The Deadbeats

Jerry Bash 2015 ~ Saturday, August 1, 2015


The Deadbeats ~ “Mexicali Blues”

The Miners Foundry presents Jerry Bash 2015 on Saturday, August 1st, at Pioneer Park in Nevada City, celebrating 50 Years of the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia’s birthday.  Jerry Bash 2015 is a community celebration featuring music, food, drinks, art, and vendors from 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  The day will be headlined by the Deadbeats in a reunion concert.  The show will also feature music by Achilles Wheel and more.  Admission is $20.00.   Advance tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Tickets will also be available at the show.  Ticketing fees may apply.

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The DeadbeatsThe Deadbeats formed during the Summer of 1994 on the notion they could pull off some reasonable Grateful Dead covers.  Soon it was apparent the band was on to something, a certain indefinable sound and feel that really captures the essence of a Dead show.

Though band members have come and gone over the years, Tom, Paul, and Gary have remained the core of the band, providing a solid continuity to the Deadbeat sound.

 

AchillesWheel_printAchilles Wheel is a high energy Roots & World Music / Rock & Roll band, featuring award winning songwriting, numerous stringed instruments, and more drums than you can shake a stick at.  The fiery epicenter of the Achilles Wheel sound is Jonny Mojo on lead guitar and vocals, surrounded by Paul Kamm and Shelby Snow on rhythm, bass, and vocals, and Gary Campus and Mark McCartney on drums and vocals.

If you love to dance and celebrate life, come see Achilles Wheel and make a joyful noise.

 

Moira McLaughlin

Moira McLaughlin

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.  The Foundry is a non profit organization.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Judge Dee

The Ingenious Judge Dee ~ Thursday, July 23, 2015

Judge DeeCommunity Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS) and the Miners Foundry are pleased to present “The Ingenious Judge Dee” on Thursday, July 23, 2015.  This cozy play about criminal investigations in 7th Century China was adapted from The Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee, by Robert van Gulik.  It will be presented in Reader’s Theatre format, as inspired by Tim O’Connor.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch.  Ticketing fees may apply.

A double homicide, a “reluctant” corpse, a bride poisoned on her wedding night, all taking place in a small county, (one of fifteen hundred in Tang dynasty China), and all demanding investigation and judicial response within a month!  Judge Dee deals with these cases with his usual investigators and with his customary aplomb, even though he himself is under investigation by an Imperial Censor.

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David Wong

David Wong

CATS (Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra) uses multicultural theater, events, and workshops to achieve its mission of promoting cultural diversity.

Through these avenues, CATS has enriched the area’s cultural and artistic climate with works on Asian-based themes.  Its mission is educational and artistic.

CATS has, through the years, partnered with local schools to expand the study of multiculturalism by providing affordable student matinees to our annual productions and to be a resource on Asian culture and history.

 

 

Moira McLaughlin

Moira McLaughlin

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Allen Stone

Allen Stone ~ Thursday, June 25, 2015


Allen Stone ~ “Sleep”

 (((folkYEAH!))) Presents is pleased to present Allen Stone in concert at the Miners Foundry on Thursday, June 25, 2015.  Allen Stone exhibits an easy grace in blending everything from edgy-soul-pop and earth folk-rock to throwback R&B and Parliament-inspired funk.  Dancing concert with limited seating.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $22 in Advance and $25 at the Door.    Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.

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Allen StoneLike many of his own musical heroes (Stevie Wonder chief among them), Allen Stone pulls off the near-magical feat of channeling a weight-of-the-world sensitivity into his songs while still radiating hope and promise.  Stone’s breezily poetic lyrics touch on topics ranging from rampant materialism to the toxic takeover of technology in art.  Allen Stone’s newest release Radius features a lush yet raw sonic landscape staying true to his pledge to rely entirely on live instrumentation.

Jon Pareles, chief popular music critic for the New York Times praised Stone for possessing “a tenor voice with the eagerness and frisky syncopation of [Stevie] Wonder.”

 

 

folkyeah(((folkYEAH!))) Presents is a Northern California based boutique music and events curator and presenter.

(((folkYEAH!))) shows are highly regarded and carefully planned affairs with an emphasis on presenting each event as a one of a kind experience for both the artist and the attendees.

