From working with clay to sewing clothing for dolls, Lucille Fewless
likes to keep her hands busy.
A student at the Creative Arts Center for more than 30 years, the
Burbank resident started taking ceramics classes with longtime
instructor Claude Hulce, who is now retired from the center.
Over the last couple of months, Fewless has been making items to
sell at the center’s annual Holiday Boutique.
She’s made clothing and accessories for 15 porcelain bisque dolls.
The dolls are about 25 years old and had been stored in a friend’s
warehouse before the friend gave them to Fewless. She has sewn
dresses and even delicate slips and pantaloons for them. For a few of
them, she has crocheted hats and sweaters.
A wedding dress and veil created for one doll was made of lace
that was given to Fewless by an aunt some 50 years ago.
The dolls are being sold for $20 each. She has kept the price
affordable, she said, in case a little girl comes to the sale and
would like to buy one.
Fewless has also created sun catchers out of crystals.
“The crystals came from a chandelier that was in one of my
relative’s houses,” she said.
Each sun catcher is between 6 and 12 inches tall and is decorated
with anywhere from four to 12 crystals. They are priced from $15 to
Fewless has more time to spend on art projects now that her eight
children are grown. She moved to Burbank in 1939 as a new bride.
She delights her granddaughter in Wisconsin by sculpting animals
and writing stories about them. Her granddaughter shared the project
with her class and now all her classmates look forward to getting the
new stories every two months.
The annual Holiday Boutique continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today
at the arts center. Items offered are pottery, watercolor paintings,
photographs, porcelain dolls, jewelry and clothing, said Barbara Rog,
recreation program specialist.
“All artwork is original and made by students enrolled in classes
at the arts center, staff and members of the Fine Arts Federation,”
Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Friday. The sale continues through Dec. 18. The center is at
1100 W. Clark Ave., Burbank. For more information, call 238-5397.
‘STEVIE WONDERFUL LIFE’
Troubadour Theater Company’s world premiere of “It’s a Stevie
Wonderful Life” opens tonight at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank.
Troubadour’s previous hits include “Romeo Hall & Juliet Oates” and
last year’s holiday hit at the Falcon, “A Christmas Carol King.” This
time, the company spoofs the perennial American classic film, “It’s a
Wonderful Life,” by adding the musical styling of legendary
singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder.
L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award-winning and Ovation
Award-nominated director Matt Walker has assembled a cast of actors,
musicians and circus folk for this fast-paced and family- friendly
Shows are 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays
through Dec. 28. There are no performances on Christmas Eve or
Christmas. Tickets range from $25 to $37.50. The Falcon Theatre is at
4252 Riverside Drive in Burbank. For reservations, call 955-8101.
SHOW AT MALL GALLERY
The Burbank Art Assn. has opened a Holiday Gallery showcasing
works of its award-winning members at the Media City Center in
The original framed paintings that are offered for sale are in
watercolor, oil and acrylic and vary in size.
Hours are from 1 to 9 p.m. Fridays, 1 to 7 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to
6 p.m. Sundays until after Christmas. The gallery is on the first
floor between Macy’s and the carousel.
CHOIR MEMBERS PERFORM AT BREAKFAST
Burbank High School choir members will provide the holiday-themed
entertainment at the Burbank High Vocal Music Assn.'s Pancake
Breakfast fund-raiser from 8 to 11 a.m. today in the Burbank Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recreation hall, 136 N. Sunset
Canyon Drive, Burbank.
Pancakes, sausage, fruit and juice are on the menu. Santa Claus
will be available for photographs and his elves will be helping hand
out door prizes and doing face-painting.
Tickets are $8, and $6 for children 10 and younger at the door.
Proceeds help cover choir costs for equipment purchases,
accompanist fees, financial aid for students, music clinics and other
production and travel expenses associated with local and national
show choir competitions.
TUBAS ARE IN TUNE
WITH THE HOLIDAYS
It might not be a beautiful noise, but 250 tubas make quite a
jolly sound when they play holiday tunes during the Merry Tuba
Christmas concert beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in front of The Alex
Theatre in Glendale.
Tuba and euphonium players from throughout Southern California
come to toot their own horns for the occasion, playing special
arrangements that make their unique capabilities shine.
The first Merry Tuba Christmas concert was in New York City in
1974 when a group of tuba and euphonium musicians gathered to pay
tribute to the late musician William J. Bell. The concept caught on,
and today Tuba Christmas events are organized in Glendale and around
Anyone with a tuba or euphonium and an enthusiasm for the holidays
is invited to come and play. Musicians wishing to participate in the
concert should meet in front of The Alex Theatre at 3:30 p.m. to
For more information, call 243-2539. The Alex Theatre is at 216 N.
Brand Blvd., Glendale.
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