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Aug
17
Thu
CFA presents: Beauty and the Banal By Chantelle Goldthwaite @ Center for the Arts, Main & Granucci Galleries
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Center For The Arts PresentsBeauty and the Banal By Chantelle Goldthwaite

July 31 through August 19
Main & Granucci Galleries

Tuesday-Saturday Noon-5:00 pm
Artist Reception: Thursday August 17, 6:00-8:00 pm

There is nothing lofty, pretentious, or even mildly intellectual about this series. These works are merely a coming together of my love of design, color and process. The eucalyptus pods featured in this series were found in the gutter, on a side street, in Alameda, CA. Many of my personal treasures share a similar origin. It has been my lifelong habit to be a gatherer and collector of that which most would pass by without thought or consideration. A keeper of curiosities. A lover of detritus.

Why is it that the simple quiet act of observation has become obsolete? Why do we dismiss the nonessential as insignificant and unworthy? The fascinating shape of a bottle cap smooshed a million times by the passing wheels of hurried lives…….The infinite variations of green on an given spring day….. the texture of a street pole bearing the remains of 30 years of concert announcements and lost pet notices. Ever searching for the next rush of shiny dazzling newness we bypass the wonders that surround us. I invite you to take the following moments to slow down, submerge yourself in color, delight in the details and to find some beauty in the banal.


Chantelle Goldthwaite was born in 1970 in the foothills of Northern California. As a professional and award winning artist, she has been exhibiting up and down both the east and west coasts since 2005.
Although, not formally trained, she utilizes a wide range of mediums to bring her visions to life: painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, photography, assemblage, sculpture,ceramics and jewelry making. She has honed her skills in classrooms, workshops and community art centers across the country.
Through her travels she has collected her style, color palette and vivid interior landscape as one would collect souveniers. She imagines a sense of place and sensation and then brings them into being. A world of lush vibrant colors and universal images that invite and entice the viewer to lose themselves in her world.

 

Aug
18
Fri
CFA presents: Beauty and the Banal By Chantelle Goldthwaite @ Center for the Arts, Main & Granucci Galleries
Aug 18 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Center For The Arts PresentsBeauty and the Banal By Chantelle Goldthwaite

July 31 through August 19
Main & Granucci Galleries

Tuesday-Saturday Noon-5:00 pm
Artist Reception: Thursday August 17, 6:00-8:00 pm

There is nothing lofty, pretentious, or even mildly intellectual about this series. These works are merely a coming together of my love of design, color and process. The eucalyptus pods featured in this series were found in the gutter, on a side street, in Alameda, CA. Many of my personal treasures share a similar origin. It has been my lifelong habit to be a gatherer and collector of that which most would pass by without thought or consideration. A keeper of curiosities. A lover of detritus.

Why is it that the simple quiet act of observation has become obsolete? Why do we dismiss the nonessential as insignificant and unworthy? The fascinating shape of a bottle cap smooshed a million times by the passing wheels of hurried lives…….The infinite variations of green on an given spring day….. the texture of a street pole bearing the remains of 30 years of concert announcements and lost pet notices. Ever searching for the next rush of shiny dazzling newness we bypass the wonders that surround us. I invite you to take the following moments to slow down, submerge yourself in color, delight in the details and to find some beauty in the banal.


Chantelle Goldthwaite was born in 1970 in the foothills of Northern California. As a professional and award winning artist, she has been exhibiting up and down both the east and west coasts since 2005.
Although, not formally trained, she utilizes a wide range of mediums to bring her visions to life: painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, photography, assemblage, sculpture,ceramics and jewelry making. She has honed her skills in classrooms, workshops and community art centers across the country.
Through her travels she has collected her style, color palette and vivid interior landscape as one would collect souveniers. She imagines a sense of place and sensation and then brings them into being. A world of lush vibrant colors and universal images that invite and entice the viewer to lose themselves in her world.

 

CFA presents: Doyle Bramhall II @ Center for the Arts
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Doyle Bramhall II

The Center for the Arts presents
Friday, August 18, 8:00pm
$24 member, $27 general public

Dance show with limited theater seating.