 

 

Osborn/Woods Hall

Osborn/Woods Hall

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.  The Foundry is a non profit organization.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Allah Las

Allah Las ~ Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Allah Las ~ “Sacred Sands”

Allah Las(((folkYEAH!))) presents an evening with Allah Las on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the Miners Foundry.

Allah Las features a sound cultivated from the annals of California culture; the perfect mixture of the sands, the seas, the streets, and the cities of the golden state.  This is a standing / dancing concert.

Tickets are $15.00 in Advance and $20.00 at the Door.  Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the show begins at 9:00 p.m.

Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.  Ticketing fees may apply.

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Allah Las 2Los Angeles based garage rock quartet Allah Las is comprised of Miles Michaud,  Pedrum Siadatian, Spencer Dunham, and Matthew Correia.

Three of the four band members were working in the L.A. branch of the legendary record store Amoeba when the group formed in 2008, and they spent a great deal of time researching the garage and psychedelic sounds of the 60’s.

The Allah Las sound combines the harmonies and pop hooks of the British invasion, the trippy atmosphere of West Coast psychedelic bands, and the raw swagger of countless American garage rockers.


folkyeah(((folkYEAH!))) Presents is a Northern California based boutique music and events curator and presenter.

(((folkYEAH!))) shows are highly regarded and carefully planned affairs with an emphasis on presenting each event as a one of a kind experience for both the artist and the attendees.

 

 

 

Moira McLaughlin

Moira McLaughlin

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.  The Foundry is a non profit organization.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

New Works

DANK New Works ~ Opens Friday, June 5, 2015

New WorksDANK has been hard at work in our studios preparing for DANK New Works, opening June 5th.

An opening reception during First Friday Art Walk will also celebrate a new collaboration with Music In The Mountains, who will share live music in the DANK space throughout the year.

Fresh art, world class music, and a no-host bar to kick off a city-wide celebration of our creative community; what could be better?

Join DANK in the Osborn/Woods Gallery at the Miners Foundry on Friday, June 5, 2015 from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.

 

 

Sky Mowen

Sky Mowen

The DANK Movement is an artist’s collective in Nevada City, CA.

It was founded in 2013 by a group of ten artists interested in collaboration, the rural ideal, post-Great Recession social issues, and the anti-urban aesthetic grounded in the legacy of the California Gold Rush.

The name DANK comes from the ubiquitous wet wood smell that permeates Nevada City, which is situated on the banks of Deer Creek.

It is also a nod to one of the area’s premier exports:  cannabis.

And it’s an acronym for Do Art Now Kids.

 

 

 

Moira McLaughlin

Moira McLaughlin

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County art community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

 

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Fortune ~ Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Fortune Poster.jpgSierra Stages and Miners Foundry will present Fortune on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.  Fortune, written by Deborah Zoe Laufer and directed by Bob Thomas, is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.

Maude, a lonely, surly, storefront psychic has accepted that love is not in the cards for her.  She can see the future and knows this is to be true.

But when Jeremy, a despondent love-hungry accountant threatens to kill himself is she sees no love for him, she must wrestle with fate, and in changing his destiny, change her own.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are a $10 suggested donation, and are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, or at the door.

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sierra stagesSierra Stages is a community theater which enriches the cultural life of Nevada County by providing high quality, affordable and accessible performances for everyone. Among our goals is to create an ongoing and viable community theater in the Grass Valley and Nevada City area.

 

The Stone Hall

The Stone Hall

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Pat Travers

Pat Travers Band ~ Friday, May 29, 2015


Pat Travers Band ~ “Red House”

 

The Miners Foundry isPat Travers poster pleased to present Pat Travers and the Pat Travers Band on Friday, May 29, 2015.

The Pat Travers Band is one seriously tight rocking unit, always delivering tangible energy and infectious enjoyment.

Doors are at 7:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $20 Dancing Room Only, $25 Seated, and $55 VIP Meet & Greet.  Ticketing fees may apply.

Tickets are available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office, or at Briar Patch Co-Op.

 

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Pat TraversSince the critically acclaimed 1976 debut album featuring his own brand of high quality seventies guitar rock and roll, Pat Travers has gone on to deliver melodic eighties rock, a blues period throughout most of the nineties, noted performances with various power trios during the Millennium and a full blooded return to the trademark Pat Travers Band sound as he enters his fifth decade of performing and recording.

 

From the streets of Toronto, to the streets of London, to the streets of the WORLD, catch this band whenever and wherever you can.

