American Impressionist

IN 1932, AFTER painting in 35 states and working as a Hollywood film designer and a professional baseball pitcher, George Demont Otis found his true home when he discovered the beauty of Mount Tamalpais and the rolling hills of Marin. Otis and his wife, Clara Van Tine, built a house on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in Kentfield, creating a showcase for their many artistic creations.

Twenty-five of Otis’ paintings are being featured in a College of Marin exhibition hosted in conjunction with the Kentfield-Greenbrae Historical Society. An opening reception will be held on October 1, with the show running through October 27.

Kasia Pawlowska

Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is never-ending.