Botanical illustration class set for home-schoolers

Starting Friday, Sept. 16, a popular class titled “Scientific Illustration for Home-schoolers” will be offered at the Davis Art Center on Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to noon. This fall session focuses on the plant kingdom, and is designed for home-school students between the ages of 10 and 14. Students will use pencil, charcoal and paint […]

Unlock hidden drawing talent at new class series

Have you always wanted to draw, but don’t believe you can? A new “Realistic Drawing” class at the Davis Art Center uses the world-famous drawing curriculum, “Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain,” to turn non-artists into confident artists and to help experienced artists rediscover forgotten skills and overcome creative blockages. The class is […]

Think big with a mural design course

Learn how to transform spaces with the color, movement and thought-provoking power of large-scale paintings via a mural design class at the Davis Art Center. Local muralist Danielle Fodor will teach the class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 15 to Oct. 27 (no class on Oct. 13). This class offers local artists […]

International festival celebrates unity in diversity

Join the fun What: International Festival, featuring music, dance, lectures, country showcase tables, children’s activities, refreshments, slam poetry, arts/crafts vendors When: Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1 Where: Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Admission: Free Think globally, act locally, will take on new meaning at the free-admission International Festival on Saturday, Oct. […]

Wineaux: Earth, grapes and guests get fair play in Fair Play

You’ve probably seen Brian Fitzpatrick (of the big white beard) and his fermented products at the Davis Farmers Market. For years I’d admired the display of his wines, but until recently I hadn’t actually tasted any. Now I have — and I’m happy to report that they’re delicious. I’m also happy to report that they’re […]

Air Force Ensemble gives free concert Thursday

The Pacific Coast Winds, a chamber music ensemble made up of musicians from the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Under the direction of Capt. Haley Armstrong, the group consists of a double […]

Yolo Library’s online catalog goes mobile

Yolo County Library patrons can now use their smartphone or electronic tablet to search the library’s online catalog for the hottest book or the coolest DVD and check their library account to see if the book, music or movie they requested is ready for pickup. Patrons also can view the Yolo County Library’s reading suggestions, […]

For the record

Tuesday’s story about Wind & Bow, a Davis flute and guitar duo, contained an error due to incorrect information supplied to The Enterprise. Flutist Sue Sheya can be heard with the Camellia Symphony on Sept. 24 and 25 at The Center, 2300 Sierra Blvd. in Sacramento. She also will perform with classical guitarist Elizabeth Busch […]

Want to be inspired? Bid on art at Pence auction

Recently, I acquired a painting that I absolutely love from a local artist. I look at a lot of art in my job as a curator, and sometimes I worry about being desensitized to its impact. But this one abstract painting on display at the Pence recently — it just bothered me. It was halfway […]

Helm performs Middle Eastern music in Village Homes

An evening of Middle Eastern music is planned Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Village Homes Community Center in Davis when TimnaTal Music presents Helm. Helm plays acoustic music reflective of the traditions of the Middle East through classical, folkloric and original compositions. Based in Marin County and founded by Ling Shien and Mark Bell, Helm […]

San Francisco Mime Troupe offers free performance in park

Check it out What: San Francisco Mime Troupe’s performance of “2012 — The Musical!” When: 7 p.m. Saturday (music begins at 6:30 p.m.) Where: Community Park on 14th Street Admission: Free, but donations will be accepted with gratitude The San Francisco Mime Troupe — a veteran “street theater” company that has been staging edgy political […]

Second Friday ArtAbout features art, music, conversation

The thermometer may not show it, but summer is nearing an end, and so is the live music on the E Street Plaza that accompanies the Second Friday ArtAbout receptions at galleries and businesses in downtown Davis and beyond. Many receptions feature complimentary refreshments and opportunities to talk with featured artists. In addition, many venues […]

Chicken & Dumpling play Friday in Winters

RootStock is serving wine with a little Chicken & Dumpling — music by the duo, that is — from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. Local residents are invited to stop in for for a glass of wine and enjoy the down-home delta-style blues of Chicken & Dumpling, featuring […]

Wind and Bow duo performs in Winters, Davis

Wind and Bow, a classical and folk duo, plans two concert appearances this week. Mary Neri King on violin, guitar and vocals and Sue Sheya on flute perform at Berryessa Gap Winery in Winters from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and at The Artery on Friday as part of the Second Friday ArtAbout. Sheya’s flute […]