Public Events

The Outdoor Art Club offers a number of free programs that are open to the public.  To better engage the public by providing maximum outreach, we will be hosting these programs via Zoom.  

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Though these events are free, we hope you will consider making a donation to the Outdoor Art Club to help support them.  The OAC is facing an unprecedented revenue shortfall due to the loss of rental income during COVID-19, and this, unfortunately, threatens our ability to continue funding these events.  If you are interested, please make a donation by clicking the DONATE button below.  Thank you for your consideration. 
 

 

Upcoming Events

FEAR & ISOLATION POST-PANDEMIC

MENTAL HEALTH AND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: A TALE OF TWO MARINS
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28TH – 1 PM

Dr. Elizabeth Horevitz, Chief Behavioral Health Officer at Marin Community Clinics, will discuss how the intersection of income inequality, health disparities and the COVID-19 pandemic has created a disproportionate toll on the mental health of Marin’s Latinx immigrant community. She will share stories of risk and resilience, and outline a path forward for eliminating Marin’s pervasive health and mental health inequities that were laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Program Chair:  Janet Hines

CLICK TO REGISTER: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tDDYCO8WQG22PfPUSQ2GMA

BRIDGING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER THROUGH ART

BRIDGING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER THROUGH ART

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH – 1 PM

Across the United States, South America and in Paris, Greta McLain’s murals/mosaics use the power of visual language to activate and bond the voices of diverse communities. (President Obama has even Tweeted and posted McLain’s powerful murals on Instagram!) By designing public spaces to enrich positive energy and celebrate the people, histories, challenges and richness that exist in surrounding communities, McLain’s murals strive to express the narrative of the neighborhood from the point of view of the people who live there.

McLain Bennett, Cultural Arts Event Chair

CLICK TO REGISTER: 

https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hD6U_YdjSxGIiZklSC2F8g

BOOK PASSAGE’S ANNUAL HOLIDAY BOOK FAIR

BOOK PASSAGE’S ANNUAL HOLIDAY BOOK FAIR

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2ND – 1 PM

When Elaine Petrocelli describes the heart and soul of her favorite new literature and non-fiction books, we are as spellbound as if we’re listening to her create her own masterpiece on the spot! Come join this beloved yearly event and leave with the perfect gift order for everyone on your holiday list.

Barbara Robertson, Cultural Arts Event Chair

CLICK TO REGISTER:

https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5Y0QFzEJRd2Xz_m7PfIzzA

FINDING ART IN THE OCEAN

FINDING ART IN THE OCEAN

THURSDAY, JANUARY 2OTH, 2022 – 1 PM

Josie Iselin is a fine art photographer and book author passionate about the natural world around her. Josie is intent on looking closely at the objects of our world and asking how we can learn both about and from them. Her newest book, The Curious World of Seaweed, takes a deep dive into the ocean universe of marine algae, creating a nexus where art and science converge. She holds a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard and an MFA from San Francisco State University. Her writing and art focused on seaweed, kelp and sea otter, put her on the forefront of ocean activism, collaborating with scientists and groups working to preserve the kelp forests of our Pacific Coast. Through art, design and research, Iselin will delight you with her gorgeous seaweed imagery.

Kathy King, Cultural Arts Event Chair

CLICK TO REGISTER:

https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5fMfoqNDTzGDURcTP6cKhw

WILDLIFE IN MARIN: FRIEND AND FOE

WILDLIFE IN MARIN: FRIEND AND FOE

THURSDAY, JANUARY 27TH, 2022 – 1 PM

The Bay Area is teeming with wildlife – playful squirrels, lovely birds, and those not so welcome – rats, skunks, raccoons and coyotes.  How do we deal with the “problems” these animals may present when them we meet on the trail or in our backyards? That’s where Alison Hermance, Director of Communications at WildCare comes in.  With her 18 years of experience at WildCare in San Rafael, Alison will share facts and anecdotes to teach us how to make peace with our wild neighbors.  She’ll help us learn how to keep some animals at bay and how to accept others into our space.  We’ll also learn how animals are cared for at WildCare and what to do if we find an ill or injured animal.

