Early Oktoberfest alert for Oct. 8

Raise a stein. Don your lederhosen. The days of beer and polka have arrived, and Oktoberfest celebrations abound , offering  food, wine, beer and live music: There are three spirited community events on Oct. 8 alone: Cotati — Noon-6 p.m. La Plaza Park, corner of Old Redwood Highway and West [...]

By | September 27th, 2011|0 Comments

Local Folkal gallery opens in Cloverdale

The new Local Folkal gallery and shop opened in Cloverdale without fanfare in mid-April, but this weekend the artists’ co-op is raising its profile. There will be a grand opening celebration Saturday, May 21, at the gallery, 117 N. Cloverdale Blvd. The gallery has some 30 member artists who make [...]

By | May 17th, 2011|0 Comments

Santa Rosa sculptor in Paris show

Sonoma County residents are using to seeing the monumental steel sculptures of Boback Emad. His “Shadows of Eternity,” stands at Thyme Square, 301 S. Cloverdale Blvd. in Cloverdale. His “Whole Some” is a familiar sight at College and Mendocino Avenues in downtown Santa Rosa. This month, French art [...]

By | April 18th, 2011|0 Comments

Cloverdale Library hosts spring art show

Cloverdale Regional Library opens its “Spring Library Show,” featuring three area artists, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 22. The exhibit includes woodcuts by Edward Ryden, woven sculpture by Virginia Harrison and oil paintings by Jeanette LeGrue. Ryden has been cutting traditional and contemporary [...]

By | April 15th, 2011|0 Comments

Art in the heart of Cloverdale

Art lovers in Sonoma County are fortunate. There are galleries everywhere, so an impromptu day trip is always easy and rewarding. But in your travels, don't overlook Cloverdale. The current exhibit at Cloverdale’s First Street Gallery features wall art by Denver Tuttle of Boonville and sculpture [...]

By | February 15th, 2011|8 Comments

Cloverdale dedicates an outdoor sculpture

Santa Rosa sculptor Boback Emad likes to do things in a big way, and Monday, Oct. 25, is a big day for him. The City of Cloverdale will dedicate Emad's large steel sculpture, “Shadows of Eternity,” at a celebration running from 4 to 6 p.m. at Thyme Square, [...]

By | October 22nd, 2010|2 Comments

Scrooge comes to Cloverdale

There is no shortage of actors shouting "Humbug!" onstage this year, but here's one more sample: Scrooge is coming back to Cloverdale, in a return engagement of  Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," which played to near-capacity audiences last year. Steven David Martin (above) stars as the old miser, who has [...]

By | December 4th, 2009|0 Comments

Culture booms in Cloverdale

Longtime local culture watchers know that wherever Jim de Priest goes, interesting things happen. So you might want to keep an eye on Cloverdale. “Cloverdale is becoming a real center for the arts,” de Priest said. “The arts are thriving here.” At 73, the actor, teacher and theater director is [...]

By | September 2nd, 2009|0 Comments