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‘Less is more’ at Kondos exhibit

NEGRO BAR, oil by Gregory Kondos, depicts one of the region’s early gold mining sites. Photo courtesy of the Gallery at 48 Natoma

Sometimes, less is more. That is certainly true with the art of master artist Gregory Kondos, whose landscape paintings will be on display at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom March 18 through May 11. There is a “quietude” and contemplative quality to his work. “The Landscape by Gregory Kondos” will feature original oils, […]

No Comment / March 14, 2011 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Pioneer women bear their souls in ‘Quilters’

THE ALL FEMALE CAST MEMBERS of "Quilters" portray more than 100 characters in the Imagination Theater production. The play tells the stories of pioneer women who ventured west. Mother Lode News photo by Krysten Kellum

“Bits and pieces of life from the community”— that’s how “Quilters” director Chrissy Addison describes the play. Those “bits and pieces” include the ensemble cast of actresses, the community involvement in the production and the melding of talent and energy from theater communities and volunteer artists from around the region that have contributed to Imagination […]

No Comment / March 11, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Maria Callas exposed in ‘Master Class’

MUSIC MASTER —€” Janis Stevens plays Maria Callas in Capital Stage's production of "Master Class." Here, she's working with Callas' student Tony, played by Ian Cullity. The play aboard the Delta King runs through April 10. Photo by Charr Crail

Opera diva Maria Callas comes to life in Capital Stage’s production of “Master Class.” The Terrence McNally play introduces Callas as a larger than life and drop-dead funny teacher. As she leads three aspiring voice students, Callas offers an intimate look into her life — her tumultuous affairs, her ugly duckling start, her fierce hatred of […]

No Comment / March 10, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Packed house greets Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinum

The energy in the audience was palpable as Gloria Steinem walked across the stage to the podium on Monday night, March 7, on Stage One of Folsom Lake College’s Three Stages. The women, young and old, and a sprinkling of men, could not stay in their seats and rose to greet Steinem with a standing […]

No Comment / March 09, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment,Feature Photos | Read More »

Chautauqua Playhouse has gone to the cats

HERE KITTY, KITTY — The "Phantom Cat of the Chautauqua" cast, left to right, Linda Arnold, Michael Bianchi-Rossi, Linda Small, Bob Nannini, Jay Casl and Shelley Walker. Courtesy photo

Something weird is going on at the Chautauqua Theatre. Ever since the new owners took over, there have been strange occurrences and rumors of a phantom cat prowling about. Chautauqua Children’s Theatre presents “Phantom Cat of the Chautauqua,” an original script written by Michael Bianchi-Rossi and directed by Marie Raymond. The play begins March 19 and […]

No Comment / March 09, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Art show ‘Awash With Color’

"Traverse City Victorian"€ by Ken Potter was the Best of Show 2010 Members Exhibit.

“Awash With Color” — WASH Inc. or Watercolor Artists of Sacramento Horizons presents its annual members’ watercolor show. Juried by Steve Walters, “Awash With Color” will be a display of up to 100 members’ watercolor paintings at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 5330 B Gibbons Drive in Carmichael. Show hours are 11 a.m. to 7 […]

No Comment / March 08, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Congressman McClintock announces 2011 Congressional Art Competition

Entries due by April 29 All high school students in the Fourth Congressional District are invited to participate in the Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery, a nationwide high-school art competition sponsored by the members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The contest is open to all high-school students within the Fourth Congressional District. First-place entries […]

No Comment / March 07, 2011 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »