Friday, May 29, 2020

AmadorArts: Arts Line Newsletter - May 2020

MAY 2020
Greetings from the Amador County Arts Council
Executive Director!
Creativity is at the heart of rural life. During this trying time, we hope that you find respite in the arts. Visit our website for lots of great at-home Creative Respite, Arts Education, and online Arts Events.

We are happy to present this new, monthly version of our Arts Line Newsletter. AmadorArts remains committed to lifelong arts education for all people in Amador County, especially public school students.

Please reach out to us, schedule an online meeting or phone call, and remember that everyone has a home in the arts with AmadorArts!

With all my art,
Meghan O’Keefe
Executive Director
Amador County Arts Council is forever dedicated to assuring that students receive standard-based arts education no matter what kind of changes occur globally and locally. We continue to actively partner with the California Alliance for Arts Education and work directly with district leaders, principals, teachers, students and families to assess and implement a curriculum rich in the arts. Recently, as seen above, Fine Artist and locally beloved teacher, Bruce Peccianti taught his Ancient Chinese History and Art class via an online broadcast produced by KVGC Radio. We worked together to adapt the class so that 6th-graders at home can still receive arts education. The class is available HERE to everyone.
The gallery is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19. We have an online gallery which can be viewed HERE.

The current online gallery includes the LatinX Art Show and the High School Art Competition. We plan to have this show in-person when we are able to do so.
TGIF Free Concerts are cancelled due COVID-19, but we'll be back in 2021 with more great music!
Featured Artist - Marleen Olive
Soft spoken, respected, artistic elder Marleen Olive is our May Featured Artist. Her work is so diverse, and as seen above in one of her classes, she is a joyous teacher. AmadorArts is proud to have her as a new member of our Board of Directors. Marleen has an Art degree from West Hills Community College and was an Art Instructor for Southwestern Oregon Community College in Brookings, OR. She is skilled in watercolor, inks, acrylics and mixed media techniques. To describe her work, she says, “I like to paint realistic to non-objective using nature as a motif.” Marleen is eager to teach you as soon as it is safe again! Keep in touch with her prolific creations HERE.

Happy Hummingbird, acrylic
Angel Fish, mixed media with inks and watercolor
Announcing 2020 Scholarship Recipients: Deja Douglas (Argonaut) and Julianne Godman (Amador).
Featured Resources -
Arts at Home
Since we’re hunkered down, AmadorArts has a lot of great Art at Home opportunities on our website. Check out our gallery, new YouTube Channel, and tons of free online arts education that we curated just for you! For example, Tutorials with Alyssa is hosted by Arts Center Assistant Alyssa Vargas, a local professional artist with a degree in Studio Art from Folsom Lake College. Check ‘em out below:
Winefest 2020

Save the date for Saturday, November 14th on Main Street in Sutter Creek.

Boy are we lookin’ forward to this fun event!
Mark your calendars now.

Winefest supports lifelong arts education in our schools and community including arts classes, free concerts, and scholarships.
Want to help?
Sign up to volunteer at Winefest! We sure appreciate it.
Can you support the auction?
Donate local wine, a gift certificate, or a piece of local art!

Contact Carol Brown at or 209-256-8166. Click HERE to visit our Winefest webpage.
617 South CA-49, Jackson CA 95642 | PO BOX 206, Sutter Creek, CA, 95685
PHONE: (209) 256-8166 | E-MAIL:
This activity is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency.
Amador County Arts Council | PO Box 206Sutter Creek, CA 95685

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