Canadian folk band stops by Pittsburg

PITTSBURG -- The Sacramento River Music Armada Canoe Tour brings hypno-folk pioneers TWIN to Pittsburg for a one-night stop on their musical canoe tour down the Sacramento River.

The performance will be 7 p.m. Saturday at Steeltown Coffee & Tea, 695 Railroad Ave. in Old Town. Admission is free.

The Canadian hypno-folk act and friends are changing music history with their River Armada Concert Series taking themselves, others, all their gear and instruments down the River by canoe; sharing song, stories and fun everywhere they go. For information, call 925-246-5840.

League has 15th annual show, sale

BRENTWOOD -- The Discover Art League will host its 15th annual Judge Art Show and Sale on Saturday.

The public is invited to attend the reception from 4 to 7 p.m. on June 22 at CR Framing and Gallery, 700 Harvest Park Drive, Suite 1.

The show will run from June 22 to July 18. All artist awards will presented at the reception. There will be food and numerous door prizes given away. An Artist s People s Choice Award also will be given.

For the first time, Discover Art League will have four judges, a featured student artist, and 10 art categories being judged.

The judges are: Sabina Turner, Richard Beebe, Abhilasha Natarajan, and Mark Knize.

The featured student artist is Joshua Vreeland, Origami & Paper Arts.


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The categories are: watercolor, oil/acrylics, graphic arts, mixed media, fabric arts, sculpture, computer art, functional art (ceramic, glass, etc.), jewelry, photography (enhanced and non-enhanced).

The entry deadline is June 17. An artist may enter up to three pieces of artwork. Certificates, merchandise awards, and ribbons will be awarded in all categories.

Each category will be awarded first, second, third and honorable mention ribbons. The overall awards to be given are People s Choice, Merit, and Best of Show.

Contact Josie O Malley at 925-446-2849 for an entry form. You may request an entry form via e-mail at jomalle43@yahoo.com.

Broadway-style recital set for June 22

ANTIOCH -- Doreen s School of Dance presents a dance recital "Imagine at 7 p.m. June 22 at Antioch High School s Beede Auditorium, 700 W. 18th St.

The Broadway-style revue features dancers ages 3 through adults and is produced, directed and choreographed by Mimi Costa-White. Proceeds will benefit Antioch high schools through the College Scholarship Fund. Tickets are available the dance studio, 520 W. Third St., or at the door. For information, call 925-757-8991.

Auditions set for 'The Jungle Book

ANTIOCH -- The Antioch Children s Theatre will host auditions for "The Jungle Book at 7 p.m. June 10-11 at the Virginia J. Calisesi Studio Theatre, 512 W. Second St.

Rehearsals are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuition fee if cast is $75. Performances are July 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21.

Auditions will also be held at 7 p.m. June 24 and 25 for "The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe.

Call 925-234-1465.

Discover Art League show at Umpqua Bank

ANTIOCH -- A reception is set for June 19 for an exhibit hosted by Umpqua Bank and Discover Art League.

The artwork of Yisehak Fikre-Sellassie (acrylics, oils), Beverly Turner (sculpture), Anna Chunn (watercolor and acrylics) will be shown.

The exhibit will run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays throughout June and July.

Gwynne named artist of the month

BRENTWOOD -- The Discover Art League has named Diane Gwynne as Artist of the Month for June.

Gwynne is a self-taught artist who prefers to work with oils. In 2012, she continued to perfect her talents under the instruction of artist Mark Roberts at Las Positas Junior College, and has studied privately under several other professional artists. She loves color and the blending of it to produce tones that complement and enhance her works.

Gwynne paints under the name of DiLynn.

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. For information, call Diane Gwynne 925-240-2944.

Summer concert series opens Fridays

BRENTWOOD -- The city of Brentwood will kick off the 2013 "Starry Nights Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. Friday at City Park, 710 Second St.

Starting off the season is "The Floorshakers, a Bay Area-based party and dance band that features a full horn section, playing the top sounds of funk, soul and rock n roll, along with the latest Billboard top 40 hits. Ample parking is available in the parking garage at 150 City Park Way (between City Hall and the Community Center). Don t forget to bring your lawn chairs, blanket and picnic basket and enjoy our first of nine summer concerts in the park!

For more information, call the Parks & Recreation office at 516-5444.

Celebration of Art to open in Antioch

ANTIOCH -- The Celebration of Art, again being co-hosted by the The Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch and the Antioch Historical Society, is set for June 30.

The ninth annual exhibit will be held at the Antioch Historical Society Museum at 1500 W. Fourth St. This is a nonjuried exhibit with no required theme, and is expected to attract some 60 local artists. The celebration begins with an artists reception from 2 to 4 p.m. June 29, and continues 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through July 27. Admission is free.

For more information, email diance@art4antioch.org, or call 925-325-9897.

Summerset Singers perform June 30

BRENTWOOD -- The Summerset Singers presents "Music from the Heart, a choral concert sure to delight those of all ages. The performance is 3 p.m. June 30 at the Allan E Jones Performing Arts Center, Liberty High School, 850 Second St., Brentwood. General admission is $15, youth 17 and younger are $7.50. Tickets can be purchased online at www.summersetsingers.org, or by calling 925-634-0082.

Gallery On Second presents new exhibit

BRENTWOOD -- The Gallery On Second presents a fine art exhibit showcasing the watercolor paintings by acclaimed Bay Area artist and designer, Alvin Joe.

The exhibit runs noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday through June 29 at the Gallery on Second, 741 Second St.

For information, call 925 516-4477 or go to http://thegalleryonsecond.org.

Gallery On Second hosts Lorraine Lawson art

BRENTWOOD -- The Gallery On Second celebrates the artwork of Lorraine Lawson with an exhibit 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 Friday 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 local 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 Friday 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.

-- Nan Hargis