Community artists are gaining recognition and selling their works as
members of the Glendale Art Assn.
The current show is continuing through June 28 at Citibank, 700 N.
Brand Blvd., in Glendale.
It’s one of a couple shows a year the association has at different
branches around town, said President Vincent Arnold, a Glendale
resident. It allows members to sell their art.
“It gives you a little prestige that people want to buy your
painting and hang it in their house, and gives you money to buy art
supplies, which these days aren’t cheap,” he said.
It also lets the public see the art association is viable and they
can join, he added.
The public can become a patron member and pay $2 per meeting to
watch members and guests perform demonstrations of their work.
Demonstrators explain their techniques and answer questions.
Members also participate in juried art shows a couple times a
In the last show, Arnold’s piece, “The Old Santa Claus,” won third
Arnold joined the art association in 1984 and has served several
times as president and vice president.
For more information, call 242-2495.
PLAY DEALS WITH SEARCH FOR ACCEPTANCE
The Arena Theater is presenting its first production, “Props,” by
contemporary Armenian writer Aghasi Ayvazyan, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at
MGN Paradise Studios, 1631 Maria St., Burbank. The play is directed
of Anahid Aramouni Keshishian
Additional performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and June 22, 27 and
The play deals with the ongoing search for meaning and acceptance
-- lucidly abandoning four figures on stage, forcing them to create
and live among newly established borders of thought. Through absurd,
yet earnest verbal explorations, the characters inspire an aura of
intensity as they search for their place in their infinite
Ayvazyan will be in Los Angeles from Armenia to take part in
question-and-answer sessions following the first three performances.
Tickets are $20, and $15 for students with identification.
Tickets are available at Abril Bookstore at 243-4112, Sardarabad
bookstore at 500-0790, IBEN Printing at 246-5553, or by calling
517-9896 or 240-7080.
BENEFIT FUNDS BREAST-CANCER RESEARCH
“Life’s A Stitch! A Celebration of Love’s Alterations,” to raise
funds for breast cancer research, begins at 8 tonight at The Alex
Theatre in Glendale.
It’s an evening of musical and comedy segments, benefiting the
Susan Love M.D. Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Cabaret diva Andrea Marcovicci will perform and is hostess for the
event featuring such names as Loretta Devine of “Boston Public” and
Susan Egan, Broadway’s first Belle in “Beauty and the Beast.”
The whole evening is about generating humor in ourselves and life,
and celebrating Dr. Susan Love’s work as a breast surgeon, activist,
researcher and author.
Tickets are $25 and $125 (VIP seating and reception) and can be
purchased at The Alex Theatre Box Office, 216 N. Brand Blvd.,
Glendale, or by calling 243-2539.
WOODTURNERS SHOW WORKS AT BRAND
The Glendale Woodturners Guild and the American Assn. of
Woodturners are combining in a wood-turning exhibit “Trees to
Treasures -- American Assn. of Woodturners Put a Lid on It” opening
today at Brand Library Art Galleries in Glendale.
The American Assn. of Woodturners will be having its national
convention in Pasadena in late June. As a special part of that
meeting, the Brand Galleries is hosting this juried and invitational
exhibit titled “Put a Lid on It” with works by top international
The Glendale Woodturners Guild, one of the largest and most
award-winning wood organizations in the United States, will present
more than 140 selected works by local turners.
A reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. June 26, which also marks the
opening night of the convention. To accommodate the many out of town
visitors, the gallery will be open extended hours from 5 to 9 p.m.
June 27. Both Brand Library events are free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be served. The exhibit continues through July 5.
Brand Art Galleries are in Brand Park at 1601 W. Mountain St.,
Hours are 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday
and 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission to the galleries and
reception are free. For more information, call 548-2051.
SHOWCASE BENEFITS STUDENT ENTERTAINERS
Ida Fischer wants to give students of theater a place to showcase
their talents -- and get paid for it. That’s the purpose of the first
Dinner and a Show produced by her Burbank company Klok-Werk
Volunteers are helping the Burbank resident organize the event,
which begins at 6 tonight at the American Legion Post 150 in Burbank.
