October 26, 2004 > New and Old Come Together for November's Art Walk in Niles
New and Old Come Together for November's Art Walk in Niles
by Donna Sanson
The Art Walk in Niles - always the first Friday of every month - will feature a blend of old and new for visitors on November 5. One of the originating art walk artists, Ed Frakes, will present "35 from 35 Years Past;" a collection of 35 paintings that he created 35 years ago. Visit Ed in his studio to view these early paintings and see how his work has evolved over the years. In addition, be sure to stop by the newest site on the art walk tour - Essanay Silent Film Museum, 37395 Niles Boulevard.
The museum's art walk premier offers a full program every hour on the hour, including: presentations of the award-winning movie short, "When the Movies Came From Niles," by Bay Area Director Ray Hubbard; book signing by local authors Jill Singleton and Phil Holmes signing copies of their collaborative new history book on the evolution of Niles over the last 200 years; and live music presented by Niles musician, Michael McNevin.
As always, demonstrations in the art of glassblowing, watercolor painting, and jewelry making are among the highlighted activities of the evening. Ask questions, visit with the artists, sign up for classes, purchase unique gifts, and enjoy a latte or homemade soup - all within an easy walk through downtown Niles. The art walk is free and the atmosphere is friendly. Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. and maps are available at Corrie Glass.
Niles Art Walk
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.