Sunday, January 29, 2012

Jeanette Sacco-Belli Published "The Great Spirit Says."

Dear Friends,

      Happy New year to you all! I  hope that 2012 will be an especially good year for all of us. I am writing this short note to introduce you to my book which I am happy to announce is finally live! It has been a two plus year project, so you can imagine that I am very happy about its completion. This past year has been challenging for many of us, especially artists and musicians, yet life just keeps marching on and there are always adjustments to make along the way. Never knowing just how long any of us have to live on the Planet, it struck me that rather than waiting for a funeral to leave behind a few special words to the people who are important to me, I  thought I would rather share them now while I am still here.
  In 2009 I had a beautiful life-changing experience. It was very intense and powerful, and had such a calming and up-lifting effect on me I was driven from with-in to document it so I could share the experience (to the best of my ability) through words and art for my family and friends. The book is illustrated with 8 of my paintings (which are a part of the story), and at the end is my Ethical Will and a few expressions written by others who's words touch my heart deeply. It is my hope that those who read it will benefit from the messages contained within it, creating more peace, joy and harmony in their lives. It may also bring to light another interpretation on how to view the world, our connection to it, to each other, and all life. You can find it on the web by typing in The Great Spirit Says. A few previews will come up for you to check out. If you decide to order it, I recommend going directly to  rather than using Amazon or another large company. They are selling the first version of the book which has only 6 paintings in it. At Balboa, they are selling the latest  release, which has the 8 paintings in it, plus the latest revisions. They can be reached at: 1 877 407-4847 x 5032  If you wish, you can have me order it for you as I will be making one large order this week, this will save you the shipping  and handling cost. If you order it from me, it is  26.00 dollars, otherwise it is 30.74.

 I will have a book signing at my home on Sat. Feb.25TH between 6PM and 7PM. at 4011 Marsten Ave. Belmont. I would love to see you there and have you join in on the celebration, there will be wine and goodies!  Thanks for letting me share! Warmly, Jeanette Sacco-Belli 

If you are interested in purchasing the book, please do so through Balboa Press or by contacting Jeanette Sacco-Belli directly.
The Channel sales line:  877-407-4847 x5032.
The information for the book is this:
ISBN:  9781452541297
Author: Jeanette Sacco-Belli
Title: The Great Spirit Says

Saturday, January 21, 2012

School of Arts and Culture @ MHP winter session starts Tuesday January 24th

The School of Arts and Culture at MHP will be opening its Winter Session
Tuesday, January 24th, 2012.

Cristina Velazquez, Visual Artist and Art Educator will be teaching the painting and drawing classes designed for students ages 11 years old - adults

Painting My World          Tuesday           5PM-7PM
Blending Colorful Lines  Tuesday           7PM-9PM

For information on the classes available please contact:

Nelly Torres
Program Developer & Events Coordinator 

School of Arts & Culture at MHP
1700 Alum Rock Ave
San Jose CA 95116

Phone 408.794.6250
Fax 408.272.9920

Friday, January 20, 2012

Marian Yap's Current Artwork

This gift that we artists have is a saving grace.  We can lose ourselves in our creation and execution of our paintings, or whatever else we do to express ourselves.  I’m ready now to show some of the work I have recently completed.  These paintings are on 24” x 24” canvas and are inspired by the haiku poems I have been writing, reading and listening to.
These are just 2 of them:

Hibiki (Echo)


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cristina Velazquez and Nora Raggio are included in the Palo Alto Public Art Commission's New Year Celebration, Thursday, January 19th


Just a quick reminder to please join us at the Palo Alto Public Art Commission's New Year Celebration held on Thursday, January 19th at the Pacific Art League from 5:30 - 8PM.  Learn about our latest public art projects, meet some artists in our collection, and share your thoughts! We hope to see you there.

Cristina Velazquez
Artist Cristina Velazquez's artwork entitled Quitandole Las Lagrimas a Ser Mujer #1, 2009 is new to the collection.
Detail of Nora Raggios artwork
This detail of Nora Raggio's Emboscada Roja/Red Ambush, 2011 is new to the collection.

We are starting 2012 with a BANG!

Welcome to a new year full of exciting prospects, as the Peninsula WCA members are busy publishing books, exhibiting, teaching, creating new amazing artwork, and sharing their wealth of knowledge with one another.

Stay tune for all the details to come...