 

 

 Kat Alves

Kat Alves

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County music community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Summer Craft Fair Open Call

Open Call for Vendors ~ 2015 Nevada City Summer Craft Fair


2014 Craft Fair

 

Summer Craft Fair Open CallThe Miners Foundry and the Nevada City Craft Fair have officially announced the open call for vendors for the 2015 Nevada City Summer Craft Fair, now through May 25, 2015.

We are looking for craftspeople, artists, and designers who reflect the spirit and fun of the Nevada City Craft Fair.

Whether the medium is wood, leather, food, textiles, or plants, we strive to showcase the best and the brightest of Northern California craft and design.

The Nevada City Summer Craft Fair will be held on Friday, August 7, 2015 at the Miners Foundry.  We will be partnering with DANK and The Nevada City 1st Friday Art Walk for a full day of Fun and Art!

 

We are currently taking applications for:

WinterCraftFair~ Food / Beverage Vendors
~ Designer Clothing
~ Handbags
~ Jewelry
~ Housewares
~ Knit Items
~ Paper Goods
~ Vintage
~ Patterns
~ Children’s Items
~ Ceramics
~ Bath Products
~ Artisan / Gourmet Food
~ Furniture
~ Art / Prints
~ Sewn Accessories

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Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Photo by Josue Rivas

Collie Buddz ~ Thursday, May 21, 2015


Collie Buddz ~ “Won’t Be Long”

Photo by Josue Rivas

Photo by Josue Rivas

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Collie Buddz with special guest The Expanders on Thursday, May 21, 2015.

Reggae artist Collie Buddz is momentous, gigantic, and booming featuring awe-struck songs complete with unforgettable sing-along hook, the kind of beats that pound in the chest and a vocal performance that’s as uncommon as it is infectious.

This is a dancing show. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m.  Ages 16+.  No Ins and Outs allowed during the concert.

 Tickets are $25 in Advance and $30 at the Door.  Ticketing fees may apply.  Tickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

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Collie Pic 2.jpgGrowing up on the island of Bermuda, Reggae music was a formidable influence for Collie Buddz.

His voice is unique in a way that lingers long after you’ve heard him.

Touring the world, Collie Buddz is constantly creating new music and experimenting with it in front of live audiences almost immediately. He has been featured on performances with Jody Highroller and Snoop Dogg, as well as Stick Figure.

Light It Up, the new record from artist Collie Buddz, is momentous, gigantic, and booming!  It features immediately undeniable, awe-struck songs complete with unforgettable sing-along hooks, the kind of beats that pound in the chest, and a vocal performance that’s as uncommon as it is infectious.


The Expanders ~ “Something Wrong”

 

The ExpandersThe Expanders are one of the hardest working reggae bands in Southern California.

Known for their vintage style of reggae played in the tradition of classic 1970’s Jamaican groups, their music is centered in three-part vocal harmonies and strong song writing, with lyrics that range from socially heavy to playful and upbeat.

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Sheila Cameron

“LORE: The Art of Story” ~ Through Saturday, May 30, 2015

dank_posterDANK and the Miners Foundry Cultural Center are pleased to announce “LORE:  The Art of Story,” Saturday, April 11 through Saturday, May 30, 2015.

The ten local artists who have been working with the Miners Foundry to activate a new, creative, and social space in The Foundry will present an interactive, social, and thought provoking show.

Invigorated by the success of their sold out field trip to “@LARGE:  Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz,” a popular KVMR radio broadcast Live from DANK, and their award winning show for the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, they look forward to sharing all new work inspired by the art of story.

 

 

Dylan Sherwood McConnell

Dylan Sherwood McConnell

“The Miners Foundry Cultural Center created this opportunity for the artists of DANK because we wanted to develop a public space for art and conversations about art and art making.

Part of a collaborative relationship with artists is giving them the space to express, while not knowing exactly what the next show will be like.

We are excited for the opening of “LORE” and to see the new work,” says Foundry Executive Director Gretchen Bond.

 

Moira McLaughlin

Moira McLaughlin

 

Some of the themes are historically familiar while others are extremely personal.

“Like a good story, this show has been deeply therapeutic for me as I’ve worked my way through a cancer diagnosis and treatment.

It’s allowed me to express the experience through art and explore my connection to other creative souls, pas and present,” says artist Moira McLaughlin, referencing her piece Bury Me in a Mason Jar. 

