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Artist exhibits her nature paintings on wood at Descanso Gardens

48 HOURS

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

SPECIAL EVENTS

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

in Burbank.

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

Glendale.

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.

ART EXHIBIT

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

Ave., Burbank.

ON STAGE

‘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

Theatre.

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

Leave You.”

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

audiences.

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

558-7000.

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call JOYCE RUDOLPH at 637-3241 or e-mail joyce.rudolph@latimes.com or

fax them to 241-1975.


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