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Yucaipa Vision Quest Art Gallery will be hosting the following events in November with illustrator Candice Broersma. For more information and to register for the events, go to http://www.candicebroersma.com/classes/. 

 

Lecture & Demonstration: Digital Painting

 

Thursday, 11/10 7:30pm-9pm

Watch how you can paint with pixels as Candice Broersma reveals the different steps in her process for creating digital art in Adobe Photoshop. The demonstration will highlight specific Photoshop tools such as brush settings, layer modes, and adjustments as well as general painting techniques for realistic rendering. Following the 1 hour demonstration will be a half-hour Q&A for questions from participants. Everyone is welcome to bring their laptops and drawing tablets to the demonstration.

 

 

Workshop: Fantasy Portraits

Session 1: Monday, 11/14 3:30pm-5:00pm

 

Session 2: Wednesday, 11/16 3:30pm-5:00pm

 

This 2-day workshop will take you through the process of making a portrait of a fantasy character with the aid of a sculpted maquette! Participants will be choosing either a mermaid or a fawn as the basis for their portrait drawing and will begin by conceptualizing their character. Students will then learn sculpting basics and create a bust of their fantasy character to use as reference for their final piece.

Downtown Redlands will feature another Art walk this Sunday, October 23 12pm-6pm. Among the festivities at the walk include the IE Zine Fest, Redlands Conservatory Arts & Sciences Fair, Fair Chocolate & Coffee Fair, and art at several venues including Civic Plaza, State St, and the Renaissance Banquet Hall. The Banquet Hall alone will feature over 10 artists and designers as well as live music performances. 

For more information and updates on the Art Walk, visit their Facebook Page.

 

Call for artists for the 2017 Joshua TreeHighlands Artist Residency program

Summer program starts May 23, 2017 - July 12th, 2017. Free studio space ,housing & scholarships are offered to artists accepted into the program.

Application & prospectus are now available for the 2017 JTHAR summer program, at callforentry.org.

Deadline for submissions March 15th, 2017

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September 11, 2016

Monster Buddy Project

The young and young-at-heart are invited to submit their most creative drawing of an imaginary friend. Your "Monster Buddy" can be cute or fierce, big or small--the sky's the limit! Illustrator Candice Broersma will be taking the top monsters and creating her own interpretation as a fun drawing exercise and to highlight the imaginations of beginning artists. The entrants whose work is selected will be featured online and compiled together in a future printed booklet. Drawings will be selected based on originality and adherence to submission guidelines. 

For specifics on submission guidelines, go to http://www.candicebroersma.com/monster.

August 10, 2016

Annual Conference 2016

Register here!

This year's conference is scheduled for October 8th, from 9am to 1pm at the University of Redlands, Orton Center. We'll be exploring how the arts can work across sectors to better our communities. Through presentations, conversations and the opportunity to network, you'll be introduced to other potential collaborators interested in the role that creativity can play in solving problems and strengthening the fabric of our communities. 

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – MainStreet Theatre Company, which was recently included in American Theatre Magazine’s list of “20 Theatres you should take your kids to”, is happy to announce its 11th season of high quality performances specifically for children and families. “This year, we’ll be doing three classic stories that everyone knows and loves”, said Mireya “Murry” Hepner, the company’s producer. “I’m thrilled that some of the most highly regarded theatre artists working in Southern California will be back in Rancho Cucamonga, sharing their artistry with our school groups and families. Each production will be produced in MainStreet’s unique way, full of the creativity, great production values and wonderful acting that our audiences have come to expect.” 

Each story in the 2016/2017 season is set in a different time period, but they all share great messages about discovery, kindness, and friendship. 

