Hero & Zero: Octogenarian Art & Verizon Void

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Hero: Celebrate the work of Marin’s most talented octogenarian artists with a visit to 80 Over 80, an exhibit at the Bartolini Gallery in the Marin Center Exhibit Hall. This juried show features more than 80 pieces of art by artists over the age of 80. We were dazzled by the still life paintings, photographs, landscapes, abstracts, portraits and sculptures with subjects that include the Golden Gate Bridge, a fantastical castle emerging from the water and a lemon sun setting into a field of blooms. Competition was fierce for a place in the show and the job was tough for the jurors, former Marin Cultural Treasure Award winners Kathleen Lipinski and Steve Emery and Cultural Commissioner Donna Seager Liberatore. On view through June 1.

Zero: Verizon Wireless has called off mobile service in Novato, at least for now. For the past couple of weeks, residents have been experiencing lost calls on their cell phones or worse yet, the dreaded zero bars, indicating no service at all. It’s a first-world problem to be sure; however, for cord-cut customers, it’s an enormous inconvenience. Verizon reports that there’s a problem with a transmission site and they’re working to resolve it. In the meantime, folks should make some contingency plans for contact with the outside world—the company predicts that coverage could be spotty for another week. Can you hear me now, Novato?

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