Auditions for Our Town will be held at Redlands Footlighters 11/26 & 27 at 7 PM.
If you are unable to make either night you may message me for an appointment. Rehearsals start 12/3 through 12/20, then break until 1/02/2019 for the holidays. Performances start i/26/2019 and run on weekends through 2/24/2019. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. If you are unfamiliar with the show, there is an excellent film of the Lincoln Center production with Spaulding Gray as the Stage Manager.
Cast of Characters:
Stage Manager (age and gender open) The host of the play and dramatic equivalent of an omniscient narrator. The driving force behind the action.
George Gibbs (20s to play from teen to 30s.) A decent, upstanding young man.
Emily Webb ( 20s to play from teen to 30s).George’s next door neighbor, then fiancé, then wife.
Dr. Gibbs (plays 30s-40s) The town doctor and Civil War expert.
Mrs. Gibbs (plays 30s-40s) George’s mother.
Mr. Webb (plays 30s-40s) Emily’s father and publisher and editor of The Grover’s Corners Sentinel.
Mrs. Webb( plays 30s-40s) Emily’s mother. Seems no-nonsense at first.
Mrs. Soames (age open) A gossip
Simon Stimson (age open) The choirmaster, an alcoholic and tragic figure.
Rebecca Gibbs (12-14) George’s younger sister.
Wally Webb (12-14) Emily’s younger brother.
Howie Newsome (age open) The milkman.
Joe Crowell, Jr.( teen) The paperboy
Si Crowel (teen) Joe’s younger brother
Professor Willard (age open) a professor at the state university.
Constable Warren (age open) A local policeman
Sam Craig (age open) Emily’s cousin.
Joe Stoddard (age open) The town undertaker.
Artist Applications Now Open For
2019 Redlands Festival of Arts
Redlands, CA–October 22, 2018–Artist applications are open for the , which is a juried art show awarding over $6,000.00 in prizes to talented artists who will come from across the United States over this coming year’s Memorial Day weekend, May 25-26, 2019, from 10 am to 5 pm to exhibit their work in Smiley Park.
More than 60 artists are expected to participate in this open air, juried art show and compete for honors in multiple art categories. This festival, for which there is no admission charge, draws thousands of visitors who want to see and purchase a wide range of art, including paintings, photography, sculpture, glass, textiles, metal, wood, ceramics, jewelry, fashion and furniture.
Interested artists are encouraged to visit to complete the festival artist exhibitor application form. While there is a booth fee for accepted artists, no percentage is retained by the festival from the sale of their artwork.
Shirley Harry, Festival Chairwoman, said, “I’m encouraging artists from Redlands, the Inland Empire and Southern California to apply for this juried show. Our festival visitors love to buy all kinds of art while supporting our student artist grant programs. We also need more festival volunteers to help us. It’s fun to be a volunteer—just ask me or visit our web site for more info.”
A family friendly event, the festival includes a Kids Arts Zone with hands-on fun art experiences, a chalk art competition and this year a new youth art exhibit. The festival also includes special exhibits at the Smiley Library and the Lincoln Shrine along with live entertainment and a food, beer and wine garden.
Steps away from the festival there will be more to see and do at Art in the Park, which will be held on the Eureka Street side of Smiley Park adjacent to the Redlands Bowl and Mission Gables House.
November 16 and 17, 2018 - Mil-Tree Presents:Painting Workshop with Acclaimed Artist, Jo Bertini.
Jo Bertini is an award winning, established Australian artist for whom the
desert has become an essential subject, whose paintings resonate from the
personal to a wider manifesto. She is a painter, art educator, lecturer and
writer. She is known internationally for her paintings and drawings of desert
landscapes, people and animals. Her work has been acquired by private and
public collections both nationally and internationally and is on display in
many public art galleries, museums and institutions. https://jobertini.com
Keyboard Art is the largest private school in the Tri-Community. The teachers at our school are accomplished musicians, artists, yoga, martial arts, culinary, and science instructors with academic degrees, and decades of experience practicing, performing and teaching. We specialize in performance, composition, music theory, music literacy, artistic and musical expression, movement arts, culinary arts and hands on science. We believe that learning, experiencing, and creating, benefits children emotionally, mentally and physically and is the key to artistic success.
