Rancho Linda Vista’s 40th Birthday Party! Come for a day or all of may!



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Rancho Linda Vista’s 40th Birthday Party!

COME FOR A DAY OR ALL OF MAY!

Come celebrate Rancho Linda Vista's 40th Birthday as a community of the arts in Oracle, Arizona. Re-connect with friends, share old and new times, enjoy art, music & poetry, and find out what's been happening.


Please note: Most events are free. Events marked with an (*) have been organized by RLV OracleArt and require a small entry fee to help support in their arts education/outreach mission.
April 19th at RLV OracleArt Wilson Barn Oracle, AZ. 
Sat. 3.30 pm: Live Jazz, Art & Hors d'oeuvres

Sat. 5.30 pm: Poetry Reading with W.S. Merwin


In a career spanning five decades, W.S. Merwin, poet, translator, and environmental activist, has become one of the most widely read — and imitated — poets in America. The son of a Presbyterian minister, for whom he began writing hymns at the age of five, Merwin went to Europe as a young man and developed a love of languages that led to work as a literary translator. Over the years, his poetic voice has moved from the more formal and medieval—influenced somewhat by Robert Graves and the medieval poetry he was then translating — to a more distinctly American voice, following his two years in Boston where he got to know Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, Adrienne Rich, and Donald Hall, all of whom were breaking out of the rhetoric of the 1950s. W.S. Merwin’s recent poetry is perhaps his most personal, arising from his deeply held beliefs. He is not only profoundly anti-imperialist, pacifist, and environmentalist, but also possessed by an intimate feeling for landscape and language and the ways in which land and language interflow. His latest poems are densely imagistic and full of an intimate awareness of the natural world.

In 1999, W.S. Merwin was named Poetry Consultant to the Library of Congress for a jointly-held position along with poets Rita Dove and Louise Glück. Included in his numerous awards are the Pulitzer Prize, the Tanning Prize, the Bollingen Prize, and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. In the fall of 2004, Merwin received the 2004 Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2005, he was honored as laureate of the Struga Poetry Evenings Festival in Macedonia, receiving the international poetry award, the Golden Wreath Award. His book Migration: Selected Poems 1951 – 2001 was also selected as one of the New York Times 100 Notable Books of the Year. Migration the 2005 National Book Award for Poetry, and was also named winner of the 2006 Ambassador Book Award for Poetry. W.S. Merwin was awarded the 2006 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry for his book Present Company. He lives, writes, and gardens in Hawaii, on the island of Maui.                                                                                                                                                               © 2007 Steven Barclay Agency, All Rights Reserved

  

May 10th ($20) at RLV OracleArt Wilson Barn Oracle, AZ. 

Sat. 6 pm Poetry readings with C.K. Williams and Gerald Stern


C.K. Williams is the author of numerous books of poetry, including The Singing (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2003), which won the National Book Award; Repair (1999), winner of a Pulitzer Prize; The Vigil (1997); A Dream of Mind (1992); Flesh and Blood (1987), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award; Tar (1983); With Ignorance (1997); I Am the Bitter Name (1992); and Lies (1969).

Williams has also published five works of translation: Selected Poems of Francis Ponge (1994); Canvas, by Adam Zagajewski (with Renata Gorczynski and Benjamin Ivry, 1991); The Bacchae of Euripides (1990); The Lark. The Thrush. The Starling. (Poems from Issa) (1983); and Women of Trachis, by Sophocles (with Gregory Dickerson, 1978).

Among his many awards and honors are an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award, the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry, and a Pushcart Prize. Williams teaches in the creative writing program at Princeton University and lives part of each year in Paris. Academy of American Poets website
Gerald Stern was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1925 and was educated at the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia University.  He is the author of fourteen books of poetry including, This Time: New and Selected Poems, which won the National Book Award in 1998, and most recently Everything is Burning  published in 2005, both from W.W. Norton.  A collection of personal essays titled What I Can’t Bear Losing: Notes From a Life was released in the fall of 2003, also by W.W. Norton.  He has taught at many universities including, the University of Pittsburgh, Columbia University, and for fifteen years was senior poet at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.  He is the recipient of many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, three National Endowment of the Arts Fellowships, the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts for the State of Pennsylvania, the Lamont Poetry Prize and the Ruth Lilly Prize. He was the first Poet Laureate of New Jersey, serving from 2000 to 2002 and was the recipient of both the 2005 Wallace Steven Award for mastery for in the art of poetry and the 2005 National Jewish Book Award for poetry.  In 2006 Stern was named a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. 

May 17th at RLV OracleArt Wilson Barn Oracle, AZ. 