(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

Doyle Bramhall II is one of the most distinctive vocalists, guitarists, composers and producers in contemporary music. Indeed, none other than Eric Clapton, with whom Bramhall has worked for more than a decade, lauds him as one of the most gifted guitarists he has ever encountered.

As the son of the late Texas music legend Doyle Bramhall, he was raised in a home filled with the blues and rock ’n’ roll styles indigenous to Texas. The elder Bramhall played drums and was also an accomplished songwriter and vocalist, not to mention a lifelong collaborator with childhood friends Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan, who composed such SRV signature tunes as “Change It” and “Life by the Drop.”

But the younger Bramhall—a rare and distinctive guitarist who plays left-handed, but with his instrument strung for a right-hander and flipped backwards–had his own connections with the Vaughan brothers: Early in his career he was befriended and supported by Stevie. When he was 18, Bramhall was recruited by Jimmie to play with the Fabulous Thunderbirds. After Stevie’s tragic death in 1990, Bramhall II and Charlie Sexton formed the Arc Angels with drummer Chris Layton and bassist Tommy Shannon of Stevie Ray’s fabled rhythm section.

The Arc Angels’ self-titled debut album yielded such widely popular songs as “Living in a Dream” and “Sent by Angels” before disbanding. Introducing himself as a solo artist in 1996 with Doyle Bramhall II, he followed with a pair of critically acclaimed albums, Jellycream (1999) and Welcome (2001). It was then that Bramhall’s unparalleled guitar mastery won the attention not only of Clapton but Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, who showcased him on his 1999, 2000 and 2002 In the Flesh concert tours and companion CD and DVD.

Clapton, meanwhile, came next.  He featured Bramhall songs and guitar as part of his Grammy-winning Riding with the King album with B.B. King, also of 2000. He then recruited him full-time, and they toured together worldwide, thrilling fans with their dramatic guitar interplay and drawing comparisons to past Clapton triumphs such as Derek & the Dominoes. Clapton’s ensuing 2004 albums Me and Mr. Johnson and Sessions for Robert J both showcased stirring Clapton-Bramhall guitar duets recorded in the same Dallas room where Robert Johnson recorded his classic blues songs in 1937. Bramhall’s own songwriting talent was highlighted in Clapton’s Reptile (2001), Back Home (2005) and The Road to Escondido(2006) albums, and he later co-produced Clapton (2010) and Old Sock(2013). In 2013 he again joined Clapton on his 50th anniversary tour and played on his 2014 album The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale.

In addition to his work with Clapton, Bramhall became an in demand composer, guitarist and producer.  He enjoyed high profile collaborations with a broad range of other major artists, including T-Bone Burnett, Elton John, Gary Clark, Jr., Gregg Allman, Dr. John, Robert Randolph, Allen Toussaint, Billy Preston, Erykah Badu, Questlove, Meshell Ndegeocello and Sheryl Crow, whom he produced and composed songs for on 100 Miles from Memphis (2011), and then joined her to support the record on tour. In 2015 he teamed with ace guitarist Derek Trucks (with whom he was proclaimed “The New Guitar Gods” by Guitar World when both served in Clapton’s band in the late 2000s) in the Tedeschi Trucks Band, also starring Trucks’ wife, Susan Tedeschi. Bramhall’s songs and guitar playing have graced each of the three, critically acclaimed Tedeschi Trucks Band albums issued to date.

With all this outside activity, Bramhall hadn’t made a solo album since Welcome. But while honing his skills as a producer, he stockpiled ideas and songs he’d written for himself as well, and when they were selected and sequenced for his fourth solo album, Rich Man,

(scheduled for release on September 30, 2016 via Concord Records), they documented an intensive spiritual and musical journey that took him to the other side of the world in search of new sounds, and an inner peace sought following the death of his father in 2011.

Since 2008, and in the year following his father’s death, Bramhall had extensively explored India and Northern Africa. The influence of these journeys manifest in Rich Man’s inclusion of the North Indian classical bowed string instrument sarangi—played by virtuoso Ustad Surjeet Singh—and the bowl-shaped Arabic oud lute, played by Bramhall’s own oud teacher Yuval Ron, the renowned Israeli composer-player-arranger.

