Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Judy Regnier is August Artist of the Month at AmadorArts Gallery, Reception is Sat Aug 3


The works of Pioneer resident Judy Regnier will be featured during the month of August at the gallery of AmadorArts, located in Sutter Creek.  Regnier has been painting for 40 years. Not only does she create florals and landscapes in watercolor, oils, and acrylic, she has a website design business and is a deeply involved volunteer with the organization Donate Life – California, which promotes organ and tissue donor transplants. She herself is a liver transplant recipient, as well as a breast cancer survivor.  During the Amador Art Trek on August 3, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm, meet this interesting artist who has many talents and stories having lived in a variety of places across the country.


Judy Regnier studied at Northern Illinois University, Illinois State University, and has Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees from Polk State College in Winter Haven, Florida.  She says, “I began with oils and acrylics when I lived in Indiana and Florida.  I tried experimenting in 1990 with watercolor, which I considered a more difficult medium, as I relocated to Northern California.  She explains that the “remarkable light and historical, stunning landscapes stirred my soul to pour this onto paper…thus began my watercolor adventures.”    For her volunteer efforts with Donate Life California, she recently was honored, receiving an award for “Outstanding Community Service” from the Upcountry Rotary Club.

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 galleries participating in 1st Saturday Art Treks.





11th Annual International Jug Band Festival - Sat Aug 17



11th Annual International Jug Band Festival

Saturday, August 17th  11am - 9pm

75 Main Street, Sutter Creek - Historic Sutter Creek Inn www.suttercreek.org

The always free, 11th Annual International Jug Band Festival returns to Sutter Creek on August 17th, from 11am – 9pm. As Jugfest Co-founder Banjo Andy always said “Let a thousand jug band festivals bloom.”  This years Festival will be in honor of Banjo Andy Fahrenwald, whom Sutter Creek bid a fond farewell to earlier this year.

Jug Bands from as far away Japan have joined in the festivities. This humble, intimate small town festival has unexpectedly set off the fourth great national revival of jug band music. Jug band music has, for over a hundred years, served as an incubator for blues, for ragtime and for jazz and, more recently, for modern folk-rock music. Perhaps jug band music stretches back centuries into African music – the West African banjar and the gourd being played together may be the possible inspiration for the first jug bands we know of, which appeared on the Louisville docks in the 1890s.

Those old time jug bands were formed by folks who couldn’t afford a lot of expensive normal musical instruments. They picked up empty whisky jugs, washboards, washtubs rigged up with broomsticks and clothes line for improvised basses, spoons and bones, saws played with a discarded fiddle bow, comb and tissue paper which evolved into kazoos – in other words, they made music with abnormal instruments. The results are a fresh, exciting, danceable and wildly diverse sound that has once again been reborn in a new generation. The proof is in the listening; so, come on down to historic Sutter Creek, Saturday August 18th, bring the whole family, kick off your shoes and really hear what it’s all about! The line up of talent this year includes returning bands and some wonderful new groups:

Jug Band music sprang from its African roots in the early 1900s, with the Mississippi and Ohio Valley show boats and race tracks as venues; the late 1920s as the spring board for some earliest recording hits by a host of great black blues artists and proto-jazz bands; and then the 1960s as a launch pad for such folk/acid/rock bands as the Grateful Dead and the Rolling Stones and musicians like John Sebastian, Jim Kweskin and Maria Muldaur. The current revival has brought together old time jug bands from all over, including some of those 1960s stars, along with highly talented new blood from the current folk/punk/hipster scene. 

Several new Jug Band Festivals have sprouted up, including one in the birth place of the genre, Louisville, Ky.  Maria Muldaur has been on the road with a new jug band act. Festival Co-Founder and star juggist Wayne Hagen hosts the planet’s only weekly radio show devoted exclusively to jug band music. (Tune in to "Sounds So Sweet" Sundays on KDRT, with ‘International’ audiences via the WWW.) Springing from the brow of the Sutter Creek Festival, the non-profit California Jug Band Association now sponsors jug band entertainment and educational events, and provides contact and publicity support for the bands with a website at www.jugfest.org.

