Thursday, September 26, 2013

We Heart the Arts - AmadorArts Update






Calaveras Artists Open their Studios for the 8th year in a row
for Public Viewing on September 28 & 29
Calaveras artists are excited to welcome you into their homes and studios from which you can see and purchase their creations.  Greet and talk with over 25 artists during the Calaveras Artists Studio Tour, Saturday and Sunday, September 28-29.  Artists from past years tours return and new artists to the tour join in.  The Artists Studio Tour brings artists and art lovers together in relaxed and friendly environments where the various elements of art are shared and enjoyed.

Artists will be on hand from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on both days for questions and discussion as they “show their process” and reveal how, why and where they create their artwork.  Purchase original art, prints or unique gift items directly from the artist. 

The tour is self-guiding through the purchase of a $10 per person “Passport.”  The passport is pocket sized and includes a color photograph of a sample of each artist’s work.  The map inside the passport guides you to 12 different sites where artist work or display their art. You will travel through Calaveras County back roads and country neighborhoods in Arnold, Murphys, Angels Camp, San Andreas, Glencoe, Mokelumne Hill, and Mountain Ranch. Spread your trip over both Saturday and Sunday for a leisurely journey through the dramatic fall landscape. Simply pack up family and friends and discover that Calaveras art is as enjoyable as its wine and gold rush towns.
Each unique location will bring a satisfying experience that deepens your understanding of the importance of art in our culture. 
Artists in this year’s tour include George Durkee, Oil; Sharon Armstrong, Mask Making and Mixed Media, James Bass, Ceramics; Kevin Brady, Mixed Media & Cartoonist; Sharon Baker, Watercolor, Pastel and Oil Painting; Patty Payne, Oil and Mixed Media, Gordon Branch, Custom Electric Guitars; Donnasue Jacobi, Hand-Painted Photography and Hand-Bound Books; Fred Roessler, Photography; Steven Hall, Ceramics;  Judie Cain, Oil; Barbara Conley, Acrylic, Oil and Watercolor; Ty Childress, Photography & Digital Art; Larry Mersek, Mountain Frames;  Randy Klassen, Watercolor; Thomas White, Pen, Ink and Colored Pencil; Cate Culver, Watercolor, Acrylic & Mixed Media; Libby Fife, Acrylic; Lori Kelly, Acrylic Painting and Ceramic Sculpture; Debra Marlene, Watercolor, Acrylic and Oil Painting; Debra Lawlor, Functional Pottery; Ruth Morrow, Watercolor & Mixed Media; Pamela Quyle, Ceramics & Jewelry; Margaret Roberts, Watercolor & Oil; Skip Saterlee, Oil, Watercolor and Acrylic; Sonya Ziegler, Acrylic & Pastel.
Passports can be purchased during the tour at the studios or at Gallery Calaveras at 22 Main St., San Andreas.  For a list of additional passport outlets, visit www.calaverasarts.org.  For more information or to reserve Artists Studio Tour Passports, call (209) 754-1774.

Galleries

AmadorArts Gallery   - “Evolution of the Photographer” - a Retrospective of Laura Mah’s photographic explorations over the last 20 years. Her popular hand-colored scenes of Amador County are a marriage of her favorites -- black and white film, the darkroom and hand coloring techniques, along with digital darkroom finishing.  The results are beautiful ethereal scenes of the Gold Country.
Attempted hours of AmadorArts gallery are 9-2, Mon, Tuesday, Thurs. Fri. & Saturdays 1-4pm. 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  - All Things Mechanical by Sharon Galligan.  This well known artist and longtime member of the Board of Directors of AmadorArts has painted fields and flowers for years. But more recently she has taken up the challenge of looking closely at the wheels and gears that help our world go around.  Her tightly framed watercolors achieve a sense of the abstract through acute observation and realistic rendering.  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  - Original contemporary works of art in oil, acrylic, watercolor, glass, ceramic, metal and jewelry. Also on display, are limited edition bronze sculptures and copper plate etchings.  The gallery is gearing up for a major one month show called “Personal Petroglyphs” which opens Oct. 5 and will feature works of a Southwest focus by Pam Findleton and Dale Laitinen. 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.  

