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MAIN STREET GALLERY and LAKE COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL
325 N. Main St., P.O. Box 247, Lakeport, CA 95453
Phone 707 263-6658
Fax 707 263-7165

Summer Youth Art Camp

June 15 – July 30, 2015

Lakeport’s Main Street Gallery

Students will complete a project to take home.


Registration at the Main Street Gallery
325 North Main Street, Lakeport   707-263-6658

VISA and MasterCard welcome.

All classes at the Gallery.

All materials included for each class. 

Class schedule, more info here...


JUNE

June 15 – July 30, 2015

Lakeport’s Main Street Gallery

Students will complete a project to take home.

Summer Youth Art Camp

Registration at the Main Street Gallery
325 North Main Street, Lakeport   707-263-6658

VISA and MasterCard welcome.

All classes at the Gallery.

All materials included for each class.

Class schedule, more info here... 

Hi, poetry friends! Mark your calendars for a Summer Poetry Series presented by the Saw Shop in Kelseyville and hosted by yours truly. Events will take place on the last Wednesday of the month, June 24, July 29, and August 26, in the lovely outdoor back courtyard. Each reading will feature two local poets, a local musician, and an open mic. $10 admission includes a glass of wine, an appetizer and $20 in Saw Shop bucks to be redeemed at your convenience. More details to follow as performers are confirmed.

 

From Casey Carney
JULY

JULY 3
2015
5:30 PM

Main Street Gallery,
325 N. Main Street,
Lakeport
263-6658
 Thorn Hill winery will be at our wine bar.
Music by the John Wynacht Duo, a local favorite

Friday July 3

GATOR NATION

Full Summer Schedule here...

GATOR BEAT
From 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 3
Lake County Wine Studio (LCWS) is hosting a wine tasting event featuring wines from Olof Cellars, and artist reception with artist Karen Mantele
Artist Karen Mantele and Olof Cellars owner Cindi Olof and owner/winemaker Eric Olof will be at the studio for the Friday event.
The Old Time Fiddlers Association
continues its monthly First Sunday Fiddlers Jam sessions hosted by the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum this Sunday, July 5, from noon to 2 pm.
Fiddlers will meet in the Ely barn to perform their wonderful Americana music. It is a free, family-friendly event. Donations benefit both the Ely Stage Stop, helping to fund a blacksmith shop on which volunteers are about to start work, and the Old Time Fiddlers Association, who uses it to partially fund their scholarship programs. The stage stop is located at 9921 Hwy 281 (Soda Bay Road) in Kelseyville near Clearlake Riviera, just north of Hwy 29-Kit's Corner. Visit www.elystagestop.org
 
Check out the stage stop on Facebook at www.facebook.com/elystagestop
Or call the museum at 707-533-9990."

Friday July 10

DECADES

Full Summer Schedule here...

NOSTALGIC ROCK & ROLL

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

2nd Tuesday
Classic Cinema Series

Adapted from Tennessee Williams' stage triumph about a dying Southern millionaire and his money grubbing family. Stars Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, and Burl Ives as Big Daddy.

Enjoy your favorite classic movie on the big screen in the beautiful Soper-Reese Theatre.

Donations graciously accepted at the box office.
(Tickets are not available online.)

Matinee
Doors open at 12:30. Movie begins at 1:00 pm.

Evening Show
Doors open at 5:30 pm. Movie begins at 6:00 pm



Main Street Gallery





Don't Forget the First Friday Fling
at the Main Street Gallery in Lakeport.
See the new art, meet the new artists,
enjoy refreshments and entertainment,
always free, and savor the quality wines available for
a small charge.

More information here...


The Lake County Arts Council is a self-funded non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to:

  • Assist artists of all disciplines to create and market their work;

  • Assist residents of Lake County to find and enjoy local art and artists;

  • Assist in the creation and marketing of entertainment
    and entertainment venues in Lake;

  • Create a positive image in California and around the world
    for the arts in Lake County.

In addition, we seek to have fun with and inform our membership. Being a member of the LCAC has its own rewards. Being a volunteer is more satisfying yet.

Thank you, California!

Communities across California are celebrating the California Arts Council's permanent $7.1 million budget increase supported by the state legislature and Governor Brown. "Thank Yous" are flooding in from around the state.
View the social media "buzz" at this link, and share your thanks with our state's decision makers and arts champions.



 Diana Liebe classes for adults at the Main Street Gallery

  Wednesday afternoons from 1-4:00pm ONGOING Beginning watercolors
Adults and teens age 12 and up are welcome.
Space is limited so please preregister with the Main Street Gallery at 263-6658
 OR email or call Diana at dianaliebe03@yahoo.com  707-245-7512

 Diana  www.DianaLiebe.com

Earth and Fire Pottery, est. 1982

Functional Pottery
Ongoing classes in throwing and hand building
Classrooms in Upper Lake and Kelseyville.

