You have some upcoming opportunities…
The ARTree has a heavy hitter coming to speak to attendees at its upcoming meeting on March 19. Glenna Avila, artistic director of CalArts Community Arts Partnership, will be guest speaker at the meeting, held at 6:30 p.m. in the Old Town Newhall Library.
Glenna Avila created one of the highly visible murals created in Los Angeles for the 1984 Summer Olympics. She now shepherds arts education programs that reach thousands of youth in Los Angeles. For more information, visit www.theartree.org.
NAME THE STAGE at SummerFest!
L.A. SummerFest at Rivendale is the home of the Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival, and they are building a new outdoor stage. Community members have the chance to sponsor the stage.
The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival has received a grant from the City of Santa Clarita to assist in securing a new stage of the growing festival. The new stage will be a temporary and portable stage. The new stage is expected last for the next 5 years or so until a more permanent performance space is built. Contact the organization for more information:email [email protected]
RESIDENTS INVITED TO RECLAIM CREATIVE SIDE WITH
EARTH ARBOR DAY “cArt aRt” COMPETITION
Decorate Recycling Bins for the Chance to Win Cash Prizes
Community members are invited to use their imagination and creative flair to transform an everyday curbside recycling cart into a work of art for the City’s cArt aRt Competition, which promotes reusing and recycling household items. Residents, families, school groups, clubs, teams, church groups and other organizations are encouraged to participate in the competition, which is open now through Monday, March 24, 2014.
All cArt aRt submissions will be on display at Earth Arbor Day on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Winners will receive cash prizes in the following categories: Grand Prize $200; Most Creative $100; Best Local Flair $100; Best Green Theme $100; and Fan Favorite $50.
Artists must provide everything used in the art project, with the exception of the recycling cart, which can be painted or left natural.
Participants must complete an entry form before receiving a FREE container from Waste Management. Containers that once held hazardous waste products cannot be used in the competition, including used containers of paint, oil pesticides, cleaning products and chemicals.
All entries must be submitted between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. at the Environmental Services booth at the City’s Earth Arbor Day event. The 2014 Earth Arbor Day celebration will be hosted at Central Park on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Contact Laura Jardine in the City’s Environmental Services Division at (661) 255-4376 for information.
INDIE FILM LOVERS ENJOY!
College of the Canyons will host “Indie Saturday,” celebrating independent filmmaking. The public is invited to the film event this Saturday, March 8 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Besides the screening of films created by COC students and K-12 students, “Indie Saturday” will also screen Ramon Hamilton’s powerful film “Smuggled” and Sheila Sofian’s animated documentary “Truth Has Fallen.”
The location for the film fest is in Hasley Hall, Room 101, on the college’s Valencia campus. For information, contact Jennifer Brezina at (661) 362-5919 or at [email protected].