 Little City Studio & Gallery  - 
Call Carol - 209-267-9189 Hours: Fri, Sat, Sun 10-5   14180 Main St., Amador City, CA 95601

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    Stella Stevens - Stella's watercolor works are highly regarded by wildlife and art experts alike. What distinguishes the work is her unique capacity to capture the soul of the animal and its anatomical . Come meet Stella at the Art Trek reception Saturday, Sept. 7, 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 -  Unique Art by Unique People - ArCreations is a non-profit program whereby artists with developmental disabilities can create, exhibit and sell their art.  These artists have been showing their work at the Sutter Creek Gallery for some time and will be the gallery’s artists of the month for September.  Each artist explores and develops his or her own personal vision utilizing various media including watercolor, paper collage, jewelry, painted tiles, scarves and more.  Artworks include a card explaining the choice of subject, often with a quote by the artist. To honor these artists, a reception will be held Sept. 7th from 4-7 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.

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

AN EVENING WITH HOUSE OF FLOYD
JACKSON, CA- Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort welcomes House of Floyd to our Grand Oak Ballroom on Saturday, September 28
Over the past five years, House of Floyd has been performing the music of Pink Floyd, and has gained a strong following for their unique ability to enthuse both the hard-core fans from Pink Floyd’s earlier days and those fans who enjoyed the songs and soundscape of the later Pink Floyd music era. House of Floyd captures the essence of the formative Syd Barrett days, the group era of the 70’s and the final post-Waters tour. 
House of Floyd affords audiences two sets incorporation sound effects, lights, lasers and video projections that include the original, and legendary, backing films used by Pink Floyd. These musicians offer those who never got to experience Pink Floyd the chance to see what made the original shows so extraordinary. 
Come and experience the legendary Pink Floyd in only a way that House of Floyd could reproduce. Door open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now starting at $10 for Dreamcatcher’s Club® members, available only at the Casino Cashier Cage and starting at $20 for non-Dreamcatcher’s Club® members, available at the Casino Cashier Cage or online at JacksonCasino.com. 
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is located at 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson, CA 95642. For more information, call 800-822-9466 or visit JacksonCasino.com.

LOVIN' COUNTRY
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]

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Mother Lode Friends of Music presents:
Piano Recital
Jazz + Classical Fusion Concert featuring Ron Brickman, pianist
Followed by a catered buffet dinner

Sunday, September 29, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Brickman residence, 22021 Highway 26
West Point, CA 

Price of admission per person:  $35
Ticket information:  Advance purchase of tickets is required.  Seating is limited and reservation requests will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. Purchase your tickets in person at Mother Lode Music, Prospect Plaza, Martell (near Safeway), 209- Thanks for supporting the Arts in Amador County!

Arts Education Opportunities

CHINA PAINTING WITH MARGARET ANWAY
NOW IS THE TIME TO PAINT YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFTS.  PAINT ON FINE CHINA OR GLASS.
MARGARET ANWAY HAS DECADES OF EXPERIENCE PAINTING AS WELL AS  TEACHING CHINA AND GLASS PAINTING .  SHE HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN "THE CHINA DECORATOR" MAGAZINE.  SHE IS HAPPY TEACHING BEGINNING ARTISTS AS WELL AS PROFESSIONAL AND IS FLEXIBLE TO YOUR NEEDS.

CLASSES ARE:  TUES MORNINGS 9-12
                           MARGARET ANWAY'S HOUSE 26601 HIGH TREE AVE. PIONEER 95666
                           $7/CLASS

PLEASE CALL MARGARET AT 295-8836 TO SCHEDULE YOUR FIRST CLASS OR IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING THE CLASS.

