Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Super Prizes Offered at Live Auction during 16th Annual Winefest

Unique experiences and exclusive parties will be among the five super prizes up for bid in a Live Auction to be held during the November 9th Winefest in the Sutter Creek Auditorium.  Starting at 4:30 pm guests will still stroll 23 Main Street shops to taste different Amador wines, but when they return to the auditorium at 7:00 pm for dessert samplings, they will have a chance to bid on not only 200 silent auction items of art, wine and packages, but partake in a quick, but lively Live Auction led by auctioneer Kam Merzlak, a popular Amador businessman and photographer.

This will be the 16th annual Winefest, the biggest fundraiser of the year for AmadorArts which puts the arts into local classrooms. This year their arts education programs will serve over 1,400 school children and adults with disabilities. Already, local wineries, businesses, individuals and 30 artists have donated items with an estimated total value of $8,000 to the event.  In the silent auction there’s something for everyone, from golf to game tickets to fine wine and fine art. The live auction, which begins at 7:30 pm will feature a Santa Cruz vacation package including two-nights lodging at Seascape; a Home Martini Party for 12; a fabulous painting by an award-winning, world renowned artist Howard Rees;  a Posh Progressive Dinner Party for 10 in Sutter Creek; a 2-hour sightseeing flight over the foothills; and a private tour and tasting at the new Amador Distillery in Jackson.

On the heels of last year’s success, the Mystery Wine Sale will also be held in the auditorium. Bottles of wine valued at a minimum of $20 will be wrapped to keep their labels hidden. Pay $20 and you receive a surprise: it might be worth $50! Adding to the festivities will be the music of guitarist Herb Boxhorn and saxophonist Klaudia Promessi.  Also, enjoy samplings of desserts from TCL (aka The Chocolate Lady), Taste, Guilty Indulgence, and Blue Moon Café. The Silent Auctions will beckon, but remember, they close at different times—Art at 7:20, Miscellaneous at 7:45; Wine at 8:00 pm

Advance tickets are $25 each. By using a credit card through www.amadorarts.org your printed PayPal receipt will be your ticket to save time at the Sutter Creek Auditorium’s check-in. Starting at 4:00 pm tickets can be purchased for $30 the day of the event at the auditorium, beautifully decorated, where guests pick up their wine glass, wristband and tasting map. 

Buy advance tickets at: Amador Council of Tourism Office in Sutter Hill; Sutter Creek Wine Tasting Shop; Clarks Corner in Ione, Dr.Curry's Dental Office in Plymouth, and Up Country Hardware in Pine Grove.

Winefest is more than just a fun time. It benefits the Arts Education programs that the local arts agency presents at no cost in a dozen schools and in the community, including art classes given by local artists for all 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, performing arts experiences by the B Street Theatre Company, after-school arts for junior high students, and classes for challenged adults. AmadorArts is a non-profit organization that has been serving the county for 31 years.

For more information visit www.amadorarts.org or phone 209-267-9038.



Monday, October 28, 2013

Gallery 10's Featured Artist for November Presents Annie Hughes: "The Hidden Years" - Sat Nov 2


Annie Hughes' life as an artist began in 1968. Her experiences over the past forty-five years have all influenced her creative endeavors. Ms. Hughes' inspiration for her featured show in November stems from some old sketch books and journals she discovered on a shelf. These treasures reflect a period from 1988 to 1992 when most of her time was consumed by beginning teaching, raising a son and earning a masters degree. As she poured through these drawings and stories her artistic creativity was stimulated to produce a new series of paintings reflecting stories never before disclosed.

Annie's show, The Hidden Years is a reflection of these experiences through watercolors and gouache. Her new works show how a creative spirit was kept alive and inspired by many events over a four year span which culminated in having the perfect home and  art studio of her dreams. In 1993 Ms. Hughes love of art took another turn when she became a member of the California Arts Project which led to her becoming a California artist after having arrived here from Tennessee.  Twenty years later the artist welcomes you to sample a unique time of her life.

Come and meet Annie at a reception in her honor on Saturday, November 2, at Gallery 10 in Sutter Creek from 2-4 p.m. The opportunity to discuss and experience art reflecting this special time in her life will be most enlightening. Annie's creations will be on display for the entire month of November. Gallery 10 is located at 15 Eureka Street in Sutter Creek. It is open from Thursday to Monday from 11:00 - 5:00 and sometimes on Wednesday. For  further information, call the Gallery at 209- 267-0203 or check out the website: www.gallery10suttercreek.com.

