Young Masters announced
The Central California Art Association presents the 38th annual Young Masters Show through Feb. 9 at Mistlin Gallery in downtown Modesto. The show received 285 entries from students in preschool through high school. Awards are at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9. Mistlin Gallery is at 1015 J St. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Admission is free. Award winners are:
Best of Show (lower division) Valeria Gonzalez
Best of Show (upper division) Alyssa Luttrul
Lower Division: Category 1, ages 1-4 1. Nolan Hall. 2. Jacksen Skonovd. 3. Ella Egenberger. Honorable mention: Luke Lapachet, Hunter Brughelli, Claudia Martin-Park.
Category 2, ages 5-7 1. Sophia Nussbaumer. 2. Jared Bodas. 3. Shelby Bodas. HM: Emelia McIntyre, Genesis Rodriquez, Hayden Dinsdale.
Category 3, ages 8-10 1. Carolyn Riddle. 2. Braden Nussbaumer. 3. Lillian Lankarani. HM: Marina Alcamo, Gloria Gallo, Riley Kroeze, Fallon Wolfley.
Category 4, sculpture, ages 1-10 1. Kenna Smith. 2. Caleb Riddle.
Upper Division: Category 5, drawing and painting, ages 11-13 1. Samantha Berryhill. 2. Caleb Cannella. 3. Meridith Quintana. HM: Ocean Ley Goldman, Zakiya Williams, Jonathan Joffrey, Xavier Suarez, Madeline Maruga, Loren Aguilar.
Category 6, color drawings, ages 14 and up 1. Kassidy Aksland. 2. Alexander Asrina. 3. Katie O'Leary. HM: Alyssa Pengen, Dylan Mack, Alexis Broussard, Mackenzie Nordahl, Harmony Stokke.
Category 7, paintings, ages 14 and up 1. Jenna Pagaduan. 2. Karisa Salazar. 3. Chloe Menezes. HM: Michelle Hiatt, Carwyn Rees, Anthony Wright.
Category 8, black and white, ages 14 and up 1. Josiah Mills. 2. Anthony Boodrookas. 3. Kansa Salazar. HM: Brianna Pressman, Tessa Hosman, Cameron Treciokas, Adriana Munoz, Bri Rivera.
Category 9, sculpture, ages 11 and up 1. Michelle Kekic. 2. David Ramirez. 3. Jenna Zalenski. HM: Alyssa Luttrul, Mason Paine, Alondra DeLaCruz.
Category 10, photography, ages 1 and up 1. Erika Dwight. 2. Brianna Rivera. 3. Samuel Arias. HM: Allison Iafrate, Janea Marable.
Most Creative, Lower Division: Carolyn Riddle. Upper Division: Katie O'Leary.
Jazz series offering
The Columbia College Jazz Series presents "Big Band Plays the Blues" on Sunday at the College's Dogwood Theater. The show begins at 3 p.m. The school's 25-piece big band will be joined by Modesto artist Johnny Valdez, multiple Modesto Area Music Association Award winner on guitar and vocals. Tickets are $15 reserved; (209) 588-5126.
Black Oak Casino in Tuolumne will host the national championship for the Karaoke World Championships USA on Oct. 3-5. A male and female winner will be chosen and will each receive $1,000, air fare to Finland and hotel accommodations to compete in the world championship. Last year, Black Oak hosted local, state and regional karaoke competitions. Black Oak Casino is at 19400 Tuolumne Road North. Call (877) 747-8777 or see www.blackoakcasino.com.
Center Stage Conservatory's Lower Level Studio in downtown Modesto presents Christopher Durang's "Baby with the Bathwater" from Jan. 25 through Feb. 10. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, with a discounted student night Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Lower Level Studio, 948 11th St., Suite 1. The play touches on society's willful blindness to any disturbing truth. Two parents don't want to rush to conclusions on their new baby's gender and are too polite to look, so they decide the infant is a girl and call her Daisy. Tickets are $10 general ($5 for students on Feb. 8). Call (209) 846-0179 or see www.centerstagemodesto.com.
California State University, Stanislaus, presents the play "Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine" on Jan. 25-26. Performances are at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 and 11 a.m. and 2, 4 and 7 p.m. Jan 26 in the Mainstage Theatre, 1 University Circle, Turlock. The play centers on Beanie Boren, a science whiz who doesn't like to read and has designed a book reading machine for the science fair that can read three books at once. Something goes wrong with the machine and out pops the witches from "Snow White," "Hansel and Gretel" and "The Wizard of Oz." Tickets are $5 general, $3 students, faculty and staff, seniors and children under 12. Call (209) 667-3451.
The Modesto Art Museum is presenting two new exhibits at the Building Imagination Center through March. The center is at 1009 J St. Hours are noon to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is free. The exhibits are:
"Modesto: The Next 100 Years." Explores several development projects in the city, including the new passenger rail station and popular downtown parklets, through maps, drawings and photos. There also will be information about the city's landmark preservation program, included because of public interest in preventing the demolition of the former Cote d'Oro restaurant on Yosemite Boulevard.
"Industry Standard: 20th Century Industrial Design." This is a celebration of design of everyday objects in the 20th century, including cameras, tools, kitchen gadgets and office equipment.
For more information, see www.buildingimagination.com.
Seventeen-year-old Turlock resident Leah Bateman, a veteran of several regional community theater productions, plays the teenage daughter in a national commercial for Temper-Pedic mattresses. She shot it in November. She also plays a runaway criminal in the upcoming USA movie "Wild Card," due to air sometime this year. She appears in an episode of the Disney Channel's "Shake it Up" as a girl who tries to copy the lead actress. Bateman and her mother recently got an apartment in Los Angeles so she can attend more auditions. The two go back and forth between there and Turlock, where the rest of the family lives. Bateman is a high school junior on independent study. Her many roles in this area have included Shprintze in Sierra Repertory Theatre's "Fiddler on the Roof" and Tootie in Modesto Performing Arts' "Meet Me in St. Louis."
San Francisco rapper Roach Gigz performs Wednesday at the Fat Cat Music House & Lounge in Modesto. The show begins at 7 p.m. "A voice of today's generation, Roach tells it like it is and has a great time doing it," said Fat Cat manager Chris Ricci. He performed at last year's X-Fest in Modesto. Warning: His lyrics have explicit language. Tickets are $10. Fat Cat is at 930 11th St. Call (209) 524-1400 or see www.fatcatmodesto.com
The Central Sierra Arts Council's 26th annual In Focus Photography Show runs through Feb. 16 in Sonora, with the awards reception Jan. 26. The show is at the Central Sierra Arts Council, 521 Barretta St. Award winners are:
Best of Show Connie Casinnetto
Charles Moore Excellence in Photography Laurie Sylwester
Color 1. Rich Miller.2. Susan Conner. 3. Sylwester. Honorable mentions: Lorraine Nilson, Volker Norpchen.
Monochrome 1. Andrew Quist. 2. Derek Rosen. 3. Eric Bjerke. HM: Kevin Reilly Daniel Ryan.
1. Larry Lew. 2. Chuck Giordano. 3. Bjerke. HM: Anna Barber.
Best of show and first prize winners get $100, second prize $75, third $50. Call (209) 532-2787 or see www.centralsierraarts.org.