Guests will enjoy dinner prepared by chef Alfred Cisneros before
sitting back to enjoy a variety show by students from Glendale
It’s the first of many shows the former Hollywood talent agent
hopes to produce.
Funds raised will go to pay students to perform in future shows
and scholarships so they can continue their theater education, she
Tickets are $20 at the door. For more information, call 559-2238.
KOREAN FOLK TALES ARE FOR WHOLE FAMILY
Three companies have merged their expertise on a theater
experience for the whole family titled “When Tigers Smoked Long
Pipes,” opening at 8 tonight at The Victory Theatre Center in
The collaboration is between The Victory Theatre, The Lodestone
Theatre Ensemble and The Orphans Theater Company.
Angela Kang of Orphans Theater Company wrote the play, which is
receiving its world premiere at The Victory. It is directed by
Lodestone actor-director-technical expert Robert Shinso.
It is a magical journey combining elements of narrative style,
movement and music, bringing to life Korean folk tale figures such as
the cunning Tiger, the strong single Mother, the patriarchal God, the
hapless young Woodcutter and the brave and devoted Maiden.
Show times are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m.
Sundays through July 20. The Victory Theatre Center is at 3326 W.
Victory Blvd., Burbank. Tickets are $15, $13 for students, and can be
reserved by calling 841-5421.
PASADENA POPS KICKS OFF SUMMER SEASON
The Pasadena Pops Orchestra will kick off its summer season with
the fourth annual “Music Under the Stars,” a free family concert in
front of Pasadena City Hall. The orchestra makes its summer home at
Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge.
This year’s event takes place on Flag Day and will include a
tribute to the Stars and Stripes and heroes of the Space Shuttle
Columbia. Repertoire will include Conti, Ellington, Horner,
Tchaikovsky, Williams, and others.
The orchestra is conducted by Rachael Worby. Guest artist is
“Queen of the Blues,” Barbara Morrison. Also performing will be the
Occidental-Foothill Master Chorale and students from local high
school bands performing in the finale with the Pops “Tchaikovsky’s
Blankets and low-height beach chairs are suggested. A pre-concert
street festival with food and entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m. The
concert begins at 7:30. Pasadena City Hall’s Centennial Square is at
100 N. Garfield Ave., Pasadena.
CENTRE THEATRE OFFERS ‘THE MUSIC MAN’
Real-life husband and wife, Bill Lewis and Charlotte Carpenter of
Burbank, are starring in Glendale Centre Theatre’s romantic musical
“The Music Man” by Meredith Willson.
Lewis is also directing the play about a fast-talking,
fly-by-night salesman who falls in love with River City’s no-nonsense
librarian. Lewis plays Harold Hill opposite Carpenter’s Marian Paroo.
“The Music Man” continues through July 12. Tickets range from $14
to $17. “Cinderella” continues at 11 a.m. Saturdays until June 28.
Tickets are $12, and $10 for children. For reservations, call
244-8481. Glendale Centre Theatre is at 324 N. Orange St., Glendale.
THEATRE BANSHEE PRODUCING ‘RED NOSES’
The laughs continue over at the Gene Bua Theatre in Burbank with
Peter Barnes’ “Red Noses” produced by Theatre Banshee.
Directed by Glendale resident Sean Branney, the play is known as
the funniest ever written about the Black Plague. It’s the tale of a
priest who decides to fight the plague’s suffering by becoming a
clown. He and his followers spread medieval mirth and merriment and
confront forces darker than the plague itself.
The company’s last production, “The Weir,” received awards last
year from the L.A. Drama Critics Circle, Backstage West, the Valley
Theatre League and received three L.A. Weekly Award nominations.
Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays
through July 13. The Gene Bua Theatre is at 3435 W. Magnolia Blvd.,
Burbank. Tickets are $15, and $12 for students, seniors and groups.
For reservations, 628-0688.
