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.
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
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.
The gallery is at 1100 W. Clark Ave., Burbank. For more information,
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.
Theatre Banshee presents Joe Orton’s play, “What the Butler Saw,”
opening Saturday at the Gene Bua Theatre.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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