April 3, 2014

In Brief: Arts events and happening across the Modesto region

The annual Central California Art Association’s “Young @ Art” show and competition wrapped up March29 with an awards ceremony that honored youths who submitted works for judging.

The annual Central California Art Association’s “Young @ Art” show and competition wrapped up March 29 with an awards ceremony that honored youths who submitted works for judging.

Students from preschool through high school traditionally take part in the show, held at the downtown Modesto’s Mistlin Gallery. The art association invites the young artists to submit artwork created from their own thoughts, feelings, observations and experiences. A variety of media is displayed, including ceramics, ink, paints and mixed media.

This year’s winners are:

Best in Show – Primary, Lillian Lankarani, “The Beauty of Nature”

Best in Show – Secondary, Noll Richardson – “Chicken Salad”

• Category 1 – ages 1-4

First, Caswell Bucknam, “American Flag”; second, Alyssa Gonzales, “Scaredy Cat”; third, Gabrielle McCandless, “Valentine”

• Category 2 – ages 5-7

First, Janae Jones, “Lounging Leopard”; second, Jolina Latet, “Mommy & Daddy”; third Milan Dansa, O’Keefe “Flower”

• Category 3 – ages 8-10

First, Kali Spade, “Ducky”; second, Yahir Barrita, “Underwater Rainbow”; third, Roman Zamzow, “Expanding Mind”; honorable mention (HM), Adrian Vargas, “Volcano Weather”; HM, Emma Noelle Magana, “Skeleton in Brown Pants”

• Category 4 – Sculpture ages 1-10

First, Stephanie Lipe, “Firework”; second, Prinston Harmon, “Emmet“; third, Zadie Carraway, “Friend”; HM, Kyle Say, “Red Lips”

• Category 5 – ages 11-13

First, Ariana Gonzalez, “Pumpkins for Sale”; second, Gabrielle Chan, “Teddy Bear”; third, Claire Cadiz, “Patriotic Pop”; HM, Cole Margarite, “The Tiger”; HM, Eden Hazlewood, “Spots”; HM, Liliana Facio, “My Dog”

• Category 6 – Colored drawing age 14 and up

First, Jonathan Sjelin, “Taming the Stray”; second, Sarah Brannon, “Spotlight”; third, Josiah Mills, “Bored with a Skateboard”; HM, Juan Carlos Castillo, “Medusa Head on Me”

• Category 7 – Painting age 14 and up

First, Sammantha Lund, “Trevi in Summer”; second, Sarah Brannon, “London Bridge”; third Laurielle Schwab, “The Sultan”

• Category 8 – Black and white age 14 and up

First, Sarah O’Leary, “I Can’t Get Out”; second, Anthony Boodrookas, “Sleeping Beauty”; third, Kaitlyn Phillips, “The Lions”

• Category 9 – Sculpture age 14 and up

First, Stephanie Clard, Untitled; second, Ana Rodriguez, “Figure”; third, Kristy Celello, “Flower Vase”; HM, Arlene Rodriguez, Untitled (two pieces)

Category 10 – Photography

First, Reno Rodrigues, “Ocean Shadow”; second, Lauren Bartels, “Bloom”

Modesto Community Concert Association

The Modesto Community Concert Association brings hometown talent to the stage Sunday.

The Sensations and Home Grown play a part of the 2013-14 season. The doo-wop quartet The Sensations won the 2012 Valley’s Got Talent competition, in a tie with fellow winners Stop Motion Poetry.

The roots trio of Patrick Durr, Bruce Johnson and Michael Lingg has been performing locally as Home Grown since 1973.

Sunday’s show starts at 3 p.m. at the Gallo Center for the Arts. Tickets are $20-$30. Call (209) 338-2100 or visit www.galloarts.org.

Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Tour

Mark your calendar for the return of the Stanislaus Artist Open Studio Tour.

The event, April 12-13, will feature 64 local artists at 42 studio and gallery location stops in Modesto, Turlock, Ceres, Oakdale, Escalon and Manteca.

Most of the artists will invite the public into their homes and professional studios. There will be art demonstrations and exhibits in a variety of media, and art for sale.

Maps for the Artist Open Studio Tour are $10, with students 18 and under in free with a map holder. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/ StanislausAOS.

‘Les Miz’ Directors Brunch

The Sierra Repertory Theatre presents its first-ever Directors Brunch on Sunday.

The brunch, at the Black Oak Casino Resort Hotel banquet room, is designed to give audience members an idea of how the company went about staging “Les Misérables,” one of the biggest productions the theater has undertaken in its 35 years. The theme for the brunch will be France, with champagne and other French delicacies. After the meal, there will be a question-and-answer session with Sierra Rep Producing Director Dennis Jones and guest artists.

After, guests can attend the 2 p.m. showing of “Les Misérables” at the company’s East Sonora Theatre. Tickets are $80 for brunch plus show or $50 brunch only. Call (209) 532-0502, ext. 111, for reservations.

Rod Harris and Friends

Stage 3 Theatre in downtown Sonora presents Rod Harris and Friends in concert Sunday.

Harris, the director of the jazz program at Columbia College, will perform on sax with friends including Krista White on piano, Johnny Valdes on guitar, Clinton Day on bass, David Hawkes on drums and Mario Flores on congas.

Also performing will be the College Vocal Jazz Quartet of Caroline Walsh, Sheryl Max, Andrea Hayes and Joel Acker.

The concert will showcase a a variety of music including jazz and swing standards, salsa, ballads and blues. Showtime is 6 p.m. at 208 S Green St. Tickets are $15. Call (209) 536-1778.

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