Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Amador Art Trek - Sat Mar 2

March 2 is 1st Saturday Art Trek – Free Fun Now in Ten Galleries
The March 2nd Art Trek will see such featured artists as Sarah Dixon, Leslie and David Schupp, Tracy Lewis, and David Carmardo. The monthly 1st Saturday Art Treks are scheduled from 1:00 – 6:00 pm. Going on the Trek is FREE, a time to have fun seeing what ten galleries are currently exhibiting. There might be an artist's reception, cookies and punch, wine and cheese, music, or simply staying open a little longer. Maps are available on each gallery.
These are the participating 1st Saturday Art Trek galleries, with descriptions of what some of them are featuring March 2nd:
Add Art  Provides fine art framing services and displays the work of John Johannsen who first showcased his vibrant whimsical canvases in a one-man show at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. 20 Main St., Jackson, CA 95642. www.addart.com

AmadorArts Gallery   Photography of Leslie and David Schupp. This creative couple are exhibiting many of their B/W and color images in March. Their photography encompasses landscape, architecture, still life, seascapes, flora and whatever catches their eye.  They plan their vacations around where they hope to get ‘the’ shot. Also in the gallery, don’t miss marveling at the wrap-around murals painted by Rand Huggett in the front room depicting the history of Sutter Creek. 11-A Randolph St., Sutter Creek. 95685. Turn off Main St. one block by the Back Roads Café, adjacent to the historic Monteverde General Store.www.amadorarts.org

Chaos glassworks   - Using a state-of-the-art electric furnace, David Hopman blows and handshapes one-of-a-kind exquisite art glass pieces, from bowls, to lights, and more. 121 Hanford St, Sutter Creek, CA 95685  www.chaosglassworks.com
Fine Eye Gallery – Enticement. The many unique items found in this famous gallery help you to create living spaces you love with artistic touches that reflect your personality!  The works of fine artisans from across the country can be seen here, such as artsy clocks, furniture, lighting, jewelry, clothing, servingware, contemporary paintings, and more.  71 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685 www.fineeye.com

Gallery 10    Sarah Dixon"Gardens of the Mind"  -  March featured exhibit. Working primarily in oil, she is a winner of many awards in juried exhibitions throughout the United States and as far away as Rome. Dixon believes her creations, which are often whimsical, should surprise the viewer, making them more aware of being alive and thinking more broadly.  She maintains a studio in downtown Jackson, painting full time.  She specializes in figurative work, doll imagery, botanicals and portraiture by commission. The public can experience Sarah Dixon and her paintings at a reception in her honor on Saturday, March 2, from 2 to 4 p.m.   15 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek. The gallery is open Thursday through Monday from 11:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Call 209-267-0203 or visitwww.gallery10suttercreek.com.  

Hanford St. Gallery  - A Retrospective of the art of David Camardo.  This exhibit will spotlight Camardo’s involvement in painting and sculpture and the large body of artwork he has produced over the last the 50 years. Painting in the Bay Area, Amador County and Provence, France David prefers the morning light, and in one series he made some 30 paintings of  the town of Volcano. As a sculptor he’s produced work in bronze, wood, French limestone, alabaster, and Carrara marble.  Enjoy over 20 pieces, large and small, from both the artist's and other collections. The show will run from February 28 through March 31, with a reception with the artist on March 2nd from 4 to 7 pm as part of the Amador 1st Saturday Art Trek. 291 Hanford St. (old Highway 49), Sutter Creek, CA 95685www.hanfordstgallery.com
 
Little City Studio & Gallery  - There’ll be some new art on the high brick walls of this cozy authentic Gold Rush building along with other eclectic objects d’art, including woven shawls, jewelry, original paintings, collage, pottery, sculpture and more…at very reasonable prices. Open on March 2nd  until about 5pm. Best to call first 209-267-9189. 14180 Main St., Amador City, CA 95601.

Petroglyphe Gallery  - The featured artist for March is Tracy Lewis.  This artist works primarily in transparent watercolor and is a purest in her approach to the medium.  Layering luminous transparent glazes of pure hue gives her work a candy coat of Easter-like color.  Although her art is fairly realistic, she focuses in on the little abstract patterns within a subject.  Petroglyphe Gallery’s Spring Sunday Concert Series begins on March 24 featuring percussionist Allen Biggs who is the primary percussionist for the San Francisco production of Wicked.  The concert begins at 4pm with wine and appetizers served at 3:30pm (included in ticket price).  Tickets are $21 in advance, $23 at the door if available.  For more info or to purchase tickets visit www.gallerypetroglyphe.com or call 209-286-1387. Gallery hours are Thurs – Sat 11:30am – 5:30pm, Sunday 11:30am – 4:00pm. 8317 Main St.,  Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245

