Friday, June 28, 2013

AmadorArts Update: Arts Activities in Amador County



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

The TGIF Free Summer Concert 
Friday June 28th at 6pm
Bayou Boys at Mollie Joyce Park in Pioneer

 Gallery Exhibits
Imaginative Art of Brad Devereaux will be featured in the AmadorArts Gallery for the Month of July
Brad Devereaux's intriguing sculptures will be on display at Sutter Creek’s AmadorArts Gallery starting July 6 through July 30th.  His wildly fanciful works are built up using workshop scraps and found objects of wood and metal, primed and painted with acrylics and finished off with a massive amount of vivid imagination. Opening day of the show coincides with the free 1st Saturday Art Trek on July 6, from 1-6 pm, with a reception for Brad Devereaux between 4 and 6 pm. The public is invited to meet the artist.
Viewers will find their own themes in these both abstract and representational works. Some might find hints of the American Southwest where others discover insights about themselves. Devereaux has described his work as exploring human inter-relationships and communication. What he finds important is getting people to pause and reflect and "search for an awareness of their own feelings."
Starting with a degree in archeology from the University of Wisconsin in the maelstrom of the counter-culture 1960s, Devereaux later earned a Masters in psychology at the University of California at Berkeley. After 16 years as a clinical social worker he transitioned to full time pursuit of his interest in the arts, perhaps, in response to that counter-culture impulse from the past. As Devereaux says, “It’s a quest for the stimulation of color, coupled with a need to communicate, that results in an art piece with an inward centeredness that simultaneously reaches out to touch the viewer.”
His most recent one-man show was at the Sacramento Temporary/Contemporary Gallery, and he’ll return to the Hanford St. Gallery for the month of October. Devereaux, who is also a musician, lives on the outskirts east of Sutter Creek with his wife Ingrid Fraser, a well known creator of decadent cakes and other desserts.
AmadorArts Gallery is located one block off Main St., at 11-A Randolph St., adjacent to the historic Monteverde General Store Museum. Attempted hours of AmadorArts gallery are 9-2, Monday, Tuesday, Thurs., Fri.; Saturdays 11 am – 3 pm. Best to call first 209- 267-9038. Visit www.amadorarts.org for all the 10 Art Trek gallerys’ details.
Catch the last week of June exhibits in these local Galleries!

AmadorArts Gallery   - Oil paintings and watercolors by Fiddletown artist Sabina Turner, complemented by  three-dimensional gourd sculpture art by Christie Lane of Amador City. Turner is selling a newly discovered  treasure trove of small paintings and drawings, many of which are landscapes. A reception will be held at the gallery on Saturday, June 1, from 4-6 pm, coinciding with the Art Trek.  Attempted hours of AmadorArts gallery are 9-2, Mon, Tuesday, Thurs. Fri.; sometimes Saturdays and Sundays. Call first 267-9038. 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 

Hanford St. Gallery  - “Far Away Faces”  by award winning photographer Kurt Andersen. The exhibit 
Features images produced during travels that included locations both exotic and forbidden. Come by and meet Kurt at the reception during Art Trek on June 1.   291 Hanford St. (old Highway 49), Sutter Creek, CA 95685. Gallery is open Thursday thru Sunday from 11am to 5pm.www.hanfordstgallery.com; 209-267-8074.

Petroglyphe Gallery  - Ceramics by Mary Anderson – June Featured Artist. Her high fired stoneware and porcelain are functional, if whimsical, and reflect her love of nature, whether creatures of the sea, or lizards and leaves. She is currently experimenting with ash glazes, enjoying the glassy runs of almond, and the almost crystalline effect of oak.  Gallery hours are Thurs – Sat 11:30am – 5:30pm, Sunday 11:30am – 4:00pm. 8317 Main St.,  Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245. www.gallerypetroglyphe.com or call 209-286-1387.  

Fine Eye GalleryPaintings by Loomis, CA artist, Leila Noorani and new sculptures by a Fine Eye Gallery favorite, David Adix.  Both Noorani and Adix are contemplative artists.  Their work asks us to get on board, dig into our psyches and ruminations and summon up our own need to slow down, be present and collect our thoughts. The works of many other fine artisans from across the country can be seen here, such as artsy clocks, furniture, lighting, jewelry, clothing, and more.  71 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685 www.fineeye.com  or call 209-267-0571.

