Tuesday, November 26, 2013

1st Saturday Art Trek will feature new artists on December 7

1st Saturday Art Trek for December 7 will Feature a New Set of Artists Whose Works Can Be Seen for the Entire Month of December.

Notable for your free gallery-hopping fun on December 7th is that many galleries are having special holiday exhibits, such as the Hanford St. Gallery, the AmadorArts Gallery, the Fine Eye Gallery and at the Little City Studio and 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 December :
AmadorArts Gallery   - “Unique Jewelry” by eight local artists.  Just in time for holiday gift-giving, all work will be between $25 and $99; some even a bit less! One commonality of the artists is the enjoyment  of experimenting with different materials and then, developing their own flair.  Artists are Karen Crane, Roberta Hughes, Donna Lynn Keever, Kathy Martinez, Gayle Mayhew, Marie Martz-Mort, Edie Schembri, and Carolene Wiser. A reception will be held at the gallery on Saturday, December 7th from 4-6 pm, coinciding with the Art Trek.  Attempted hours of AmadorArts gallery are 9-2, Mon, Tuesday, Thurs. Fri.; and 1-4 pm Saturdays and Sundays in December.  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
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Carolene Wiser is one of eight artists whose jewelry will be for sale at AmadorArts Gallery

Hanford St. Gallery  -   Holiday Gift Show - Fine Art Crafts by 20 artists.  With everything priced under $100, this is the perfect opportunity to find that unique gift at an affordable price.  From ceramics to tea towels and wood boxes to beeswax candles this irresistible collection offers something for everyone. Hanford St. Gallery located at 291 Hanford St. (next to the Days Inn) in Sutter Creek is open Thursday thru Sunday from 11am to 5pm and the show will run through Sunday, Dec. 22.  There will be a reception for the artists on Saturday December 7th from 4 to 7pm and you are invited to join the festivities as part of the Amador 1st Saturday Art Trek. 209.267.8074. www.hanfordstgallery.com
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Many gift ideas at Hanford St. Gallery

 Little City Studio & Gallery  - A kaleidoscope of lovely handmade artsy gifts. Jewelry, scarves, artwork, woven goods, textile art, pottery, craft items, cards - all colorfully displayed in our beautiful old brick shop. Consignment clothing as well, for your sartorial splendor! Everything at very reasonable prices. 
Come by on Sat, Dec. 7th for their special Art Trek reception!  Open Fri, Sat, and Sun from 10-5. 14180 Main St., Amador City, CA 95601 209-267-9189

Gallery 10  - Ted Smith, Abstract Paintings. See his most recent works, done in oil, acrylic and watercolor media, which will be on display at Gallery 10 throughout December.  These are large, brilliantly colored canvasses that portray what the viewer wishes to imagine. A reception honoring Ted will be held on Saturday, December 7 at Gallery 10 on 15 Eureka Street in Sutter Creek between 2 pm  and 4 pm. The public is invited to meet the artist while enjoying light refreshments from Susan’s Place. The Gallery is open Thursday – Monday from 11:00 – 5:00. It will also be open most Wednesdays during December. For further information, contact the gallery at 209-657-0203 or visit the website at www.gallery10suttercreek.com

Sutter Creek Gallery -  You’re sure to find something just right in this cooperative gallery of 30 artists. Located in the heart of Sutter Creek at 35 Main Street,  spend some time with some of the artists at a reception on Saturday, Dec. 7th, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., as part of the First Saturday Art Trek.  Hours 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.  www.suttercreekgallery.com

Fine Eye GalleryGather ‘Round” - The holiday season is celebrated here with a selection of hand-made platters, plates and cups from California-based ceramic artists. Mary Camin and Margaret Grisz-Dow have each created a collection for the Fine Eye with graceful, garden-themed designs while Suki Diamond’s works feature jaunty animals. Ross Spangler, Kim McCarthy and Thomas Post have contributed colorful graphic forms. Bonnie Belt’s equestrian and floral motifs punctuate her ultra-functional wares. Cheryl Constantini is known for her work that blends the traditions of Asian pottery with contemporary flair. Also featured are the oil paintings of Ashland, OR artist, Linda Lamore.  Gallery Hours: 10:30am – 5:30pm Daily. Fine Eye Holiday Open House:  December 6 & 7, 2013. 71 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685 www.fineeye.com  or call 209-267-0571.
 
