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Tapestry woven into guild’s exhibit

JOYCE RUDOLPH

A tapestry created by artists all over the world is a highlight of

the “Americana” show opening with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov.

7 at the Creative Arts Center.

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The show, curated by The Decorative Arts Guild, features 30

artists displaying ceramics, cloisonne, fiber, glass, metal,

sculpture and wood. Some of the artists showing are Marianne Hunter,

William Hunter, Kent Kahlen, Monique Lehman, Ricky Maldonado, John

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Nyquist, Marne Ryan, Porntip Sangvanich, Caleb Seimon and Al Sils.

The guild has added to this exhibit the Memorial Tapestry, a

collage, measuring 6 by 21 feet, composed of the contributions of

more than 100 fiber artists from 19 countries in remembrance of

America’s Sept. 11 tragedy. The project was conceived by Pasadena

fiber artist Monique Chmielewska Lehman.

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 through Nov. 25.

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The gallery is at 1100 W. Clark Ave., Burbank. For more information,

call 238-5397

This show will also promote awareness of and support for CERF

(Craft Emergency Relief Fund), which provides interest-free loans to

craft artists throughout the country who have experienced calamity.

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Theatre Banshee presents Joe Orton’s play, “What the Butler Saw,”

opening Saturday at the Gene Bua Theatre.

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In a quaint British mental hospital, a string of ill-timed

seductions, ill-conceived exchanges of clothing and ill-minded

psychiatrists unleash a bizarre and hysterical chain of events. Sane

and insane, doctor and patient, and even law and order become

hopelessly confused in one of the great farces of the modern theater.

Sean Branney of Glendale directs the production.

Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays

through Dec. 7.

The theater is at 3435 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. Tickets are

$15, $12 for student, senior and group tickets. For reservations,

call 628-0688.

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A limited run of Robert Harling’s “Steel Magnolias” begins preview

performances tonight and opens Saturday at The Falcon Theatre.

D. Lynn Meyers directs the 19-performance engagement featuring

Ovation Award best actress nominees Beth Grant, nominated for “The

Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife” at Zephyr

Theatre, and Madison Dunaway, nominated for “Agnes of God” at

International City Theatre.

Others in this all-star ensemble cast are TV veterans Kathryn

Joosten (“West Wing”), Karen Valentine (“Room 222"), Ruta Lee (“1st &

Ten”) and Beth Anne Garrison.

For tickets, call 955-8101.

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Singer and actor James Intveld and his band will perform beginning

at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Crazy Jacks, 4311 W. Magnolia Blvd.,

Burbank. For more information, call 845-1121

Intveld has played lead guitar for the Blasters, upright bass for

Dwight Yoakam and has appeared on stage with Bruce Springsteen, Rosie

Flores and Adam Ant.

His list of on-screen credits include Sean Penn’s directorial

debut “Indian Runner"; “Thing Called Love” with River Phoenix; and

his most recent role was in “61" directed by Billy Crystal. He dubbed

Johnny Depps’ singing parts for the movie “Cry Baby” and has added

vocals to one of Bob Dylan’s sessions.

Intveld is promoting his latest album, “Somewhere Down the Road,”

produced by Intveld and Michael Turner on Molenaart Records.

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Author Peter Straub will sign his latest novel, “Lost Boy Lost

Girl: A Novel,” at 2 p.m. Sunday at Dark Delicacies in Burbank.

The book store is at 4213 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank. For more

information, call 556-6660.

* JOYCE RUDOLPH’s column appears Wednesdays. For events happening

this weekend, read her 48 Hours column Saturdays. Reach her at

637-3241.


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