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19feb(feb 19)4:00 pm11jun(jun 11)7:00 pmChildren's Tales From Around The GlobeSaint Mary's College Dance Theatre Production(february 19) 4:00 pm - (june 11) 7:00 pm Saint Mary's College, 1928 St Marys Rd

Event Details

Due to Covid-19, the JanTerm 2021 “Children’s Tales From Around the Globe” will be virtual and will be available on demand starting Feb. 19, 2021. The running time is expected to be about 45 minutes, but you may pause, or watch each 5 minute segment at a later time.

The theme of the show is Inclusion and Identity. Saint Mary’s College students will perform a dance theatre film based on the cultural stories from their childhood.

All ages will enjoy this show, but it is primarily made for preschool to third graders.

General Admission Tickets: $10 per person
To purchase on-demand tickets, click here: https://www.stmarys-ca.edu/childrenstales and a link will be sent to you after February 18th.

Schools or organizations interested in booking this as a virtual field trip or wanting enrichment activities, please contact Tara Sundy at tms8@stmarys-ca.edu or (925) 890-1343 by February 11, 2021 for special deals and packages.

Time

February 19 (Friday) 4:00 pm - June 11 (Friday) 7:00 pm

Location

Saint Mary's College

1928 St Marys Rd

01may12:00 pm31(may 31)12:00 amART GALLERY AT THE ORINDA LIBRARYOrinda Library Gallery Reopening: California Impressionism & Sailboats 12:00 pm - 12:00 am (31) Art Gallery at the Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way

Event Details

The Lamorinda Arts Council is pleased to announce the reopening of a partial area of the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library. Stop by to view oil paintings by Sydney Chaney-Thomas and Lisa Gunn during May. As COVID-19 restrictions have recently changed, you are invited to view a limited exhibit of their original artwork on the two wood walls near the entrance of the Library.

View the artwork of the May exhibitors via photos and videos HERE. The Council thanks contributing artists for their cooperation in providing the photographs that make up their virtual exhibit.

This exhibit runs May 1 through 31.

Time

1 (Saturday) 12:00 pm - 31 (Monday) 12:00 am

Location

Art Gallery at the Orinda Library

26 Orinda Way

01may2:30 pm31(may 31)4:30 pmWILDER ONLINE GALLERYAround the World in 12 Portraits by Annie Jacquemet2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (31) Art Gallery at Wilder, 20 Orinda Fields Land, Orinda, CA

Event Details

The Lamorinda Arts Council invites you to view a virtual exhibit of portraits by Annie Jacquemet during May.  All Wilder art exhibits are virtual until COVID-19 restrictions change. See Jacquemet’s virtual exhibit entitled “Around the World in 12 Portraits” through images at www.lamorindaarts.org/online-galleries.  Jacquemet, who lives in Concord, closed her psychotherapy practice in 2008 and began watercolor classes right away.  Taking classes at Walnut Creek Community Center fulfilled a promise she made to herself when she retired. Although she grew up in Orleans, France and worked in Paris as an adult, neither art nor music was part of her early life; yet she was always attracted to art. She visits France regularly and is still close to childhood friends. Some of her favorite artists include post-Impressionists such as Norwegian painter Severin Kryoer (1851 – 1909), Swedish painter Anders Zorn (1860 – 1920) and Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla (1863 – 1923). Prior to the pandemic she visited Sorolla’s Madrid home, which is now a museum of his work. Each of these painters has a unique way of treating light in their work which she admires and finds fascinating. Jacquemet’s husband, Michael Barrington, travels around the world in aid of humanitarian causes, always returning with photographs of his projects. Often these photos serve as models for her portraits. You will see portraits of people of all ages from the U.S. to Guatemala to Ethiopia, Ghana and Japan. She enjoys taking classes with Patsy Taylor and Gary Bergren at the Community Center. “I work at loosening up by brushwork and keeping my mind and eyes open,” says Jacquemet. Projecting emotions and feelings through her artwork to show that she cares about people is her goal. In her statement paintings, her intention is to denounce injustice. One look at Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s level gaze in RBG, her 11” x 11” oil painting on canvas, tells quite a story.  For more about her work visit www.anniejacquemet-art.com.

Time

1 (Saturday) 2:30 pm - 31 (Monday) 4:30 pm

Location

Art Gallery at Wilder

20 Orinda Fields Land, Orinda, CA

04may(may 4)11:00 am25jun(jun 25)5:00 pm"Slice of Life" At the aRt Cottage in ConcordLamorinda Arts Alliance announces the exhibit Slice of Life at the aRt Cottage in Concord, May 4 through June 25, 2021.11:00 am - (june 25) 5:00 pm aRt Cottage Concord, 2238 Mt Diablo St

Event Details

The concept of everyday life and adapting to the new normal has taken on an especially poignant meaning during the COVID-19 crisis. The exhibit “Slice of Life” is about reflecting a moment, an era, a part of everyday life or an exceptional memory.

The aRt Cottage is the coolest little art gallery just off the square in downtown Concord, CA, located at 2238 Mt. Diablo Street, Concord. The gallery is open Tuesday – Friday 11am-5pm; Saturday 1pm-5pm.

Lamorinda Arts Alliance is an organization of local artists and friends who reside or work in the area. For more than two decades, the Lamorinda Arts Alliance has promoted the visual arts through exhibits in libraries and businesses, at open studio events, street fairs, and lectures, and in the community’s art galleries.

A reception is planned pending Contra Costa County Covid-19 regulations.

Lamorinda Arts Alliance website: https://laa4art.org

Artwork: “Taking a Bite”, Sharon Tama, acrylic on canvas

Time

May 4 (Tuesday) 11:00 am - June 25 (Friday) 5:00 pm

Location

aRt Cottage Concord

2238 Mt Diablo St

Organizer

Lamorinda Arts AllianceRuth Stanton ruthstantonart@gmail.com

06mayallday31alldaySpring Forward Dance Concert/FilmSaint Mary's College Dance Company Presents(All Day) Zoom

Event Details

The Performing Arts Department of Saint Mary’s College presents the Saint Mary’s College Dance Company in Spring Forward. This concert gives our audience the chance to see live-streamed and/or dances made for the screen ending with a tribute to our seniors. It will feature modern, tap, West African, and contemporary dances.
Live-streamed May 6-8 8pm with an additional 2pm performance on May 8pm
Also available on-demand May 10-31.
Contributions welcome to support future dance concerts, hiring professional guest artists, and travel for competitions.
Online ticket prices per household $8-15 stmarys-ca.edu/springforward

Time

may 6 (Thursday) - 31 (Monday)

Location

Zoom

Organizer

St. Mary's College

08may5:00 pmPacific Chamber Orchestra Presents Bravissima!An Online Celebration of Music & Community5:00 pm Online

Event Details

Join us Saturday, May 8th at 5pm PDT

Celebrate with the Pacific Chamber Orchestra at our online gala featuring virtuoso musical performances by PCO artists, fun facts, and a champagne toast to mothers everywhere. (After all, it’s Mother’s Day Weekend!). Bid on (and win!) gift items and one-of-a-kind experiences in our online auction. Bidding opens May 1st.

Click here to RSVP today! 

Time

(Saturday) 5:00 pm

Location

Online

Organizer

Pacific Chamber Orchestra

11mayallday23alldaygather 'roundSaint Mary's College Spring Musical On-Demand Film(All Day) Zoom

Event Details

When a group of young strangers join a new online meeting space during a once-in-a-lifetime mystical event and a-once-in-a-century pandemic, will they find the connection they seek, and will they unravel the mysteries of love, life and adulting before the stars appear to collide? With a soaring score and intimate stories, gather ‘round is a musical film for this most singular of times.

Saint Mary’s College Performing Arts Department proudly presents an original musical theatre short film, gather ‘round, written and composed by guest artist Karen Ann Daniels  (American Theatre Magazine’s “People To Watch,” April 2020), in collaboration with the student company. Visiting Professor in Performing Arts Victor Malana Maog directs a team of faculty, guest artists, and students in this creation that will have its digital world premiere on Tuesday, May 11th with an on-demand run through Sunday, May 23rd.