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Stylish cups by Kim McCarthy are featured at the Fine Eye Gallery

Petroglyphe Gallery  - Celebrate the Spirit of the Season at the Annual Christmas Reception on Sunday, December 15th  from 5:00 to 8:00 pm when the works of over 27 artists will be illuminated by a festive holiday atmosphere. Enjoy wine and light appetizers as you discover the wide range of art to inspire your gift-giving.  Visit with many of the gallery’s artists and listen to the live music of guitarist Herb Boxhorn and saxophonist Klaudia Promessi while embracing the warmth of small town Christmas spirit.... 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. 

Sunday, Dec. 15th is the gallery’s annual Christmas Reception


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”  so give the gift of art.

Monday, November 18, 2013

“The Heart of Christmas” celebrates the Christmas Story in song, December 21-22

A 34–member choir and 17-piece orchestra will offer a special musical Christmas story presentation, “The Heart of Christmas”, to be performed in three separate locations the weekend of December 21 and 22.

The first performance will be at St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Parish, 11361 Prospect Drive, Martell on Saturday, December 21 at 1pm.

On Sunday, December 22, the second performance will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 22601 Hwy 88, Pioneer at 10:30am. The third and last presentation will be Sunday December 22 at 3pm at the Ione United Methodist Church, 150 W. Marlette St, Ione.

This one-hour musical program will feature music that will engage and please all ages, including eight original songs by composer/ arranger Pepper Choplin, with orchestra scoring by Michael Lawrence. Performing the cantata this year will be a 51-member community choir and orchestra, led by Amador County Concert Band director Stephen Chambers of Pioneer.

“This is the sixth year we have done one of these special presentations” said Chambers, “and each year the choir and orchestra has grown in numbers. This particular work is a fun and very beautiful cantata with extremely unique writing…you’ll hear new melodies intertwined with some favorite Christmas music….very enjoyable for the listener….and the audience can sing along in a few places if they like…and the composer’s musical styling range from a true hoe-down to gospel blues to a beautiful rock ballad to classical…and more”.  “We are blessed to have so much talent in the area…singers, musicians, and helpers that volunteer their time each year to put together such a wonderful and moving experience…and very grateful also for the churches that have volunteered to host the performances again this year…we can’t wait to perform this special music!”

The performances are free; bring the whole family for this delightful event and enjoy yet another memorable engaging musical experience. Seating is limited, so arrive a few minutes early for good seating. Performances will begin strictly on time!

Contact Faith Lutheran Church at 295-4545 for any further information or if you are interested in participating in the choir!


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Amador Choraliers Present “Christmas Wishes” – December 12, 14 & 15

Whether it is peace on earth, snow on the ground or a special toy from Santa, the holiday season brings forth many Christmas Wishes. The men and women of the Amador Choraliers will put those wishes to song with their 51st Christmas concert series, “Christmas Wishes”. The hope for peace on earth can be heard in classics like “O Holy Night” & “ The First Noel” while “White Christmas’ & “Sleigh Ride” will bring up memories of fun in the snow. And who doesn’t want something new under the tree on Christmas morning? Are you hoping for “A Hippopotamus for Christmas”? Or maybe just “A Perfect Christmas Night”. Whatever your wish, you can find it in song with the Amador Choraliers.
The concert series kicks off at 7:30 pm on Dec. 12th at the Cornerstone Church in Ione, then continues at the beautiful St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Center in Martell on Dec. 14th, at 7:30 pm and Dec. 15th at 3:00 pm. Tickets are just $10.00 and can be purchased at the Amador County Chamber of Commerce on Main Street in Jackson or call 223-0350 to purchase by credit card. Additional tickets may be purchased at the door on a first come, first served basis. Doors open one half hour before concert time. Join us for this holiday tradition and let the Amador Choraliers fulfill a few of your “Christmas Wishes”! For more information call Carole at 743-9258. 




Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Eight Unique Jewelry Artists Featured for AmadorArts Holiday Show & Sale on December 7

The Gallery of AmadorArts in Sutter Creek will be featuring during the month of December “Unique Jewelry” by eight local artists.  Just in time for holiday gift-giving, the show and jewelry sale opens for the 1st Saturday Art Trek on December 7th and will run until the end of December.  All work will be between $25 and $99; some even a bit less! One commonality of the artists is the enjoyment  of experimenting with different materials and then, developing their own flair.  Be sure to stop by the gallery at 11-A Randolph Street any day but Wednesday -- for this Holiday Show the gallery will be open Sundays --to see the displays of these artists: Karen Crane, Roberta Hughes, Donna Lynn Keever, Kathy Martinez, Gayle Mayhew, Marie Martz-Mort, Edie Schembri, and Carolene Wiser.

