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Bay Nature magazineJanuary-March 2018

Art and Design

A Landscape Shaped by Art in the Santa Cruz Mountains

January 02, 2018 by Rachel Diaz-Bastin

At an artists' retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains, a chance to see art and nature mix.

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Impressionism, Pointillism, Statistical Processing: Finding Truths in the Patterns of Nature

July 02, 2014 by Mary Ellen Hannibal

The beauty of science is that it really does search for truth. It is easy to follow the tracks and trails of one or several of nature’s patterns and yet be completely lost as to the whole picture.

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The Beauty of an Atmospheric River

February 07, 2014 by Eric Simons

The forecast calls for big rain this weekend from an "atmospheric river," a plume of moisture stretching thousands of miles across the Pacific and splashing onto land right smack on the Northern California coast.

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Planets on the Sand

August 31, 2012 by Paul Epstein

The universe: sparse matter, mostly vacuum. Almost every year since 2004, Dave Grossman and Pat Mundy have installed a temporary ...

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River of Words, Home to Roost at Saint Mary’s

April 16, 2012 by Aleta George

Poet Robert Hass awakened a lifelong love of nature while a student at Saint Mary’s College. Now, River of Words, the art and poetry program he cofounded, has found a home at the college.

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Circles in the sand

February 13, 2012 by Paul Epstein

Now you see it. Now you don't. Jim Denevan creates art --very large art -- out of the most ephemeral media: patterns in sand which will wash away with the tide, tracings in the earth that will disappear with the first rain, etchings upon icy lakes that must melt with the coming of spring. Beach aficionados know him as "that surfer dude," but his artwork is reminiscent of masters like Christo and Goldsworthy.

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Q&A With Cris Benton, the Bay Area’s Expert in Kite Aerial Photography

December 23, 2011 by Beth Slatkin

For kite aerial photographer Kris Benton, capturing images from the air is "more than just a hobby" - it's a way to record the history of a landscape.

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BayWood Artists Exhibition Benefits Save the Bay

October 28, 2011 by Paul Epstein

The BayWood Artists, a group of plein air painters who often hold art sales to benefit local environmental groups, are dedicating their current show at the Bay Model in Sausalito to Save the Bay, which is celebrating its 50th birthday this year.

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Bay Area Nature 100 Years Ago, Through the Eyes of Painter William Keith

October 17, 2011 by Aleta George

The Saint Mary's College Museum of Art is honoring California landscape painter William Keith a century after his death with 150 paintings from the college's permanent collection. "The Comprehensive Keith: A Centennial Tribute," on view through December 18, 2011, includes dozens of Bay Area views, from Pacheco Pass to San Anselmo. Some are startlingly familiar. Others are lost to roads and subdivisions. All will help you see local nature with new eyes.

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“Washed Ashore” Exhibit Turns Ocean Plastic into Monumental Sculptures

July 01, 2011 by Carly Peltier

The 16 giant plastic sea creature sculptures on display at the Marine Mammal Center arose from artist Angela Pozzi's desire to find solace in the ocean: "I went to the ocean to look for healing, but I found that the ocean needed healing before it could heal me." Her new exhibit, Washed Ashore, is on display through October 15, 2011.

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