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Autumn Arts Annual 2012
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Don’t fear the artists
which grace the Cal Poly University Art Gallery Sept. 28. And in early 2013, Lessons to be learned from this year’s Autumn Arts Annual: Diana Stanton directs Orchesis, Cal Poly’s modern dance company, in the original 1.) artists ≠ bears, and 2.) Cal Poly’s got it going on concert Suspension. Elsewhere, illustrator BY ANNA WELTNER AND MAEVA CONSIDINE Mariya Suzuki reveals the snarkier side of composer Ignacy Jan Paderewski, for view bears: fascinating, unpredictable, his year, Arts Editor Anna Weltner whom Paso Robles’ annual Paderewski and a little bit scary. This year, art in San and Calendar Editor Maeva Considine, Festival (Nov. 8 to 12) is named. Also in having toiled in equal measure to bring you Luis Obispo County has yet to disappoint. Paso, check out Wendy Marvel’s creepily With a bevy of talent at your fingertips, the 2012 Autumn Arts Annual, decided to beautiful photography series of women split the issue’s introduction. Below is what Autumn Arts will have you playing the with fox, horse, air sax, painting naked people with a lot happened. and bunny heads, of fruit around them, and breaking your coming to Vale Fine ANNA A choreographer who can pop toes during poorly executed ballet moves. Art in December. If there’s a downside to living in “the mad one-handed handstands, a painter And don’t be left who finds truth in a parade of nonsense, happiest place on Earth,” it’s that there’s behind when just too much entertainment and not and a poet recognizable only by the painter Mark Bryan silhouette cast by his own words: They’re enough time. presents “The ANNA I thought that was Disneyland? the rock stars of this season’s local arts Rupture,” a series Regardless, there’s plenty to see at scene, and they’re coming to a theater, of spooftastic new gallery, or coffee shop near you. Inside, Cal Poly alone. Inspired by the Cal Poly works at Steynberg Theater and Dance production of Jenny discover an artist toying with animalistic Gallery opening Schwarz’s decidedly odd play God’s Ear, notions, a theater director playing God, Friday, Oct. 5. director Al Schnupp is host to a sweet and a mouthy Polish composer whose We’ve spent many art show in addition to presenting some legacy lives on in Paso Robles. We’ve hours compiling managed to get them all in one place, original work of his own. Los Angeles artist and presenting Ana Serrano talks about her unsettlingly for your sheer delight and wonderment. Conciertos Gratuitos You’re welcome, San Luis Obispo County. realistic yet undeniably cute scenes of para toda la Familia lower-income Hispanic neighborhoods, MAevA I’ve always viewed art like I
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¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! is funded in part by a Community Enrichment Grant (CAE) made possible through a partnership between the Arts Commission and the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation and its Education Outreach Committee, and the Community Arts Grant Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission. Other funders include the James Irvine Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, with the generous support of the Consulate of Mexico in Oxnard. Additional support from the Santa Barbara Foundation, Incredible Children’s Art Network, the UCSB Office of Education Partnerships, the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, the Marjorie Luke Theatre’s Dreier Family Rent Subsidy Fund, the Santa Barbara Independent, Santa Barbara Latino, Santa Maria Sun, Univisión, the Sandman Inn, Pacifica Suites, Radio Bronco and R&V Photography. Co-presented by the Marjorie Luke Theatre, the Guadalupe Arts & Education Center and UCSB Arts & Lectures, in collaboration with the Isla Vista School After School Grant.
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these artistic offerings. In case you can’t tell, we’re both kind of delirious right now. Like high on art. MAevA Autumn is a time of growth, decay, renewal, and all that other clichéd stuff Hallmark tries to sell you. Here, we’ve tried to encapsulate the best and freshest local art efforts, all while celebrating those performers, painters, and artists who’ve stuck around and continue to produce amazing and original pieces and performances. Enjoy!? ∆ Arts Editor Anna Weltner can be reached at aweltner@ newtimesslo. com. Calendar Editor Maeva Considine can be reached at mconsidine@ newtimesslo. com.
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ARTWORK BY ANA SERRANO
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and diorama-like sculptures? ANA SERRANO I’ve been
creating these type of miniatures for about six years now, but really I
feel I’ve gravitated to dioramas since elementary school. I would get really excited when I had to make shoebox dioramas for a school project. NEW TIMES Your work focuses on the folk culture of Los Angeles’ lower-income Hispanic neighborhoods, in a way that seems both endearing and startlingly honest, like the cardboard version of street photography. How familiar to you are the scenes you recreate? Are they at all like the environment you grew up in? ANA SERRANO I feel very connected to these places. I was around them growing up but I was also around neighborhoods that were the opposite. I think experiencing both made me aware of the differences. NEW TIMES What do you feel when creating these buildings and environments? Is it reverence, nostalgia, irony? ANA SERRANO I think what I feel is closer to reverence, I definitely feel like I’m celebrating and representing these environments in a positive light. It’s interesting you mention nostalgia, because I never feel nostalgic when I’m creating the work but many older people have mentioned feeling nostalgic when viewing the work. It reminds them of a time when they lived in L.A. or a similar neighborhood. 32 • New Times • September 20 - September 27, 2012 • www.newtimesslo.com
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PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL 2012 The nation’s top plein air artists are selected to venture outdoors to paint the unspoiled landscapes, seascapes, and cityscapes of San Luis Obispo County. Sept. 30 will feature a welcome party to kick off the 11th annual festival from 6-8pm. Oct. 1-3 artists will paint
