I was in the neighborhood and decided to stop by the Creative Arts
Center in Burbank to see paintings by watercolor artist Louis Stephen
The intricate details in many of the pieces, especially his
depiction of ships at sea, are amazing. My favorite is "Sun Dance."
The watercolor's subject is a lone ship, not much more than a shadow
against a brilliant orange and yellow sunset.
From six feet away, they look like photographs. But getting
closer, I could see the definite brush strokes.
His painting subjects range from national parks to California
landscapes, from seacoasts to lighthouses and also to trips abroad.
Gadal's work has been exhibited with the Arts for the Parks in
Jackson Hole, Wyo., and with Mystic International at the Mystic
Maritime Galleries in Mystic, Conn.
He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the
National Watercolor Society and the American Society of Marine
Artists. This published artist is the recipient of numerous awards
and honors and his artwork is owned by corporations, private
collections and museums.
The exhibit ends Thursday. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
today and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more
information, call 238-5397. The gallery is at 1100 W. Clark Ave.,
MUSIC OF SPAIN, TURKEY
"Spanish Spice; Turkish Delight" is the title of the concert
presented by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jeffrey
Kahane at 8 tonight at the Alex Theatre in Glendale.
On the program are Telemann's Don Quixote (1761), Rodrigo's Concierto Pastoral (1978), Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 In A Major,
K. 219 (Turkish) (1775) and Schubert's adagio and Rondo for violin
and strings In A Major, D 438 (1816).
Prices range from $16 to $68, with discounts for students, seniors
and groups of 12 or more, subject to availability. Tickets are
available at the box office. The Alex Theatre is at 216 N. Brand
Blvd., Glendale. For more information, call 243-2539.
'LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC'
OPENS THIS WEEKEND
Burbank's Alliance Repertory Company presents, as part of its
midweek series, "Last Train to Nibroc" by Arlene Hutton.
Opening performances are at 8 p.m. tonight and Sunday. The series
continues with midweek performances at 8 p.m. Wednesdays and
Thursdays through March 11.
Set in 1939, the play revolves around Raleigh and May, two
Kentuckians who meet by chance on a train leaving Los Angeles. Will
Raleigh change trains to be with May; will May overcome her
prejudices against Raleigh's family; will the fire die down; and will
true love prevail?
The play is directed by Joel Marquez and stars Andrew Hamrick and
The Alliance Repertory Theatre is at 3204 W. Magnolia Blvd.,
Burbank. For reservations, call (800) 595-4849.
CHAMBER TRIO PLAYS
The Debussy Trio will present a chamber music concert of works by
Debussy, Telemann, Jeff Beall, Ian Krause and Jaques Bondon at 4 p.m.
Sunday at Salem Lutheran Church, 1211 N. Brand Blvd, Glendale.
This trio, featuring Angela Wiegand on flute, Marcie Dickstein on
harp and David Walther on viola, has performed in more than 1,000
concerts in Europe and the United States.
In addition to their performances with the trio, individual
members also perform with the Los Angeles Opera and the Santa Barbara
Chamber Orchestra, as well as on numerous film scores.
A freewill offering will be received. A reception follows the
concert. Child care is provided for children 3 and younger. For more
information, call 243-3193.
ROAD'ERS CAR CLUB
MEETS FOR CAR SHOW
Road'ers Car Club will have its Cruise-In car show from 5 to 8
tonight at Bob's Big Boy, 1407 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale.
This event is the club's Valentine Cruise-In and free roses will
be presented to the first 50 entrants. There will be raffles and a
50/50 drawing. Visitors can hear great oldies but goodies music
played by D.J. Jim. All antique, classic, hot rod and muscle cars are
welcome to compete for trophies.
For more information, call Rick Fox at 240-9461.
Last month's Best of Show trophy went to Rowland Hall for his 1965
NATURE IN DISPLAY
Descanso Gardens Boddy House Gallery has two artists exhibiting
Louise Forbes and her paintings on wood offer "A Glimpse into
Nature's Realm." Her oil paintings of wildlife, fantasy flowers and
hidden subjects follow the natural grain of wood panels to bring
delightful surprises to the viewer.
Jim Yurk, an award-winning potter, offers work that is both
functional and decorative. He returns to Descanso with unusual
stoneware impressions of wall-hung flowers.
The Boddy House is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Entrance is free
with gardens admission. The exhibit continues through March 4.
Descanso Gardens is at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge.
The gardens are open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Parking is free.
Admission fees are $6; $4 for seniors and students; $1.50 for
children 5 to 12, and free for members and children 5 and younger.
For information call 949-4200 or visit www.DescansoGardens.org.
LOTS OF FUN IN
Fun, color and lightness of spirit define the two exhibits at the
Brand Library Art Galleries in Glendale.
Carolyn Applegate creates chairs, wall plaques and large hangings
from various colors of pantyhose, clipped and stuffed with filling
into hundreds of round balls. The first impression is one of awe,
wonder and amusement, as her art explores a new medium well outside
traditional paint or clay. The works are life-sized and beyond, as
the viewer becomes surrounded by her playful world of installation
J.J. L'Heureux's works in the Atrium Gallery are collages
incorporating colorful European cheese wrappers and thread. Her use
of found (but not often in this country) paper products with more
traditional "women's work" thread and sewing designs also presses the
limits of what constitutes artists' materials and art itself.