Gallery 10    “Squares” by Pioneer watercolor collage artist Lynn Slade. A special catered reception in her honor will be on Saturday, June 1, between 2 and 4 pm. at Gallery 10, 15 Eureka Street in Sutter Creek.  Gallery 10 is honored to present this show from its most treasured artist.  The gallery is open Thursday through Monday from 11:00 - 5:00 p.m.   www.gallery10suttercreek.com.   209-267-0203.

Sutter Creek Gallery -  Watercolor artist Judy Day of Jackson is the featured artist for June   Her subjects are of places she loves to walk by and hike through. She is the current president of the Amador County Artists Association. Meet her at the reception on June 1, from 4-7 pm. at the Sutter Creek Gallery, a co-operative of 30 local artists, where the variety of art is awesome.  Hours: Fri., Sat. 10-6; Thurs., Sun., Mon. 11-5.  35 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685.  www.suttercreekgallery.com or call 209-267-0228.

 Little City Studio & Gallery  - A Little of This; A Little of That. There’ll be new paintings by Sue Sparks, part of her Barn Series. Owner / textile artist Carol Sethre just finished a new blue and green rug, handwoven on her loom, and new clothing is being featured coming out for Spring. Always on exhibit on the high brick walls of this cozy authentic Gold Rush building are eclectic objects d’art, including woven shawls, jewelry, original paintings, collage, pottery, sculpture and more…at very reasonable prices. Open on April 6th until about 5pm. Other times, the gallery is open Fri – Sun, 10-5. Best to call first 209-256-0781. 14180 Main St., Amador City, CA 95601. 

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  209-223-3339.

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 209-267-9317.

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. 48 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685.          Remember, “Art Enhances Life.”  


Music Events
Schedule Courtesy of Amador Student Music Fund http://www.asmfund.org

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

CRYSTAL IMAGE-JOHN COVERT
Helwig Winery, Plymouth 209- 245-5200

BAYOU BOYS
Danceable Cajun music that’s fun for everyone.  Mollie Joyce Park, Pioneer. Danceable Cajun music that’s hot and fun for everyoneThe summer tradition of going to free concerts every Friday evening in Amador is gearing up. AmadorArts, the 31-year-old non-profit organization that has organized these free concerts for over 16 years, has announced its 2013 TGIF Concerts Schedule. Starting June 7th and running until August 9th, the concerts will feature a wide variety of styles to deliver passion and excitement to your Friday evening outings. An effort has been made to present musicians who live locally. Be sure to be there if you have a goal of making it to ALL nine of this season’s concerts. The music starts at 6:00 pm, but people of all ages start to arrive earlier to set up their picnics and to meet and chat with friends. This is, after all, the weekly fun thing to do for hundreds of Amador residents. Out-of-towners, too, are discovering TGIF as a great way to jump start a weekend in the foothills. Remember to bring your low-back chairs or blankets and picnics. Mark your calendars.  For more information, visit www.amadorarts.org or call the AmadorArts office/gallery at 209-267-9038.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

CRYSTAL IMAGE- JOHN COVERT
Crystal Basin Cellars, 3550 Carson Rd, Camino, Ca    July 4-Carmichael Elks- 916-489-2103 noon to 4 pm


HEARTLESS 
HEART Tribute band
8:00 pm
$13 adv / $15 day of show
Heartless is Northern California's premiere HEART tribute band, featuring dead-on vocals, a great selection of favorite HEART songs and a few special numbers not often heard for real diehard fans!
Enjoy a great night of rockin' HEART music with Heartless!   Ordering tickets online? please call us at 916.425.0077 or email us at info@suttercreektheatre.com SUTTER CREEK THEATRE
Celebrating our 9th Season of cultural arts and quality entertainment!


Arts Education Opportunities

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Summer Art Schedule 291 Hanford Street, Sutter Creek

The summer schedule includes three-day workshops in three dimensional art (clay, wood, paper mache and cardboard construction), one-day workshops in two-dimensional work based on Great Artists, and two special workshops

Workshops are two hours long and are limited to 6 students, aged 6-15.  Please reserve a space using the form below.  Classes with less than three kids will be cancelled.  We will keep waiting lists for workshops and classes that fill quickly and most likely, we will offer another section, but “first come first served.” Pam will reply to all registrations.  Scholarships are available.  For more information call Pam at 245-3910.

