Keep Arts in the Schools!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Benefit Concert for Interfaith Food Bank: Broadway and Beyond, "The Stars Come Out" - April 30 & May 1

The sounds of Broadway are again ready to echo through the foothills as the annual Broadway and Beyond, "The Stars Come Out" Benefit concert is set to take place the end of April in Pine Grove. Mark your calendar for Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st.

Produced again this year by Stevens Price, there will be no shortage of talent, laughter and fun. Seven of the best singers in the county will be joining him for an entertaining concert of not only Broadway, but there will be an emphasis on popular and well known Movie Theme Songs. All of this singing magic to support and benefit the Interfaith Food Bank.

Of course the audience participation is expected as they will be encouraged to sing along on many of the timely movie song classics. Joining this cast of talented singers will be the famed music ensemble led by the extremely talented Anne Pearce at the piano, adding just the perfect mix of instrumentation to each song  performed. Singers this year include Amy Doyle, Marie Bedard, Kathleen Harmon, Bill McKenna, Stevens Price, Laurie Carson, Shari Anderson and Kate Haman.


Continuing on with a 12 year tradition of singing for the Food Bank, the show is a  popular highlight every Spring season.  These singers love to perform and entertain and their hearts are truly inspired to give of their time and talent to support such a worthwhile cause as the Food Bank. There will be raffle offering many great locally donated items.

This year if you bring a canned or non perishable food item to the show you will receive an extra raffle ticket for each item brought. This year something special added to the raffle and love offering, patrons will be able to enter a drawing to have the performers come to the winners next dinner party, gathering or event to perform for their guests.  

Performances times and locations:
Saturday April 30th at 7:00 pm and Sunday May 1st  at 2:00 pm
Community Church of Pine Grove
14045 Ponderosa Way, Pine Grove. (Across street from Ridge Road Garden Center, next to the ball field)
Help us make an investment into the  lives of the many grateful  people here in  Amador County.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Amador Choraliers Present: "Heartbeats" - Music That Moves You - May 5, 7 & 8

A song can make you happy or sad, laugh or cry, or any feeling in between. Certain songs
bring back memories of a lost love or days gone by. Life’s big moments are almost always
celebrated with a special song. For their Spring concert series this year, the Amador Choraliers
bring you some of those special songs. From “Unchained Melody” to “Impossible Dream”, the
Choraliers will sing the music that moves you.

The series kicks off on Thursday May 5th, 7:30 pm at the Cornerstone Church in Ione, and
concludes with 2 matinees at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in Martell on May 7th & 8th at 3:00 pm. All tickets are $10.00 and available at the door, or new this year, advance tickets may
be purchased on line at www.amadorchoraliers.org. Seating is limited at all venues, Doors open
one half hour before concert.

So come and and join the Amador Choraliers for their 53rd Spring concert series. You can
“Listen to the Music”, get “Happy” and go home “Feeling Good”.




Thursday, April 14, 2016

Broadway and Beyond: "The Stars Come Out" on Saturday, April 30

  The sounds of Broadway are again ready to echo through the foothills as the annual Broadway and Beyond, "The Stars Come Out" Benefit concert is set to take place the end of April in Pine Grove.  Mark your calendar for Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st.  

Produced again this year by Stevens Price, there will be no shortage of talent, laughter and fun. Seven of the best singers in the county will be joining him for an entertaining concert of not only Broadway, but there will be an emphasis on popular and well known Movie Theme  Songs. All of this singing magic to support and benefit the Inter Faith Food Bank.

Of course the audience participation is expected as they will be encouraged to sing along on many of the timely movie song classics. Joining this cast of talented singers will be the famed music ensemble led by the extremely talented Anne Pearce at the piano, adding just the perfect mix of instrumentation to each song  performed.    Singers this year include Amy Doyle, Marie Bedard, Kathleen Harmon, Bill McKenna, Stevens Price, Laurie Carson, Shari Anderson and Kate Haman.  

Continuing on with a 12 year tradition of singing for the Food Bank, the show is a  popular highlight every Spring season.  These singers love to perform and entertain and their hearts are truly inspired to give of their time and talent to support such a worthwhile cause as the Food Bank. There will be raffle offering many great locally donated items.This year if you bring a canned or non perishable food item to the show you will receive an extra raffle ticket for each item brought. This year something special added to the  raffle and love offering, patrons will be able to enter a drawing to have  the performers come to the winners next dinner party, gathering or event to perform for their guests.  
Performances times and locations:
Saturday April 30th at 7:00 pm and Sunday May 1st  at 2:00 pm
Community Church of Pine Grove
14045 Ponderosa Way, Pine Grove. (Across street from Ridge Road Garden Center, next to the ball field)

Help us make an investment into the  lives  of the many grateful  people here in  Amador County.


Monday, April 11, 2016

Earth Day Concert features Grammy-nominated Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands - Sat Apr 23

Tickets are still available to see Grammy-nominated bluegrass performer Laurie Lewis and her band The Right Hands on Saturday, April 23, at the historic Mokelumne Hill Town Hall. Music lovers of all ages are welcome to this special Earth Day celebration concert, which starts at 7:30 p.m. Concert proceeds will benefit Mokelumne River conservation and the Foothill Conservancy.

An exceptional fiddler known for her beautiful singing and rich songwriting, Laurie has been named “Female Vocalist of the Year” several times by the International Bluegrass Music Association. IBMA executive director Dan Hays calls Laurie “one of the preeminent bluegrass and Americana artists of our time.” Acclaimed musician Sam Bush calls her “a great singer, terrific fiddle player, fine songwriter, and one very good band leader.”

