Join us on Saturday, January 26th at 7:30 pm as we celebrate the visual arts!  We are excited to introduce you to three captivating artists: two painters who will discuss their work through slides and one sculptor who will take you on a tour of her diorama worlds.  Lone Glen is a quarterly reading and art series motivated by a love of community, diversity, and all inspiring art forms.  Bring friends, an open mind, and perhaps a beverage.  We will provide light snacks, wine, soda, and adventure.  Find us at 239 Cotter Street (94112) near the Glen Park BART, or better yet, follow the directions on this site (see: Directions)

More about our accomplished artists:

Adrienne Heloise, painter and collage artist

Adrienne Heloise is a native, bay area Californian. Heloise researches historical concepts as the basis for her work and translates classical imagery into contemporary explorations of intimacy, gender and power.  Her current series, “Battle Fashion”, was started in 2010 as a reflection of her fascination with the rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte, focusing on the various uniforms that were developed to signify rank and responsibilities in the Grande Armee.

Artist’s Statement

Heloise references 19th century uniform sketches and battle paintings to develop cut paper collages that focus on the interpersonal dynamics between her soldiers who are strong, yet vulnerable.

Kristen Kong, painter, sculptor, designer

Originally from Los Angeles, Kristen Kong has exhibited at group shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Most of her work responds to a question that is not answered to her satisfaction. Sculpture in particular is the two-way mirror into the little narratives she has with herself.  Her site:

Artist’s Statement, Kristen Kong

We, as human beings, are constantly asking, “Why?” and crime is possibly the most reduced extension of that. When a crime is committed, we want to know every detail of the crime and the criminal. It is the ultimate question that we want to answer.

Kara Maria

Born  in 1968 in Binghamton, New York, Kara lives in San Francisco, California.  After beginning college at a music conservatory on the East Coast, transferring through a few different schools, and spending a year studying and traveling in Europe, Kara Maria moved to San Francisco in 1990 to attend the University of California, Berkeley. There she earned a BA in Art Practice in 1993, followed by an MFA in 1998.  Maria’s work can be found in public collections including the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Stanford, CA; the di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA; the de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA among others. She has been the recipient of awards such as a Masterminds Grant from the SF Weekly, San Francisco, CA; a grant from Artadia, New York, NY; and an Eisner Prize from the University of California, Berkeley. Her prints have been published by presses including Gallery 16, San Francisco; Shark’s Ink, Lyons, CO; and Smith Andersen Editions, Palo Alto, CA. She is represented by the Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA.  Her site:

Artist’s Statement, Kara Maria

My work includes both abstraction and representation.   A wide variety of subjects – from environmental crisis on Earth to astronomical observations of the universe; the structure of music; the patterns of biology; the quandaries of physics and philosophy; international politics and war; from the macrocosmic to the microcosmic – influence my art making.  I hope the pictures communicate a sense of humor and playfulness as well as an engagement with the world we live in today.  Although many issues are referenced in my art, the work itself remains non-linear, seeking to raise questions rather than to give answers.

Laura Paulini

Laura Paulini grew up in Wisconsin and earned her BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. She has lived in the Bay Area since 1997 and received her MFA from Mills College in 2005. She currently works out of her studio in North Oakland. Recent exhibitions include “SHIMMER” (her first solo show with Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco), “Out of Order” at SF State, “Transducere” at Root Division, and “Fractured Planes of Coherence” at the Townsend Center for Humanities, UC Berkeley. She was awarded the Jay DeFeo Prize, has been artist-in-residence at KALA Art Institute in Berkeley, and was thrice nominated for SFMOMA’s SECA award. Her work is included in numerous public and private collections.  Her site:

Artist’s Statement, Laura Paulini

Laura Paulini’s paintings and drawings are created over long stretches of time, each stripe and dot meticulously rendered by hand in multiple layers of paint on panel or ink on paper. Due to the juxtaposition of minute changes in hue and value, the picture planes appear to vibrate. Waverings, absences, and misalignments in the mark-making contribute to an optical effect, while the simple, iconic, and symmetrical compositions retain a sense of stillness. Paulini’s work explores the tension between movement and stillness, harmony and chaos, growth and decay.