With nature as her subject and God as her inspiration, Louise Forbes
tries to project joyful and spiritual feelings in her oil paintings
on wood. Her specialty is hiding surprise subjects incorporated into
the natural grain of the maple panels.
Wildlife and fantasy flowers are created in her exhibit "A Glimpse
into Nature's Realm" continuing through March 6 at Descanso Gardens'
Boddy House Art Gallery.
The La Crescenta artist began her journey in art as a child, and
thanks God for the talent he has given her, she said. She received
art instruction at the University of Nebraska and later at Glendale
Community College. She volunteered her illustrator skills for PTA and
Girl Scouts projects and then became an instructor at McGroarty Art
Center in Tujunga, teaching oil painting, drawing and design,
calligraphy and jewelry making.
Her paintings are on display in Montrose at Village Artisans and
her own studio, Forbes Art and Frames, where she welcomes spectators
to watch her paint from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
The studio is at 2302 Florencita St.
Other artists displaying with Forbes at the Boddy House are Margot
Lennartz and Jim Yurk.
In her exhibit "California Colors," Lennartz shows a collection of
oil paintings, including plein-air landscapes of sea, mountain and
desert scenes from throughout the state.
Yurk, a potter whose works are functional and decorative, displays
unusual stoneware impressions of wall-hung flowers.
The Boddy House Art Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Admission is free with gardens admission. The show ends Thursday.
Descanso Gardens is at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge.
The gardens are open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily except Christmas Day.
Admission fees are $5 for adults; $3 for seniors and students; $1 for
children 5 to 12, and free for members and children 5 and younger.
Parking is free. For more information, call 949-4200.
FRITZ COLEMAN PERFORMING 'THE RECEPTION'
"The Reception," written by and starring KNBC-TV Channel 4
weathercaster Fritz Coleman, completes its run at 7 p.m. Sunday at
the Coronet Theatre Upstairs in West Hollywood.
Coleman gives an insightful yet humorous look at the bride and
groom, their families and guests at a wedding reception.
Directing is Richard Kline, who played Larry on the situation
comedy "Three's Company."
Tickets are $25 and can be reserved by calling Ticketmaster at
(213) 365-3500 or the Coronet Theatre box office, (310) 657-7377. The
Coronet Theatre is at 366 N. La Cienega.
LYNN LOWRY APPEARS TONIGHT AT MR. B
Lynn Lowry and the Karen Hernandez Trio will present an "Evening
of Swing" beginning at 9:30 tonight at Mr. B, 1333 N. Hollywood Way
Lowry sings songs from the 1920s, '30s and '40s in a cabaret
style, complete with costume changes and humorous storytelling
interludes. Her songs/stylings range from light, smoky jazz to
playful, including a Betty Hutton routine, to soft love songs
dedicated to her longtime married parents.
For more information, call 845-1800.
CAVANAUGH TRIO PERFORM FOR JAZZ CELEBRATIONS
The Page Cavanaugh Trio will perform as part of the Jazz
Celebrations program at 5 p.m. Sunday at the First Lutheran Church in
The group features vocalist Cavanaugh on piano, accompanied by
Paul Mallory on bass and David Tull on drums.
Formerly the backup band for Frank Sinatra during the late 1940s,
the group also made appearances in several movies such as Doris Day's
first film "Romance on the High Seas."
Over his 50-year career, Cavanaugh has appeared on radio and TV
with such greats as Helen O'Connell, Connie Haynes and Mel Torme. He
has released four CDs over the past two years.
He arranged and performed on Michael Feinstein's CD "Pure
Imagination," appeared with Feinstein at the Greek Theater and
performed two sold-out shows at Carnegie Hall in 1997.
The church is at 1300 E. Colorado St., Glendale. For more
information, call 240-9000.