Sutter Creek Gallery -  Being a co-operative of about 30 local artists, the variety of art here is awesome.  35 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685 www.suttercreekgallery.com

Valley View Interiors  - A design resource located in historic Sutter Creek. Current artists on display are Tricia Rissmann, contemporary abstracts and Kathryn Venturelli, mixed media and copper plate prints.  VVI specializes in residential and hospitality interiors. With 25 years of design experience, their goal is to assist customers in creating a space that reflects their style and sensibilities. Represented are many well known manufactures of quality home furnishings, lighting, area rugs, drapery, art work and accessories. Offering space planning and design consultation for both remodel and new construction.  48 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685.

Remember, “Art Enhances Life.”  
CAPTIONS:  Example of David Camardo’s sculpture to be found in the Hanford St. Gallery; “Tulips” by Tracy Lewis exhibiting in the Petroglyphe Gallery; Photography by the Schupp’s will be in the gallery of AmadorArts.

Sutter Creek Theater Presents: Maria Muldaur & her Red Hot Bluesiana Band - Sat Mar 2

Hot smokin' New Orleans blues!
Saturday March 2, 8:00 pm
$23 adv / $26 day of show
Tickets: www.SutterCreekTheater.com


This will be a great night of great blues!
Be warned - LAST YEAR'S SHOW SOLD OUT!

Maria's latest blues album "Steady Love" reached #1 on the Livings Blues Chart.

Nominated for the Koko Taylor Award (best female traditional blues vocalist - formerly the "Handy" Award) in 2012 and 2013!




Her previous blues CD "Naughty, Bawdy, and Blue" completed the trilogy of award-winning blues albums including her 2006, CD "Heart of Mine" which reached #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart, and her 2005 CD "Sweet Lovin' Ol' Soul" which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album AND for a Handy Blues Music Award for Acoustic Album of the Year, AND Maria was nominated for Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year as well. Her 2001 CD "Richland Woman Blues" was nominated for a Grammy also.

As great as her albums are, however, Maria's live performances are simply not to be missed: part infectious fun, part down-home revival and part deeply satisfying antidote to contemporary mass media culture.

An unparalleled interpreter of Americana music since long before that genre even had a name, Maria Muldaur has spent over four decades unleashing her soulful vocals on a dizzying range of songs. From her early days in the Jim Kweskin Jug Band through her deep explorations of New Orleans jazz, Western swing, gospel, country blues and more, Maria's sultry vocals have brought back into the spotlight some of the finest roots, blues, jazz and gospel music around.

Jewel Thieves! opens Friday March 1st at Blue Mountain Theater - Mar 1 through Mar 16

Jewel Thieves! opens Friday March 1st at Blue Mountain Theater in West Point.
Written by Norman Beim
Directed by Terra Easton Forgette
Starring:
Jeff Haight, Bruce & Kim Powell & Sara Cabrol

Blue Mountain Theater Main Street in West Point

Plays March 1st - March 16th:
Fridays March 1st, 8th, & 15th & Saturdays March 2nd, 9th & 16th at 730pm
Sunday March 3rd & March 10th at 2pm
Opening and Closing Night Galas with Wine and Finger Food at 630, 1st & 16th
Sunday Champagne Matinee March 3rd


Tickets are $15, available at Danielle’s Hair Design & Sam Snead Real Estate
Call 293 3100 or 293 7979 for more information or to reserve tickets

Jewel Thieves! by Norman Beim is a clever play full of twists and turns that keep you
guessing.  The cast and I spent the first few weeks of readings trying to pick apart the
mystery and to be honest, we still haven’t decided what the truth is.  We have had
a great time getting to know these characters and playing with Norman Beim’s witty
dialogue.

All of Beim’s old film references inspired us to set the play at the end of the 1940s,
allowing us to indulge in the rich music and styles of the era.  We hope you enjoy the
play as much as we have & invite you to join in the film noir fun by joining us for a
closing night costume party!

It is unique for a town as small as West Point to have a community theater. It is due to
the dedication of a small group of community members that we are able to stage our
very own productions. We owe special thanks to our tireless volunteers: Vicki Snead,
Danielle Bianchi, Diana Inslee, Kathy Ryan, Karan Bowsher & Ritchey Garrison.

Please come out and support our community theater & consider joining the fun and
becoming a part of the Blue Mountain Players!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Herb Boxhorn performances - Sat Mar 2 & Sun Mar 3

Hello Everyone ,
 
The following are upcoming public venues where Herb Boxhorn will be performing.
Maybe we will see you at one of these events.
 
