927 Show in the Gallery
The 927 Show began in the early 70's to give local folks with a sense of wacky, ironic or zany humor an opportunity to put it on display. Sometimes with a satirical edge, these non-traditional artworks often contain found objects humorously presented in new contexts. Early on, 927 was the only telephone prefix for Cambria and was adopted for the show's title to suggest its local flavor. Times have changed. Entries are welcome from everywhere, its venue has moved from Vets Hall to the Cambria Center for the Arts, and this year it has been brought into the regular monthly calendar of the CCA Gallery's exhibits, running through September. Entry forms may be downloaded by clicking on FORMS in the blue menu at the top of this page. Take-in day for artworks is Tuesday, August 30, 9:30 to 1:00 PM at the CCA Gallery. Artists' reception and award presentation is Friday, Sept 1, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM with a no-host wine bar.
Art Talk with Jill Turnbow
Jill Turnbow, Artistic Director for the Cambria Center for the Arts Theater, will give the next Allied Arts "Art Talk" on Sunday, September 25 at 1:00pm in Conference Room #1. Turnbow has entitled her talk "The Importance of Community in Theater". She feels the theater has a responsibility to the community to keep up a high standard with exposure to both classics and new works with new styles of drama. Theater gives a reflection of lives and experiences; it should evoke an emotional response from the audience. To her, theater is as much an art form as painting or music. It's a collaborative art as opposed to the solitary art of painting; it involves the playwright, director, technicians and actors who all together create a play. Everyone is invited to this talk. We hope some will find a way they can enjoy being a part of this wonderful art form. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The next ART IN THE PARKING LOT event will be on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, September 4. For more information, go to GALLERY in the white band above and click on PARKING LOT ART. Contact Gallery Director Kerry Drager to reserve a space. firstname.lastname@example.org
Louie Ortega!! • Sept. 24 & 25
Don't miss this one! Long a Central Coast favorite, Louie produces an amazing variety of music as a stand-alone musician with just his voice and guitar. With some back-up he'll blow the roof off of the CCAT! Way more than a singer-songwriter, he's a Grammy Award winner and a master of all genre of music, from his interpretation of toe-tapping folk-rock to soulful ballads.From 1989 to 1996, Ortega toured extensively throughout the U.S and abroad with the Texas Tornados. His performance and translation of "Soy de San Luis" on the groups first album helped secure the band a Grammy in 1990. Their CDFour Aces, released in 1996, features two of his compositions, "Amor de mi Vida" and "Mi Morenita." He has performed with the newly revitalized Sir Douglas Quintet (Doug Sahm, Doug Clifford, Augie Meyers and John Jorgenson) on Elektra Records. He has also released two solo CDs:You & IandIn My Heart, featuring a collection of well-crafted tunes that demonstrate Louie Ortega can take front and center stage with the best of them. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For ticket info or to see the full 2016 CCTA Season, go to THEATRE in the white band above.
Coming to the Gallery
Fall Juried Show • OctoberThe exchange day is Tuesday, September 27, with the reception and awards presentation on Friday, September 30. Use the Juried Show Entry Form available by clicking on FORMS in the blue menu above.
Turnbow next Art Talk!
The Importance of Community in TheatreLegendary Central Coast actor and theatre director, JILL TURNBOW, will educate and entertain us with tales of her experiences with Community Theatre on Sunday, September 25 at 1:00 PM. Free admission for Allied Arts members; $3 donation is requested from non-members.
Coming to the Theatre
"Love Letters" • Oct 21 - Nov 13This play by A. R. Gurney was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play centers on two characters that sit side by side at tables and read the notes, letters and cards – in which over nearly 50 years, they discuss their hopes and ambitions, dreams and disappointments, victories and defeats – that have passed between them throughout their separated lives.