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Dave Elke – Guitar Instructor – profile

Dave Elke – Guitar instructor profile Dave offers private guitar lessons at Herreid’s Music in Chico 894 Oroville Avenue Chico, CA Dave Elke earned a Masters Degree in Guitar Performance from CSU, Chico in 2000. He performs regularly in his own bands, for the Yuba College big band, and as a side man for other [...]

Jamaican Afternoon by Robert Genn

Jamaican Afternoon by Robert Genn In the afternoon, the smell of ganja drifted down the beach, giving a mild creative abandon to my normally controlled painting activities. I’d been aware of a few dreadlocked, Haile Selassie-type characters down there–now they were being joined by large, laughing women and a few rag-tag children who ran noisily [...]

Michael Dodgen – Guitar Instructor

Michael Dodgen Guitar Instructor instructor profile  Michael offers guitar lessons at Herreid’s Music in Chico 894 Oroville Avenue, Chico, CA 1957:  Age 9 – Got my first guitar (for $5 ) & started  taking lessons in Atlanta, Georgia. 1962: Moved to Saratoga, Ca. & continued guitar lessons with various local teachers. (Talked Dad into a [...]

Upcoming shows in the U.S. Deadlines June 22, 2012 – …

The following information was provided by ZAPPlication.org. for more information on any of the listings, visit ZAPPlication.org and sign up! It’s free! Upcoming Deadlines – APPLY TODAY! Are you planning on attending the 2012 Arts Festival Conference in Chicago this September? View the agenda and register at http://bit.ly/zapp2012. Don’t forget to connect with us on [...]

“Ballerina Swan” – a book review by S.A. Barone

BALLERINA SWAN Book Review by S. A. Barone  Ballerina Swan, written by Allegra Kent and illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully tells a satisfying success story of a very unlikely dancer. From her pond in the middle of the city park, Sophie, a beautiful and graceful swan, watches the dancers in Madam Myrtle’s Studio.  Sophie wishes [...]

Contrarian Critters by Robert Genn

Contrarian Critters by Robert Genn In the studio or on the road, many artists find they’re at their most creative when they’re simply on the lookout for joy.   When a job has some sort of outside payoff–typically cash–it’s known as an “extrinsic reward.” When there’s no payoff except for the joy, it’s known as [...]

Sean Perry – Guitar Instructor – profile

Sean Perry – Guitar Instructor instructor profile Sean offers private guitar lessons at Herreid’s Music in Redding 2148 Market Street Redding, CA  Sean has been in the local band scene over 20 years and has studied with jazz greats John Stowell and Mimi Fox. He has developed a well rounded background in most styles of [...]

Making Monoprints – art project for young chidren – by S.A. Barone

CHILDREN AND ART Art Project for Young Children Making Monoprints  by S.A. Barone This project can be a little messy so make sure the area is covered with newspapers. Kids love this project and they can absolutely turn out some spectacular art work, definitely work that parents are going to want to frame. You will [...]

Main Street Gallery, Weaverville – Board of Directors Profile – Karen Hammer

  Karen C. Hammer Art has been a part of Karen Hammer’s life since childhood.  After doing her first oil painting with a mat knife at age 13, her parents enrolled her in oil painting classes and a life-long love of painting began.  She majored in art in college and took up watercolor painting at [...]

Wild Places by Robert Genn

Wild Places by Robert Genn Patagonia is well known for its condors, but it also has lapwings. These large plovers are seen on mountain pastures and fallow fields. They make a loud, scolding cry when you get too close. I used to see them often when we lived in Spain. At one time I found [...]