Three-Day, 3- Dimensional Workshops  
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10:00 to 12:00. $45.00
1. June 11, 12, 13 Weaving and painting T-Shirts
2. June 18, 19, 20 Wood Construction
3. July 9, 10, 11 Paper Mache people or wild things
4. July 16, 17 18 Clay - handbuilding
5. July 30, 31, Aug. 1 Cardboard Hideouts and Forts
6. July 6, 7, 8 Clay - glazing and painting  

One-Day, Two Dimensional Workshops (using a variety of media)
Friday, 10:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 3:00.  $15.00

7. June 14 Pablo Picasso -  charcoal and colored pencil
8. June 21 Claude Monet - acrylic paint
9. June 28 Mary Cassatt- pastels
10. July 12 Joan Miro - collage
11. July 19 Jackson Pollock - watercolor action painting
12. August 2 Andy Warhol - printmaking
13. August 9 Vincent Van Gogh - multi media

Special Workshops
14. July 2 Painting horses at Pam’s ranch. $40.00
10:00 to 1:00  Wear boots or leather shoes.
Includes lunch and horse grooming.
15. July 25 through 28, Painting at the Amador County Fair FREE
Youth Arts Building,  10am to 5pm

Call Pam at 245-3910 to register.


PAINTING WHITE FLOWERS IN WATERCOLOR with Tracy Lewis  Petroglyphe Gallery 8317 Main Street ● Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245 ● (209) 286-1387
June 29, 2013, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Indoor Workshop For All Levels of Artists- Cost: $85.00 
In this one day workshop participants will learn to use the white of the paper and subtle temperature changes in shadows to create colorful white flowers. Tracy will show you her techniques for clean, luminous paintings using wet into wet and glazing with a limited palette.
Tracy Lewis teaches workshops throughout Northern California.  She 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.  

Community Theatre

Volcano Theatre Company presents:

Boeing-Boeing: A hilarious plot and madcap humor from the “Mad Men” era at the Volcano Amphitheatre.

Volcano Theatre Company is excited to present Boeing-Boeing, a Tony Award winning comedy written by Marc Camoletti and translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans.  Veteran Director Bob Duzdevich directs this fast paced tale of Bernard, an American playboy in swinging ‘60s Paris who juggles three fiancés, all stewardesses, with the help of airline timetables and his efficient housekeeper.  He keeps “one up, one down, and one pending” until the fast new Boeing jets and unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Bernard’s apartment all at the same time.  With the dubious help of his friend Robert, who is visiting from Wisconsin, Bernard tries to navigate through this collision course of fiancés with hilarious results.

The cast features: Frank Mumolo (Bernard), Robert Schell (Robert), Dana Hein (Berthe, the housekeeper), Kylie Adams (Italian Stewardess Gabriella), Callee Lanier, (American Stewardess Gloria) and Mary Powers (German Stewardess Gretchen).

Boeing-Boeing opens Friday June 14th 8pm, and runs through July 13th.  Tickets are $16 General Admission, $14 Seniors 62 and over, and $11 for students under 18.

The Amphitheatre seating is outdoors and limited to 275.  Come early with a picnic (doors open at 6:30) and layer up for cool nights.  Bring your own folding chair, high back chairs will be seated in back.  Tickets are available online at www.volcantotheatre.org and at Hein & Company Bookstore, 204 Main Street in Jackson.


Main Street Theatre Works presents:
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
By Mark Twain, Adapted by Laura Eason & Directed by Susan McCandless 
This summer, join Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn and Becky Thatcher in the greatest summer adventure ever told in this imaginative adaptation of Mark Twain’s incomparable classic. Laura Eason’s adapted version of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, brings out the child in all of us, as we explore the thrill of mischief-making, the fickleness of first love, the cold shivers of an adventure gone wrong, and the excitement of discovering real buried treasure, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, is a story is for anyone who has ever been a kid and celebrates all that is grand and glorious about childhood. It’s exciting and engrossing for both young and not so young. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer opens at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre June 21st and runs thru July 20th.

Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre, Jackson
Fridays and Saturdays June 21st thru July 20th
$17.50 General Admission - $12 Students 18 & Under
$49 Family Package (2 General Admission; 2 Students)
Gates open at 6:30pm for picnicking. Show at 8pm.
Suggested items to bring: picnic dinner, wine, jacket (for cool summer evenings), blanket, low-back chair (provided by MSTW for season ticket holders), and mosquito repellant

Thanks for supporting the Arts in Amador County!
To become a member of AmadorArts visit www.amadorarts.org

Jeramy Norris Brings Blues Trio to TGIF in Ione

The Castle Oaks Golf Club in Ione will be where the next free TGIF concert presented by AmadorArts will settle into.  On July 12 starting at 6:00 pm, Jeramy Norris & The Dangerous Mood, a blues trio, will knock the socks off you music aficionados.  Popular around Sacramento and the Delta, and now in the foothills, Jeramy Norris is on vocals and guitar, George Schuler on drums, and Chip Yeager on bass.  Together, they create a fresh and undiluted sound.  Food and beverages will be available at Castle Oaks, so please don’t bring any outside drinks; picnics OK. As usual, bring your own chairs.

Norris and his band's objective is to preserve and further Americana Blues Music.  When they perform their magic, they manage to bridge the divide between stage and audience, hence “the dangerous mood” to be prepared for.

From downtown Ione, drive west on Hwy 104. Turn left onto Castle Oaks Drive and head for the Clubhouse.  The next free TGIF concert will be in the Volcano Amphitheatre on July 19, featuring a young four-piece band Thick Soup that weave influences of blues, soul, bluegrass, folk, country and jazz into their unique music style.  For all the TGIF details, visit www.amadorarts.org or call 209-267-9038



Wednesday, June 26, 2013

John Covert & Crystal Image - July schedule



John Covert and Crystal Image


Gig Schedule for July

July 4- Carmichael Elks at Noon.

*July 6- Two shows: Cannonball run, Volcano 11 am and Amador City Street Dance, 6 pm.

July 12-Rivers Edge restaurant, Knights Ferry 7 pm 209-470-5431

July 19-Stockton Singles, Stockton Elks 8900 Thornton road 7 pm

*July 20-Roaring Camp, Pine Grove, dinner and music on the river info 209-296-4100

July 21-Lake Almanor with Joni Morris 7 pm (see our website)

July 22-Valhalla, Lake Tahoe with Joni Morris 7:30 pm (see our website)

*July 27-Amador County Fair, Plymouth,  noon, with Joni Morris (see our website)

Spicy Cajun Music to Liven Up Mollie Joyce Park on June 28


The hills will be alive with the sound of foot-stompin’, two-steppin’ Cajun music when The Bayou Boys perform for AmadorArts free TGIF concert on June 28, from 6 to 8 pm. Mollie Joyce Park in Pioneer, home of a popular Disc Golf Course and baseball field, will be the venue for this performance. Unlike many TGIF places, food and beverages are for sale at this park, so please don’t bring outside beverages. You will need folding chairs, as usual.  Of course, wearing Mardi Gras beads is a good idea too.

The five-member  Bayou Boys, led by Louisiana-born Ron Bombardier on vocals and accordion, blend zydeco, New Orleans rhythm and blues, and Cajun into their music. You’ll be transported to the swamps of a deep southern bayou, but without the oppressing humidity.  As Bombardier likes to say, “Laissez les bon temps rouler”or let the good times roll.

Mollie Joyce Park, at 23922 Woodfern Dr, is reached by heading east on Highway 88 about 10 miles from Jackson. In Pioneer, turn left onto Carson Drive, follow the park signs to the entrance.  The next free TGIF concert will be July 5th at Detert Park in Jackson featuring classic rock ‘n roll by the band “It’s All Good.” Foro more info, visit www.amadorarts.org or call 209-267-9038.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Black Irish Band performs at AmadorArts’ TGIF- Fri June 21


You Can’t Beat the Black Irish for All-Around Great Music
The renowned Black Irish Band, who hail from Tuolumne County but who’ve been around the world sharing their special music, will be presented by AmadorArts in a T.G.I.F. free concert on Friday, June 21 starting at 6:00 pm. Minnie Provis Park in Sutter Creek will be the venue for this performance. Picnics are welcome. Bring your folding chairs and get ready to enjoy some might fine music. 

