Friday nights will be a little livelier in downtown Turlock thanks to a new local arts event. Local artists, musicians, poets and other performers will showcase their craft during "Friday Night Live" events at the Downtown Incubator. Each week's event will be a little different, but the current lineup spans from open mic night to standup comedy to live art demonstrations. The event falls on the same day as the Farmers Market in downtown Turlock, so vendors and entertainers can set up on the sidewalk without a permit. The ultimate goal of Friday Night Live, said organizer Susana Love ...
For an older adult with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia, the world can be a confusing place. As the disease progresses, they slowly lose the ability to think logically and make complex decisions for themselves. They sometimes can't communicate with their caregiver or explain what is going on inside their head.
Over 40 pieces of art work submitted by five Turlock schools were on display at MedicAlert Foundation on Friday as part of the Parent Teacher Association's Reflections Program. Two of the 11 pieces of artwork sent on to the district level of the PTA competition took first place and will now be sent to the state level. The five schools that submitted artwork are Dennis Earl Elementary, Osborn Elementary, Walnut Elementary, Julien Elementary and Crowell Elementary. The two pieces of art competing at the state level were submitted by Kara Dao from Dennis Earl Elementary and Kayla Fernandes from ...
The Turlock City Arts Commission's 28th Spring Juried Art show opened at the Turlock Gallery on March 8. The 43 exhibited works will be displayed at Turlock City Hall until May 27, the day of the reception.
From the stark, yet moving, photos of renowned photographer Dorothea Lange to the prolific works of poet Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel, the newest exhibits at the UC Merced campus are celebrating the cultural contributions of the Central Valley.
Jonathan Bell's dorm at CSU Stanislaus is surprisingly well decorated for an apartment full of college guys. Oil paintings dominate the living room, small acrylics of landscapes adorn the bathroom walls, and a long conte crayon drawing wraps around the wall above his bed.
Milt Bullard leaned forward out of his relaxed position in a chair in his living room. He sat with his back to a massive ink drawing of a rock face at Yosemite Falls. This drawing, like much of the art in Bullard's house, will be part of his upcoming show "Creating the Natural World."
It's April 4, 2010, and Turlock residents are waking up to discover 4 foot tall eggs all over town. Are these the giant spawn of alien invaders? Are they a late April Fool's joke? Perhaps the latest advertising scheme of the American Egg Board? No, they are Turlock's first temporary public art project.
Phyllis Beasley was walking down the hall of the Modesto Senior Citizens Center after her exercise class when she saw something so beautiful that it made her stop in her tracks. She was looking at a quilt that another senior was sewing by hand. Beasley liked the quilt so much that she asked the woman to teach her how to make one of her own.
As 11-year-old Elbra Younano stood by the side of a stream, she picked up her paint brush and began to recreate the image before her onto canvas. The trees, the grass, the water and the rocks were all right in front of her, and she did not have to rely on a photo to see how they should be painted. The CSU Stanislaus campus was an ideal backdrop for Younano and all the children in Juliet Moradian's art class.
A classroom full of tweens frantically sketched out monstrous torsos, hands, heads, and assorted tentacle-like appendages on Thursday morning with a simple goal in mind: To create the coolest-looking alien in the class.