For more info and for closed captioning or audio described ticketing options, see stmarys-ca.edu/gatherround

Time

may 11 (Tuesday) - 23 (Sunday)

Location

Zoom

Organizer

St. Mary's College

14may5:00 pm6:00 pm"gather 'round" TalkbackSaint Mary's College Spring Musical Film Talkback5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Zoom

Event Details

FREE and open to the public
Members of the cast, crew, and creative team will answer questions about the spring musical film gather ’round.

Time

(Friday) 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location

Zoom

Organizer

St. Mary's College

15may(may 15)4:00 pm31(may 31)12:00 amOnline Choir Concert: Chamber, Glee, and Jazz ChoirsSaint Mary's College4:00 pm - 12:00 am (31) Zoom

Event Details

May 15th at 8pm Live-streamed Release Watch Party
On Demand through May 31
Open to the public.

The Chamber, Glee, and Jazz singers of Saint Mary’s College present music videos including Earth, Wind & Fire’s Fantasy, Björk’s New World, Clean Bandit’s Rather Be, Rollo Dilworth’s I Sing Because I’m Happy, and some newly created ones.

Contributions welcome to support hiring professional guest artists, provide A/V equipment needed for Covid-safety measures, and to help fund the Choir tours:
https://www.stmarys-ca.edu/choirspring21

Time

15 (Saturday) 4:00 pm - 31 (Monday) 12:00 am

Location

Zoom

Organizer

St. Mary's College

17mayallday31alldayInstrumental Musicians RecitalSaint Mary's College Music Program Presents(All Day) Zoom

Event Details

May 17-31 On Demand

FREE, Contributions Welcome stmarys-ca.edu/musicgives

The virtual instrumental music recital will feature music written for flute, cello, violin, and piano by well-known composers like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Johannes Brahms (1832-1897), Lili Boulanger (1893-1918), and Ian Clarke (b. 1964) among others.

Time

may 17 (Monday) - 31 (Monday)

Location

Zoom

19may7:00 pmLamorinda SuperShorts Virtual Film Festival7:00 pm Online

Time

(Wednesday) 7:00 pm

Location

Online

30may2:00 pm3:30 pmART EMBRACES WORDSWRITERS PAINT IMAGES WITH WORDS. ARTISTS TELL STORIES WITH COLOR. TOGETHER THEY ENRICH OUR COMMUNITY.2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Zoom

Event Details

Theme: Courage & Heroism

Join us at one of the Lamorinda Arts Council’s (LAC) FREE Art Embraces Words  Zoom Webinar series in 2021. Remaining Sunday dates are:  July 25, Sep. 26 and Oct. 31.

Our Emcee will introduces each writer and artist, plus fields questions from the audience. The program features emerging authors reading excerpts of their work, alternating with local artists displaying their visual art in a slideshow.  Authors and artists answer questions live-screen, which makes for a lively discussion. Co-chair Natalie Samuels Wheeler manages the tech side of our Zoom Webinar. The event is recorded and uploaded to social media. In this way the art still “embraces” the spoken word: “Ars Vita Longa, Vita Brevis” – art lives forever, life is short.

For more details, to apply as a Writer, Artist or sign up as an Audience Member, go to https://lamorindaarts.org/art-embraces-words. Click HERE to view a YouTube video from our March 28, 2021 program. Questions? Contact us at literary@lamorindaarts.org.

Many thanks to those who help make this program possible: our generous sponsor, the Lafayette Community Foundation; Lafayette City Council Member Cameron Burks; Andrea Firth and Janine deBoisblanc of Diablo Writers’ Workshop; Lamorinda Arts Alliance; California Writer’s Club, Mt. Diablo Branch; LAC PR Intern Mykaela King; and LAC Program Director Shelly Rose.

Time

(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Location

Zoom

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