All of our Master Teachers for music have more than 35 years of teaching in their field of expertise. Most have either a Masters or Doctorate Degree in Music and/or Music Education and are qualified to provide the training necessary to prepare students for college admittance if they choose music as their major. We are proud of the fact that we have successfully launched several students into their music careers.
Laura Rosky-Santoni & Ana Maria Maldonado Violinist & Cellist of the San Bernardino Symphony
November 4, 2018 3:30 PM Wrightwood Community United Methodist Church1543 Barbara St, Wrightwood, CA
Join artist Rick Caughman for a talk on branding and marketing in the arts.
Rick Caughman, originally from upstate New York, lives and works in Ontario, California. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena with a degree in advertising illustration, which trained him to work in the communication arts. He began his teaching career at Chaffey College, the La Sierra campus of Loma Linda University, and the University of California at Riverside on a wide range of fine and commercial art topics. With his experience in fine and commercial arts he sees an importance in promoting “marketable thinking” for artists.
ARTS RESOURCING: GATHERING AND CULTIVATING OUR COMMUNITIES:
Are you a visual, performing or literary artist, arts organizer, arts administrator, or community or civic leader in San Bernardino County? Join us in Joshua Tree, CA for an inspiring day highlighting how artists, municipalities, and organizations from across the county have integrated arts and culture initiatives into a sustainable, community-based approach. This conference will provide an opportunity to network and share your own work and contribute to this evolving county-wide arts dialogue. Afternoon sessions include professional practice workshops and discussions on important topics in the expanding fields of art and creative practices.
With a rich and diverse history, San Bernardino has the potential to regain its vibrancy and strength. What began as a personal response to tragedy has evolved into showcasing the city’s landscape in a positive light. The images in this exhibition, and forthcoming book, portray the artist’s view of San Bernardino - confirming that beauty exists here, if you slow down and look for it.
Text by Michael Hardison.
Stop by the Garcia Center for the Arts at 536 W 11th St San Bernardino, CA to view this great new collection of photographs on display until October 31, 2018. Opening reception is this weekend, August 17th at 6pm in the auditorium.
ARTS RESOURCING: GATHERING AND CULTIVATING OUR COMMUNITIES:
Are you a visual, performing or literary artist, arts organizer, arts administrator, or community or civic leader in San Bernardino County? Join us for an inspiring day highlighting how artists, municipalities, and organizations from across the county have integrated arts and culture initiatives into a sustainable, community-based approach. This conference will provide an opportunity to network and share your own work and contribute to this evolving county-wide arts dialogue. Afternoon sessions include professional practice workshops and discussions on important topics in the expanding fields of art and creative practices.
Registration is $30 for members, $60 for non-members and includes lunch!
When you click through to register you will be invited to join other arts and cultural experiences pre-and-post conference. These additional experiences are fundraisers for Arts Connection programming so please spread the word about the Sound Bath and A-Z west tour. These experiences can be booked separately from the conference registration.
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A LAUNCH LA OPEN CALL GROUP EXHIBITION @The Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles
August 17 to August 30, 2018
An intersection occurs when two or more paths cross: where cultures, histories, ambitions or chance converge, creating defining moments of decision, denial or opportunity. For some, the paths are riddled with obstacles or even blocked, while the way is smoothed for others. The opportunity is fleeting for some, but can last a lifetime for others. “Intersection” is a call to artists who respond to these diverging and converging courses in their work. This exhibition aims to brings together artists from across Southern California whose practices express components of intersectionality, privilege, choices, culture, chance, or events.
LAUNCH LA, in partnership with The Korean Cultural Center, invites all Southern California visual artists to submit work for a juried exhibition and competition at The Korean Cultural Center, 5505 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, August 17 to August 30, 2018.