More info at earthandfirepottery.net

or call 490-7168

Page for Sherry Harris' email arts newsletter 6/5/2015 here...

If you have the time between 1-2pm please be sure to listen to "Big Art" radio show to get information about what's happening with art in our county.
This show is on the last Tuesday of each month so take advantage of this opportunity for yourself, your business or your organization. Even if your event already happened you can call in and give it a good review or talk about what you want to do in the future to make it even better.
More information including telephone numbers is found on this page...

The Tallman Hotel in Upper Lake has a new outdoor Sculpture Walk exhibit of 14 sculptures in their gardens.

 All of the artists have participated in the Middletown EcoArt Sculpture Walk. Be sure to stop by the Tallman Hotel and take a tour and see the sculptures.

UPCOMING CLASSES AT MAC!

 Classes for Adults begin June 9!
5-7 pm for 4 weeks in June!
For more details please see flyer or visit www.middletownartcenter.org.

Adventures in Art, our summer camp runs June 16-26, Tuesday thru Friday 9:30-12:30 pm. Adventures in Art focuses on a variety of art making activities ranging from painting and printing to work with clay, book making and paper making! Contact MAC about cost, including snacks and materials. 

A second session will be offered
July 7-17, or July 14-24.

4 day Teens Workshop is being planned for early July as well. The workshop will integrate digital photography and traditonal art media. Details to follow.

For details, please email or visit our website.

Every Friday Night Live and Local has begun in Middletown! 

Community Market - Art - Music 

4:30-7:30 pm May thru October. 

Lovie's Garden Supply and Golden Rocks Farm invite you to a local Farmer's Market

The Spot Juice Bar hosts a variety of musicians

Middletown Art Center features poetry, music and art activities

JOIN US IN MIDDLETOWN!

LIFE DRAWING SESSIONS
3 HOURS MONTHLY, COBB
An opportunity to draw from a live model ~ no instructor
Group meets from 1-4pm on the 2nd Sat and the 4th Wed of every month.

Wake the Creativity Within

Free Workshops….the next one is Tuesday June 16th!

Join us in exploration of self, releasing inner talents shy about coming out. Follow the labyrinth to a more content self through the means introduced using crayons, paper mache, batting and other simple “tools”. Discover how sharing in a safe, non-threatening environment opens one to unrealized possibilities; from chrysalis to butterfly.

Facilitated by Karen Davis (aka julia regina) artist of many years.

Funded by Mental Health Services Act Prevention & Early Intervention mini-grant to benefit underserved older adults.

PLACE: Middletown Senior Center Creativity Room
DATE: 3rd Tuesday monthly
TIME: 10:00 am to 12:00
CONTACT: Karen at 707/987-9642 or julianick@earthlink.net

Hi All!

Entries for theme show are due by Sunday June 28 between 1PM & 3PM
the theme for July is
Flowers
AUGUST: summer activities throughout Lake County
SEPT.: Skyscapes of Lake County

See Ya, Judy

The Mission of Middletown Art Center is to provide a vibrant cultural center that integrates art education,
exhibition and cultural enrichment for Middletown and other Lake County communities.

Lake County Wine Studio and artist/teacher Anna Sabalone
are presenting monthly Wine and Art classes through September

 

Learn how to create art in various mediums step by step with Anna during the 2-1/2 hour class while you enjoy sipping on a glass of fine Lake County wine.  Each class will focus on a different art medium.  Classes will be held monthly at $40/pp.

More info here... 

Art Center Ukiah   Artist Opportunities 2015

 SEPTEMBER 2015 – SMALL WORKS

 Juried Show.  Original work can be paintings, mixed media, fiber, sculpture, ceramic and photography with the requirement that finished works do not exceed 12” x 12” in size. All work must be ready to hang or display. Deadline for art submissions September 3, 2015.  Opening reception Friday, September 4th.  Entry fee is $10 per piece.  Entry forms available at the Corner Gallery 201 S. State St., Ukiah or email acugallery@att.net. Art Center Ukiah 201 S. State St. Ukiah, Ca, 462-1400

Call for Fiber Artists!

 

The Lower Lake Schoolhouse Museum is looking for artists who work with fibers (weaving, basketry, and everything in between) to submit their work for display in the Weaver Auditorium for the Annual Quilt and Textile

 

Show. This year, the focus of the show is on textile and other fibrous arts, although quilters are welcome too! The show runs from August 8-29, with the opening reception on August 8. The art will be open to the public

 

for the rest of that month during regular museum hours (Wed-Sat 11-4). Pieces for sale are fine, just mark it as such on the piece’s label. If anything is sold, the museum simply asks for a donation of 20% of the sale price.

