I s s u e: N o v e m b e r 2 0 0 4
by Elena Zolotnitsky
Tavern (oil painting). Zolotnitskys cover art is a grotesque version
of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings, which depicted a feigned
but plausible reality. Constructed largely from ordinary, observable details,
the work of Metsu, Terborch, Vermeer, Van Mieris, and other genre painters
depicted narratives but endowed them with abstract concepts. Zolotnitsky
has tried to take their concept to another level. The original size of
the Old Tavern is 72" x 56" (and is available for purchase). See more
of her work at www.zolotnitsky.com. or at these local venues: Rockridge
Beauty Salon this month, and at Barbara Anderson Gallery in Berkeley,
as part of the group show "Holiday Color," through December.
For more information, call (510) 848-3822. For a studio appointment, call
F E A T U R E
Special Forces by
Law Corps, Oaklands team of superhero lawyers, is cleaning up the
citys neediest neighborhoods while helping
the poor. The brainchild of City Attorney John Russo, the Corpss
mission is to seek out substandard housing, liquor store zoning, and illegal
dumping. But even with their wins, funding for these overachieving lawyers
is uncertain. Why isnt Oakland backing them wholeheartedly?
O L U M N S
Around by Cornelia Read
your tastes are retro or techno, todays innovative kitchen appliances
have it all: an oven that doubles as a fridge, a refrigerator with built-in
TV, video, and even internet access.
Food by Michael Wade Simpson
is the new wine. This sweet little
morsel is popping up on the dinner table in surprising concoctions and
is even touted as a health elixir. Meet the Bay Areas chocolatiers
and find out where to get your next fix.
D E P A R T M E N T S
Berkeley artist Leonard Pitts sculpture may look familiar to this
years Burning Man attendees. Pitt has been building the tetrahedral
wooden structures since the 1960sbut theyre just a part of
the work on view at his first art show. A man of varied interests, he
will also lecture on Irish healing and exhibit his photographsmany
taken over the years in Paris.
Choice for November: Whats between Vermeer and van Gogh; More
surprising repertory at Diablo Ballet; Film takes on gay black men; Rhythm
and words at Yoshis; Great American (political) musical.
The Monthlys menu of local restaurants.
Monthlys catalog of goods and services.
Kilduff File: Daniel Handler, creator of Lemony Snicket and The Unfortunate
Series of Events, talks about the upcoming movie, his own childhood, and
secrets of parenting.
from around the country.