Laurie Lewis has entertained audiences around the world since the early 1980s as a solo performer, in duos with Tom Rozum and Kathy Kallick, and with her band. Laurie and Tom were nominated for a Grammy in 1995 for their album “The Oak and the Laurel.” In Mokelumne Hill, Laurie will be joined by frequent partner Tom Rozum, Patrick Sauber and Max Schwartz.

Tom’s background as a rock and swing musician adds a uniquely satisfying flavor to the band. He is a fine lead vocalist, the ideal harmony partner for Laurie. Patrick is a formidable talent on banjo, Cajun accordion, mandolin, and guitar. He has performed with the late Doc Watson, Herb Pedersen, Weird Al Yankovic, The Limeliters, Dirk Powell, and many others. Max, 18-years-old and a Berkeley High School senior, is a rising star on the bluegrass banjo scene after playing for many years in his family’s bluegrass band, Oak Grove.

Tickets for the concert are on sale now. Tickets for adults are $25 in advance, $30 on the day of the show. Tickets for children 12 and under 12 $15. Advance tickets can be purchased online from Brown Paper Tickets  at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2510696, at The Petroglyphe Gallery in Mokelumne Hill, or in Jackson from the Foothill Conservancy. Refreshments, including wine and beer, will be on sale at the event.

For more information, please contact Foothill Conservancy’s Carolyn at 209-223-35080 or carolyn@foothillconservancy.org






The Mermaid News - Spring 2016

Spring Greetings!
There's plenty happen' at the Red Corral
but first ~ what's Trending Now...
Mermaid Hair.. a new popular new dyeing technique so you can live the life of a Mermaid (except you'd be living on land).
this also applies to Mermen-wanna-be's.
Okay, now for the serious stuff, but you're always welcome to wear your Mermaid Hair around here!
This SATURDAY
Come See Local Artists & Artisans!
Hope to see you there!
Studio Play Dates
OPEN STUDIO
Every Monday
9am - 12noon

~ Enjoy Community & Space for Creative Play ~
Bring a project you're working on or come for inspiration & ideas. See what others are working on and try new materials & techniques.  
$15 basic tools & materials available for use
SoulCollage

Join our growing community!
Introduction to SoulCollage® is a pre-requisite for the following: 

 
1st Sat Card-Making
Sat.,  May 7th   9:00-12:30
not a structured class, it's time & space for you to create cards. Optional time at end of workshops to explore meanings of new cards.
$20 includes loads of images & supplies to make 3 cards


Private SoulCollage Readings
I offer privately facilitated SoulCollage readings. You must have at least 4 cards and have taken the Introduction to SoulCollage class. $45 for 1 hour.
Contact certified SoulCollage facilitator, Wendy Ward
at 209-295-2224 for more info or RSVP
A new series starts in May
$55 per session (all supplies & materials included)
Receive last session free if you pre-pay for all sessions.
Contact Wendy @ 209-295-2224 or Theresa @ 209-295-2003
Class held at Serenity Center ~ 26600 Meadow Dr., Pioneer
More Classes!
Class held at Wendy Ward Studio at the Red Corral (22594 Hwy 88 #18, Pioneer)
New Series!
Class held at Wendy Ward Studio at the Red Corral (22594 Hwy 88 #18, Pioneer)
Class held at Amador Yoga ~ 218 Water St., Jackson
Save the Date!
Another AwesomeWatercolor Class
with Jeannie 
Vodden
Sat  May 28    10am-4pm
more info to come (pssst... she's coming up with something fun!)

It's a happy talent to know how to play
 
                   ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Wendy Ward
Artist
Intentional Creativity Coach

SoulCollage® Facilitator
Color of Woman Methodology Instructor

www.TheMermaidMuse.com
email:  wendy@TheMermaidMuse.com
22594 Hwy 88 in Pioneer (Red Corral)

209-295-2224
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Exploring Watercolor with Local Artist Jeannie Vodden - Sat Apr 9

Exploring Watercolor
with Jeannie Vodden
Saturday  April 9     10am-4pm
Jeannie will demonstrate & teach watercolor techniques using a limited palette with transparent staining color.

Workshop will include plenty of painting time, individual attention & gentle critique. 
This class is for beginners & intermediate students interested in learning how to use, refine & expand their skills in this beautiful fluid medium. 
Learn Jeannie's special techniques:
  • use of a limited palette
  • wet on dry with mingled colors
  • wet into wet
  • how to pick colors for limited color scheme
  • glazing multiple layers without getting muddy color
  • how to paint what you see.. value, shape & color
$50  class fee;  student will receive materials list after registering.
pre-registration required

Call Now to Register:  209-257-0534 
 
Class Held at Wendy Ward Studio
22594 Hwy 88 #18 in Pioneer (just 20 minutes from Jackson)
in the Red Corral Business Plaza
For the most CURRENT Studio Schedule:
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Wendy Ward
Artist
Intentional Creativity Coach

SoulCollage® Facilitator
Color of Woman Methodology Instructor

www.TheMermaidMuse.com
email:  wendy@TheMermaidMuse.com
22595 Hwy 88 #18, Pioneer
in the 
Red Corral Business Plaza
209-295-2224
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Copyright © 2016 Wendy Ward, All rights reserved.

Volcano Theater Company Spotlight - April 2016