Ruth Asawa 1926 – 2013

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During one of my first visits to the deYoung Museum in 2007 I came across the work of Ruth Asawa. Displayed in a stark setting, with nothing but bare concrete walls and good lighting, I was instantly captivated by the shapes and shadows. To me it would be impossible to pass by these works without wanting to capture at least 1 image! A souvenir to remember the remarkable creativity of Ruth Asawa. Born in California, she had many influences throughout her life, including internment as a Japanese-American. But none defined her life more than her beautiful work!

Since my first experience, I never visit the deYoung without stopping to see her beautiful work. Thank you Ruth Asawa!

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11 Year old wins 1st Round Tennis Match at $25,000 Heritage Bank Championships

Katie Volynets!

11 Year old Katie Volynets of Walnut Creek California congratulates her first round opponent at the Heritage Bank of Commerce $25,000 Tennis Championship at Moraga Country Club on 7 August 2013. Volynets, a nationally ranked player, beat the 2nd seed in two sets.

 

 

Heritage Bank of Commerce Tennis, Moraga Aug 6-11th

Come out and see some great tennis this week at Moraga Country Club. Men & Women’s Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles during the $25,000 Heritage Bank of Commerce Championships. Admission is free and court-side seats are available!

Try the Night Sessions on Thursday night and enjoy the barbecue dinner and drinks while you watch tennis!

See more photos here:  http://www.thomaspappas.com/Home/Heritage_Tennis_-_Moraga_Ca.html

 

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Stamford Connecticut

Stamford

Beehive of activity. I-95 running through it, and the traffic will drive you insane! But a melting pot and a very genteel melting pot at that!

Restaurants, nightlife, businesses galore…surrounded by lovely neighborhoods with churches aplenty!

Golf, tennis, boating! It’s all there. And plenty more I am sure.

Leave the car at home and ride the Metro-North to Manhattan. A good connection!

But Connecticut it is…and I mean beautiful Fairfield County! Drive Rte 106 to New Canaan and you’ll see how beautiful it can be. Or drift up towards the Merritt Parkway then wander towards Greenwich. And you’ll see how beautiful it can be! But downtown Stamford will never be far away, and it has much to offer!

Ahhh, Connecticut in summertime! They say summer is short and the weather can be bad in winter…but I can’t imagine it!