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#3, Tuscany (acrylic on canvas). Father Poulin is a monk and artist
who lives at Incarnation Monastery in Berkeley. His landscapes begin as
black canvases; Poulin applies up to 25 layers of black gesso before outlining
his drawings in white chalk. He then adds layer after layer of color,
first with broad strokes, then with ever-smaller brushes. Poulin calls
the style "contemplative." For information about his original
paintings, contact the artist at (510) 845-0601. Cards and reproductions
of his work are available at the ACCI Gallery, 1652 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley.
F E A T U R E
years arrest of Shannon Williams, the "Teacher Prostitute,"
led to a controversial initiative on Berkeleys ballot to deprioritize
prostitution. Advocates argue it will make for safer conditions for sex
workers. But local politicians and other opponents think it will increase
Berkeleys street crime. Williams shares her story exclusively with
C O L U M N S
single woman with two kids ponders whether finding a romantic partner
should be on her to-do list.
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UP FRONTPeople, Arts,
Growth: The increasing presence of conventional food processors in
the organic industry is raising debate about whether the values of organic
agriculture and the motives of big business can coexist.
Choice for October: Self-taught
artists; Mark Morris at Zellerbach; Guy Maddins primitive films;
Piano trio at Jazzschool; Golden Threads Middle Eastern plays.
Monthlys menu of local restaurants.
Monthlys catalog of goods and services.
Kilduff File: Furniture maker Garry Knox Bennett talks on wood.
Korner: Cartoons from
around the country.