 
Saturday, March 2
Opening Reception for David Camardo
Hanford St. Gallery, Sutter Creek
4pm.-6pm.
Herb Boxhorn and Klaudia Promessi will be playing.
 
 
Sunday, March 3
Union Hotel, Volcano
Herb plays from:
4pm.-6pm.

Calaveras Arts Council presents: The Felici Trio - Mar 3

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Join the Calaveras Arts Council and friends for a powerful experience in classical music with The Felici Trio on March 3rd at the Bret Harte High School Theater.  The Calaveras Arts Council is hosting its fourth Ovations 2013 performance whereby three of the world’s leading female composer’s works will be performed.  Theater doors open at 2:30pm and music begins at 3:00pm.

Female composers and compositions
You will hear the compositions of Francesca Lebun (1756 – 1791): Sonata for violin and piano, Opus 1 no. 3, Trio in e, Opus 45 for violin, piano, and cello; Clara Schumann (1819 – 1896): Trio in g. Opus 17, for violin, piano, and cello;  and Amy Marcy Beach (1867-1944) Opus 40 for cello and piano.

Unlike painting or literature, music is invisible, intangible and ephemeral, yet it casts a powerful spell upon human emotions.  We invite you to listen with an open heart, and join us in the global community of classical music enthusiasts.  Adult tickets are $25 and Youth tickets are fee.

Contact the Calaveras Arts Council for more information at 754-1774 or go online to select your seats and order your tickets at www.calaverasarts.org.


Mary Jane Genochio
Executive Director

Connie Strawbridge
Graphics/Admin

Calaveras Arts Council
22 N. Main Street
PO Box 250
San Andreas, CA  95249

Monday, February 25, 2013

Writing for Non-Fiction Film & TV - Sat Mar 9

SCRIPTED OR NOT: WRITING FOR NON-FICTION FILM AND TV

             Writing Workshop with David Vassar and Sally Kaplan

 

Event Date: Saturday, March 9, 2013
Event Time: 10 AM to 2:30 PM
Place: Murphys Historic Hotel and Restaurant in downtown Murphys
 
Hosted by Manzanita Writers Press, a Literary League member of the Calaveras County Arts Council, and sponsored by Murphys Historic Hotel and Restaurant
 
 
SCRIPTED OR NOT: WRITING FOR NON-FICTION, FILM, AND TV
 
David Vassar and Sally Kaplan will teach a workshop on the basics of writing for non-fiction television and film. The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 9 from 10am to 2:30pm at the Murphys Hotel and Restaurant in downtown Murphys. Come and learn about writing techniques for nonfiction, film and TV. 
 
Workshop fee is $45.00 and  includes lunch and materials.
All levels welcome. Call or email Monika to reserve your space. mrosemanza@jps.net   (209) 754-0577.

Mail check reservation made to Manzanita Writers Press, PO Box 632, San Andreas, CA 95249 ASAP as space is limited.
 
David Vassar and Sally Kaplan of Backcountry Pictures are seasoned documentarians (recognized as leaders in the field of natural history programming) and have relocated from Los Angeles to Arnold – with offices in downtown Murphys.  Their most recent work, CALIFORNIA FOREVER is a two-part television special about California’s State Parks, which began airing on PBS in the fall, 2012 and continues to air across the nation to high ratings.
 
Oscar-Nominated and Emmy Award-winning David Vassar has written various scripted shows for nonfiction television i.e. History Channel, Discovery Channel and their own documentaries.
 
In turn, Sally Kaplan has written numerous shows that are not scripted to start for example, for the Food Network, HDTV, Outdoor Life, etc, as well as an original award-winning short film. After viewing the material, she then wrote the script or paper-cut for editors to work on.
 
Workshop description:
 
Two very different needs and approaches will be presented in the workshop.
 
Discussion and samples will include:
-          transcription to paper cut
-          the art of the interview
-          keeping it dramatic/humorous/moving forward
 
Written materials as well as DVD samples will be presented, and an in-workshop assignment will take place, followed by review and a Q&A with the filmmakers.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
 
10-12              Morning session will include screening and written materials, in-class assignment/review of participants’ work, if time permits
 
12-1:30           Lunch together as a group – included in workshop price
 
1:30-2:30       Review of participant’s work, Q&A
 
 
You can learn more about CALIFORNIA FOREVER at the program website:

You can learn more about Backcountry Pictures, including credits, biographies and awards by visiting the website:

Motherlode Ragtime News

Hi Ragtime Fans,

The next meeting of the Mother Lode Ragtime Society will be on March 16, 2013 at the Sutter Creek Ice Cream Emporium.  Tom Brier will be on hand to provide lots of toe-tapping music; but as always, all who would like to play are welcome.  Meeting goes from 7:00 p.m. until about 9:30 p.m.

