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Monday, April 14, 2014

ARTING About...? And the Grammy Goes to: David Crosby's -- "Croz"


by Robin Scott Peters

My buddy Larry, whom I have written about in past articles, I consider Guru of all that is music.  Four weeks ago he gave me a gift of his newest acquisition.  "Listen to this when you get in your truck, tell me what you think?"  I sucked down the rest of my delicious Zinfandel, took the CD and read the writing in orange Sharpie: "David Crosby -"Croz."  I looked up at Larry, shook my empty glass, and said "When did this come out?"  In the clarity of a true Guru Larry flatly spat out: "Just."   "I wonder what it sounds like?"  "That's why I gave it to you?"  "Yes, true...."   I shook my glass again and he took it; and ushered me out the front door.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

ARTING About...? Sundance Film Festival or "Newbee: How A Virgin Gets Around Sundance."

  by Robin Scott Peters

"Yes, it's my first time here at Sundance," I heard myself squeak out gleefully to the young woman wearing the powder blue winter vest.  I just completed a 2000 mile journey from Providence, RI to Park City, Utah. It was January 15th, the day before the official opening of the Sundance Film Festival 2014.

Friday, January 10, 2014

ARTING About...? Andy Warhol's "Screen Tests" and Rhode Island School of Design Museum (RISD)










by Robin Scott Peters


12 degrees. I blinked rapidly in the glaring light of my IPhone 4.  The Weather Channel my favorite App, as I do travel a bit.  Need to know what tornado or blizzard I may encounter.  So cold out.  I considered not going but the sun poured into the bedroom calling me to engage my planned outing to Rhode Island School of Design Museum (RISD).

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

ARTING About...? Montgomery Woods State National Reserve: Old Growth Redwoods.

Image of Robin Scott Peters  by Robin Scott Peters

In 1995 Mendocino College hired me, your humble artist, to direct the production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream."  The 20th Century Russian master theater director Vsevolod Meyerhold was a major influence in my approach to theater.  His working theory of Biomechanics intrigue me because it unlocked the slavish connection between having to "feel" what your character was "experiencing."  I rejected "Method" acting.  Biomechanics gave me a "method" to character development through physicalization.  It does not matter if an actor feels anything.  What matters is if the AUDIENCE feels. Biomechanics engaged the art of physical communication.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

ARTING About...? Neil Young and The Bridge School Benefit Concert--Music Speaks!!!

Image of Robin Scott Peters

by Robin Scott Peters


The Bridge Concert:

My buddy Larry is a Technical Director of Theater at a California college.  He is a professional Light Designer and has a deep history in Rock & Roll concert lighting.  He also has attended more concerts than anyone I know. This past few months alone he consumed the Stones, Robert Plant, Stephan Stills and...he will chastise me because I know I have missed a slew of others.  I should pay more attention. And for close to two decades Larry has asked me to go to this supposed "amazing" event called The Bridge School Benefit Concert.  This year's Bridge School Benefit Concert (27th Annual) will be Larry's 17th in 18 years.  For most of those 17 years Larry has asked me to attend the concert with him. Trying to coordinate my life to see this supposed "amazing" event proved to never move up the "Things To Do" list.  Until last October, 2012.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

ARTING About...? Crocker Art Museum "The Takeover: An Art Jam by and for Youth."

Image of Robin Scott Petersby Robin Scott Peters


When I was in seventh grade I came upon a teacher named Ms. Betty.  She took our after-school drama club--which met in the foyer of the auditorium convening underneath the overhang of a large stairway leading to the second floor balcony--to see Godspell at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston. We sat in the very last row of seats far in the back of the balcony.

Young-Man-Standing-contemplating-Statue-of-Female-Form
Life Changing Experience?

Yet, that mattered not.  When I walked out of that theater two plus hours later, my life had been-- and still is-- altered permanently.   Art is potent.  It can change lives.

The Crocker Art Museum held an event, 5pm to 9pm, this past-Thursday, August 1, 2013 called "The Takeover: An Art Jam By & for Youth."  And that is exactly what happened.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thunder Moon



Dear Friends on July 22, 2013 I shot the following amazing lightning show during the full moon, or Thunder Moon as it is called.  Enjoy the show!!


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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

ARTING About...? The Art of Business - MAXIMIZE YOUR VALUABLE TIME --Lynda.com major tool for success.

Image of Robin Scott Petersby Robin Scott Peters


MAXIMIZE YOUR VALUABLE Time -- Lynda.com 

Maximizing Your Time -- You got to give some to get some!

     I need to find a way to polish my skills. I want to maximize the potential of the programs I use in my day to day business.  I need something that respects the time I am giving to it; because time is money and time is precious.  I look for ways to pinpoint the information I need.  Not spend endless minutes --which feel like hours when you have a dead line and you are busy trying to solve a problem, or figure out advanced keystrokes to apply serious professional quality to your work product.  I demand quality instruction, depth of examination, variety of instructors--certified professionals and a way to certify that my investment of time is of significance.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

ARTING About...? The National Gallery, London, England: ART is: Charing Cross, Michael Landy and Earl Grey!!!

Image of Rose Bell looking quiet spectacularRose Bell: 

June 25, 2013









From Kilburn to Sainthood – Exploring London’s creative side                  

A persistent shade of blue is tearing apart London’s notoriously grey skies and beckoning me out. A native Californian, even in London I never go out without sunglasses. This garners me a welcome collection of smiles from curious unshaded onlookers. A friendly “that’s all right dear,” from a friendly passerby as I click photos of my neighborhood, a Britishism applicable most anytime, forces me to respond with my own charmed smile. And leads me to reflect on one of the reasons I love England so.