Education

Education

Welcome to Wildlife

02/17/2018-05/27/2018
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
Oakland  California

Feb. 17-18, 24-25, Mar. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 31, Apr. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, May 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27 / 2:30-5:00 pm

Calling All Eco-Explorers! Youth ages 5-15 will be up to their elbows in fun, hands-on activities at Welcome to Wildlife. Each weekend your kids will be experiencing and learning something new about the park and the environment.

Learning through interactive experiences, guided park walks, and STEM activities, your young scientists will discover their ecosystem, know about the plants and animals they share this land with, and develop a sense of stewardship for the environment.

Welcome to Wildlife is free to attend!
Register your kids today http://bit.ly/2nxaNEs
Drop-ins are welcome!

Free

Presented by Peralta Hacienda Historical Park.

Computer Help for Adults & Seniors

04/01/2018-05/28/2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunset Branch Library, Children’s Area
San Francisco 

The San Francisco Public Library in association with the Bernard Osher Foundation presents

Sunset Branch Library
1305—18th Avenue (at Irving St.)
(415) 355-2808

Computer Help for Adults & Seniors

Drop-in and get help from a Teen Volunteer!

E-mail
Laptops
Tablets / iPad
Cellphones
Digital Cameras
Other Electronic Devices

Saturdays, from 2 – 4 p.m.
Sundays, from 2 – 4 p.m.
December 2017 – May 2018

Stanford University – Cantor Arts Center

04/04/2018-12/21/2018
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Stanford University – Cantor Arts Center
Stanford  CA

LISTINGS:
Working Metal in 20th-Century Sculpture Jan 31, 2018-April 30, 2018
Metal sculpture created directly by the artist’s hand is the focus of a new exhibition by Sydney Skelton Simon, a PhD candidate in the Department of Art & Art History, whose proposal was selected in the fall. Featuring small-scale sculptures, photographs, and sound recordings, this exhibition explores modes of working with metal that depart from more traditional casting methods.

Betray the Secret: Humanity in the Age of “Frankenstein” April 4, 2018–August 5, 2018

Marking the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, Stanford University is organizing Frankenstein@200. This yearlong series of courses, lectures, conferences, and a film festival will highlight the relevance of Shelley’s text today, as artificial intelligence and advances in engineering and medicine increasingly blur the divide between man and machine. An associated exhibition drawn from the Cantor’s permanent collection will explore the idea of what defines humanity in the age of Frankenstein.

The Dancing Sowei: Performing Beauty in Sierra Leone March 21, 2018–December 21, 2018
This exhibition focuses on one spectacular work in the Cantor’s collection—a sowei mask, used by the women-only Sande Society that is unique to Sierra Leone. Used in dance by senior women of the society, the sowei mask symbolizes knowledge of feminine grace and is part of a young girl’s initiation into adulthood. Thus, for many women of the region, beauty is literally performed into existence through ndoli jowei (the dancing sowei or the sowei mask in performance). Take an in-depth look at a sowei’s aesthetic expressions of elegance, from its serene gaze of inner spirituality to the corpulent neck rolls that signify health and wealth—a beauty as defined and danced by women.

Framing in Time: Photographs from the Cantor Arts Center Reimagined January 24, 2018–May 28, 2018
Each of the short, student-made films in this exhibition will appropriate and re-imagine a photograph from the Cantor’s collection. Striving to shed new light on the original context of the photographs, the films will be shown alongside the Cantor photographs that served as their inspiration. The short films were made by Stanford students in Assistant Professor of Art Srdan Keca’s “Archival Cinema” class during fall quarter 2017.

Womxn, Omen, Wǒmén in Chinatown: Reimagining Symbols of Power and Access

05/05/2018-06/17/2018
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
41 Ross Alley
San Francisco  CA

“Womxn, Omen, Wǒmén in Chinatown: Reimagining Symbols of Power and Access” is a project featuring three emerging female artists from Chinatown – Bijun Liang, Shisi Huang and Vida Kuang – to explore gender and struggles for equity in the neighborhood and beyond, while engaging the community. All artworks are inspired by stories from Chinatown. Presented by the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco at 41 Ross as a part of “Building a Museum Without Walls.”

