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325 N. Main St., P.O. Box 247, Lakeport, CA 95453
Phone 707 263-6658
Fax 707 263-7165


Thursday July 24
Plein Aire painting event
Call Patty Oates 263-8908 for more information

Parking lot next to the bridge.   Interesting patterns and colors even in the weeds on the water, and pretty hill shapes above Upper Lake, or face the other way to Mt. Konocti and the open lake.  
Hope to see many of you there.  

Friday July 25
Lakeport Friday Night Concerts in Library Park

disco, funk and soul

Free. Bring a chair and a picnic.

Library Park is at 225 Park St. by the lake.

July 26
6-11 PM
Open Mic Lucerne

Lake County abounds with experienced and fresh talent. Come see and hear the exciting performances. Being in the audience is great fun and free. If you are a performer, this is a great opportunity to show off your talent.

All proceeds from the meal benefit the Lucerne Alpine Senior Center
Call 707-245-4612 or 707-274-8779 for your reserved time or come and sign-up on site beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday night. Don’t miss this chance.
 For more information about services or Open Mic Lucerne, call the Lucerne Alpine Senior Center at 707-274-8779.
Saturday July 26
7:00pm   - Doors open at 6:30
Soper Reese Theatre presents
Tom McDermott on Piano!
Direct from New Orleans.
Table and Loge seatsAll Seats - $15
Sunday July 27
Show starts at 6:00 pm.
Please be seated by 5:45 pm.
Lake County Live!  Sunday June 29, 2014

Local musicians, the Lake County Live! Players, and as always.. a few surprises!This Month..  62 Blues! Live KPFZ radio broadcast brought to you from the beautiful Soper Reese Theatre.



August 1
5:30 PM
Main Street Gallery,
325 N. Main Street,
Saturday August 2
11AM - 5PM
Art in the Gardens event happening at Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens Some of our Lake County artists will be participating. Check out the Botanical Gardens website for more information about ticket sales, music entertainment and food.
August 2 - 30
For info about submitting work, try here...
21st Annual Quilt and Textile Exhibition at the Lower Lake Schoolhouse

For more information, call (707) 995-3565 and ask for Linda
Lake or Camisha Knowlton

Works include quilts, weavings, tapestries, and bags made of handspun and
hand knitted yarn. The public is invited to enter work for the show as well
as stop by the museum once the show opens to enjoy all the items that range
from soft and subtle pastels to bold colors and textures.
Thursday, August 7
Writing Workshop With Mary McMillan, former Poet Laureate of Lake Co; Main Street Gallery, Lakeport, 6:30 ~ 8:30, free.
Saturday August 9
12 to 2 PM


21st Annual Quilt and Textile Exhibition at the Lower Lake Schoolhouse

There is a free reception. Come meet the artists and see the spinning and weaving
demonstrations that will delight and educate adults and children about
textile arts.
Tuesday August 12
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
Classic Movies 2014
Dr. No
The 2nd Tuesday Classic Movie Series

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

Donations graciously accepted.
Friday August 15
6 - 8 PM
Lake County Poet Laureate Casey Carney and poets Sandy Stillwell and Margaret Rawson be reading at the Third Friday Gala
The Art House Gallery
15210 Lakeshore Drive Clearlake
(707) 994-1716

Enjoy spoken word, light refreshments, and the work of local artists

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:

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.

Art magazine links have been moved to the Links page

Here’s a message from Richard Seisser with the Lake County Arts Council’s Main Street Gallery in Lakeport.

Please let all artists know that I will be the new Gallery Coordinator for the Main Street Gallery taking over for Judy Cardinale as of July 1st. Also I am currently booking the gallery wall for the month of October, so space is going fast. It is my hope and goal that the gallery be booked at least 6 months in advance.

We are also looking at installing a new more modern hanging system. No more pounding nails in the wall.

Yours in art,



At the Main Street Gallery
325 N. Main Street - Lakeport, CA  95451

Registration at the Gallery
 All materials are included for each class
Students will complete a project in class to take home

June 17 ~ July 28
Prices $8 ~ $15
Classes available in limited age groups, from 6 to 18.

More information and complete schedule available here...

The Main Street Gallery will present a special display of the Summer Youth Art Camp artwork in the Linda Carpenter Gallery during the month of August. 

 Diana Liebe classes for adults at the Main Street Gallery

  Tuesday July 29 from 9:30-12:30, T-shirt painting Cost is $20.00

 Monday August 4 from 1-4pm, silk scarf painting the quick and easy way Cost is $20.00

 Monday August 18 from 1-4pm, shoe painting for fun and style Cost is $20.00

 Wednesday afternoons from 1-4:00pm ONGOING Beginning watercolors

 All supplies are included in the workshop fee except shoes for shoe painting and watercolors for ongoing Wednesday watercolor class.

 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  707-245-7512


Page for Sherry Harris' email arts newsletter here...


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.

LAKEPORT - The Ladies of the Lake Quilt Guild (LLQG) invites entries for its 13th Annual Falling Leaves Quilt Show. The deadline to submit entry forms is Aug. 9. The LLQG is inviting entries now to give quilters time to finish quilts for the show which will be held Oct. 4-5 at the Lake County Fairgrounds. Entry forms, instructions and details are available from the LLQG website
or contact Jane Alameda at 707-263-3831.

Vendor applications are available for the annual Lakeport Octoberfest which will be this October 4th.
Friday Morning Painters

Anyone is welcome to join us.   We meet every Friday at 10am at the Kelseyville Senior Center
 (small building just behind the center with the ramp).
There is a once-a-month donation of 5.00 per person that goes to the Senior Center to cover usage of the room.
The one 5.00 fee covers you for as many times as you come for that entire month.
We just work on our own paintings and offer encouragement to each other.
If you have any questions email Steve Bilodeau

The 12th annual EcoArts:  Lake County Sculpture Walk

This is definitely one of Lake County’s “hidden gems” that needs to be found by both locals and visitors. Any of our tourist oriented businesses should make sure to tell your visiting clients about this event. They will thank you for it and will want to return to see it again each year.

, the sculpture art will be on exhibit until the middle of October and the Middletown County Trailside Park is open seven days a week from dawn to dusk.

There are trailside map booklets available at the beginning of the trail detailing where all the art is located, along with information about each sculpture and artist in this booklet and it is free for you to take back with you after you’ve seen the exhibit. We guarantee you will be glad you walked the trail and saw the art. Just be sure you tell all your friends to see it, too. This is an event for all ages to enjoy, so bring your whole family.

 If you don’t like to be out in hot weather be sure to go in the morning when it is cooler. Bring some water and a snack and take a rest at one of the park benches or picnic tables along the trail.

To get there take Hwy 175 out of Middletown going towards Cobb Mountain to Dry Creek Cutoff Road.

19h Annual Steele Wines Harvest Festival – October 11th & 12th, 2014

The format will remain the same with four bands, the vineyard run, grape stomping and wine tasting.

Contact them about emailing you an entry form. The booths will be on the lawn from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

All arts and crafts must be made by seller/exhibitor that is present at the show. Other items are not acceptable.

More info necessary for participation available here...

The Featherbed Railroad would like to feature artists during this year’s Wine Adventure July 26th and 27th.

This year’s Wine Adventure is going to also feature some of the brilliant local artists that we have here in Lake County. Featherbed Railroad will have space available for artists who wish to display or do short demonstrations. There will be no charge to artists. Also chili
Red Lava Vineyard will be pouring. Should be a fun weekend. 

Contact Tony Barthel if you are interested at

(707) B-R-GUEST [274-8378]

Lake County Winery Association presents their 10th Annual Wine Adventure, Wines with Attitude, this weekend, Saturday and Sunday July 26th and 27th .

Check out what’s new this year with their event at

 Lake County Artists will be displaying their art at many winery locations. Check out their displays as you enjoy the wine, food, and music.

On Saturday, July 26th, the Farmers' Market at Steele Winery will be held on the Argonaut Road side of the winery due to Steele's participation in the Wine Adventure.

Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy our full contingent of artists & crafters under the lovely Walnut trees.

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For listings of some of the area theaters

Theatre Bay Area

 Check out the new program at Mendocino College!

John Tomlinson
Theatre Instructor


Then go sign up for classes so you can be a part of this amazing ensemble training experience!   The classes to sign up for if you want to join the conservatory ensemble are:



THE 202 Script Analysis M &  W 3:30-4:50

THE 210B Beginning Acting T & TH 4-5:50

THE 212 Voice F 3-5:50

THE 230A Dance T & Th 2-3:50

MUS 230A Singing M & W 2-2:50

Classic Films
at the Soper-R


    Enjoy your favorite classic movie on the big screen in the beautiful Soper-Reese Theatre.
"Donations graciously accepted"
Matinee show - Doors open at 12:30.  Movie begins at 1:00pm
Evening show -
Doors open at 5:30. Movie begins at 6:00 pm.

August 12 Dr. No

September 9 Arsenic and Old Lace

October 14 The Man Who Knew Too Much

November 11 Mr. Roberts

December 9 The Manchurian Candidate

Music Bulletins and Rhythmic Information
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.


Link to CLPA site



Konocti Fiddle Club icon  
The Konocti Fiddle Club plays for all occasions. more...
Link to My Divas

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 playing Irish music from 1 to 2:30 pm at the Fairgrounds on Sat, 3/16.

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

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!

Clovice Lewis shared a link
"1 The Hero's Journey": "Please visit my “Vim Natura” YouTube channel to listen to my new orchestral piece composed between April 30 and June 13 of 2014. The working title is "Movie... Meet Score", although that title is open to suggestions. On April 28, 2014 John Parkinson (conductor of the Lake County Symphony) asked if I would consider playing a cello concerto with the orchestra for the November 2014 concert. I thought about it and concluded that I really wanted to compose a new piece that features cello.

Links to the four movements on YouTube are here....


Media Notices
Art Media or Media About the Arts

KPFZ has a new website.

        "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, last Tuesday of every month on KPFZ 88.1 FM. from 1-2pm.


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.

Casey Carney

Also, do not forget the
Family Open Mics
Around Clear Lake!


Of course, all of these events are free and open to the public.
More information Here....
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 for more information. Visit us at http://elyseumwritersworkshop.

Press Release – Casey Carney selected as Lake County’s New Poet Laureate


On Saturday April 19th, the former Lake County Poets Laureate selected Casey Carney as the new Poet Laureate for 2014 – 2016. Carney is from Clearlake California. She is a life-long artist who excels in the art forms of dance, choreography, photography, creative writing and poetry. Poetry, however, is at the center of her artistic passion, and at the core of all her work.


She holds a Master’s Degree in Dance and has worked as an Education Specialist, helping children and adolescents, many who were nonverbal, access language and expression through drawing, movement, and storytelling.


She is currently working on preparing her poetry manuscript, How to Tell a Party from a Disaster, for publication. Although primarily a poet, she also has two novels in progress. In addition, she has a large body of photographic work, which is often presented with poetry. Her photography is currently displayed at the Saw Shop Gallery Bistro in Kelseyville, the Riviera Common Grounds Coffee Shop, the Lower Lake Coffee Company and upcoming at the new Bon Marketplace in Ukiah.

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.
Charles Wright, a master of capturing landscape and meditation in verse, has been named the next Poet Laureate of the United States by the Library of Congress. It is the latest in a long list of honors and awards for Wright, who is considered one of the greatest American poets of his generation.

Wright will succeed Natasha Trethewey as the Library’s 20th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. “For almost 50 years, his poems have reckoned with ‘language, landscape, and the idea of God,’” said Librarian of Congress, James Billington. “Wright’s body of work combines a Southern sensibility with an allusive expansiveness, for moments of singular musicality.”

Charles Wright is the author of 24 books of poetry, including “Black Zodiac” which was recognized with a Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Photo by Holly Wright
California poetry events, see this online calendar:

Theresa Whitehill Poetry, Writing,
Letterpress Broadsides
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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