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Thursday Gig _February 18, 2010

THURSDAY GIG'S Art & The Spoken Word presents-

Artist Zoya Scholis
I grew-up in Monterey, California with my mother and two brothers. We were poor during my childhood which was difficult but also turned out to be a gift in many ways. There was lots of room for my imagination to flourish.

As a girl, I was known for my drawing and story telling. In 2nd grade I won a set of oil pastels in an art competition. I can still remember dancing my way home with my rainbow in a box.

I worked my way through college as a bilingual nursery school teacher in the Mission District of San Francisco, where I lived. Eventually, I went to Cal. State, Hayward and graduated with Honors in 1993.

I began teaching elementary school in Monterey in 1996. In 1999 I started to lead workshops on “Art for Personal Growth” (artforpersonalgrowth.com) through organizations such as, Men and Women as Allies, Friends of CG Jung and Monterey Adult School.

I now live and work in San Jose, CA. I am grateful to be working toward my vision of community by facilitating connection and meaning through art.

In my current paintings, I indulge myself with the privilege and challenge of making abstract art. I consider art-making to be an exploration of my own psyche, and ultimately an experiment with the divine.

Poet Al Preciado
I have read at Willow Glen books, Thursday Gig, Overpass, Mexican Heritage Plaza, Works/San Jose and TEN10.

My poetry can be described as emotive, musing about romance and childhood, and an overall yearning for elusive love.

For a moving and impressive video of Al Preciado reciting for LITnIMAGE Magazine, check out this link: http://www.litnimage.com/preciadovideo.htm

Open Mic follows

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

415 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell

This is a Pot Luck BYOB, Soft Drinks, Water event
Donations of $1 would be appreciated
If you can't bring food or donate, come anyway : )


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