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Local artists Erin Perry, Debra Jurey, and Destiny Carter have some serious lady power! And they’re showing it off for “Art Girlz in Autumn” on Sept. 23 from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. at 348 La Jolla St. in Morro Bay. Jewelry, mixed media, and fine art will be there for you to drool over and purchase. Guests will have a chance to visit with the artists and see Perry’s Altered by the Sea Studio. For more info, visit alteredbythesea.blogspot.com. WORLDWIDE PHOTOWALK Largest global social event for photographers on Oct. 13. Sign up at worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/paso-robles-ca-united-states. Visit website for start time, Begin at Paso Robles City Park Gazebo, 11th and Pine St., Paso Robles. Free. More info: 238-0498, praaphoto@ gmail.com. REMNANTS OF THE PAST VINTAGE SHOW Remnants of the Past gathers together the best of vintage dealers from around the country on Oct. 19-21. Fri. 5-8pm, Sat. 9am-6pm, Sun. 9am3pm, Alex Madonna Expo Center, SLO. More info: firstname.lastname@example.org, remnantsofthepast.com. BRAVOSLO! 2012 Cal Poly Performing Arts Center previews its upcoming season on Oct. 21, with a showcase of more than 20 organizations— music and choral ensembles, dance groups, film shorts, and more. 10am-4pm, Cohan Center, 1 Grand Ave., SLO. Free. More info: 756-2787, pac.calpoly@ gmail.com, pacslo.org. CAL POLY ARTS NOVEMBER Performances for Cal Poly Arts in the month of November are: Nov. 3 Eddie Izzard, Nov. 11 Les Ballets Jazz De
Montreal, Nov, 25 Ades’s The Tempest. Times vary by show, check website for details, Cal Poly, 1 Grand Ave., SLO. More info: email@example.com, calpolyarts.org/performances/date.php. VOICES FOR CHILDREN Celebrate the holidays with CASA at the Madonna Inn. Be entertained by a local children’s group as well as live and silent auctions and the ever-popular Jewelry with a Past. Dec. 5. 11:30am-1:30pm , the Madonna Inn , 100 Madonna Rd., San Luis Obispo . More info: 541-6542, firstname.lastname@example.org. OKTAPITFEST Tap It Brewing Co. is excited to present the first annual OkTapitfest in the plaza on Sept. 22. This new San Luis Obispo tradition will feature German style beer from your favorite breweries, local wine, and festive German food all topped off with unforgettable entertainment. OktapItFest will be held in the historical downtown Mission Plaza. Proceeds will help support the Food Bank of San Luis Obispo County. Help us support the Food Bank of San Luis Obispo County, by buying your tickets at www. brownpapertickets.com/event/262983 or come into Tap It Brewing and receive a $2 pint with a purchase of a ticket.
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Some people say that when something is beautiful, it’s pretty as a picture. Well, sometimes things can be as pretty as a painting that looks a lot like a picture. Artist Todd Carpenter certainly knows how to evoke the latter statement with his grayscale paintings that look eerily photographic. He’ll be showing his work at Vale Fine Art from Oct. 6 to Nov. 26 with an opening reception on Oct. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. Vale Fine Art is at 619 12th St. in Paso Robles. For more info, visit valefineart.com. AUTUMN ARTS from page 44
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with over 200 artists participating annually. 10am-5pm More info: 544-9251, firstname.lastname@example.org, artsobispo.org.
CALIFORNIA COLORISTS Artists: Joyce Wycoff, Cheryl Strahl, Michael Costa and Laure Carlisle will show work through Nov. 7. This will benefit Central Coast Children’s Fund and Piedras Blancas Lighthouse Station. Reception Sept. 21 from 5-7pm. 9am5pm, Edward Jones, 1236 Los Osos Valley Rd., Los Osos. Free. More info: 534-1070, email@example.com.
CONSERVATION CELEBRATION AT THE CHARLES PADDOCK ZOO Conservation Celebration is an all inclusive conservation event, connecting how we manage our natural resources and protect animals locally and globally. Visit the Zoo to participate in fun, hands-on activities, learn about conservation happening right here in our county, have a chance to win fantastic raffle prizes and so much more. Sept. 22. 10am-2pm, Charles Paddock Zoo, 9100 Morro Rd., Atascadero. $5 and under. More info: 470-3174, firstname.lastname@example.org. READ FOR THE RECORD SLO County Libraries participate in “Read for the Record” on Oct. 4. More than two million people will read “Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad” on the same day in support of Jumpstart’s mission of children succeeding in school. Visit slolibrary.org to see where your nearest library event is. Times vary Free. More info: 528-1862, jlaurenzi@slolibrary. org, slolibrary.org. HAPPY TIME PRESCHOOL FALL FESTIVAL Attractions include a pumpkin patch, bounce house, children games. Food and baked goods will also be available for purchase. Oct. 13. 10am-2pm, Happy Time Cooperative Preschool, 1091 Bello St., Pismo Beach. Admission is free; game tickets are 2 for $1 or a wristband for $5. More info:
EVENING IN GREECE Authentic Greek lamb dinner. Floor show and dancing to “Mythos” Greek band. Silent Auction. Raffle prizes. Homemade Greek pastries for purchase. Bar. Purchase tickets by Sept. 24 for discount. Event is on Oct. 6. 5-11pm, South County Regional Center, 800 West Branch St., Arroyo Grande. $40-$75. More info: 546-8337, info@ standrewslo.org, standrewslo.org. HARVEST FESTIVAL The annual Harvest Festival at Growing Grounds Farm, Santa Maria is happening on Oct. 18. Enjoy the Tri-tip sandwiches by Noontime Kiwanis Club of Santa Maria and flatbread pizza by Full of Life Flatbread of Los Alamos, plus a Harvest of activity featuring music, specialty booths, farm tours, and good food. The cost per ticket is $10. All proceeds support Growing Grounds Farm and the people who depend on it for employment and horticultural therapy. 12-4pm, 820 W. Foster Rd., Santa Maria. $10. More info: 934-2182, email@example.com, firstgiving. com/fundraiser/HarvestFestival2012/
harvest-festival-2012. EMPTY BOWLS AND BASKETS Arts and crafts sale and soup, bread, and wine. Proceeds benefit Domestic Violence Solutions Shelter in Santa Maria. Open to the public. Oct. 28. 12-4pm, Trilogy at Monarch Dunes, 1645 Trilogy Parkway, Nipomo. More info: 541-999-2940, juliegirl@ya hoo.com.
