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Vacaville student wins Congressional Art Contest

Vacaville student wins Congressional Art Contest

A Vacaville Christian High School student won the 2011 7th District Congressional Art Contest, Rep. George Miller (D-Martinez) announced this morning. Yalun Ma, a senior, is the winner with her work "Whimsical Sandwich Travel." The winner was selected at an awards presentation Friday afternoon in Miller’s office in Concord.

Ma will be flown, courtesy of Southwest Airlines, to Washington, D.C. to attend the national reception this summer. Her artwork will be displayed for a year in the Cannon Tunnel running between the U.S. Capitol and the Longworth House Office Building along with winning art pieces from every congressional district in the country.

“My colleagues and I walk past the student work on our way to votes in the Capitol and I remain so impressed with the talent of the young people in this country,” Miller said of the announcement.

Vacaville Student wins Congressional Art Contest

 A Vacaville Christian High School student won the 2011 7th District Congressional Art Contest, Rep. George Miller (D-Martinez) announced this morning. Yalun Ma, a senior, is the winner with her work Whimsical Sandwich Travel (click to view). The winner was selected at an awards presentation Friday afternoon in Miller’s office in Concord. 

Ma will be flown, courtesy of Southwest Airlines, to Washington, D.C. to attend the national reception this summer. Her artwork will be displayed for a year in the Cannon Tunnel running between the U.S.

Susan Shelton to be featured at 'Artistic Sensations' event May 13

Susan Shelton to be featured at 'Artistic Sensations' event May 13

DAVIS - Self taught artist, Susan Shelton, will be the featured guest at the 7th annual "Artistic Sensations" fundraiser to be held at the Rominger West Winery in Davis, 4602 Second Street, on Friday, May 13 from 6 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Shelton's body of work includes functional pottery, sculpture, works cast in bronze, and a variety of landscape and public art installations. She is a graduate of UC Davis and her work reflects the many influences in her life, including her cultural heritage as a native of Mexico, her love for her adopted home of California, and her background in science and love of nature.

Shelton was one of two artists commissioned by the State of California to create the Commemorative Bronze Seal for Spanish and Mexican Sovereignty, installed at the State Capitol in May of 2002.

Gallery 625 May exhibition to salute veterans

Gallery 625 May exhibition to salute veterans

WOODLAND - With its roots as a ritual of remembrance and reconciliation after the American Civil War, Memorial Day has been a federal holiday observed in the United States over three centuries. Formerly known as Decoration Day, this annual May commemoration honors Americans who have died in military service to their country.

The May exhibition at Gallery 625, "Red, White and Art: Veterans Project" will offer a salute to veterans with an opening reception multi-media display, in recognition of Memorial Day. The group, veteran-themed exhibit will feature the oil paintings of Rhonda Egan and Julius Spector, along with the photography of Heather Vigil. Spector and Vigil are American military veterans.

May Music Madness comes to Downtown Vacaville

May Music Madness comes to Downtown Vacaville

VACAVILLE - Downtown Vacaville comes alive in the month of May with live music happening every day somewhere in the “Heart of the City.” The Downtown Merchants had over 200 performances last year and there will be even more this year thanks to music events added in the month of May.

It all starts at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 1 with a Sunday Music Brunch in Town Square with the “Fellas” playing a great mix of rock and blues. Pick up some breakfast or brunch at one of our 26 restaurants and enjoy a lovely day downtown.

The following Sunday is Mother’s Day and will feature Charlie Wade and the Blues Tones with All Size Carpeting hosting the Mother’s Day brunch. The following Sundays also start at 11 a.m. and will be featuring Stingy Brim on May 15, Jason & Savannah on May 22 and Fiesta Days will be in full swing for May 29.

Monday nights will feature Beau’s Blues Mondays hosted at WineStyles in the corner of Town Square from 7-10 p.m.

Sunflower art contest celebrates community spirit

Sunflower art contest celebrates community spirit

Attention aspiring artists!  Show off your artistic side by entering the annual Sunflower Art Competition sponsored by NAMI-Yolo, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Celebrating 9 years of sunflower art, NAMI-Yolo's Sunflower Art Competition raises funds for programs for mental health clients and their families.  Using the sunflower as a symbol of light and hope, one of NAMI's goals is to bring the wider community into positive and more frequent contact with the community of the mentally ill and their families to help reduce the myths and prejudices that often surround mental illness.

This year's judges, well-known artists Marie Therese Brown and Cathie Duniway, will choose art to be featured on the sunflower seed packets that NAMI members sell as a fund-raiser and are part of the Tallest Sunflower in Yolo County contest. 

The judges will also award first, second, and third place awards for four age groups (under 8; 8-

Vacaville group will take over Solano Youth Theatre

Vacaville group will take over Solano Youth Theatre

Vacaville group will take over Solano Youth Theatre
Contra Costa Times
By Richard Bammer / The Reporter A Vacaville nonprofit arts group has agreed to operate Solano Youth Theatre, the children's adjunct of Solano College Theater, which, after its May performances of "The Wizard of Oz," will cease to exist, the victim of ...