Gallery Exhibit: Garden of Dreams through May 26th

OCA Gallery presents its latest exhibit “Garden of Dreams”. This all-media exhibit was juried by Teri Sloat and features many Sonoma County artists.

Also in the gallery this month is a special exhibition of paintings by Johanna Regan.

Regular gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 AM to 4 PM. The gallery is also open during event intermissions.


Artists in this exhibit:

Beth Anderson

Galya Bayreuther

Marsha Connell

Connie Cook

Carol Culp

Leslie Curchack

Hollynn D’Lil

Pat Engel

Rose Halady

Saroj Heron

Carroll Hirsch

John Hirsch

Iva Hladis

Ann Lorraine Holmes

Barbara Isaksen

Fred Jacobs

Ceylan Karasapan-Crow

Sue Kelly

Judith Kinsey

Karin Lease

Debrah LeSueur

Tony Marchetti

Alexandra McDonald

Su McMurtry

River Mortenson

Emilie Munsch

Leslie Pickford

Josie Rose

Phil Salyer

Cindy Searles

Teresa Sedano

Susan St. Thomas

Carol Swanson

Jerry M. Wilson

Sabine Yates


California Redwood Chorale sings ‘Goodnight Moon’ and many more!* Saturday, April 20th 8 PM

California Redwood Chorale sings GOODNIGHT MOON and more!

California Redwood Chorale is singing a delightful selection from alive American composers. Hear “Goodnight Moon” by Eric Whitacre, based on the children’s book. Be thrilled by Morten Lauridsen’s “O Magnum Mysterium”. Get in a great mood hearing “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds, as arranged for VOCES8. Bay Area composer, Michael Kaulkin, set Yiddish folksong “Tumbalalyka” for SATB. Up and coming American composer, Joshua Shank, arranged a mesmerizing song called “Naalah”, in Persian, for oboe and choir, sung in Persian. We have solo duets including “I Will never Leave You” from the play, “Side Show” and “You Raise Me Up” made famous by Josh Groban. All this and more!

Directed by Gage Purdy. Accompanied by John Hazelrigg.


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Tickets $20 available online.

*This is not an OCA sponsored event and therefore not eligible for member discounts.

People’s Music Present a Benefit for OCA Friday, April 26th 7:30 PM

Don’t miss this benefit for OCA featuring a spectacular variety of local talent! Organized by Alex Bryant, this People’s Music Showcase features four difference performances with talented local musicians including Hoytus & New Paradise, The Stoney Point Ramblers, Washington Hill and Whispering Light.

Tickets are $15 at the door, no reservations needed. Beer/wine/refreshments available. Venue is wheelchair accessible. Scroll down to read about the performers!

Hoytus & New Paradise bring original eclectic rock & folk music. The band includes Hoytus Rolen, Robert Hertzbrun, Alex Bryant, Brett Palm and Eric Engstrom.

Hoytus & New Paradise

The Stoney Point Ramblers are a bunch of folks loving old-time acoustic music and having a blast playing it. Band members include Chris Carney, Ernie Noyes, Annie Zolinger, Janette Duncan and Mike Southworth.

The Stony Point Ramblers

Washington Hill is an alternative rock band featuring Oliver Rogoff, Everest Rosa-Barnette, Hand Anderson and Nicco Weisskoff.

Washington Hill

Whispering Light performs jazz/fusion as seen on NBC and 2019 feature on Women’s International Music Network. Lindy Day, Kevin Village-Stone and Ralph Anderson.

Kevin Village-Stone and Lindy Day of Whispering Light


Book Launch: Hallie Igleheart Austen
The Heart of the Goddess: Art, Myth and Meditations of the World’s Sacred Feminine
joined by Joan Marler, Archaeomythologist Sunday, May 19th 3 - 5 PM

The Sacred Feminine is rising all over the planet—and with it the values of compassion, peacemaking, nurturance and love of the Earth—bringing renewed attention and expression to mythical and spiritual guides that have been revered for hundreds of thousands of years. The Heart of the Goddess presents a wide-reaching selection of art, meditations, poetry, prayers, values, and living lessons of Goddess culture. For Hallie Iglehart Austen, respect for the Earth, restoration of community, and regaining the long lost power of women are inseparable. Come and immerse yourself in the richness of a multi-media experience of Goddesses from around the world and throughout time, for a transmission of healing, teaching, and the Sacred Feminine in all of us.

This event will feature selected readings with slide show, conversation on-stage with Hallie and Joan Marler, fellow archaeomythologist. Q&A, book sales and signing. Free event, all donations gratefully accepted. Refreshments by donation; wine & beer for sale.

Hallie Igleheart Austen

Hallie Iglehart Austen grew up on a farm and has lived close to the earth most of her life. After graduating from Brown University, she drove from England to Nepal and back again over the course of a year. This journey, described in her first book Womanspirit (HarperCollins, 1983) led to a synthesis of spirituality and feminism, which she began teaching in the 1970s. Since then she has led workshops, rituals, and presented at conferences at universities and theological schools, including the United Nations Women’s International Conference, and other venues around the world. Hallie is co-founder of Seaflow: Protect Our Living Oceans, which educated the public about the dangers of active sonars and other ocean noise to whales, dolphins, and all sea life. She also initiated All One Ocean, establishing over fifty beach cleanup stations in California, Hawaii, Iowa, and Alabama. Hallie lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and offers classes and private consultations on dream work, life transition rituals, and Wisdom Healing Qigong. Visit Hallie online at

Joan Marler worked closely with Marija Gimbutas as her personal editor (1987-1994) and is the founder and executive director of the Institute of Archaeomythology. She is the editor of a number of books, including Marija Gimbutas’ magnum opus, The Civilization of the Goddess (1991); From the Realm of the Ancestors: An Anthology in Honor of Marija Gimbutas (1997); the Journal of Archaeomythology (2005-present); The Danube Script (2008); Signs of Civilization:
Neolithic Symbol System of Southeast Europe (with Miriam Robbins Dexter, 2009); and Prehistoric Roots of Romanian and Southeast European Traditions by the Romanian linguist Adrian Poruciuc (2010). Joan is the author of the biography of Marija Gimbutas presented in Notable American Women published by Harvard University Press (2004).

