On Saturday, October 29th, Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon interviews retired professional baseball player, and artist David Baldwin; Public Outreach director Pam Moody regarding Last Hope Cat Kingdom’s upcoming fundraiser on November 5th, and Artist Vanessa Stretch will discuss the Holiday Affair- A fundraising event sponsored by Soroptimist International in Atwater on Saturday, November 5th.
To listen to David Baldwin’s interview, click onto the link:baseball
David Baldwin is a retired American professional baseball player, a right-handed, sidearm/submarine Major League pitcher.
Born in Tucson, Arizona, on March 30, 1938, Baldwin pitched for three years for the University of Arizona. In the 1959 College World Series he beat Fresno State 5 to 1 on a two-hitter and lost the final game of the series 5 to 3 to Oklahoma State. He signed with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1959 and pitched on three pennant winners in his first four years of pro ball. Later, he was a relief specialist for the Washington Senators (1966–69), Milwaukee Brewers (1970), and Chicago White Sox (1973).
After he retired from baseball in 1974 he earned a Ph.D. in genetics and an M.S. in systems engineering from the University of Arizona. He worked as a geneticist, engineer, and artist until his retirement in 2003. Subsequently, he has collaborated with other researchers studying the physics, physiology, and psychology of baseball. In addition, he has published his baseball memoir, Snake Jazz, and (under the pen name “DGB Featherkile”) a collection of his poetry, Limbic Hurly-Burly. Many of his poems have appeared in such journals as American Poetry Journal, Blue Unicorn, and Evansville Review. His poetry won the Atlanta Review’s 2007 International Publication Prize and the 2009 Fluvanna Prize from The Lyric.
Baldwin’s painting “Fugue for the Pepper Players” is in the collection of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, and was featured in Treasures of the Baseball Hall of Fame by John Thorn (1998) pp. 188–189.
To listen to Pam Moody’s interview, click onto the link:cat kingdom
Pam Moody, the Director of Public Outreach for Last Hope Cat Kingdom will discuss their upcoming fundraiser on Arts in the Valley. The Last Hope Cat Kingdom will hold its fundraiser, A Toast For Hope, at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Boys and Girls Club, 615 W. 15th St. Select California wines and cheeses will be served and there will be live jazz music. The event will include an autograph signing by Oakland A’s pitcher Brian Fuentes, a live auction of team memorabilia, and a silent auction of original artwork, baseball memorabilia and gift certificates. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Call (209) 383-3741 or e-mail email@example.com.
To listen to Vanessa Stretch, click onto the link:accesories unlimited
Artist Vanessa Stretch will discuss the Holiday Affair- A fundraising event sponsored by Soroptimist International At the Atwater Community Center, November 5th from 9 am – 4 pm. The center is located at 760 E. Bellevue Road in Atwater. This brings in crafters’ from all over the county for a day of shopping, great food and companionship in the Christmas Spirit.
Vanessa will be showcasing her beautiful scarves. Stop by for an afternoon of fun, community, and art. For more information, call (209) 357-0931.