Cover | David Levenson
Landmark (pastel on paper, 2012). David Levenson’s Landmark is a painting of Jackie Robinson as a living, breathing monument, posed in a classic baseball stance—sturdy and strong with steely determination. The sky suggests a beautiful summer afternoon with a definite storm coming in the name of Robinson. Onlookers view him as one would a great landmark, with respect. Some take pictures, some point, all celebrate in his achievements and, by extension, ours. The two men in the upper tier could be men who were denied access and rights, perhaps Negro League players who never got the opportunity to play in the restricted Major Leagues. The young boy with the bat has found his hero. The painting is featured in Out of the Park: The Art of Baseball, an exhibition featuring the work of more than 40 artists at the Krevsky Gallery, 77 Geary St., San Francisco, April 4-May 25, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Opening reception, Thursday, April 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Also check out A Baseball Salon: Memories of the Game, featuring poetry, literature, music, and short films inspired by baseball, Thursday, May 2, 6-9 p.m. For info: (415) 397-9748 or georgekrevskygallery.com.
NEXT MONTH: Elegant and kid-friendly home design, and more Bay Area Boomer stories, including middle-age sleep issues.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Through April 18, The Monthly is accepting personal essays (non-fiction, first-person prose) of up to 900 words for possible publication in our summer literary issue. The theme:
What I miss
Please interpret “What I miss” in any way that resonates for you. A distinct, compelling voice is what we’re after here, along with writing that’s specific and personal. As a regional magazine, we prioritize submissions from those who live or work in the East Bay. To submit, paste your essay into your email to email@example.com and also attach it as a Word document. No exceptions: include your name, email address, and phone number in the body of your email and at the top of your essay. Deadline: Thursday, April 18