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Phone 707 263-6658
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MAY

MAY 1
2015
5:30 PM

Main Street Gallery,
325 N. Main Street,
Lakeport
263-6658
Our Wine is from Smiling Dog Winery.
Music is Jim Leonardis on Sax

Saturday, May 2nd at 6:00 pm

Sunday,   May 3rd  at 2:00 pm

Spring Dance Festival

presented by the Lake County Arts Council
Showcasing the talents of our local dancers

General Assigned Seats --$15
Premium Assigned Seats (Center Loge)--$20
Children 12 & under--$10

The Old Time Fiddlers Association
continues its monthly First Sunday Fiddlers Jam sessions hosted by the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum this Sunday, May 3, from noon to 2 pm.
Fiddlers will meet in the Ely barn to perform their wonderful Americana music. It is a free, family-friendly event. Donations benefit both the Ely Stage Stop, helping to fund a blacksmith shop on which volunteers are about to start work, and the Old Time Fiddlers Association, who uses it to partially fund their scholarship programs. The stage stop is located at 9921 Hwy 281 (Soda Bay Road) in Kelseyville near Clearlake Riviera, just north of Hwy 29-Kit's Corner. Visit www.elystagestop.org
 
Check out the stage stop on Facebook at www.facebook.com/elystagestop
Or call the museum at 707-533-9990."
May 7

Writing Workshop With Mary McMillan, former Poet Laureate of Lake Co; Main Street Gallery, Lakeport, 6:30 ~ 8:30, free.
Auditions will be held Saturday May 9 at 10 am and Tuesday May 12 at 6:30 pm at Gard Street School in Kelseyville.

We are pleased to announce our fall performance, the classic
Arsenic and Old Lace,
directed by Nani Phillips and Chris Griffith. This will be a high school-age cast, with the possibility of a couple of college-age actors. This is also a senior project for Chris, and we’re looking forward to it.

 It will be a gender-blind casting, with about 14 parts and possibly some doubling. Rehearsals will start in August, with performances in October. So teenagers, come out come out wherever you are! And if anyone knows someone who may be unware, feel free to fill them in.

 And of course, if you aren’t ready for the big spotlight quite yet, we will also be needing some behind-the-scenes help. So come on down to one of the rehearsals if you’re interested. LCTC membership is required for insurance purposes (you can join upon casting if necessary).

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Classic Movies 2015

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Sponsored by the Lake County Chamber of Commerce

The 2nd Tuesday Classic Movie Series

Enjoy your favorite classic movie on the big screen in the beautiful
Soper-Reese Theatre.

Donations graciously accepted at the box office. (Tickets are not available online.)

Matinee
Doors open at 12:30. Movie begins at 1:00 pm.

Evening Show
Doors open at 5:30 pm. Movie begins at 6:00 pm

Friday, May 15, 2015

Sponsored by the Tallman Hotel and Blue Wing


Enjoy an evening with THE "Queen of Boogie Woogie" Wendy DeWitt with Kirk Harwood on drums. Guest Queens to be announced!


Showtime at 7:00 pm
Doors open at 6:30pm

Table Seating -- $25
Center Loge -- $20
Side Loge (AA, CC) -- $15

Memorial Day Weekend, May 23rd & 24th, 2015
7th Annual
Lake Renaissance Festival

Come and be swept away to 16th century Italy where nobles and rogues, damsels and pirates interact among the grapevines and fruit trees of the beautiful Tuscan Village!
Food, drink, merchants, guilds and entertainment galore!

For information regarding participation by vendors, guilds, or entertainers contact us at: lakerenfest@yahoo.com, http://lakerenfest.weebly.com/

http://www.renregister.com/

 

or call (707) 295-0975.

o   Friday May 29 & Saturday May 30 at 7:00 pm, Sunday May 31 at 2:00 pm at Gard Street School in Kelseyville, at the corner of Gard and Park

o   Friday June 5 & Saturday June 6 at 7:00 pm, Sunday June 7 at 2:00 pm at the Weaver Auditorium located upstairs at the Lower Lake Schoolhouse Museum, 16435 Morgan Valley Rd, Lower Lake

Night of One-Acts

o   Prices are as follows:

§  $10 for General seats, $12 for Premium (the first two rows), if ordered prior to the show at either Pieces Boutique (155 N Main St, Lakeport) or online through Brown Paper Tickets, the link for which is on our website at lakecountytheatrecompany.org

 

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§  $12 for General, $14 for Premium if bought at the door.

§  Tickets should be made available in approximately two weeks.



