The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

May 3, 2013

ARTS IN BRIEF


Star Beacon

Lake Shore art on display

ASHTABULA — The May art exhibit at the Ashtabula Arts Center will feature “Lake Shore Artists Presents...” On display today until May 29, the exhibit will feature works by local artists.

Watercolors, acrylics, collages and more are sure to be a part of the exhibit. An art opening reception will be held May 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission to both the reception and the gallery is free.

The Lake Shore Artists is a non-profit organization that cultivates the visual arts through education, exhibitions, demonstrations, critique sessions and painting outings. The group started in November 1973 as the Professional Artists of Ashtabula County. As membership grew, the direction of the organization was changed..

The Lake Shore Artists invite anyone interested in creative visual art to join them. Dues are $15 per year. In addition to regular meetings, group members also get together during the month to work on their individual projects and share each others company. For more information about joining the group contact Cynthia Richards at (440) 993-5211.

Gallery hours for viewing the exhibit are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. -to 8 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The gallery is also open before theater performances and during intermission.

 

Dance concert takes flight

ASHTABULA — Ballet Theatre Ashtabula will present this year’s annual spring concert, “Flight of Inspiration,” May 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19.

Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows begin at 2 p.m.

This year’s spring production will feature a variety of diverse works that include both the classical and contemporary. New this year will be the inclusion of some the AAC’s youngest dancers.

Returning to the stage will be two popular pieces by Clover Robinson. “Running to Stand Still,” is a piece for six dancers embarking on an emotional journey through the struggles of life. Set to music by U2, the audience will feel the depths of lonliness and separation fade as the dance explores the positive effect of helping others through difficult times. “Pizzicato” is an athletic romp to music by Penguin Cafe Orchestra which reveals Robinson’s wit and musicality as a choreographer who challenges the dancer’s harmony and agility. “My Love,” also choreographed by Robinson, beautifully portrays grace and strength while paired with the resonating voice of Adele.

On the classical side, no concert would be complete without a virtuoso Pas de Deux. “Flames of Paris,” a vigorous pas de Deux depicting the French Revolution has exceptional virtuoso variations for both the male and female dancers..

Adult tickets are $12, seniors $10 and student/child $9. Save $2 per ticket when you purchase tickets in advance. Advance sale tickets must be purchased by 4 p.m. on Friday or by 1 p.m. on Saturday for Saturday and Sunday performances. For tickets call 964-3396 or visit the Arts Center’s box office at 2928 W. 13th St.