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Talks/Lectures, Health & Wellness/Nutrition
"Brainfood: Medicinal Foodways and Wellbeing"
Professor of Anthropology at University of California, Santa Cruz, Nancy Chen gives a lecture as part of the Center's Medical Humanities series, titled "Brainfood: Medicinal Foodways and Wellbeing". This talk will be held in COB2 295 (Digital Humanities Lab)
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Art Show
Broni Likomanov Exhibition and Opening Reception
In February 2020, Arts Visalia presents an exhibition featuring the artworks of Broni Likomanov. Broni was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, where he studied art design at Apply Art High School and took his B.A. of animation film making from the National Academy of Theatre and Film Art. Broni currently lives with his wife and children in Studio City, California. He has been working as an artist in the animation industry for over 20 years for such companies as Disney, Universal, Klasky Csupo, and Loonland. He has been nominated for an Emmy twice. His original paintings and sculptures are in private collections in the U.S., the Netherlands, Belgium, Hungary, Canada and Bulgaria. Some of his sculptures are also exhibited in the Silvana Gallery in Glendale, CA. Broni states, "The primary interest in my paintings and sculptures is the human. I intentionally strip my subject from any particular time or place. By removing the background and isolating the subject, I explore the raw, universal human emotions with simple gestures, poses, and facial expressions. I'm not interested in telling stories of great importance. The characters in my artwork are "torn" by their emotions (loneliness, fatigue, love, desire, lust, etc.). My goal is for the viewer to complete the captured moments in time, the scattered pieces and glimpses of emotions, and to unfold their own stories." Broni Likomanov’s exhibition will be displayed February 5th through February 28th, with an opening reception on First Friday, February 7th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The exhibition is sponsored in part by Jack & Charlie’s, the Vintage Press Restaurante, and the Southern Pacific Depot Restaurant. Arts Visalia’s Young Imaginations Gallery will display the artworks of 5-17 year old participants of our children’s classes from December’s session of Art in Sculpting. Arts Visalia’s spring class enrollment forms are available at Arts Visalia and online. Spring classes will be offered in February through May.
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Gallery
Coyolxauhqui, Madre Cosmica Exhibition and Opening Reception at Arts Visalia
In January 2020, Arts Visalia presents Coyolxauhqui, Madre Cosmica. Coyolxauhqui, Madre Cosmica is an exhibition by Madera native Gloria Osuna Perez, which achieved great success in El Paso, Texas and in the Chicano Art Movement. Her work has appeared in a one-woman show in the Clinton White House, in the El Paso Museum of Art, and most recently, 20 years after her death, her widower, Roberto Perezdiaz brought it to the Madera County Arts Council’s Circle Gallery. According to Aztec mythology, Coyolxauhqhi is the Moon goddess. The exhibition consists of Gloria’s interpretation of the Coyolxauhqui wheel, along with ten paintings of women who the artist claims are direct descendants of Coyolxauhqui’s sacrifice. Coyolxauhqui, Madre Cosmica will be displayed January 2nd through January 31st, with an opening reception on First Friday, January 3rd, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The exhibition is sponsored in part by Jack & Charlie’s, the Vintage Press Restaurante, and the Southern Pacific Depot Restaurant. Arts Visalia’s Young Imaginations Gallery will display the artworks of 5-17 year old participants of our children’s classes from December’s session of Art in Sculpting. Arts Visalia’s spring class enrollment forms are available at Arts Visalia and online. Spring classes start in February. There is a wide range of classes offered for both adults and children. Arts Visalia Visual Art Gallery and gift shop is open from noon to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and is located at 214 East Oak Avenue, Visalia, CA 93291. For more information on all Arts Visalia events and available classes visit our website at www.artsvisalia.org or call the gallery at (559) 739-0905.
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Comedy/Drama
Featured Storytellers' Night
Storytellers’ Night features award winning international Storyteller Diane Ferlatte and her guitar and banjo playing sidekick Erik Pearson. Ferlatte’s particular brand of stories, both personal and global, are known to touch on our common truths, struggles, humor and humanity. Also featured will be Mariposa’s own Angela Heiss, winner of both Sonora and Mariposa Story Slams, and presenter at various Storytelling conferences. Parish Hall.
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Solo Performance, Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Mariposa Story Slam!
Competition for amateur storytellers. The first 10 storytellers to sign up will tell a 5 minute or less true story from their personal experience on the theme "Stranger Than Fiction," for a friendly audience and three judges. 3 cash prizes awarded of $100, $75, and $50. Come tell your own story, or come to be entertained. Pre-register for a storytelling slot at High Country Health foods & Café in Mariposa, or call (209)-742-2548. Doors to the Church Hall open at 6:30.
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Fashion Show/Bridal, Fair/Festival
Merced Wedding Fair
The question is... "Why dream when you can plan?" Plan your wedding with the area's finest wedding professionals. Watch a live fashion show and enjoy planning your big day in just one day! Get in line early for free perks! The first 100 couples in line will receive $1000 Bridal Bucks™ to spend on the things that you need most for your wedding. The first 50 brides will receive a free bridal veil Watch live fashion shows to see 2020's latest bridal trends, bridesmaids’, mother of the bride, flower girl dresses and menswear! Sample cakes and cuisine with local bakeries and culinary artists that will please your wedding guest’s palettes. Spend the day with your fiancé, MOH, bridesmaids, groomsmen, or whoever you want to bring. Have a great time celebrating your engagement! We can’t wait to see you there! The Perfect Day Begins with Planning! Plan your wedding at the International Wedding Festival.
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Talks/Lectures, Parents/Parenting
Parenting 101: Understanding Your Child
All you need to know about the proper upbringing of children. A professional child psychologist will answer all possible questions and talk about the best methods of raising children.
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Community Event, Expo/Trade Show, Fashion Show/Bridal, Social Event
Quinceaneras Expo Merced 2020
What/Why: Quinceanera Expo | Plan Your Entire Quince Under One Roof Quinceanera Expo is an event like no other. It has been created with quinceaneras in mind and is design to focus exclusively on everything a future Quinceanera will need for their event. A Quinceanera Celebration is the most anticipated event for teenage latinas and the Quinceanera Expo will help them make their dreams become a reality. Merced County Fairgrounds | March 22, 2020 | 12PM to 5PM The Quinceanera Expo will take place at the Merced County Fairgrounds, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Merced CA 95341 on March 22, 2020. Tickets online are only $10-$15 You can also buy tickets at the door. This event is open to the public. There will be Fashion Shows, Choreographed Dance Performances, Product/Service Demonstrations and Prizes! Become An Official Exhibitor / Sponsor With a wide range of exhibit opportunities to choose from, show participation is within reach of any business. Let the power of our event send your sales soaring. For added attraction, you can enhance your expo visibility. Our years of organizing large scale events have given us the extensive knowledge and expertise that you can trust. Get info on becoming a vendor! Register @ quinceanerasexpo.com/reg…
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Community Event,Film,Food/Tasting
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
The Wild and Scenic Film Festival will include a film program, as well as local food, drinks, and opportunities to network with like-minded members of your community. This evening is designed to leave you feeling inspired and motivated to go out and make a difference in your neighborhood and around the world.
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