En Route to Boston

"All Lined Up"  watercolor, part of mezzo series.

“All Lined Up” watercolor, part of mezzo series.

Tomorrow, I leave the environs of Redwood City for SFO and departure to Boston for a bit over a week.  First time I’ve been out of town in another state to visit family and art work in 18 years, and never yet been to Boston.  Expecting to side trip up to Provincetown, and Portland, Maine, and not sure all what while I’m on working vacation, as my own present to myself for birthday 60.

Meanwhile, back in Modesto, and on Sunday in Lodi, Jennifer is handling my art work, and Ed Cesena’s for a show at Watts Winery in Lodi.  Held in conjunction with Inner City Productions jazz event.  All Lined up the photo of one of the works to be show.  http://www.wattswine.com for more information

For more examples of my art work, see http://www.james-christiansen.fineartamerica.com

Ballet in the Park by Central West Ballet

Kids up in front emulating ballet dancers from Central West Ballet up on the stage t Mancini Bowl in Graceada Park, Modesto, California during their annual Ballet in the Park Event.

Kids up in front emulating ballet dancers from Central West Ballet up on the stage t Mancini Bowl in Graceada Park, Modesto, California during their annual Ballet in the Park Event. I go to the event each year, and this year will be seeing Central West’s presentation of Giselle, up front in the good seats October 17, at Gallo Center, beneficiary of a winning silent auction bid by Jennifer, that won a watercolor presented to her mother for her birthday in July.  Helps to bid in silent auctions to help nonprofits.

Art, Jazz and more at Watts Winery in Lodi

Jennifer and I went up to Watts Winery on Hwy 4 east in Lodi, and the corner with Locust Tree Road, and admired the pirate Bootlegger yard sculpture, and the delicious wines in the tasting room.  I liked the Sauvignon Franc, and the rose surprising to me, non rose drinker much of the time.  Jen bought a bottle of their Old Vine Zinfandel.  They also market Upstream wines, and our reason to visit, the art gallery in the tasting room.  Suggestion came from Inner City Productions Michael Newman, at his recent Jazz event in Stockton at the University Waterfront hotel. Inner City is holding a jazz and art event at Watts Winery, September 28.  Well, I will be out of town, in Boston that weekend, but Jennifer will be on site, with a few of my art pieces, but also feature artist Ed Cesena of Modesto, artist Robert Kelley of Stockton.  The Tasting Room is open Fridays and weekends and by appointments.  We met Craig Watts and his wife, really fun conversation.  Hope to have my art show there more often. The winery hosts other events throughout the year.

Look up Watts Winery on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/wattswinery/info

  • 17036 N Locust Tree Rd
  • Lodi, California 95240 http://www.wattswine.com/
  • 209 368 2974
  • http://wattswine.com

    Jennifer as herself, rather than as comedian Jen Eros, on a trip to Watts Winery tasting room, with a bottle of their Old Vine Zinfindal.  She will be back, September 28, with Inner City Productions jazz and art event, working with the art display.

    Jennifer as herself, rather than as comedian Jen Eros, on a trip to Watts Winery tasting room, with a bottle of their Old Vine Zinfindal. She will be back, September 28, with Inner City Productions jazz and art event, working with the art display.

 

Attorney’s seek mental health file info to reduce contractor murder victim family settlement.

 http://www.modbee.com/2014/09/15/3540424/modesto-murder-victims-psychiatric.html?sp=%2F99%2F1571%2F&ihp=1 

Are our county’s attorney using the theory that those who seek help from a psychiatrist for any reason (they don’t know yet) are of lesser value than those who don’t? Be an interesting admission by the government if so. In this instance, in federal court in Fresno, in civil rights lawsuit seeking settlement with Stanislaus County, employer of Stanislaus County Sheriff’s deputies serving an eviction employing murder victim locksmith, working under their direction, attorneys for the county seeking mental health record of the locksmith, to prove their contention he is responsible for his own death, while shot by 3rd party being evicted, along with one of the deputies directing the eviction.   So, he’s competently disengaging a lock, the job contracted for, but crazy to trust the deputies knowing they were at risk or not, such they know they are going to be shot, by a man who can’t see through the door who he’s shooting, because the locksmith is with the guys evicting him.  This was on county time, and would seem a rather odd employer evasion of workers compensation and liability issues for on the job risk. 

The case relates to a shootout in Modesto in April 2012, in an eviction Ca.  Link is follow up story this week by the Modesto Bee  http://www.modbee.com/2014/09/15/3540424/modesto-murder-victims-psychiatric.html?sp=%2F99%2F1571%2F&ihp=1

Open Mic tee shirts sold out.

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Comedian Steven Alan Green, sporting his new "Open Mic -Killing" tee shirt by artist Jim Christiansen, at the September 14th, 34th Annual San Francisco Comedy Day.

Comedian Steven Alan Green, sporting his new “Open Mic -Killing” tee shirt by artist Jim Christiansen, at the September 14th, 34th Annual San Francisco Comedy Day.

I recently printed up 24 Tee shirts, in various sizes, at the instigation of my girlfriend, Comedian Jen Eros, shipped in time for the 34th Annual San Francisco Comedy Day in Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate park, thinking we might be able to sell some at $20.  Well, sold out before we left Modesto, but delivered some to friends at the event.  Reception of the image, such it made comedians laugh, I may be making up some new shirts when I return from Boston October 2.  Apparently this design from my original painting of the Stockton-Modesto 209 comedy scene, makes people smile.

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Call to Artists Open Studio in Stanislaus County

Call to Artists.  75.00 this year to register for Stanislaus County Artist Open Studio.  Open Studio weekend is April 25 and 26, 2015.  Early registration for artists is October 5, reduces entry to 65.00.  Online link to register is

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Welcome to our 5th year! Mark your calendar for April 25-26, 2015. Visit the registration page or artist information page to find out how to register for the 2015 Stanislaus Artist Open Studio…

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