Opening Reception: Friday, May 4
5-8pm
Exhibit dates: May 5-June 17
Thurs-Sunday, 11-4pm
41 Ross Alley, San Francisco, CA 94108
Link to:

https://www.cccsf.us/women-in-chinatown/

Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting

05/23/2018-09/03/2018
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University
Stanford  CA

The first exhibition at the Cantor Arts Center devoted solely to contemporary Chinese ink painting features more than 40 works of art by nearly two dozen artists. Drawn from the remarkable personal collection of philanthropists and Stanford University alumni Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang, the exhibition focuses on the contemporary period, probing the astonishing diversity of modern ink painting and calligraphy—artistic practices that are among China’s oldest and most enduring art forms. 墨境 Ink Worlds: Contemporary Chinese Painting from the Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang considers ink painting from the 1960s through the present, examining salient visual features and international connections, as well as the ongoing impact of historical techniques, materials, and themes. The exhibition addresses not only the capacity of ink painting to evolve but also the contemporary nature of ink painting as a distinct genre whose achievements are already evident. Modern uses of ink—including photography and film, through which the very definition of ink is being expanded—are also considered. Works from the collection of Peter and Collette Rothschild, the Cantor, and from the Anderson Collection at Stanford University, add to the exhibition’s rich sense of historical consciousnes

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Museum hours:

Monday: 11AM–5PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 11AM–5PM
Thursday: 11AM–8PM
Friday-Sunday: 11AM–5PM

Art Workshop For Adults

05/23/2018-07/07/2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Union City Library
Union City 

Join Local Artist Naghmeh Danishmand for two painting workshops. She started painting and illustrations at the age of nineteen. Her major sources of inspiration are Persian miniatures and poetry. She uses classical beauty to achieve peaceful atmospheres in her work. She has worked with many different techniques but she has focused on watercolor in a traditional style.

The program will be in two sessions: Watercolor on May 23, 2018 and Acrylic on June 7, 2018. Each class is limited to 18 people. Please call or visit the library for registration. Supplies will be provided. All Library programs are free!

All Library programs are free! No reservations are required. The Union City Library is a branch of the Alameda County Library system located at 34007 Alvarado-Niles Road, and is wheelchair accessible. The Library will provide an ASL interpreter for any event with at least seven working days’ notice. For more information, call 510-745-1464.

Meditation: The Secret Of Happiness, Health & Harmony

06/02/2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Newark Library
Newark 

Dr. Manish Saggar, Assistant Professor in the department of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine, and long-time meditator, will explore why downtime is important not just for the brain, but all the way down to individual cells. He will also discuss the role of downtime in everyday life and its ability to enhance our happiness. There will be a short meditation sitting.

Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk, call (510) 284-0677 during library open hours or email Barbara at btelford-ishida@aclibrary.org.

Newark Library is a branch of Alameda County Library. It is located at 6300 Civic Terrace Avenue, Newark, and is wheelchair accessible. For a sign language interpreter or other accommodations, please contact the Newark Library, (510) 284-0677, at least seven working days prior to the event.

Ten Year Anniversary Community Free Day

06/10/2018
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum
San Francisco  

The Museum celebrates community with a free day of live music, gallery performances, art-making, and more. Visitors enjoy special mini tours every 15 minutes between 11:30am and 1:30pm by longtime docents with insights into favorite works of art or architectural elements of the building. Local poets take over the galleries from 2:30 to 4pm to share poetry in conversation with the art on view. Musicians + dancers bring the architecture to life throughout the day including Benny Brussel on violin, Angus Martin on accordion, and AXIS Dance Company. Families find a wide array of hands-on art activities throughout The Museum that build connections to family, friends, and personal heritage.

Free

Presented by Contemporary Jewish Museum

Open House Celebration

06/15/2018-06/16/2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chinatown Him Mark Lai Branch Library 華埠分館
San Francisco  

Please join us for an Open House on June 16th celebrating our library’s 97th birthday and 22nd anniversary of reopening! Enjoy tea and light refreshments with the staff! In addition to the photo displays and a digital memory book documenting the branch’s long history, we will have a Chinese dance performance by the Flying Angels at 3 o’clock and craft making program. All are welcome!

