COVER by Carol Aust
Log Bridge (acrylic on canvas). Carol Aust works in acrylic on canvas and wood panels from her Oakland studio. Her figurative paintings are emotionally charged narrative fragments infused with mysterious tension and secrecy. She often places her figures in precarious environments where anything could happen. Austs work consistently features strong and vibrant colors along with engaging and vulnerable figures. Her influences include Emil Nolde, Marc Chagall, Käthe Kollwitz, and the German Expressionists and her work is represented in private collections throughout the United States. She will be having an open studio with 150 other artists at the Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco on May 7-8, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Building 101, basement #303. View her work at www.carolaust.com.
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Turning a Corner by Mike Rosen-Molina
For some its just a stroll. But for many walking a labyrinth is a journey inward, a path to God, or a tool for improved mental or physical well-being. Sacred to religious pilgrims for centuries, its circuitous pattern is found in nature, in space, in Native American basket weavings, Buddhist mandalas, and even in childrens games. Today, labyrinths are popular in the secular world: Public parks, swimming pools, hospitals, and even jails feature painted or inlaid labyrinths, paths that invite passersby to step in.
Critics Choice for April: The art of butterflies; revivals at San Francisco Ballet; the 48th S.F. International Film Fest delivers drama and documentaries; Benins jazzy, bluesy, soulful band; Aurora mounts Blue/Orange power play.
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