Wednesday, July 30, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Celebrate the holidays with the Crocker Museum

By
From page B9 | December 14, 2012 |

SACRAMENTO — This winter the Crocker Art Museum will celebrate the season with classic holiday music and a series of programs inspired by the exhibition “American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell.”

Music lovers will be in for a treat as local singer-songwriter Ricky Berger performs holiday classics and her own original music on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.

The Crocker will also kick off a new annual sing-along movie tradition with the film screening “The Sound of Music” on Thursday, Dec. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Artist-in-residence Deborah Pittman will present an original multi-media performance piece inspired by Rockwell’s iconic painting “The Problem We All Live With” at the Crocker’s Family Kwanzaa Concert on Friday, Dec. 28 at 2 p.m.

On Monday, Dec. 31, the Crocker will present a “Holiday Monday: Noon Year’s Eve Family Festival” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At this fun and free celebration, all ages will learn about New Year festivities from around the world through live music and dance performances by Golden Turtle Lion Dance Association, Non Stop Bhangra, Agua de Beber Capoeira, and the City of Sacramento Pipe Band.

To top off the event, the hand bell choir Bel Tempo Ringers will perform “Auld Lang Syne.”

Admission to the museum will be free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on this day and is sponsored by Target.

“Drop, Yak, Splat!,” the museum’s monthly gallery experience for families, will take on a holiday theme on Thursday, Dec. 27.

The program will be available at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and is free with museum admission.

Children ages 6 to 10 are invited to take a fascinating journey into the life and art of Norman Rockwell at two different sessions of Crocker Art Camp.

Children will be immersed in a world of creative fun as they discover and make a wide range of art, including illustrations, self-portraits, paintings, photography and more. Session one of Crocker Art Camp runs from Dec. 26 to 28 and session two runs from Jan. 2 to 4.

For more information visit crockerartmuseum.org or call 916-808-7000.

 

Holiday programs

Classical concert: Camellia City Flute Choir
Sunday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m.
Concert-goers will enjoy heart-warming holiday classics by this local musical treasure. Space is limited. Cost is $6 for museum members, $10 for college students and youth 17 and under, $12 for nonmembers. Tickets may be purchased at crockerartmuseum.org, the museum admission desk or by calling 916-808-1182. This concert is part of the Crocker’s monthly Classical Concert series.

Concert: Ricky Berger
Thursday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m.
This concert is part of a series celebrating the exhibition “American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell” through musical storytelling. Local singer-songwriter Ricky Berger plays guitar, ukulele, and keyboards and will perform holiday classics as well as her original music. Her SAMMIE award-winning alt-folk sounds will transport concert goers back to Rockwell’s time. Space is limited. Cost is $6 for museum members, $10 for college students and youth 17 and under, and $12 for nonmembers. Tickets may be purchased at crockerartmuseum.org, the museum admission desk or by calling 916-808-1182. This concert is a part of the Crocker’s program series Thursday’s ‘til 9 (TT9). Whether it’s music, a movie, or a conversation, TT9 is the way to connect with art, people and ideas.

Sketch It
Sunday, Dec. 23, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Visitors ages five and older can sketch at their own pace while receiving drawing instruction. This drop-in program meets on the fourth Sunday in a different gallery each month. No experience necessary. All supplies provided. Free with Museum admission.

Holiday edition wee Wednesday
Wednesday, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, 10:30 and 11 a.m.

Children ages 3 to 5 and their grownups are invited to this gallery-based art experience. The adventure begins in Tot Land with groups leaving at 10:30 and 11 a.m. Free with museum admission.

Crocker art camp
Session One: Dec. 26 to 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Session Two: Jan. 2 to 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Crocker Art Camp is an ideal setting for kids to develop their imaginations and creative thinking skills. Inspired by the life and art of Norman Rockwell, the winter break sessions will immerse children ages 6 through 10 in a world of creative fun. Each camper will discover and create a wide range of art, including illustrations, self-portraits, paintings, photography, and more. Each session will feature different activities. Single session is $145 museum members, $165 nonmembers; Both sessions $275 museum members, $315 nonmembers. Register online at crockerartmuseum.org or call 916-808-1182.

Holiday Edition Drop, Yak, Splat! Museum Fun for Families
Thursday, Dec. 27 and Jan. 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Each month a different work of art provides the inspiration for a memorable art-making activity. This drop-in program was designed for families with children ages 5 to 12. Free with museum admission.

Movie: “The Sound of Music” sing-along
Thursday, Dec. 27 at 6:30 p.m.
(1965, 174 minutes, G)
This beloved family classic kicks off the Crocker’s new annual sing-along movie tradition. Ticket holders who come dressed as their favorite characters will be entered into a drawing (must be present to win). Space is limited. $5 for museum members, $6 for college students and youth 17 and under, $8 nonmembers. Tickets may be purchased at crockerartmuseum.org, the museum admission desk or by calling 916-808-1182. This film is a part of the Crocker’s program series Thursday’s ‘til 9 (TT9). Whether it’s music, or a conversation, TT9 is the way to connect with art, people and ideas.