Interactive Children’s Concert

06/22/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mitchell Park
Palo Alto 

Bay Area Folk Singer and Her Group to Perform Interactive Children’s Concert on June 22, in Palo Alto

LOS ALTOS, CA. (April 25, 2018) — Folk musician Kathy Sherman and her band Hey Mom! will perform a free, family-friendly interactive concert Friday, June 22, at Mitchell Park in Palo Alto.

Part of the Friday night summer concert series at the Magical Bridge Playground, located at Mitchell Park, 3700 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto, Sherman and Hey Mom! will perform from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Sherman has been a professional folk musician for 44 years and a music teacher for nine. She performs in three different folk bands and has released six recordings.

Her latest release is an 18-song children’s singalong album, “Let’s Sing!” which features such all-time favorite sing-alongs such as “The Hokey Pokey,” “She’ll Be Comin’ ’Round the Mountain,” “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad,” “How Much is That Doggie in the Window,” and “Teddy Bear’s Picnic.”

The album also has an accompanying “Let’s Sing!” songbook, which includes all of the songs on “Let’s Sing!,” as well as selected songs from Hey Mom!’s “Listen to Your Mama” and “Singing on a Star.”

Sherman recently won a Parents’ Choice Recommended award for “Let’s Sing,” as well as a glowing review:

“Singer and multi-instrumentalist Kathy Sherman welcomes little ears with her renditions of folk and children’s songs, inviting listeners to play and sing along. These 18 tracks include fresh offerings of such traditional fare as ‘I Had a Rooster,’ ‘I’ve Been Working on the Railroad,’ and ‘She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain,’ as well as Dale Marxon’s ‘Waltzing with Bears,’ Peter Alsop’s ‘I Am a Pizza,’ Tom Paxton’s ‘The Marvelous Toy,’ Tom Chapin and John Forster’s ‘Bedtime Round,’ and more. Sherman’s happy mix of tunes is made even happier with the voices of her Good Folk Kids singers.”

In addition to Hey Mom!, Sherman is also member of the Good Folk Collective, the Greek folk duo The Plaka Band. She has recorded and released six albums with the three groups.

About Kathy Sherman
Kathy Sherman started her professional music career at age 15, playing Greek music in clubs, restaurants, festivals , and concerts. She put down her bouzouki, the mandolin-like instrument central to modern Greek music, long enough to earn a BMus in classical guitar performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She was a member of the Electric Guitar Quartet, a classical / comedy group that opened for such guitar luminaries as Leo Kottke, Jorma Kaukonen, John Hartford, The Great Guitars (Barney Kessel, Charlie Byrd, and Herb Ellis) and Free Flight.

Kathy’s current music experiences include Greek folk music with long-time friend and fellow musician, Notis Contoplianos in their group, The Plaka Band. Notis and Kathy have two extraordinary CDs, New Songs of Old Athens (selected for Grammy consideration for best World Music Album), and A Time to Sing, A Time to Dance, a rollicking collection of favorite Greek dance music. For more information about The Plaka Band, please check out their website, ThePlakaBand.com. Kathy also plays classical mandolin for orchestras who have the occasional need for one.

http://www.goodfolksongs.com

https://www.instagram.com/goodfolksongs/

https://store.cdbaby.com/m/cd/kathyshermanandthegoodfo

https://www.facebook.com/kathy.sherman.folk.singer.123829?hc_ref=ARSxYil_PqqCjfBQih1NEnvBFJnE2ogdDAYvxKRTFspGrq8hCv1gsf9bPo36UpZdfUU&fref=nf

http://www.goodfolksongs.com

2018 CREAA Bay Area Real Estate Expo

06/23/2018
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. Anne of the Sunset
San Francisco 

Slime, Wonderful Slime

07/05/2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sunset Branch Library
San Francisco  CA

Come to the Sunset branch and learn to make your very own slime. Join us for some ooey, gooey fun!

All materials provided but space is limited. Please call 415-355-2818 for reservations.