Karen Crane keeps a large collection of natural crystals and stones, shells and beads that provides a rich palette and allows her to choose colors like an artist. Since 1999, she has developed a unique technique using wire, stones and beads to make colorful pendants, rings and bracelets. Her style continues to evolve, usually in response to special requests from collectors. She sells from her studio in Jackson, at local shows, and on the internet.

Roberta Hughes created a business called Berta's Beautiful Beads and she handcrafts quality costume jewelry in her Sutter Creek workshop, using sterling silver and 14K gold components, as well as Austrian crystal and natural stone beads. She also sells successfully at many jewelry shows throughout California.

Donna Lynn Keever opened an art glass business in 1969 in Marin County and later experimented in dichroic glass which has become a hallmark of her jewelry and which she has sold at art shows for 30 years. Hundreds of different colors and textures are fired in her “hot glass” dichroic-coated earrings, bracelets and pendants. She also works in bronze clay and makes raku beads to create another style of jewelry.
Kathy Martinez, member of what is commonly called the Pit River Tribe, started making and selling California Indian style items in 1996, because she noticed many of the of the pow wows and conferences had very little Native California Indian representation.  She also wanted to let the world know that California Native People still lived.  Her jewelry is mainly contemporary in style and contains Abalone, Pine Nuts, Dentalium and Bear Grass.  She belongs to the Motherlode Storytelling Guild and the Storytelling Association of California. 

Gayle Mayhew lives and works by the slogan, “If it’s not fun, what’s the point?!” She loves the vast colors and textures of stone shards , stick pearls, and the magic that happens when she combines them along with the glass that she makes. You can find her at an Art Show somewhere in Northern California most weekends during the spring and summer. For the AmadorArts show, Lampwork glass heart necklaces will be featured along with pearl and semi precious gemstone earrings and necklaces.
Marie Martz-Mort has worked with several custom jewelers in her nearly 30 years as a bench jeweler specializing in fabrication and design. She also creates using the lost-wax casting technique, hand engraving and resetting and repairs of jewelry. As one of the member-woners of Gallery 10, she regularly exhibits there.
Edie Schembri is known as “ediebeady.”   She started doing beadwork during the beatnik era in New York and has been designing “outside of the box” for over 50 years. Her new love is working with copper, brass and other metals.  She enjoys sharing her knowledge with young people in elementary Schools, AmadorArts after School Program at the HUB, and with the Blue Mountain Coalition for Youth and Families.
Carolene Wiser is a long-time Amador County artist living at a remote setting near Volcano. For the past 15 years, Wiser has been designing pieces that are one-of-a-kind jewelry creations and include materials of gemstones, natural minerals, imported beads and focal pieces, ethnic charms, and mystical totems. 

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.  an Saturdays and Sundays, from 1-4 pm. Best to call first 209- 267-9038. Visit www.amadorarts.org for all the galleries participating in 1st Saturday Art Treks.

PHOTOS BELOW:


Examples of the unique jewelry that will be a part of the Holiday Show and Sale at AmadorArts Gallery in Sutter Creek

Jewelry created by:
Carolene Wiser
Marie Martz-Mort
Karen Crance




Wednesday, November 6, 2013

ArCreations! Gifts of Art Moves to The American Legion Hall on December 7

Unique gifts of arts and crafts created by unique people will be featured at the 2013 ArCreations! event, Saturday, December 7 at the American Legion Hall in Sutter Hill.

Fine art, jewelry, home accents, garden art and gourmet gifts have been created by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at The Arc of Amador and Calaveras. Each artist explores and develops their own personal creativity, empowering them to exhibit and sell art.

ArCreations! is free and everyone is welcome to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and no-host wine while they shop for affordable gifts of art and crafts, beginning at 5 pm. Select pieces will be sold by silent auction, closing at 6 pm.

Members of The Arc are invited to the popular hour of “early bird” shopping from 4 – 5 pm (non-members can join at the door and support The Arc with a $25 individual membership).

ArCreations! is a unique arts education program developed by The Arc of Amador and Calaveras to enhance self-esteem and expression in the people served by The Arc, a local  non-profit organization serving people with intellectual and developmental disabililties in the two counties.

Proceeds from ArCreations! go to the individual artists and to a fund that supports the ArCreations! program at The Arc.