Petroglyphe Gallery To Host

Indoor Watercolor Workshop for All Levels of Artists 

BACK TO THE FUTURE with Dale Laitinen
November 8-10, 2013
 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
 Petroglyphe Gallery
 8317 Main Street, Mokelumne Hill, CA

In watercolor sometimes the way forward is to step back to the fundamentals. This 3 day workshop concentrates on the basic transparent watercolor techniques, color mixing, and brush handling. At some point in our painting life we need a bit of brushing up. Break old habits and refresh yourself with new ways to use the basics. This workshop is suitable for not only those new to watercolor but also to veteran painters who would like to enhance their skill at this often challenging medium.

Dale Laitinen is best known for his watercolor paintings of the mountains and deserts of the Western United States. He is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West. Laitinen has conducted workshops throughout the United States and in France. He lives and works in Mountain Ranch, California.

Please visit www.gallerypetroglyphe.com/event/workshops for more info and to download the registration form or call 209-286-1387.  The cost is $295 and registration is limited. Petroglype Gallery is located at 8317 Main Street in historic Mokelumne Hill, California, two blocks of of Highway 49, across from the Hotel Legér. The gallery is open Thursdays through Saturdays 11:30 am - 5:30 pm and Sundays 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

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

 Beginning Square Dance Classes start Monday, Sept. 16 in Jackson.
Square dancing is fun, fitness and friendship set to music!  The Jackson Claim Jumpers square dance club will hold beginning square dance classes starting Sept 16, 6:30 pm at the Amador Senior Center on New York Ranch Road, Jackson. Couples, singles and families welcome.The fiirst three classes are free, so come try it out. Questions? Call New Dancer Coordinator Lucy Hackett at 223-4603.

Lucy Hackett
209-223-4603 209-304-5780

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
209-296-4217


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

Fall Art Classes at Children’s Studio
291 Hanford Street. Sutter Creek

Starting on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, classes will be offered Tuesday through Thursday, from 2:30 to 3:30 and 4:00 to 5:00.  

Classes range from one to six students, age 6 to 15.  Topics and art media are selected by children and teacher to fit student interests and experience.

Tuition Fees are $40.00 per month for one student or $60.00 for two children from the same family.  Payment is due on the first meeting of the month.  Scholarships available.

For more information call Pam Sharp, 209-245-3910 or email elshayeb@att.net.


Artist Opportunities

Call for Artists
2013 Holiday Gift Show

In December Hanford St. Gallery in Sutter Creek will present a Holiday Gift Show featuring Fine Art Crafts.

We are looking for work in the following mediums: jewelry, wood, stone, glass, metal, ceramic , fiber art, toys, unscented candles and bath products, and other handmade items.

Please NO drawings, photographs, or paintings except as note/greeting cards in packaged sets.

We will be selling pieces for $100 and below.  Experience shows that sales are best when most items are priced between $15-$65, with the most popular jewelry items selling from $15-$35.

Interested artists should submit descriptions, pricing information and sample photos of their proposed sale items as email attachments to the gallery at: hanfordstgallery@volcano.net  Submission deadline is October 1, 2013.

The gallery will provide small tables (card table size or smaller.)  Hanford St. Gallery operates on a 30% commission, there are no entry fees and selected artists will be notified by October 15 at the latest.  We have no display cases so any locked display must be provided by the artist.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Singers Wanted for 2013 Christmas Cantata - Rehearsals on Weds evenings, listening preview on Oct 23

Adult singers….if you like to sing, consider joining our annual Christmas presentation.

Backed by a 15-piece live orchestra, our annual concerts have included 30-plus community singers….no tryouts…just come have fun! Last year our community based performers had four audience-packed concerts, each concert being approximately 45 minutes long. The program this year consists of original songs interwoven with a few traditional Christmas melodies. We have chosen “The Heart of Christmas” composed by Pepper Choplin and orchestration by Michael Lawrence. It consists of the 8 songs (with narration between songs) and styling that includes a blues, waltz style, ballads, and even a hoe-down with fiddles…!

Directing the music once again will be Steve Chambers, who also directs the Amador County Concert Band. According to Steve, “This year’s music is especially fun and uplifting; I know everyone involved will enjoy it immensely as well as our audiences”.