 

STUART LITTLE 

Adapted by Joseph Robinette 

Directed by Art Manke 

October 1 – 16, 2016 

The season begins with a charming adaptation of the beloved book by E.B. White about a mouse named Stuart who is born into an ordinary New York family. A cast of five will bring the story delightfully to life, changing characters and using elements of “story theatre” as we follow Stuart’s many adventures in this classic tale about loyalty and friendship. Composer Deborah Wicks-La Puma (who wrote the great music for Elephant & Piggie’s “We are in a Play”, among many others, will be contributing original music to help move the story along. It’s a great introduction to theatre for our youngest kids, best suited for grades K-3

 

THE SECRET GARDEN 

Based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett 

Adapted by Pamela Sterling 

Directed by Jessica Kubzansky 

January 28 – February 12, 2017 

A perfect anecdote to a dreary January is this timeless story, which has been a staple of children’s literature for over 100 years. This award-winning adaptation stays true to the cherished book, where a cantankerous and orphaned Mary Lennox is taken away from her home in India to live with her reclusive uncle in the Yorkshire Moors. With the help of a robin (played by a puppet in the production) and new friends, Mary discovers a garden that changes her life, and that of those around her. Recommended for Ages 7 and up. 

 

Stiles and Drewe’s GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS 

Music by George Stiles 

Book & Lyrics by Anthony Drewe 

Directed by Abigail Deser 

Musical Director: Janice Rodgers Wainwright 

April 28 – May 13, 2017 

The spring brings a fun confection from the hilarious writing team behind the very popular The Three Little Pigs, a highlight of MainStreet’s 2014/2015 season. In this light-hearted show, when the worlds of bears and people collide, everyone learns that girls and bears aren't as ferocious as they may seem! Featuring an unforgettable score and some contemporary twists to a classic story every child knows and loves, this humorous adaptation is “just right” for the whole family! Recommended for ages 4 and up. 

 

Single tickets are $18.00 for Adults and $16.00 for children up to age 12, and seniors 60 and older. “Foundation Family Flex Packs”, where tickets are only $12.00 if they’re bought in packs of 4 or more for the same performance are available for all MainStreet Theatre Company productions. The Rancho Cucamonga Community and Arts Foundation will also continue to support “Foundation Family Saturdays” for the opening performance of each MainStreet show, where all seats are only $10.00. 

 

All three MainStreet Theatre Company shows will also be doing performances on weekday mornings specifically for school groups, who come on field trips to the theatre. Study guides for teachers and parents will be available on the Playhouse website approximately 6 weeks before performances begin for each show. Information for teachers and schools interested in booking field trips can be found by calling the Lewis Family Playhouse box office (909)-477-2752. 

 

The MainStreet Theatre Company is the resident Equity Company at the Lewis Family Playhouse, producing innovative shows specifically for children and family audiences. Drawing from creative talent from all over Southern California, the MainStreet Theatre Company introduces many children to the wonder of live theatre for the very first time! MainStreet shows are performed for school groups as well as for general audiences, with most shows based on classic or contemporary children’s literature. 

An intimate, 550-seat venue, the Lewis Family Playhouse is the crown jewel of the three-acre, 89,000-square foot Victoria Gardens Cultural Center. The complex is conveniently located off the I-15 at Foothill Boulevard, as a major anchor of Victoria Gardens. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 6:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, with free parking available. 

 

For More Information – For additional information, please call the Lewis Family Playhouse Box Office at (909) 477-2752 or (877) 858-8422. To purchase tickets on-line, please visit www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com. 

 

“Like” us on Facebook & sign up for “The MainStreet Scoop” for more up to the minute details about the productions and the theatre company, at www.facebook.com/MainStreetTheatreCompany

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – MainStreet Theatre Company, which was recently included in American Theatre Magazine’s list of “20 Theatres you should take your kids to”, is happy to announce its 11th season of high quality performances specifically for children and families. “This year, we’ll be doing three classic stories that everyone knows and loves”, said Mireya “Murry” Hepner, the company’s producer. “I’m thrilled that some of the most highly regarded theatre artists working in Southern California will be back in Rancho Cucamonga, sharing their artistry with our school groups and families. Each production will be produced in MainStreet’s unique way, full of the creativity, great production values and wonderful acting that our audiences have come to expect.” 

Each story in the 2016/2017 season is set in a different time period, but they all share great messages about discovery, kindness, and friendship. 

