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Posted by Len Gilbert on October 17, 2012

The Piedmont Center for the Arts latest newsletter arrived and it looks like some great events are planned. Check it out!

Piedmont Center for the Arts

Hello Friends of Piedmont Center for the Arts-

What a fun line up of events to check out at the Center.  Do you brew your own beer or like to taste artisanal beer?  Then mark your calendar for the event on Friday, October 19th for a beer brewing competition.  Wildwood art teacher Suzi Skugstad will have her art on display Oct 19-21.  Followed by the art of Michael Stehr, October 26-November 4th.  On Thursday, October 25, a special classical piano concert with Devon Joiner.  A much anticipated literary event is planned for Saturday, October 27th, 7:00 pm, when Nate Berkus, nationally-known home decor specialist, will be in conversation regarding his new book (he is the cover of Architectural Digest this month).  A special Family Halloween Concert on Sunday, October 28 at 7:30 pm, features violinist Joseph Gold, violist Debbie Dare, and Barcelona guitarist Jaume Torrent.  On Sunday, November 11, Vocal Recital of Jay Krohnengold, baritone, with Miles Graber, piano, will present a diverse vocal recital of English & Irish Art songs.    

Friday, October 19, 5:30-7:30 pm.  Piedmont Artisanal Brewing Competition. Of-age participants are invited to sample the best artisanal offerings of Piedmont’s home craft community.  Grilled sausages from Top Dog, a bit of bluegrass music and a lovely Autumnal celebration of our brewing community.  Esteemed local Judges will award prizes in the following categories:  Best Pale Ale, Best Lager, Best in Show, Best Label.  Register in advance at info@piedmontcenterforthearts.org.  Please describe your product and its category (Feel free to suggest one).  Questions? Call Terry Patton at 510-272-9944. 


October 19, 20, 21, Fixing a Hole – Art Show of Suzi Skugstad.  Artist Reception, October 20,   6:00-9:00 pm.  Gallery Hours:  Friday, Oct. 19, 12-4 pm, Saturday, Oct. 20, 12-4 pm, Sunday, Oct. 21, 12-4 pm.  Suzie Skugstad, Wildwood art teacher, mixes it up with lessons learned from her young students, an innate love for color, and graphic elements from her former career as a graphic designer. Fresh, fun and lively, her art elicits an array of emotions. Over 30 new pieces will be displayed for sale. All are welcome to Suzie’s show…especially kids!   

Thursday, October 25, Devon Joiner Piano Concert at 8:00 pm.  Tickets sold at door $20.  Classical music from internationally-known musician.  A special treat.

Saturday, Oct. 27, Sunday, Oct. 28, Saturday, Nov. 3, Sunday, Nov. 4, At Your Service Art Show by Michael Stehr. Gallery Hours: 11:00-6:00 pm.  Artist Reception: Friday, October 26, 6:00-9:00 pm.  Paintings inspired by those who help us along the way, and other recent paintings of California and Rome. 

Saturday, October 27, 7:00 pm – National-Known Home Decor Specialist and TV Show Star Nate Berkus in conversation on his new book Things That Matter. Tickets $45 includes book. Send check made out to The Great Good Place for Books to reserve your spot and send to: 6120 LaSalle Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611.  Reservations held at door.  No tickets will be issued.     

Sunday, October 28 at 7:30 pm, A Family Halloween Concert.  This special concert featuring violinist Joseph Gold, violist Debbie Dare,  and guitarist from Barcelona Jaume Torrent will perform chilly and scary music of Ernst, Fisher, Torrent and one by Paganini whom many claimed was possessed by the devil.  Everyone is invited to come in costume.  Admission $15. 

Sunday, November 11, Vocal Recital of Jay Krohnengold, baritone, with Miles Graber, piano, will present a diverse vocal recital of English & Irish Art songs spanning several centuries, plus memorable (and obscure) tunes from the annals of British and American musical theatre. Outstanding composers include Gerald Finzi, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Josephine McGill, John Ireland, Joseph Clokey, Stephen Sondheim, Cy Coleman and others. Rounding out the program will be Mr. Krohnengold’s special guest artists. A treat for a Sunday afternoon… or anytime.  Admission is free.   

Hope you can join us at the Center soon. Thank you for your interest and support of the Piedmont Center for the Arts.Galleries open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 12 noon-3 pm

Please Visit Us Online at www.PiedmontCenterfortheArts.org

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