Rehearsals begin with a performance listening preview on Oct. 23 at 7pm at Faith Lutheran Church on Hwy 88 in Pioneer. Faith Lutheran is sponsoring the music purchase and rehearsal space; one of the three performances will be at the church. Rehearsals thereafter will be every Wednesday night from 7-8:30pm at this location as well.

Performances will be the weekend of Dec. 21 and 22, all daytime presentations. This year, we would like to increase our choir size to 40-50 voices; men are especially needed and encouraged! Come listen to a recorded performance on Oct. 23 to see how much fun this music is.  Please contact the church office or leave a message at 295-4545 so that we have an idea of how many music books to have on hand for the preview listening session!

Mother Lode Friends of Music Season Calendar 2013-2014



Dracula Flies into Amador County! Only three performances - Oct 18-20



Jackson, CA  (October 2, 2013) – In 1938, Orson Welles decided the stage was not a big enough audience, and produced the first live radio show, featuring the Mercury Theatre On The Air, in their rendition of Dracula.  This October, Main Street Theatre Works (MSTW) is re-creating this radio classic with a live stage production. This limited-engagement fundraiser for the company will have two evening performances ~ Friday and Saturday, October 18th and 19h at the Native Sons Hall in Sutter Creek, CA. Doors open at 7:15pm for dessert, show starts at 8:00pm. There will also be a matinee performance on Sunday, October 20th. Doors open at 1:15pm for dessert, show starts at 2:00pm. Tickets for this fundraising event are $25 each and include a dessert, your choice of coffee or tea, and the show. Friday and Saturday night there will be a no-host wine/beer bar.

MSTW is coming off a successful summer season at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre, where patrons enjoyed two great plays ~ The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Sherlock’s Last Case. For our October event, we’re setting things in a more intimate environment, perfect to relive the golden age of radio, complete with live sound effects. Dracula was the first episode of the American radio drama anthology series, performed by the Mercury Theatre Players, directed and narrated by little known actor and future filmmaker, Orson Welles. The episode was an adaptation of the novel, condensed into a 60-minute broadcast. Under the direction of Allen Pontes, who directed and starred as Orson in last year’s production of The War of the Worlds, MSTW’s production will adhere to the same time constraints, same script and live sound effects, just the way Orson would want it.

MSTW’s re-creation of Orson Welles “Mercury Theatre On The Air” broadcast of Dracula will feature many of your favorite MSTW actors, including Allen Pontes as Orson Welles, as well as Scott Adams, David Campfield, Richard Williams and Julie Anchor. Join us for a fun flashback to the days when people “watched” their radios, and sound effects didn’t come from a computer. Come watch how the magic is really made and support Main Street Theatre Works at this fall fundraiser.

For more information and to purchase tickets to this Limited Engagement Event, visit the MSTW website at www.mstw.org, or Hein & Company on Main Street, Jackson. This event is sure to sell out, so get your tickets early.

Performance Dates and Times

Friday and Saturday Evening Performances
Friday and Saturday, October 18th and 19h
Doors open at 7:15pm for dessert, show starts at 8:00pm

Sunday Matinee Performance
October 20th only
Doors open at 1:15pm for dessert, show starts at 2:00pm

Ticket Prices
$25 per person

Tickets available through:
On-line at www.mstw.org
Hein & Company, 204 Main St., Jackson, CA

Location
Native Sons Hall
56 Main Street, Sutter Creek, CA

For more information, please visit our website at


Thursday, September 19, 2013

We Heart The Arts - AmadorArts Udate

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

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Winefest 2013 Tickets now on Sale!
Saturday November 9th
Tickets and information available at www.amadorarts.org


Amador Artist Open Studios
September 21 and 22, 2013
10 AM to 4 PM
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Come September, enjoy a get-away weekend in Amador County combining a glimpse into artists’ lives with picturesque scenery and small-town charm.  Experience the richness and variety of the county’s artistic talent while driving along winding roads, over streams and through vineyards and forests. 

