Tulare County Weekly Calendar

NOTE: Most events have been cancelled, postponed or gone viral.

Below are listings for the month of June, 2021:

The Arts Consortium

  • Our Virtual F1rst Friday event on June 4th at 5:00 p.m. will be a show titled Gourds and Roses 2021 with featured artist, Cecile Garrison. Cecile grows and manipulates gourds into incredible shapes and transforms them into works of art. Don’t miss it! The show will be posted on the Arts Consortium’s YouTube channel at tinyurl.com/ACarts2020 — and don’t forget to check out our other participating virtual venues!

Please join us by going online via YouTube, on our Arts Consortium Facebook page, or Instagram and enjoy the show! We are located at 300 E. Oak Ave., Visalia. Here’s the direct link to the Arts Consortium’s YouTube channel: tinyurl.com/ACarts2020

Arts Visalia

  • Arts Visalia is having an exhibition titled Photographic Method featuring photographers James Bonafe, William Gerlach, and Robert Farrell.  The show runs June 2nd – June 25th.  

“Arts Visalia is anticipating having our doors open Wednesday-Saturday from noon-5:30 p.m. to allow our visitors to experience the artworks in person. However, we will continue to have a virtual gallery tour available on our website at www.artsvisalia.org/virtual-tours. If Arts Visalia is unable to have our doors open we will be offering the opportunity to schedule your viewing experience Wednesday through Saturday from 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM.  For questions or to schedule a visit, please call us at 559-739-0905 or email artsvisalia@sbcglobal.net.”

For questions or to schedule a visit, please call us at 559-739-0905 or email artsvisalia@sbcglobal.net. You can also follow us on facebook and instagram or visit our website at www.artsvisalia.org for more information, and updates.

Brandon-Mitchell Gallery

  • The Brandon-Mitchell Gallery’s exhibition for May – June is Art from the Heart: Family Expressions. It opens May 7th and runs May – June, 2021.

It’s an all-family show featuring the art of Eva Mae Nicholson, her sister Louise Shields and Eva’s grandson, Mason Devine. Eva and Louise grew up in foster care in Tulare, sometimes experiencing the pain of racism. Now they put their feelings and hearts into their art. Eva’s art journey began after she hosted a series of art workshops for underprivileged children. Louise hosts a Black History Month show at the Gilroy Center for the Arts each year. Mason is following in his grandmother’s and great aunt’s footsteps.

The virtual show is on the Brandon-Mitchell website at www.brandonmitchellgallery.org. Now that the county is in the Orange Tier and opening up more venues, visitors can see the show live after Sunday services at 11:30 a.m. or call the Center/Gallery for an appointment. Masks and social distancing required. The address is 117 S. Locust, Visalia. Phone: 559-625-2441.

Artist’s story told in “Crone Chronicles”

Eva is one of 57 “crones” (female elders) who tell their stories in the book “Crone Chronicles 20-20.” She tells of overcoming early loss, prejudice, teen pregnancy and illness to become a strong woman. 

On sale at the Brandon-Mitchell Gallery.

For more information, go to:  https://www.brandonmitchellgallery.com/

The Creative Center

  • This June, the Creative Center is having an online art exhibit titled, Back Outside Again: A Collection of Landscapes. The show will exhibit a variety of artists — some of the featured artists include Cliff Evans, Maria Hernandez, Tim Buss, and Ruben Orijel.

For more information, go to: https://www.thecreativecenter-visalia.org/

Kelly Ventura and Moriarty Theatre Works

  • Kelley Ventura and Moriarty Theatre Works presents the audio play “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” beginning April 26, 2021. Everyone has two natures: good and evil. Which is yours?

You can find the trailer at:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-strange-case-of-dr-jekyll-and-mr-hyde/id1545211395?i=1000514553051

For episode one, go to:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-strange-case-of-dr-jekyll-and-mr-hyde/id1545211395?i=1000518887299

You can also go to the website thekellyventura.com or Spotify.