Six and a half months in

Whirligig Interview with Ever Rodriguez

We feel so lucky to have been spending some of our screen time getting to know more about Ever Rodriguez and his lovely La Feroz Press.

Ever is a letterpress printer, artist, poet, musician, community activist, and librarian! Read Ever’s Whirligig Interview here.


Election Countdown Series 2020
46 images/46 days/46th president

On September 17, Kent Manske launched a new series of artworks exploring reasons to consider casting a vote. One image per day via instagram. The series is documented here.

September 24. 39 Days to Vote! 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A deep thank you to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for her unselfish work providing opportunities to women and men to discover their potential and break the destructive pattern of uncivil control and dominance over people’s lives.

Kent Manske, Thank you RBG, 2020.

Bird, Nest, Nature

The Bird, Nest, Nature exhibition will officially reopen at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, California from October 13 – December 20, 2020 with advance reservations required. The exhibition can also be viewed virtually. Kent’s Nest IV was selected for this exhibition.


Emotional Numbness: The Impact of War on the Human Psyche and Ecosystems

Nanette Wylde, On Judgment: The Book of Bully

Nanette’s On Judgment: The Book of Bully is included in this international exhibition in Tehran, Iran, curated by Atefeh Khas and Minoosh Zomorodinia.

View the Iranian exhibition in 3D interactive format here. Head upstairs to view On Judgment and many of the works in this exhibition.

A virtual version of this exhibition may also be experienced via the Women Eco Artists Dialog (WEAD) website.

Emotional Numbness: The Impact of War on the Human Psyche and Ecosystems
September 18–October 16, 2020
Platform 3, Tehran, Iran


Resilience at The Main Gallery

Nanette is now represented by The Main Gallery.

The gallery’s first exhibition in this Menlo Park location is Resilience. It features the work of 18 gallery artists. The gallery is open to visitors.

Resilience
October 7–November 22
883 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park, California
Gallery hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 12–6pm


Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival

Our publishing platform, Hunger Button Books, participated in the 17th edition of the San Francisco Center for the Book’s Steamroller Printing Festival. This big equipment printmaking extravaganza was held online in September with live streaming of the steamroller as urban printing press.


Wyldeflower Gardens Free Library

The upside of sheltering-in-place is the time we have given to tending projects both incomplete and in-waiting.

We recently got our tools out and made a neighborhood library box which is getting considerable visits and many transactions.


Remembering Big Basin

Our last visit to Big Basin State Park, 25 miles as the crow flies from our home, was a year ago on a research trip for our project You are the Tree. Weeks ago, in mid-August, fires swept through the park. The survival of Big Basin’s old growth, redwood tree groves are yet to be determine. Park Headquarters and campground facilities did not survive.

Memories of Big Basin hold a special place in our lives, from dancing around the campfire on our wedding night to our many overnights and hikes to Berry Falls. We honor the lives, sanctuary and the wisdom of these ancients. Pictured below is Methuselah, estimated at over 1800 years old, the oldest living tree in the Santa Cruz Mountains outside of Big Basin State Park. See Nanette in her preferred element, smiling in the upper right.