ENTERTAINMENT & ARTS
Whittier~Fine art, lively entertainment and gourmet food will be featured at the 5th annual Cultural Arts Showcase, Sunday, June 7.
Sponsored by the Whittier Cultural Arts Foundation, the Showcase will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, Whittier College.
Featured artists husband and wife Glen Eisner, a sculptor and painter, and Holly Overin, a painter, will display their works at the event.
Ongoing demonstrations will be conducted by Michael Dobrzycki, painter, carpenter, puppet maker and sketch artist; Jeannette Kelly, a fiber artist doing improvisational and non-patterned weaving; Wendy Macdonald, a fiber artist demonstrating the spinning of fiber into thread and yarn; and Ray Mendez, who will paint an environment in acrylics on canvas.
The grand finale of Whittier Idol 2009 competition and performances by the Whittier Idol 2008 winners will be the featured entertainment at this year's Showcase. Twelve successful finalists in this year's Whittier Idol competition will vie for the 2009 Whittier Idol title.
Other events in the Cultural Arts Showcase will include a Silent Auction and gourmet cuisine.
Tickets for the Showcase are $25, and proceeds go to support the work of the Whittier Cultural Arts Foundation. The Foundation, which operates under the aegis of the Whittier Cultural Arts Commission, raises funds and makes recommendations for annual grants to encourage and support the arts in Whittier, including community arts programs as well as art programs and outreach in local schools.
Tickets for the event may be purchased from the Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Avenue; the Whittier Art Gallery, 8035 Painter Avenue; the Whittier Chamber of Commerce, 8158 Painter Avenue; or by mail from the Foundation, P.O. Box 5007, Whittier, CA 90607.
For more information, contact the Whittier Community Services Department at (562) 464-3360.