Paintings by Patrick Marquis

ARTIST’S STATEMENT I am a painter and I use a range of mediums including acrylic, oil, and pastel. However, color and its power to evoke emotion is the defining aspect of my art. For many years, I discovered a rich arena of color in my cityscape work. Night intrigued me the most, as artificial light […]

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Poetry by Andrew Rahal

when the man you don’t know jumps right next to you and you can remember his outline pressed against the swaying bridge tenderly as a cauliflowered ear fried against the world, tonguing foam at the horizon at the seized Chesapeake twilight. So I missed it / something felt bright in the dark noisy ideas slept […]

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Opera San José’s, The Barber of Seville

[Reviewed by Gloria Balderas] Last weekend, Opera San José unveiled its production of The Barber of Seville. I attended the afternoon performance on Sunday, February 13th. Conductor Bryan Nies opened with the familiar overture…that is, familiar to opera experts as a classic masterpiece and to opera apprentices as a background to classic cartoons. However familiar […]

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Synch Chaos February: Corporeal Existence

The February issue draws upon the rawness, sensitivity, and complexity of corporeal existence. The mind and body are as often artistically explored as they are scientifically explored, from their organic and simple qualities to their abstruse elements. Writing contributions: Contributions this month focus on flesh, blood, and intense emotions. We hope you enjoy reading the […]

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