For the sixth year, the Amador County Artists Association (ACAA) is sponsoring the Artists Open Studios tour.  Visit 14 different locations featuring 27 artists.  Participating will be painters, photographers, fiber artists, and jewelers along with artists working in ceramics, gourds, collage, sculpture and more.  At this FREE tour you will be able to enjoy demonstrations, inquire about an artist’s work, collect unique masterpieces and even get a chance to WIN a piece of artwork at the Artists’ Raffle.   

At Rollingwood Clubhouse in Jackson artworks donated by each artist for the raffle will be on display. Tickets will be available for $1 each or 6 for $5.  Each item has its own box in which to place your tickets.  The drawing will take place at 4 PM on September 22; you need not be present to win.  All proceeds support the Amador County Artists Association’s Scholarship Program and Annual Student Art Show.  .   

The FREE full-color map/brochure will help you make the most of your studio tour.  After August 15, maps will be available throughout the county at libraries, visitor centers and art galleries.  You can also find them at Hein & Co.in Jackson, Clark’s Corner in Ione, Susan’s Place in Sutter Creek, and Upcountry Hardware in Pine Grove.  Maps and information can also be found at the ACAA website www.amadorcountyartists.org or by calling 209-296-1779 or 209-295-4667.  This year’s benefactors are The Amador County Arts Council, Gallery 10, Mother Lode Printing, Hanford Street Gallery, and Steve Holler.


Galleries

AmadorArts Gallery   - “Evolution of the Photographer” - a Retrospective of Laura Mah’s photographic explorations over the last 20 years. Her popular hand-colored scenes of Amador County are a marriage of her favorites -- black and white film, the darkroom and hand coloring techniques, along with digital darkroom finishing.  The results are beautiful ethereal scenes of the Gold Country.
Attempted hours of AmadorArts gallery are 9-2, Mon, Tuesday, Thurs. Fri. & Saturdays 1-4pm. 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  - All Things Mechanical by Sharon Galligan.  This well known artist and longtime member of the Board of Directors of AmadorArts has painted fields and flowers for years. But more recently she has taken up the challenge of looking closely at the wheels and gears that help our world go around.  Her tightly framed watercolors achieve a sense of the abstract through acute observation and realistic rendering.  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  - Original contemporary works of art in oil, acrylic, watercolor, glass, ceramic, metal and jewelry. Also on display, are limited edition bronze sculptures and copper plate etchings.  The gallery is gearing up for a major one month show called “Personal Petroglyphs” which opens Oct. 5 and will feature works of a Southwest focus by Pam Findleton and Dale Laitinen. 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.  

 Little City Studio & Gallery  - 
Call Carol - 209-267-9189 Hours: Fri, Sat, Sun 10-5   14180 Main St., Amador City, CA 95601

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    Stella Stevens - Stella's watercolor works are highly regarded by wildlife and art experts alike. What distinguishes the work is her unique capacity to capture the soul of the animal and its anatomical . Come meet Stella at the Art Trek reception Saturday, Sept. 7, 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 -  Unique Art by Unique People - ArCreations is a non-profit program whereby artists with developmental disabilities can create, exhibit and sell their art.  These artists have been showing their work at the Sutter Creek Gallery for some time and will be the gallery’s artists of the month for September.  Each artist explores and develops his or her own personal vision utilizing various media including watercolor, paper collage, jewelry, painted tiles, scarves and more.  Artworks include a card explaining the choice of subject, often with a quote by the artist. To honor these artists, a reception will be held Sept. 7th from 4-7 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.

