This week at the Shasta Arts Council

Friday, May 21


X-Treme Dance Camp 2010 Placement Auditions
The Dance Project’s Xtreme Dance Camp, June 14-18, is sure to become a favorite of all dancers. Camp is open to ages 5 to adult, and novice through experienced skill levels. Auditions take place Friday, May 14 and 21.  For those who are intimidated by the word audition, you are not alone; this is really just a chance to place you in one of four skill levels. For those unable to make the auditions, The Dance Project staff can come watch you during one of your performances or practices.
Camp auditions are at University Preparatory School at 2200 Eureka Way , Redding CA beginning at 4 pm.
For more information please visit
www.thedanceprojectredding.com
or call 226-6700
The Dance Project is a project of the Shasta County Arts Council


Friday, May 21 

Public Reception for Bay Area Artist and Three Local Authors
Whiskeytown National Recreation Area Visitor Center
The public is invited to meet artist Jan Wurm and three local authors at the Whiskeytown Visitor Center on Friday, May 21st, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The reception for artist Jan Wurm of Berkeley, and authors Max Walter, Al Rocca, and Peter Edridge, all of Shasta County, will provide an opportunity for the public to talk one-on-one with each about their creative process.
Wurm will display her “Whiskeytown Sketchbook” of images produced during her stay last summer in the Artists Cabin at Whiskeytown.  The images of the human figure relaxing and playing at the lake are beautiful in their simplicity and immediacy.  The warmth and affection for the subjects is apparent while still maintaining a strong painterly quality and a mastery of technique.  Her landscapes are vibrant and were produced plein aire (on location) in a variety of mediums.
Walter, Rocca, and Edridge will be present to offer insights into how they were able to take their writing from manuscript to book.  Each author is self published; Walter and Edridge presenting their first book, while Rocca has authored multiple books on the North State and is currently working on a book he will self publish about the creation of Whiskeytown National Recreation Area.
The Whiskeytown Visitor Center is located on the corner of Highway 299 West and Kennedy Memorial Drive, and is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Beginning May 31, the Visitor Center switches to summer hours and will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For more information, please call (530) 246-1225, or visit Wurm’s website http://janwurm.com/
For more information on Whiskeytown National Recreation area, please visit the park’s website at http://www.nps.gov/whis
Sponsored by the Shasta County Arts Council


Friday, May 21 


Traveling Bohemians Open Mic at Old City Hall
An open floor for dancers, musicians, actors, storytellers, etc, and of course an audience!  Donations accepted.
7:30 p.m.
Old City Hall
The Traveling Bohemians is a project of the Shasta County Arts Council