Family Kwanzaa Concert: “Big Dreams, Small Shoulders”
Friday, Dec. 28 at 2 p.m.
This year, the Crocker celebrates Kwanzaa with a special family-friendly performance of Crocker artist-in-residence Deborah Pittman’s original performance piece “Big Dreams, Small Shoulders.” The multi-media performance is inspired by Norman Rockwell’s iconic painting “The Problem We All Live With.” Space is limited. Advance registration is required. Free for museum members, $3 for college students and youth 17 and under, $5 for nonmembers. Tickets may be purchased at crockerartmuseum.org, the museum admission desk, or by calling 916-808-1182.

Holiday Monday: Noon Year’s Eve Family Festival
Monday, Dec. 31, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
At last, a New Year’s celebration everyone can stay awake for. Families can count down to the New Year at noon. At this fun and free celebration all ages will learn about New Year festivities from around the world through live music and dance performances featuring the Golden Turtle Lion Dance Association, Non Stop Bhangra, Agua de Beber Capoeira, and the City of Sacramento Pipe Band. The celebration will also present New Years’ traditions from local cultural groups and hands-on creative activities. To top off the event, the hand bell choir Bel Tempo Ringers will perform “Auld Lang Syne.” This program is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The museum will be open and free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the Holiday Monday. Holiday Mondays are sponsored by Target.

Holiday Edition Sketch It
Friday, Jan. 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Visitors ages 5 and older can sketch at their own pace while receiving drawing instruction. This drop-in program meets in a different gallery each month and all supplies are provided. No experience necessary. Free with museum admission.

The Crocker Art Museum is located at 216 O St. in Downtown Sacramento. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday; 10 a.m.5 to 9 p.m., Thursdays. Every third Sunday of the month is “Pay What You Wish Sunday” sponsored by Western Health Advantage.

For more information call 916-808-7000 or visit crockerartmuseum.org.

Comments

comments

.

News

 
District 2 candidate statements tell of goals

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1

Sand Fire nears containment: 66 structures destroyed

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Schedule for Highway 50 blasting closures

By News Release | From Page: A3

Tails wagging over dog park approval

By Julie Samrick | From Page: A3

 
Quarter-acre fire in Kelsey

By Rebecca Murphy | From Page: A3

.

Opinion

My Turn: Privatization of public services

By Mark Belden | From Page: A4

 
Policy book

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

 
.

Letters

Piano replaced

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
Comments sign-in policy

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

Save the Guinea Worm

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

 
Large bangs

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 2 Comments

Private property gets no respect

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

 
GDPUD management report

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

District 2 supervisorial special election

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 3 Comments

 
.

Sports

Ex-Bruin lends a helping hand

By Steven Shaff | From Page: A8 | Gallery

 
Sierra Sharks finish middle of the pack

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A8

Roundup: July 29, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A8

 
Taz pull through for SSL trophy

By Patty Pope | From Page: A8

.

Prospecting

Nuns discover a pleasant place

By Lexi Boeger | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Bargains can be found everywhere

By Democrat Staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

At a glance: Game time

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2

 
Barbecue dinner to benefit Blue Star Moms

By Mount Aukum Winery | From Page: B2

Stagecoach story takes riders on a trip

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: B3

 
Help needed to make cool ties

By Sew 4 | From Page: B3

Stroke and osteoporosis screenings planned

By Life Line Screening | From Page: B3

 
Gold Rush Days activities cancelled this year

By Sacramento Convention And Visitors Center | From Page: B4

Master Food Preservers: Tomato time

By Monique Wilber | From Page: B4

 
Sacramento area museums offer summer fun

By Sacramento Association Of Museums | From Page: B5

 
Build an author platform at the Library

By El Dorado | From Page: B5

.

Essentials

Weather stats 7-29-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

 
Building permits 6/2-6/2014

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2Comments are off for this post

Crime Log: July 17

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
.

Obituaries

Merlyn Wilbur Adams

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Lisa Oliver Rose

By Contributor | From Page: A2

Wallace Murrel Thomas

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
.

Real Estate

.

Comics

.

Women’s Health

Love the skin you’re in

By Noel Stack | From Page: WH4

Dump stress and improve your health, productivity

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: WH7Comments are off for this post

Women’s Health Expo

By Marshall Medical | From Page: WH8

Find the confidence you need to fight back

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: WH12

Our choices directly affect our health

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: WH14

They’re NOT your mother’s hearing devices!

By Marshall Medical | From Page: WH17