30 June 2008

Hymn festivals in historic Berkeley churches

First Church of Christ, Scientist (photo: Daniella Thompson, 2007)

The Hymn Society in the U.S. and Canada will hold its conference, Congregational Song and the Arts, in Berkeley on 13–17 July 2008.

As part of the conference, the following free performances will be offered.

Sunday, 13 July, 4:00 pm
Sanctuary, First Congregational Church of Berkeley

Organ Recital
Sandra Soderlund

Sunday, 13 July, 7:30 pm
First Church of Christ, Scientist

“Way Out West: A Festival of California Hymn Writers”
Dan Damon, Eileen Johnson & Beverly Howard

Monday, 14 July, 7:30 pm
Sanctuary, First Congregational Church of Berkeley

“Let Every Instrument Be Tuned for Praise”
Larry Marietta, Mitchell Covington & John Walko

Tuesday, 15 July, 7:30 pm
Sanctuary, First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley

“The Gift of African American Song”
D. Mark Wilson & Ann Jefferson

Wednesday, 16 July, 7:30 pm
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

“Dios está aquí: Latino Hymns Witness ot God’s Faithfulness”
Juan Pedro Gaffney Rivera, Eleazar Cortés & Francisco Herrera

05 June 2008

Was Gustav Stickley a Modernist?

The American Decorative Arts Forum of Northern California, an affiliate of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, invites you to a slide lecture.

Was Gustav Stickley a Modernist? New Views on Early Experimental Masterworks

A slide lecture by Joe Cunningham, PhD, ADA 1900 Foundation
Tuesday, 10 June, 8:00 pm
Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
ADAF members free; $15 general public

7:15 pm — Members’ mini-exhibition of Arts and Crafts metalwork, textiles and ceramics. Enter from Level B1 of parking garage.

For more information about the Forum, membership, other lectures
call (415) 249-9234 or visit adafca.org.

03 June 2008

2008 Preservation Awards

The Fountain at the Circle (photo: Daniella Thompson, 2004)

Visit our 2008 Preservation Awards pages to see which buildings, houses, and sites were singled out for distinction this year.