In other news, the Raspberry Jam Band will be appearing in concert at the home of John and Nadine Mottoros on Saturday May 11, 2013.  $20 per person. Seating is limited and spaces are filling up fast, so advance reservations are required.  For information or reservations, please call 209.267.9252 or e-mail mottoros@sbcglobal.net


It's never too early to start thinking about the next Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival. Dates are August 9 -11, 2013.  Check out the website (www.suttercreekragtime.com) for a list of musicians who will be performing at this year's festival; or call (209) 405-1563 if you have questions.

Hope to see you soon!

Marilyn

Calaveras Arts Council Announces Artist Scholarships 2013

Calaveras Arts Council Announces Artist Scholarships 2013
 
Applicants are being sought for one $750 award and three $500 awards for Artists Scholarships sponsored by the Calaveras County Arts Council. Calaveras residents of any age who are pursing higher education in the arts may apply for the $750 scholarship.  Whether you’re a visual artist, performing artist, or literary artist, this scholarship may be used for direct costs associated with an educational course study in the arts, such as tuition, equipment, instruments, or supplies. 
 
The primary goal of this scholarship is to assist people in cultivating a lifelong involvement in the arts. The applicant could be a senior citizen, a high school senior, a middle-aged person changing careers, to name just a few examples.  This award for $750 is funded by the Arts of Bear Valley, in memory of artist Elaine Bryan.
 
Longtime artist and founding member of the Calaveras Arts Council Robert Atkinson created a fund, Robert Atkinson Scholarship, for three $500 scholarships, one each for a graduating senior at Calaveras High, Bret Harte High and Mountain Oaks Schools. 
 
Applications, which are due to the Arts Council by April 1, include a completed form, one-page essay, and letters of recommendation.  Those selected as semi-finalists will be required to submit samples of work and appear for an interview. 
 
A quote in the Artist Scholarships brochure states, “The arts are essential to a complete education and any society that deprives its students of these studies accepts mediocrity.”  They are meant to provide encouragement and support for those who have the vision that the arts are vital to success in today’s work force.
 
Applications are available on line at www.calaverasarts.org or at the Arts Council office and gallery located at 22 Main Street, San Andreas.  For additional information, call the Arts Council at 754-1774. END
 
 
Mary Jane Genochio
Executive Director
 
Connie Strawbridge
Graphics/Admin
 
Calaveras Arts Council
22 N. Main Street
PO Box 250
San Andreas, CA  95249
www.calaverasarts.org

AmadorArts: Arts Activities around Amador County

Here are some of the arts activities coming up around Amador County


Music Events

Carpe Duo to Perform at AmadorArts’ Free Friday Concert  March 1st

The last of the season’s  “Free Friday Concert s +2”  will be March 1st, featuring Carpe Duo which is the team of Barry Duncan and Kevin Fritson. AmadorArts has already presented three of these entertaining free concerts this winter and is prepared to sign-off with this final one at 6:00 pm in the Banquet Room of Teresa’s Place in Jackson, 1235 Jackson Gate Rd. 

Comprised of Barry Duncan (flute, saxophone, percussion, and vocals) and Kevin Fritson (vocals, guitar, mandolin, and banjo), Carpe Duo was conceived during an impromptu jam session at a summer barbeque many moons ago. Drawing from their influences of bluegrass, folk, rock, and jazz, and primarily through the use of guitar, vocals, and flute, Barry and Kevin create a blend of folk and Americana music by playing popular favorites and lesser known songs with lyrics that tell stories and melodies that totally complement their style. 

Carpe Duo has been playing at various events and functions around the area for many years, always striving to make each appearance as relaxed and intimate as that casual jam session long ago. Many locals know of the pair in each of their professional lives: Duncan as owner of Mother Lode Printing and Fritson, an architect and a partner in Weatherby, Reynolds & Fritson. 

Remember, the two-hour event is free admission, and if you’re hungry or thirsty, Teresa’s will take care of that, with an affordable menu developed just for Free Fridays and a handy bar right in the banquet room. It’s where groups of friends meet to kick-off the weekend. There’s plenty of free parking. For more info, visit www.amadorarts.org or call 209-267-9038.

