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Geyserville Grapevine - February 2013


Geyserville Grapevine
February 2013

by Loreon Vigne

New Sculptures in Town      

I have so enjoyed coming and going from Geyserville, passing the wonderful sculptures, as I make my way to our tiny two block town from the South. These two magical sea nymphs were inspired by famous classical monuments often seen in the country of Turkey with elaborately sculpted drapery blown by the wind.  Prototypes of these sculptures were used in an opera set for La Traviata, that Peter Compton, an amazing sculptor, designed. These sculptures are placed in a field along Geyserville Ave. Just as you make a sharp 15 miles an hour turn that you must do very carefully. 

You only have a short time to view them, as new sculptures will replace them sometime this month. They would be great to take your photo with, for there is an easy parking place nearby.

New sculptures are now installed in Geyserville as well. A metal bouquet-like piece has appeared on the lawn of the Hope Bosworth Bed and Breakfast. It was created by Virginia Harrison, called The Three Graces. Virginia is inspired by music and indeed this is a very lyrical piece of art. As I drove by I thought it was a solid piece of steel only to find when I took the time to walk by, it was of closely soldered welded wire. I asked the gardener who was working on the beautiful entryway of this lovely Victorian bed and breakfast, if people where stopping to observe this wonderful artwork, and he did not think people were taking the time to observe it. 

 The other sculpture is in the visitors Plaza Park and ride. It rises up from a concrete pad with benches to sit on. It was created in steel by Riis C. Burwell and is titled simply Bird. Riis draws vitality from his reverence for nature and his fascination with the opposing forces of geometry and entropy that underlie the structure of the physical world. Here is a quote from him: “Creating sculpture provided me with a deeper connection to the grace and beauty inherent in nature.”

I encourage you to take the time to observe these powerful sculptures right here in Geyserville, with no need to go to a museum. 


Love Crab?      

An elegant Crab Feed can be attended at Sbragia Family Vineyards. You can dine on cracked crab from San Francisco Bay, fresh baked bread, salad and fabulous award winning wine. This takes place on February 2nd so get your reservations in by calling 707-473-2992 x10 $90 or $75 for wine club members. Sbragia Vineyards is located at 9990 Dry Creek Rd. in Geyserville. 


Amateur Wine Competition      

If you make wine at home you can get an application to enter the competition at the famous 100-year-old Bosworth and Son Hardware Store, 21060 Geyserville Ave. or call  Ron Scheiber 707-857-3356. Results will be announced at the Geyserville Amateur Wine Competition Dinner, which will take place Wednesday March 11. 

Entrants can purchase tickets at this special awards dinner by calling 707-857-3745.


North Coast PropertiesOpen House      

If you desire property in our area this is the place to look. They have their fingers on what is going on in our surrounding area, and they are great community-minded folks. Their new location is at 100 School House Lane, Suite 108 next to the new Post Office in town. In order to launch their new quarters they are having an open house on Saturday February 9th between 2 and 5.P.M. Here you will find what is available on the market in the way of a home or business opportunity, while sipping wine and enjoying hors d’oeuvres . R.S.V.P. at 707-857-1788.   


Film Showings at Oasis Theatre      

Feb. 1: Special Free showing of The Golden Rule, A film by Tina Petrova, a Canadian Filmmaker. She will be there to enlighten the audience. This film was shown at the United Nations and now here in Geyserville at 8 P.M. 

Feb. 2: A film on Damanhur by Miguel Elliott, who just came back from this unique community in Italy, and will be here to answer questions. Come 7 P.M. for an Italian lasagna  dinner and the film for $20 R.S.V.P.  707-857-4747 20889 Geyserville Ave.