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FLC fundraising for the arts

The Folsom Lake College Foundation and The Robert S. and Star Pepper Foundation announce the Arts Education Program Challenge to raise a minimum of $150,000 by Dec. 31, 2013, to help support FLC Youth Arts Education Programs. The funds raised will support three years of programming in the following areas: Folsom Lake College Summer Youth […]

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

Film not quite “Epic” but good

“Epic” is a mixture of several stories we’ve seen before — “The Littles,” “Avatar,” “The Wizard of Oz” and “Honey I Shrunk The Kids.” Teenager Mary Katherine (aka M.K., played by Amanda Seyfried) goes to live with her eccentric father (Jason Sudeikis) after her mother dies (which is barely mentioned so it will go right over most […]

No Comment / June 02, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Got talent? Show fairgoers what you can do

PLACERVILLE — Highlight your talent for a chance to win well-deserved appreciation and honors. Participate in a contest or just come to watch; there’s sure to be a competition that interests you at the 2013 El Dorado County Fair. Teen Jam is back! If you are in high school or younger and are in a […]

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

‘Strolling Through the Garden’ a reflective feast for the eyes

Antique quilts, vintage clothing and sewing tools (from patterns to notions and more) are all part of the celebration of an American art form on show right now at the Folsom History Museum. Photo by Susan Laird

Quilts are many things to many people. They are tactile — physically warm and cuddly. Quilts are visual, sometimes colorfully patterned. Oftentimes textured with thousands of tiny stitches, they feature intricate patterns in neutral spaces and highlight focal points. Some quilts smell of lavender, rose or cedar from the linen cabinets where they are stored. […]

No Comment / June 02, 2013 | Posted in Spotlight Columns | Read More »

Winter squash: A confession

Winter squash come in all colors and shapes. They keep for months, making them a great decorative piece in addition to a delicious meal. Courtesy photo

By Paula Bertram UCCE El Dorado County Master Gardener Dear Readers, I have a confession: I’ve got a crush on winter squash (Cucurbita), hence forth “WS” in this article. All the warning signs are there: obsessive thumbing through catalogues for pictures and descriptions, daydreaming about WS — those hunky shapes, those amazing colors, talking to […]

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

Join the Jubilee at the Junction

The Burke Junction Merchants Association of Cameron Park presents the first Cameron Park Art & Wine Jubilee at The Junction. This new event is rapidly approaching and the merchants association is busy planning this spectacular jubilee that will take place at the Burke Junction shopping center over the next three months. The 2013 Cameron Park […]

No Comment / May 30, 2013 | Posted in Cameron Park Life,Entertainment | Read More »

Wood-fired pottery coming to Crocker

Rob Barnard, Platter, 1992. Stoneware, wood-fired, 1 1/2 x 18 inches. Collection of Josseline and Robert Wood

SACRAMENTO — The Crocker Art Museum presents Rob Barnard: Pottery as Pure Art which will be on view July 21 through Oct. 20, 2013. Featuring 39 objects that span 20 years of Barnard’s artistic career, this is the first exhibition devoted to his production. This exhibition introduces to a wider audience the ceramic art of Barnard, one […]

No Comment / May 23, 2013 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »