Broadway star in concert June 9

ANTIOCH -- The El Campanil Theatre presents "Mostly Broadway with Broadway star David Burnham on June 9.

A member of the original Broadway cast of the six-time Tony Award winning musical "The Light In The Piazza, Burnham performed on both The Tony Awards broadcast and the PBS telecast "Live From Lincoln Center, subsequently winning the prestigious 2007 Helen Hayes Award and Garland Award as Best Actor for his portrayal of Fabrizio Nacarelli in the national tour. In his one-man show, Burnham performs a mixture of songs from many of his celebrated roles as well as some favorite Broadway standards, and selections from his solo CD recordings,

The performance will be 3 p.m. June 9 at 602 W. Second St. Admission is $ 25 for adults, $23 for seniors and $15 for youths 17 and younger. Tickets can be reserved by calling 925-757-9500 or online at www.elcampaniltheatre.com.

Artist of the month

BRENTWOOD -- The Discover Art League has named Sherry Cummings as Artist of the Month for May.

Cummings unique watercolors have won numerous awards. She has been with the Discover Art League for several years. She teaches watercolor classes, which are open to the public in Brentwood. Her work is at CR Framing & Gallery, 700 Harvest Park Drive, Ste. I, Brentwood. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz opens Friday

ANTIOCH -- The Antioch Children s Theatre presents the "Wonderful Wizard of Oz at the Virginia J. Calisesi Studio Theatre, 512 W. Second St.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Adults $10, students/seniors $8, children 11 and younger $5. Tickets will be available at the door only. For information, call 925-234-1465.

International film series to show 'The Silence

ANTIOCH -- The International Film Showcase presents "The Silence 7:30 p.m. Fridayand 2 p.m. Sunday, El Campanil Theatre, 602 W. Second St.

"The Silence begins 23 years ago on a hot summer day, when a young girl named Pia is brutally murdered in a field of wheat by Peer, as his helpless friend Timo watches. Now, in the present day, on the exact same date, 13-year-old Sinikka is missing, her bicycle abandoned in the same spot, leading police to suspect the same killer may be at work again.

The German film has English subtitles.

The film is part of a collaborative effort with the International Film Showcase, which has a successful foreign film series in Orinda.

General admission is $8; seniors 62 and older and children, $7. For tickets, call 925-757-9500 or reserve them online at www.elcampaniltheatre.com.

Gallery On Second hosts Lorraine Lawson reception

BRENTWOOD -- The Gallery On Second will host a reception to celebrate the artwork of Lorraine Lawson 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at 741 Second St.

Lawson s abstract works not only encompass the formal elements of composition, color, value, and texture, but communicate concepts, mindset, ideas and emotion.

The exhibit is open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday through May 31 at the Gallery On Second, 741 Second St. For information, call Jack Gaughan at 925-516-2741, or email Galleryonsecond@sbcglobal.net.

Umpqua Bank hosts art exhibit

ANTIOCH -- Umpqua Bank in Antioch will host a Discover Art League exhibit with the first event showcasing the works of abstract artist Sandra Berkson.

The exhibit will run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays through the month of May at 3700 Lone Tree Way. The bank plans to host a new exhibit every two months, featuring two or more artists. For information about Discover Art League, call Gus Daugherty at 925 516-4477.

Brentwood hosts public art walls

BRENTWOOD -- The city of Brentwood hosts a Brentwood Public Art Walls exhibit highlighting local artists and organizations.

The exhibit features works by Brian Carlton, oils; Joyce Marlene Carroll-Oetgen, pen, ink, mixed medium; Beverly C. Turner, mixed-media ceramics; and Heritage High School Visual Art students. The exhibit will run 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, through June 21, at the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St. For information on how to participate in the Brentwood Public Art Walls, call Poldina Scherf at 925-516-5364 or email pscherff@brentwoodca.gov.

Art4Schools exhibit set at Lynn House Gallery

ANTIOCH -- The Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch hosts the ninth annual Art4Schools exhibits at the Lynn House Gallery.

The Art4Schools exhibits features Antioch Unified School District classrooms involved in the Arts4Schools Program, sponsored by the Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch, Union Pacific Foundation, the city of Antioch and a Calpine funded through the office of Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover.

The the final exhibits include art from Turner and Diablo schools displayed through Saturday.

The gallery is open Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1-4 p.m., during exhibits. There is no admission fee for the exhibit.

For more information, contact Diane Gibson-Gray at the Arts & Cultural Foundation at 925-325-9897, e-mail Diane@Art4Antioch.org or go to www.Art4Antioch.org.

-- Nan Hargis