February 16 - 29, 2008 A+23
Artists working on ostrich public art Trouble in “River City” to HHS
Alice Van Overstraeten of Sun Lakes is painting a 72-inch tall fi berglass ostrich Four performances of Meredith Wilson’s “The Music Man” will be staged at
as part of a public art project and fundraiser with the Chandler Chamber of Hamilton High School during their winter production at 7 p.m. Thu., Feb. 28 and
Commerce and the Chandler Arts Commission. Van Overstraeten, also a member Fri. Feb. 29 with two shows at 2 and 7 p.m. Sat., March 1.
of the Oakwood Artist League, is one of about 15 artists selected to decorate the The musical comedy features con artist “Professor” Harold Hill who convinces
ostriches, which will be parents to give him money for band instruments and uniforms for their children,
on display from March to then skips town. His scheme is compromised in 1912 River City, IA when he
November in the historic becomes attracted to local librarian Marian Paroo, who recognizes him for the
downtown Chandler area fraud he is, yet falls in love with him.
to commemorate the Tickets are $7 and will be sold at the door. For pre-sale tickets or group discounts,
20th anniversary of the call 480-883-5232.
Van Overstraeten also
teaches art at the Gilbert
GVAL art show
Senior Center and will be
Oil, acrylic, watercolor, drawing, photography, stained glass, digital art and
teaching at Art on Boston
much more are on display through Feb. 23 in the Gilbert Visual Artist League’s 5th
Gallery. One of her
annual art show sponsored by and held at the Gilbert Historical Museum, on the
paintings was published
southwest corner of Gilbert and Elliot roads in Gilbert.
in Tom Lynch’s new book
Artwork was submitted by professional artists as well as hobbyists and includes
“Water Color Rescue.”
both member and nonmember artists. Additionally, artists will be on hand doing
demonstrations throughout the show. There is also a display of youth artwork.
Wilderman is also
Cynthia Rider, president of the Mesa Art League, is judging the show. Awards
working on an ostrich,
BIRD ART: Sandra Neumann Wilderman of Gilbert, left, and Alice
will be given for fi rst through third places in each of six categories as well as Best of
as are artists from Art on
Van Overstraeten of Sun Lakes are two of the artists selected to
be part of a public art project with the Chandler Chamber and the
Show. A People’s Choice award will be given to the artist receiving the most votes
Boston. Chandler Arts Commission.
during the fi rst week of the show.
The show is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For
more information, contact Jean at 480-497-6168.
Art with heart
Car calendars at Art on Boston
As a sponsor of the Classic Car Show in downtown Chandler Feb. 23, Art on
Boston Gallery is offering calendars made that day with photographs from the
vintage and hot rod cars on display.
Chandler photographer Mark W. Hill will be at Art on Boston with his camera
and printer, and will take photos of cars for owners or car lovers and turn them into
a glossy calendar for $10, with $1 from each going to My Sister’s Place. Photographs
will be available between noon and 4 p.m.
The exhibit of baskets, scarves, shawls, wall hangings and more from members
of the Telarana Spinners & Weavers continues through Feb. 24, as do Main Gallery
artists Sarah Hessinger, oil; Linda McCurry, fi ber; and Connie Raetz, watercolor.
Art on Boston has a limited number of “Ah Ha! 100 Flashes of Insight and
Inspiration from Your Authentic Voice” books written by Andrea Beaulieu, who
spoke recently and had a book signing at the Gallery.
Art on Boston is located at 11 W. Boston St., Suite 1 in historic downtown
Chandler. Visit www.ArtOnBoston.com
or call 480-917-1112 for information.
BRIGHT IDEA: A recent fi eldtrip to the Virginia Piper Cancer Center and the cancer
Join PAL at concerts
treatments of Santan seventh-grade teacher Dana Shough inspired Santan Junior High Art
Two musical outings are available to music lovers through the South East Valley
Club students to paint a series of panels for display on one wall of the cancer center. The
brightly colored panels depict ocean life and African animals, including an elephant with
Performing Arts League (PAL).
its tail lifted upward, symbolizing luck. Pictured: Santan Art Club sponsor Juri Yamsuithi;
On Sun., Feb. 24 from 3 to 5 p.m., the Sunday Afternoon Salon chamber music
students Diala Manfoukh, Tawni Meyer and Gabby Lobe; and teacher Dana Shough.
duo, featuring cellist Matt Kelzenberg and pianist Anny Cheng, performs in a
private residence. Tickets for PAL members and guests are $10 each. Call Sarah at
“I Love a Piano,” featuring the music of Irving Berlin, is performed Sat., Mar.
Chandler High gets “Footloose”
22 at the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center. The concert bus departs at 6:30
p.m. Tickets are $40 for members and $44 for nonmembers, which includes
Chandler and Gilbert residents are invited to Chandler High School’s adaptation
transportation and gratuities. Make checks out to PAL and mail to PO Box 13051,
of “Footloose,” based on the movie of the same name and taking place at 7 p.m.
Chandler, AZ 85248.
March 6, 7 and 8 at Chandler Center for the Arts.
PAL continues to offer Symphony Hall Coffee Classics and opera tickets. Call
Admission is $7 to $10. Chandler Center for the Arts is located at 250 N. Arizona
Emily at 480-895-3794 for ticket information and prices.
Ave. in downtown Chandler.
Roundtrip transportation is available for $20 for those who have already
For more info, call 480-812-7716 or email Valin.Kathy@Chandler.k12.az.us
purchased tickets elsewhere. All PAL buses leave from the fl agpole at Cottonwood
Country Club in Sun Lakes.
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