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, SEPTEMBER 20 

JOE BELLAMY
plays the keyboard at The Lone Wolf, upstairs at the Jackson Rancheria Casino. 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 
The Lone Wolf Restaurant & Lounge features luxury and comfort combined with approachable entrees focused on local quality ingredients and precise execution. The lounge offers fine liqueurs and spirits, a great variety of California wines and an extensive lounge menu. Enjoy comfortable indoor or veranda seating, and find out what the wolf is howling about. Lone Wolf proudly brews and serves an exclusive blend of coffee from Napa Coffee Roasting Company. Lounge open Wednesday through Sunday at 4 p.m. Dining Room open: Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dining Room closed Monday & Tuesday


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

JOE BELLAMY
plays the keyboard at The Lone Wolf, upstairs at the Jackson Rancheria Casino. 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. 
The Lone Wolf Restaurant & Lounge features luxury and comfort combined with approachable entrees focused on local quality ingredients and precise execution. The lounge offers fine liqueurs and spirits, a great variety of California wines and an extensive lounge menu. Enjoy comfortable indoor or veranda seating, and find out what the wolf is howling about. Lone Wolf proudly brews and serves an exclusive blend of coffee from Napa Coffee Roasting Company. Lounge open Wednesday through Sunday at 4 p.m. Dining Room open: Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dining Room closed Monday & Tuesday

DARCEL HUNTER
Darcel and Pat 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Darcel and Pat are 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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

OVER THE EDGE
ADAM GOTTSTEIN, DAVE HOLOB AND JOE BELLAMY
Wilderotter Vineyards ~ Shenandoah Valley 
Over the Edge happily returns to Wilderotter Winery... festivities, music, food and wine.
For more information, The award winning wines from this vineyard stand out among the great wines from our county.  See you there!


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

AN EVENING WITH HOUSE OF FLOYD
JACKSON, CA- Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort welcomes House of Floyd to our Grand Oak Ballroom on Saturday, September 28
Over the past five years, House of Floyd has been performing the music of Pink Floyd, and has gained a strong following for their unique ability to enthuse both the hard-core fans from Pink Floyd’s earlier days and those fans who enjoyed the songs and soundscape of the later Pink Floyd music era. House of Floyd captures the essence of the formative Syd Barrett days, the group era of the 70’s and the final post-Waters tour. 
House of Floyd affords audiences two sets incorporation sound effects, lights, lasers and video projections that include the original, and legendary, backing films used by Pink Floyd. These musicians offer those who never got to experience Pink Floyd the chance to see what made the original shows so extraordinary. 
Come and experience the legendary Pink Floyd in only a way that House of Floyd could reproduce. Door open at 6 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now starting at $10 for Dreamcatcher’s Club® members, available only at the Casino Cashier Cage and starting at $20 for non-Dreamcatcher’s Club® members, available at the Casino Cashier Cage or online at JacksonCasino.com. 
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort is located at 12222 New York Ranch Road, Jackson, CA 95642. For more information, call 800-822-9466 or visit JacksonCasino.com.

LOVIN' COUNTRY
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]


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Mother Lode Friends of Music presents:
Piano Recital
Jazz + Classical Fusion Concert featuring Ron Brickman, pianist
Followed by a catered buffet dinner

Sunday, September 29, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Brickman residence, 22021 Highway 26
West Point, CA 

Price of admission per person:  $35
Ticket information:  Advance purchase of tickets is required.  Seating is limited and reservation requests will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. Purchase your tickets in person at Mother Lode Music, Prospect Plaza, Martell (near Safeway), 209-223-4323.


Arts Education Opportunities

CHINA PAINTING WITH MARGARET ANWAY
NOW IS THE TIME TO PAINT YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFTS.  PAINT ON FINE CHINA OR GLASS.
MARGARET ANWAY HAS DECADES OF EXPERIENCE PAINTING AS WELL AS  TEACHING CHINA AND GLASS PAINTING .  SHE HAS BEEN PUBLISHED IN "THE CHINA DECORATOR" MAGAZINE.  SHE IS HAPPY TEACHING BEGINNING ARTISTS AS WELL AS PROFESSIONAL AND IS FLEXIBLE TO YOUR NEEDS.

CLASSES ARE:  TUES MORNINGS 9-12
                           MARGARET ANWAY'S HOUSE 26601 HIGH TREE AVE. PIONEER 95666
                           $7/CLASS

PLEASE CALL MARGARET AT 295-8836 TO SCHEDULE YOUR FIRST CLASS OR IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING THE CLASS.

