The University Art Gallery at Sonoma State University is pleased to announce Picturing Philanthropy: Selections from the SSU Art Collection, an exhibit honoring the gallery’s founding more than four decades ago. The collection will be on view until Dec. 8. A reception celebrating the exhibition will take place Thurs., Dec. 5, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.
“If there’s somethin’ strange in your neighborhood... Who ya gonna call” asked Ray Parker Jr. in his lyrics for the movie Ghostbusters. It’s also a question that parents have probably asked themselves when challenged to deal with and raise children who are different from the norm. Their challenges vary. It could be a physical or medical condition. Perhaps a behavioral, mental or emotional journey. Their children may be differently abled, but they should be loved and supported, nonetheless.
Rohnert Park’s multi-talented and multi-faceted Scott Weaver showed Hahn’s 5th graders some of his toothpick sculptures, such as the hat he has on, as he explains his process for creating them and answering their questions. While there are a handful of others who create toothpick sculptures to Scott’s knowledge, he is the only one who incorporates kinetics in his art.
Photo by Robert Grant