 

 

 

Nancy Nelson

Nancy Nelson

Nancy Nelson explains that her contribution, Dearest Daughter, “evokes the beautiful and poetic letters written by my grandfather to my Mom when she graduated from high school and college, and then gave birth to all four of her children.

His letters, all starting with ‘Dearest Daughter’, were filled with stories, quotes, gentle advice, and always unconditional love.”

 

 

Sheila Cameron

Sheila Cameron

Wolf and the Seven Kids is a visual representation of a Grimms’ fairy tale by the same name, which is very dark, as most of the Grimms brothers’ tales were.

I related to this story with the recent birth of my second daughter and revisiting that intense protective energy which comes with mothering a new baby,” adds Cynthia Levesque.

“Seeing what the other collective members are showing for ‘LORE’, I think it’s going to be a fun, very interactive, yet moving show.”

Scheduled Events Include:

12:00 – 4:00 p.m.  ~ Coffee from Steffen Snell of Foxhound Espresso
5:00 p.m. ~ Artist Reception with no-host bar featuring sangria and craft beer from Sierra Moonshine Home Brew Supplies
7:00 p.m.  ~ Performance piece by DANK artist Joe Meade
8:00 p.m. ~ Musical performance by Halfpence and Haypenny.  Performer Sage Arias says he and Eva Riihiluoma have selected “pieces heavy with lore – a tale of a young girl whisked into the Fae realm, a 16th century ghost story, and a tune with the darkest past and association one could imagine.”

 

Sheila Cameron

Sheila Cameron

There will also be a special eBay auction of the original painting Goldie Bear by Sheila Cameron, benefiting the Miners Foundry.

“This piece was inspired by putting a feminist twist on the traditional fairy tale.

The stores we tell, the stores we pass on have a power and looking for new ways to do things is always exciting.

It seems fitting to make this piece available in a uniquely modern way to help raise money for this special building that inspires so many of us.”

About DANK

Moira McLaughlin

Moira McLaughlin

The DANK Movement is an artist’s collective in Nevada City, CA.

It was founded in 2013 by a group of ten artists interested in collaboration, the rural ideal, post-Great Recession social issues, and the anti-urban aesthetic grounded in the legacy of the California Gold Rush.

The name DANK comes from the ubiquitous wet wood smell that permeates Nevada City, which is situated on the banks of Deer Creek.

It is also a nod to one of the area’s premier exports:  cannabis.

And it’s an acronym for Do Art Now Kids.

 

About Miners Foundry

Moira McLaughlin

Moira McLaughlin

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County art community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

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Spring Acting Classes with Sandra Rockman

SandraRockman-300x199A series of Spring Acting Classes with Sandra Rockman will be presented March – May of 2015, in various locations. Classes offered in this series include:

“Truth in Acting” ~ Featuring Improv, Monologue, and scene work for the beginner or experienced actor in a safe, respectful environment.

“Instant Improv (Just Add Actor!)” ~ A Progressive series of improvisational exercises and games.

“Writing for the Theatre” ~ Create and craft a short play or a performance art piece in an intimate setting.

Class sizes will be limited.  Pre-registration is required.  For more information, call (530) 265-6514 or email sandrarockman@outlook.com.

Sandra Rockman has been active in local theatre since 1978.  She co-wrote and directed the recent production “Home for the Holidays”.  Sandra will also be directing an upcoming Sierra Stages Fall 2015 production of “Falsettos”.

 

 

Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy


The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.  

The Foundry is a non profit organization. 

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.

Ecstatic Dance

Ecstatic Dance ~ Tuesdays

Ecstatic DanceEcstatic Dance Nevada City will be presented Tuesdays from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. at the Miners Foundry, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City.

Ecstatic Dance in its most basic definition is free-form movement /dance inspired by music, allowing bodies to move freely without judgment or concern for the “grace” or beauty of the dance. This is the dance you dance when nobody is watching! This dance is an inner/outer journey of moving meditation. It develops a direct body-spirit connection, letting your body and inner guide be your teachers. It’s about being present with your own energy and discovering your own dance within using this movement and energetic experience to release stuck patterns in your body, emotions, mind and spirit.

Because Movement is Our Medicine

No Shoes, No Booze, Just Dance

 

 

 

Akim Aginksy

Akim Aginksy


The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.   The Foundry is a non profit organization. 

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.