FALCON THEATRE PRESENTS ‘3 LITTLE PIGS’
The Falcon Theatre is producing “3 Little Pigs,” written by Carole
Unter and directed by Joseph Leo Bwarie, through June 22.
Embarking on a fun-filled adventure in storytelling and
architecture, the “3 Little Pigs” playfully rewrite their own classic
tale as they learn about the power of the imagination and the
importance of friendship.
Show times are 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. Sundays. Tickets
are $10. The Falcon Theatre is at 4252 Riverside Drive, in Burbank.
For information and reservations, call 955-8101.
COLONY’S ‘THE NERD’ WANDERS ONTO CENTER STAGE
The Colony Theatre Company is producing Larry Shue’s comedy “The
Nerd” starring French Stewart from the TV show “Third Rock From the
Directing the play is David Rose, who was also at the helm of the
Colony’s “Fuddy Meers,” and “The Man Who Came To Dinner.”
The story is about a former GI who finally meets the guy who saved
his life. The man, however, turns out to be an bumbling oaf with no
social sense, little intelligence and less tact.
Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 and 7 p.m.
Sundays. Tickets range from $29 to $35 with discounts for students
and seniors. Opening nights are $50. For reservations, call 558-7000.
The Colony makes its home at the Burbank Center Stage, 555 N.
Third St., Burbank.
SETSU DISPLAYS ‘PORTRAITS AND PANORAMAS’
The Art of Japanese American artist Setsu is featured at The
Forest Lawn Museum in Forest Lawn, Glendale through Aug. 3.
The exhibit represents the journey one has on the path of life as
well as experiences that touch the lives of Los Angelenos each in a
unique and personal way. Setsu specializes in portraits capturing the
story her subjects have to tell and reflecting on her experiences as
a Japanese American citizen. All of her paintings bring together the
influence she has felt, from her background to the painting styles of
Van Gogh and Renoir.
A Meet the Artist event is planned for June 21.
The exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Aug. 3.
Forest Lawn Museum is at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, 1712 S.
Glendale Ave. Admission is free. For more information, call (800)
204-3131, ext. 4545.
SAGHATELIAN EXHIBIT ENDS AT HARVEST GALLERY
The exhibit of works by Armenian artist Samuel Saghatelian ends
its run Sunday at the Harvest Gallery in Glendale.
One of the most prominent artists of The Armenian Center for
Contemporary Experimental Art in Yerevan, Saghatelian has had group
and solo exhibitions in Russia, Europe and South America. He was one
of the artists whose work was shown in the Armenian Pavilion in the
2001 Venice Biennale in Italy, and his works are part of the
permanent collection of the Yerevan Museum of Contemporary Art.
Working with oils on canvas and paper, Saghatelian presents
colorful, dramatic and startling insights into human nature,
relationships and existence itself.
Harvest Gallery is at 938 N. Brand Blvd. Hours are from 11 a.m.
to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, call
PAINTINGS ON EXHIBIT AT WAX POETIC SALON
Under the title, “Maladies and Other Disappointments,” Chad Bell
is showing his most recent collection of oil paintings at Wax Poetic
Salon in Burbank.
The self-taught draftsman and sculptor, Bell was inspired by the
loose paint strokes of Lucian Freud’s later pieces and turned to
painting. He is also influenced by the works of Egon Schiele, Chuck
Close, and the dark sensibilities attributed to the folk of the
The exhibit runs through June 30. Wax Poetic Salon, specializing
in skin care, waxing and massage, is also a boutique and art gallery.
It is at 3208 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank.
ARMENIAN ARTISTS SHOW AT FOREST LAWN MUSEUM
“From Ararat to America,” an unprecedented collection of art by
contemporary Armenian artists, is featured in a exhibit at Forest
Lawn Museum in Forest Lawn Memorial-Park, Glendale.
An Armenian Cultural Festival and Storytelling Theatre Workshop
will be at 11 a.m. today.
