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6 days ago
Award-winning watercolorist Wendy Rogers will have her work displayed at the AmadorArts Gallery during this month’s Art Trek

The next First Saturday of the month Amador Art Trek will be May 7. This is the fun, free self-guided tour that provides easy public access to where art is located, whether in galleries or businesses that hang unique art on their walls. Part of Art Trek is the monthly “1st Saturdays” when many participating galleries have receptions in the afternoon to kick off their new shows.

Since within Amador and part of Calaveras County is a thriving creative community, this is the best time to experience it, even meet artists. Can’t make...

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2 weeks ago
“Cymbidium II,” mixed media pastel, by Anthony Venturelli. Artwork courtesy to the ALD

Spring is definitely upon us. Daffodil Hill gave us a gorgeous showing this year, and Dandelion Days has come and gone. What’s the next big show coming up? Little City Studio & Gallery announces its “Flora” show opening May 7.

This colorful and eclectic gallery in the heart of Amador City is celebrating its 14th anniversary in business! So we have invited many of our diverse artists to create art and craft work around a spring theme. “Flora” presents an artistic take on all the season’s prolific green growing things, whether...

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2 weeks ago
Sierra Repertory Theatre Presents Hank Williams: The Lost Highway from April 1 through May 15
Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its 2016 season with its 300th production, “My Fair Lady,” a story of ambition, diligence, social boundaries and love. The show opened Saturday, February 27, with Sierra Rep’s sold-out 2016 Gala and runs through April 24 with performances Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; and Thursdays at either 2 or 7 p.m. Tickets range from $32 to $37. Seniors 60 and older receive $2 off, while student tickets are $25 and children ages 6 to 17 are $20 each. Special discount... [Read more]
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3 weeks ago
Artwork by Julie Muela-Farris.

Julie Muela-Farris considers pastels and charcoal as “my first love,” even as she has branched out to other media. She will be the featured artist for May at the Sutter Creek Gallery showcasing her new work. Last year she created a series of hands and has been working on a new series featuring glass and water. She finds it challenging to capture the textures, highlights and depth of these elements in two dimensions.

Sutter Creek Gallery will hold a reception in her honor on Saturday, May 7, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., as part of the...

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3 weeks ago
Kady and Sonja, fifth-graders at Pioneer Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School, made their own puppets of a cat and mouse, which they used to perform an original puppet show at the Share the Arts evening. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Caitlyn Schaap
Pioneer Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School hosted its first-ever Share the Arts evening on Friday, April 8, performing dance, drama and music for a packed auditorium. The evening began with a showcase of students’ art in the hallways of the school. Paintings, drawings, collages and more were displayed, with artwork from students as young as pre-k and as old as sixth grade. Also featured was the work of the students who take the sewing elective. Sewing students displayed pillows, blankets and shorts that they made, using skills... [Read more]
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4 weeks ago

Knitting for a Cause

In our efforts to bring awareness and education to our community about child abuse prevention, the Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council’s focus for April - Child Abuse Prevention Month - is on the “Period of Purple Crying.” Our aim is to bring attention to and educate parents and the community about this sensitive time and to the dangers of reacting in frustration with a baby’s crying, such as shaking or harming them in some other way. We invite knitters and crocheters throughout the county to create hats with...

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03/31/2016 11:46 AM
Falco, a 2011 graduate of Amador High School, works at a prestigious Union Square gallery in San Francisco. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Robert Falco was an artist as early as seven years old, and now, at just 22, he’s making waves in the Bay Area art world. The public is invited to a free special local showing of his recent paintings on Sunday, April 3, from 3 to 6 p.m. The location is at the Heart & Soul Studio, 21 Badger Street, in Sutter Creek, where you can meet or get re-acquainted with the young successful artist. Falco grew up in Amador County; his parents are Lilliana and Manuel Falco, of Sutter Creek. Before he even graduated from Amador High School in 2011,... [Read more]
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03/31/2016 12:04 PM
“Imperial Hotel” by Julie Trail. Image courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The next First Saturday of the month Amador Art Trek will be tomorrow, April 2. This is the fun, free, self-guided tour that provides easy public access to where art is located, whether in galleries or businesses that hang unique art on their walls. Part of the Art Trek are the monthly “1st Saturdays,” when many participating galleries have receptions in the afternoon to kick off their new shows.

Since within Amador and part of Calaveras County is a thriving creative community, this is the best time to experience it, even meet...

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03/24/2016 12:55 PM
“The Stars Come Out” will benefit the Interfaith Food Bank. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its 2016 season with its 300th production, “My Fair Lady,” a story of ambition, diligence, social boundaries and love. The show opened Saturday, February 27, with Sierra Rep’s sold-out 2016 Gala and runs through April 24 with performances Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; and Thursdays at either 2 or 7 p.m. Tickets range from $32 to $37. Seniors 60 and older receive $2 off, while student tickets are $25 and children ages 6 to 17 are $20 each. Special discount... [Read more]
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03/17/2016 12:05 PM
On February 13, Christie Lane and Nan Muzinich from the Amador Arts Council paid a special visit to Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp. The Amador Arts Council is a group of volunteers that provide professionally taught art classes in every Elementary School in Amador County. They reach over 1,500 local youth, and we are lucky enough to be part of their program. They come to our camp about every three months to provide art classes to our guys. Amador Arts Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching life in Amador... [Read more]
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03/10/2016 12:37 PM

Amador County Artists Association

Dale Latinen, nationally known watercolor artist and teacher, will be demonstrating at the April 13 meeting of the Amador County Artists Association, commencing at 7 p.m. in the Jackson Senior Center, 229 New York Ranch Road. Laitinen will demonstrate on Aquabord, a clay painting surface. The public is invited and new members are encouraged. For more information about ACAA, visit amadorcountyartists.org.