Local music scene GILLIE WHEESLES LIVE CELTIC AT GATHER WINE BAR On Oct. 13 the Gillie Wheesles will be perform at Gather Wine Bar. 7-10pm, Gather Wine Bar, 122 East Branch St., Arroyo Grande. More info: 474-4771, firstname.lastname@example.org, gatherwinebar.com. SHANE STONEMAN Shane Stoneman performs mellow rock with good dancing and fun times. No cover. Sept. 29. 9pm-1am, Merrimaker, 1301 2nd St., Los Osos. Free. More info: 5289940, email@example.com. CD RELEASE PARTY CD Release Party
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for Jon Stephen’s new CD “Acoustically Speaking.” Complimentary wine and cheese tasting. Live performance by Jon Stephen. Sept. 30. 2-5pm, Morovino Winery, 76 Landing Passage, Avila Beach. Free. More info: 805-6271443, Bradford, morovino.com.
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BOB AND WENDY Bob and Wendy will be performing at Linnaea’s Cafe on Oct. 13. 8-10pm, 1110 Garden St., SLO. Free. More info: 541-5888, linnaeas.com.
Classical, chambers, and choirs CAL POLY FACULTY RECITAL FEATURING JACALYN KREITZER, MEZZO-SOPRANO On Sept. 29 please join Jacalyn Kreitzer with other faculty members for an evening of: Giovanni Paisiello, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Camille Saint-Saëns, Antonio Caldara, Joseph Cantaloube, John Corigliano, and Johannes Brahms. With Gabrielle Castriotta on oboe, Paul Severtson on viola, and Susan Azaret Davies on piano. 8pm, Spanos Theatre, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo. More info: 756-2406, firstname.lastname@example.org, music.calpoly.edu/calendar/. OPENING NIGHT The San Luis Obispo Symphony presents its opening night on Oct. 6 with violinist David Kim. The President’s Reception will immediately follow the concert. There will be fine wine, luscious desserts, and excellent company. 8pm, Christopher Cohan Center, 1 Grand Ave., SLO. $20-$75. More info: 543-3533, slosymphony.com. WINTERMEZZO Festival Mozaic WinterMezzo Concert Series will take place on Nov. 2-4 and Mar. 1-3. There will be two, great weekends of engaging musical experiences centered on the great works of chamber music, featuring the Festival’s nationally-renowned guest artsts. Each WinterMezzo weekend focuses on several works. Times and locations vary, Festival Mozaic, 2050 Broad St., SLO. More info: 781-3009, email@example.com, festivalmozaic.com. LIFE’S JOYS Pianist Rina Dokshitsky will perform works by Wagner, Mozart, and Mendelssohn on Nov. 10 at the AUTUMN ARTS continued page 48
of faculties If you can, it’s always best to do and teach, which is certainly the case with Cal Poly’s faculty in the Music Department. Tune your ears to Jacalyn Kreitzer with other faculty members on Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. for an evening of Giovanni Paisiello, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Camille Saint-Saëns, Antonio Caldara, Joseph Cantaloube, John Corigliano, and Johannes Brahms, with Gabrielle Castriotta on oboe, Paul Severtson on viola, and Susan Azaret Davies on piano. The concert will be held at the Spanos Theatre at Cal Poly. For more info, visit music.calpoly.edu/calendar or call 756-2406.
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Christopher Cohan Center. 8pm, 1 Grand Ave., SLO. More info: 543-3533, slosymphony.com. CAL POLY PIANO STUDENT RECITAL on Nov. 13. 7:30pm, Cal Poly Davidson Music Center Room 218, San Luis Obispo. Free. More info: 756-2406, firstname.lastname@example.org. CAL POLY INSTRUMENTAL STUDENT RECITAL on Nov. 15. 11am, Cal Poly Davidson Music Center Room 218, San Luis Obispo. Free. More info: 756-2406, email@example.com, music. calpoly.edu/calendar/. VOCAL STUDENT RECITAL on Nov. 15. 7:30pm, Cal Poly Davidson Music Center Room 218, San Luis Obispo. Free. More info: 756-2406, firstname.lastname@example.org, music.calpoly.edu/ calendar/.
CAL POLY BANDFEST 2012: YEAR OF THE DRAGON On Nov. 17 the Cal Poly Wind Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Pride of the Pacific Marching Band will come together for a stellar performance. This concert celebrates the Year of the Dragon by featuring works inspired by the mystical as well as the natural and supernatural aspects of human existence. 8 p.m., Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo. $14 and $12 general, $12 and $9 seniors and students. More info: 756-2406, email@example.com, music. calpoly.edu/calendar/. CAL POLY SYMPHONY FALL CONCERT: “MUSIC AND IMAGE” The Cal Poly Symphony performs music inspired by, and interpreted through visual art. The centerpiece of the concert will be a collaboration with Sky Bergman, an internationally exhibited and published photographer who serves as the chair of Cal Poly’s Art and Design Department. Bergman will re-interpret Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures
at an Exhibition” with her own images of people and cultures across the globe. Also Respighi’s ‘Trittico Botticelliano’ inspired by Boticelli’s paintings. On Nov. 18. 3pm, Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo. More info: 756-2406, music@ calpoly.edu, music.calpoly.edu/ calendar/. TOAST OF TRILOGY with Beethoven’s buddies: Paul Severtson (violin), Grace Seng (violin), Michael Nowak (viola), Karen Loewi Jones (viola), and Nancy Nagano (cello). Come enjoy a little wine, a little food, and some great music at the Monarch Club. Nov. 18. Works by both Beethoven and Mozart
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Just in time for the elections, the bi-partisan laughfest is back with songs and satire that skewer both sides of the aisle! Sponsored by Jeffrey D. & Sharon Armstrong, Patricia McNamara in loving memory of Francis McNamara, KCBX 90.1 FM, and MED+STOP Urgent Care Centers
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CAL POLY INSTRUMENTAL STUDENT RECITAL On Nov. 29. 11am, Cal Poly Davidson Music Center Room 218, San Luis Obispo. Free. More info: 756-2406, firstname.lastname@example.org, music. calpoly.edu/calendar/. CAL POLY CHOIRS: “A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION” Faculty artist Gabrielle Castriotta (oboe) joins the Cal Poly Choirs in an evening of special works for the holiday season including A Christmas Carol, a new work by Music Professor Meredith Brammeier for men’s voices and English horn. Seasonal favorites will be featured in the carol sing-a-long, as well as in the keyboard magic of university organist Paul Woodring and staff accompanist Susan Azaret Davies. Dec. 1. 8pm, Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo. More info: 756-2406, email@example.com, music.calpoly.edu/calendar/. THE IRISH TENORS Celebrate the holidays with a touch of blarney as the Irish Tenors (Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns, and Ronan Tynan) return to San Luis Obispo, once again accompanied by our very own San Luis Obispo Symphony. Dec. 21. 8pm, Christopher Cohan Center, 1 Grand Ave., SLO. $38-$75. More info: 543-3533, slosymphony.com. W. TERRENCE SPILLER PIANO RECITAL An all-Beethoven recital. Concert pianist and Music Department Chair W. Terrence Spiller will perform. Jan. 11. 8pm, Spanos Theatre, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo. More info: 756-2406, firstname.lastname@example.org, music. calpoly.edu/calendar/.