Along with the Jugfest, fine traditional handmade American Folk Art and Crafts will be displayed under the trees surrounding the historic 1859 Sutter Creek Inn, a fitting complement to what is probably the oldest continuing American musical genre. Built by John Keyes in 1859, the Inn is doubly historic: it was established as the West’s first bed and breakfast by Jane Way in the 1960s.

There will be a children’s workshop in the Junk Yard Play Space from 1:30 to 5:30.  Bryn & Megan of Liquor Cake will help young and old make and play your own instruments from found objects and household items and, with Rick and Heidi of 5 Cent Coffee, make a diddley-bow and a homemade kazoo. It’s a big, fun, entertaining (and even educational) musical celebration, so you’re invited to come early and stay late.

For more information contact Jugman Wayne Hagen at 530 400-8882

Banjo Andy




Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Amador Concert Band Performs a free TGIF concert - Fri Aug 2

The TGIF season is nearly over, but it’s not too late to attend one that promises to be a nostalgic visit back to the days when huge concert bands would entertain from park gazebos. On August 2 AmadorArts will present for free the Amador County Concert Band in Pine Grove Park starting at 6:00 pm. Bring your picnics and lawn chairs.

Established in 2001, the Amador County Community Band gathered local musicians and has since performed in Rancho Cordova, Golden Gate Park, and in 2010 the group represented Northern California in Washington D.C. at the National Community Concert Band Sousa Festival.
   
In 2011 the band grew to 45 members and was renamed “Amador County Concert Band.” it is an active member of the Sacramento Valley Symphonic Band Association. The band strives to perform a varied mix of musical styles and its members seek to enhance the level of their art in their community, to foster the importance of music in one’s own life through performance, to provide an opportunity for our talented youth to grow and perform, and to bring enjoyable and quality music to friends and supporters.
 
Pine Grove Park is on Highway 88 across the highway from Pine Grove Town Hall. The next TGIF concert on August 9 will be the last one of the summer and will feature Wingnut Adams at Terra d’Oro Winery in Shenandoah Valley.  At this concert the AmadorArts Board of Directors will present the annual Patrons of the Arts awards.  Visit www.amadorarts.org for more info or call 209-267-9038
 
 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

"Birds Of Many Feathers" featured at Hanford Street Gallery through August


For August, the Hanford St. Gallery is offering many ways to bird watch.  Exploring the subject in oils, watercolor, photos, ceramic, wood, glass, feathers and paper you will be able to see birds in a whole new light.  Over a dozen local, regional and far away (as well as a bit far-out) artists bring their insights into the beauty and whimsy of the avian world.

Participating artists include Lynn Slade, Judith Monroe, Michael Corlew, Lisa Aikenhead, Heather Hopman, Lorra Lee Rose, Jenifer Keller, Loretta Armstrong, Andy Byrne, Michelle MacKenzie, David Hopman, Cathi Newlin, Nomi, Helen Blaesser, Donna Thompson, Pam Sharp and others.

The show will run from August 1 through September 1and there will be a reception with the artists on Saturday, August 3rd from 4 to 7 pm as part of the Amador 1st Saturday Art Trek.

Located one minute north of downtown Sutter Creek at 291 Hanford St. (Old Hwy 49 - Next to the Days Inn Motel) the Hanford St. Gallery is open Thursday thru Sunday from 11am to 5pm.  For more information call 209-267-8074 or email hanfordstgallery@volcano.net.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Gallery 10 features George Dillon's "Whimsical Nudes" through the month of August; reception on August 3



For the month of August, Gallery 10 member George Dillon will display a series of nude paintings reflecting how artists from ancient times up to our contemporary period have handled the subject of nudes.

The English language distinguishes between the naked and the nude.   To be naked is to be deprived of our clothes, and the word implies some of the embarrassment most of us feel in that condition.   The word "nude, on the other hand, carries, in educated usage, no uncomfortable overtone.  In the art world, stemming from the ancient Greeks and Romans, the image of the nude projects a balanced, prosperous, and confident body.  Artists such as Picasso and Henry Moore, prior to their journey into more abstract projections, originally modeled nude pieces based on the examples of the art form invented by the Greeks.  The Greeks and Romans attempted to portray the nude as ideal beauty, something few of us ever achieve.

The emphasis on the ideal lasted for a few hundred years until the 20th century.  Matisse and Picasso began to revolutionize nudity against the idea that the painter should be no more than a sensitive and well-informed camera.  Some art critics declared that Picasso's work had an element of provocation to the indignities to which the body was subject.  George Dillon has a different take on the rebellion by such artists as Manet, Matisse, Cezanne, and Picasso.  "Maybe they just had a different taste in women.  Has anyone seen what their wives, girlfriends, mistresses looked like?"

For his featured show in August, an ironic look at nude paintings will be on display.  George's imagination and whimsey have all been inspirational to him and have encouraged his experimentation with color, theme and materials.  His bold and colorful creations will challenge his viewers sensibilities with frequent penetrating looks at culture and its surroundings.  Dillon wants the observer to have an emotional response to his work.  He can tell you what a painting means to him but hopes the viewer comes up with an interpretation that stirs his or her own inner feelings.  He does offer a tip to visitors.  "Often my titles help to discover what the art piece is trying to convey".  Many of his titles will challenge the observer to examine their own awareness.

A reception to honor Mr. Dillon will be held at Gallery 10 on Saturday, August 3 from 2 to 4 pm.  Come and meet the artist and share the whimsey.  Gallery 10 is located at 15 Eureka Street in Sutter Creek.  The gallery is open Thursdays through Monday, and an occasional Wednesday, from 11 to 5 pm.  For further information contact Gallery 10 at 209-267-0203 or visit their website at www.gallery10suttercreek.com.




Friday, July 26, 2013

We Heart The Arts! AmadorArts Events & Activities Update



 

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

No TGIF Concert this Friday.
Enjoy the Amador County Fair!

SAVE THE DATE FOR WINEFEST!  NOVEMBER 9TH, 2013

Garden Concert in Sutter Creek on August 17th

In a dazzling summer garden setting, fit for a wedding, AmadorArts is hosting a fundraising Home Concert on Saturday evening August 17.  Jazz by the Tri-Tone Subs will be the focal point of the intimate event where only 80 guests will be seated around the spacious, shaded grounds of the Sutter Creek home of Diane Olsen and Stan Redkey.  Complimentary appetizers, catered by the Blue Moon Cafe, and an affordable no-host Amador wine bar will complete the pleasures of the evening. 

The garden gates at 37 Anna Avenue in Sutter Creek, will open at 5:30 pm, with the event continuing until about 9:00 pm. This is a fundraiser for AmadorArts, helping the non-profit to continue supporting, promoting and encouraging the arts in local schools and in the community. Admission is $25 per person. Limited seating, so get on the guest list now at www.amadorarts.org or by calling (209) 267-9038.

Arts Networking Mixer August 22 at Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre
AmadorArts is having another one of its quarterly open-to-the-public social get-togethers on Thursday, August 22, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Each mixer is at a different location and showcases a particular art form. This event will be a celebration of performing arts held at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson, home of outdoor play productions by Main Street Theatre Works.  The evening will feature a short performance of improvs by the Amador High School Performing Arts Department.  Complimentary hors d’ouevres and a no-host bar will give locals, whether they are artists, residents, or business people, an opportunity for socializing. There’s always a raffle, usually for artwork.  The event is free for AmadorArts members, or $5 for all others. 
To reach the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre, turn onto North Main St, from Hwy 49/88. Turn into the amphitheatre free parking lot across the street from the Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park.  It’s a short walk to the amphitheatre.  The next Arts Networking Mixer will be at Helwig Winery on December 5 and will feature music by Over the Edge voted Best Amador Band for 2013. 


 Gallery Exhibits

AmadorArts Gallery   - Brad Devereaux-  Wildy Fanciful Sculptures – His 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. What he finds important is getting people to pause and reflect and "search for an awareness of their own feelings."  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  - Mike Mahoney – Wood Artist who creates unique and beautiful wood turnings. All Mahoney’s work is produced on the lathe without any embellishments after the fact.  He creates a very traditional feel using contemporary ideas.  Come by and meet Mike at the reception during Art Trek on July 6, from 4-7 pm.    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  - Oils by Michael Severin –July’s Featured Artist. Severin considers himself  “a contemporary Semi-impressionist painter. “ His inspiration comes from the landscapes around him in which he attempts to convey upon the canvas “the beauty of God’s creation and the importance of protecting, through environmental awareness, the gift of nature that He has given us.”  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 –The works of many 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    Lesley Harrison, Animal Lover’s Delight. Lesley has been painting professionally for 32 years.  Her favorite medium is using pastels. She has combined her love of animals with painting to produce remarkable animal portraits.  An affinity for the animals and a strong command of her medium allows her to capture the spirit of each animal. A special catered reception in her honor will be on Saturday, July 6, between 2 and 4 pm. at Gallery 10, 15 Eureka Street in Sutter Creek.   The gallery is open Thursday through Monday from 11:00 - 5:00 p.m.   www.gallery10suttercreek.com.   209-267-0203.

Sutter Creek Gallery -  Laurie Williams, Featured Artist for July, works mostly in acrylics, watercolor and with drawing media. Her sculptures are usually in paper mache or clay, are generally finished in acrylic paint, and tend to be quite colorful. Animals are her favorite subject.  Meet her at the reception on July 6, 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. Always on exhibit on the high brick walls of this authentic Gold Rush building are eclectic objects d'art, including hand woven creations - rugs, shawls, scarves - produced in the gallery, and a wide variety of art and craft from local artists. Jewelry, original paintings, collage, prints, pottery, sculpture, knits, accessories and more....all at very reasonable prices! Hours: Fri, Sat, Sun 10-5   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


FRIDAY, JULY 26

OVER THE EDGE
Over the Edge travels to the eastern side of the High Sierras to lend our brand of music to the Friday (July 26) of the four-day June Lake Music Festival.  At the moment, we are playing for an hour around 2 pm (ish) at Trout Town Joe's and then for three sets at the Sierra Inn starting at 7 pm -- all located at June Lakes.   Come on up to the rarified air of 7,600 feet ("We want to take you higher...") for this great event. Not too soon to research and book your room now for this eclectic and wonderful music splashed weekend.

MANNY SOSA
Manny Sosa will be playing pop, soft rock, country and folk, wine will be sold by the glass and bottle, and there will be endless pizza from Pizza Plus. An event fee of $15/pp ($10/pp for wine club members) includes the music and endless pizza. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and relax on our lawn while enjoying the evening.

SATURDAY, JULY 27

JOHN COVERT AND CRYSTAL IMAGE
Amador County Fair w/ Joni Morris at Noon.  See our website at : www.http://crystalimageband.weebly.com

LOVIN' COUNTRY
PERFORMING AT Roaring Camp Mining Company 209-296-4100 P.O. Box 278, Pine Grove, CA 95665 www.roaringcampgold.com New York Steak BBQ & Guided Gold Mine & Gold Panning Tour. LOCATED AT CLINTON BAR IN MOKELUMNE RIVER CANYON

MOTHER LODE RAGTIME SOCIETY
The next meeting of the Mother Lode Ragtime Society is scheduled for July 27, 2013 at the Sutter Creek Ice Cream Emporium - 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.. Tom Brier will be on hand to provide lots of toe-tapping music; but as always, all who would like to play are welcome. 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31

CANTOMOUS
presents their acoustic blend of folk, jazz, blues and Latin on CAMPS Restaurant at Greenhorn Creek grounds.
The Calaveras Arts Council's mission is to support, awaken, and nourish the arts in our community. This is done because of the financial support we get throughout the year from our membership, advertisers, and fund raisers. Without financial support free events would not happen so during MIP arts council volunteers dance throughout the parks with funny hats and colorful buckets welcoming audience donations as well. The donations help pay for the bands, the hospitality, and for the all round good time.These FREE concerts have become a joyful tradition for many tri-county residents. If you have yet to experience this community vibe, it's well worth the journey. See you there! For a downloadable schedule of Music in the Parks and other events presented by the Calaveras Arts Council go to www.calaverasarts.org or call (209)754-1774.


Arts Education Opportunities

Jackson Claim Jumpers Square Dancing
Join the Jackson Claim Jumpers for an Open House on August 5th at the Amador Senior Center, 6:30—9:30 to see what square dancing is really about. Singles, couples, and families are welcome. It is FUN, FITNESS, & FRIENDSHIP set to music. New Dancer Classes start Sept 16th - the first three classes are free!

Amador Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Rd, Jackson, CA 95642
Additional info: 209 295-7027

Mosaic Classes with Dianne Epperson

Weekend Mosaic workshops at my home outside of Sutter Creek.  You will learn all about the different materials you can use in your mosaics and the type of base to use and about the different adhesives.  You will learn which material and adhesives you can use for outdoor projects vs indoor projects. I will provide all the materials necessary and you will go home with your own finished mosaic art!
The cost is $65 and includes all materials and instruction.  We usually gather about 10 am on Sat until 2 or 3 pm and come back Sun afternoon to grout and finish up, which usually takes a few hours.  It is a very easy and fun art to learn.  Call me or e-mail me if you are interested. I will take a maximum of 12 students per weekend. $25 holds your place in the class.

Dianne Epperson
P.O. Box 1152
Sutter Creek, Ca  95685


List of weekend classes;

July 20th and 21st
August 17th and 18th    31st and Sept 1st
Sept 14th and 15th        21st and 22nd
Oct   19th and 20th


pastedGraphic.pdfChildren’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.


Artist Opportunities


Calling All Artists for Bus Rapid Transit Project
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS AND PROPOSAL (RFQ/P) FOR ART SERVICES - BUS RAPID TRANSIT (BRT) PROJECT

FRESNO, CALIF. – The City of FRESNO (City) is accepting qualifications and proposals from artists/teams to provide ART SERVICES for the BRT PROJECT. The proposed project is a 15.7 mile BRT corridor extending from north Fresno through downtown to the east.  The route will follow Blackstone Avenue in the northern corridor, through downtown, and continue east along Ventura/Kings Canyon Road.  Along the route, there will be 51 stations that allow passengers to access the buses.  Each station will include a custom designed shelter, railings, passenger waiting amenities, and signage on raised platforms to facilitate easy and quick access to the buses.  

The City is seeking to commission one to six artists/teams to design, fabricate, and possibly install functionally integrated public art for this project.

Interested artists/teams may obtain a copy of the RFQ/P for ART SERVICES through The City of Fresno Bid opportunities at www.fresno.gov 

A Pre-Bidders workshop will be held August 8, 2013 at the Fresno Arts Council 1245 Van Ness Ave. Fresno, CA
BID SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Prior to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2013

Submit completed Bids to:

Judith Nishi
Community Coordinator
City of Fresno Department of Transportation
Fresno Area Express (FAX)
2223 G Street
Administration Building
Fresno, CA  93706-1600
(559) 621-1455


Stockton Art League
3rd Fall Regional Open Juried Show 
September 3~26, 2013
Exhibition dates: September 3 – 26, 2013
Entry and Fee: $15 per entry prepaid and mailed in with enclosed entry form. Entries must contain full payment. No new entries accepted day of hand-delivery.
Awards: $1425 in Cash Awards Awards depend upon number of entries per category. Best of Show
First/Second per Category Honorable Mention at Jurors Discretion.
Questions: Contact Maria Flumiani
(Chair) 209-603-2375 or mflumiani@sbcglobal.net
Five (5) entries allowed per artist
DEADLINE: AUGUST 24TH! Entry form with payment accepted with postmark of August 24th. No entries accepted beyond that date. 
Reception: Saturday September 14, 2013 4:00~7:00 pm 

Olive Hyde Art Guild 31st Annual Gala, Holiday Show & Sale
is soliciting artists and craftsman to participate in the 31st annual show and sale held this December.  Submissions are due by August 16th.
If you are interested please visit www.olivehydeartguild.org or email artistcontact@olivehydeartguild.org

Community Theatre

Volcano Theatre Company presents:

The Wizard of Oz
Opening August 9th
go to www.volcanotheatre.org for more information.

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:
Sherlock’s Last Case puts the great detective, Sherlock Holmes, in the center of the action, when he receives a death threat from the son of his late nemesis, Professor Moriarty. The plot then twists and turns until Holmes finds himself imprisoned in a dank cellar and left to die. But this is classic Sherlock, so there are always surprises and, in Sherlock’s Last Case, lots of laughs, all leading to a stunning final twist that will surely catch you by complete and breath-stopping surprise. Winner of the Louis B. Mayer Award, Sherlock’s Last Case runs August 9th thru September 7th
Performance Dates and Times
Sherlock’s Last Case
Fridays and Saturdays
Gates open at 6:30pm for picnics, Show starts at 8:00pm
August 9th  – September 7th 

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

Tickets available at the gate or on-line at


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

Monday, July 22, 2013

AmadorArts: Arts Events & Activities Update



Here are some of the arts activities coming up around Amador County
 
Garden Concert in Sutter Creek on August 17th

In a dazzling summer garden setting, fit for a wedding, AmadorArts is hosting a fundraising Home Concert on Saturday evening August 17.  Jazz by the Tri-Tone Subs will be the focal point of the intimate event where only 80 guests will be seated around the spacious, shaded grounds of the Sutter Creek home of Diane Olsen and Stan Redkey.  Complimentary appetizers, catered by the Blue Moon Cafe, and an affordable no-host Amador wine bar will complete the pleasures of the evening. 

The garden gates at 37 Anna Avenue in Sutter Creek, will open at 5:30 pm, with the event continuing until about 9:00 pm. This is a fundraiser for AmadorArts, helping the non-profit to continue supporting, promoting and encouraging the arts in local schools and in the community. Admission is $25 per person. Limited seating, so get on the guest list now atwww.amadorarts.org or by calling (209) 267-9038.

Arts Networking Mixer August 22 at Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre
AmadorArts is having another one of its quarterly open-to-the-public social get-togethers on Thursday, August 22, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  Each mixer is at a different location and showcases a particular art form. This event will be a celebration of performing arts held at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson, home of outdoor play productions by Main Street Theatre Works.  The evening will feature a short performance of improvs by the Amador High School Performing Arts Department.  Complimentary hors d’ouevres and a no-host bar will give locals, whether they are artists, residents, or business people, an opportunity for socializing. There’s always a raffle, usually for artwork.  The event is free for AmadorArts members, or $5 for all others. 
To reach the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre, turn onto North Main St, from Hwy 49/88. Turn into the amphitheatre free parking lot across the street from the Kennedy Tailing Wheels Park.  It’s a short walk to the amphitheatre.  The next Arts Networking Mixer will be at Helwig Winery on December 5 and will feature music by Over the Edge voted Best Amador Band for 2013. 