 

STUART LITTLE 

Adapted by Joseph Robinette 

Directed by Art Manke 

October 1 – 16, 2016 

The season begins with a charming adaptation of the beloved book by E.B. White about a mouse named Stuart who is born into an ordinary New York family. A cast of five will bring the story delightfully to life, changing characters and using elements of “story theatre” as we follow Stuart’s many adventures in this classic tale about loyalty and friendship. Composer Deborah Wicks-La Puma (who wrote the great music for Elephant & Piggie’s “We are in a Play”, among many others, will be contributing original music to help move the story along. It’s a great introduction to theatre for our youngest kids, best suited for grades K-3

 

THE SECRET GARDEN 

Based on the book by Frances Hodgson Burnett 

Adapted by Pamela Sterling 

Directed by Jessica Kubzansky 

January 28 – February 12, 2017 

A perfect anecdote to a dreary January is this timeless story, which has been a staple of children’s literature for over 100 years. This award-winning adaptation stays true to the cherished book, where a cantankerous and orphaned Mary Lennox is taken away from her home in India to live with her reclusive uncle in the Yorkshire Moors. With the help of a robin (played by a puppet in the production) and new friends, Mary discovers a garden that changes her life, and that of those around her. Recommended for Ages 7 and up. 

 

Stiles and Drewe’s GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS 

Music by George Stiles 

Book & Lyrics by Anthony Drewe 

Directed by Abigail Deser 

Musical Director: Janice Rodgers Wainwright 

April 28 – May 13, 2017 

The spring brings a fun confection from the hilarious writing team behind the very popular The Three Little Pigs, a highlight of MainStreet’s 2014/2015 season. In this light-hearted show, when the worlds of bears and people collide, everyone learns that girls and bears aren't as ferocious as they may seem! Featuring an unforgettable score and some contemporary twists to a classic story every child knows and loves, this humorous adaptation is “just right” for the whole family! Recommended for ages 4 and up. 

 

Single tickets are $18.00 for Adults and $16.00 for children up to age 12, and seniors 60 and older. “Foundation Family Flex Packs”, where tickets are only $12.00 if they’re bought in packs of 4 or more for the same performance are available for all MainStreet Theatre Company productions. The Rancho Cucamonga Community and Arts Foundation will also continue to support “Foundation Family Saturdays” for the opening performance of each MainStreet show, where all seats are only $10.00. 

 

All three MainStreet Theatre Company shows will also be doing performances on weekday mornings specifically for school groups, who come on field trips to the theatre. Study guides for teachers and parents will be available on the Playhouse website approximately 6 weeks before performances begin for each show. Information for teachers and schools interested in booking field trips can be found by calling the Lewis Family Playhouse box office (909)-477-2752. 

 

The MainStreet Theatre Company is the resident Equity Company at the Lewis Family Playhouse, producing innovative shows specifically for children and family audiences. Drawing from creative talent from all over Southern California, the MainStreet Theatre Company introduces many children to the wonder of live theatre for the very first time! MainStreet shows are performed for school groups as well as for general audiences, with most shows based on classic or contemporary children’s literature. 

An intimate, 550-seat venue, the Lewis Family Playhouse is the crown jewel of the three-acre, 89,000-square foot Victoria Gardens Cultural Center. The complex is conveniently located off the I-15 at Foothill Boulevard, as a major anchor of Victoria Gardens. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 6:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, with free parking available. 

 

For More Information – For additional information, please call the Lewis Family Playhouse Box Office at (909) 477-2752 or (877) 858-8422. To purchase tickets on-line, please visit www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com. 

 

“Like” us on Facebook & sign up for “The MainStreet Scoop” for more up to the minute details about the productions and the theatre company, at www.facebook.com/MainStreetTheatreCompany

Thursday, July 28, 2016 through Sunday, September 18, 2016

U.S. Route 66 was one of the first official highways, established in 1926. The highway connected Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California, traveling through 8 states (Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California). Known as “The Mother Road,” Route 66 brought business and prosperity to the communities it ran through. With the creation of the Interstate System in 1956, the once popular highway was bypassed by motorists and in 1985 Route 66 was officially decommissioned.

