‘Fall Festive Friday’ is today in Towne Center

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Antiques specialist Janis Lipson, will speak at 6:30 p.m. about this 1,200-year-old Chinese Tang Dynasty camel on display at Village Lights. She says it most likely was a funerary piece from the tomb of an Asian merchant who died between 600 and 900 A.D. Photos by Sharon Rice

Antiques specialist Janis Lipson, will speak at 6:30 p.m. about this 1,200-year-old Chinese Tang Dynasty camel on display at Village Lights. She says it most likely was a funerary piece from the tomb of an Asian merchant who died between 600 and 900 A.D. Photos by Sharon Rice

 

Shop after hours, view artists at work and enjoy new artwork on display at “Fall Festive Friday” today, October 16, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Village Lights in the Towne Center (in the same building as Pack Wrap and Post).

Antiques specialist Janis Lipson will be participating in the evening to discuss the unique antiques on display throughout the store. Visit the store’s “Venetian Room” to view Janis’ unusual antiques and to see the artists at work.

Janis will be speaking at 6:30. She is a specialist in high-end antiques and holds her degree in Art History. Janis was a tour guide at the Pacific Asian Museum in Pasadena and is also an authority on Italian and French antiques. The main topic of her lecture will be a 1,200-year-old Chinese Tang Dynasty camel on display at Village Lights.

1,200-year-old Chinese Tang Dynasty camel on display at Village Lights.

1,200-year-old Chinese Tang Dynasty camel on display at Village Lights.

Janis says it most likely was a funerary piece from the tomb of an Asian merchant who died between 600 and 900 A.D. The camel is currently for sale. She also will talk about several paper mach´ Calachas skeletons representing deceased ancestors for “The Day of the Dead” celebration in Mexico. In addition, she Janis will answer questions about the Italian and French antiques on display in the store.

CLAA Open Studio Tour

Residents are invited to marks their calendars for the 2015 Studio Tour on Saturday, November 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This free event offers the opportunity for residents to meet artists and see their work displayed at their home studios and at the Senior Center.

A3-PIC-5-vaseThere is still time for visual artists, ceramicists and photographers to sign up for the Open Studio Tour. The cost to enter is $10 and participants must be a member of the Art Association ($25 membership fee). All works must be original.

Artists are asked to register by November 1 with Carol Davis (818-522-9920, caroldpisces@aol.com) and submit a three-sentence bio with picture to Kristene Robertson (artwired@gmail.com). For more information, visit www.canyonlakeartassociation.com.

Participants also are invited to submit a selfie or portrait photo of one person or one animal and tag the CLAA Facebook page to win a professional 11×14 digital Giclée by Rhonda Strickland; or the photo may be emailed to Rhonda at CanyonLakeArt@gmail.com. Entries are due by November 1.

Paint and Wine

Community members are invited to a Paint and Wine event at the Rebelde Winery, 530 Crane St. in Lake Elsinore on Saturday, October 24, from 3 to 6 p.m. The cost of $35 will include a glass of wine, cheese and crackers, painting canvas (to take home), and the use of paints, brushes and aprons.

The event will be relaxing and entertaining for all levels of painters, even those who don’t think they can paint. Participants are asked to register and pay by credit card by calling La Rebelde Winery at 951-741-7337 or at www.canyonlakeartassociation.com/#events.

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