When you take Celtic, Spanish, and Italian music, and mix it up, you get the true nature of the Black Irish. For 23 years this band has created an original sound that no other band has. They’re way more than Celtic when they turn to traditional maritime and railroad music that capture the spirit of the immigrants of this country.

To reach the Minnie Provis Park, from Hwy 49 in Sutter Creek, turn onto Church Street. The park is a half block down on the left. Parking is available behind City Hall and on the streets. The next TGIF concert will be June 28 in Mollie Joyce Park in Pioneer and will feature the hot and danceable Cajun music of the Bayou Boys.

Here is the schedule of remaining concerts of the 2013 TGIF Free Summer Music Series:
June 21  Minnie Provis Park, Sutter Creek:  Black Irish – Music of Ireland, Italy and America
June 28  Mollie Joyce Park, Pioneer: Bayou Boys – Danceable Cajun music that’s fun for everyone
July 5     Detert Park, Jackson):  It’s All Good – Classic and original Rock
July 12   Castle Oaks, Ione (no outside beverages): Jeramy Norris & The Dangerous Mood – Blues / Rock
July 19  Volcano Amphitheatre, Volcano: Thick Soup -  All strings and harmonizing: Blues, soul, bluegrass
August 2  Pine Grove Park: Amador County Concert Band – Big community group playing favorites
August 9  Terra d’Oro Winery, Plymouth: Wingnut Adams – Funky Blues, specializing in harmonica

For more details, visit www.amadorarts.org or call 209-267-9038.


Monday, June 17, 2013

Main Street Theater Works Newsletter - June 2013


  Your Theatre Arts Newsletter
June 2013    

Upcoming Show Times and   
Ticket Information
   
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer   
 Friday and Saturday    
June 21st through  
July 20th
  
Sherlock's Last Case Friday and Saturday  
August 9th through September 7th   
  
All performances at Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre  
in Jackson, CA
  
Gates open at 6:30 pm for picnics
Show starts at 8:00 pm

Bring a warm jacket, blanket, folding chair 

 Ticket Prices
Adults  $17.50
Students/Children 18 & under $12.00
 Family Pack (2 adults/2 students)  $49.00
 

Tickets available  
online at

or at  
Hein & Company
204 Main Street
Jackson, CA

or at the gate.
Amador Arts and Entertainment
Poster for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

 Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer
Opens MSTW's Summer Season   

MSTW opens its 18th season, and its 10th season at
Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre, with one of the most beloved of all American classics. Join Tom Sawyer (Colin Coate), Huckleberry Finn (Matthew Taul) and Becky Thatcher (Carissa Meagher) in the greatest adventure of all time. In Laura Eason's wonderful adaptation of the Mark Twain classic, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Director Susan McCandless  takes us on a journey that brings out the child in all of us.

Explore the thrill of mischief-making, the fickleness of first love, the cold shivers of an adventure gone wrong, and the excitement of discovering real buried treasure. This wonderful family classic celebrates all that is grand and glorious about childhood. It's exciting and engrossing for both young and young at heart.   

So gather up the kids of all ages, pack a picnic for dinner under the stars, and join us at Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre. 

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer opens June 21st and runs Friday and Saturday evenings through July 20th.

 
A Special Thanks  
To Special Helpers ... 

As we open our 18th season, we offer this special thank you to the  wonderful sponsors and volunteers who are the driving force behind Main Street Theatre Works. The contributions of this marvelous group of people allow us to continue to build and perform at the beautiful Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre. If you frequent a business that advertises with us, or find out in a conversation that you are talking with one of our volunteers, we hope you will personally thank them for the support they give us and the fact that their support is essential in keeping quality, live theatre in Amador County. As Oscar Wilde said, "I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being."

So may people have helped us over the years that this can only be a partial list. Our special thanks to the following:

The Kennedy Mine Foundation
Legget Pianos
The City of Jackson
Bill McKenna - Village Real Estate
McDonald's in Martell
Motherlode Appliance
Jackson Business and Community Association
Native Son's Hall - Sutter Creek
Vino Noceto Winery
Sierra Travel Group
More Than Just Hair
Charles Spinetta Winery
Umpqua Bank
KVGC Radio
Amador Arts
Stevenot Winery
Amador High Drama- Giles Turner
Sue Hepworth - Coldwell Banker Award Realtors
The Annex
Susan's Place
Argonaut High Drama - Dale Flint
Thomi's Cafe & Bakery
Avio Winery
Water Street Antiques
Bank of Amador
Wine on Main
Bellotti's Restaurant
Rose-Marie Zwieg - Coldwell Banker Award Realtors
Sue's Shoppe
Imperial Hotel
Doggie Daycare
Jackson Creek Dental Group
Timothy R. Durkin, D.D.S.
J&D's Steakhouse
Sutter Creek Inn
Frank J. Gachupin
Grey Gables Inn
Twin Wolf Communications
The Griffin Company
Hein and Company Bookstore
                                               
