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Art show displays diversity of fiber

Fiber art by Sharon Mansfield

The Sacramento Fine Arts Center hosts the second annual Focus on Fiber, a fiber arts show, May 28 through June 22. Fiber is a common material that many artists use in exceptional ways. The exhibit will showcase artwork using all types of fiber medium — basketry, beading, crochet, dyeing fabric, felting, hooking, knitting, knotting, lace […]

No Comment / May 08, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Eat, drink, celebrate locally grown at the Grape Escape

SACRAMENTO — Get your taste buds ready! The 11th annual Save Mart Grape Escape is scheduled for Saturday, June 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the newly renovated Cesar Chavez Park in downtown Sacramento. This annual culinary celebration is the region’s premier food and wine event that showcases varietals from 60 regional wineries and […]

No Comment / May 06, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Congressman celebrates young artists

Congressman Tom McClintock, left, stands with the winners of the 4th District Congressional Art Competition at a reception held at BI Design in El Dorado Hills. With McClintock are, left to right, BI Design owners Craig and Alexandra Badolian, first-place winner,Ashlyn Woods, honorable mention winner Teri Nittler, third-place winner Brandon Borjon, second-place winner Julia Schmidseder and honorable mention winner Daisy Allison. Village Life photo by Shelly Thorene

Five Northern California high school students garnered top awards in the Congressional Art Competition sponsored by members of Congress and were recognized by Congressman Tom McClintock at a May 1 reception at BI Design Studio in El Dorado Hills, where their art was on display. The competition was open to all high school students within California’s […]

No Comment / May 05, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment,Featured Stories | Read More »

Sacramento museums extend into evenings with special events

SACRAMENTO — In addition to its fascinating Gold Rush past, the Sacramento area is rich with an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and historic sites that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science and wildlife treasures all year long. In May many of the 30 members of Sacramento Association of Museums are […]

No Comment / May 05, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Folsom Symphony kicks off summer with ‘Made in America’

Time certainly flew this arts season. The Folsom Symphony will be closing out its 2012-13 season on May 17 & 18. But with its emphasis on “Made in America,” it actually feels more like a celebration of the beginning of an American summer. Think about it: high school and college commencements, family gatherings on the […]

No Comment / May 05, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Art & Wine Affaire

The El Dorado Hills Optimist Club, El Dorado Arts Council and the El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce present the 10th annual El Dorado Hills Art & Wine Affaire at El Dorado Hills Town Center. Ninety artists with specialties ranging from ceramics to acrylics to photography will create a varied atmosphere of fine art throughout […]

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Young and talented: Youth Chamber Orchestra performs May 13

The Folsom Lake College Youth Chamber Orchestra presents a concert on May 13 at Harris Center for the Arts/Three Stages at Folsom Lake College. The 16-member youth string orchestra was formed to inspire music appreciation and excellence among children ages 12 to 18, and to increase community awareness of the musical experiences of area youth. […]

No Comment / May 02, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »