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Theater lovers treated to riveting version of ‘Othello’

True love, passion, loyalty and devotion and their opposites — hatred, jealousy, deception, and betrayal — were forcefully portrayed on the stage of Playhouse Merced last weekend when a talented cast performed William Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, “Othello”, a work believed to have been written in 1603. The intriguing and chilling production…

Expert to talk about pastels

The Carnegie Arts Center presents The Fine Art of Pastels Talk. Award-winning pastel artist Ginny Burdick will be on hand to share her knowledge of this wonderful and challenging medium. Burdick is the owner of The Sense of Place, a fine art gallery in Fresno, where she represents artists from throughout Central California. This talk coincides…

Arts Education Matters: In Good Times, And Bad

By Roger J. Wyan Last fall, I was asked to teach an after-school photography class for middle school youth in the small town of Delhi. Having taught photography on the high school and college levels for many years, I wasn’t sure about teaching this age group. After all aren’t these 12-13 year-olds some weird form of human being caught…

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