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February 2019

COLLAGE: JEAN VARDA AND THE VALLEJO WITH ELIZABETH STROMAN

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

COLLAGE: JEAN VARDA AND THE VALLEJO WITH ELIZABETH STROMAN // Saturday, February 16 / 2 PM / Free Collage artist Jean Varda (1893-1971) spent most of the last 25 years of his life on the S.S. Vallejo, an old converted ferryboat in Sausalito he acquired with fellow artist Gordon Onslow Ford. During that time the Vallejo became a center of West Coast bohemian life. Enjoy tales of Varda‚Äôs rich life from his birthplace in the ancient Ottoman Empire, to his…

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March 2019

FERRYBOAT S.S. VALLEJO: A TALE OF EAST MEETS WEST WITH FARIBA BOGZARAN, PHD

March 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

FERRYBOAT S.S. VALLEJO: A TALE OF EAST MEETS WEST WITH FARIBA BOGZARAN, PHD // Saturday, March 16 / 2 PM / Free One of the major influences in the 1950s on Bay Area art and culture was Zen Buddhism and its connection with the newly established American Academy of Asian Studies in San Francisco. The art practice of Gordon Onslow Ford aboard the S.S. Vallejo became primarily focused on his study and exploration of Asian philosophy, which forever altered his…

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HOWL: POETRY READING & COMMUNITY OPEN MIC

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

HOWL: POETRY READING & COMMUNITY OPEN MIC // Saturday, March 16 / 2 PM / Free Moderated by Steve Heilig Enjoy readings of Beat Era writers and thinkers associated with the S.S. Vallejo including Alan Watts, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Kerouac, and Maya Angelou. Hear selections from On the Mesa: An Anthology of Bolinas Writing, published in 1971 by City Lights when Bolinas was a mecca for poets representing two generations that shared a similar bohemian philosophy…

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