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Benicia’s Art Galleries Capture the Holiday Spirit

Benicia’s Art Galleries Capture the Holiday Spirit

Benicia’s art galleries are in the holiday spirit and inviting you to visit this month.Benicia Plein Air Gallery's ornament-sized paintingsBenicia Plein Air Gallery, located at 307 1st Street, will have its traditional holiday tree full of ornament-sized paintings....

Benicia Public Library Art Gallery Reopens

Benicia Public Library Art Gallery Reopens

The Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Art Gallery, at the Benicia Public Library, is open. In the midst of so many pandemic-imposed closures, it is a welcome relief to hear about and see re-openings, wherever they occur...especially when it's something that can inspire and...

Remembering Manuel Neri, 1930-2021

Remembering Manuel Neri, 1930-2021

The Benicia artist community lost one of its most brilliant stars in November when Manuel Neri, internationally acclaimed sculptor and painter, passed away at the age of 91. Until recent years when his health declined, Neri lived and worked in a former Congregational,...

Booktails: “Once There Were Wolves”

Booktails: “Once There Were Wolves”

“This is the thing, isn’t it? This is the fear they live with now. The children in us long for monsters to take forms we understand. They want to fear the wolves because they don’t want to fear each other.” Let me start by saying that Once There Were Wolves is at the...

Gallery 621 Re-Opens Up the Street

Gallery 621 Re-Opens Up the Street

After six years on the 300 block of First Street, Gallery 621 has reopened its doors at 920 First Street, Suite 203. An opening reception celebrating the move is planned for Saturday, November 6, from 4:00 to 7:00pm. The Gallery features an eclectic group of...

Booktails: “Nick”

Booktails: “Nick”

“If there is one thing the lost are able to recognize it is the others who are just as wounded and wandering.” -Micheal Farris Smith, NickIf you are a fan of The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, I highly recommend picking up its unconventional prequel. In this...

Picket Fences — November 2021

Picket Fences — November 2021

The moonlight blankets the waves of the bay as Benicia’s residents get ready for an evening of giving, beautiful music, and fabulous clothes. For one resident, this fundraiser is an affair she can’t wait to put behind her. Angela is slipping into a floor-length,...

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