This project began as a collision of surrealist creativity. The mother is a professional artist with an MFA degree and an in-depth knowledge and love for surrealism in all its forms. She has given lectures and classes on surrealism and created a lot of it herself! One day she discovered her own daughter’s exquisite, ethereal poetry! As she read it, her jaw dropped at the eerie phrases, nearly making sense and then. . . not. The mother was intrigued and, being an artist, imagery began popping and flowing into her head. She wondered what these poems would look like! The daughter wondered too and thus began the Mother-Daughter Project.
Bring your curiosity and passion for theater to create a show to perform on the last day of class!
The Center for the Arts and Goodtimes Boardshop have partnered with Skate MD for a fundraiser and skateboarding event. Local band Cherry Rats performs at 8pm.
The Center for the Arts is committed to making its new facility, inside and out, easily accessible for patrons and visitors with disabilities. Accessibility was a guiding principle during the design phase for the new Center. The design incorporates easy access for building entry, seating, restrooms, parking, box office, and bar and concessions area. Assistive listening devices will be available for those with hearing loss. Soula Antoniou, former president of VSA, The International Organization on Arts and Disability, underscores the importance of accessibility to the arts: “People with disabilities are not a small fringe group in your community—they are an integral part of every community. … The average attendee does not exist. We’re all different, and our needs vary.” We are striving to meet the varying needs of our community. In order to make the performing arts events more enjoyable and trouble-free for everyone, expanded accessibility accommodations approved by theRead More
An evening at the new Center for the Arts will sparkle with top-notch entertainment, fine visual art, scintillating company, local craft beverages, and mouthwatering edibles. The Center’s improved bar and concessions area, with its locally sourced refreshments, will make an evening out feel like a celebration. Experience award-winning wines on tap from Nevada City Winery, the oldest winery in the Sierra Foothills, and Chacewater Winery, featuring wine made from organic grapes grown in Nevada County. Sample delicious craft beers on tap from local breweries, such as Grass Valley Brewing Co., Ol’ Republic, Three Forks Brewing Co., and others. And no more waiting in long lines; just belly up to our elegant bar where your preordered drink will be waiting for you at intermission. Drinks on tap and new reusable concert tumblers will improve The Center’s sustainability by eliminating thousands of glass bottles and single-use plastic cups. It’s better for theRead More
The best-known remedy for the doldrums is dancing. It’s a simple recipe: pry yourself from the couch, shake off the dust, put on your dancing shoes and get moving! The Center for the Arts will soon be the place to groove to the music, with a dance floor made of beech and room enough for 725 dancers. Whether you’re into dancing cheek-to-cheek or shaking it, be prepared to cut loose with your main squeeze or swing a new partner on the floor. Jitterbug, tango, twist, twerk, cha cha, hip hop, salsa, samba, breakdance, waltz – whatever your preferred dance style – come strut your stuff at The Center in fall 2019. Get ready to dance the night away or bop ‘til you drop! By becoming a Next Stage Crew member, you can help us keep the spirit of dance alive in our community. Come dance with us! Bigger dance floor!Read More
Public art brings people together, sparks discussion and interaction, and generates involvement in the community. In short, art celebrates community. The Center for the Arts is part of a broader community that makes Nevada County a special place to live, work, and visit. Supporting The Center is a great way to get involved and actively participate in this extraordinary community. It’s been exciting to watch the landscape of our community change over the past year. In downtown Grass Valley, new businesses have opened: Cake Bakery & Cafe, Watershed at the Owl, MeZé Eatery, Element + Loft, The Pour House, to name a few; and well-established businesses, such as Lola and Jack (formerly Junk in the Trunk), Serendipity, and Brew Bakers have moved around the corner or across the street. These changes enrich and enliven our community. In fall 2019, the highly anticipated opening of the newly renovated Center for theRead More