Amphitheatre Manager: Ken Stefferud
Backstage Crews:
Kevin Barnett, Barbara Barnett, Kyle Trevaskis, Danny Weinrob
Box Office Manager: Mary Spitzer
Construction Crews: Ted Formigle (Foreman), Al Bierce, Lee Choee, Rich Ferro, Bob Foley, Hal Gamble, Larry Gillett
Tom Graham, Mike Phalen, Jill North, Jerry Trottier, George Uriarte, Lenny Weinrob
Dressers: Barbara Barnett, Michele Powell, Carol Ann Ritchey, Heidi Sondeno, Christina Weidenger
Graphic Designer: Kevin Barnett
Grounds Keeper: Lenny Weinrob
House Managers: Barbara Barnett, Eveline Paris
Mulit Media Design: Allen Pontes
MSTW Board: Mike Phalen (President), Julie Anchor, Sue Hepworth, Dick McCleery, Allen Pontes,
Meghan Pulskamp, Giles Turner
Newsletter Editor: Chris Dufour
Poster Distribution: Shan Trail, MSTW Board of Directors
Program: Dale Lisa Flint
Props: Linda Smith
Scenic Artists: Carol Sethre, Anje Olmstead, Sandy Gillett
Volunteer Coordinator: Frannie Weinrob
Wardrobe Mistress: Nancy Street
Additional Thanks:
Capital Christian Center, Costume Workshop volunteers (Barbara Barnett, Linda Ferro, Cathy McClelland, Anje Olmstead, Eveline Paris, Michele Powell, Vicki Settlage, Kathy Simon, Kathy Simione, Linda Smith, Nancy Street, Frannie Weinrob), Loraine Davis, Amador Ledger-Dispatch, Chris and Dale Flint, Mother Lode Printing, Mike Smith, Sutter Amador Hospital, Jackson Rancheria, Saucy Sisters(Lanette Abraham, Kathleen Butler, Linda Ferro, Pat Formigle, Debbie Graham, Kathy Simione, Sherri Torrence, Frannie Weinrob), Doug and Gail Subke,Volcano Theatre. Garrick Onines, Frank Braun 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

AmadorArts Update: Arts Events in Amador County

AmadorArts Gallery   - Oil paintings and watercolors by Fiddletown artist Sabina Turner, complemented by  three-dimensional gourd sculpture art by Christie Lane of Amador City. Turner is selling a newly discovered  treasure trove of small paintings and drawings, many of which are landscapes. A reception will be held at the gallery on Saturday, June 1, from 4-6 pm, coinciding with the Art Trek.  Attempted hours of AmadorArts gallery are 9-2, Mon, Tuesday, Thurs. Fri.; sometimes Saturdays and Sundays. Call first 267-9038. 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 

Hanford St. Gallery  - “Far Away Faces”  by award winning photographer Kurt Andersen. The exhibit 
Features images produced during travels that included locations both exotic and forbidden. Come by and meet Kurt at the reception during Art Trek on June 1.   291 Hanford St. (old Highway 49), Sutter Creek, CA 95685. Gallery is open Thursday thru Sunday from 11am to 5pm.www.hanfordstgallery.com; 209-267-8074.

Petroglyphe Gallery  - Ceramics by Mary Anderson – June Featured Artist. Her high fired stoneware and porcelain are functional, if whimsical, and reflect her love of nature, whether creatures of the sea, or lizards and leaves. She is currently experimenting with ash glazes, enjoying the glassy runs of almond, and the almost crystalline effect of oak.  Gallery hours are Thurs – Sat 11:30am – 5:30pm, Sunday 11:30am – 4:00pm. 8317 Main St.,  Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245. www.gallerypetroglyphe.com or call 209-286-1387.  