Artists in the exhibit are Martiros Adalian, Raffi Adalyan,
Vladimir Atanian, Vahe Berberian, Vahe Fattal, Charles Garabedian,
Gaspar Gharibyan, Kaloust Guedel (Guedelekian), Vachag (Vachik
Der-Sarkisian), Samvel Harbardzumyan, Narine Isajanyan, Emil Kazaz,
Alina Mnatsakanian, Alexander Sadoyan, Sev (Henrik Khachatryan),
Zadik Zadikian, Zareh, and Suren Karapetian.
The exhibit continues through July 13. Forest Lawn is at 1712 S.
Glendale Ave. For more information, call (323) 340-4561.
A LITTLE JAZZ WITH DINNER
RESTAURANT OFFERS MUSIC FROM ‘20s, ‘30s, ‘40s
The Oceanview Bar and Grill offers live entertainment for diners.
Entertainers perform a combination of piano and jazz guitar
pieces, and some accompany with vocals. Musical selections include a
mix of music from the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s to opera to Celine Dion.
Some entertainers also perform their original pieces and invite
diners to sing along with them.
Jennifer Russell and Michael Gayle sing jazz while playing piano
and guitar from 7 to 10 tonight. Singing behind the piano the rest of
the week are Bill Howe on Monday; Mary Ekler, Wednesday; Alexandra
Caselli, Thursday; and Bob Fetherolf, Friday.
The Oceanview Bar and Grill is at 3826 Ocean View Blvd. For more
information, call 248-2722.
JAX OFFERS SUPPER, JAZZ EVERY NIGHT
Jax Bar and Grill is a supper club offering live jazz every night
of the week.
Show times are 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 p.m.
to 1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday; and 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Sunday. Happy Hour Jazz is 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through
Tonight, the spotlight shines on Gashouse Dave and The Hardtails.
Brian Elliot and Friends performs Sunday. The schedule for the week
is the Eldad Tarmu on Monday; Gracie Speranza on Tuesday; Jack
Sheldon on Thursday; and Joe Palumbo Quartet on Friday.
Jax is at 339 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. For more information, call
BURBANK HISTORICAL SOCIETY OFFERS EXHIBITS OF BURBANK
The Burbank Historical Society’s Gordon R. Howard Museum Complex
features exhibits of early Burbank. There are extensive collections
of vintage vehicles, costumes, dolls, cameras and special sections on
the history of Lockheed, Disney and Warner Bros. studios.
Hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free, but
donations are accepted. The complex is at 1015 W. Olive Ave.,
Burbank. Parking is available at George Izay Park lot off Clark
For more information, call 841-6333.
BURBANK MUSEUM DEDICATED TO AVIATION
Burbank Aviation Museum is dedicated to the memory of the men and
women who made aviation history in the San Fernando Valley.
Located at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Cemetery, artifacts are
displayed in the Portal of the Folded Wings-Shrine to Aviation, an
ornate domed building that is listed on the National Register of
Historic Places. Visitors can enter on Valhalla Boulevard behind
Fry’s Electronics, off Hollywood Way or use the main entrance at
10621 Victory Blvd.
The Portal building is accessible from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily for
viewing the cenotaphs and burial stones.
The aviation displays can be viewed from noon to 4 p.m. on
Sundays. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more
information, call 845-3300.
THE DOCTORS’ HOUSE FEATURES GLENDALE HISTORY
The Doctors’ House, tucked inside Brand Park in Glendale, is a
Victorian home in Queen Anne Eastlake-style open to the public from 2
to 4 p.m. Sundays. Built in the 1880s by real-estate entrepreneur
E.T. Byram, the house has been restored. Brand Park is at 1601 W.
Mountain St., Glendale.
BOLTON HALL FEATURES EARLY SUNLAND, TUJUNGA
Bolton Hall Museum in Tujunga, run by the Little Landers
Historical Society, features historical displays relating to the
Sunland and Tujunga areas. It is open to the public at 1 p.m.
Tuesdays and Sundays. Admission is free. The museum is at 10110
Commerce Ave., Tujunga.
For information, call 352-3420.
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