ITS CURRENT PROJECT:
"Memories of a true Renaissance Man" A Robert Donovan Thomas video is currently in production. RDT born July 21, 1939, died December 16, 1993. Band leader of "The Golden Toad", "Raggle Taggle Gypsies", "Pipe & Bowl Morris", The French Cheese band, "Le Camembert" and more. Video will include footage of Robert playing music, many stills of his paintings, artwork and performances at Renaissance faire, Sweets Mill, the streets of San Francisco, Preston Mansion and the Dickens Faire. We have been gifted donations from, Craig's List, The Living History Centre and Private Donors.
ITS PROGRAMS, & ARTISTS:
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John Patterson. Life and Times of a San Francisco Dancer, Photos of John with the Golden Toad. Dancers and artists, close friends;
John Patterson is loved, this is a page to honor his memory.
The Institute for Traditional Studies researches, performs and promotes traditional arts education. Our logo (above) was originally designed by Robert Donovan (Bob) Thomas, who was a founding member of the Institute. Though the original drawing was lost; an embossing stamp remained. Melissa Fischbach, who knew Robert since her birth has copied the stamp design as close as possible. Bob Thomas is most recognized for his famous logo (Skull with lightning bolt) that he and Ernie Fischbach designed for the Grateful Dead, (rock band).
"ITS Community Links"
"Directors & About ITS"
ITS PROGRAMS, & ARTISTS continued:
Click on underlined Red titles for full information.Ernest L Fischbach, Elfsoundworks.net: Mandolin Maker, Instrument Repairman, Music History and Performances with Zincali, Bal~Anat and others. Ernie Fischbach, founding member of ITS and eclectic musician with a flair.
Butterfly Reiki : The Institute Program Director's personal page, please look if you are interested in Natural Healing, Reiki, Power of Positive Thinking and cultivation of your True Self. Check it out!
ITS Street Musicians Postcards : Sale of Postcard Series, with The Golden Toad, Raggle Taggle Gypsies, Bob Thomas, John Patterson, David Barnard and more!
Chris Carnes Memorial: Photos of Chris, one with Carmen Amaya and one a painting by the late Olaf Palm, also a letter and poem, remembering Chris Carnes. A Video project is currently pending funds: "Gitanos Caballeros" The Gypsy Life, will be a story of Chris Carnes' adventures in Andalusia. Chris was a student, teacher and historian of Andalusian Gypsy Flamenco guitar, specializing in the accompaniment of singers and dancers.
Past Projects & Programs. Click to view a list.
Merchandise and Projects office; Deborah Fischbach (707) 937-2133 PST
TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS:
-Robert Thomas Documentary.
-Senior Musician Fund for musicians in need.
-General Dontations, for operating funds, programs, classes, performances, and sponsorships to music camps.
The Institute takes a small operations fee to keep us functioning, all the rest of your donations go directly to your funding choices.
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