Fine Eye Gallery – Paintings by Loomis, CA artist, Leila Noorani and new sculptures by a Fine Eye Gallery favorite, David Adix.  Both Noorani and Adix are contemplative artists.  Their work asks us to get on board, dig into our psyches and ruminations and summon up our own need to slow down, be present and collect our thoughts. The works of many other fine artisans from across the country can be seen here, such as artsy clocks, furniture, lighting, jewelry, clothing, and more.  71 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685 www.fineeye.com  or call 209-267-0571.

Gallery 10    “Squares” by Pioneer watercolor collage artist Lynn Slade. A special catered reception in her honor will be on Saturday, June 1, between 2 and 4 pm. at Gallery 10, 15 Eureka Street in Sutter Creek.  Gallery 10 is honored to present this show from its most treasured artist.  The gallery is open Thursday through Monday from 11:00 - 5:00 p.m.   www.gallery10suttercreek.com.   209-267-0203.

Sutter Creek Gallery -  Watercolor artist Judy Day of Jackson is the featured artist for June   Her subjects are of places she loves to walk by and hike through. She is the current president of the Amador County Artists Association. Meet her at the reception on June 1, from 4-7 pm. at the Sutter Creek Gallery, a co-operative of 30 local artists, where the variety of art is awesome.  Hours: Fri., Sat. 10-6; Thurs., Sun., Mon. 11-5.  35 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685.  www.suttercreekgallery.com or call 209-267-0228.

 Little City Studio & Gallery  - A Little of This; A Little of That. There’ll be new paintings by Sue Sparks, part of her Barn Series. Owner / textile artist Carol Sethre just finished a new blue and green rug, handwoven on her loom, and new clothing is being featured coming out for Spring. Always on exhibit on the high brick walls of this cozy authentic Gold Rush building are eclectic objects d’art, including woven shawls, jewelry, original paintings, collage, pottery, sculpture and more…at very reasonable prices. Open on April 6th until about 5pm. Other times, the gallery is open Fri – Sun, 10-5. Best to call first 209-256-0781. 14180 Main St., Amador City, CA 95601. 

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  209-223-3339.

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 209-267-9317.

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. 48 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685.          Remember, “Art Enhances Life.”  


Music Events
Schedule Courtesy of Amador Student Music Fund http://www.asmfund.org


FRIDAY, JUNE 14
TWO-TONE STEINY 
Renowned Blues group. Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre, Jackson.Award-winning mix of gritty Chicago-style harmonica-driven
blues and West Coast Swing
The summer tradition of going to free concerts every Friday evening in Amador is gearing up. AmadorArts, the 31-year-old non-profit organization that has organized these free concerts for over 16 years, has announced its 2013 TGIF Concerts Schedule. Starting June 7th and running until August 9th, the concerts will feature a wide variety of styles to deliver passion and excitement to your Friday evening outings. An effort has been made to present musicians who live locally. Be sure to be there if you have a goal of making it to ALL nine of this season’s concerts. The music starts at 6:00 pm, but people of all ages start to arrive earlier to set up their picnics and to meet and chat with friends. This is, after all, the weekly fun thing to do for hundreds of Amador residents. Out-of-towners, too, are discovering TGIF as a great way to jump start a weekend in the foothills. Remember to bring your low-back chairs or blankets and picnics. Mark your calendars.  For more information, visitwww.amadorarts.org or call the AmadorArts office/gallery at 209-267-9038.


Arts Education Opportunities

Children’s Studio at Hanford Street Gallery
Summer Art Schedule 291 Hanford Street, Sutter Creek

The summer schedule includes three-day workshops in three dimensional art (clay, wood, paper mache and cardboard construction), one-day workshops in two-dimensional work based on Great Artists, and two special workshops

Workshops are two hours long and are limited to 6 students, aged 6-15.  Please reserve a space using the form below.  Classes with less than three kids will be cancelled.  We will keep waiting lists for workshops and classes that fill quickly and most likely, we will offer another section, but “first come first served.” Pam will reply to all registrations.  Scholarships are available.  For more information call Pam at 245-3910.