 

If you are interested in submitting any of your work, or know of artists whose work fits what we’re looking for, please contact Tony Pierucci, Curator of County Museums at Antone.Pieruci@lakecountyca.gov or call at

 

995-3565. We will be accepting submissions through July 25. This is a great opportunity for us to highlight the fibrous arts in Lake County!

Summer Youth Art Camp

June 15 – July 30, 2015

Lakeport’s Main Street Gallery

Students will complete a project to take home.

Registration at the Main Street Gallery
325 North Main Street, Lakeport   707-263-6658

VISA and MasterCard welcome.

All classes at the Gallery.

All materials included for each class. 

Class schedule, more info here...

Life Drawing at the Middletown Art Center.....Children's art classes
Link to Middletown Art Center page on this site
Link to Middletown Art Center website

We have decided to continue having our Gala Art Reception on the 3rd Friday 6 pm as we have for the past 3 years. Thank you for supporting the gallery as so many of you have.

We look forward to seeing you either at our Art Reception or during our regular business hours Tuesday-Saturday 10-4. We are located at 15210 Lakeshore Drive Clearlake

Here is the list of Summer Art Classes for children being offered at The Art House Gallery.

 

Lucerne Alpine Senior Center is having a contest for a new logo featuring its new role as a community center.

The contest will be accepting entries through July 15 at 1:30 p.m.

Submission can be any size and should feature the colors of yellow and blue.

Work can either be dropped off at 3985 Country Club Drive, Lucerne or emailed to lasc@mediacombb.net by the deadline.

Prizes will include $50, a $50 gift certificate for the thrift store, and a plaque. 

The center and thrift store are also actively recruiting volunteers to work mornings or afternoons Mondays through Saturdays. Training available.

For more information about the logo contest or to volunteer, call Lucerne Alpine Senior Center at 707-274-8779.

All artists and talented individuals are encouraged to participate by entering their work.

The decision on the logo will be made by the board of directors at the July 15 board meeting.

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Lake County Theater Company logo link
More LCTC news, here...
Soper-Reese Community Theater link



Lower Lake Schoolhouse Museum link
Theatrical Notices of various kinds
performances, auditions, meetings, etc. Please send us your information for posting

Community Theater Green Room... - http://www.communitytheater.org/forum

This is a website and blog you will probably value if you love theater and are interested in theater arts.

For listings of some of the area theaters

Theatre Bay Area

Family Movies showing at Lakeport Library and Redbud Library

Lakeport Library will show family-friendly movies on the first Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. and the second Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. except for holidays. The movie selection will feature current releases and old favorites, and will include both animated and live-action films. The free program is open to all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. For more details call the library at 263-8817.

Redbud Library shows family-friendly movies on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. For more details call the library at 994-5115

Library events are posted on the library's Google calendar

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Mendo Lake Singers meets at 7PM Tuesdays in the Four Square Church, 1125 Martin St., Lkprt. Ladies aged 16 and older are invited to learn to sing 4 part harmony, make new friends and have fun. Info: Chris, 263-5215 or Betty Lou, 263-4721.

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The Konocti Fiddle Club plays for all occasions. more...
The Old Time Fiddlers Association

Ely Stage Stop will be having a craft/art Market Place event along with their Fiddlers’ Jam on Sunday April 12th from 10am-2pm. 

The stage stop is located at 9921 Soda Bay Road (Highway 281) in Kelseyville, near Clearlake Riviera, just north of Highway 29 at Kit's Corner.

In March Ely Stage Stop had 28 musicians and about 150 attendees.  With the musicians and the added artists/crafters Market Place event they are looking forward to having even more attending this fun event. 

 

Please contact Vonn at msvonn@aol.com or call 998-8018 to become involved, to get a copy of their flyer or have any questions.

Link to My Divas
FOR A GOOD TIME, CLICK ON IMAGE!


Irish Music and More
Every First Tuesday at the Blue Wing Saloon and Cafe in Upper Lake
6 to 8 PM
With background music by
UNCORKED!

For information about the fun event and more great bands, click on the link to the "Rhythm & Brews" website

 http://www.rhythm-and-brews.com/the-music/uncorked.html

The duo of Native American Music Awards nominee flautist and composer Keving Village Stone and guitarist and singer Lindy Day

  • Kevin Village Stone and Lindy Day
    specializing in music for wineries, casinos, clubs, black-tie venues, and private parties.
  • The duo Lindy Day and Kayla Bell rocks out as:
  • Ailura Fate
    Indie rock alternative originals, covers, and dance music.
    NEW sound samples just posted!



