RETROFIT 1.0 & 2.0

Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm

June 21 – July 19, 2017 


Cubberley Community Center
4000 Middlefield Rd, Studio E-5

Palo Alto, CA 94303

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"The Trees Will Outlive Us," by Barbara Boissevain

Archival Digital Print

Telegraph Hill Gallery, SF

491 Greenwich Street, San Francisco, 94133

RETROFIT 1.0, May 20–June 17

opening reception, 6:30-8:30 pm on May 20

RETROFIT 2.0, June 24–July 22, 2017

opening reception, 6:30-8:30 pm on June 24
The artists of Cubberley Artist Studio Program (CASP), a thriving community of artists based at the City of Palo Alto’s Cubberley Community Center, have returned to previously explored subject matter or reinterpreted a personal aesthetic trademark in diverse media, including photography, painting, sculpture, fiber arts, printmaking and mixed media.

The artists participating in RETROFIT 1.0 are Barbara Boissevain, Barbara Gunther, Charles Coates, Inge Infante, Lessa Bouchard, Linda Gass, Marianne Lettieri, Mel Day, Melissa Wyman, Pantea Karimi, and Servane Briand. The artists participating in RETROFIT 2.0 are Ann McMillan, Amy DiPlacido, Andy Muonio, Catherine diNapoli, Conrad Johnson, Ernest Regua, Ken Edwards, Paloma Lucas, Rochelle Doorley, Sahba Shere, and the collaborative artist duo t.w.five.

This show was curated by CASP artists Mel Day and Marianne Lettieri, and as a group, CASP artists include winners of significant awards such as the Fleishhacker Eureka Fellowship, Silicon Valley Laureate, and Murphy Fellowship in the Fine Arts. Many exhibit their art internationally and have participated in prestigious artist residencies throughout the U.S. and abroad, including the DeYoung Museum and Djerassi Resident Artist Program.

“This is an exciting time as we reopen the gallery after a year-long construction project to upgrade our historical landmark location,” said Ana Sycip, Associate Director of Telegraph Hill Gallery. “With RETROFIT 1.0 and 2.0, we’re bringing a fresh new art perspective to the City with the work of these Silicon Valley artists.”

Rhyena Halpern, Assistant Director for the Palo Alto Community Services Department, who oversees the Cubberley Artist Studio Program, said, “We are thrilled for this opportunity to show off the extraordinary talent of our artists. We expect the gallery’s location in the popular North Beach area will attract visitors from San Francisco and elsewhere.”

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Writing to Remember

Leave a legacy. Share your story.

Write stories of love, labor, and leisure.

In this 6 week class, you will write a reflection based on an image or photograph from your past, exploring various strategies and tools for storytelling in a warm, safe reflective environment.  Inspired by short passages and exercises from writers like Natalie Goldberg (Writing Down the Bones),  you will enjoy a structured hour dedicated to your writing practice, and learn from other memoirists as we share our pasts in myriad ways.

Lessa Bouchard, M.F.A.
Interdisciplinary Arts + Media

For 20 years, Lessa has addressed a wide range of social and environmental issues in her writing, installation and performance art. Her MFA thesis video installation, Widdershins and Back Again, explored intersections between the lived experiences of her grandmother, mother and herself. She has been a teaching playwright, director and performer in Detroit, Chicago, and Palo Alto. 

Mary Gallagher, B.S.

Content Strategist

An accomplished technical writer and coach, Mary has written, edited and taught patent writing and thesis defense for Stanford University doctoral students and Silicon Valley firms including--NASA, Maxim,

H-P, Lockheed, and AltaVista.

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