Hours are 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 1 to 6 p.m.
Wednesday and 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The exhibit continues
until April 17. Admission is free. Brand Art Galleries are in Brand
Park at 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale.
The Verdugo Hills Art Assn. is sponsoring a show featuring Glady
Pettibone and Sandy van Berkhout at the La Canada Flintridge Library.
Pettibone discovered watercolor painting in 1997 while recovering
from back surgery. She turned on KOCE- TV Channel 50 and watched a
watercolor artist teaching "Have More Fun with Watercolor." After
watching for a week, she decided to try it and found it relaxing and
The retired interior designer and general contractor enjoys
painting florals and people's homes, which she does on commission.
An avid traveler who visits museums around the world, van Berkhout
discovered watercolor painting in 1999 when she enrolled in a
beginning class taught by Carole Buss at Descanso Gardens. She paints
landscapes from what she has seen on her many travels.
This exhibit continues until Feb. 28. The library is at 4545
Oakwood Ave., La Canada Flintridge.
DISPLAYS JURIED SHOW
Whites Gallery has joined with the Pasadena Society of Artists in
presenting an exhibition celebrating the finalists and award-winners
of the juried competition for small format in a variety of medium.
Linda Strack, owner of the gallery, was asked to judge the show
and be the host of the exhibition.
Robert Brown, professor of life drawing at Glendale Community
College for more than 40 years, received an award of merit for his
serigraph "Nocturne." The Glendale resident has a lengthy biography
of awards and art installations in fused and stained glass as well as
printmaking and figurative pieces.
Rick Drobner of La Crescenta won Best of Show with his drawling
titled "Subtleties." The gallery is at 2414 Honolulu Ave., Montrose.
For more information, call 957-4071. The show continues until Feb.
SCULPTOR-PAINTER AT STEPHANIE'S GALLERY
Works by sculptor-painter Emil Kazaz of Los Angeles are now on
display at Stephanie's Gallery in La Canada Flintridge.
Kazaz won one of the five gold medals for the sculpture category
in the fourth International Biennale Exhibition in December in
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and
10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The gallery is at 466-C Foothill
Blvd., La Canada Flintridge. For more information, call 790-4905. The
exhibition continues through April.
'STORIES IN WATERCOLOR'
AT FOREST LAWN MUSEUM
Glendale artist Vince Takas gives a watercolor tour of Italy with
his exhibit at the Forest Lawn Museum.
His work features a visit to the Rialto, and to Venice with its
canals and quaint little streets; the lush green landscapes of
Ireland, and a glimpse of everyday American life with simple scenes
such as a bicycle leaning against a house to Phillippe's Restaurant
in Los Angeles, where coffee is still only five cents a cup.
Also planned in addition to the exhibit, a series of community
events, including a painting workshop led by the artist.
Takas has worked for the Walt Disney Co. since 1991. Prior to
moving to California, he worked as a police officer for the state of
The exhibit continues until April 18. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
daily. Admission is free. Forest Lawn Museum is at 1712 S. Glendale Ave., Glendale. For more information, call (800) 204-3131.
IONE CITRIN EXHIBIT
AT WAX POETIC
"Divas: The Art of Ione Citrin," an exhibit by Los Angeles artist
Ione Citrin, continues at Wax Poetic salon and gallery in Burbank.
Citrin's art is influenced by her travels to India, Africa, Asia,
the Middle East, Europe, South and Central America, Mexico and the
Her work often has a theatrical flair, in part, because of Ione's
entertainment industry background.
She starred in the hit morning TV show "The Prize Movie with
Ione," which aired daily in Chicago from 1967 through 1975. She's
also a voice-over artist performing celebrity characterizations and
cartoon characters for TV and radio commercials.
Every two months, owner Kerry Hite invites area artists to show
their work out of support for the local art community and because
having a rotating gallery exhibition inspires great conversations in
The exhibit continues through March 15. The salon is at 3208 W.
Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. For more information, call 843-9469.
AT LITTLE VICTORY
"An Evening with the Egos," has been extended until March 7 at the
Little Victory in Burbank.
Written by Joseph De Rosa, the comedy was inspired by a series of
flirtatious conversations between co-workers that the playwright
observed as he walked down the hallway at work.
De Rosa wanted to write a story about two people trapped in the
worst possible place to talk about how they feel, but their egos
wouldn't let them keep anything hidden. The corporate couple and
their egos are played by Adrianne Avey, Jeremy Kent Jackson, Juliette
Miller and Dominic Catrambone.
It is directed by Maria Gobetti and co-produced by The Victory
Theatre Center and Eye-40 Productions. Tom Ormeny and Gobetti are
artistic directors of The Victory.
Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 7 p.m. Sundays
through March 7. There is no show Feb. 29. Tickets range from $20 to
$22. For reservations, call 841-5422. The theater is at 3324 W.
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