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Media Notices
Art Media or Media About the Arts

KPFZ has a new website.
http://kpfz.org/

        "Big Art" is the name of the show.     The show relates to anything having to do with art and artists in Lake County.  I believe that there are a lot of artists in Lake County who could use a voice to represent them and inform Lake County listeners about local artists and art events.  
       I'm open to any suggestions on improvements or volunteers to help me with getting the word out. If any of you have information about art events or art education in Lake County that needs to be mentioned, feel free to call me during the show 263-3435. Also, for the future, you can email me with pertinent information that I can mention in future shows. Most of all, I would like to schedule artist interviews for the shows, either to be interviewed live at the radio station or live by phone.
       I hope you will be able to tune in and maybe participate by calling in with some interesting information about art happenings or just to talk about art and artists in Lake County. In advance, thank you for your support.
From Sherry Harris, swharris@jps.net last Tuesday of every month on KPFZ 88.1 FM. from 1-2pm.

AIRWAVES FOR INMATES

Eugenie Steinman's interest in helping incarcerated people began 15 years ago when she began teaching poetry at the Lake County Juvenile hall, as a project of the Lake County Arts Council.

Now, she hosts a show called Radio Jail on KPFZ 88.1FM at 6PM every Suday except the last Sunday of the month.
The whole purpose of it is to bring the outside in, Steinman said.

Because of the program, children have been able to singhappy birthday to their fathers in jail and women have been able to "tell their lovers that they miss them."

"I call myself an ombudsman from the outside to inside," she said. "When people hear the words 'jail' or 'prisoners' they immediately don't want to see it or think about it."

"I am tryuing to shed some light to let people see what is going on," she added.



Writers' Circle

First Thursday of the month,
6:30-8:30 p.m. to share writings, give constructive feedback or just listen and enjoy.
With former Poet Laureate Mary McMillan

Main Street Gallery
325 N. Main St., Lakeport

Lake County Writers
meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month
at the Lower Lake Historic Schoolhouse Museum.
The group welcomes interested writers of all levels and genres.
Notices!
Also, do not forget the
Family Open Mics
Around Clear Lake!

openmic

Of course, all of these events are free and open to the public.
More information Here....

LAKE COUNTY HAS A NEW POET LAUREATE,
INSTALLED ON APRIL 19.

Casey Carney

Hi, poetry friends! Mark your calendars for a Summer Poetry Series presented by the Saw Shop in Kelseyville and hosted by yours truly. Events will take place on the last Wednesday of the month, June 24, July 29, and August 26, in the lovely outdoor back courtyard. Each reading will feature two local poets, a local musician, and an open mic. $10 admission includes a glass of wine, an appetizer and $20 in Saw Shop bucks to be redeemed at your convenience. More details to follow as performers are confirmed.

 

From Casey Carney
Every Sunday evening is the ELYSEUM Writers Workshop at Harbin Hot Springs, 6pm to 7:30pm
(with us usually having dinner/coffee together afterward).

Founded seven years ago in San Francisco,
ELYSEUM continues to feature wonderful,
stimulating writing exercises and prompts,
group critique/sharing, guest facilitators
and a monthly featured reader showcase.
As incentive to join us, Harbin offers a $10 discount off admission if attending the workshop.

Contact russellgonzaga@gmail.com for more information. Visit us at http://elyseumwritersworkshop.
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Library of Congress named him U.S. poet laureate. When he begins his tenure in September, he'll be the first-ever Chicano poet laureate, writing and speaking in both English and Spanish.
Juan Felipe Herrera

More information here....

Photo caption: Former and Current Poets Laureate (from the right): James Blue Wolf (2000 – 2003), Carolyn Wing Greenlee (2004 – 2006), Elaine Watt (2012 – 2014), Casey Carney (2014 – 2016), Russell Gonzaga (2010 – 2012), Mary McMillan (2008 – 2010). Missing from photo: Jim Lyle (1998 – 2000) and Sandra Wade (2006 – 2008).
According to Carney, “I passionately believe in the power of expressive language in helping an individual find one’s voice in the world, to strengthen that voice once found, and to share and connect that expression in the community. Originally from Southern California, I have been magnetized to live in Northern California and Lake County in particular. There is a powerful, creative and healing energy here, along with the profound need for it.  Lake County feels like home to me and I often reflect its beauty and complexity in my poetry.”
As the Lake County Poet Laureate, she will facilitate opportunities for poets and creative writers to share their work, through public readings in galleries, coffee shops, community centers, and other venues. She will also reach out to various community organizations and underserved populations to increase the access to and visibility of poetry in Lake County. And, utilizing her background as a special educator and her connections to Lake County schools through teaching, she will promote the experience of poetry workshops in the school setting, particularly with at-risk youth and children with special needs.
California poetry events, see this online calendar:
http://www.coloredhorse.com/
WritingPoetry/PoetryEvents/

Theresa Whitehill Poetry, Writing,
Letterpress Broadsides
Web Log: Investigative Poetics

2nd Sunday in Willits
Willits Open Reading
7:00 pm, Every second Sunday
Open reading, any art form welcome
at the Muse, 30 East Francisco Avenue, Willits
Contact: David Partch, 707 459-7054


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