Main Street Gallery





Don't Forget the First Friday Fling
at the Main Street Gallery in Lakeport.
See the new art, meet the new artists,
enjoy refreshments and entertainment,
always free, and savor the quality wines available for
a small charge.

More information here...


The Lake County Arts Council is a self-funded non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to:

  • Assist artists of all disciplines to create and market their work;

  • Assist residents of Lake County to find and enjoy local art and artists;

  • Assist in the creation and marketing of entertainment
    and entertainment venues in Lake;

  • Create a positive image in California and around the world
    for the arts in Lake County.

In addition, we seek to have fun with and inform our membership. Being a member of the LCAC has its own rewards. Being a volunteer is more satisfying yet.



Lake County Wine Studio and artist/teacher Anna Sabalone
are presenting monthly Wine and Art classes through September

 

Learn how to create art in various mediums step by step with Anna during the 2-1/2 hour class while you enjoy sipping on a glass of fine Lake County wine.  Each class will focus on a different art medium.  Classes will be held monthly at $40/pp.

More info here... 

 Diana Liebe classes for adults at the Main Street Gallery

  Wednesday afternoons from 1-4:00pm ONGOING Beginning watercolors
Adults and teens age 12 and up are welcome.
Space is limited so please preregister with the Main Street Gallery at 263-6658
 OR email or call Diana at dianaliebe03@yahoo.com  707-245-7512

 Diana  www.DianaLiebe.com

LIFE DRAWING SESSIONS
3 HOURS MONTHLY, COBB
An opportunity to draw from a live model ~ no instructor
Group meets from 1-4pm on the 2nd Sat and the 4th Wed of every month.

Lake Renaissance Festival happening Memorial Day Weekend, May 23rd & 24th

 

Come and be swept away to 16th century Italy where nobles and rogues, damsels and pirates interact among the grapevines and fruit trees of the beautiful Tuscan Village!
Food, drink, merchants, guilds and entertainment galore!

For information regarding participation by vendors, guilds, or entertainers contact us at: lakerenfest@yahoo.com, http://lakerenfest.weebly.com/

http://www.renregister.com/

 or call (707) 295-0975.

Summer Youth Art Camp 2015

The Main Street Gallery will again host the Summer Youth Art Camp.  This is the fourth year this popular program has been sponsored by the gallery.  It serves as an outreach program to inspire our youth to explore the world of art and have fun during the summer months.  Preparations for this year’s program are in the inception stages.   The schedule for classes will be mid-June through July.  These are day classes lasting two-three hours.  Class fees are minimal.  All supplies are provided.  Students will complete a project by the end of class which they can take home.  The gallery accepts Visa or Mastercard.   Look for additional information regarding classes, etc., in May.  Volunteers and donations are welcome for this valuable program.  Questions and further information can be directed to Barbara Funke, Chair, at 279-4193.

Hello Lake County Artists….

I am doing a catalog of Lake County Artists.
I have attached an example with a page for Sherry Harris.
I need your photo, bio and examples of your work.

If I have already created a page for you… Please disregard.

Thank you, Linda

Cobb Mountain Artists Open Studios Tour Application Form here...
Deadline for Open Studio applications is May 23
More necessary information on the application form in PDF format

You heard that right... the SECOND SUNDAY SALON is back!

All afternoon, Sunday, April 12th from 1-7pm.

 

After taking a much needed rest in March we are ready to host our local Artists for Salon #27.

 

As usual, the event is Potluck and we encourage a small donation if you can handle it.

 

The studio and materials await you as well as a somewhat improved terrace area

(under construction) to congregate and catchup on the latest art news and

gossip from around the county.

 

The Bocce Ball court has been cleared for it's winter coat and is ready for play and

the garden paths are ready for exploring. 

 

Hope you can make it,

Peter and Vicki Shandera

 

 

Call if you have questions: 994-1588

 

The Mission of Middletown Art Center is to provide a vibrant cultural center that integrates art education,
exhibition and cultural enrichment for Middletown and other Lake County communities.

Pear Festival Poster Competition

 

The Kelseyville Pear Festival Committee invites local Lake County Artists to participate in this year’s Pear Festival Poster competition. The prize winning artist will be awarded a money prize. The winning art work may also be used to promote the Pear Festival (in posters cards, press etc).

art work submission deadline 15th May 201
www.kelseyvillepearfestival.com

 

Kiwanis Lakeport Memorial Weekend Craft Fair – Deadline to submit is April 25th.

