Saturday, September 20, 2014

"Beth Pewther: Living Art" at the Bernal Outdoor Cinema Awards Night, October 7, 2014

Thanks to all who showed up at the Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema Festival  screening of the film "Beth Pewther: Living Art".    You undoubtedly helped make this happen: 


The votes are in and tallied. (Drumroll, please) And there is a "first ever" tie for theAudience Award. The winners are Lisa Garrigues for BETH PEWTER and Jason Joseffer for BUG-EYED. Both filmmakers are Bernal residents and filmmakers who have submitted films to Outdoor Cinema in past seasons. Congratulations Lisa and Jason! We'll see you on October 7th!

For those who didn't attend Opening Night for the announcements, the Best of Bernal award was presented to Joe Talbot for LAST BLACK MAN IN AMERICA. The Spirit of Bernal award went to Helen Hood Scheer for THE APOTHECARY.

I'm looking forward to the Awards Night reception and screening on October 7, from 7-9:30PM at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts in San Francisco.   See you there!

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Beth Pewther, AKA Liz Breger

My video on artist friend and neighbor, "Beth Pewther: Living Art" was a selection at the Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema Festival last night.  It was great to see so many videos by talented local filmmakers, as well as catch up with friends and relatives who attended; 
"What do radishes, Wichita, Cosmic Christianity and a tiled house on Bronte Street have in common? Meet Beth Pewther, mixed media artist and longtime Bernal Heights resident. Combining interviews with stunning imagery, this short documentary explores Pewther’s life and artistic work while it also raises questions about women, art, spirituality and living an artful life."

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Awakened Living TV-"Healing Collective Trauma"

There's Always a (W)Hole In It: Spiritual Beings, Human Experience

Here's an Interview with me on  TJ Woodward's TV Show, "Awakened Living" : " ( Reading my poem "Dear God"  talking about Poetry,  (w)holes, Slouching Towards Enlightenment, the Perfection of Imperfection,  being a Spiritual Being having a Human Experience. )

It was interesting being the interviewee instead of the interviewer, but I enjoyed it.  Thanks TJ!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Beware the Ideas of March

Image: "Through the Fence" by Lisa Gale Garrigues

It's March, uh-huh, and here come all those dangerous little ideas that spring forth like budding leaves and hmm, maybe I need to change my socks, I've been wearing them all winter. (ok that was metaphor folks my feet really don't stink that bad :)) Or maybe I need to change my attitude, or my home, or my job, or my lover, or get a new lover if I don't have one, or maybe I just need to change my mind about what I thought I knew all winter and now seems all wrong, the comfortable sock of the mind that I have gotten so used to. It is spring, and the wind tickles the canyons and cactus and astroturf inside my brain, urging me to slip out of my bag of comfort and go forth, into the world, with or without mind-socks, bare-brained if need be, like the beginner, the beginner's mind, the sprout of knowing that only knows to grow and nothing more.

Sometimes the dangerous change of spring is slow, almost imperceptible, like the struggle of the green leaf against the red fence, and then suddenly, pop there it is, doing like James Thurber when he said, "The Best Way Out is Always Through."

So yes, it's time. Time to burst through your red fences and into the open air where the green breathes free,

I will  meet you  there, maybe for a cup of coffee,  not the lousy kind the French call 'sock coffee', but one that has the exquisite taste that only the early days of spring can provide.

Happy Ideas of March.