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Vonderschmitt sees vibrant future for the arts

Jane Van Camp Village Life correspondent Promote, Connect, Empower — those are the words printed at the top of Andrew Vonderschmitt’s business card. Vonderschmitt is the new program director for the El Dorado Arts Council (EDAC) and he said he stands by those words as a promise to the many artists living and working in […]

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Exquisite art works from a century of Japanese-American cultural exchange

Karen Christian News release This month the Crocker Art Museum presents JapanAmerica: Points of Contact, 1876-1970, a beautiful and diverse display of nearly 200 works of art and design that have played a role in artistic exchange between the two cultures. Following the “opening” of Japan by the United States Navy in 1853 traveling expositions introduced […]

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‘Dying for a Diamond’ continues the saga of Laurel McKay

Book: “Dying for a Diamond” Author: Cindy Sample Publisher: Cindy Sample, published February 2017, paperback and e-book versions, 242 pages   “I, Laurel McKay, have very simple needs and make only one request for my upcoming nuptials and honeymoon. No dead bodies.” — “Dying for a Diamond” If you are familiar with Cindy Sample’s Laurel […]

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International Guitar Night returns to Stage One

Chrystian Dozza Courtesy photo It’s now officially a Folsom tradition — International Guitar Night returns to the Harris Center for the Arts, 10 College Parkway, presenting three guitar luminaries in a conversation about music that is unlike any other. IGN founder Brian Gore is on hiatus from touring; in his place, Gypsy jazz legend Lulo […]

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Academic Decathlon winning speech by Jenna Breedlove, Oak Ridge High School

Optimism Winston Churchill once said, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” But what is optimism? First and foremost, optimism is defined as having a hopeful attitude towards the future. According to Harvard Health Publications there are two types of optimism: dispositional and explanatory. Dispositional is […]

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Spring brings new arts and entertainment to campus

California State Unversity, Sacramento News release A celebration of the arts, the world’s largest peach, illustrious book illustrations, award-winning jazz and the silver anniversary of a trailblazing dance company — it’s all happening at California State University, Sacramento, this spring as part of the university’s Arts Experience.   Festival of the Arts This year’s campus-wide […]

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Halbert enjoys horsing around

Gold Country Artists Gallery News release Gold Country Artists Gallery’s newest member Eden Halbert travels throughout the country — and the world — capturing heartfelt photographs of horses both wild and domestic. Halbert, a wildlife, equine and pet photographer whose work is now on display at Gold Country Artists Gallery captures photographs that reflect her […]

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