 Gallery Exhibits

AmadorArts Gallery   - Brad Devereaux-  Wildy Fanciful Sculptures – His 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. What he finds important is getting people to pause and reflect and "search for an awareness of their own feelings."  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  - Mike Mahoney – Wood Artist who creates unique and beautiful wood turnings. All Mahoney’s work is produced on the lathe without any embellishments after the fact.  He creates a very traditional feel using contemporary ideas.  Come by and meet Mike at the reception during Art Trek on July 6, from 4-7 pm.    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  - Oils by Michael Severin –July’s Featured Artist. Severin considers himself  “a contemporary Semi-impressionist painter. “ His inspiration comes from the landscapes around him in which he attempts to convey upon the canvas “the beauty of God’s creation and the importance of protecting, through environmental awareness, the gift of nature that He has given us.”  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 –The works of many 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    Lesley Harrison, Animal Lover’s Delight. Lesley has been painting professionally for 32 years.  Her favorite medium is using pastels. She has combined her love of animals with painting to produce remarkable animal portraits.  An affinity for the animals and a strong command of her medium allows her to capture the spirit of each animal. A special catered reception in her honor will be on Saturday, July 6, between 2 and 4 pm. at Gallery 10, 15 Eureka Street in Sutter Creek.   The gallery is open Thursday through Monday from 11:00 - 5:00 p.m.   www.gallery10suttercreek.com.   209-267-0203.

Sutter Creek Gallery -  Laurie Williams, Featured Artist for July, works mostly in acrylics, watercolor and with drawing media. Her sculptures are usually in paper mache or clay, are generally finished in acrylic paint, and tend to be quite colorful. Animals are her favorite subject.  Meet her at the reception on July 6, 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. Always on exhibit on the high brick walls of this authentic Gold Rush building are eclectic objects d'art, including hand woven creations - rugs, shawls, scarves - produced in the gallery, and a wide variety of art and craft from local artists. Jewelry, original paintings, collage, prints, pottery, sculpture, knits, accessories and more....all at very reasonable prices! Hours: Fri, Sat, Sun 10-5   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


MONDAY, JULY 22

JOHN COVERT AND CRYSTAL IMAGE 
Vahalla, Lake Tahoe with Joni Morris, 7:30 p.m.  See our website:   www.http://crystalimageband.weebly.com   

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24

BILL WELLES AND HIS FOLK AMERICA TUNES
Murphys Community Park welcomes Bill Welles and his Folk America tunes. Bill is a local who has taught many new musicians how to create and play great music. The Calaveras Arts Council's mission is to support, awaken, and nourish the arts in our community. This is done because of the financial support we get throughout the year from our membership, advertisers, and fund raisers. Without financial support free events would not happen so during MIP arts council volunteers dance throughout the parks with funny hats and colorful buckets welcoming audience donations as well. The donations help pay for the bands, the hospitality, and for the all-round good time. These FREE concerts have become a joyful tradition for many tri-county residents. If you have yet to experience this community vibe, it's well worth the journey. See you there! For a downloadable schedule of Music in the Parks and other events presented by the Calaveras Arts Council go towww.calaverasarts.org or call (209)754-1774



Arts Education Opportunities

Mosaic Classes with Dianne Epperson

Weekend Mosaic workshops at my home outside of Sutter Creek.  You will learn all about the different materials you can use in your mosaics and the type of base to use and about the different adhesives.  You will learn which material and adhesives you can use for outdoor projects vs indoor projects. I will provide all the materials necessary and you will go home with your own finished mosaic art!
The cost is $65 and includes all materials and instruction.  We usually gather about 10 am on Sat until 2 or 3 pm and come back Sun afternoon to grout and finish up, which usually takes a few hours.  It is a very easy and fun art to learn.  Call me or e-mail me if you are interested. I will take a maximum of 12 students per weekend. $25 holds your place in the class.

Dianne Epperson
P.O. Box 1152
Sutter Creek, Ca  95685


List of weekend classes;

August 17th and 18th    31st and Sept 1st
Sept 14th and 15th        21st and 22nd
Oct   19th and 20th


pastedGraphic.pdfChildren’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.


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