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Joy Neas

My life is all about art – appreciating it, studying it, making it, sharing it, promoting it and preserving it. My goal, as an artist, is to help people look at the world in new ways encouraging everyone to experience the beauty that exists all around us. Art, in every form, enriches our lives. My hope is to enrich yours!

University Park World Peace Rose Garden Dedication Today

Today from 12:30 pm – 2 pm is the dedication for the new World Peace Rose Garden in Stockton at University Park (Magnolia and American/enter University Park from California Street at Magnolia). Stockton’s World Peace Rose Garden is the latest in a series of rose gardens around the world.  Come listen to students presenting their [...]

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History Takes The Stage This Weekend

The 2016 National Asian Pacific Islander American Historic Preservation Forum comes to Stockton this weekend.  There will be federal, state and local sessions examining what is happening in this exciting preservation field.  Also included are tours, a preservation pop-up and an advocacy workshop.  Most events take place at the Confucius Church located at 212 E. [...]

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The Vote Is In

  I am excited to announce that “Believe” is the theme for this year’s Art Break Day taking place on Friday, September 2.  Mark your calendars. Believe is the theme I wanted.  I have learned that nothing happens unless first a dream (Carl Sandburg) but dreams without unified action and belief just stay dreams. Stockton [...]

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Help Choose This Year’s Art Break Day Theme

Help choose this year’s theme for Art Break Day, a day when art sites are set up in cities around the world and everyone is invited to sit down, take a break, and make art for FREE! What’s your vote? Dream, Unity or Believe Each is important.  Here are some quotes to help you choose. [...]

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Open House For University Park World Peace Rose Garden

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Art Shopping Opportunities In Downtown

Art Expressions of San Joaquin is having a Holiday Shopping Faire today from 11am to 6pm at the County Administration Building (corner of San Joaquin and Weber).  Enjoy free food and refreshments while you shop for unique arts and crafts. Shopping opportunities continue tomorrow at the Mexican Heritage Center, 111 S. Sutter (corner of Market [...]

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Double Take

Today El Concilio hosts its annual Navidad en el Valle (Christmas in the Valley) Tamale Dinner at the Civic Auditorium, 525 N. Center St, taking place from 5 pm to 8 pm. Cost is $10 per plate (includes two tamales, Mexican rice and beans). This is a Food basket fundraiser. Tonight is one of my [...]

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Home For The Holidays

There’s nothing like being home for the Holidays. There’s also nothing like old family photos! Send your most classic pics of your Stockton family Holiday memories to the Downtown Stockton Alliance (DSA) for a chance to see them projected on the big screen in downtown this December. Submit hi-res photos by December 1st via Instagram [...]

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The Season Of Giving

  Today, from noon to 4 pm, is the first annual car show and art and craft fair hosted by C3-Nor-Cal Car club, Golden State Camaro’s, the Artist’s Lair and Stockton 209 Cares at the Teen Impact Center, 725 N. El Dorado.  The free event includes a bounce house and activities for the kids, live [...]

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Tis The Season

Lincoln Center is having their holiday open house tomorrow (Sunday, November 15) from 11 am – 5 pm.  Hop on the North Pole Express Train (11 am – 2 pm) or go on a horse drawn carriage ride (2 pm – 5 pm), listen to live holiday music and get free family photos by the [...]

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