Coming Soon! Tiny Galleries have been awarded a Creative Sonoma PopUp Grant.

Coming soon to Art and Soul of Sebastopol, and the Plaza Temporal in Roseland are 2 tiny gallery Art Exchanges. The website is here: Stay tuned for more #tinygalleries action, including a launch event and more!

Art and Cultural Appropriation

"Good artists copy, great artists steal." - Pablo Picasso "If you pursue this theme, we're not comfortable being on your team this year. We'll have to decline." Dawn and I hung up the phone, confused and somewhat out to sea. We'd never had team members quit because of our art before. As Piñas Lunchadores we mock-wrestled... Continue Reading →

Meet “Iris,” the Alebrije Bike

In November of 2018, Robert van de Walle and Peter Perez met to discuss the idea of creating a collaborative kinetic piece for Dia de los Muertos. After several months of fabricating a fantastic creature based on the artwork of Mexican artist Pedro Linares, Robert handed off the bike to Peter, who painted traditional and... Continue Reading →

“Wheels of Dharma” Wins Trophies

Winning first and second place trophies in Engineering, Art, and Speed, Team Pineapple wowed the citizens of Arcata, Eureka, Ferndale and later Corvallis with their kinetic sculpture Wheels of Dharma. An homage to Dawn's fondly remembered Pakistani Uncle Noel, who taught religious studies UC Santa Cruz, the art features a nodding Ganesh, Kali, and Hanuman.... Continue Reading →

Amphibious Bike Race at Pedalfest, 2018

Pirates descended on the fun at Pedalfest 2018, in Oakland's Jack London Square. There were Queens and Princesses, Scraper Bikes and folks flipping into the water on their amphibious bikes. Bob and I organized the Amphibious Bike Race part of the event and built a portable aluminum and plywood ramp, funded by Bike East Bay... Continue Reading →

Having Fun and Helping, too!

Once again, we've enjoyed the support of our beautiful and amazing Bikram Santa Rosa community. This year, our energized and awesome friend Hannah led a special Hot Pilates class for our supporters. Their generosity makes the Cotatitarod food drive and shopping cart race even more fun for us! Doing Bikram and Inferno Hot Pilates are a regular... Continue Reading →

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