For more information about ArCreations! and The Arc, visit www.arcofamador.org or call The Arc at 267-5978.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Sutter Creek Gallery presents mixed-mediums artist Bobbie Powell for the month of December

Bright colors and heavy textures are the building blocks of Bobbie Powell’s art. She creates using oils, acrylics, inks, watercolor and collage to produce vibrant landscapes, still lifes, and figurative narratives. This multifaceted and award-winning artist will be featured at Sutter Creek Gallery for the month of November.

Powell tells stories with her art. One day she may decide to interpret something from the newspaper and the next day she may be overtaken by inspiration in her garden. Visit her blog, www.dailyartbeast.blogspot.com, where she shares her thoughts and art process. This self-taught artist has learned from some of the best artist-instructors in Placer and Sacramento counties. She has also attended the nationally famous Intensive Studies Seminars in Taos, New Mexico. In addition to showing her work at the Sutter Creek Gallery, Powell is represented by Patris’ Art Gallery and Studio in Sacramento.

Sutter Creek Gallery invites you to spend some time with the artist at a reception on Saturday, December 7, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., as part of the region’s First Saturday Art Trek. Bobbie

Powell 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




Hanford Street Gallery presents four fabric artists for the month of November

Hanford St Gallery presents four fabric artists for the month of November.  Each brings a unique vision and highly evolved technique that will expand your understanding of what can be accomplished in the medium.

Sacramento artist Merle Axelrad works with fabric to produce landscapes of stunning color and texture. Working from composite photographs and sketches, she spends hundreds of hours on each individual image, transforming what has been regarded as a traditional craft into a serious art form through the application of a technique she’s perfected over many years.

Living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area Joan Schulze paints, prints images directly onto cloth, uses glue transfer processes and collage techniques. Her main theme is often surreal compositions combining found and personal images, contrasting beautiful colors with eccentric surfaces. In her artwork the element of surprise in theme and execution has been noted by many critics.

Alice Beasley has been making fabric paintings in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1988.  She uses the ordinary quilter’s tools of commercial fabric and thread to make portraits and vibrant still life compositions. Rather than relying upon templates or photo projections, she prefers to work directly, building a composition in the same manner as a painter working on a canvas. All pieces are cut free-hand from fabric with scissors or rotary cutter, fused and machine appliquéd.

Sandra Poteet came to fabric art in 2002.  Her dramatically textured pieces are, sometimes purely abstract or just as often abstracted scenery.  The blocks of color are reminiscent of paint applied heavily with a palette knife.  Sandra lives and works in the Grass Valley/Nevada City area.

Courtesy of Victorian Closet in Amador City and by way of contrast we will be showing samples of lacework from centuries past when a woman's art was confined to the home and her own adornment.

To further expand your Fiber Arts experience in November our friends at the Sutter Creek Gallery will be featuring needlepoint work by Angie Olmstead and Little City Studio in Amador City will have Carol Sethre's hand woven creations - rugs, shawls, scarves - produced in the gallery.  In addition a group of Textile Association Artists are featured at the Shenandoah Vineyards Art Gallery "Fall Fiber Art Show" through Jan 2014.

Opening October 31 the Hanford St. Gallery show will run through November 24.  There will be a reception for the artists on Saturday Nov. 2nd from 4 to 7pm as part of the Amador Art Trek.

Merle Axelrad: "Havasu Creek"

We Heart the Arts! Arts Council update



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

Art Trek


1st Saturday Art Trek for November  2 will Feature a New Set of Artists Whose Works Can Be Seen for the Entire Month of November.
Notable for your free gallery-hopping fun on November 2nd  is that three galleries will be focused on the fibre arts. That would be at the Hanford St. Gallery, the Sutter Creek Gallery, and at the Little City Studio and Gallery. In addition a group of Textile Association Artists are featured at the Shenandoah Vineyards Art Gallery "Fall Fiber Art Show."  Other galleries will have photography by David and Leslie Schupp  in AmadorArts Gallery;  Painters Annie Hughes in Gallery 10; 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 November : 

