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Prints by Rina Marfatia


Photography by Nitin Chitale

Now through October 28
Peninsula Ballet Theatre
1880 South Grant Street in San Mateo



















About the Artists:

Rina Marfatia has always enjoyed art in its various forms. She has dabbled in pottery, painting, photography and is now immersed in the fine art of linocut. A physician by day, artist by heart.

She is an avid traveler and her art is inspired by her travels, nature and her specialty of infectious diseases.

See more of Rina's work on Instagram @rinart007.


Nitin Chitale has been photographing birds since 2005. It started as an interest in identifying the many species that visited his backyard in Tennessee, and grew into a serious hobby. Now he seeks birds wherever he travels, and has taken pictures of over 450 species of birds in the wild, across the U.S., India, Australia, England, Iceland, Peru, Barbados, Mexico and most recently Eastern Canada.

He lives in San Francisco, which is a very birdy city, with over 300 species having been reported there. He is about 2/3rds the way to his goal of seeing all the birds in the city.

Currently, he is updating his life lists, grouping them by region, and listing them according to Order/Family, then common and scientific names for each species. This is a work in progress, with quality images of approximately 440 species and additional images of 175 species.

Find more of Nitin's work at


Poetry Reading

Thursday, November 3, 7:00-9:00pm
Peninsula Ballet Theatre
1880 South Grant Street in San Mateo



About the Poets:

Casey FitzSimons is a frequent reader at San Francisco Bay Area venues. Her poems have appeared in print and online in Massachusetts Review, Red Wheelbarrow, Midwest Quarterly, Newport Review, Mezzo Cammin, and others. She has placed first at the Soul-making Keats Sonnet competition and the Maggi H. Meyer Contest sponsored by Bay Area Poets Coalition. She has published twelve chapbooks, including The Sharp Edges of Knowing (2015) and Against the Familiar Wall (2014). Casey taught art in San Francisco for many years. Her reviews of Bay Area exhibitions frequently appeared in Artweek, and her studio drawing book, Serious Drawing, was published by Prentice Hall. She has a master's degree in Fine Arts from San Jose State University.

Sarah Paden is a Peninsula poet and musician. She lives with her family in Belmont. Over the past two years she has been part of two poetry critique groups and an ongoing mentorship with Caroline Goodwin, the San Mateo County Poet Laureate. She is currently working on publishing her chapbook manuscript, Rain, etc.,. She also creates what she calls Loop Poems, which are brief multitrack recordings that feel like sonic poems with repetitive potential. You can hear them on her Sound Cloud page and, directly, at


Diane Lee Moomey has lived and wandered around the U.S. and Canada, and now dips her gardener's hands in California dirt. A regular reader at San Francisco Bay Area poetry venues, Diane has published prose and poetry, most recently in Glass: a Journal of Poetry; The Sand Hill Review, California Poetry Quarterly, Caesura and Red Wheelbarrow, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has also published three books under her own imprint, DaysEye Press and Studios. To read more, go to

Diane is also a watercolorist and college artist, an experience that both seeds and is seeded by, her poetic imagery. To view her artwork, please visit

Ryan Warren is a San Mateo County Coastside poet whose work has appeared in numerous journals including California Quarterly, Poetry Daily, Poetry Breakfast, Wilderness House Literary Review, Firefly Magazine and the anthology, Carry the Light. He is a Best of the Net 2016 nominee, and a 2016 San Mateo County Literary Fair multiple-award winner. More on his published works can be found on his Facebook page at




Click the links below for more information

October 4-27  Mon.-Fri. 8:00am-5:00pm  Caldwell Gallery, Hall of Justice, Redwood City  Disability Art Showcase

Now-October 28  Community Gallery, 400 County Center, Redwood City  Alchemical Dreams: The Art of Transformation


Now showing at the Peninsula Museum of Art!  Click here for more information





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