($30 - children are free) 

Sat. 1-5 pm  Family Fun Day!  workshops and art activities*

Sat. 5 pm  Wilson Barn Dance with The Valiants *




May 18th  (info@trianglelranch.com)

Sunday 2 - 5 pm  Art Reception at Triangle L Ranch

The Triangle L Ranch Bed and Breakfast is located where the desert meets the northern slopes of the Catalina Mountains in Southern Arizona. At an elevation of 4500 feet, the fresh air and high desert surroundings revive and restore your spirit.  As you enter the secluded Triangle L Ranch property, you feel as if you are going back in time. Whitewashed adobe buildings with red tin roofs dwell in the shade of giant oaks. Follow the stacked wood corral fences into the heart of this unique homestead dating from the 1880's. The old windmill still stands as a landmark from another era.

 

May 22nd at Rancho Linda Vista Gallery, Oracle, AZ  

Thurs. 6 pm  Poetry Reading with William Pitt Root and  Classical Music Performance Bryony Stroud-Watson & David Dunn 
William Pitt Root served from 1997-2002 as the first Poet Laureate of Tucson, Arizona, where he lived while commuting weekly to teach in New York City. Among other literary subjects, he teaches a course “Walking Through The Fire: Political Poetry of the 20th Century” at Hunter College of the City University. His numerous publications include Trace Elements from a Recurring Kingdom, named a 1995 “Notable Book,” by The Nation, and a finalist in the Pen West Poetry Award. Other books of poetry are Faultdancing (1986); Invisible Guests (1983); Reasons for Going It on Foot  (1983, Pulitzer nominee); In the World's Common Grasses(1977, Pulitzer nominee); Coot and Other Characters (1977); Fireclock(1977); Striking the Dark Air for Music(1973, Pulitzer & National Book Award nominee); The Storm and Other Poems(1969, Lamont Prize nominee.) He has published over 250 poems in such journals as The Atlantic, New Yorker, Harpers, The Nation, Commonweal, American Poetry Review, Triquarterly, Poetry, among others. His poems have been anthologized many times, including in And What Rough Beast: Poems at the End of the Century 1999, Fever Dreams: Contemporary Arizona Poets 1997, Men of Our Time: Male Poetry in Contemporary America, Voices of Conscience, Blood to Remember: Poets on the Holocaust, The Last Best Place: A Montana Anthology and in The New Yorker Book of Poetry. His work has been translated into many languages and broadcast on Radio Free Europe. His course in political poetry at Hunter College is in world literature.

Poetry and Politics, October 2003: A Conversation with William Pitt Root By Daniela Gioseffi 



Bryony Stroud-Watson graduated with a B.M. from the Hartt School of Music in 2000. She received her M.M. in 2002 and in May 2003 an Artist Diploma from the Conservatory of Music, Purchase College, SUNY. Currently Bryony is a member of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony and performs regularly with The Cathedral Chamber Players (Newark, NJ) and the Chappaqua Orchestra. Bryony performs regularly with the Verismo Opera and New Rochelle Opera as concertmaster and principle second violin with DiCapo Opera Theatre, Bronx Opera, Chelsea Opera and as soloist with The Chelsea Symphony.

Since settling in Yonkers, Bryony has pursued her love of chamber music and teaching. As founding member of the Artemis Chamber Ensemble and a member of Ensemble Anura she has organized and performed concerts in venues throughout the region. She is also a core member of the new music and puppet troupe, The Octopus Ensemble, based in lower Manhattan, which presents concerts of contemporary classical music with puppet and movement performers.

A passionate educator, Bryony has been teaching violin at the Rye Arts Center since 2001 and maintains a private violin studio. BryonyStroudWatson.com

MAY 23rd  

Fri. 5 pm Art Reception at Rancho Linda Vista Gallery, followed by a poetry readings and an experimental jazz performance with the Oracle Art Ensemble and pot luck
 MAY 24th 

Sat. 2 pm History of Rancho Linda Vista exhibition curated by Chuck Sternberg. Reception to be held at the Oracle Historical Society . OPEN ALL MONTH    OracleHistoricalSociety.org

Sat. 4.30 pm RLV OracleArt Benefit Auction *  

at RLV OracleArt Wilson Barn Oracle, AZ.



Preview & cocktails starting at 4.30 pm. The Auction itself begins at 5 pm.

There will be an auction of art work by Rancho Linda Vista artists and guests. It will be a collection of works representing 40 years of this vital community of the arts. The proceeds will benefit the non-profit RLV OracleArt who is dedicated to "Growth Through Art in Community"

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