Three-Day, 3- Dimensional Workshops  
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10:00 to 12:00. $45.00
1. June 11, 12, 13 Weaving and painting T-Shirts
2. June 18, 19, 20 Wood Construction
3. July 9, 10, 11 Paper Mache people or wild things
4. July 16, 17 18 Clay - handbuilding
5. July 30, 31, Aug. 1 Cardboard Hideouts and Forts
6. July 6, 7, 8 Clay - glazing and painting  

One-Day, Two Dimensional Workshops (using a variety of media)
Friday, 10:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 3:00.   $15.00

7. June 14 Pablo Picasso -  charcoal and colored pencil
8. June 21 Claude Monet - acrylic paint
9. June 28 Mary Cassatt- pastels
10. July 12 Joan Miro - collage
11. July 19 Jackson Pollock - watercolor action painting
12. August 2 Andy Warhol - printmaking
13. August 9 Vincent Van Gogh - multi media

Special Workshops
14. July 2  Painting horses at Pam’s ranch. $40.00
10:00 to 1:00  Wear boots or leather shoes.
Includes lunch and horse grooming.
15. July 25 through 28,  Painting at the Amador County Fair FREE
Youth Arts Building,  10am to 5pm

Call Pam at 245-3910 to register.


PAINTING WHITE FLOWERS IN WATERCOLOR with Tracy Lewis  Petroglyphe Gallery 8317 Main Street ● Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245 ● (209) 286-1387
June 29, 201310:00 am – 4:00 pm
Indoor Workshop For All Levels of Artists- Cost: $85.00 
In this one day workshop participants will learn to use the white of the paper and subtle temperature changes in shadows to create colorful white flowers. Tracy will show you her techniques for clean, luminous paintings using wet into wet and glazing with a limited palette.
Tracy Lewis teaches workshops throughout Northern California.  She 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.  

Community Theatre

Volcano Theatre Company presents:

Boeing-Boeing: A hilarious plot and madcap humor from the “Mad Men” era at the Volcano Amphitheatre.

Volcano Theatre Company is excited to present Boeing-Boeing, a Tony Award winning comedy written by Marc Camoletti and translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans.  Veteran Director Bob Duzdevich directs this fast paced tale of Bernard, an American playboy in swinging ‘60s Paris who juggles three fiancés, all stewardesses, with the help of airline timetables and his efficient housekeeper.  He keeps “one up, one down, and one pending” until the fast new Boeing jets and unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Bernard’s apartment all at the same time.  With the dubious help of his friend Robert, who is visiting from Wisconsin, Bernard tries to navigate through this collision course of fiancés with hilarious results.

The cast features: Frank Mumolo (Bernard), Robert Schell (Robert), Dana Hein (Berthe, the housekeeper), Kylie Adams (Italian Stewardess Gabriella), Callee Lanier, (American Stewardess Gloria) and Mary Powers (German Stewardess Gretchen).

Boeing-Boeing opens Friday June 14th 8pm, and runs through July 13th.  Tickets are $16 General Admission, $14 Seniors 62 and over, and $11 for students under 18.

The Amphitheatre seating is outdoors and limited to 275.  Come early with a picnic (doors open at 6:30) and layer up for cool nights.  Bring your own folding chair, high back chairs will be seated in back.  Tickets are available online atwww.volcantotheatre.org and at Hein & Company Bookstore, 204 Main Street in Jackson.


Main Street Theatre Works presents:
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain, Adapted by Laura Eason & Directed by Susan McCandless 
This summer, join Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn and Becky Thatcher in the greatest summer adventure ever told in this imaginative adaptation of Mark Twain’s incomparable classic. Laura Eason’s adapted version of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, brings out the child in all of us, as we explore the thrill of mischief-making, the fickleness of first love, the cold shivers of an adventure gone wrong, and the excitement of discovering real buried treasure, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, is a story is for anyone who has ever been a kid and celebrates all that is grand and glorious about childhood. It’s exciting and engrossing for both young and not so young. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer opens at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre June 21st and runs thru July 20th.

Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre, Jackson
Fridays and Saturdays June 21st thru July 20th
$17.50 General Admission - $12 Students 18 & Under
$49 Family Package (2 General Admission; 2 Students)
Gates open at 6:30pm for picnicking. Show at 8pm.
Suggested items to bring: picnic dinner, wine, jacket (for cool summer evenings), blanket, low-back chair (provided by MSTW for season ticket holders), and mosquito repellant.

Thanks for supporting the Arts in Amador County!
To become a member of AmadorArts visit www.amadorarts.org