Beneath the Surface

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Beneath the Surface is an exploration by local artist Caroline Stern and wildlife photographer Elaine Miller Bond. Caroline’s paintings are inspired by color poems from a work-in-progress by Susan Kolodny. Elaine’s photos provide intimate glimpses into the lives of wild animals and showcase her recent travels to Guatemala, Panama, Colorado, and South Dakota. 

Join us for an opening celebration Tuesday, September 18 from 6:00pm to 7:45pm. Susan Kolodny will read poetry at 7pm.

About the Artists:

Elaine Miller Bond is an author/photographer whose book credits include: Running WildLiving Wild, and (forthcoming) Wild Colors of the West. Her animal photos have appeared on Discovery Channel and have been published in The American NaturalistThe Washington Post, and Science. Website:

Caroline Stern is a local Rockridge artist. She has a studio on Claremont Avenue called Deco Art. She has been painting homes, murals, and businesses in Rockridge and Oakland since 1990. She is a decorative artist, mural painter, and teacher, who loves to host art shows in her studio for our community. Please visit

Susan Kolodny received her MFA in Poetry from the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Her work appears in Beloit Poetry Journal, New England Review, and in several other journals and  many anthologies, and has been featured on American Life in Poetry and Poetry Daily. Her most recent collection, Preserve, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2017. 




Saturday, September 1, 2018 - Saturday, September 29, 2018