The Lakeport Kiwanis 25th Annual Memorial Weekend Craft Fair will be Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24 at the Natural High School (NHS) location on Main Street, on the shores of Clear Lake in Lakeport, CA. 
As in the past, all art and crafts are to be made by the seller and supplementing with other items will not be permitted.  Note:  we will have several vendors with imported handcrafts, and they will be in the international section of the Craft Fair.
More information here...

Link to Middletown Art Center page on this site
Life Drawing at the Middletown Art Center.....Children's art classes

Link to Middletown Art Center website

Link to Art House Gallery page in LCAC website

Call for Arts and Crafts Vendors in Middletown


MATH - Middletown Area Town Hall and Middletown Senior Center are pleased to announce an open call for arts and craft vendors for the 1st Annual Middletown Square Chili & Salsa Cook Off and Beer and Wine Tasting to be held Saturday, May 16, 2015, from 10AM to 8PM in Downtown Middletown.

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Lake County Theater Company logo link
Soper-Reese Community Theater link



Lower Lake Schoolhouse Museum link
Theatrical Notices of various kinds
performances, auditions, meetings, etc. Please send us your information for posting

Community Theater Green Room... - http://www.communitytheater.org/forum

This is a website and blog you will probably value if you love theater and are interested in theater arts.

For listings of some of the area theaters

Theatre Bay Area

LCTC is pleased to announce the upcoming auditions for "Arsenic and Old Lace" described on Wikipedia as "A farcical black comedy revolving around the Brewster family, descended from the "Mayflower," but now composed of insane homicidal maniacs."

We are looking for high school age students either enrolled or home-schooled. Gender blind casting for approx 14 roles, some doubling may be considered.

Auditions will be held at Gard St. Elementary School in Kelseyville on May 7th at 6:30 pm and May 9th at 10 am. Rehearsals to start early August with October show dates.

Tell your friends!

Family Movies showing at Lakeport Library and Redbud Library

Lakeport Library will show family-friendly movies on the first Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. and the second Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. except for holidays. The movie selection will feature current releases and old favorites, and will include both animated and live-action films. The free program is open to all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. For more details call the library at 263-8817.

Redbud Library shows family-friendly movies on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. For more details call the library at 994-5115

Library events are posted on the library's Google calendar

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Mendo Lake Singers meets at 7PM Tuesdays in the Four Square Church, 1125 Martin St., Lkprt. Ladies aged 16 and older are invited to learn to sing 4 part harmony, make new friends and have fun. Info: Chris, 263-5215 or Betty Lou, 263-4721.

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The Old Time Fiddlers Association

Ely Stage Stop will be having a craft/art Market Place event along with their Fiddlers’ Jam on Sunday April 12th from 10am-2pm. 

The stage stop is located at 9921 Soda Bay Road (Highway 281) in Kelseyville, near Clearlake Riviera, just north of Highway 29 at Kit's Corner.

In March Ely Stage Stop had 28 musicians and about 150 attendees.  With the musicians and the added artists/crafters Market Place event they are looking forward to having even more attending this fun event. 

 

Please contact Vonn at msvonn@aol.com or call 998-8018 to become involved, to get a copy of their flyer or have any questions.

Link to My Divas
FOR A GOOD TIME, CLICK ON IMAGE!


Irish Music and More
Every First Tuesday at the Blue Wing Saloon and Cafe in Upper Lake
6 to 8 PM
With background music by
UNCORKED!

For information about the fun event and more great bands, click on the link to the "Rhythm & Brews" website

 http://www.rhythm-and-brews.com/the-music/uncorked.html

The duo of Native American Music Awards nominee flautist and composer Keving Village Stone and guitarist and singer Lindy Day

  • Kevin Village Stone and Lindy Day
    specializing in music for wineries, casinos, clubs, black-tie venues, and private parties.
  • The duo Lindy Day and Kayla Bell rocks out as:
  • Ailura Fate
    Indie rock alternative originals, covers, and dance music.
    NEW sound samples just posted!



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Media Notices
Art Media or Media About the Arts

KPFZ has a new website.
http://kpfz.org/

        "Big Art" is the name of the show.     The show relates to anything having to do with art and artists in Lake County.  I believe that there are a lot of artists in Lake County who could use a voice to represent them and inform Lake County listeners about local artists and art events.  
       I'm open to any suggestions on improvements or volunteers to help me with getting the word out. If any of you have information about art events or art education in Lake County that needs to be mentioned, feel free to call me during the show 263-3435. Also, for the future, you can email me with pertinent information that I can mention in future shows. Most of all, I would like to schedule artist interviews for the shows, either to be interviewed live at the radio station or live by phone.
       I hope you will be able to tune in and maybe participate by calling in with some interesting information about art happenings or just to talk about art and artists in Lake County. In advance, thank you for your support.
From Sherry Harris, swharris@jps.net last Tuesday of every month on KPFZ 88.1 FM. from 1-2pm.

AIRWAVES FOR INMATES

Eugenie Steinman's interest in helping incarcerated people began 15 years ago when she began teaching poetry at the Lake County Juvenile hall, as a project of the Lake County Arts Council.

Now, she hosts a show called Radio Jail on KPFZ 88.1FM at 6PM every Suday except the last Sunday of the month.
The whole purpose of it is to bring the outside in, Steinman said.

Because of the program, children have been able to singhappy birthday to their fathers in jail and women have been able to "tell their lovers that they miss them."

"I call myself an ombudsman from the outside to inside," she said. "When people hear the words 'jail' or 'prisoners' they immediately don't want to see it or think about it."

"I am tryuing to shed some light to let people see what is going on," she added.



Writers' Circle

First Thursday of the month,
6:30-8:30 p.m. to share writings, give constructive feedback or just listen and enjoy.
With former Poet Laureate Mary McMillan

Main Street Gallery
325 N. Main St., Lakeport

Lake County Writers
meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month
at the Lower Lake Historic Schoolhouse Museum.
The group welcomes interested writers of all levels and genres.
Notices!
Also, do not forget the
Family Open Mics
Around Clear Lake!

openmic

Of course, all of these events are free and open to the public.
More information Here....
LAKE COUNTY HAS A NEW POET LAUREATE,
INSTALLED ON APRIL 19.

Casey Carney

Every Sunday evening is the ELYSEUM Writers Workshop at Harbin Hot Springs, 6pm to 7:30pm
(with us usually having dinner/coffee together afterward).

Founded seven years ago in San Francisco,
ELYSEUM continues to feature wonderful,
stimulating writing exercises and prompts,
group critique/sharing, guest facilitators
and a monthly featured reader showcase.
As incentive to join us, Harbin offers a $10 discount off admission if attending the workshop.

Contact russellgonzaga@gmail.com for more information. Visit us at http://elyseumwritersworkshop.
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Recently appointed
Lake County Poet Laureate,
Casey Carney, and Riviera Common Grounds Coffee House Proprietor Andrea Williams will host a monthly Lake County Poet Laureate Series, beginning Friday, September 12.

The series opens with the work of Lake County’s first Poet Laureate, Jim Lyle, read by fellow laureate emeritus and longtime friend, James Bluewolf.

The eight-month series is designed to showcase the lineage of Lake County Poets, and will take place at Common Grounds Coffee House ( 9736 Soda Bay Rd, Kelseyville, CA 95451, 6:30-8pm) on the second Friday of each month. One of each of Lake County’s eight Poet Laureates will be presented in sequence. A guest poet and musician will also be performing.



Poets and musicians interested in being guest artists during the eight month series are encouraged to contact Carney at lakecountypoetlaureatecarney@yahoo.com

 

Photo caption: Former and Current Poets Laureate (from the right): James Blue Wolf (2000 – 2003), Carolyn Wing Greenlee (2004 – 2006), Elaine Watt (2012 – 2014), Casey Carney (2014 – 2016), Russell Gonzaga (2010 – 2012), Mary McMillan (2008 – 2010). Missing from photo: Jim Lyle (1998 – 2000) and Sandra Wade (2006 – 2008).
According to Carney, “I passionately believe in the power of expressive language in helping an individual find one’s voice in the world, to strengthen that voice once found, and to share and connect that expression in the community. Originally from Southern California, I have been magnetized to live in Northern California and Lake County in particular. There is a powerful, creative and healing energy here, along with the profound need for it.  Lake County feels like home to me and I often reflect its beauty and complexity in my poetry.”
As the Lake County Poet Laureate, she will facilitate opportunities for poets and creative writers to share their work, through public readings in galleries, coffee shops, community centers, and other venues. She will also reach out to various community organizations and underserved populations to increase the access to and visibility of poetry in Lake County. And, utilizing her background as a special educator and her connections to Lake County schools through teaching, she will promote the experience of poetry workshops in the school setting, particularly with at-risk youth and children with special needs.
California poetry events, see this online calendar:
http://www.coloredhorse.com/
WritingPoetry/PoetryEvents/

Theresa Whitehill Poetry, Writing,
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Web Log: Investigative Poetics

2nd Sunday in Willits
Willits Open Reading
7:00 pm, Every second Sunday
Open reading, any art form welcome
at the Muse, 30 East Francisco Avenue, Willits
Contact: David Partch, 707 459-7054


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