Double Vision • May 5 - 29
CCA's Gallery features two artists thru May. DEBORAH RUSSELL views her most recent work as an extension of a career in commercial design and illustration. It is an amalgam of both her technical and creative sensibilities, exercised through process painting, uniting multiple layers of paint, color and texture. For ALAN STACY, an eclectic mixture of digital photography, the study of Japanese art and haiku, and the practice of zazen all culminated in his current exploration of the yugen aesthetic and the resulting Ghost Flower Collection. Enjoy the “beauty behind the biology of flowers” in this exhibit! Opening reception: Friday, May 6, 5:30 - 7:30 PM.
Art Talk • May 22
Film Illustrator Jack Johnson will discuss his 22 years designing sets in Hollywood for at least 53 movies including "The Perfect Storm", "Edward Scissorhands" and many more. Johnson considers himself lucky to have been "paid well for doing what you love." However he still made time for his own work by getting up at 4:30 each morning to paint his own creations before going to the studios. Now retired, he says that painting his own creations is much more difficult because when you illustrate a movie you have a very definite problem to solve, whereas painting your own work involves more imagination and emotion. He has received major awards for his paintings and is a signature member of both the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society and a member of the California Art Club. Sunday, May 22, at 1:00 PM. Free admission for CCA members; $3 for non-members.
THREE GROUPS on 3 WEEKENDS in MAY!
The Cabar-Esque season continues with RICK BRUCE, The Village Wizard. Included will be comical and spooky magic as well as some of his favorite stories and recollections. By popular request, Happy Hours begin at 6:30 PM before all evening performances. To see the full schedule, go to THEATRE (above), then click on CABAR-ESQUE. Mark your calendars and buy your tickets early! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To see the full 2016 CCTA Season, click on THEATRE in the white band above.
Coming to the Gallery
June in the GalleryThe featured artist for the June show in the Gallery is LAUREL SHERRY, 6/2 - 26. Exchange day is Tuesday, 5/31; reception is June 3, 5:30 to 7:00.
Art in the Park-ing Lot!
Inaugural Art Fair • May 28Welcome to this new event! For one day (Saturday, 11 AM - 4 PM, May 28), the Gallery is being extended into the front parking lot with spaces for CCA artists to display and/or demonstrate their artwork. No entry fee (first come, first served), all sales handled by the Gallery (30% commission), space limited to 10' x 10' per artist. Contact Gallery Director KERRY DRAGER for further information.
Coming to the Theatre
"COMPANY"A musical comedy - in concert. Book by George Furth, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. On the weekends from July 22 thru August 14, 2016.
Member Ticket DiscountsCurrent members of CCA (= Allied Arts Association) receive a $5 discount for the 2016 performances of IN CONCERT and LOVE LETTERS only. Discounts are not available for other productions.