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Rid your garden of aphids: The drought-weakened plants are in peril!

By Charlie Basham UCCE Master Gardener of El Dorado County  If you’re nurturing a small summer veggie garden, or just trying to keep your favorite plants alive during our merciless drought, you need to be on guard and protect your garden investment from bugs. The dry summer weather is a veritable vacation for hungry bugs — […]

Comments Off / May 31, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Gallim Dance is fearless

FOLSOM — Gallim Dance creates and performs throughout the world original work by artistic director and founder Andrea Miller. Gallim quickly captured the attention of fellow artists, presenters and audiences with its award-winning work, ensemble of dancers and a fearless physicality grounded by deep humanity and expressed through the madness and joy of the imagination. Gallim […]

Comments Off / May 21, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Artists put their heart & soul into every piece

Photographer Lisa Aikenhead captures nature at its best. See her photos and other artists' works during the Spring Art Studio Tour, May 30 & 31. Photo by Lily Hodge

Two local artists, one of whom expresses the beauty of life through her wonderful photos and the other through her stunning sculptures, will be among the more than 40 talented crafters participating in the 2015 Spring Art Studio Tour in three local communities. The free event, sponsored by the El Dorado Hills Arts Association, will […]

Comments Off / May 20, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Light unifies David Ligare’s work

"Penelope" by David Ligare, 1980, oil on canvas, 40 x 48 inches. Crocker Art Museum, promised gift of David Ligare and Gary Smith.

SACRAMENTO — This summer, the Crocker Art Museum presents a major retrospective exhibition, featuring nearly 80 works by Monterey-based contemporary artist David Ligare. The exhibition, David Ligare: California Classicist, will be on view June 7 through Sept. 20, 2015. A self-proclaimed Classicist, Ligare (born 1945) creates perfectly ordered still life, landscape, architectural and figurative paintings that […]

Comments Off / May 14, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Peter Rabbit hops into Sutter Street

FOLSOM — Sutter Street Theatre presents five delightful tales, including “Peter Rabbit,” “The Tailor of Gloucester” and “Jemima Puddle-Duck,” interwoven with the fascinating life of their creator, Beatrix Potter, in an enchanting, enlightening show for all ages. The Adventures of Peter Rabbit and His Friends moves back and forth from the fantasy world the writer created to the intriguing […]

Comments Off / May 12, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Art goes to the dogs

PLACERVILLE — El Dorado Arts Council is proud to present Art N’ Bark, a dog and pet-themed art show spotlighting local artists and dog friendly activities for pet owners and their four-legged friends to enjoy together. Featured artists include Agi Gillespie, Cynthia Hayes, Jennifer Eubanks, Kellen Dyer, Lara Gularte, Linda George, Mark Tart, Oran Miller, […]

Comments Off / May 10, 2015 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Organic images by El Dorado County artists on display

“Green Venus,” Anton Nemeth, porcelain sculpture.

Two El Dorado County artists share the spotlight in the latest offering at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom, with stunning displays of organic art in “Organic Origins,” starting Friday. “Organic art? What’s that? Is it veggie art that’s GMO-free?” quipped my hubby. “Silly,” I told him. “Organic art is a vital new movement […]

Comments Off / May 10, 2015 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »