Saturday, August 8, 2009
Mission Plaza, 10am-5pm
Day with Creative Women provides an opportunity for women artists and artisans to display their talents and sell their wares. This event has graced the Mission Plaza in San Luis Obispo on the second Saturday in August for the last 35 years. Sponsored by the Women’s Community Center of San Luis Obispo County, this event is an excellent opportunity to experience the many local and statewide talents of the women artists. If you create art or hand-crafted items, you are invited to display and sell your works. Non-profit organizations are invited to provide the community with information about their services. Booths are still available but are disappearing fast! If you want to be part of this event, call the Women’s Community Center now at 544-9313.
Day with Creative Women celebrates women’s creativity with music and entertainment, arts and crafts for display and sale, delicious food, and children’s activities, and is a fundraising event to benefit the Women’s Community Center of San Luis Obispo County, dedicated to the empowerment of women. For more information, check the website http://www.wccslo.org/
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This year’s event will provide an atmosphere where families can come to view and purchase quality hand-made arts and crafts, have a meal or snack in a relaxed atmosphere, and immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of the many local entertainers. So far, the entertainment line up includes: the close harmony singing group, Adelines; Higher Moves (African dance and drums); the extraordinary combo, Cafe Musique; the return of Bonnie Richan with her Fun Flutes; NuMonet; Chick Tuesday; and ending the day with the Motowners and the Wall of Women!
Funds realized from Day with Creative Women help support the programs of the Women’s Community Center. Applications are available on-line at DWCW2009@aol.com or by calling the Center at 544-9313.
10:00 Poetry in Motion with Delia Horwitz
Short expressive dances to music and lyrics from Delia Horwitz’s poetry collection, Letters From My Future Self: Musings of a Midlife Seeker. Choreography and partner dance with Kristina Bennett. Delia Horwitz is a professional facilitator and leadership consultant as well as a dancer, and shares her whimsical rhymes as an inspiration for navigating through life’s challenges. Kristina Bennett creates and directs local interactive theatre projects and is part of the SLO ecstatic and contact improv dance communities. Kristina can be reached at (805) 540-1942, firstname.lastname@example.org. Delia can be reached at (805) 215-3717, www.rhymesbyrequest.com.
12:00 Cafe Musique with Brynn Albanese
Hailing from the Central Coast of California, Café Musique presents a musical collage of waltz, tango, gypsy, and folk. Their unique sound is defined by the beautiful and driving composition of violin, accordion, bass, guitar and percussion, along with equally compelling vocals that are reminiscent of music from previous eras.
Their first CD, “The Dancer”, was met by rave reviews. Glen Starkey, music critic for San Luis Obispo’s independent weekly New Times said it best - “The debut album of Café Musique is wicked good! I seriously can’t say enough good things about this album, which demonstrates a level of musicianship and an emotional impact rarely found. This is a must have recording for fans of Gypsy Folk!”
1:00 Flute Fun
A group of women who love to play all kinds of flutes! Who are they? Maybe one is your doctor; maybe one is your child’s math teacher; maybe one is your next door neighbor, or the person you see walking a dog in the morning. This group of creative women is going to delight you with music you may know, but perform it with a distinctive sound you probably haven’t heard before.
2:00 Nu Monet
In early 2008, composer, arranger, and pianist Jim Barnett joined classically trained singer Deanna Delore to form piano/voice duo Nu Monet. Inspired by the artist Claude Monet’s unique approach to art, the two chose the name Nu Monet to reflect their unique approach to music. Nu Monet performances span a wide variety of musical genres, including tunes from the American songbook, show tunes, jazz standards, folk ballads, and arias from operas.
Nu Monet is rapidly gaining recognition on the California Central Coast, driven by the duo’s superb musicianship and professionalism. The two blend their instrumental and vocal talents in an engaging mix that demonstrates not only their virtuosity but also their sheer love of the music they perform. Recordings of Nu Monet performances are available online at www.NuMonet.com
3:00 Chick Tuesday with Buffy Duran
4:00 The Motowners
The Motowners are a local Cayucos Group who love their music. They play for private parties, weddings and festivals. When the Motowners play, they usually have 3 to 5 female singers (known as the Wall of Women). Cheryl Aiona is the lead singer, a Hawaiian who grew up in the Bay Area with her very powerful natural contralto. Romi West is our golden angel who not only sings beautifully she also plays bass. Helen Edwards is a local artist and jeweler with a rhythmic voice that truly stands out in a crowd. They are backed up by Doug Frederickson (lead guitar and backup vocals), Frank West (guitar, keyboards and vocals), Randy Crozier (Cayucos born and bred and one killer bass player), Dave Ottenberg (mandolin, harmonicas and vocals).
Also Appearing: Central Coast Celebration Chorus
The award winning Central Coast Celebration Chorus is part of an international organization of women singers dedicated to the joy of performing exciting four part harmony, while fostering an environment of personal growth and musical excellence! They are an extraordinary group of women who gather in celebration of the artform known as barbershop music!
Directed by Dani Avalos Prigge, they can be heard throughout the year, singing for civic and charitable organizations, private groups, churches, community events, and fundraisers.