Art Embraces Words Events

Please join us for our first 2021 Art Embraces Words webinar of the season.

Click HERE to register as an attendee for our January 31, 2021 Art Embaces Words event.

Our 2021 season runs Sunday afternoons from 2 - 3:30pm on the following dates: January 31, March 28, May 30, July 25, September 26 and October 31. While costumes are optional on Halloween, we invite you to appear as your favorite literary or artistic character. Zoom in to see which playful characters show up! 

November 15 2020 Art Embraces Words Webinar

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Featured Writers:

Marlene Dotterer of Pleasant Hill reads from her science fiction novel, Worlds Apart.

Grey Johnson of Moraga, a novice memoir writer, reads from her story, Birthday Boy

Joan Goodreau of Chico, CA reads “First Words” from her recent memoir, Strangers Together: How My Son's Autism Changed My Life.

Featured Artists: 

Judith Feins of Orinda is an oil painter who is continually fascinated by the natural world, especially when watching the play of light in the sky and over the earth.

Karen Frey of Oakland works in watercolors and encaustic, capturing intimate still life moments, sweeping landscapes and bustling urban scenes

October 18 2020 Art Embraces Words Webinar

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Featured Writers:

Jo Mele of Moraga will read from her cozy travel mystery entitled Mystery in Monte Carlo.

Jane Youn of Moraga reads from her work-in-progress illustrated memoir Jiyun's Korea.

Michael Banister of Oakland reads from his novel Mystics and Warriors.

Featured Artists 

Christian Ehrhorn of Orinda Mr. Ehrhorn's features three paintings, one of which is featured in The de Young Open exhibit through January 3, 2021.

Nancy Vachani of Orinda Ms. Vachani is one of only 50 artists in The de Young Open who had two of her artworks selected.

August 30 2020 Art Embraces Words Webinar

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Featured Writers:

Nancie Clare, The Battle For Beverly Hills

Alfred J. Garrotto, Bishop Myriel: In His Own Words

William Martin,  an excerpt from his memoir, My Nana Introduces Me To My Imagination

Lucinda Jackson,  an excerpt from her memoir, Betel Juice

Michelle Hoffmann, The New Management Blueprint: Spark Talent To Ignite Winning Teams & Create Valuable Results

Featured Artists 

Donna Marie Arganbright, Ceramics. Ms. Arganbright's Ceramics can be seen HERE.

Grant Rusk, Photography. Mr. Rusk uses photography to reflect his locale, investigating familiar places and his surroundings.

Lara B. Horoupian, Paintings. Ms. Horoupian's theme for this event is “Contemplation in Place.” See more of her work at HERE.


July 19th 2020 Art Embraces Words Webinar

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Featured Writers 

Joni Keim of Lafayette reads the introduction to her new book Angels and Aromas, a celebration of the association of angels and aromas.

Anindita Basu 

Jane Blomstrand

Aaesha Ali

Sandra Roe

Featured Artists

Sharon Tama

Joanne Taeuffer

Marie Cotter