Good Morning Good ! Good Afternoon! Good Evening ! .. where are you ?
a recent image generated by Fletcher Oakes … from worldOnefestival 2013 .. what a glorous mandala .. nicely mandalaholopoetically depicting the energy of the day, and what a surprise that this image emerged from … ready? .. a live surf band set with the Delmars .. which also featured a family sing-along politi-ditty …”Old Monsanto Had a (Franken) Farm .. and that’s -stein not Al .. because if Al Franken had a farm … that would likely be farmulous!
In October worldOneradio +festival accepted an Honor awarded by Contra Costa County Arts Commission/ AC5 for Corey’s work of nearly 20 years (but who’s counting?) as :
Founder/ Director of worldOneradio WCCUSD Public Radio 88.1 keCg 97.7, to educate and engage the community while promoting global awareness through music culture nature and technology… and .. the very popular worldOne festival in El Cerrito .. and … educator who provides who provides his students with practical experiences of diverse cultures.
2013 Co-Honorees include the much respected and ebullient Los Centzontles Mexican Arts Center www.loscenzontles.com and formidable imagineer Architect James Phillip Wright. And YES, we are already talking and planning collaborations catalyzed by this lovely AC5 trifecta. Along with an official County Proclamation we each are presented with fabulous award icon; an original Randy Strong art glass sculpture, ” flame of creativity” . N I C E! Photo below with CCC Supervisors by Fletcher Oakes Photograhy.
This past weekend , James and Corery and Rady met together at RStrongglass, to thank Randy for his icons, and become creatively acquainted .. lol .. all fire, fire signs, Sag’s firing away, cavorting beside the the watery pools of our respective beloveds Susan, Debra Sue, and Maggie ( cherished, though not pictured here) … I cannot figure out how Randy has any eyebrows at all, much less those amazing-luxurious-wing-like eyestaches….
While nearly always galloping, wise ones in my life have advised me to pause deeply take this in. I shall do my best to pause and reflect.
Receiving is probably just common sense and practical good advice, as any Bay Area industry spotlights have almost summarily, to date, successfully circumnavigated our work, and otherwise shift rather quickly! LOL ? And perhaps as a reminder to keep a level head about the context of this genuinely great joyous honorary moment, El Caballo Rosado, our ’88 workhorse L.U.V vanagon, refused to leave the barn this am, just to keep it real. col?
That said, I appreciatively share this distinction and will shine this honor forward with all who have supported my various related initiatives: My Beloved Wife-Collaborator-Healer Debra Sue Kelvin, City of El Cerrito, WCCUSD, CCC ROP, and all the Artists, Sponsors, Recordists, Producers, Professional Mentors and Public Ed Teachers, Volunteers, Listeners who have shared their passions and creativity with our students and our community through keCg Public Radio, worldOneradio + festival.
What I have sought to offer over this span of time is a deep dream of a harmonized, healthy, beautiful, restored, co-creative world.
That dream is kindled in the deepest recesses of my mind, and finds its first ring of manifestation in the world at home, Heartquarters. Living with my Beloved who also manages her own solo Integrative Health Practice. She does all that, holds up half my sky, and not only speaks “Corey”, she can read my handwriting back to me when I cannot, and is the finder of lost objects.
Given our passions and modest combined household incomes, we only get by with a LOTTA help from our friends, and collaborators mentioned above and the generosity of our landlords. My deep and sincere thanks dear landlords who have generously affordably-housed us in El Cerrito over a few decades, The Kawatas, and over the last several recent years, The Chen Family. Landlords all over the County, I trust you are listening!
Our friend responded to the news of this award with a wily wink …
I always enjoy myself at the (festival) and appreciate all that your intention behind it brings. I also enjoy the radio station regularly and have it programmed into my car choices. Enjoy. Let it in…..because now that you have been publically recognized…..you can never give up the fair…..sly those (City and County Officials) …..A.
May it be so! I would add that we managed, together as a County, Cities, Schools and Districts, to survive some very lean, and even nearly mean economic seasons, to arrive to this day. I might say we did do artfully. The art of living is seeing a way, a practical way, some resourceful, inspired and inspiring way where there is no way. And so, perhaps a further testimony to the value of seeing and processing information and experience artfully. And bringing an artful perspective to rational-in-the-word needs and problems. Respecting and reinventing traditions. Disabusing ourselves of what no longer works. A higher path. A different way to interpret and present feelings and thoughts. A rounder expression of our glorious human soul-fullness, kultimutural heritage and hoped-for collective future. Arts speak an added dimensional language of the heart, mind, and soul. Arts help shape healthier humans.
It is my hope that ALL civic and business enterprises continue to vigorously and generously support the nurturance of comprehensive whole-being education, enlightened business practice, active collaboration among the two, and the celebration of our world of musics, arts, dance, architecture, agriculture, ecology, sciences and life-long-learning.
G’wan Shake Your Beauty ! We will too !
From the heart, thank you. Don’t stop believing. worldOnelove!
Sooo Sunday morning visit to Catahoula Coffee In Richmond… for a savory and some signature house Lola-blend beans … in our car.. Lila Downs via 88.1onelove .. we step onto to the foggy, blustery curb (what difference a day make!) there’s a unicorn ! and a good and weathered Dewalt is BoomBoxin ….Lila Downs …whatchu listeneing to Brro ? worldOneradioo! NICE !
BiG Green UP Urban Tilth Brromanos Andrew and Jessie … representing for Pachamama, growing healthy foods, attitudes, and communities …
Que comamos y bebamos (agri) Cultura ! Una vida loca y un sol .. vale ! = : ) ~
Presentation Ceremony and Reception for the 2013 Arts Recognition Awards
The Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County (AC5) invites everyone to attend the presentation ceremony and reception for the 2013 Arts Recognition Awards recipients at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 651 Pine St., Martinez, CA. The ceremony and reception will be held on October 22, 2013, 9:00 a.m. with reception immediately following the presentation.
AC5 and the County Board of Supervisors are honoring two individuals and an organization for the significant contributions to the arts and culture of Contra Costa County and beyond that they have made over a sustained period of time. The Arts Recognition Awards will be presented at the regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors’ meeting, Tuesday, October 22nd, 9:00 am at the County Administration Building located at 651 Pine St., Martinez, CA. A reception will follow immediately after the presentation by the Board of Supervisors. The awardees for 2013 are, Corey Mason, educator and cultural promoter, Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center, and James Phillip Wright, architect.
Each honoree will receive a commemorative glass sculpture representing the flame of creativity created by the internationally recognized glass artist Randy Strong of Berkeley from the Arts Commission and a resolution from the Board of Supervisors honoring their accomplishments.
This week .. thanks to our colleague Kym Kuzmic, we were honored to welcome an Angel-Fly-By Film Maker Joshua Bee Alafia to live Studio A, with the keCg Youth Crew… visiting the Bay Rim to celebrate the West Coast Premiere of his latest full length feature ” Let’s Stay Together” … open the link above to learn more about his vision, works, words and warmth ..
So, we are chitchattin, madhattin, reasonin .. and I peruse his Bio … and I see… Cuban Hip Hop All Stars … which he shot in 4 days some 10 years ago .. Yii ! … I plotz … and run for the video cabinet to have him personally glyph the video .. and while weare at it .. Goodness + Graciousness AllAround he hits us with some fiya from these Artist Poets … Frank Waln ~ Blood for Oil
and Oku Onuora …
Hang Onto Your Halo Y’ALL …. Blessed Bee …