Author Archive: Monica Barber

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BargainView – Fall Back In

BargainView – Fall Back In

BargainView By Monica Barber Fall back in! School is back in and summer is on the way out. As the cooler autumn temperatures slowly inch closer the sound of children making their way to and from school fills the air. Ms. M has begun stocking up on her school supplies and recalling the challenge of […]

By September 6, 2017 Read More →
5 Questions with Jake Yates

5 Questions with Jake Yates

5 Questions with Jake Yates by Monica Barber     When it comes to mainstream music there is much to question regarding the current evolution of spoken word, hip hop and wordplay, minus a few, fresh glimmers of hope. One such glimmer is wordsmith, lyricist and local performer, Jake Yates. Where other artists become monotonous […]

By July 25, 2017 Read More →
5 Questions with The Black Sheep’s Ink

5 Questions with The Black Sheep’s Ink

5 Questions with The Black Sheep’s Ink            By Monica Barber   Standing out from the ordinary definitely gets the attention of others, which is something that The Black Sheep’s Ink has transformed into an asset. Kristy Moore and Patrick Barr met many years ago and have been working together ever since. Both strong personalities with […]

By July 2, 2017 Read More →
5 Questions with Gillian Wegener

5 Questions with Gillian Wegener

5 Questions with Gillian Wegener By Monica Barber       As many poets in Modesto are tentatively trying to get their work out there, there is one person they are all fortunate to become acquainted with, Gillian Wegener. Wegener coordinates and is the co-founder of the Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center, MoST, has served as the […]

By June 7, 2017 Read More →
BargainView

BargainView

BargainView By Monica Barber Enjoy Modesto! Getting out of the house and enjoying the beautiful weather is a great way to change your perspective. As Ms. M approaches change & life boldly she makes her way through the crowd at Farmers Market in Downtown Modesto this morning realizing the new month has great things to […]

By May 2, 2017 Read More →
5 Questions with Jim Christiansen

5 Questions with Jim Christiansen

5 Questions with Jim Christiansen by Monica Barber     For much of the last decade it has been the status quo to move forward, boldly plunging into the depths of contemporary art in the forefront of community. One of many local talented artists, Jim Christiansen has proven that art offers boundless opportunities for ingenuity, narrative, […]

By April 21, 2017 Read More →
BargainView: Lovely Spring

BargainView: Lovely Spring

Lovely Spring! by Monica Barber It’s a lovely spring day filled with sprinkles of rain, and rays of sunshine in Downtown Modesto. As Ms. M gets the final punch on her Preservation Coffee card and her free drink, she realizes it doesn’t matter if you’re a townie or a visiting out-of-towner: getting a deal when […]

By April 1, 2017 Read More →
5 Questions with Creative Refuge

5 Questions with Creative Refuge

5 Questions with Creative Refuge by Monica Barber     Haylee White is a humanitarian photographer that lives in the Modesto Area, balances her time between local humanitarian causes, crafting jewelry & clothing and makes her way in the area documenting the beautiful people she meets and sharing candid portraits of them on her Facebook […]

By March 31, 2017 Read More →
March is Marvelous! BargainView

March is Marvelous! BargainView

BargainView March is marvelous! March says goodbye to the cold winter and gives a warm welcome to spring. There’s something for everyone in the month of March; outdoor enthusiasts can say hello to warmer temperatures and longer daylight hours, students and teachers anticipatespring break, garden lovers celebrate the beginning of the new growing season as flowers bloom and who doesn’t love St Patrick’s Day?  It’s time for the senses […]

By March 1, 2017 Read More →
Open Possibilities: Tri-Chromatic Gallery opens the possibility of play in art

Open Possibilities: Tri-Chromatic Gallery opens the possibility of play in art

Open Possibilities: Tri-Chromatic Gallery opens the possibility of play in art by Monica Barber It’s hard to walk through the streets of Modesto these days without seeing an image of art. The Art community in Modesto has grown extensively in the last few years. The newest offering is Tri-Chromatic Gallery created by local artists Brook […]

By February 16, 2017 Read More →
5 Questions with Matt Davis

5 Questions with Matt Davis

5 Questions with Matt Davis  by Monica Barber     When Matt Davis relocated from Alaska a couple years ago he planned to sing his heart out and well he was only half right about that. Quickly finding true love and a balance for music he still has a big heart but it’s hardly run […]

By February 1, 2017 Read More →
Bargain View Fabulous February

Bargain View Fabulous February

Bargain View Fabulous February Everything about February is fabulous! Ms. M feels like everything is coming up roses and hearts for everyone as she finds herself window shopping in Mchenry Village. The stores have begun their transformation for Valentine’s Day and it reminds this doll that this it may be shortest month of the year but that makes it the perfect time to make it […]

By February 1, 2017 Read More →
Welcoming WALLS at Tri Chromatic Gallery

Welcoming WALLS at Tri Chromatic Gallery

Welcoming WALLS at Tri Chromatic Gallery By Monica Barber Modesto area art aficionados have eagerly been counting down the days until the soft opening of Tri Chromatic Gallery on January 20Th. Breaking down barriers, the inaugural experience, WALLS invites guests to participate in a silent auction of artwork and massage work and enjoy cocktails with […]

By January 17, 2017 Read More →
5 Questions with Patty Castillo Davis

5 Questions with Patty Castillo Davis

5 Questions with Patty Castillo Davis by Monica Barber   In a business known for being predominately male and quite difficult to navigate, singer-songwriter Patty Castillo Davis has made it look easy by managing, for many years over, to maintain not only the adoration of her family and fans but the admiration of her peer musicians, both […]

By January 8, 2017 Read More →
BargainView: Jumpstart the New Year

BargainView: Jumpstart the New Year

BargainView:Jumpstart the New Year By Monica Barber Jumpstart the month of January and welcome in the New Year with joy and good cheer. As Ms. M sips a hot cocoa at Preservation Coffee she picks up on the spark of hope in the air that only comes around as the year begins. With hope brings […]

By January 1, 2017 Read More →