FREE CHRISTIAN CONCERT SCHEDULED
A free Christian concert by contemporary inspirational vocalist
Steve Green will be sponsored by Glendale Adventist Medical Center at
7 tonight in the Vallejo Drive Church, 300 Vallejo Drive.
The family concert has a segment just for children. Selections to
be performed include "People Need the Lord," "Find Us Faithful," "The
Mission," and songs from Green's new recording "Woven in Time." Green
has received four Grammy nominations, 13 No. 1 songs and earned six
Dove Awards, Christian music's highest honor.
WOMEN PAINTERS WEST HAS JURIED EXHIBIT
Women Painters West, a group founded in 1921 that supports
scholarships for promising art students, is displaying its show
"...Because I Am a Woman" at the Creative Arts Center Gallery in
Burbank. Juror was Barbara Gilbert, curator for the Skirball Museum.
Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The exhibit ends
Wednesday. The arts center is in George Izay Park, at 1100 W. Clark
'CAMELOT' OPENS AT CENTRE THEATRE
Hail back to the glorious reign of King Arthur in Lerner and
Loewe's "Camelot" celebrating its opening weekend at Glendale Centre
Merlin and the knights of the Round Table are all here, as well as
the musical triumphs "The Lusty Month of May" and "If Ever I Would
Tickets range from $14 to $17. For reservations, call 244-8481.
Glendale Centre Theatre is at 324 N. Orange St., Glendale.
The children's musical "Cinderella" opens March 1. Show time is 11
a.m. Saturdays through June 18.
'2ND WIND THE MUSICAL' IS BACK ON STAGE
The revival performance of the rock opera, "2nd Wind the Musical
2002," has returned with two new songs. Show time is 8 tonight at the
Gene Bua Acting For Life Theatre in Burbank.
The story is about an acting coach, Teacher, who rallies together
three celebrity volunteers to help him with a new program at
Strawberry Fields Residential Treatment Center. They attempt to teach
three street kids how to turn their rage, fear and shame into
positive energy through acting.
Tickets are $25, with discounts available for seniors, groups and
teens. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Here's To Life Foundation,
reaching at-risk youth through art and entertainment. For
reservations, call (310) 680-9109. The play continues through March
15. The playhouse is at 3435 W. Magnolia Blvd. in Burbank.
'A TWILIGHT ROMANCE' AT THE FALCON
The world premiere of Mayo Simon's "A Twilight Romance" continues
at The Falcon Theatre in Burbank.
This new stage comedy stars Katherine Helmond and Robert Mandan.
Helmond won a Best Actress Golden Globe in 1981 for her portrayal of
Jessica Tate on the TV series "Soap." Mandan played Helmond's husband
Chester on the series that ran from 1977 to 1981.
They are reunited as a couple in this play that explores the
humorous dating dilemmas and rituals of two old lovebirds.
Directing is Jules Aaron, a recipient of 18 Drama-Logue Awards,
three Backstage West Garland awards and three Los Angeles Drama
Critic's Circle Nominations for direction, winning the award for his
revival of "Equus."
Performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 4 p.m.
Sundays. Tickets range from $25 to $37.50. The play continues through
March 2. The Falcon is at 4252 Riverside Drive, in Burbank. For
reservations, call 955-8101.
'FUDDY MEERS' PRODUCED BY COLONY
"Fuddy Meers," the off-Broadway hit comedy that launched the
career of playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, is being produced by
Burbank's Colony Theatre.
It tells the story of Claire, an amnesiac who awakens each morning
not knowing anything about who or where she is. She ends up being
kidnapped by one husband and pursued by another. Directing is David
Rose, who also directed "Bea[u]tiful in the Extreme" and "Our
Country's Good," which received six Ovation nominations. The
production contains strong language and is recommended for mature
Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturdays and 2 and 7
p.m. Sundays through March 9. Tickets are $22 to $28 and can be
reserved by calling 558-7000. The Colony makes its home at the
Burbank Center Stage, 555 N. Third St. For reservations, call
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