Summer Students Celebrate With a Publication Party at Art City July 31

Gwendolyn Alley’s Ventura College writing students  invite you
to celebrate the publication of an anthology of our creative & academic writing

Tues. July 31, 2012
6-9pm Open Mic! Poetry! Music! Art!
Monotypes by Gary Chafe
Stone Sculpture by Paul Lindhard

 Art City
197 Dubbers * Ventura, CA
6pm: Potluck, bonfire, explore, music
6:30pm: Open mic sign-ups
7pm: Open mic

Free—donations for Art City accepted
* Bring a chair * Family friendly *Questions?  gwendolynalley@yahoo.com

Download this flyer pubpartySum2012 Thanks to Lori Lindhard for getting Gary Chafe’s art to us to use. Thanks to Art City–Russel, Paul, Lori, Joanne et al for hosting us and supporting spoken word in Ventura!

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Our latest adventure: field trip to Ventura River and Art City. Next Tuesday we return to Art City for our end of session publication party!

Art City Studios, Ventura

Gwendolyn Alley’s Ventura College summer school 2012 writing students took a field trip to the Ventura River and Art City.

At the river, they learned about the Ventura River Parkway from Friends of the River and Sierra Club board member Jim Hines.

Then, because it was cold, loud, and windy at the river, we walked around the block to Art City where Paul and Russel et al made us feel at home. (Thanks!)

At Art City, Barbara Bain, an enrolled member of the Shasta tribe, discussed the issues of “blood quantum” and tribal lands with students. Students also checked out neighboring Patagonia headquarters and explored the grounds of Art City.

Thanks to an invitation from Paul Lindhard and support from Russel, students will return to Art City Tuesday July 31 at 6pm for an end of summer session celebration that will include a potluck, poetry, open mic, and music. Download…

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