METAL SHOW! Pablo, Alex Ramirez & Home Brew

Metal at the bookstore! Featuring Pablo, Alex Ramirez and Home Brew!

Doors at 6:30pm
Show at 7pm
Nov 3
$10 suggested donation (notaflof)

PABLO collage flyer


The driver is heavy rock. Punk rock rides shotgun. Shoegaze contemplates the occasional stoplight brake-stand from the backseat

Pablo pic

ALEX Ramirez press


Art of the Salinas Valley – an afternoon with artist Janet Whitchurch

John Steinbeck’s imagination was occupied by the Salinas Valley and Salinas River of his California childhood. One became “the valley of the world” in East of Eden, a microcosm of nature, nurture, and culture in the turbulent unfolding of human history. The river—flowing north, like the River Nile, and underground, like the River Styx—served Steinbeck as a contrasting symbol of timelessness beyond man, like the tide pools and the stars in Sea of Cortez. Since Steinbeck wrote his books, artists in various media—watercolor painting, nature photography, narrative text—have interpreted the Salinas valley and river with a similar sense of adventure and appreciation. Janet Whitchurch combines all three—original text, nature photography, and watercolor painting—in her exploration of John Steinbeck’s valley and river, published here for the first time. Continue reading Art of the Salinas Valley – an afternoon with artist Janet Whitchurch