Open Mic Fridays at Rosebud’s Cafe
26 Main Street, Jackson 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. ALL AGES. Original works and Public Works (published before 1923) ONLY.  
Dinner is served until 8:30 p.m. on Fridays We serve Beer, Wine, and Coffee beverages as well as dessert all night.
This open mic is not only for music, but also stories, poetry, and any form of performance art. The dinning room was completely full last week and we stayed late sharing more music and stories (we were here until 10pm).
    

           
Gallery Exhibits

March 2 is Next 1st Saturday Art Trek – Free Fun Now in Ten Galleries
The March 2nd Art Trek will see such featured artists as Sarah Dixon, Leslie and David Schupp, Tracy Lewis, and David Carmardo. The monthly 1st Saturday Art Treks are scheduled from 1:00 – 6:00 pm. Going on the Trek is FREE, a time to have fun seeing what ten galleries are currently exhibiting. There might be an artist's reception, cookies and punch, wine and cheese, music, or simply staying open a little longer. Maps are available on each gallery. 
These are the participating 1st Saturday Art Trek galleries, with descriptions of what some of them are featuring March 2nd: 
Add Art  Provides fine art framing services and displays the work of John Johannsen who first showcased his vibrant whimsical canvases in a one-man show at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. 20 Main St., Jackson, CA 95642. www.addart.com 

AmadorArts Gallery   Photography of Leslie and David Schupp. This creative couple are exhibiting many of their B/W and color images in March. Their photography encompasses landscape, architecture, still life, seascapes, flora and whatever catches their eye.  They plan their vacations around where they hope to get ‘the’ shot. Also in the gallery, don’t miss marveling at the wrap-around murals painted by Rand Huggett in the front room depicting the history of Sutter Creek. 11-A Randolph St., Sutter Creek. 95685. Turn off Main St. one block by the Back Roads Café, adjacent to the historic Monteverde General Store. www.amadorarts.org 

Chaos glassworks   - Using a state-of-the-art electric furnace, David Hopman blows and handshapes one-of-a-kind exquisite art glass pieces, from bowls, to lights, and more. 121 Hanford St, Sutter Creek, CA 95685  www.chaosglassworks.com 
Fine Eye GalleryEnticement. The many unique items found in this famous gallery help you to create living spaces you love with artistic touches that reflect your personality!  The works of fine artisans from across the country can be seen here, such as artsy clocks, furniture, lighting, jewelry, clothing, servingware, contemporary paintings, and more.  71 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685 www.fineeye.com

Gallery 10    Sarah Dixon, "Gardens of the Mind"  -  March featured exhibit. Working primarily in oil, she is a winner of many awards in juried exhibitions throughout the United States and as far away as Rome. Dixon believes her creations, which are often whimsical, should surprise the viewer, making them more aware of being alive and thinking more broadly.  She maintains a studio in downtown Jackson, painting full time.  She specializes in figurative work, doll imagery, botanicals and portraiture by commission. The public can experience Sarah Dixon and her paintings at a reception in her honor on Saturday, March 2, from 2 to 4 p.m.   15 Eureka Street, Sutter Creek. The gallery is open Thursday through Monday from 11:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Call 209-267-0203 or visit www.gallery10suttercreek.com.  


Hanford St. Gallery  - A Retrospective of the art of David Camardo.  This exhibit will spotlight Camardo’s involvement in painting and sculpture and the large body of artwork he has produced over the last the 50 years. Painting in the Bay Area, Amador County and Provence, France David prefers the morning light, and in one series he made some 30 paintings of  the town of Volcano. As a sculptor he’s produced work in bronze, wood, French limestone, alabaster, and Carrara marble.  Enjoy over 20 pieces, large and small, from both the artist's and other collections. The show will run from February 28 through March 31, with a reception with the artist on March 2nd from 4 to 7 pm as part of the Amador 1st Saturday Art Trek. 291 Hanford St. (old Highway 49), Sutter Creek, CA 95685 www.hanfordstgallery.com 

Little City Studio & Gallery  - There’ll be some new art on the high brick walls of this cozy authentic Gold Rush building along with other eclectic objects d’art, including woven shawls, jewelry, original paintings, collage, pottery, sculpture and more…at very reasonable prices. Open on March 2nd  until about 5pm. Best to call first 209-267-9257. 14180 Main St., Amador City, CA 95601. 