"Fish Who Loves Sweaters"

































"Chair for the Linguist

































"Two Hearts Go Walking"































Monday, October 21, 2013

Little City Studio & Gallery: Fibre Artists featured on November 2


Mother Lode Friends of Music features the works of Beethoven, works by French composer Chausson - Sun Nov 10



The Mother Lode Friends of Music, the regional organization of classical music performance, opens its 2013-2014 season of chamber music on Sunday, November 10, starting at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 14050 Ridge Road, in Sutter Creek. Supported by its membership base, the Friends of Music offers these concerts free-of-charge to music-lovers everywhere.

The program features the String Quartet in E flat, Opus 74, nicknamed “The Harp,”of Ludvig van Beethoven. The work, composed in the composer’s middle period and following many of the same features as his Fifth Symphony, is one of the most popular of the composer’s sixteen works for the ensemble. Its nickname derives from the pizzicato (plucked string) sections of the first movement, reminiscent of a harp.

In the second half of the program, the string quartet joins concert violinist Corina Stoian and pianist Ron Brickman in a performance of the Concerto for Solo Violin, Piano, and String Quartet of late-nineteenth century French composer Ernest Chausson. The lushly romantic composition is unique in the chamber music repertoire with virtuoso parts for the solo violin and piano, with an accompaniment of only four instruments instead of full orchestra. Given its demands on all players, the work is rarely performed.

Players in the string quartet include Heather Mastel-Lipson, making her debut with the Friends of Music.

She recently was awarded a Master’s degree in violin performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she was concertmaster of the Conservatory orchestra. The other three members of the ensemble are veteran players of the Friends of Music, now all making their home in the San Francisco
Bay Area, where they are in high demand as chamber musicians and orchestra players: Randall Fisher, violin, Raphael Gold, viola, and Russ Bartoli, cello.

Romanian-born violinist Corina Stoian continues to thrill local audiences with her electric performances as soloist, chamber musician, and concertmaster of the Friends of Music Orchestra. In addition to leading the orchestra in last spring’s concert of music devoted to composer Jean Sibelius, Stoian recently performed the first violin part of the demanding Octet for Strings and Winds of Franz Schubert.

For further information, go to the Friends of Music’s web site, www.mlfm.org  or call 209-293-4227.

Friday, October 18, 2013

We Heart the Arts! AmadorArts Update



Galleries

AmadorArts Gallery   - Abtracts by Karen Hale.  Her contemporary, mixed media paintings can be found throughout the world in private collections and commercial enterprises because the paintings add a luxurious and sophisticated impact to any room in which they hang. A reception will be held at the gallery on Saturday, October 5th, 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  - “Mad Brad Returns”  - Brad Devereaux’s  paints might be laid down on a stretched canvas or just as likely on something constructed from scraps found around his workshop/studio.  The bright colors and wild patterns eventually resolve into something you recognize, or not. His work is designed to evoke a response from the viewer. Opening October 3rd at the Hanford St. Gallery in Sutter Creek, the show will run through October 27.  There will be a reception for the artist on Oct. 5th from 4 to 7pm as part of the Amador 1st Saturday Art Trek.  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  - “Personal Petroglyphs: Two Painters’ Journey in the Desert Southwest”  A show of over 40 recent works by Pam Findleton and Dale Laitinen. On Oct. 5, there will be Artist Demos 3-5 pm; Opening Reception 6—9 pm. The exhibit will continue through Nov. 10. Hours”  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  - 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! To avoid construction, enter Amador City from the direction of Sutter Creek and park at the large south parking lot.  Need info? Call Carol - 209-267-9189 Hours: Fri, Sat, Sun 10-5   14180 Main St., Amador City, CA 95601

Gallery 10    Jerry Kidd: “Half the Sky”  - An exhibit of works that are the artist’s outcry against misogyny, abuse of women, and and sexual enslavement of children.  Kidd’s show is in support of Operation Care which sponsors Domestic Violence Awareness during the month of October.  Meet Jerry Kidd at the Art Trek reception Saturday, Oct. 5 between 2 and 4 pm. at Gallery 10, 15 Eureka Street in Sutter Creek.  The show continues through October. Gallery is open Thursday through Monday from 11:00 - 5:00 p.m.   www.gallery10suttercreek.com.   209-267-0203.