Saturday, September 29 - 8 pm A solo acoustic evening of new and classic music, spanning the music legend’s 30-year career. Sponsored by Linda McGregor and Digital West
CALIFORNIA MISSIONS TOUR Shunske Sato (violin) and the SLO Symphony Chamber Players will be performing in three concerts at three Central Coast Missions. The performances will feature Vivaldi’s beloved Four Seasons and composer Craig Russell’s beautiful re-creation of early mission music. Jan. 12 at 2:30pm at Mission San Miguel. Jan. 12 at 8pm at Mission San Luis Obispo. Jan. 13 at 3pm at Old Mission Santa Barbara. Times vary More info: 543-3533, slosymphony.com.
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AMERICAN STRING QUARTET will perform Beethoven on Jan. 12 at the Spanos Theatre. 8pm, Spanos Theatre, 1 Grand Ave., SLO. More info: 756-6556, email@example.com, calpolyarts.org.
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HERDON SPILLMAN The renowned American concert organist will perform for the first time at the Cohan Center on Jan. 25. 8pm, Christopher Cohan Center, 1 Grand Ave., SLO. More info: 756-6556, firstname.lastname@example.org, calpolyarts.org.
An energetic mash-up of Bhangra, Celtic, reggae, hip-hop and electronica with global rhythms and club beats.
CAL POLY EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE: BACH IN THE MISSION III The Early Music Ensemble will be joined by student instrumentalists, Cal Poly faculty, and professional guest artists to perform great music by the baroque master. Jan. 26. 8pm, Mission San Luis Obispo, 751 Palm St., San Luis Obispo. More info: 7562406, email@example.com, music.calpoly.edu/calendar/.
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CAL POLY PIANO STUDENT RECITAL on Jan. 29. 7:30pm, Cal Poly Davidson Music Center Room 218, San Luis Obispo. Free. More
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info: 756-2406, firstname.lastname@example.org, music. calpoly.edu/calendar/. FORBES PIPE ORGAN HOLIDAY LOVE STORIES Soprano Ava Pine will CONCERT A traditional holiday show perform at the Cohan Center on Feb. 2. with an interactive twist. The fifth annu8pm, Christopher Cohan Center, 1 Grand al Forbes Pipe Organ Holiday Concert Ave., SLO. $20-$75. More info: 543-3533, and Sing-Along will come to the Cohan Center on Dec. 16. 3pm, Christopher slosymphony.com. Cohan Center, 1 Grand Ave., SLO. More CAL POLY NIGHT AT THE MISSION info: 756-6556, email@example.com, CHAMBER CONCERT Beautiful music calpolyarts.org. performed by our chamber ensembles: Brass Choir, Clarinet Ensemble, brass quintets, woodwind quintets, Flute Choir, saxophone quartets, and string quartets. Feb. 9. 8pm, Mission San Luis Obispo, 751 Palm St., San Luis Obispo. DELHI 2 DUBLIN is Canada’s buzzMore info: 756-2406, music@calpoly. band right now. They bring a great mix edu, music.calpoly.edu/calendar/. of world music with club beats to every
CAL POLY CHOIRS WINTER CONCERT“WATER WORKS” The University Singers and PolyPhonics will perform an evening of music with a theme influenced by the beauty and power of water. Special guests will be the Cuesta College Chamber Singers conducted by John Knutson. Including works by Heinrich Schütz, Palestrina, Frederick Delius, and Ralph Vaughan Williams. The combined Cal Poly and Cuesta choirs will sing Gioacchino Rossini’s famous “I Gondolieri” as well as Eric Whitacre’s “Cloudburst.” Feb. 23. 8pm, Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo. More info: 756-2406, firstname.lastname@example.org, music.calpoly.edu/calendar/.
performance they do. Come see them at the Cohan Center on Oct. 5. 8pm, Christopher Cohan Center, 1 Grand Ave., SLO. More info: 756-6556, email@example.com, calpolyarts.org. JETTY SWART Jetty Swart was born in the port of Amsterdam and spent half a lifetime in France before landing in San Francisco. She found an accordion on her way from Prague to Berlin, passing by New York and Mexico. She sings most of her songs in French, speaks English, dreams in Dutch and calls her music “A punk-style gypsy party where Nina Hagen, Edith Piaf, and Kurt Weill meet.” Come see her perform on Oct. 6. 8pm, Steynberg Gallery,
1531 Monterey St., SLO. $10. More info: 547-0278, myspace.com/yetila. PACO PENA will be performing Spanish guitar masterpieces on Feb. 18 at the Cohan Center. He will be joined by some sizzling Flamenco dancers for an evening to remember. 7:30pm, Christopher Cohan Center, 1 Grand Ave., SLO. More info: 7566556, firstname.lastname@example.org, calpolyarts.org.
