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CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS, MAY 2-3, RELEASES FABULOUS EVENTS SCHEDULE

April 30, 2009
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davismaygardenThe Celebration of the Arts, May 2-3, hosted by the La Verne Church of the Brethren in downtown La Verne, has released its schedule of events, exhibits and performances for what promises to be one of the communities most outstanding weekends of the year.  

“The event is truly a community-wide celebration of the arts for people of all ages to share their visions of life, truth, and beauty,” said Eric M. Davis, one of the event’s early organizers and a talented La Verne artist whose work has been featured on several popular television shows, including the current hit, “Chuck.”

Things you won’t find at this community-wide celebration are price tags or blue-ribbons. Both the artists and public come not to barter or buy, but simply to admire and enjoy. It’s an immersion in the arts and an appreciation of the city’s local artistic talent. There is no Olympian jury of art experts to assess or dissect. It is simply an open artistic forum free to both the public and the artists who participate. It is a gathering of the arts – the people who make art and the people pulled into its vast orbit.

“Our goal,” said Davis, citing the Celebration’s mission statement, “is to provide a showcase for visual and performing artists of all ages, beginning and professional, in which each artist can have their work seen and appreciated in an environment of acceptance and understanding.”

Saturday, May 2, 2009

2 p.m. to 5 p.m. GALLERY OPENING & PERFORMANCES BEGIN

GALLERIES open in the Fellowship Hall, Social Hall, Fireside Room, East Room Hallway Displays

TAKE-HOME ART PROJECT for kids located outside patio

PERFORMANCES in Fellowship Hall

2 p.m. MUSIC IN MOTION, Bonita Elementary Honor Choir

            Heidi Bartley, director

3 p.m. ACADEMY OF MUSIC & MOVEMENT

            Michelle Wheaton, Instructor

4 p.m. RAMONA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL JAZZ BAND

            Sarah Nelson, Director

5 p.m. Dinner Break – please support COTA’s advertisers and supporters

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. EVENING CONCERT IN THE SANCTUARY

With

Shawn Kirchner and Ryan Harrison

Kyle Champion, cello & Christine Gendreau, piano

Bonita Elementary Honor Choir, Music Express

            Deb Waas, Director

ULV African Drum Circle

            Steve Biondo, director

8 p.m. to 9 p.m. ARTISTS RECEPTION

Sunday, May 3, 2009

11:30 a.m. GALLERY OPENING & PERFORMANCES BEGIN

GALLERIES open in the Fellowship Hall, Social Hall, Fireside Room, East Room Hallway Displays

11:30 a.m.       BONITA HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND

            Jeff Bird, Director (Fellowship Hall)

12-3 p.m.         TAKE-HOME ART PROJECT for kids

            (On the Courtyard)

12:45 p.m.       ADAGE DANCE STUDIO

                        Alison Gladney, Owner (Fellowship Hall)

2 p.m.              THE HAPPY NEIGHBOR CLUB

3 p.m.              GALLERIES CLOSE AND PERFORMANCES END

Morning Church Services Open to All

You are also welcome to enjoy the classes for adults and children, followed by the worship service Sunday morning. Each will have as their focus the joy of creativity.

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Church Social Hour

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Social Time on the Patio

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Church Worship

For more information about this year’s Celebration of the Arts, visit www.arts-laverne.org or call Patti Ratigan at (909) 593-1364. The La Verne Church of the Brethren, 2425 E Street in downtown La Verne.

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