Sutter Creek Gallery -  October’s featured artist is Loretta Armstrong whose loose, colorful and fun paintings in a style called “Whimsical Toons” are free and happy.  These images, which are pulled out of her head and transferred onto canvas, feature twisted and turned lines with lots of color and texture.  Her “inner child” shines through in this fun style which has drawn an enthusiastic following.   Spend some time with the artist at a reception on Saturday, October 5, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., as part of the region’s First Saturday Art Trek.  Armstrong is one of 30 artists exhibiting at the gallery located in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street The ours are Wednesday and Thursday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For additional information, call 209-267-0228 or email suttercreekgallery@gmail.com.  

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.

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.

Music Events

Sunday, November 10, 2013, 2 pm.  
Chamber music concert of the Mother Lode Friends of Music.  Beethoven’s String Quartet opus 74 “The Harp” with guest artists from the San Francisco Bay Area.  They are joined by concert violinist Corina Stoian and pianist Ron Brickman in the Concerto for Solo Violin, Piano and String Quartet of Ernest Chausson.  Free admission.  Church of the Nazarene, 14050 Ridge Road, Sutter Creek.  Call 209-293-4227 or go to www.mlfm.org for more information.

For a Complete Schedule of Music Events in Amador County please fo to Amador Student Music Fund



Arts Education Opportunities


HUBArts After School Program 
Kicks Off Today!
3pm at the HUB, 206 Main Street Jackson


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

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.


Community Theatre

Dracula Flies into Amador County 
Main Street Theatre Works presents the Live Radio Show of “Dracula” 
for 3 Performances Only!
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 www.mstw.org


Artist Announcement:
Katherine Venturelli’s artist book "Lunar Calculations" is included in the newly released publication, "500 Handmade Books, Volume 2", 2013, Lark Crafts, an imprint of Sterling Publishing Co.  
Congratulations Katherine!

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

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

MSTW Presents: Dracula: A Live Radio Show - Oct 18-20

Just a reminder that this coming weekend is Main Street Theatre Works Fall fundraiser - Dracula (a live re-creation of the Orson Welles Mercury Theatre on the Air radio broadcast).
Great fun watching the actors play multiple roles and make all their own sound effects.
The show includes a dessert bar with coffee and tea, and on Fri. and Sat. night, a no host wine and beer bar.  See the attached for times and where to get your tickets.  Your support is what keeps MSTW alive and well.  Thanks!

www.mstw.org

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Needlepoint tapestry artist Anje Olmstead is Sutter Creek Gallery's featured artist in November



Needlepoint tapestry artist Anje Olmstead will be featured at the Sutter Creek Gallery for the month of November. She has worked as a needlepoint designer for well-known needle art companies such as JB Designs, Star Needle Arts, and Peking Handcraft.

The November show will be held in conjunction with two other local galleries. “Painting in Fabric” will feature Merle Axelrad, Joan Schulze, Alice Beasley and others at Hanford Street Gallery in Sutter Creek. At the Little City Studio and Gallery in Amador City, textile art by Carol

Sethre, Maureen Teel and Sandy Wagner will be on display. Olmstead began as a custom needlepoint designer for Le Ann’s Needlepoint and Yarn Shop in Sacramento in the late 1970s and 1980s. She then branched out over the next 25 years to become a well-known national and international designer of hand-painted needlepoint canvases as well as stitched and finished pieces carried by Peking Handicraft. Her current work is adapted both from her own photographs and watercolors created while on road trips.

Sutter Creek Gallery invites you to spend some time with the artist at a reception on Saturday, November 2, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., as part of the region’s First Saturday Art Trek. Anje Olmstead is one of 30 artists exhibiting at the gallery located in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street. The gallery is open Wednesday and Thursday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and

Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information, call 209-267-0228 or email suttercreekgallery@gmail.com.





Friday, October 4, 2013

Vocal Workshop offered by Marian Marsh - Sat Oct 19


Student artist Rose Brennan featured at Sutter Creek Gallery during Sutter Creek's Ladies' Night on October 12


Rose Brennan is a sophomore in high school and a very accomplished artist for one so young. As part of Sutter Creek’s Ladies Night, the Sutter Creek Gallery will be featuring  the art of this 16-year-old. Rose’s preferred painting medium is acrylics, although she also enjoys using graphite and charcoal. Other than a few school art classes, she is self-taught having learned by observing and experimenting. “I started drawing as soon as I learned to hold a pencil,” she says, and “the inspiration for each drawing almost always comes from my imagination.”

