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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Author Archive: El Dorado Arts Council

Say it out loud

For the second year in a row, Connor Ricketts, a sophomore at Charter University Prep in El Dorado, garnered first place honors at the El Dorado County Poetry Out Loud competition held at Imagination Theater in February. Ricketts, with his inspired performances of Matthew Arnold’s classic poem “Dover Beach” and Delmore Schwartz’s “The True Blue […]

Students to recite Poetry Out Loud for championship

The year 2014 marks the five-year anniversary of “Poetry Out Loud” in El Dorado County. High school students from across the county are among thousands of students state-wide who will be interpreting, memorizing and performing classical poetry for this nationally renowned competition run by the California Arts Council in partnership with the Poetry Foundation and […]

Ramsay Wood will tell stories

During Third Saturday Art Walk, Dec. 21, the El Dorado Arts Council and the Folklore Lounge are excited to co-host a reading by Ramsay Wood, author, photojournalist and founding member of the College of Storytellers. Wood will be reading from his two volumes of fables: “Kalila and Dimna: Fables of Friendship and Betrayal”and “Kalila and […]

Time to passionately support the arts

What: Apassionato For the Arts Who: El Dorado Arts Council Where: Serrano Country Club, 5005 Serrano Parkway in El Dorado Hills When: Saturday, Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. Cost: $100 per person Information: 530-295-3496 or eldoradoartscouncil.org/events/apassionato   The El Dorado Arts Council’s signature event, Apassionato For the Arts will be held Saturday, Oct. 26 at Serrano Country Club, 5005 Serrano […]

Artist and author to sign books

El Dorado Arts Council ArtSpace, 459 Main St. in Placerville, is presenting internationally-known master artist Anita Wolff and award-winning author Suzanne Blaney from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday Sept. 7. Together they will be autographing the award-winning “Adventure in Color — the Impressionism of Anita Wolff.” For more than 55 years, Wolff — a longtime resident […]

Region’s first Arts Day of Giving

More than 70 of the region’s arts organizations are participating in the first 24-hour online giving challenge for the arts on Monday, April 29 called Arts Day of Giving. As part of this effort, from 4:29 a.m. on April 29 to 4:29 a.m. on April 30, participating arts organizations will encourage residents to donate to […]

Poempalöoza celebrates the spoken word

Poempalöoza — a series of audacious poem events It is time to get your poem on. April is National Poetry Month and the El Dorado Arts Council is joining cities, libraries, schools and communities across the country as it engages in poetry revels large and small. Established by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, this […]

Poetry Out Loud winners stir emotions

On the evening of Feb. 7 at the Imagination Theater, Charter University Prep freshman Connor Ricketts dazzled the audience and judges alike with his poem performances for the El Dorado Arts Council’s fourth Poetry Out Loud County Competition. Ricketts’ clear, powerful recitations of “War Ballad” by Stanley Moss and “Cartoon Physics, part 1” by Nick […]

When poets speak, people listen

El Dorado Arts Council launches fourth season This winter El Dorado County high school students are among thousands across the state interpreting, memorizing and performing classical poetry for Poetry Out Loud, a competition run by the California Arts Council and launched by the Poetry Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. At stake are […]

EDAC needs poetry judges

The El Dorado Arts Council is seeking out volunteer judges and tabulators for its Poetry Out Loud program. This is the arts council’s fourth year sponsoring this thrilling, nationwide high school poetry competition. Each spring 53 high school state champions gather in Washington, D.C. to compete in the Poetry Out Loud National Finals. Last May, […]

Arts Incubator seeks new owner for big event

A premier event of the El Dorado Arts Council, Coloma Blues Live! has generated measurable funding for arts programs throughout El Dorado County. Now, there’s an opportunity for another business or organization to benefit from a seven-year track record. “Coloma Blues Live! has received the full force of the arts council’s dedication for seven years. […]

Support the arts

Apassionato means passion. It is also the name for a new event set for Saturday, Oct. 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Serrano Country Club in El Dorado Hills. Sponsored by the El Dorado Arts Council and open to the public, the signature event includes a reception, dinner and live auction. Guest will bid […]

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