On A Trip to Oaxaca, Mexico

Creativity draws me away from home this Spring to a place filled with art and artisans. Oaxaca, Mexico has been on my list for a long time and I am finally able to make this a reality. On March 8th, I will travel there for a month, having rented a little casa in an artist compound.  The city is so beautiful by all accounts; the nearby areas including ancient ruins and great history draw one to see it, and a visit to the Pacific to feel the sand and ocean adds to the delight of the trip. The food is also on this list as the Oaxacan cuisine is considered a wonderland of unique tastes and aromas.

My eBay and Etsy accounts and my volunteer commitments will be on hold.  My computer will be shut down (imagine) and my work stations will be at rest and covered.

I remain connected through email and Facebook and will post photos as feasible on Facebook and flickr.

Please continue to contact me while I become a month long resident of Oaxaca and I look forward to receiving emails and/or messages.

Enjoy our beautiful spring on the west coast. For those of you battling the cold, snow and ice – may your Spring come early with the loving touch and smell of buds and flowers that brighten the day.

Mona Reeva

Products Can be Purchased at Ebay and Etsy

I have opened stores on ebay and etsy for your convenience. Products listed in my website at this time and many other creations can be purchased at the following sites:
Please visit these sites for a wonderful array of handcrafted and vintage jewelry and hand knit scarves and hats. New pieces are posted frequently.

White Elephant Sale, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA

The White Elephant Sale is held every year. Proceeds benefit the Oakland, CA Museum. I volunteer in the Jewelry Department and am working there during the public sale in March, and in preparation during the months before. This is a fabulous sale for all kinds of items that have been donated including but not limited to jewelry, furniture, clothing, shoes, books, music, children’s items and much much more. This is a real happening in the community.

The White Elephant Sale is on March 1–2, 2014. The Preview Sale is January 26, 2014.
Get your Preview Sale tickets by returning the Preview Tickets Purchase Form. Check out this year’s Preview Sale photos.
Learn more about the public donation drop-off dates for January and February.


A General Theory of Visual Culture: Berkeley Book Chats

This month the University of California History of Art Department is exploring visual culture for their Book Chats series. Join Cal Professor Whitney Davis and learn how prehistoric and archaic art led to the development of professional Art.

Event Details:

A General Theory of Visual Culture Events Page 

About Whitney Davis, Professor Ancient, Modern & Theory (Ph.D., Harvard University)

Time and Location:

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

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More information from the Townsend Center For Humanities:

“Berkeley Book Chats is a free lunchtime series celebrating the intellectual and artistic endeavors of UC Berkeley faculty.”

“After an introduction by Alan Tansman (Director, Townsend Center), Professor Davis will speak briefly about his work, read a short excerpt, and then open the floor for discussion.”


New Website Feature – Events Page

Upcoming Art, Jewelry and Crafts Events

My new website (monareeva.com) will feature this page, which allows you to stay in touch with me. There will be so many great events in 2014 you don’t want to miss out on. Adding this page to your favorites in your browser might be a good idea.

Mona Reeva has no upcoming events at this point in time. Please check back often, 2014 will be a busy year.