Calaveras Master Gardeners

The Calaveras County Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Garden...

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03/10/2016 12:08 PM
The Black Lillies, a roots, neo-country, alt-rock band will play at Sutter Creek Theatre on Friday, March 25 at 8 p.m. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its 2016 season with its 300th production, “My Fair Lady,” a story of ambition, diligence, social boundaries and love. The show opened Saturday, February 27, with Sierra Rep’s sold-out 2016 Gala and runs through April 24 with performances Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; and Thursdays at either 2 or 7 p.m. Tickets range from $32 to $37. Seniors 60 and older receive $2 off, while student tickets are $25 and children ages 6 to 17 are $20 each. Special discount... [Read more]
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03/03/2016 11:30 AM
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort welcomes back Lightning Boy Kory Gibbs and the Thundering Blues Band to the Grand Oak Ballroom stage on Friday, March 4 at 7 p.m
Jackson Rancheria Casino Resort welcomes back Lightning Boy Kory Gibbs and the Thundering Blues Band to the Grand Oak Ballroom stage on Friday, March 4 at 7 p.m. The 15-year-old guitar prodigy has been playing since he was six years old. He’s been playing guitar professionally since he was nine years old and formed his own band when he was only twelve. Over the course of the last three years, Kory has performed over eighty shows and has played throughout Amador and Sacramento counties, including the Sutter Creek Theatre and Laughs... [Read more]
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Caitlyn Schaap
02/25/2016 12:41 PM
Margaret Crain sits with one of her paintings, which shows Ione children walking to school. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Caitlyn Schaap

“It’s a long walk from one end of life to the other, and mostly uphill,” 90-year-old Margaret Crain said, describing one of her paintings. The Ione resident has been an artist for most of her life, painting many local people and landmarks that inspire her.

Born in Pennsylvania, Crain’s first memories of drawing are from her early childhood.

“When my sister, my youngest sister was five years younger than I was, she was very ill. When she was two years old, I used to draw pictures on her back, to help her go to sleep because I always...

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02/25/2016 12:32 PM
Alexia Wheeler as Rapunzel and Christina Richard as the Witch in “Rapunzel: UnTangled.” Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch.
The Valley Springs Friends of the Library present the melodrama “The Bandit Wore Black” or “Save the Library!” Shows open at the Jenny Lind Memorial building on Pine and Daphne Streets in Valley Springs, on Friday, February 26 at 6 p.m., and a Saturday matinee February 27 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $12. Special first weekend shows only: Buy 2 tickets, get the 3rd Free! Chicken in a barrel dinner shows are on March 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:45 and play at 7:45. Tickets are $25. Tickets will be available at the Health Habit in... [Read more]
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02/23/2016 9:20 AM
For the Winter 2016 edition of the Amador Arts Council Arts Line, click here. [Read more]
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02/18/2016 12:30 PM
Kory Gibbs will play at the Jackson Rancheria on March 4. Photo courtesy to the ALD
AmadorArts and Blue Mountain Players present “Cookin’ with Gus,” running until February 27 at the Blue Mountain Theater in West Point. This laugh-out-loud comedy, by Jim Brochu, follows chef and cookbook author Gussie Richardson as she tries to secure her own television cooking show. Unfortunately, Gus’s stage fright gets in the way of her dream. No one escapes the mess that ensues as her friends try to help her overcome her fears. Cookin’ with Gus is directed by Terra Forgette, and features a great cast of Blue Mountain Players... [Read more]
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02/11/2016 12:17 PM
AmadorArts and Blue Mountain Players present “Cookin’ with Gus,” running until February 27 at the Blue Mountain Theater in West Point. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
AmadorArts and Blue Mountain Players present “Cookin’ with Gus,” running until February 27 at the Blue Mountain Theater in West Point. This laugh-out-loud comedy, by Jim Brochu, follows chef and cookbook author Gussie Richardson as she tries to secure her own television cooking show. Unfortunately, Gus’s stage fright gets in the way of her dream. No one escapes the mess that ensues as her friends try to help her overcome her fears. Cookin’ with Gus is directed by Terra Forgette, and features a great cast of Blue Mountain Players... [Read more]
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02/04/2016 11:26 AM
Alice Wallace. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

After months of preparation, several Amador artists will be debuting their works for the exhibit called “AnimalScapes,” in which 50 artists and poets will explore the diverse animal world found in the Sierra foothills. This is the perfect exhibit for art and animal lovers, and it is on display at Ironstone Winery, in Murphys. The exhibit, which is free, will continue there daily through February 15.

February 6

Alice Wallace

The Sutter Creek Theatre presents Alice Wallace playing award-winning Americana, blues and country on...

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02/04/2016 11:43 AM
See ‘Balancing Act’ and other paintings by Sandra Dixon at the AmadorArts Gallery in Sutter Creek during the First Saturday Art Trek. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The new year sees the expansion of Amador Art Trek, the fun, free self-guided tour that provides easy public access to where art is located, whether in galleries or businesses that hang unique art on their walls. A new brochure is in the works which will act at a quick reference guide for the Amador Art Trek. Widely available in February, this will provide a map, and list the names, addresses, and hours of the participating “Art Trekkers. “ If you’re a visitor, you’re an Art Trekkie.

Part of the Art Trek are the monthly “1st...

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