AmadorArts Gallery   - Photography of David and Leslie Schupp – Their work includes landscape, architecture, still life, seascapes, flora and whatever catches their eye. They plan their vacations around where they hope to get ‘the’ shot. In this exhibit you’ll see unusual depictions of Preston Castle, aspens of June Lake, and more.  All photos are for sale, either framed or un-framed, and your choice of size. A reception will be held at the gallery on Saturday, November 2nd  from 4-6 pm, coinciding with the Art Trek.  Attempted hours of AmadorArts gallery are 9-2, Mon, Tuesday, Thurs. Fri.; Saturday, 1-4 pm. 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  -  “Painting in Fabric “- Four fabric artists, each bringing a unique vision and highly evolved technique of what can be accomplished in fabric. For example, Merle Axelrad works from composite photographs and sketches to produce fabric landscapes of stunning color and texture.  Joan Schulze alters purchased fabrics by dyeing, painting, Xerox transfer, photography and digital technology. Alice Beasley cuts free-hand from fabric with scissors or rotary cutter, fused and machine appliquéd. Sandra Peteet  creates dramatically textured pieces, sometimes purely abstract or abstracted scenery.  The blocks of color are reminiscent of paint applied heavily with a palette knife.  Opening October 31st  the “Painting in Fabric” show will run through Nov. 24.  There will be a reception for the artists on Nov. 2nd 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. Both artists were recently inspired by their travels through the landscapes of the American Southwest.  Through works that capture the spectacular plays of light and shadow, Findleton and Laitinen’s new paintings convey a connection to an ancient timeless landscape. The exhibit ends 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  - Emphasis on the Fibre Arts - Owner Carol Sethre explores color and texture in both her unique "Crazy Rag" scarves and her hand-woven rugs and wearables. Claudia Bronken has a new collection of light and airy hand-knitted scarves and shawls. Kathy Abraham celebrates the season with an adorable array of felted pumpkins and owls! They are joined by
gallery regulars Sandy Wagner and Maureen Teel, both accomplished quilting artists. Shari Schreiber brings her hand-felted art journals for all to enjoy.  Come by on Sat, Nov 2, from 3-6, for their special Art Trek reception!  Hours: Fri, Sat, Sun 10-5   14180 Main St., Amador City, CA 95601 209-267-9189

Gallery 10   Annie Hughes - An exhibit of works that reflect her life spent teaching in Laos. Her style is carefree and happy with her subjects of village life, people, Buddhism and more. There’s a unique story that goes with each work. Meet Annie at the Art Trek reception Saturday, Nov. 2 between 2 and 4 pm. at Gallery 10, 15 Eureka Street in Sutter Creek.  The show continues through November. Gallery is open Thursday through Monday from 11:00 - 5:00 p.m.   www.gallery10suttercreek.com.   209-267-0203.

Sutter Creek Gallery -  Needlepoint Tapestry Artist Anje Olmstead  - She has worked as a needlepoint designer for well-known needle art companies for over 40 years. Her current needlepoint tapestry work is adapted both from her own photographs and watercolors created while on road trips. Spend some time with the artist at a reception on Saturday, Nov. 2nd , from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., as part of the First Saturday Art Trek.  Olmstead 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 Gather ‘Round” – Starting Nov. 9, Fine Eye kicks off the holiday season with a selection of hand-made platters, plates and cups from California-based ceramic artists, benefiting the Interfaith Food Bank of Amador County.  Mary Camin and Margaret Grisz-Dow have each created a collection for the Fine Eye with graceful, garden-themed designs while Suki Diamond’s works feature jaunty animals. Ross Spangler, Kim McCarthy and Thomas Post have contributed colorful graphic forms. Bonnie Belt’s equestrian and floral motifs punctuate her ultra-functional wares. Cheryl Constantini is known for her work that blends the traditions of Asian pottery with contemporary flair. Also featured are the oil paintings of Ashland, OR artist, Linda Lamore.  Exhibit runs Nov. 9 – Dec. 31, 2013. Gallery Hours: 10:30am – 5:30pm Daily. Fine Eye Holiday Open House:  December 6 & 7, 2013. 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.”  

For a map of the galleries in Amador Art Trek cut and paste this url: http://goo.gl/maps/no3nT



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.

Trial by Jury, comic operetta by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Sunday, November 24, 3 pm at the Sutter Creek Theatre, 44 Main Street, Sutter Creek.   Fully costumed and staged production performed by  the Opera Workshop Program, California State University-Stanislaus.  Directed by Joseph Wiggett, Artistic Director of the Townsend Opera Players.  $20 adults, $10 children under 18.  Tickets may be purchased at Mother Lode Music, Prospect Plaza, Martell, Calaveras Arts Council, Main Street, San Andreas, and at the door.  Consult www.mlfm.org or call 209-293-4227 for more information.

Interfaith Community of Choirs Presents: Messiah. November 22 & 23 at the Church of the Nazarene. More info at: http://www.icchoirs.org/html/festival_of_carols.html#press

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.

Thanks for supporting the Arts in Amador County!
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