Come join us on October 12 to meet this talented young artist. Sutter Creek Gallery is located at 35 Main Street. For additional information, call 209-267-0228 or email suttercreekgallery.com.

“The thought of ceasing to create works of art in my life” says Rose, “has never even crossed my mind. I intend to continue to paint and draw, learning new things with every  masterpiece. I hope one day I’ll become a successful artist, but even if I don’t, art will
always be my favorite hobby.”




"We Heart the Arts" - Amador Arts Council Update



1st Saturday Art Trek for October 5 will Feature a New Set of Artists Whose Works Can Be Seen for the Entire Month of October.
Notable for your free gallery-hopping fun on October 5th will be the following artists:  Karen Hale in AmadorArts Gallery;  Brad Devereaux in Hanford St. Gallery; Jerry Kidd in Gallery 10; Loretta Armstrong in the Sutter Creek Gallery; and Pam Findleton and Dale Laitinen in Moke Hill’s Petroglyphe Gallery. 

The monthly 1st Saturday Art Treks are scheduled from 1:00 – 6:00 pm. Usually the receptions are from 4-6 pm, but some last ‘til 7 pm or later. Going on the Trek is FREE, a time to have fun seeing what ten galleries are currently exhibiting. There might be an artist's reception, cookies and punch, wine and cheese, music, or simply staying open a little longer. A map of Art Trek galleries can be viewed at www.amadorarts.org.  

These are the participating 1st Saturday Art Trek galleries, with descriptions of what some of them are featuring for the month of October: 
AmadorArts Gallery   - Abtracts by Karen Hale.  Her contemporary, mixed media paintings can be found throughout the world in private collections and commercial enterprises because the paintings add a luxurious and sophisticated impact to any room in which they hang. A reception will be held at the gallery on Saturday, October 5th, 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  - “Mad Brad Returns”  - Brad Devereaux’s  paints might be laid down on a stretched canvas or just as likely on something constructed from scraps found around his workshop/studio.  The bright colors and wild patterns eventually resolve into something you recognize, or not. His work is designed to evoke a response from the viewer. Opening October 3rd at the Hanford St. Gallery in Sutter Creek, the show will run through October 27.  There will be a reception for the artist on Oct. 5th from 4 to 7pm as part of the Amador 1st Saturday Art Trek.  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  - “Personal Petroglyphs: Two Painters’ Journey in the Desert Southwest”  A show of over 40 recent works by Pam Findleton and Dale Laitinen. On Oct. 5, there will be Artist Demos 3-5 pm; Opening Reception 6—9 pm. The exhibit will continue through Nov. 10. Hours”  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  - 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! To avoid construction, enter Amador City from the direction of Sutter Creek and park at the large south parking lot.  Need info? Call Carol - 209-267-9189 Hours: Fri, Sat, Sun 10-5   14180 Main St., Amador City, CA 95601


Gallery 10    Jerry Kidd: “Half the Sky”  - An exhibit of works that are the artist’s outcry against misogyny, abuse of women, and and sexual enslavement of children.  Kidd’s show is in support of Operation Care which sponsors Domestic Violence Awareness during the month of October.  Meet Jerry Kidd at the Art Trek reception Saturday, Oct. 5 between 2 and 4 pm. at Gallery 10, 15 Eureka Street in Sutter Creek.  The show continues through October. Gallery is open Thursday through Monday from 11:00 - 5:00 p.m.   www.gallery10suttercreek.com.   209-267-0203.

Sutter Creek Gallery -  October’s featured artist is Loretta Armstrong whose loose, colorful and fun paintings in a style called “Whimsical Toons” are free and happy.  These images, which are pulled out of her head and transferred onto canvas, feature twisted and turned lines with lots of color and texture.  Her “inner child” shines through in this fun style which has drawn an enthusiastic following.   Spend some time with the artist at a reception on Saturday, October 5, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., as part of the region’s First Saturday Art Trek.  Armstrong is one of 30 artists exhibiting at the gallery located in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street The ours are Wednesday and Thursday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  For additional information, call 209-267-0228 or email suttercreekgallery@gmail.com.  

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.


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
For a Complete Schedule of Music Events in Amador County please go to Amador Student Music Fund


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

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

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.


Community Theatre

Don't Miss Amador Performing Arts Department's Broadway Dinner Saturday October 19th at the Immaculate Conception Hall at 6:30pm.  
For reservations call 267 0108


Main Street Theatre Works presents the Live Radio Show of “Dracula” for 3 Performances Only!

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 www.mstw.org

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