College produces showcase of plays
GLENDALE -- “Random Acts of Theatre,” an evening of
student-directed short plays, opens Thursday in the Glendale
Community College Auditorium Studio Theatre.
Showtimes for the Theatre Arts Department production are 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday and June 5, 6, and 7 and at 2 p.m. Sunday and
Ten advanced theater students each chose a play to direct. Some
selected short plays from world theater or new plays they discovered
at the regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
Others have written their own scripts and two chose new works by
college faculty member Brent Falco.
Reservations are strongly recommended due to limited seating in
the Studio Theatre. There is no late seating. Tickets are $7, $5
students and seniors and $3 each for groups of 10 or more. For
reservations, call 240-1000, ext. 5618.
Burbank resident in solo exhibition
BURBANK -- “Incarnate,” a solo exhibition by Monica Melograna, is
on display at the Chiropractic & Spinal Rehabilitation Center, 1411
W. Olive Ave., Suite A, Burbank.
A reception will be at 7 p.m. Friday. The exhibit continues until
Melograna completed her bachelor’s degree at the Atlanta College
of Art in 1986. She participated in many group exhibitions and had a
solo exhibition at the college gallery. Since then she has displayed
work at several businesses including Brew Ha Ha and First USA Bank in
Now a graphic artist, she lives in Burbank with her husband and
Melograna uses human figures to express the emotions and
experiences of life.
“I let the work take me where it wants to go and rein it back in
when I need to,” she said. “People viewing it have their own feelings
and thoughts about it. It is to them, going to be different from the
person standing next to them and separate from what it is to me. I’d
rather not talk about what they mean too much. That way it stays
personal for the observers.”
The latest collection of large drawings, the smallest size being
22 inches by 30 inches, includes nine pieces. They were made using
oil pastel, charcoal and colored pencil.
St. Gregory Society honors composer
LOS ANGELES -- Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian will be feted
by the music world in celebration of his 100th birthday on June 6.
The St. Gregory Music Society of Glendale will honor his birthday
June 13, by sponsoring a concert under the baton of world-renowned
conductor Loris Tjeknavorian and featuring internationally acclaimed
violinist Gratchia Arutunian at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N.
Grand Ave., Los Angeles.
The proceeds of the concert will benefit children with serious
medical diseases in Armenia and abroad through the Armenian Alliance,
a nonprofit organization, and the Aram Khachaturian Foundation for
St. Gregory Music Society was founded by the St. Gregory Armenian
Catholic Church in Glendale.
The society’s purpose is to create an awareness of Armenian
artists and musicians.
Tickets range from $30 to $150. For more information, call
243-8400 or www.stgregory- ms.com.
Compiled by Joyce Rudolph