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Wax poetic for Turlock contest

Poets of all ages are scouring the town and their imagination in search of inspiration for the "Ode to Turlock" poetry contest. This contest is the first of its kind held by the California State University, Stanislaus Modern Languages Program in conjuncture with the Turlock City Arts Commission. The poetry contest was proposed by Teresa Bargetto-Andrès, a professor at CSU Stanislaus and a Turlock City Arts Commissioner. "The goal is to bring forth as many different and varied interpretations as there are of Turlock," said Bargetto-Andrès. The contest will highlight the many ways that community members see the ...

October 26, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Fine Arts

Turlock artist opens yurt for clay classes

Children and adults who love to get their hands dirty in the name of art have a new outlet for creative expression in an unconventional classroom. Titia Barnett-Gudde converted her backyard yurt into an art studio classroom where she will offer clay lessons for young and old. The yurt is a portable, but sturdy, lattice-framed tent and Barnett-Gudde said that it makes for a surprisingly good work space.

October 13, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Fine Arts

Hospital puts out call for artists

Emanuel Medical Center is taking a creative approach to cancer awareness this year with an art competition.The competition is part of the 13th annual Women's Cancer Awareness Event presented by the Emanuel Regional Cancer Services. The theme for the Oct. 12 event is "The Art of Life."The center is currently accepting entries into the art competition. In some form the art should help promote early screening for breast, cervical, and ovarian cancers.

"Through this art competition, amateur and professional artists can help Emanuel educate women about the importance of early detection," said Debbie Tuttle, Emanuel Regional ...

July 27, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Fine Arts

Friday Night Live heats up with casino theme

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 ...

July 27, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Fine Arts

Downtown business to feature local artists at new gallery

What do modern art, local bands and classic cars have in common? They will all be featured in downtown Turlock at Eclectic Charm's Art Reception Evening on July 2.

June 15, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Fine Arts

Healing through art

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.

May 10, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Fine Arts


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 ...

March 30, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Fine Arts

Artists enter their best in spring show

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.

March 23, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Fine Arts

New exhibits brighten bleak winter days

Art enthusiasts in the Turlock area have two new exhibits to view in the upcoming months.

January 12, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Fine Arts

Two styles of painting featured in ‘Expanding Creativity’

The contrasts of two styles of painting - en plein air and in studio - is the focus of the newest exhibit at the City Hall Gallery.

September 29, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Fine Arts

UC Merced exhibit showcases Central Valley culture

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.

September 15, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Fine Arts

For the love of art

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.

September 08, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Fine Arts

Local artist to show work at Modesto gallery

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."

August 25, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Fine Arts

Giant eggs take over Turlock

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.

August 11, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Fine Arts

Local art gallery displays fair-winning 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.

August 11, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Fine Arts

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