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Art & Poetry of Modesto Architecture

The Art and Poetry Walk of Modesto Architecture, September 16 at 1:00 p.m. The Modesto Architectural Poetry Contest 2012 poets will read their winning poems at eight locations of historic homes, starting at Graceada Park gazebo on September 16 at 1:00 p.m. It travels through central Modesto. Artists will be painting scenes of nine houses on the tour. Request an application to paint on the tour at by Sept. 13.

Paintings and poetry will be exhibited at the Chartreuse Muse as an event of the Modesto International Architecture Festival. The exhibit runs from September 18 through October, Third Thursday Art Walks, from 5-9 p.m. The Chartreuse Muse will also play the video of the poetry readings as documented by Richard Anderson. The Chartreuse Muse is located at 918 10th Street, Modesto, 522-0935. Gallery hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free and the public is invited.

The Modesto International Architecture Festival includes over sixty-five events from September 15 to 23. The festival schedule is available at 4 More, the poetry group who initiated the idea, is joined by the Chartreuse Muse Gallery and the Valley Sun Catchers as sponsors of this particular event. The Valley Sun Catchers is a plein air painting group that was formed in September 2000 by members of the Central California Art Association. The goal of Valley Sun Catchers is to paint the beauty of our own valley and the surrounding foothills and mountains.

[View album] The Art & Poetry Walk of Modesto Architecture

Poetry Winners

133 Popular Salvatore Salerno “A Reason for Preserving”

723 Needham Gillian Wegener “On a morning after…”

1301 K Street Linda Prather “1301 K Street”

1325 J Street Murray Silverstein “Greetings from J Street”

1426 I Street Cleo Griffith “Like Yellow Leaves of Autumn”

330 Needham Brian Wright “Another Angle” Linda Warden Grand Prize Winner

115 Magnolia Linda Prather “Gothic Novel”

413 Sycamore Cleo Griffith “Child’s Line Drawing”

Special recognition to Gloria Gallo (age 7) for her poem “Manse” 115 Magnolia



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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.