Mistlin Gallery opens its art therapy exhibit “Survivor” this week.
The show is presented through the Memorial Medical Center Complementary Therapy program, which helps cancer survivors and their caregivers with art therapy classes. The Central California Art Association show opens Tuesday, Oct. 13. A public reception will be held during the Third Thursday Art Walk from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15.
Complementary therapies are used along with conventional medicine therapies to help relieve patients’ symptoms and improve the quality of their lives. Galen Martin is the instructor and show curator. The free exhibit will run through Nov. 13.
The downtown Modesto arts gallery is open from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon-4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit www.ccartassn.org.
New CCAA president
The Central California Art Association and Mistlin Gallery have announced Tony Pooler as their new president.
Pooler has served on the CCAA board for several years and previously was a director for Save Mart Supermarkets. He has previously served as the art association’s fundraising chairman, membership chairman and finance adviser. He is also an artist who has had his works on display at various CCAA shows.
Manteca Kindred Arts
The Manteca Kindred Arts Concert Association opens its new season this weekend.
The series opens with cellist Susan Lamb Cook and friends Sunday. Cook runs her own chamber music series in Sacramento and is a professor of cello at the UC Davis. The concert repertoire will include the works of Brahms, Schumann and Beethoven.
The Manteca Kindred Arts season will continue Nov. 15 with the group Frequency 49; Dec. 20 with Golden Bough; and Feb. 28 with Allegra Chapman. Shows starts at 3 p.m. at the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Manteca. Tickets are $15 general, $5 for children under 18. Season tickets are $45-$100. Call 209-823-2570 or visit www.mantecakindredarts.com.
Modesto Unplugged Music
Modesto Unplugged Music brings bluegrass to downtown Modesto in a new series called The Bluegrass Is Greener.
The series brings in veteran Bay Area bluegrass group the Kathy Kallick Band on Friday, Oct. 9, in the cellar at Greens restaurant in downtown Modesto. Kallick has been leading bands in the traditional brand of West Coast bluegrass since co-founding the internationally acclaimed band Good Ol’ Persons in 1975.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. For more, visit www.modestounplugged.com.
Columbia Jazz Series
The 2015-16 Columbia Jazz Artist Series opens this week.
The first shows will feature Columbia series regular Barbara Morrison on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 14-15, at the Columbia College Dogwood Theater.
Show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 or $100 for season tickets. Call 209-559-0565.
Alton Brown Live!
If you missed his sold-out show at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto earlier this year, you have a second chance.
Celebrity chef and Food Network host Alton Brown brings his live tour to Stockton’s Bob Hope Theatre on May 21. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 9. For more information, visit www.stocktonlive.com.