Mother Road Revisited: Route Sixty-Six Then and Now aims to explore the idea of travel and American culture through interactive photography. Photographs taken in the 1950s and 1960s along Route 66 are paired with contemporary photographs by Natalie Slater taken along the modern day Route 66, from the exact same location and vantage point. Slater then combined the two pictures into a single image that shows both the new parts and the vintage aspects of the same scene. This project is an effort to show what America has done to its once booming American symbol, “The Mother Road.”

© Natalie Slater, the exhibition is organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions. 

 

Special Events that will be held in conjunction with the exhibition:

Film Screening: Cars (2006), Saturday, August 6, 2016

(Light refreshments and crafts at 5:30 PM, Film Screening at 6:00 PM)

Bring the whole family for the story of rookie racecar, Lighting McQueen, who gets lost on the way to California for a race and ends up on Route 66 in a little town called Radiator Springs. Light refreshments and crafts will be available before the film screening. This is a free event. Reservations are required.

 

Cucamonga Service Station Lecture, Thursday, August 11, 2016

 

(6:00 PM to 7:30 PM)

Learn about the restoration of the Cucamonga Service Station, built around 1915, with a presentation by Luana Y. Hernandez, Vice President of the Route 66 Inland Empire Club Association. The station once bustled with travelers who stopped to refuel on the legendary U.S. Route 66 highway running from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California and through the Inland Empire area. This is a free event. Reservations are required.

 

Model-A Car Lecture with Richard Delman, Saturday, September 10, 2016

(2:00 PM to 3:30 PM)

Join Pomona Valley Model-A Club representative, Richard Delman for a car viewing and lecture on Model-A cars and the ever changing car culture of Ontario. This is a free event. Reservations are required.

 

The Ontario Museum of History & Art is located at 225 S. Euclid Avenue, Ontario, CA 91762. Gallery hours are Noon to 4 PM, Thursday through Sunday. Admission is free.  For more information, call (909) 395-2510 or visit www.ontarioca.gov/museum.  The Ontario Museum of History & Art is a public-private museum operated by the City of Ontario with support from the non-profit Ontario Museum of History & Art, Associates.

 

 

With six months to go in The Maloof Foundation’s year-long centennial celebration, several new projects are slated to explore the lasting influence of modernist woodworker Sam Maloof (1916-2009) at venues from Riverside, CA to Washington, DC.

The offerings include a symposium, books, catalogs, podcasts and several exhibitions, which will introduce audiences to a broad range of artists who are carrying forward America's studio furniture movement into the 21st century.

Smithsonian Symposium: Why We Make, What We Make
 
“Furniture and the Future,” a day-long symposium presented jointly by the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery and the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts, will be held September 16, 2016 in Washington, DC.
 
The symposium will examine historical and contemporary design and production of furniture and related objects in light of the fundamental changes brought about by the digital age, considering not only how furniture is transforming to meet the needs of contemporary society, but also the broader implications of why we make, what we make, and how it affects our world. 
 
The symposium is made possible with support from the James Renwick Alliance, the Windgate Foundation and Woodcraft Supply.
 
Cultural historian and curator Michael Prokopow will deliver the keynote address, with additional presentations to be made by architect and author Witold Rybczynski and Paul Sacaridiz, director of the Haystack Mountain School.  Curator and author Glenn Adamson will moderate a panel discussion with contemporary wood artists including Wendell Castle, Wendy Maruyama, Christy Oates, Larry White and Uhuru.
 
Smithsonian Renwick Gallery
 
Visitors to the nation’s capital may also view Maloof work on display at the Renwick, showcased as part of the museum’s soon-to-open reinstallation of its permanent collection galleries. The re-imagined galleries, planned by Nora Atkinson, the Renwick’s Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft, feature one of Sam’s most iconic pieces, the Evans arm chair.  An exquisitely sculpted work, the chair is also featured in the Renwick’s permanent collection catalog.
 