Jazz & blues SLO BLUES SOCIETY WELCOMES TERRY HANCK The San Luis Obispo Blues Society presents Terry Hanck on Sept. 22 at the SLO Vets Hall. The Amazing Stupifyers opens the show. All tickets are sold at the door. 21 and over. Upcoming shows include Kenny Neal on Oct. 27 and Rick Estrin and the Nightcats on Dec. 1. Visit website for details. 8pm, SLO Vets Hall, 801 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo. $17 for members and $20 for the general public. More info: 541-7930, email@example.com, sloblues.org/.
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“LITTLE” CHARLIE BATY AND DAWN LAMBETH AT D’ANBINO Guitar aficionados won’t want to miss a rare Central Coast appearance on Sept. 30 by “Little” Charlie Baty. Charlie is a guitarist and former bandleader of the well known blues group Little Charlie and the Nightcats. He will perform with Dawn Lambeth at D’Anbino Cellars. Charlie combines a strong Charlie Christian influence with a jump blues background adding in shades of jazz, gypsy jazz, and even polka to bring an energetic, whimsical approach to the guitar. 4pm, D’Anbino Tasting Room, 710 Pine St., Paso Robles. $10. More info: 610-5418, firstname.lastname@example.org, dawnlambeth.com. LENNY BLUES TRIO plays at Tognazinni’s Dockside Restaurant on Oct. 6. 11am-3:30pm, Dockside, 1245 Embarcadero , Morro Bay. More info: 541-7930, sloblues.org. CAL POLY FALL JAZZ CONCERT Nov. 30 - University Jazz Band concerts feature everything from authentic performances of traditional jazz standards to cutting-edge repertoire of world music, hip-hop and more. From the big band “wall of sound” to spontaneous interplay in jazz combos, the Cal Poly Jazz Bands respect the tradition while expanding its boundaries. 8pm, Spanos Theatre, Cal Poly, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo. More info: 756-2406, music@calpoly. edu, music.calpoly.edu/calendar/.
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A poet knows it
Words, man … sometimes they just work. See for
yourself at the 100 Thousand Poets for Change worldwide festival taking place in more than 150 countries across the world Sept. 29. Come together in support of social justice and stand with poets and writers from around the globe, including some who write under terrible conditions. Proceeds will be donated to the SLO Food Bank. There will be a “BYOBBQ” at 5:30 p.m. at the Sanitarium at 1716 Osos St. in San Luis Obispo. For more info, visit 100tpc.org.
CAL POLY PARENT AND FAMILY WEEKEND ENSEMBLE SHOWCASE CONCERT Oct. 12 - All of our major ensembles will be on stage in Harman Hall, all on the same evening. Music Department Chair W. Terrence Spiller will emcee this extravaganza! Featuring the: Arab Music Ensemble, Choirs, Jazz Band, Symphony, and Wind Ensemble. 8pm, Performing Arts Center, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo. $14 and $12 general, $12 and $9 seniors and students. More info: 756-2406, music@calpoly. edu, music.calpoly.edu/calendar/. KATHRYN CATHCART On Oct. 23, Cathcart, a vocal coach with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, will work with singers from the Music Department. 5pm, Cal Poly Davidson Music Center Room 218, 1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo. More info: 756-2406, email@example.com, music.calpoly.edu/ calendar/. SPEAKEASY Get ready to Charleston like it’s 1922. Why? Because it is time for the 25th annual Symphony Ball. The Grand Ballroom will be transformed into a speakeasy complete with flappers and wiseguys. Dance to the hot jazz of the Redskunk Jipzee Swing Band. Dine, AUTUMN ARTS continued page 50
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Autumn Arts Annual Joseph Cantwell is a ruthless and harddriving young man; a dirty fighter who will let no scruples stand in the way of his ambitions. Oct. 12 through Nov. 4. 7pm and 2pm, San Luis Obispo Little Theatre, 888 Morro St., San Luis Obispo. $15$25. More info: 786-2440, kevinharris@ slolittletheatre.org, slolittletheatre.org.
Jazz is like fine, silk bed sheets for your ears. It always goes down smooth. The jazzy cats at Cal Poly want to make your ears swoon at their Nov. 30 Fall Jazz Concert. Come to the Spanos Theatre at 8 p.m. and be ready to fall in love with music, your significant other, or even a few of the band members. Tickets cost $12 for general admission, $9 for seniors, students, and Jazz Federation members. For more info, visit music.calpoly.edu/calendar or call 756-2406. AUTUMN ARTS from page 49
dance, bid, and celebrate this year’s recipient of the Symphony Honors. Who will it be? Feb. 23. 6pm, Embassy Suites Hotel, SLO. More info: 5433533, slosymphony.com.
Musical legends DREW NELSON On Sept. 28 Drew Nelson will be in concert at the Painted Sky Studios in Harmony. He is celebrating the release of his CD “Tilt-AWhirl.” 8pm, 2177 Old Creamery Rd., Harmony. More info: 927-8330, firstname.lastname@example.org, paintedskystudios.com. ELVIS COSTELLO will be performing at the Cohan Center on Sept. 29. 8pm, Christopher Cohan Center, 1 Grand Ave., SLO. More info: 756-6556, email@example.com, calpolyarts.org. JIMMY WEBB The Clark Center presents one of the greatest songwriters of all time, Jimmy Webb, on Oct. 27. Throughout his 40 year career, he has written numerous platinum-selling classics. 8pm, Clark Center for the Performing Arts, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande. $32-$40. More info: 489-9444, firstname.lastname@example.org, clarkcenter.org.
Student performances CUESTA JA Z Z CONCERT FEATURING BAND AND VOCE On Sept. 28, the award winning Cuesta Jazz ensemble performs a fun and exciting mix of compositions for Big Band, mixing from classics that swing hard, to modern, and eclectic marvels. They join forces with Cuesta’s Vocal Jazz groups “Voce” and “Encore” for a rare and very special collaborative concert. 7:30pm, Cuesta CPAC, Hwy 1, San Luis Obispo. $12 or $7. More info: 546-3198, email@example.com, cpactickets. cuesta.edu. HOLIDAY CONCERT The San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony will present their Holiday Concert on Dec. 9 at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande. 3pm, Clark Center, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande. More info: 543-3533, firstname.lastname@example.org, sloyouthsymphony.org.