Also appearing on Rich Man is Norah Jones, with whom Bramhall had been performing every six months or so in a concert series. The duet “New Faith” was emblematic of the entire album in its hope that people can look beyond all that divides them and find a new way of thinking that enables peaceful progress through mutual respect and understanding.

Rich Man, then, is a watershed achievement for Bramhall, both in terms of the many music styles in the tracks—which begin and end with his fundamental American blues influences, and in between, follow his global music explorations and arrangements–and the inner examinations resulting in the spiritual growth expressed in the lyrics.

“I read a quote from Charles Mingus,” Bramhall stated upon the completion of Rich Man.“He felt that he was not just playing a style of music so much as expressing the sounds of his life and experiences through the medium of music. I very much relate to that.”

 

CFA presents: Space Rabies @ Off Center Stage
Aug 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Presents

Space Rabies

Beautiful Dudes

Friday, August 18th

8:00 PM

  • $10 at the door

Space Rabies is an instrumental, progressive rock band from Northern California. The power trio is comprised of Steve Jennings (guitar), Ryan Cirino (drums), Leif Bo Bonfils (bass). With their debut album “They Drew First Blood” currently in circulation, “The Rabies” is currently working on their second.
Writing all original music, Space Rabies blurs the line between heavy groove based rock and post metal. Dark, powerful guitar riffs, pounding drums and screaming bass lines come together to create their signature sound.

 


The Dudes are Tom Bevitori, Robbie Landsburg, Art Echternacht, and Jonah Wells, born and raised champions of Nevada City, California. Known for it’s folky sweet side, underneath the surface there is an underground scene grinding away for the dream in historic hotels, reclaimed churches and converted warehouses. The dream of making it out of town. The dream of playing shows in the big city. The dream of quitting your day job and releasing a bonafide record. The dream of Beautiful Dudes.

The formula is simple: Guitar, bass, drums, vocals. That’s it. The Dudes want you to feel rad. The debut record is sexy rock n’ roll, have a good time, no built-in message bullshit. After years of writing songs that had no home in the world they were living in, the Dudes found themselves in a garage, at home, creating not simply music but the experience: Real dudes, living real dudes lives, rocking real dude music. Definitely loud. Definitely Californian.


Space Rabies FB: https://www.facebook.com/spacerabiesband/

Beautiful Dudes FB: https://www.facebook.com/BeautifulDudes/

Aug
19
Sat
CFA presents: Beauty and the Banal By Chantelle Goldthwaite @ Center for the Arts, Main & Granucci Galleries
Aug 19 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Center For The Arts PresentsBeauty and the Banal By Chantelle Goldthwaite

July 31 through August 19
Main & Granucci Galleries

Tuesday-Saturday Noon-5:00 pm
Artist Reception: Thursday August 17, 6:00-8:00 pm

There is nothing lofty, pretentious, or even mildly intellectual about this series. These works are merely a coming together of my love of design, color and process. The eucalyptus pods featured in this series were found in the gutter, on a side street, in Alameda, CA. Many of my personal treasures share a similar origin. It has been my lifelong habit to be a gatherer and collector of that which most would pass by without thought or consideration. A keeper of curiosities. A lover of detritus.

Why is it that the simple quiet act of observation has become obsolete? Why do we dismiss the nonessential as insignificant and unworthy? The fascinating shape of a bottle cap smooshed a million times by the passing wheels of hurried lives…….The infinite variations of green on an given spring day….. the texture of a street pole bearing the remains of 30 years of concert announcements and lost pet notices. Ever searching for the next rush of shiny dazzling newness we bypass the wonders that surround us. I invite you to take the following moments to slow down, submerge yourself in color, delight in the details and to find some beauty in the banal.


Chantelle Goldthwaite was born in 1970 in the foothills of Northern California. As a professional and award winning artist, she has been exhibiting up and down both the east and west coasts since 2005.
Although, not formally trained, she utilizes a wide range of mediums to bring her visions to life: painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, photography, assemblage, sculpture,ceramics and jewelry making. She has honed her skills in classrooms, workshops and community art centers across the country.
Through her travels she has collected her style, color palette and vivid interior landscape as one would collect souveniers. She imagines a sense of place and sensation and then brings them into being. A world of lush vibrant colors and universal images that invite and entice the viewer to lose themselves in her world.

