Among Corn’s many extra-curricular activities, she advised the Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation, which was charged with making decisions about the disposal of O’Keeffe’s estate. Corn said, “I was asked, along with a few others, to come to Santa Fe to review and evaluate the large number of paintings left in O’Keeffe’s estate.” Corn’s consulting with the foundation helped make it possible for the Stanford museum to acquire O’Keeffe’s 1927 painting “Seaweed.”. The excitement Corn feels for both academic and museum work was palpable in a recent interview. She spoke about her dual interests that go back to the Certificate of Museum Training she earned as an “add on” to her Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, in 1974. She said, “When I left grad school I was already a bifurcated professional.”.
Walnut Creek Friends of the Library board member Bob Brittain recently stated in a newsletter, “The Friends are a major source of new materials for the new downtown library in Walnut Creek, The county’s budget for library collection development may be reduced by 28 percent in the next fiscal year, meaning a cumulative 56 percent reduction in the last three years, Our Friends of the Library help fill the gap.”, As their local libraries’ financial pictures darken, Friends of the Library bookstores are upping their game with online sales, Literally turning trash to treasure, sorters now trawl through the piles of donated books to cull those that are antique, rare or otherwise valuable to sell ballet flats vs loafers through popular Internet sites, Orinda’s shop prefers Amazon; Lafayette volunteers use eBay and Walnut Creek’s Friends sell through a site called Alibris that caters to book collectors..
Stream these: “The Worst,” “The Vapors”. Bay Area dates: Opening for The Weekend (see show information in that listing.). The skinny: The 26-year-old L.A. artist is blessed with a stunning voice, which she put to good use on her recently released debut studio album, “Souled Out.” She’s another member of the PBR&B crew and favors highly atmospheric arrangements that should appeal to fans of both Sade and Lana Del Rey. Stream these: “From Eden,” “Arsonist’s Lullabye”.
East Oakland Neighborhood Summer Fiesta, An afternoon of free fun, food, and friendship featuring pie and cobbler cook-off, kid zone, bounce houses, face painting, arts & crafts, music and more, 11 a.m, to 3 p.m, July 27, Intersection of Fairfax and Foothill, 5285 Foothill Blvd., Oakland, Free, 510-282-3980, 2013summerfiesta.eventbrite.com, Malonga Center Open House, Celebrate National Parks and Recreation month through the arts at ballet flats vs loafers Malonga Center open house featuring a visual arts exhibition, performance showcase, kid fun zone, great food, and much more, 5 to 8 p.m, July 31, Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice St., Oakland, Free, 510-238-7526, www.eventbrite.com/event/6498153151..
First Aid Kit: The sister act, consisting of Klara and Johanna Soderberg, is a big hit in its native Sweden, where their last albums hit No. 1 on the charts. The duo’s latest, “Stay Gold,” is a marvelous indie-folk outing. Need further convincing to include First Aid Kit on your Outside Lands itinerary? Then check out the group’s cover of Fleet Foxes’ “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song.” Details: 3:10 p.m. Aug. 7; Lands End. Listen to: “My Silver Lining,” “Stay Gold”.
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