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INSIDE: N Classified Marketplace, page 55 N Puzzles, page 56 Al so on lin E M 48 HO GE EN PA OP DE, I GU HOME & REAL ESTATE PA L O A LT O W E E K LY e at w w w .P al o Al to On lin e. co m Home Front ART IN THE GARDEN ... Gamble Garden will continue its 25th anniversary celebration year with an exhibition and sale of plein air paintings, “Art in the Garden,â€? this weekend. A reception for artists will be held on Friday, July 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20; reservations required. A free exhibit will be held Saturday, July 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Gamble Garden, 1451 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Twenty-one selected artists will paint in the garden from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with an exhibit and sale continuing until 5 p.m. Refreshments will be for sale, or bring your own picnic. Information: 650-329-1356 or www. SOLAR COOKING ... Don Larson, assistant manager at Common Ground, will teach a class on “Solar Cookingâ€? on Saturday, July 17, from noon to 2 p.m. at 559 College Ave., Palo Alto. His class will include hands-on demonstrations using the “Global Sun Ovenâ€? and “Solar Cookit.â€? Cost is $31. Information: 650-493-6072 or www. or FABRIC HAUL ... Anyone interested in picking up some free fabric can access the FabMo distribution on Friday, July 16, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, July 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the new FabMo Creativity Center, 2423 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View. Appointments are required; send e-mail requests to Fabrics are restocked throughout the distribution. Volunteers are also needed to help sort and to greet first-timers to the giveaway. Information: FOR CONNOISSEURS ... Menlo Park’s annual Connoisseurs’ Marketplace, featuring 250 artists and artisans showing original work, takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 17 and 18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. along Santa Cruz Avenue, between El Camino Real and Johnson Street. Goods range from handpainted tiles to recycled metal work, jewelry to leather goods. Presented by the Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce, the festival includes live music, food and drink, plus an interactive kids’ art area and fun zone. Information: 650-325-2818 or (continued on page 40) The Japanese-inspired home of David and Lou Ellen Willis includes a black tile roof (top and left), carved wooden trim and an authentic garden. W hen Japanophiles David and Lou Ellen Willis bought a woodblock print of Kyoto rooftops some 35 years ago, they did not expect to someday have one just like it — and an authentic garden to match. Inspired by houses they had seen on extended trips to the islands, in 2008 the couple decided to level the 950-square- +BQBOFTF SPPUT College Terrace couple recreates traditional garden with help from former Hakone curator by Katia Savchuk photographs by Veronica Weber A stone lantern, left,J40 “suggestsâ€? a goose climbing ashore, in a traditional Japanese garden. The stone fountain is similar to what is used in tea foot College Terrace cottage they had lived in for more than three decades and replace it with a Japanese-inspired dwelling, complete with a black tile roof, carved wooden trim and sliding-door cabinets for storing mats. Set on completing their new home with an authentic garden, the Willises turned to Jack (continued on page 39) *>Â?ÂœĂŠÂ?ĂŒÂœĂŠ7iiÂŽÂ?ÞÊUĂŠĂ•Â?ĂžĂŠÂŁĂˆ]ÊÓä£äÊU Page 37

Palo Alto Weekly 07.16.2010 - Section 2

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