 

Aug
20
Sun
CFA presents: Pokey LaFarge @ Center for the Arts
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Pokey LaFarge

The Center for the Arts Presents
Sunday, August 20, 8:00pm
$22 member, $27 general public
(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

Pokey LaFarge is a musician. He is a storyteller. He is a feeler of feelings. He is a narrator of the messy, unkempt American experience. He sits, he watches, he writes. Everything that’s worth happening happens in his songs. Like the long line of writers and performers he descends from, music isn’t something Pokey does – it’s something he is.

Day after day, pencil in hand, always dressed in blue. Never feeling satisfied. Itchy. Incomplete. Attired halfway between a businessman and a janitor, Pokey LaFarge tries to make sense of trouble he’s seen and trouble he’s been in. This is the Great Why of his unending passion for songwriting. An unquenchable need to be heard in a world where everyone is talking and nobody is listening.

 

The songs on Pokey’s transformative new album MANIC REVELATIONS demand your attention. Here, you get the feeling this man is constantly reshuffling the deck in favor of some outcome or other. Each chord, each riff shades the stories he sets up in his lyrics. But make no mistake – no matter how the cards lay, he is searching for the purest truth; he loves laying in the muck. Whatever it takes to serve the song. He wouldn’t know what to do if his life were any other way.

Aug
24
Thu
CFA presents: Sawyer Fredericks @ Center for the Arts
Aug 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sawyer Fredericks

The Center for the Arts Presents
2 Shows!
Thursday and Friday
August 24 and 25, 8:00pm
$22 member, $25 general public
(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

Tickets available to Fan Club Friday, June 9, 10:00am

On Sale to Public Saturday, June 10, 10:00am

18 year old Singer-songwriter Sawyer Fredericks, hailing from his family’s farm in central New York State, is fast establishing himself as an authentic, original, Americana artist with an old soul. His deep, beyond-his-years lyrics and melodies, raw, soulful vocals, and powerful live performances have attracted an ever growing number of devoted fans of all ages, selling out shows throughout the US. As a folk/blues singer-songwriter, who cut his teeth at local farmers markets, open mics, and iconic New York venues like Caffe Lena, the Towne Crier Cafe, and The Bitter End, Sawyer seemed an unlikely match for reality tv, but quickly won over broad audiences with his genuine delivery and unique arrangements of classic songs, going on to win season 8 of NBC’s The Voice.

Fresh from that whirlwind, Sawyer went forward with the release of his major label debut, A Good Storm, with Republic Records, an impressive blend of soulful Folk, blues, and rock, entirely written or cowritten by Sawyer. His 2016 A Good Storm Tour included 62 shows across the US. For 2017, Sawyer has once again gone independent, is busy crafting his sophomore offering, with full artistic freedom, and continuing to tour.

Aug
25
Fri
CFA presents: Sawyer Fredericks @ Center for the Arts
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sawyer Fredericks

The Center for the Arts Presents
2 Shows!
Thursday and Friday
August 24 and 25, 8:00pm
$22 member, $25 general public
(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

Tickets available to Fan Club Friday, June 9, 10:00am

On Sale to Public Saturday, June 10, 10:00am

18 year old Singer-songwriter Sawyer Fredericks, hailing from his family’s farm in central New York State, is fast establishing himself as an authentic, original, Americana artist with an old soul. His deep, beyond-his-years lyrics and melodies, raw, soulful vocals, and powerful live performances have attracted an ever growing number of devoted fans of all ages, selling out shows throughout the US. As a folk/blues singer-songwriter, who cut his teeth at local farmers markets, open mics, and iconic New York venues like Caffe Lena, the Towne Crier Cafe, and The Bitter End, Sawyer seemed an unlikely match for reality tv, but quickly won over broad audiences with his genuine delivery and unique arrangements of classic songs, going on to win season 8 of NBC’s The Voice.

Fresh from that whirlwind, Sawyer went forward with the release of his major label debut, A Good Storm, with Republic Records, an impressive blend of soulful Folk, blues, and rock, entirely written or cowritten by Sawyer. His 2016 A Good Storm Tour included 62 shows across the US. For 2017, Sawyer has once again gone independent, is busy crafting his sophomore offering, with full artistic freedom, and continuing to tour.

