The Comprehensive Keith: 100th Anniversary Celebration

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Sun, 10/02/2011 - 11:00 to Sun, 12/18/2011 - 17:00

More than 145 paintings from the Saint Mary's College William Keith collection, including new acquisitions and newly restored paintings will be on view. The exhibition coincides with the publication of a important new book on the life and work of the great 19th century landscape painter -- The Comprehensive Keith, a 232 page volume with 262 new color images and extensive references.

7th Annual Summer Wine Festival

Date & Time 
Sun, 08/14/2011 - 14:00 to 17:00
7th Annual Summer Wine FestivalEnjoy an afternoon of wine tasting, delicious appetizers and great conversations on the Saint Mary's College campus.  Proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction support student scholarships at Saint Mary's College. 

Gift of The Gods; Exploring Maize

Date & Time 
Sun, 04/10/2011 - 14:00 to Sun, 06/19/2011 - 15:08

Opening day events: Sunday, April 10, 2011 -- 2 p.m., in the Soda Activity Center

Opening Day Talk: The Mystery of the Inca Maize Belts (the Da Vinci Code without the Murders) Lynn Meisch, Ph.D.

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Anna Novakov publishes new book

Anna Novakov's latest book, "Phantom Architecture: Essays on Interwar Architecture in Belgrade," has been published by UC Berkeley's Beatrice Bain Research Group. Anna was a Scholar-in-Residence with them from 2008-2010.
http://www.amazon.com/Phantom-Architecture-Essays-Interwar-Belgrade/dp/1458356493/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1302306440&sr=1-6

Benefit

Join us for An Evening Of Wine and Hors D'oeuvres

The Language of Sports with Janie McCauley and Tom Meschery,
Moderated by Mary Volmer

Saturday, March 15, 2014 , 5-8 p.m.

Dolby Chadwick Gallery
210 Post Street, Suite 205
San Francisco, CA 94108
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Contact us for tickets to a private cocktail hour with the panelists.

Janie McCauley

 

 

Janie McCauley has been based in the Bay Area with the Associated Press since August 2002, focusing her baseball coverage on the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics. She also covers the San Francisco 49ers, college basketball and other sporting events. McCauley has covered four Olympics, the Summer Games in Beijing and London, and the Winter Games in Torino and Vancouver. A mom of two young girls, McCauley is originally from tiny Leavenworth, Washington, in the apple country.

 

 

Tom Meschery

Tom Meschery was born in Harbin China and spent WWII in a refugee camp in Japan. He has published four books of poetry, Over the Rim, Nothing we Lose Can be Replaced, Some Men, and most recently SWEAT: New and Selected Poems About Sports, as well as three novels, She's Got Game, The Kid Has Hops, and Mr. Dolby's Dream. Meschery led the Saint Mary's College basketball team to the Elite Eight in the NCAA, Division I Championship in 1959. He played for ten years in the National Basketball Association for the Golden State Warriors and the Seattle Supersonics, where his number 14 was retired by the Warriors. Meschery was selected as the Saint Mary's Player of the Century and was inducted into the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. He lives in Sacramento with his wife, artist Melanie Marchant Meschery.

 

 

 

Mary Volmer


Mary Volmer
played four years of college basketball before attending the University of Wales as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. She completed an MFA in Creative Writing at Saint Mary’s College of California thanks to the Chester Aaron and Agnes Butler Scholarships. Her nonfiction has appeared in FullCourtPress.com, Women's Basketball Magazine, and NPR’s “this i believe” series. Her first novel, Crown of Dust, was published in 2010, and her next novel is on the way. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

 

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$100 per person
$50 for MFA alumni
 

 Proceeds of this event benefit the MFA Scholarship Fund.  The fair market value of this event is $50.  All contributions exceeding fair market value are tax-deductible to the extent that the law allows.

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Big Keith: Golden State Grandeur 

Saint Mary’s College has long been a leading research institution and repository for California’s great 19th century landscape painter, William Keith (1838 - 1911). From the grand mountain scenes of his early work to the later sublime paintings of calm oak-laden pastorals, William Keith remains one of California’s major painters more than 100 years after his death.  Keith had a deep and enduring love of nature, yet his stylistic path was complex.  Moving away from the carefully rendered realism of his 1870s paintings,which wereinfluenced by his friend John Muir’s admonishments to reproduce the landscape with scientific accuracy, Keith’s style  gradually became looser in brushstroke, and more somber and moody. 

In 1872, carrying a letter of introduction from a mutual friend, Keith trekked up to Muir's rustic Yosemite cabin in 1872. Although they had never met, an instant friendship formed between the two Scottish immigrants.  Keith had walked into the life of a kinsman in passionate love with California’s magnificence. Through decades of friendship Muir and Keith rejoiced in the spectacular and pristine beauty of California's Sierra Nevada, the Range of Light.  Through the 1870s, Keith sketched extensively in Yosemite.  With glowing newspaper reviews, his paintings sold well. Keith had established his reputation as a painter of grand panoramic landscapes, often of the High Sierra range. 

Late in 1882 Keith met Mary McHenry, a suffragette and California’s first female attorney; they married in 1883. Throughout their marriage, Mary championed her husband's painting career. Aftyer his death, working closely with Saint Mary’s College professor, Brother Cornelius Braeg, FSC, an avid mountain climber and competent amateur landscape artist, and the author of Keith’s major biography. Brother Cornelius was introduced to Keith's paintings during a visit with John Muir in 1908, which led to his friendship with Mrs. Keith and his lifelong effort to chronicle  this fascinating artist. 

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