Theater &Stage Comedy THE HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA The grand Melodrama holiday tradition continues as they present their most popular show of the year. Nov. 15- Dec. 23. Showtimes vary, 1863 Front St., Oceano., $18-$22. More info: 489-5539, info@ americanmelodrama.com, americanmelodrama.com.
Christopher Cohan Center, 1 Grand Ave., SLO. More info: 756-6556, email@example.com, calpolyarts.org. NATIONAL CIRCUS OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA This extravaganza includes color, music, and lights. It also showcases amazing, traditional feats such as the great teeterboard, flying trapeze artistry, contortionists, jugglers, and balancing acts. Sept. 25. 7pm, Cal Poly PAC, 1 Grand Ave., SLO. $17-$34. More info: 756-6556, firstname.lastname@example.org, calpolyarts.org.
POPOVICH COMEDY PET THEATRE Voted the best comedy show in Las Vegas, this sensational, award-winning spectacular provides non-stop fun for all ages. There will be hilarious clown work and trained cats. Two performances will take place on Dec. 1. 2pm and 7pm, Spanos Theatre, 1 Grand Ave., SLO. More info: 756-6556, email@example.com, calpolyarts.org.
SHEER-LUCK HOLMES This musical parody follows the detective duo of Holmes and Watson as they follow the clues to solve a mysterious case involving Egyptian artifacts. Through Nov. 11. Performance times vary, 1863 Front St., Oceano. $18-$22. More info: 489-2499, info@americanmelodrama. com, americanmelodrama.com.
COMEDIAN PAULA POUNDSTONE will be performing at the Spanos Theatre on Dec. 14. 7:30pm, Spanos Theatre, 1 Grand Ave., SLO. More info: 756-6556, firstname.lastname@example.org, calpolyarts.org.
IN LIVING COLOR is an original stage work by Randy Schwalbe which incorporates many familiar songs of years past. Oct. 26-Nov. 18. Fri. and Sat. shows are at 7:30pm and Sun. shows are at 3pm , Cambria Center For The Arts, 1350 Main St., Cambria. $20-$25. More info: 800-838-3006, brownpapertickets.com.
SHATNER’S WORLD It’s William Shatner’s world...and we just live in it. He will be performing a 100-minute, one-man show on Jan. 19 at the Cohan Center. 8pm, Christopher Cohan Center, 1 Grand Ave., SLO. More info: 756-6556, cparts@ calpoly.edu, calpolyarts.org. LATKE LAUGH IN An evening of adult comedic entertainment with George Pudlo, master of ceremonies, and featuring performances by Los Angeles comedian Elisa Wayne and San Luis Obisp’s own Dr. Roger Steele. Guest video appearances by Jackie Mason, George Burns, and more. Celebrating the holiday of the festival of lights. The audience will partake in traditional Latkes and Sufganiot. Tickets are $25 per person/presale price and $32 at the door. Dec. 1. 7:30pm, Congregation Beth David, 10180 Los Osos Valley Rd., San Luis Obispo. More info: 544-0760, email@example.com, cbdslo.org.
Dance STOMP is back! Come witness the international dance and beat sensation. A percussive hit for all ages, STOMP will have you drumming on your seat and tapping your feet. Witness this wildly popular dance group at the Cohan Center on Oct. 2-3. 7:30pm,
HAIR Broadway’s exuberant, Tony Award-winning musical is an electric celebration. Young Americans seeking peace and love in a turbulent time strikes a chord with all ages. Come see a performance of Hair at the Cohan Center on Jan. 10. 7:30pm, Christopher Cohan Center, 1 Grand Ave., SLO. More info: 756-6556, firstname.lastname@example.org, calpolyarts.org. THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT The Central Coast Follies present their 10th Annual Benefit for Parkinson Research “That’s Entertainment – A Decade of Follies,” at the Clark Center from Oct. 6 –14. Times vary, Clark Center for the Performing Arts, 487 Fair Oaks Ave., Arroyo Grande. $21-$25. More info: 489-9444, info@ clarkcenter.org, clarkcenter.org.
Only in SLO County THE BEST MAN The Best Man puts you in the front row of one of the most heated, vicious presidential campaigns ever imagined. William Russell is a wit and scholar with high liberal principles.
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IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE It’s a Wonderful Life comes to the San Luis Obispo Little Theatre from Nov. 30-Dec. 23. Performance times vary, San Luis Obispo Little Theatre, 888 Morro St., San Luis Obispo. More info: 786-2440, email@example.com, slolittletheatre.org.
For kids MAGICIAN COMES TO A.G. LIBRARY Join us at the Arroyo Grande Library for a show by magician Sol Salisbury on Oct. 6. 2pm, Arroyo Grande Library, 800 W. Branch St., Arroyo Grande. Free. More info: 473-7161.
Cinema AN AFTERNOON WITH CHARLIE CHAPLIN On Sept. 29 the Atascadero Library will be hosting an afternoon of Charlie Chaplin films and shorts. 1:30pm, Atascadero Library, 6850 Morro Rd., Atascadero., Free. More info: 461-6162. THE DARK CRYSTAL Bring the kiddos to the Los Osos Library to watch The Dark Crystal on Oct. 6. 2pm, 2075 Palisades Ave., Los Osos. Free. More info: 528-1862, losososlibraryfriends.org. GIDGET GOES SAN LUIS OBISPO On Oct. 10 you have the chance to meet the real Gidget, Kathy Zuckerman, along with special guests Linda Benson and filmmaker Brian Gillogly at the Central Coast movie premiere of Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story. There will be a meet-and-greet reception at Luis Wine Bar from 5:30-7pm. Tickets are available at slofilmfest.org for $50. Movie is free with suggested donation of $15. All proceeds go to the Women’s Legacy Fund and the 2013 SLO International Film Festival. 7:30pm, Fremont Theatre, SLO. More info: 546-3456, slofilmfest.org. LAUGH OUT LOUD MOVIES Laugh Out Loud to a Mel Brooks film on Oct. 23. Candy corn and popcorn provided by the Friends of Los Osos Library. 6:30pm, Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades, Los Osos. Free. More info: 528-1862, jlaurenzi@ slolibrary.org. YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Mel Brooks brings the laughs with his film Young Frankenstein and just in time for Halloween, the Los Osos Library will be hosting a viewing of the film (along with free popcorn) on Oct. 23. 6:30pm, 2075 Palisades Ave., Los Osos. More info: losososlibraryfriends.org.
Thurs. of every month, 7pm, 1000 Spring St., Paso Robles. More info: 237-3870, prcity.com/library. AUTHOR AND DIRECTOR STEPHEN CHBOSKY TO TALK AT CAL POLY ABOUT BANNED BOOKS Robert E. Kennedy Library presents a conversation with Stephen Chbosky, author, screenwriter, and director of Perks of Being a Wallflower at Chumash Auditorium on Oct. 5 as part of the library’s celebration of Banned Books Week. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a book-signing. From Sept. 30 through Oct. 6, Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to access information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship. 4pm, Chumash Auditorium, University Union, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. More info: 756-2315, firstname.lastname@example.org. A CARIBBEAN MYSTERY Read Together, a community reading experience presents: A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie. Miss Marple is on vacation but she never takes a break from solving crimes. All voices are welcome, and no auditions are needed. Read Together is a free event at Los Osos Library. Oct. 11. 6:30pm, Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave., Los Osos. Free. More info: 528-1862, jlaurenzi@ slolibrary.org. CONVERSATIONS WITH CAL POLY AUTHORS ON DIVE DEEPER: JOURNEYS WITH MOBY DICK The topic of conversation will be George Cotkin’s book Dive Deeper: Journeys with Moby Dick published by Oxford University Press. Our conversation will begin with the author talking informally about his work, followed by questions and conversation with Catherine Waitinas and a question and answer with the audience. Oct. 12. 10am, Room 111H, Robert E. Kennedy Library, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Free. More info: 756-7549, email@example.com, lib.calpoly.edu/authors/georgecotkin/. COALESCE BOOKSTORE BOOKSIGNING Coalesce Bookstore invites you to a book-signing on Oct. 13. Financial Revolution by Matthew A. Easterbrook. 2-4pm, Coalesce Bookstore, 845 Main St., Morro Bay. More info: 772-2880, firstname.lastname@example.org, coalescebookstore. com. SLO 100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE 100 Thousand Poets for Change is a worldwide festival taking place on the same day in over 150 countries across the globe. On Sept. 29, San Luis Obispo will gather in support of social justice with poets and writers holding simultaneous events, some under dire conditions, all over the world. Proceeds will be donated to the SLO Food Bank. Bring-your-ownbarbecue starts at 5:30pm, Sanitarium, 1716 Osos St., SLO. Donations accepted. More info: 544-4124, slo100tpc@boun. cr, 100tpc.org.
MICRO COSMOS Bring the kiddos to see Micro Cosmos at the Los Osos Library on Nov. 3. 2pm, 2075 Palisades Ave., Los Osos. Free. More info: 528-1862, losososlibraryfriends.org.
POETRY AT THE BEAN Poetry at the Bean is a monthly poetry reading series held at the Nautical Bean on the first Saturday of each month. Oct. 6 will feature poets Ellen Chavez Kelly and Rosemary Wilvert. There is an open reading to follow. 7pm, Nautical Bean, 11560 Los Osos Valley Rd., San Luis Obispo. Free. More info: 547-1318, email@example.com.
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS Bring the kiddos to see How the Grinch Stole Christmas (original version) at the Los Osos Library on Dec. 1. 2pm, 2075 Palisades Ave., Los Osos. Free. More info: 528-1862, losososlibraryfriends.org.
POETS ON THE EDGE presents Barry Floyd and Susan Lara for “Haunts.” Open mic follows. Oct. 25. 6:30pm, Los Osos Branch Library, 2075 Palisades Ave., Los Osos. More info: losososlibraryfriends. org.
BOOK CLUB The Paso Robles Library Adult Book Club meets on the third
THE 29TH ANNUAL SAN LUIS OBISPO POETRY FESTIVAL The 29th Annual San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival takes place: Nov. 3, 9,10,11,16,17, 18 at various venues throughout San Luis Obispo. For further info go to languageofthesoul.org. 7pm, San Luis Obispo. $8 general and $6 for students and seniors. More info: 547-1318, firstname.lastname@example.org.
EARLY CHILDHOOD STORYTIME Young children are invited to hear stories every Thurs. and Fri. at 10:30am, Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave., Los Osos . Free. More info: 528-1862, slolibrary.org.
