belet)
AIVAR (pronounced ‘eye-var’), reggae/rock band, will play an acoustic set during the pot luck. All members will be singing and accompanying themselves on acoustic guitar, djembe drum, saxophone, and bass 408-802-6067

FEATURED ARTIST: Marianne Bickett
Marianne Bickett has been a teacher for over thirty years, in special and regular education, and art. She graduated from Black Hills State University in South Dakota, attended Arizona State University art school and graduated from the University of Illinois School of Art and Design with a Master’s in Art Education (1986). Marianne has taught art in Arizona and Massachusetts, and is currently teaching in the Campbell Union Elementary School district as a part-time art teacher at Forest Hill School.

Featured COMPOSER: Brian Belet

Brian Belet lives in Campbell with his partner and wife Marianne Bickett and son Jacques Bickett-Belet. Here he composes, hikes, and tends to his fruit trees and roses. To finance this real world he works as Professor of Music at San Jose State University, where he teaches composition, computer music, and coordinates the music systems & theory area.
A few academic stats:
He holds the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in composition from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1990. His music is published on audio CDs produced by the University of Illinois (2008), Capstone Records (2008, 1998), IMG Media (2006), and Frog Peak Music (1998). His most recent theoretical publication was “Theoretical and formal continuity in James Tenney’s music,” Contemporary Music Review, (2008). He has received support grants from the American Composers Forum, Meet the Composer, and San Jose State University. More information is listed on his web site (

Directions: to the Stone Griffin Art Gallery
411 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell, CA
Going South on Hwy 17 Take Camden Ave. exit. Turn left at Bascom Ave.
Go north until you see Campbell Ave. where the Pruneyard Shopping Center is. Campbell Ave. is between Camden Ave. and Hamilton Ave.
Turn towards sunset. You will go under Hwy 17 overpass – go until you see railroad tracks where there will be a traffic light. You will see a road forking off to the right called Civic Center Dr. – don’t take it – keep going straight.
Drive over the railroad tracks and look to your right. The gallery is 2 doors up from the tracks. Parking lot is between the tracks and the buildings or on the street.
Please note that parking in Downtown Campbell is quite limited, and a handy alternative is taking VTA’s Light Rail (Vasona line) to the ‘Downtown Campbell’ station. The gallery is just one block from the station.

Thurs. Gig Contact Info: Elizabeth Parashis ~
PH: 408/410-2313;

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