Petroglyphe Gallery To Host

Indoor Watercolor Workshop for All Levels of Artists 

BACK TO THE FUTURE with Dale Laitinen
November 8-10, 2013
 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
 Petroglyphe Gallery
 8317 Main Street, Mokelumne Hill, CA

In watercolor sometimes the way forward is to step back to the fundamentals. This 3 day workshop concentrates on the basic transparent watercolor techniques, color mixing, and brush handling. At some point in our painting life we need a bit of brushing up. Break old habits and refresh yourself with new ways to use the basics. This workshop is suitable for not only those new to watercolor but also to veteran painters who would like to enhance their skill at this often challenging medium.

Dale Laitinen is best known for his watercolor paintings of the mountains and deserts of the Western United States. He is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and Watercolor West. Laitinen has conducted workshops throughout the United States and in France. He lives and works in Mountain Ranch, California.

Please visit www.gallerypetroglyphe.com/event/workshops for more info and to download the registration form or call 209-286-1387.  The cost is $295 and registration is limited. Petroglype Gallery is located at 8317 Main Street in historic Mokelumne Hill, California, two blocks of of Highway 49, across from the Hotel Legér. The gallery is open Thursdays through Saturdays 11:30 am - 5:30 pm and Sundays 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

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

 Beginning Square Dance Classes start Monday, Sept. 16 in Jackson.
Square dancing is fun, fitness and friendship set to music!  The Jackson Claim Jumpers square dance club will hold beginning square dance classes starting Sept 16, 6:30 pm at the Amador Senior Center on New York Ranch Road, Jackson. Couples, singles and families welcome.The fiirst three classes are free, so come try it out. Questions? Call New Dancer Coordinator Lucy Hackett at 223-4603.

Lucy Hackett
209-223-4603 209-304-5780

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
209-296-4217


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

Fall Art Classes at Children’s Studio
291 Hanford Street. Sutter Creek

Starting on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, classes will be offered Tuesday through Thursday, from 2:30 to 3:30 and 4:00 to 5:00.  

Classes range from one to six students, age 6 to 15.  Topics and art media are selected by children and teacher to fit student interests and experience.

Tuition Fees are $40.00 per month for one student or $60.00 for two children from the same family.  Payment is due on the first meeting of the month.  Scholarships available.

For more information call Pam Sharp, 209-245-3910 or email elshayeb@att.net.


Artist Opportunities


Call for Artists
2013 Holiday Gift Show

In December Hanford St. Gallery in Sutter Creek will present a Holiday Gift Show featuring Fine Art Crafts.

We are looking for work in the following mediums: jewelry, wood, stone, glass, metal, ceramic , fiber art, toys, unscented candles and bath products, and other handmade items.

Please NO drawings, photographs, or paintings except as note/greeting cards in packaged sets.

We will be selling pieces for $100 and below.  Experience shows that sales are best when most items are priced between $15-$65, with the most popular jewelry items selling from $15-$35.

Interested artists should submit descriptions, pricing information and sample photos of their proposed sale items as email attachments to the gallery at: hanfordstgallery@volcano.net  Submission deadline is October 1, 2013.

The gallery will provide small tables (card table size or smaller.)  Hanford St. Gallery operates on a 30% commission, there are no entry fees and selected artists will be notified by October 15 at the latest.  We have no display cases so any locked display must be provided by the artist.

Community Theatre

Wendell Martin performs "An Evening with Mark Twain"    

Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 8:00 pm 
$12 adv / $14 day of show

Amador County resident Wendell Martin's unique interpretation of Twain emphasizes the storytelling expertise of the beloved writer, capturing the same loose rhythm that has become a Twain trademark. He weaves each tale as if he were telling a story that he fully expects everyone to believe. Martin, dressed in customary white suit, plays Twain as a 70-year-old, speaking in a slow, gruff, whiskey-soaked drawl, relating the foibles and follies of his fellow man. 

Thanks for supporting the Arts in Amador County!
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