Exhibits MARK BRYAN Mark Bryan will be at Steynberg Gallery for Art After Dark on Nov. 2. 6-9pm, Steynberg Gallery, 1531 Monterey St., SLO. More info: 547-0278, steynberg-events.com. STUDIOS ON THE PARK Erin Hanson’s show “Colors of Paso” will be on display from Oct.4-28. Erin Hanson’s oil paintings bring a neverbefore-seen style to California landscapes. Each painting is a unique view of the landscape. There will be an artist opening on Oct. 4 from 4-6pm and a closing reception on Oct. 27 from 5-9pm. Gallery times vary, check website for details, Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles. More info: 238-9800, sasha@studiosonthepark. org, studiosonthepark.org. TODD CARPENTER A stunning exhibit of photorealistic grayscale of California landscapes will be hanging at Vale Fine Art from Oct. 6-Nov. 26. There will be an opening reception on Oct. 6 from 6-9pm, 619 12th St., Paso Robles. Free. More info: 795-4680, email@example.com, valefineart.com. MASHA SCHWEITZER artwork will be on display at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art from Oct. 12-28. Reception is on Oct. 13. 3-5pm, 1010 Broad St., SLO. Free. More info: 543-4518, mjohnston@ sloma.org, sloma.org. KID’S EYE VIEW Art created by San Luis Obispo Summer Art Camp participants will be on display from Oct. 12-28. View during regular gallery hours, 1010 Broad St., SLO. Free. More info: 5434518, firstname.lastname@example.org, sloma.org. PHOTOMORPHOSIS II Come see cutting edge, digital photography at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art from Oct. 12- Nov. 18. Reception will be held on Oct. 13 from 3-5pm, 1010 Broad St., SLO. Free. More info: 543-4518, mjohnston@ sloma.org, sloma.org. OPEN STUDIOS ART TOUR AT AVILA STUDIO OF COLLEEN GNOS Central Coast artist and surfer, Colleen Gnos, will roll up her studio door in Avila Beach Oct.13-14 and Oct. 20-21 for the annual Open Studios Art Tour. She will be displaying her ocean/siren themed oil paintings and hand-painted surfboards inspired by her family history of abalone divers and sea captains. 10am-5pm, Art Studio, 546 First St. Unit # A, Avila Beach. Free. More info: 441-8277, email@example.com, colleengnos.com. “STRONG WOMEN IN A STRANGE COMPANY” Studios on the Park will present “Strong Women in a Strange Company” from Nov. 1-25. It will feature Lena Rushing’s distinctive portrayals of strong, striking women shrouded in unnerving subtext. The protagonist in each painting is often in the company of animals and other symbols of her predicament. Gallery times vary, check website for details, Studios on the Park, 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles. More info: 238-9800, firstname.lastname@example.org, studiosonthepark.org. AUTUMN ARTS continued page 51
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Special art events HUNT GALLERY’S ART A LA MODE Join us for a family friendly art get together. Live music from Graffitti Jamboree, artist demos, art projects, and stencil a T-shirt (Bring your own). Enjoy ice cream and art in one night. Sept. 22. 6-9 pm, Brovolone’s Deli, 9700 El Camino Real #105, Atascadero. $5 and half off entry if you bring ice cream to share. More info: 835-7492, Jesse.Huntgallery@gmail.com.
The man with one name
Who needs two names when you paint like a boss? DANIEL is a man who has no need for frivolous monikers because his art speaks volumes. There will be an opening reception for his work on Oct. 27, and you can see all the angles of perception he achieves in his art from then until Nov. 31. For info on the reception, call 975-4860 or visit piercemodern.com. Pierce Modern is at 617 12th St. in Paso Robles.
GALLERY AT MARINA SQUARE PRESENTS From Oct. 1-29, Gallery at Marina Square will present the special guest artists from Silk Painters International. There will be an opening reception on Oct. 12. Reception is from 5-8pm, 601 Embarcadero Ste. 10, Morro Bay. Free. More info: 772-1068, email@example.com. DANIEL is a local artist specializing in layered subliminal imagery with the intention to provoke new revelations with every 90 degree rotation of any one of his pieces. View his work at PierceModern from Oct. 27-Nov. 30. Opening reception is on Oct. 27 from 6-9pm, 617 12th St., Paso Robles. Free. More info: 975-4860, piercemodern.com. UNDER $200 ART SHOW The Under $200 Art Show returns! Everyone (all skill levels and all ages) is welcome to enter one or two pieces in this unjuried show. Art may be submitted starting Nov. 20 until we run out of
space (about 80 pieces last year). No cost to enter. The Opening will be on Nov. 30. This show will run through January. Call the ARTery for more info at 464-0533. 11am, The ARTery, 5890 Traffic Way, Atascadero. Free. More info: 464-0533, the1artery@gmail. com, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classes CALIFORNIA PHOTO FESTIVAL Click - The California Photo Festival is five days of hands on photographic education and excitement. Your classroom is California’s exquisite Central Coast, and your instructors are some of the best of the best. They will be right beside you showing you how to get the shot. You will not only go home with a head full of photographic knowledge, but also with a camera full of awesome shots. There is also a free sponsor expo and presentation on Saturday and all are welcome. Oct. 10-14. Sunrise to sunset, Embassy Suites, 333 Madonna Rd., San Luis Obispo., $149-$499. More info: 528-7385, email@example.com, californiaphotofest.com. FALL 2012 MUSICAL THEATER INTENSIVE WORKSHOP A two-day weekend intensive workshop geared toward actors with a strong passion for the performing arts respectively aiming for a career in musical theatre. This workshop will focus on giving actors the tools necessary to help them stand out from the crowd and take their audition and performance skills to the next level. More info at thespotag.com. Oct. 27-28. 10am, 116 W. Branch St., Arroyo Grande. $175. More info: 474-5711, jakeliammcguire@
gmail.com, thespotag.com. COLLECTING FINE CRAFT ON THE CENTRAL COAST On Oct. 14 guest speaker Lisa Stromsoe will present a discussion entitled “Collecting Fine Craft on the Central Coast.” Ms. Stromsoe has been a successful gallery owner, a national art juror, and won top awards with internationally recognized silversmith husband, Randy Stromsoe. Guests of her talk will discover trends in local 3-dimensional fine craft, plus great tips for putting together a personal collection. Afterwards, visitors are invited to explore the newly expanded gallery and artspace for painter Jay Bonestell and mixed-media artist Ann Bonestell. 11pm, Bonestell Studios, 2008 Ferrell Ave., Los Osos. Free. More info: 528-4265, larron4@ charter.net, artsobispo.org. VISUAL ART JOURNAL WORKSHOP Explore the world of visual art journaling and find your creative voice. Each week a different topic is covered including: how to create your own art journal book, how to paint amazing journal pages, and how to explore various journal themes. Runs Oct. 3 through Nov. 7. 4-6pm, San Luis Coast Adult Ed., 1500 Lizzie St., San Luis Obispo. More info: 549-1222, lortiz@ slcusd.org, ae.slcusd.org/~lortiz. ART CLASSES AT AVILA BEACH COMMUNITY CENTER Allen Capoferri will be teaching simple perspective and renderings of solid objects in a creative manner in addition to life drawing. The classes will be held at the Avila Beach Community Center every Tuesday for 9 sessions from Oct. 9-Nov. 6. $165 fee includes supplies. 9:30-11am, 191 San Miguel St., Avila Beach. More info: 6271997, firstname.lastname@example.org, avilabeachcc.com. ∆
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