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PAINTINGS AND POPCORN

Buckelew Programs presented MarinScapes Reimagined, the 31st annual exhibition and sale of Marin County landscape artwork, on June 20-23, at Escalle Winery in downtown Larkspur. The event raised funds for Buckelew Programs that provide treatment and support services for people with mental health and addiction challenges. Pictured (above, left to right) are event sponsor Redwood Credit Union’s Angela Sutherland, Maureen Edgar, Penny Cleary and Priscilla Jaworski.

The opening night gala on June 20 offered a sneak preview of the exhibit for art aficionados, patrons and sponsors. The gala featured dining by Sage Catering, followed by a live auction all for the benefit of Buckelew Programs. Pictured (above top, left to right) are Nina Riggins, Wayne Anderson, Chris Nguyen and (above bottom, left to right) Katrin Ciaffa. Buckelew director of development, and artist Susan Schneider Williams.

The fundraiser returned this year with a new perspective, “The Invented Landscape,” a unique installation from guest curators Donna Seager and Suzanne Gray of Mill Valley’s Seager/Gray Gallery. Abstract yet familiar, the new pieces are created by contemporary artists who have reimagined the local scenery with work from their studio practice. Pictured (above top) are gallerist Seager and Paul Liberatore and (above bottom) gallerist Gray and Fred Cushing.  -Photos by Vade Photography

The Lark Theater celebrated the 15th anniversary of its reopening (it was built in 1936, closed in the mid-1980’s and reopened in 2004 after a big remodel) on July 20 with a ribbon cutting for the construction of their new outdoor parklet. The theater will provide service from their current heartily stocked concessions stand. The parklet is called the Gilardi Marquee Terrace after Dennis and Susan Gilardi who funded the project. The wall of the terrace will also reflect the theater’s big donors for the recent capital campaign. Pictured (back row, left to right) are Tina McArthur, Lark board president, Vickie Soulier, Lark donor, Ellie Mednick, executive director, Lark Theater, Bruce Fullerton, architect of the parklet and (front row) Susan and Dennis Gilardi, Main Donors of the parklet.  -Photo by Cody Gehret

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