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O’Hanlon Center for the Arts Fall Fundraiser 2016

November 5, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Our Heartfelt Thanks to all who helped make this event a wonderful success!

Fundraiser Chairs: Abby Wasserman, Judy Geiger, Erma Murphy

Presentation Host: Celeste Perry

Special Guest Presenters: Kaz Tanahashi, Janet Daijogo & Daria Halprin

Prayer Flags: Judy Geiger, Carolyn Planakis, Eileen Worthley, Brooke Passano, Cayen Robertson, Ann Fricker

Graphic Design: Jeremy Thornton

Slide Show Curation: Cary James

Loft Music: Bodhi Setchko

Videographer: Gary Yost

Light & Sound: Murphy Productions

Flower Arrangements: Sherry Williamson

Donor Outreach: Nicholas Casagrande

Parking Attendant: Adam Tolson

Wines: Handley Cellars

Beverages: Mill Valley Market

Coffee: Equator Coffee

Food Trays: Nugget Markets

Food Preparation & Serving:  Judy Geiger, Glenda Gentry, Abby Wasserman, Erma Murphy, Eileen Worthley, Diana Gay-Catania, Pam Will, Pat McCaron, Elaine James, David Benoit, Cayen Robertson

Event Volunteers: Potter Wickware, Gail Cohon Stein, Lila Sparks-Daniels, Dave Catania, Daniel Patrick, Pam Will, Rhonda Dubin

Raffle Prize & Silent Auction Donors: 

Peter Coyote: Signed edition of “The Rainman’s Third Cure: An Irregular Education”

Ed Sattizahn: Dinner for Two at Greens Restaurant, S.F.

TeaFountain:  Japanese Tea Ceremony Kit, Books, and Tea canisters

Susan Trott: Signed editions of “The Holy Man” & “The Holy Man’s Journey”

Glenda Gentry:  Photo Diptych “Enigma 1 & 2”

Naomi Tamura & Ali Rezaian:   $100 Gift Certificate to RileyStreet Art Supplies

Kirby Hutson: Four Handmade Ceramic Tea Cups

Alice Corning: Porcelain Bowl (silent auction)

Kaz Tanahashi: Artwork created during event (silent auction, to benefit Vimala Sangha)



A free-flowing exploration of ways that mindfulness practice deepens creative practice.

An intimate panel discussion led by CELESTE PERRY, a longtime radio, TV and voice-over artist. She and her husband Alan  reside in Mill Valley where they raised their two sons, who now live in Brooklyn.  Attention previously given to their boys is now lavished on their rescue dog. Veto.  Celeste has been sitting zazen with Vimala Sangha at O’Hanlon Center since 2010.  She spends a study week every summer at Tassajara and received the Lay Boddhisattvah precepts two years ago in a ceremony officiated by Ed Sattizahn. She is currently developing a podcast with the working title “Twisted Karma”.  Of her meditation practice she says, “Zazen has helped me face my life in a way I never thought possible.”


KAZUAKI TANAHASHI, born in Japan in 1933 and active in the United States since 1977, is a renowned artist, calligrapher, writer, and peace activist. He lives in Berkeley. As a painter and calligrapher, he has been pioneering the genres of one-stroke painting, multi solo exhibitions of his brushwork worldwide and has taught numerous workshops, including at seven international calligraphy conferences. As a writer, editor, and translator, he has produced over forty books in English and Japanese. As an environmental activist, was the founding secretary of Plutonium Free Future. As a peace activist, he worked against the nuclear arms race and two Gulf Wars. He is currently the founding director of A World Without Armies. He is also a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science. http://www.brushmind.net

a second-degree black belt in Aikido and longtime kindergarten teacher at Marin Country Day School, teaches Aikido principles of Centering, Grounding, Blending, Relaxation and Extension of Energy to her small pupils. As “Energy Time” for the youngest kids and “Mindfulness Training” for the older ones, the practice has spread to all nine grades at the school. The first greeting of Janet’s school day is “Center as You Enter.” At the end of the day it is “Breathe as you leave,” or just “Relax.”  The overriding concept is that to relate to others and to situations skillfully, you must first be at peace with yourself.

Over 40 years ago, Daria Halprin developed an interest in the relationship between dance, the creative arts process, and psychology, working in dance and theater labs with artists and psychologists from around the world. She was a member of the Dancers’ Workshop Company, performing nationally and internationally on stage and in film. She is the co-founder  and director of Tamalpa Institute, author of book  The Expressive Body in Life, Art and Therapy,  and a contributing author of  Foundations of Expressive Arts Therapy,   and  Dance, Somatics and Spiritualities.

In addition to her work at Tamalpa Institute, Daria teaches at universities, growth centers and presents at conferences throughout the world. She has designed  dance and art-based programs and consulted with community organizations.    www.tamalpa.org  www.dariahalprin.org


• A Tasting Menu of Mindfully Prepared Dishes & Desserts

• Contemplative Flute Music by BODHI SETCHKO

• Inspirational Raffle Items (see below)


Seating is is limited. Get your tickets in the only moment there ever is, NOW!

UPDATE: We near capacity for this event. Please CALL US during office hours for Availability. (Mon-Fri 11am-4pm)

$75 tickets – call 415.388.4331


• Handley Cellars – for wine donation.

• Mill Valley Market – for sparkling water donation.

• All the contributors of Raffle prizes, shown below…


 (subject to changes & additions!)

Signed copy of Peter Coyote’s new book: “The Rainman’s Third Cure: An Irregular Education.”

First Edition of Susan Trott’s novel “The Holy Man” with bonus of “The Holy Man’s Journey” (used hardback copy)


Photo Diptych by Glenda Gentry (“Enigma I &II”)


Gift Certificate for $100 to Riley Street Art Supplies in San Rafael, plus an O’Hanlon Center Apron.
(Donated by Naomi Tamura & Ali Rezaian)



Dinner for Two at Greens Restaurant in San Francisco ($100 value – Does not include alcohol or gratuity.)


Japanese Tea Ceremony kit, Teas and book “Tea, the Drink that Changed the World.” Donated by The Tea Fountain, Mill Valley
 + 4 Handmade ceramic tea cups – by Kirby Hutson





November 5, 2016
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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OHCA Staff
(415) 388-4331