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Community artists are gaining recognition and selling their works as

members of the Glendale Art Assn.

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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

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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.

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Demonstrators explain their techniques and answer questions.

Members also participate in juried art shows a couple times a

year.

In the last show, Arnold’s piece, “The Old Santa Claus,” won third

place.

Arnold joined the art association in 1984 and has served several

times as president and vice president.

For more information, call 242-2495.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

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

29.

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

surroundings.

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

woodturners.

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.,

Glendale.

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

Productions Inc.

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

Community College.

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

said.

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

Burbank.

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

1812 Overture.”

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.

ON STAGE

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

Sun.”

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.

ART EXHIBITS

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

546-1000.

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

upper-Midwest.

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

Saturday.

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

500-1604.

MUSEUMS

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

Avenue.

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

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