“Glassless Minds has held a community based Open Mic Night in Oceanside, CA twice a month since 2010. We facilitate a safe space for teenagers and adults to express themselves on stage or just sit back and be inspired by amazing expressive art. Glassless Minds Open Mic night consists of a host, the audience, a DJ, the open mic performers and a featured guest performer. Our doors open at 6:45pm, at this time you can sign up to be a performer on our open mic list. As the open mic begins we will call the names from the list in random order to come and rock our stage for 2 songs/poems OR 5 minutes (which ever comes first). Each event we showcase a nationally recognized poet, local musician, or a comedian to be our feature performer for a 20 minute set. We also may have a visual artist displaying art, creating live art or speaking about their craft or all of the above!”

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The Hill Street Country Club and Linksoul presents Art Book Club, an art workshop series influenced by art books written about artists, by artists or for artists.

.Book: All About Love by bell hooks. Art Project : Vision Board

When: TBD

Time: Meet, Read and Create: Vision Boards inspired by novel, All About Love written by Artist, Bell Hooks

Let's reclaim the four letter word with this amazing reflection on love in all its aspects (friendships, family, self-care, community, etc.) with teaching artist, Alofa Gould.

If, your on a budget and need a book: Oceanside Public Library at 330 North Coast Hwy, Oceanside will have six books reserved for check out. Stop by and appreciate their diverse collection of Art Books. .

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“We yearn to end the lovelessness that is so pervasive in our society,'' Hooks writes. .

This book tells us how to return to love.

Hooks best points are simple ones. Community -- extended family, creative or political collaboration, friendship -- is as important as the couple or the nuclear family; love is an art that involves work, not just the thrill of attraction; desire may depend on illusion, but love comes only through painful truth-telling; work and money have replaced the values of love and community, and this must be reversed. Let's gather and discuss our perspectives on the book through a process of making art. .


  • upholstered television set by HSCC artist Megan Wirth *