TONIGHT! Benefit Concert in San Francisco – 1.16.15 Facebook ( Twitter                ( Website                                                               ( Email                                                            (
We’re thrilled to welcome in the New Year with a wonderful chamber                                                        music concert in San Francisco this evening, benefiting MECA.

And next THURSDAY the release of Osha Neumann’s new book,

“Doodling on the Titanic,” with treats from the Great Tortilla                                         Conspiracy, featuring Osha’s doodles! Details below, hope to see                                                                 you there.

ALSO, we are in need of VOLUNTEERS, especially ASAP to help with                                                            our mailings. Please email for info and she will                                                     get right back to you!
Featuring Palestinian olive oil, embroidery, ceramics, body products                                                               and much more!    Proceeds benefit projects for children in Palestine (
Friday, January 16, 7:30pm
San Francisco
Temescal Trio: Madeline Prager, viola; Karen Wells, clarinet; and John                                                     Burke, piano — plus guests Marty Stoddard, flute, & Mike Jones, violin                                                              — invite you to a Chamber Music Concert benefiting the Middle East                                                 Children’s Alliance.

The program will include music of Mozart, Poulenc, Brahms, and                                                   Lutoslawski — and more!  Friday, January 16, 7:30pm
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco
1187 Franklin Street, SF
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$20 General/ $15 Students & Seniors
For info:, 415-948-7403

OSHA NEUMANN’S BOOK RELEASE: “Doodling on the Titanic”
Thursday, January 22, 7pm
Join us for MECA Board Member Osha Neumann’s book launch for                                                      “Doodling on the Titanic: The Making of Art in a World on the Brink” !
MECA/Alliance Graphics, 1101 8th Street, Berkeley
Facebook event (                                                      – Please RSVP and Share!
FOR INFO: 510-548-0542,, wheelchair accessible

Plus special appearance by The Great Tortilla Conspiracy creating special                                     printed tortillas of Osha’s doodles
Lavishly illustrated in color, with numerous. black-and-white doodles, “Doodling”                             examines the fate of art in a world falling apart at the seams. Osha asks:      Are we                                reaching the end of art as we know it, just as we are reaching the end of so much we                                 take for granted? Art appears to be flirting with anti-art, why? Osha approaches                                      these questions from his experience as painter, sculptor, and graphic artist.

“A lifetime of art-making is reflected in the philosophical journeys of one of                                        America’s last great social realists, whose book is both a manifesto and a                                          meditation on the creative process.

Mr. Neumann’s amusing–yet urgent–book arrives not a moment too soon, as we                                    enter an era of socio-economic and cultural crisis. It is inspiring, and a pleasure to                                  read.”    –Eric Drooker, New Yorker cover artist, graphic novelist

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