Petroglyphe Gallery  - The featured artist for March is Tracy Lewis.  This artist works primarily in transparent watercolor and is a purest in her approach to the medium.  Layering luminous transparent glazes of pure hue gives her work a candy coat of Easter-like color.  Although her art is fairly realistic, she focuses in on the little abstract patterns within a subject.  Petroglyphe Gallery’s Spring Sunday Concert Series begins on March 24 featuring percussionist Allen Biggs who is the primary percussionist for the San Francisco production of Wicked.  The concert begins at 4pm with wine and appetizers served at 3:30pm (included in ticket price).  Tickets are $21 in advance, $23 at the door if available.  For more info or to purchase tickets visit www.gallerypetroglyphe.com or call 209-286-1387.  Gallery hours are Thurs – Sat 11:30am – 5:30pm, Sunday 11:30am – 4:00pm. 8317 Main St.,  Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245 

Sutter Creek Gallery -  Being a co-operative of about 30 local artists, the variety of art here is awesome.  35 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685 www.suttercreekgallery.com 

Valley View Interiors  - A design resource located in historic Sutter Creek. Current artists on display are Tricia Rissmann, contemporary abstracts and Kathryn Venturelli, mixed media and copper plate prints.  VVI specializes in residential and hospitality interiors. With 25 years of design experience, their goal is to assist customers in creating a space that reflects their style and sensibilities. Represented are many well known manufactures of quality home furnishings, lighting, area rugs, drapery, art work and accessories. Offering space planning and design consultation for both remodel and new construction.  48 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685.

Remember, “Art Enhances Life.”  



Petroglyphe Gallery Spring Sunday Fine Arts Concert Series

Welcome the arrival of Spring with live musical performances at Petroglyphe Gallery in historic downtown Mokelumne Hill. Petroglyphe Gallery’s Spring Sunday Fine Arts Concert Series will be held March 24, April 21, and May 19 from 3:30 – 6 pm and the public is cordially invited to attend. Tickets for limited seating will be available for $21 in advance and if available, for $23 at the door. These special events will include light appetizers and wine to be served from 3:30 pm until the performance begins at 4 pm. Petroglyphe Gallery’s beautiful Main Street space creates a unique atmosphere that melds the visual and musical arts in a relaxed and intimate setting. Each concert will focus on a different musical style performed by well renowned professional musicians. 

The March 24 concert will be given by Allen Biggs, principal percussionist for the Santa Rosa Symphony and the percussionist for the Wicked production in San Francisco. The April 21 concert will feature jazz and classical harpist, Motoshi Kosako, principal harpist for the Stockton Symphony Orchestra. The final spring concert on May 19 will highlight the classically trained violinist and violist, Debbie Dare and violin virtuoso, Joseph Gold. With such a variety of musical styles, the Spring Sunday Fine Arts Concert Series at Petroglyphe Gallery promises to awaken your passion and enliven your senses!

For more details on this exciting concert series, or to purchase tickets, please visit the gallery’s website at www.gallerypetroglyphe.com or call 209-286-1387. Regular hours of Petroglyphe Gallery are Thursdays through Saturdays 11:30 am - 5:30 pm and Sundays 11:30 am - 4:00 pm. Petroglyphe Gallery is located two blocks off of Highway 49, across the street from the historic Hotel Legér in the historic gold rush town of Mokelumne Hill.

"The Artist's Sketchbook" an exhibition opening this Thurday with an artist reception 

Saturday, February 2, 4 to 7 pm.
Hanford St. Gallery
Sutter Creek


Two New Artists Featured at Sutter Creek Gallery:

Our new potter:  Janet Piccola, a 20-year resident of Amador County has recently joined the co-op of local artists at the Sutter Creek Gallery.  Janet retired from CalFire and found a new calling working with clay.  She learned the art of throwing on the wheel from Pioneer resident Jerry Illers, and enhanced that knowledge with sculpture classes and other clay classes at the Quyle Kilns studio in Murphys, CA.  She brings varied pottery styles to the gallery as she continues to grow as an artist and continues to explore the many wonders of working with clay.  Please join us in celebrating her participation in our gallery at the First Saturday open house, Saturday February 2.  Gallery hours are 10 - 7 that day, with the featured artist reception beginning at 4pm.  Her work will be featured throughout the month of February.  

Charcoal and conte pastels artist:  Julie Muela-Farris is our other new addition who will also be featured all month and be at the First Saturday reception.   Raised in the Lodi/Lockford area, she grew up in the country where her family had horses.  A Lodi High School art teacher encouraged her to expand her work beyond her parents refrigerator and she went on to Delta College, enrolled as an Art Major.  She stopped drawing for 10 years, working in the financial field, but in 2009 came back to it as a way of coping with her mother’s being diagnose with cancer.  Since then she has earned ribbons at the Lodi Grape Festival in 2011 and ‘12, and received honorable mention for “Team Work” at the Draft Horse Classic in Grass Valley.  Horse, carting and the country life are her favored themes.  Sutter Creek Gallery is privileged to have both these fine artists in our co-op.  
Sutter Creek Gallery, 35 Main St.  Sutter Creek, CA 95685  209-267-0228

