June 8 will be Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday. To mark the occasion, the Marin County Civic Center – designed by Wright and a national and state designated historic landmark – will be having 3 docent led tours. Tours are also offered on a regular basis on Wednesdays.
Interesting sounding exhibit/performance at Kala Gallery: Lyrics, Gestures and Games, exploring interplay among art-making, chance related process, and guidelines generated by everyday activities and gestures. July 7 and 8 composer/pianist Motoko Honda will perform pieces responding to the artwork in the exhibition in collaboration with Lyn Hejinian’s poetry reading.
I came across Dust Bowl Girls in the new books section of the library. It’s the story of the women’s basketball team from a tiny Oklahoma college in the early 1930s. It’s a great read, combining history, sports and the personal stories of the players and coach – who is the author’s great-uncle. The team was honored by the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame in 2003 as its first Team of Legend. Although I played basketball in middle school and high school, and we used a smaller ball than the boys did, I had no idea that in the past women had a completely different set of rules. Or that there was a nationwide organization that wanted to prohibit competitive sports for women – the whole “unladylike” thing. And that wasn’t really that long ago.