July 2012


Timeline Project at Arts Benicia

This summer, Arts Benicia continues to celebrate its 25th Anniversary year with the Timeline Project. The idea is simple; we are laying out documentation of our history in chronological order around the gallery, on tables and on the walls. We have images, posters, flyers, notebooks, cards and much more. This is not a regular exhibition, but an opportunity to interact with our extensive and surprisingly interesting records. The gallery will be open Thursday - Sunday, from 12:00 to 5:00 pm, July 26 through August 12. The Timeline is an interactive project. You are invited to look though our extensive collection of notebooks, one for each exhibition. You can bring your own stories and historical images and post them on our walls. Meet your friends here, look over our past, and...

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California Parks  Dept. Underreports $54 Million


California Parks Dept. Underreports $54 Million

Surplus discovered in Parks Department budget evokes anger amid State Park closures

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July 28 & 29: Benicia Fine Art & Jazz Festival


July 28 & 29: Benicia Fine Art & Jazz Festival

The 5th Annual Benicia Fine Art & Jazz Festival brings something for everyone.  The event will take place Saturday and Sunday, July 28th and 29th in Downtown Benicia. With the Carquinez Straits as the picturesque backdrop, along the beautiful waterfront promenade and the First Street Green this family-friendly event features top jazz musicians from the Bay Area and around the country, a juried fine art marketplace, gourmet foods, refreshing wine and beer selection, and a children's art and activity area. The children’s art and activity alley will be hosted by Arts Benicia.  They will host multiple art activities for kids and parents to engage in throughout the day.   Other activities for children to young adults include inflatable jumps and...

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Reading At The Rellik To Feature Steven Boyett

On Sunday, July 15th between 3 and 5 p.m., the Benicia Literary Arts will present a reading, featuring Steven R. Boyett, a writer of several novels including Ariel, Elegy Beach, and Mortality Bridge. He has earned acclaim for his lectures and readings. As a DJ he produces two of the world's most-popular podcasts, Groovelectric and Podrunner. See: www.steveboy.com/bio.html Local poets Peter Bray and Jeff Burkhart, as well as other writers will also read. The first hour will include readings by these featured writers; the second hour will be open mike. BLA first had a poetry reading at The Rellik in March, which was very well attended. This reading will be a blend of prose and poetry. All readings will be short enough to be appropriate...

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Four Poet Laureates to Read at Benicia’s Rellik Tavern

by Jeanne Steinmann

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Benicia Wine Walk Huge Success

Benicia Main Street's recent "Wine Walk,"  offering attendees a chance to taste a variety of regional and imported wines in Downtown Benicia, turned out to be a successful event. Fifteen different wines were poured inside participating downtown shops, providing an enjoyable afternoon to “sip, walk, and shop.” Attendees were able to stroll First Street with glass in hand, tasting different wines, from reds to whites to sparkling. Many participating business also offered hors d'oeuvres. Happening the same day as the Art Walk, residents and visitors alike were able to taste while they looked at galleries and art installations inside the many shops with space on walls to hang prints and paintings.

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