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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.

@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz ~ Saturday, March 21, 2015


The Making of @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz ~ KQED Arts

 

Nancy Nelson

Nancy Nelson

The Miners Foundry, DANK, and Community Asian Theatre of the Sierras are delighted to present an exclusive trip to San Francisco to tour @Large:  Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz on Saturday, March 21, 2015.

Join us for an afternoon on Alcatraz, a fitting home for Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei’s latest project @Large.

Working from his studio in Beijing and with part time Nevada City resident Cheryl Haines, Ai created the series of site-specific installations using sculpture, sound, and mixed media.

The exhibition occupies three buildings on the campus normally restricted to the public.

 

 

Ai-Weiwei-Alcatraz-Traces-12-537x405The day will begin at 7:30 a.m. in Grass Valley, where guests will board a luxury bus and be transported to Pier 33 in San Francisco.  During the ride, guests will be treated to a film about the exhibition.  After the ferry ride to Alcatraz Island, guests will be given three hours to explore the exhibit and the island.

During the return trip, the bus will stop at Tokyo Buffet in Citrus Heights for a no-host dinner. If you feel the trip would be appropriate for your family, closely supervised children are welcome.

 

Visiual TherapyTickets are available online, by phone, or in person at the Miners Foundry, or in person at Briar Patch Co-Op.

Additional details and information will be provided upon ticket purchase.

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Know & Go

WHO:  Presented by Miners Foundry, DANK, and CATS.  Tickets available to the public February 2, 2015.
WHAT:  @Large:  Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz
WHEN:  Saturday, March 21, 2015, 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
WHERE:  The bus will depart from and return to Grass Valley.
TICKETS:  $79.00 – $94.00.  Ticketing fees may apply.
INFO:  Miners Foundry, info@minersfoundry.org, (530) 265-5040

 

Large@Large:  Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz will feature a series of seven site-specific installations by Ai Weiwei in four location on Alcatraz Island, offering a new cultural lens through which to experience the notorious military and federal penitentiary turned national park.

The exhibition explores urgent questions about human rights and freedom of expression, and responds to the potent and layered history of Alcatraz as a place of detainment and protest.  On view through April 26, 2015, @Large:  Ai Weiwei will provoke visitors to consider the broader social implications of incarceration and the possibilities of art as an act of conscience.

 

 

Ai WeiweiAi Weiwei is a Chinese contemporary artist and activist.  Ai collaborated with Herzog & de Meuron as the artistic consultant on the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Olympics.

As a political activist, he has been highly and openly critical of the Chinese government’s stance on democracy and human rights.

He has investigated government corruption and cover-ups, particularly the scandal following the collapse of tofu-dreg schools during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.

In 2011, Ai Weiwei was arrested and held for 81 days without official charges being filed.

 

 

Alcatraz IslandAlcatraz Island offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and US built fort on the West Coast, the infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to the public, and the 18 month occupation by Indians of All Tribes which saved the tribes.

Rich in history, there is also a natural side to the Rock—gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and bay views beyond compare.

 

 

Moira McLaughlin

Moira McLaughlin


DANK
is an artists’ collective in Nevada City, California.

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

The name DANK comes from the wet wood smell that permeates Nevada City, a town situated on the banks of Deer Creek.  It’s also a nod to one of the area’s premier exports, cannabis.

And it’s an acronym; Do Art Now Kids.

 

 

 

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.

Nevada City Chinese New Year Parade and Festival ~ Sunday, February 9, 2014

Chinese New YearDue to rain in the forecast, the Nevada City Chinese New Year Parade and Festival has announced a modification for the festivities on Sunday, February 9, 2014.  In the event of light rain, drizzle, or sunshine, the Parade will still be held at 12:00 p.m. down Commercial Street in Nevada City.  All other activities will be held at the Miners Foundry immediately following the parade.  The Parade will begin at Robinson Plaza by the Pelton Wheel and proceed up Commercial Street, with Lion Dancers blessing the Chinese Monument and other structures as they process.

In the event of a downpour, an indoor parade will commence at the Miners Foundry at 12:00 p.m.  Lion Dancers from Eastern Ways Martial Arts of Sacramento will open the entertainment at the Foundry after the parade.  The Festival features Asian food available for purchase and exhibit booths.  The festival will conclude at 4:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact Jeannie Wood, CATS Executive Director, at info@catsweb.org.

CATS LogoThe Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra (CATS), a 501c(3) public benefits charitable corporation, promotes diversity through the arts through multicultural theater, events and workshops.

Journey to the WestCATS 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.

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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, please to support local theatrical and cultural organizations such as CATS.

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

Miners Foundry

Singer, Songwriter, Actress Grace Fae’s CD Release Party w/Cousin Cricket & Friends

Singer, songwriter, and actress Grace Fae, is best known for her leading roles in acclaimed local productions of  “Into the Woods” (Sierra Stages), “Anna and The King” (CATS), “A Streetcar Named Desire” (Paul Emery Productions), and “Crimes of the Heart” (Legacy Productions)This Thursday at the Miners Foundry, Fae will step out in a way we’ve never seen her before.  She will front a nine-piece band and perform songs from her new album “From the Apple”.

“From the Apple” effortlessly navigates between Billie Holiday-esque jazz ballads, swing and boogie-woogie a la the Andrew Sisters, and folk songs inspired by Kate Wolf, Joni Mitchell, and Joan Baez, all in an original and compelling sound that is sure to delight Fae’s theatre enthusiasts and local music fans.

“I’ve been singing other people’s songs for 20 years,” says Fae.  “It’s very empowering to get up on stage and sing my own words.”

After graduating from Yale University, Fae moved cross-country to San Francisco.  Six years ago, after living in the Bay Area and then in Sacramento, she finally made her way to Nevada City and fell in love with the area’s natural beauty.

“Many of my songs were written while living here and are heavily influenced by my natural surroundings,” explains Fae.

What’s up next for the songstress?  She will star as Cleopatra in Synthetic Unlimited’s production of “Anthony and Cleopatra” this July and August at the Nevada Theatre and hopefully lots of touring.

Classic Western swing band Cousin Cricket opens the show.

“From the Apple” Grace Fae CD Release Party
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Miners Foundry
325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA
Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm
Tickets $15
Purchase them here!

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