Arts Education Opportunities

Guitar Lessons with Matt Nestor

Matt Nestor has played guitar for over 10 years with a wide variety of musical experience.  Private 1/2 hour lessons available at the ACRA offices for $20.  Call 223 6349 to schedule, or go to www.goacra.org

SCRIPTED OR NOT: WRITING FOR NON-FICTION FILM AND TV
                        Writing Workshop with David Vassar and Sally Kaplan

Event Date: Saturday, March 9, 2013
Event Time: 10 AM to 2:30 PM
Place: Murphys Historic Hotel and Restaurant in downtown Murphys
Caption: David Vassar and Sally Kaplan


Calaveras Arts Councils Literary League presents Manzanita Writers Press Scripted or Not: Writing for non-fiction flim and TV.  This writers event is sponsored by Murphys Historic Hotel and Restaurant.

David Vassar and Sally Kaplan will teach a workshop on the basics of writing for non-fiction television and film. The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 9 from 10am to 2:30pm at the Murphys Hotel and Restaurant in downtown Murphys. Come and learn about writing techniques for nonfiction, film and TV. 

Workshop fee is $45.00 and  includes lunch and materials.
All levels welcome. Call or email Monika to reserve your space. mrosemanza@jps.net   (209) 754-0577. Mail check reservation made to Manzanita Writers Press, PO Box 632, San Andreas, CA 95249


Artist Opportunities


The Path to Publication with Barbara McMahon
Bestselling ,award winning author, 80 novels, 16 million copies sold.
Three part series…
Feb.12th…The Path to Publication…Into to genre fiction, manuscripts basics, plot vs. characters and copyright basics.
Feb.19th…Traditional Publishing…Target publisher, agents, small press and contracts.
Feb.26th …Indie  Publishing , vs. Subsidy publishing… Strategies and expectations.
Cost: &45…
7pm… at the ACRA Conference Rooms 10877 Conductor Blvd. Sutter Creek Ca.
Contact ACRA at 223-6349,goacra.org or ktraverso@amadorgov.org for more info

Lodi Community Art Center’s 53rd Spring Art Annual
An Open National Juried Art Show at Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Winery.
 April 19, 20 & 21, 2013         Jurors are: Jerald Silva, Tina Moore, Lisa Cooperman
 Categories: 1. Oils 2. Acrylics 3. Water Color 4. Drawings & Graphics 5. Mixed Media 6. Photography 7. Sculpture & 3-dimensional.

Awards
Best of Show - $1,000.00.  First Place in each category - $300.00.  Second Place in each category - $175.00.  Third Place in each category - 100.00.   Honorable mentions at judges discretion.

Art Show Conditions of Entry:
All entries must be images entered on-line via “SmarterEntry” through a link on our web site www.lodiartcenter.org. Only 1 image per 2-D entry and 3 images per 3-D entry. Images must be JPEG and PC compatible. Acceptance notification will be via e-mail.

Calendar of Events
October 10th 2012 First day for on-line entry of images.
March 2nd 2013. Last day for on-line entry of images.
March 13rd 2013. Accepted artist on web site & e-mails sent.
April 5th & 6th 12-5pm. Receiving of art, Space 1373, Lakewood Mall (200 N. Ham), Lodi, CA  98242.
April 7th. Awards Judging begins at 10 am.
April 19th. Preview Night Benefit, 7pm to 9pm. Benefit theme is “Art is a CabAReT”. Artist Awards will be presented at the Benefit. Artists are encouraged to attend in period costume. Dress warmly. Barrel Room is chilly. Tickets are $40.00, 2/$75.00. Artists in show may request (1) free ticket and (1) $25.00 discount ticket.
April 20th & 21st.  Exhibition is open from 11am to 5pm and is Free to the public.

Entry fees are not refundable. Number of entries is unlimited.  For 2 dimensional pieces, LCAC member fee is a minimum of 2 for $25.00 plus $10.00 for additional entries. Non-members fee is 2 for $35.00 plus $15.00 for additional entries.  For 3 dimensional pieces, members pay $15.00 for the first piece and $10.00 for each additional.  Non-members pay $20.00 for the first piece and $15.00 for each additional piece.  The Show Chair, or the Chair’s designee, may reject entries or modify an entry’s category. LCAC will not be responsible for loss or damage to art entered in the show. Accepted art must be the same as submitted on-line.

