Geneva Anderson digs into art

Opening Saturday, August 2—Dana Hooper and Douglas Cruickshank at Toby’s, Point Reyes Station, and Joseph McDonald and Murray Rockowitz at Aqus Café, Petaluma

Sonoma County artist, Dana Hooper spontaneously paints animals and things bathed in gorgeous light.  "Cowgirl," 24 x 36, acrylic on canvas.  courtesy:

Sonoma County artist, Dana Hooper spontaneously paints animals and things bathed in gorgeous light. “Cowgirl,” 24 x 36, acrylic on canvas. courtesy:

Saturday, August 2nd from 1 to 4 pm, Toby’s Gallery—artist reception “Inspired by Patterns” with Petaluma  artist, Dana Hooper, showing paintings inspired by rural Sonoma County, AND Douglas Cruickshank, photographer, columnist and editor, and showing “Photographs of Point Reyes woods and water”   Toby’s Gallery is located at 11250 Highway 1, Point Reyes Station, phone 415.663.1223.   “Inspired by Patterns” runs through September 2, 2014.

"Rock Printing:, portrait of Sam Rockowitz," father of Murray Rockowitz.  2104 marks Murray Rockowitz's 25th year in business as a photographer.  Of course, he's been a photographer most of his life.  Image: courtesy Murray Rockowitz

“Rock Printing,” portrait of Sam Rockowitz, father of Murray Rockowitz, in his print shop, an old iron front building, in downtown Rochester, adjacent the Genesee River. 2014 marks Murray Rockowitz’s 25th year in business as a photographer. Of course, he’s been a photographer most of his life. 15.25 x 15.25 inch Selenium toned gelatin silver print, 1981, twin lens Rollei. Image: courtesy Murray Rockowitz

Saturday, August 2nd from 3 to 5 pm, Aqus Café — artist reception for Petaluma photographer and Digital Grange guru, Joseph McDonald, showing recent work, and Petaluma photographer, Murray Rockowitz, showing “People and their Work.” Aqus Café is located at Petaluma’s Foundry Wharf, 189 H Street, Petaluma, phone 707.778. 6060.


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Petaluma Film Series resumes at Aqus Café

Vanishing of the Bees screening February 13th at the Petaluma Film Series takes a piercing investigative look at the wroldwide disappearance of the honeybee population.

The Petaluma Film Series organized by Peter deKramer is back for its winter 2011 season with films shown every Sunday at Aqus Café in Petaluma.  DeKramer has built a real community, uniting film buffs and concerned citizens in Petaluma through screenings addressing issues of concern.  Every screening concludes with a lively conversation, generally a Q & A with the filmmakers or film sponsor in the relaxed atmosphere of the café.  The winter 2011 season will focus on environmental issues.  Previous screenings have addressed issues as far flung as adoption,

On February 13th  Vanishing of the Bees, directed by George Langworthy and Maryann Henein, will screen at 7 pm.  Honey bees have been disappearing across the planet, vanishing form their hives.  Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to a crisis. Filmed across the US, in Europe, Australia and Asia in 2008-2009, this documentary examines the alarming disappearance of honeybees and the greater meaning it holds about the relationship between mankind and mother earth.  The 90 minute film follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S.  The film is co-presented by Daily Acts

To see a full schedule of films, visit 

Details: films are shown most Sundays of the month at 7 pm at Aqus Café, 2nd & H Streets, Petaluma.  Admission is free but a $4 donation is suggested.

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