Engineer displays art at festival to evoke emotions


Courtesy of Anne DeGheest
The artwork of Anne DeGheest is set for display at the Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival this weekend.

Anne DeGheest didn’t grow up as an artist. She moved to the U.S. from Belgium to pursue a career as an engineer studying health-care companies, and the idea of drawing – even as a hobby – never crossed her mind. But the Los Altos resident said that changed after her mother died.

DeGheest remains in the corporate world, but she’s also an artist whose work will be on display at this weekend’s Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival.

Local events highlight family-friendly 'Fourth'


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Last year’s Los Altos Hills Fourth of July parade, above, draws a sizable crowd of residents.

Residents can celebrate Independence Day Thursday at a variety of local events.

• The city of Los Altos’ Recreation and Community Services has scheduled its annual Glorious Fourth picnic 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Shoup Park, 400 University Ave.

Community Briefs - Week of July 3

Arts & Wine Festival set for July 13 and 14

The 40th annual Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival is scheduled 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 13 and 14 throughout downtown Los Altos.

The Los Altos Village Association-sponsored event will include more than 300 craft and arts booths, two food courts, three stages featuring live music and entertainment, and a free dance concert.

First Friday's patriotic theme salutes July

First Friday and Club 55 are set for a post-Fourth of July celebration with activities, live music and special promotions 6-8 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Altos.

Attendees wearing red, white and blue may win prizes if the First Friday photographer captures their patriotic spirit. To spot the photographer, look for the person wearing a First Friday cap, carrying First Friday balloons and wearing a camera around his or her neck.

Local Arts Roundup : New Los Altos exhibitions revel in mystery, discovery


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Tinna Dinesen’s “Bright Blacksmith Anvil,” in oil and cold wax on wood panel, is among the works currently on display at Viewpoints Gallery.

Following is a roundup of local arts events and exhibitions.

Viewpoints Gallery

Viewpoints Gallery presents “Transformation,” a new exhibition of work by Denmark native Tinna Dinesen, though July 28.

Schola Cantorum's Summer Sings Program creates community via music

Schola Cantorum Silicon Valley’s Summer Sings Program, which brings together music-lovers to sing the works of the great composers under the baton of six top California conductors, is set to run 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 12 at Los Altos United Methodist Church, 655 Magdalena Ave.

The program is designed for anyone interested in learning about the choral masterpieces and singing with a community, and for those who want to learn about Schola Cantorum.


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