Thanks for supporting the Arts in Amador County!
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AmadorArts: Call for Artists


Amador Choraliers seeks singers for "Golden Jubilee"

The Amador Choraliers are looking for people who have ever sung with the group in the past 50 years! They are celebrating their Golden Jubilee this spring and are inviting all alumni to join them for a few songs. If you, or someone you know, were ever a member, please contact Carole at (209) 743-9258 for details. The Choraliers are always looking for new singers as well.  Let them know if you are interested in joining them.

Mark your calendars now for their upcoming concert season May 2, 4, and 5. Watch for further details in The Amador Dispatch, log onto http://www.amadorchoraliers.org" www.amadorchoraliers.org or follow us on Facebook.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sutter Creek Theater Presents: Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys Sat

Eclectic Bluegrass from the heart of America's Fresh Coast
Saturday Feb 23, 8:00 pm
$17 adv / $19 day of show

Tickets at: www.SutterCreekTheater.com

Hailing from all corners of the Great Lakes State of Michigan, Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys are giving a nod to American traditional music, while boldy taking their own songs in new directions. Distinct vocals, tight harmonies, instrumental expertise, and creative arrangements are all essential characteristics of their unique sound. The group focuses on the original tunes of Lindsay Lou Rilko, which include true-life tales of bank-robbing aunties, moonshinin' grandpas, and celebrations of love, life, and nature. Don't be surprised to hear bluegrass standards, Beatles hits, and contemporary classics at a Flatbelly's show as well. It's an infectious vibe that could only have been born in the heart of America's Fresh Coast!






The tight-knit lyrics and infectious joy in The Flatbellys' songs will make you stop whatever you're doing and cock an ear. The band's skill is breath-taking, and it's obvious through their playing that there is nothing they'd rather do more than come together and make music.

Drawing from Americana and early twentieth-century music, Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys firmly place themselves within the continuity of American music without sounding self-conscious, as many of the bands who try to capture this sound do. No -- this is just who they are.

The group's upbeat songwriting and positive ethos towards life is refreshing in this day and age of urban twenty-somethings like myself trying (inexplicably) to compare themselves to Dustbowl farmers during the Depression. Rather than painting Americans as long-suffering and full of grit, Release Your Shrouds reminds us of the relentless optimism that is the aspect of the "American character" that we should keep close to our hearts. -Adobe and Teardrops

Monday, February 18, 2013

Calaveras Arts Council Presents Chinyakare Ensemble for Ovations 2013 Performing Arts Series - Sun Feb 24

Calaveras Arts Council’s third of five performances for the Ovations Performing Arts Series 2013 brings the cultural experience of Zimbabwe to the Dr. Elliott Smart Performing Arts Center in Angels Camp on February 24.  The theater is located at Bret Harte High School, 323 Highway 49, in Angels Camp.  Doors open at 2:30pm and the music and dance begin at 3:00pm.

Chinyakare Ensemble uses its colorful performances for “creating community through music and dance.” It boasts a collection of diverse and experienced musicians from both Africa and the U.S. under the direction of Zimbabwean dancer and musician Julia Tsitsi Chigamba, who started the group when she moved to Oakland in 2001.  True to its name, “deep traditional,” the ensemble represents traditional music and dance from Shona, Ndebele, and other tribal groups from around Zimbabwe. Some of the main instruments the Chinyakare Ensemble plays are mbira, hosho (shakers), ngoma (drums), marimbas, and chipendani (mouth bow). Its performance features the complex weaving of all of these instruments into beautiful melodies and polyrhythms that are still performed regularly at spiritual ceremonies throughout Zimbabwe.  From harvest dances, with thundering drums and feet and leg rattles accentuating the dancers’ steps, the Chinyakare Ensemble, Zimbabwe Dancers, celebrate beauty, power and integrity of the Zimbabwean culture. 
Adult tickets are $25 and Youth 18 years and younger at $10.00.  This year the Calaveras Community Foundation is underwriting a limited number of youth tickets to help expose them to a variety of music and dance performances.  Free tickets are available for youth while they last.  Tickets can be purchased on-line by going to www.calaverasarts.org or by calling
 
 
 
 
The next Ovations performance is Sunday, March 3 with Filici Piano Trio.
 
The non-profit Calaveras County Arts Council operates Gallery Calaveras at 22 Main Street in San Andreas.  Hours are weekdays, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Saturdays, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The gallery offers free parking both in front and in back and is handicapped accessible. The current Gallery Calaveras gallery art show is CopyCats, an artist interpretation of three images, a garden and white fence, a basket of vegetables, and a forest of trees.  For more information, call the Calaveras Arts Council at (209) 754-1774 or visit www.calaverasarts.org.

Calaveras Arts Council
22 N. Main Street
PO Box 250
San Andreas, CA  95249
www.calaverasarts.org