Art Shows in the Antelope Valley: The Antelope Valley, in the lower Mojave region of southern California, currently offers several arts events with more opening soon.
The gallery shows listed here are open to the public. Please check websites for information on hours of operation, or, in the case of Sagebrush Cafe Coffee & Art House, hours of “caffeination”.
The desert community of towns and cities is home to an art museum, several galleries, and a small number of black box theatre groups. New shows are popping up all the time.
Here is an overview of three events ongoing and upcoming in the Antelope Valley.
Recent, Upcoming and Ongoing Gallery and Museum Exhibits and Theatre Performances in the Antelope Valley:
Monkeys, Monsters & Mermaids – The Art of Narrative
Works by Nicelle Davis
Sagebrush Café Coffee & Art House (Quartz Hill – 50th St. W & Ave. L-14)
Sagebrush Café’s gallery will be putting on several new faces, in a show by Nicelle Davis. Working with various media including clay & clay tablets, Victorian paper cutting and poetry, Davis presents a varied and animate perspective on the interior worlds we all possess, and which sometimes possess us.
The works combine the written word with crafted images of persons, animals, and myth.
From the Cloud Lab
Works by Melinda Smith Altshuler
Antelope Valley College Gallery
Exhibition Dates: August 23 – September 17, 2010
Describing the show, the AVC website has this to say: “The Antelope Valley College Art Gallery is proud to open its 2010 Fall season with FROM THE CLOUD LAB, an installation of sculpture and painting by Melinda Smith Altshuler. Altshuler’s glowing cloud forms are suspended from the ceiling, transforming the gallery space into an aerial chamber.
“Crafted from tea-stained teabags, paper, repurposed chicken wire, and light, the translucent sculptures appear to drift, some clouds ascending high while a low hanging cloud rains crystal drops. The weightless viewing experience is grounded by a wall of Altshuler’s cloud paintings which evoke the installation’s sensations of motion and space on canvas.” – avc.edu
Antelope Valley Thespians present:
THE INTERROGATION OF NATHAN HALE (by Captain John Montresor of HRM Expeditionary Forces)
drama by David Stanley Ford
Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.
An intense and intimate invenstigation into the nature of freedom and guilt, the Antelope Valley Thespians continue their 2010 calendar with The Interrogation of Nathan Hale. Starring MARCUS MCCOLLUM and KEVIN J. HOGAN.
Six performances sheduled from Friday, September 17th to Sunday, September 26th, 2010 with shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday both weekends.
Tickets are $8.
More information @ http://www.avthespians.org/productions/