Architect/Author Leads Special Tours
 
On August 6, The Maloof Foundation in Rancho Cucamonga will host a day of tours led by architect Ann Kovara, who served as project manager during relocation of the Maloof Historic home. The project, undertaken in 2000 to save the woodworker’s National Register-listed home from the path of the 210 Freeway, will be recounted by Kovara in three 90-minute-long tours. Kovara will also autograph copies of her new book, Moving Sam, published by Schiffer. Tour tickets are available for purchase at malooffoundation.org.

Los Angeles International Airport
 
Beginning August 20, more than two million visitors to Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 2 will have a chance to see Furniture as Art/Art as Furniture, a pop-up exhibit organized by Southern California furniture maker Stephen Courtney in collaboration with the City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles World Airports. The displayed works, including a Maloof musician’s chair, will highlight Maloof's role as a pioneer in America’s studio furniture movement, noting his influence on a current generation of Southern California designers and makers. 
 
Jurors for the LAX project included LACMA decorative arts curator Bobbye Tigerman, Huntington Library curator of American decorative arts Hal Nelson, and California State University, San Diego educator and artist Wendy Maruyama. The jurors selected more than 20 contemporary furniture artists whose works will be shown alongside the Maloof chair. The LAX display will be on view for six months, through February 15, 2017.

An accompanying catalog, with foreword by Smithsonian Fellow Oscar Fitzgerald, noted author and historian of American decorative arts, will survey additional works, with examples from more than 80 Southern California makers. 
 
Riverside Art Museum Exhibition
 
Riverside Art Museum in Riverside, CA will consider Maloof’s role in inspiring studio furniture makers in the 21st century. The exhibition, Sit By Me, will feature a selection of Maloof pieces, along with works by makers Mike Johnson, Geoffrey Keating, Laura Kishimoto, Laura Mays, Brandon Morrison, and Reed Hansuld. The exhibition runs October 28 through January 29, 2017.
 
LAST CHANCE: Maloof Retrospective 

The retrospective exhibition, Sam Maloof Woodworker: Life | Art | Legacy, which has attracted thousands of visitors to The Maloof since February, is entering its final weeks, closing August 27.  Sculpture in the Garden 2016, featuring works by more than 60 California artists, continues its run at the site, through October 29.
 
Beginning October 2, California Wood Artists: Maloof and Beyond will look to the future, spotlighting sculpture and furniture works by more than 40 contemporary artists, including Gary Knox Bennett, John Cederquist, Barbara Holmes and others. The exhibition will run through February 11, 2017. 
 
Online Coverage
 
Other Maloof Centennial offerings include the critically acclaimed book Sam Maloof: 36 Views of a Master Woodworker by Fred Setterberg, published by Heyday Books. Since debut of the book, the author has been featured in a wide range of broadcast and print interviews, including a full-page review in the Washington Post. Audio and video podcasts from various outlets explore the author’s experiences interviewing Maloof subjects such as President Jimmy Carter and others. For links to coverage, visit malooffoundation.org. The book is on sale at the Maloof Store, Amazon and bookstores nationwide.
 
Visiting the Maloof

Admission to the gallery and gardens at The Maloof is free to all. Regular docent-led tours of the Maloof Historic Home are $15 for adults; the one-day-only Moving Sam Maloof Tours on August 6 are $24/person. Regular public hours for gallery and gardens are Thursdays and Saturdays 12 noon to 4 pm. For tour reservations, visit malooffoundation.org.

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The San Bernardino Art Association cordially invites you to participate in their 2016 Open Art Exhibition

1st Place $500 - 2nd Place $300 - 3rd Place $200

2 Honorable Mentions ($50 each)

Download the application from the San Bernardino Art Association website

July 10, 2016

We got the grants!

 

Arts Connection Receives California Arts Council “Creative California Communities” Planning Grant

State funds will enhance the social and economic livability of
local communities through the arts

 

San Bernardino – The California Arts Council, a state agency, announced that it plans to award $2500 to Arts Connection as part of its Creative California Communities program. Arts Connection is one of only forty-one grantees statewide for this program.

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