Virtual Gallery: "Acceptance"

“Acceptance,” a virtual gallery of small mixed-media watercolors by multi-talented artist David Normal, is being presented by the Community Media Center of Marin through December 31.

“Henry Miller wrote an essay on watercolor painting in which he exuberantly revels in his ineptitude as a watercolorist, frankly stating how he just didn’t give a damn how they turned out because he was having so much fun just being himself, accepting himself, and making a mess with the paints,” explains Normal. “My mind often turned to these sentiments of Miller’s, and [these] watercolors were made in a similar spirit. They are not just paintings. To me, they are the by-products of a spiritual evolution from egotistical insecurity to psychic self acceptance. And that is why I have titled the series, ‘Acceptance.’”

CMCM Orientation via Zoom December 1

Connect with your community! Create videos that will reach 70,000 households on Marin TV! Learn more at a free CMCM Orientation -- via Zoom -- on Tuesday, December 1 (7 - 8:30 PM). Reserve your spot in the "Zoom Room" by registering at www.cmcm.tv/orientation. For more info, call (415) 721-0636.

"marINSANITY" provides some ho-ho-holiday cheer December 14

End the year with laughter! Be in the Zoom Room when “marINSANITY”, Marin TV’s crazy funny comedy show, tapes another episode on Monday, December 14 at 7 PM. Laughter guaranteed as some of the Bay Area’s best and brightest stand-up talent help you warm your cockles on a chilly winter night -- and send this crazy challenging COVID-19 year out the door!

R.S.V.P. by emailing jill@marintv.org. For more info, call (415) 721-0636.

CMCM Offering Curbside Service

The Community Media Center of Marin is offering curbside equipment check-outs/ins on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 12 – 6 PM.

Camera-certified members who wish to check out equipment may do so by making a Reservation on the CMCM website. Please call the Front Desk at (415) 721-0636 x14 when you arrive. A Station Assistant (wearing mask and gloves) will bring the equipment to your car.

Equipment picked up on a Tuesday must be returned that Saturday; equipment picked up on Saturday must be returned the next Tuesday. Should a pick-up or return be delayed, members must call CMCM immediately at (415) 721-0636 x14. Please leave a detailed voicemail message if necessary.

As soon as Marin County authorities give us the "green light," CMCM will re-open with required protocols in place for the continued health and safety of our staff and members. Stay tuned!

Cabin Fever? Share a Video with Marin TV

COVID-19 got you feeling trapped? Fire up your smartphone or laptop and share your coping hacks. Are you cooking up a storm, writing the great American screenplay, or learning to engrave the head of a pin? Shoot a simple video and share it with Marin TV.

Post your video to YouTube, Vimeo or DropBox - and send us the link. Or if you prefer to upload files to our dropbox, send an email to programming@cmcm.tv.

Here's a handy form you can fill out here to submit programs: https://cmcm.tv/online

Annual Member Meeting via Zoom on November 5

The 2020 CMCM Member Meeting will be held on Thursday, November 5 at 6 PM via Zoom. Members are invited to join in for Center updates.

We hope you will Zoom into the annual member meeting! Link to follow! 

"Virtual Fiesta" Gallery Exhibit

The Community Media Center of Marin is proud to present its first virtual gallery exhibit, "Virtual Fiesta," which is intended to bring awareness to California Coastal Cleanup 2020.

Artists Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang have rambled the tideline of Kehoe Beach, Point Reyes National Seashore for more than 20 years.  After hundreds of visits along 1000 meters, they have gathered plastic debris washing out of the Pacific Ocean and collected more than two tons of material.

By “curating” these pieces of plastic, the collaborative team has fashioned it into works of art that matter-of-factly represent, with minimal artifice, the material as it is. The viewer is often surprised that this colorful stuff is the thermoplastic junk of our throwaway culture.

For more information about the Langs and their work, visit
https://www.beachplastic.com/
https://oceanic.global/judith-richard-lang/

For more information about California Coastal Cleanup 2020, visit

COVIDEO Festival Welcomes Your Submissions

CMCM presents the first (and hopefully only) COVIDEO Festival.

What are you doing to cope with COVID-19? Gardening like crazy? Cooking up a storm? Getting out of Dodge? Share your pandemic perspective!

Create a short (2 minutes or less) video on your smartphone, then email it to: programming@cmcm.tv. CMCM will create a compilation and show it on Marin TV.

Spread the word! Not the virus!

Media Mixer via Zoom TONIGHT October 7

Enjoy video highlights from the recent “Heart of SF” featuring The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Emperor Norton and skywriting of hearts above the Golden Gate Bridge. CMCM's Media Mixer -- held via Zoom -- is open to all! Join us in the "Zoom Room" on Wednesday, October 7 from 7 – 8:30 PM. Register by emailing jill@marintv.org.

RockSteadyFest FRIDAY & SATURDAY

RockSteadyFest presents Virtual Concerts of area musicians on Marin TV Channel 30. Tune in!

An Epic Youth Concert will be shown on Friday September 25 at 7 PM. Featured performers for this local youth concert will include Angel Amador, Josh McGuiness with Ciara Rooke & Will Eisenberg, Rai Zjobe & Susan Zelinsky, Lizzie Lamorte, Kariana Edrington, Sami Weibel & Andreas Psychoyos, Tom Finch & Kimi Keating.

Bay Area musicians Kevin Griffin, Fordham Murdy (aka the Reverend Freakchild, and Cole & Miki Tate will be showcased on Saturday, September 26 at 6 PM.

RockSteadyFest believes Recovery and Healthy Living and Having Fun are the best ways to handle stress during these hard times, and want to remind everyone that they are not alone. Join us in Celebration of Recovery Month and Support Your Local Artists.