Aug
26
Sat
CFA Presents: 5th Annual Dancing with our Stars @ Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
 

5th Annual Dancing with our Stars

Saturday, August 26th 8:00 PM

  • Become a member and get tickets now!
  • Tickets on Sale to Encore Members May 11
  • On sale to Members May 16 at Noon
  • On sale to General Public June 1 at Noon

  • Reserved Seating
  • $152 Premium Table Seating includes parking drink ticket and desserts
  • $127 Side Table Seating includes parking drink ticket and desserts
  • $52/62 member/non-member Tier 1 Reserved Bleacher Seating

(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)
BUY RESERVED TICKETS

  • General Admission
  • $27/37 member/non-member Tier 2 General Admission Bleacher Seating

(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee.  Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)
BUY GENERAL TICKETS


Don’t miss your chance to see who wins the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy this year!
This show will sell out!
There is only one event like this in Nevada County! It only happens one time a year.  The cast only performs their dances one time a year though they will prepare for 6 months.  Don’t miss the community event of the year – the fifth annual Dancing with Our Stars – a fundraiser for The Center for the Arts.


  • 6-8pm: Walk the Red Carpet
    Channel your inner celebrity and walk the red carpet. Get dressed up and join in the fun. Get your photo taken with the stars and enjoy tasty libations from our bar and food from Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters and Horn of the Bull Taqueria.
  • 7pm: Doors open
  • 8pm- 11pm: The 5th Annual Dancing with our Stars
  • 11pm-1:30am: The After Party
    Boogie down with the stars at the after party, hosted by DJ Jamal and enjoy tasty libations from the Center bar.

BE PART OF THE SCENE!

COME EARLY
Dress up and walk the red carpet for a photo opportunity with the Dancing With Our Stars trophy.  Appearances will be made by alumni dancers & stars, emcees, judges.  Bar will be open and you’ll catch some stars arriving 1/2 hour before doors open. Bring your camera, join the paparazzi!

STAY LATE
Join dancers, patrons, volunteers and staff after the show for drinks, dancing and vintage music at the Off Center Stage behind The Center for the Arts at 315 Richardson Street, Grass Valley.  Included with your ticket to Dancing With Our Stars!
11:00pm to 1:30am


INTRODUCING OUR STARS

Support your favorite dancer and raise funds for the Center!

SUPPORT YOUR FAVORITE HERE!

Aug
31
Thu
CFA presents: EmiSunshine @ Center for the Arts
Aug 31 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Center For The Arts Presents

EmiSunshine

Thursday, August 31st 8:00 PM

  • $22 member
  • $25 general public
  • $12 student (12 and under)

BUY TICKETS

Click Here for Information on Seating

(Ticket price includes $2 facility fee. Does not include applicable fee for online purchases.)

It’s impossible to explain the exceptional talents of EmiSunshine, a 13-year-old, East Tennessee prodigy who has captured the nation’s attention as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Steeped in Appalachian music, she is a true vocal stylist, one who instinctively knows how to interpret the nuances of a song with her impressive range, even though she has yet to gain the life experience and empathy seemingly necessary to fully comprehend the words she sings. Despite a given name that reflects optimism, she is drawn to darker themes of pain, anguish and even murder, like that of The Louvin Brothers, whom she loves.

The Tennessean is just the latest to describe her as “an old soul,” noting, “Onstage, this soul’s presence is commanding and her singing voice authentic and folksy.” While her youth might remind many of Taylor Swift, a more apt comparison would be to artists such as Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss or members of the Carter Family.

Whether she’s performing on the Today show or the Grand Ole Opry or taking the stage at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, she is fearless, confident and firm in her musical direction. As she says, she sings “old-time music,” but it’s her own unique blend of roots music that is equal parts Americana, bluegrass, gospel, and country, with a little bit of blues thrown in for good measure. Her talent is indescribable and inexplicable, but fortunately, it doesn’t have to be understood to be appreciated.

What makes me want to do this is I just love it,” she says. “I just really, really love it. I wouldn’t trade anything not to do this.
I love how I get to sing to people and make them happy,” she says. “I’m really blessed that I get to do this. It makes me feel amazing, like I’m touching somebody’s life.

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