Program Chair:  Mary Herr

CLICK TO REGISTER: 

https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_l6M3u46IQFibG47ME89M-Q

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DANCE AND MENTAL WELL-BEING

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DANCE AND MENTAL WELL-BEING

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH, 2022 – 1 PM

Speaker: Ben Needham-Wood, former Smuin Ballet Dancer, educator, choreographer

Award-winning dancer Ben Needham-Wood studied ballet from an early age. After beginning his career as a Company Artist with the Louisville Ballet he found his true passion in contemporary ballet, and in 2013 he joined the Smuin Contemporary Ballet where he danced for 7 seasons. Ben continues to be very active in choreography, dance education, and arts leadership and administration.  Ben Needham-Wood will discuss his residency studying dance and mental health.

Ben Needham-Wood’s website: http://www.bneedhamwood.com

Sherri Yoshizu and Pamela Cooper, Cultural Arts Event Chairs

CLICK TO REGISTER: 

https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zsFlENu4Q8GeAFm7JHr9-A

108 BELOVED OBJECTS: A SPECIAL SOLO PERFORMANCE BY JEFF GREENWALD

108 BELOVED OBJECTS

A Special Solo Performance by Jeff Greenwald, Author/Journalist/Ethical Traveler

THURSDAY, MARCH 31ST, 2022 – 1 PM 

“What do a pink elephant, a Cuban beer bottle, and a Krishna statue have in common? All are among the 108 Beloved Objects featured in author/journalist Jeff Greenwald’s new one-man show. With COVID-19 squashing his travel assignments, Jeff decided to take an inward journey – around his Oakland flat. He picked out 108 objects, all of which evoked personal passages, and made a decision: He would part with the items but hold onto their stories …” https://themarsh.org/.

Jeff is the author of eight books, including Shopping for Buddhas and The Size of the World. He co-authored The Nine Gifts with Christine Marie Mason, and Out of Nothing with Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey. He is the executive director of the non-profit Ethical Traveler, a global alliance dedicated to creating positive global change through travel. Jeff is a Member Emeritus of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, a faculty member of the Book Passage Travel Writers’ Conference, and a sworn enemy of fascism in all its forms, foreign or domestic.

Lynn Fabian Lasner, Cultural Arts Event Chair

CLICK TO REGISTER: 

https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__7U3WMTDSVOUIq0eytvrow

DEMENTIA OR ALZHEIMERS? ADVICE/SUPPORT FOR CAREGIVERS

DEMENTIA OR ALZHEIMERS? ADVICE/SUPPORT FOR CAREGIVERS

THURSDAY, APRIL 7TH, 2022 – 1 PM 

Gene Girimonte and Shelley Dombroski from The Alzheimer’s Association will give an overview of the distinction between Alzheimer’s and Dementia.  They will present the latest treatments and medical facts.  Along with this presentation, Gene and Shelley will discuss effective communication strategies and will address hands-on care, best practices and resources for CareGivers.  Their talk will conclude with a Q&A session.

Program Chair:  Joanne Zavlaris

CLICK TO REGISTER: 

https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7eOKptycRACNLoMM8W0R7Q

PEACEBUILDING ON THE FRONTLINES – SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND

PEACEBUILDING ON THE FRONTLINES – SEARCH FOR COMMON GROUND

THURSDAY, MAY 5TH,  2022 – 1 PM 

We are honored and excited to host speakers from the World’s Largest Peace Building Organization, Search for Common Ground (Search). VP of Human Resources, Jacqueline Oburu, interviews Judy Kimamo, Country Director, Search for Common Ground, Kenya

Creativity and ingenuity have always been hallmarks of the Search for Common Ground approach. In just one of many innovative initiatives, Judy Kimamo helped to restore Kenya’s economy when she led her team in a breakthrough project to stop extremists from sneaking into Kenya. (Responding to the extremist threat, the government had banned nighttime fishing, thus tanking the coastal economy.) Posing as fishermen, Kimamo’s team successfully arranged digital identity cards for fellow fishermen, convincing the government to lift the nighttime fishing ban and restore economic balance! Join us to learn how Search’s five values: Collaboration, Audacity,Tenacity, Empathy and Results are keys to their amazing mission and work. We guarantee you’ll be inspired.

Carol Banquer, Cultural Arts Event Chair

CLICK TO REGISTER: 

https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DdIvge1BQSWo3RgxszFZgQ