“… a mythical journey to every corner of the Earth….a delightful book of life-affirming legends, rituals, and images that help us envision a more balanced and creative world.”
―Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and the Blade

“What a treasure! Decades of scholarship and oceans of love have been poured into gathering this exquisite collection of goddesses from all the world’s wisdom traditions. I love love love this book!”
—Mirabai Starr, author of God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity & Islam

“A collection of more than 70 Goddess figures from cultures throughout the world. Each is a treasure … inspiring us to embody the Goddess’s virtues in our lives.”
—Yoga Journal

Moonalice! Friday, May 24th 7:30 PM

Photo © Bob Minkin Photography

OCA is pleased to present an evening with Moonalice!

Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Their songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration. They invented Twittercast concerts, which are free broadcasts to fans over social networks. Their single, “It’s 4:20 Somewhere” has been downloaded more than 5 million times. They broadcast every show live via satellite in HD, so that fans can enjoy them on their iPhone, iPad or Android without an app.



Moonalice is:
* Pete Sears: Bass, Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals (Sam Gopal Dream, Rod Stewart, Jefferson Starship, Jerry Garcia, Hot Tuna, John Lee Hooker, David Nelson Band, Phil Lesh & Friends).

* John Molo: Drums, Vocals. (Bruce Hornsby & The Range, John Fogerty, Phil Lesh & Friends, The Other Ones, David Nelson Band).
* Barry Sless: Lead Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Bass. (Phil Lesh & Friends, David Nelson Band, Kingfish, Cowboy Jazz).
* Roger McNamee: Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Bass. (Guff, The Engineers, Random Axes, Flying Other Brothers) 
* Big Steve Parish: Road Scholar/Medicine Man/Storyteller. (Grateful Dead crew for 26 years, co-founder of Jerry Garcia Band).
Tickets are $15/advance or $20 at the door (if available). Advance sales end at Noon day of the event.
Beer, wine and refreshments available. OCA is wheelchair accessible.
Get your tickets now!

Roy Zimmerman: RiZe Up! Friday, June 7th at 7 PM

OCA welcomes back renowned musical satirist Roy Zimmerman, who is on the road again with his trusty guitar, his wide open smile, and his tenth album release to bring laughter and encouragement to progressive-minded people everywhere. ‘RiZe Up’’ is a forceful and funny expression of resistance in the Age of Trump. “Satire empowers people”, says Roy. “To laugh is to fight back. To hope is to fight back”. The Los Angeles Times says: “Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society’s foibles that bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer”. “Roy’s lyrics move beyond peotry and achieve perfection”—Joni Mitchell. His signature blend of heart and hilarity has never been more necessary!


With a career spanning 30 years, Roy’s songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime, and his videos have garnered tens of millions of views. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records and shared stages with Bill Maher, Ellen DeGeneres, Holly Near, Robin Williams, Arlo Guthrie, John Oliver, The Roches, Andy Borowitz, Chambers Brothers, Kate Clinton and George Carlin. Roy tours the country with his very accomplished wife and co-writer Melanie Harby when they are not at home in Northern California.


Don’t miss this brilliant and funny musical political commentator and enjoy the irreverence- it’s contagious! $20 Advance/$25 at the door. Fine refreshments include wine and beer. Wheelchair Accessible.

$20 Advance/$25 at the door.

Drum-Sing-Dance with Barbara Borden and Friends Saturday, June 8th 12:30 PM

Drum – Sing – Dance

with Barbara Borden & Friends!

Join us for a day of transformation and celebration.

Barbara will lead a drumming workshop from 12:30 to 3:30 PM. Explore the energizing and meditative power of  music and movement. Enjoy the transformative nature of drumming, singing and dancing in community. All levels welcome. Please bring your own drum (djembe & dundun preferable – limited drums available).

Workshop fees: $60 until May 8th, $75 thereafter

Scholarship sponsor – $100 or more helps fund scholarships for this workshop.

Register online at Brown Paper Tickets.


Following the drum workshop, there will be a free screening of Barbara’s movie “Keeper of the Beat: A Woman’s Journey into the Heart of Drumming”. Filmed on four continents, this award-winning hour long documentary was produced and directed by three-time Emmy Award-winner David L. Brown. See trailer at


Immediately following the film join Barbara Borden with her Be In The Beat Drum Ensemble for live drumming with audience participation. Please bring your own drum.

Film: Keeper of the Beat: A Woman’s Journey into the Heart of Drumming Saturday, June 8th 4 PM

Join us for this special free screening of

The award-winning hour-long documentary about the drumming, life and times of Barbara Borden was filmed on four continents by three-time Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, David L. Brown. View the trailer at

Immediately following the film join Barbara with her Be In The Beat Drum Ensemble for live drumming with audience participation. Please bring your own drum.

Film screening follows Barbara’s drumming workshop being held from 12:30 to 3:30 PM. Registration required to attend workshop – please click here for more info.

12:30 – 3:30 Workshop – $60 until May 8th, $75 thereafter.
4:00 – 6:00 FREE FILM SCREENING and live drumming with audience participation.