Notified this week that Street Rap, or On the Street, multi media image I did a while back, is one of the calendar images this year for the Parks Printing 2015 Calendar, for their recent photo/art contest. Parks Printing is in Modesto.
While I was gone in Boston, Jennifer set up show for me, Ed Cesena and other artists with the Inner City Productions Jazz Event at Watts Winery, 17036 N. Locust Tree Rd Lodi, CA 95240 (209) 329-1569 or (209) 369 – 5053. Tasting Hours: Thur & Fri 12 – 5pm, Sat & Sun 12 – 6pm When the event over, some of my work held over through this month. Planning to go up their with friends from Riverside tomorrow. I like their Cabernet Franc and Old Vine Zinfandel.
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
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
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