Sunday, May 16

Arts + Entertainment – Fort Bragg Advocate-News

Artists’ Co-op “Transitions” features online exhibit

The Artists’ Co-op of Mendocino Gallery is on Winter Break for the month of January. You may arrange for an appointment by email: Go to their website for virtual exhibits and to browse the art collections of members and guest artists. The featured online exhibit this month is “Transitions,” which is presented in two parts: (1) a collection of member works on small wood panels, with all proceeds benefiting Project Sanctuary; and (2) new winter art created independently by members in a variety of formats. Coming next month: a February Heart theme and a focus on their six guest artists. Happy New Year; mask, distance, wash hands, stay safe. For more information, email the Artists’ Co-op of Mendocino at or visit their website at

The Mendocino Music Festival Chorale sings two winter songs

The Mendocino Music Festival wishes you, your family, and your friends a cozy and lovely holiday season. To help you celebrate, please enjoy videos of two beautiful winter songs the Festival Chorale has recorded in recent weeks. The Festival Chorale is the shining light at the top of our education program, but little could any of us have imagined what the Chorale would be learning in recent months. Not able to meet in person, the group rehearsed via Zoom, and eventually decided to create a virtual choir. Each singer had to know their part well enough to sing it alone, and then learn the technical aspects of recording it.

You’ll hear Eric Whitacre’s “Glow,” and Randall Thompson’s “Choose Something Like a Star,” set to a poem by Robert Frost. This has been such a difficult year. Here’s to a happy and healthy 2021, filled with good times and new adventures. These songs can be viewed until Jan. 31, 2021. For more information, visit

Mendocino Music Festival Encore 2020

Mendocino Music Festival is delighted to announce Encore! This new feature makes available to you, free of charge (and freed of Zoom glitches), all 18 of the virtual events they’ve presented since last spring—everything from behind-the-scenes glimpses of the Festival, to the richly varied Lunchtime series produced by Jenny Matteucci and Daniel Lockert, to chats with Lucia Micarelli and Kim Nalley. Music includes Susan Waterfall’s explorations of the Debussy Préludes Book I, the best of Stephen Sondheim, some extraordinary jazz singers, and Spencer Myer playing Chopin. Ticketing for Encore! programs works the same as their other virtual events: “buy” a free ticket; receive a link via email at

MTC’s One-Minute Radio Theatre

Take a minute to enjoy Mendocino Theatre Company’s One-Minute Radio Theatre, every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. on local public radio station KZYX. For more information, visit

Up Close and Classical

Up Close and Classical is a podcast series which takes a close look at the lives of classical composers and musicians. Each episode focuses on a composer, a theme, or a collection of works that have recently been presented in concert by Symphony of the Redwoods and the Ukiah Symphony Orchestra. Through musical excerpts, historical context, and insightful conversations with musicians, Up Close and Classical invites you to lean in and listen closely to the music you love. From Bizet to Ravel, Episode 3 of Dr. Philip Lenberg’s podcast focuses on some of the most influential French composers of the late 19th century.  For more information, visit

Mendocino Art Center’s Artist Galleries

Mendocino Art Center’s Artists Galleries celebrate artists, and share the diversity and beauty of their artwork with everyone who visits them. All of the artwork they display is available for purchase. Some are original pieces and others are prints.  Be sure to view the ‘info’ section of the pieces you are interested in to see their sizes and specifics.  There are two ways that you can view our Artist Galleries. Move around in virtual 3-D real-time to see paintings and sculptures as if walking through an actual gallery, or scroll down to browse individual pieces of artwork. The Mendocino Art Center is a creative and enduring non-profit that has been supporting artists for over 60 years. If you have ANY questions please contact them: artistgalleries(at)

Please note that the Emmy Lou Packard Online Fundraising Exhibition has been extended through Jan. 31. To view the exclusive sale of original works by Emmy Lou Packard, visit

While the MAC campus is currently closed due to COVID-19, they remain open online for classes, workshops and the gallery store. Please visit the Mendocino Art Center online at

Sequoia Room Video Archive

Presented by North Coast Brewing Co., The Sequoia Room Video Archive includes more than 60 hours of music performances from sold-out shows at The Sequoia Room. You will find many different genres, including; Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass and more at The Sequoia Room’s Facebook page.

From Arts Council of Mendocino County

Did you know that the Arts Council of Mendocino County has a COVID-19 Resources and Response Page? If your inbox is like ours, it’s full of reflections, news, responses, pleas, surveys, CARES ACT information — and the list goes on. We are gathering the links and information that may be of use and organizing everything in one place at the ACMC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Response Center.  The Mendocino County Arts Council can be reached at 707-463-2727 or

California Arts Council updates

The latest California Arts Council updates, plus important links and resources for California artists, cultural workers and creatives on the coronavirus pandemic can be found by visiting their website at

Send Arts and Entertainment listings by noon on Friday to, 690 S. Main St., Fort Bragg, CA 95437. Art openings are listed the week of First Friday in Fort Bragg and Second Saturday in Mendocino. Please contact us about how to publicize paid classes and workshops.

Source link

1 Comment

  • I’m really enjoying the theme/design of your site. Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility problems?
    A number of my blog audience have complained about my blog not working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Firefox.
    Do you have any tips to help fix this issue?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.