VAPA Dean’s Dish – 7th Blog Edition

VAPA enters a busy weekend…and a flurry of great performances and exhibitions!

David Fleming & Diane R. Ritch Award Exhibition opens TONIGHT at the Cabrillo Gallery!

Fleming Exhibition

November 8 – December 13, 2013

RECEPTION:  Thursday, November 7, 5:30-7:00

ARTIST TALK:        Following the reception at 7:00pm (in the gallery)

David Fleming & Diane R. Ritch:  Award Exhibition presents the work of two award-winning artists selected from the juried exhibition, Tasty: Artists Playing With Food, by Gayle and Joe Ortiz of Gayle’s Bakery.   Both Fleming and Ritch are long-time residents of Santa Cruz County and have equally contributed to the depth of the arts community found here.  Each artist will be exhibiting a collection of recent work. David Fleming is a prolific painter working with the human form in context to its environment.  His oils on canvas are often accomplished in a fast and expressive approach and not necessarily stylistically similar. “Unlike many other artists, I paint in a lot of different styles and I like to work fast,” says Fleming, “I need to experiment around rather than labor over one style for too long or else I get bored. A lot of times, I don’t have anything in mind and the painting just takes on a life of its own.”  In contrast to Fleming’s work Diane R. Ritch uses found objects creating two and three-dimensional pieces.  Each piece creates a narrative to a certain time and place and perhaps an emotional response to that place.  Ritch combines old and discarded elements, rusted or patinaed with age, to illustrate her stories.  “My work moves through my life’s journey, reflects my values and grows from my passion for detail.”

Location:       Cabrillo Gallery
Cabrillo College  6500 Soquel Drive, Library – Room 1002    Aptos, CA 95003

Hours:           Monday – Friday, 9:00-4:00, Mon/Tue, 7:00-9:00 pm, Closed Weekends

Contact:        Tobin Keller or Rose Sellery, 831-479-6308 / email: gallery

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More upcoming events, including the The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee (The Musical) which opens THIS SATURDAY!

Cabrillo College Seahawk Metal Arts Club and Inter Club Council presents
Les Bryant
Artist’s Lecture and Demonstration

Friday, November 8
6:00 – 8:00 pm
VAPA room 3004
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Theatre Arts Department presents
The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee

November 9 – 24
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM
Youth Performance, Friday Nov. 15 at 10:00 AM
Crocker Theater
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Cabrillo Chorale presents
Handel’s Messiah

Saturday, November 9
7:00 PM
Samper Recital Hall
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Cabrillo Youth Chorus

Sunday, November 10
2:00 PM
Cabrillo Samper Recital Hall
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Cabrillo Music Department presents
Waltzing Through Time

Thursday, November 14
7:30 PM
Samper Recital Hall
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Ray Brown’s Great Big Band

Monday, November 25
7:30 PM
Crocker Theater
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