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Pittsburg artist featured at St. Mary’s
Pittsburg artist Luis Gutierrez’s newest body of work entitled
‘Another Kind of Truth’ is currently on display at the Saint
Mary’s College Museum of Art in a show continuing through Dec.
Gutierrez, who was born in Pittsburg in 1933 and won the Bank of
America merit award when he graduated from Pittsburg High
School, will also be a special guest featured in the Saint
Mary’s ‘In Conversation’ series with Peruvian curator and arts
educator Susana Aragon in the Claeys Lounge in the Soda Activity
Center on campus (1928 Saint Mary’s Road, Moraga) on Thursday,
Nov. 5 from 4-6 p.m.
‘Another Kind of Truth’ is Gutierrez’s newest body of work,
anchored by a small group of assemblages, for which he became
well known in the 1980s and ’90s. In this work he draws upon
multiple artistic methods, but the underlying question he
investigates is how to make meaning in a work of art.
Following his graduation from
Pittsburg High School, Gutierrez earned an AA degree from what
is now Diablo Valley College and a BA from San Jose State. He
then attended and completed his graduate studies at the
Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. He taught
at Pittsburg High School and at San
Jose City College until his retirement in 1995.
His works have been displayed at the DeYoung Museum, the Palace
of the Legion of Honor, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,
San Jose Museum of Art, Oakland Museum, Triton Museum, Mexican
Museum in San Francisco and the Intituto Allende Museum in
Mexico as well as numerous university galleries.
He is also the winner of the James D. Phelan Award, the Ford
Foundation Purchase Award and the Louis Comfort Tiffany
PCT features all-teenage cast in 13 the Musical
Pittsburg Community Theatre
offers a different type of play for its youth production for the
It’s production of 13 the
Musical is a hilarious coming-of-age musical showing that “cool”
can sometimes be discovered where least expected.
The cast, directed by Pittsburg
High School graduate Steven Mergogey-Conti, is made up of 15
Pittsburg teenagers. A live rock band will provide the music by
TONY Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown.
The show follows Evan Goldman,
played by Carlos Amaral, who is transplanted from New York City
to a sleepy small town in Indiana. The show is about fitting in
and standing out.
There will be four performances
at the California Theatre (351 Railroad Ave.) opening Friday,
Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. with two performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on
Saturday, Nov. 21 and a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Nov. 22.
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If you’re not a dues-paying
member of the Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts
Hall of Fame, please sign up now by
Yearly membership dues are $30
for individuals and $50 for families. Lifetime
memberships are $100 for individuals and $150
for families. Memberships include voting rights
and free tickets to the annual Induction
Ceremony as well as discounts on selected events
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The Pittsburg Entertainment and Arts
Hall of Fame will be located in the lobby of the
historic Creative Arts Building on the Pittsburg High
Included in Hall of Fame experience
is a 90-foot frieze depicting Pittsburg’s cultural
history created by internationally known artist and
Pittsburg native Dr. Ronald McDowell.
An interactive display will provide
you with an up-close-and-personal look at members of the
Hall of Fame.
Pittsburg Entertainment and Arts Hall of Fame seeks to
recognize local musicians, performers, artists and writers,
commemorating their achievements and impact upon the
cultural life of Pittsburg in hopes of educating and
inspiring the youth of Pittsburg to use and expand their
creative abilities to enrich the community.
18 new members inducted into PEAHOF
More than 500 attendees celebrated the induction of
18 new members into the Pittsburg Entertainment &
Arts Hall of Fame at the Creative Arts Building on
the Pittsburg High School campus on Oct. 4.
Inductees represented the diverse talents of the
Pittsburg artistic community representing many
different genres of music from classical to rock as
well as performance arts.
The ceremony included performances by various local
groups also showing off the diverse talents of
Pittsburg artists. PEAHOF would like to thank the
Pittsburg Community Jazz Band; Terry Blinks and the
Pittsburg Community Choir; Marissa Morrison and
Dianna Shepers, who performed the song “Shy” from
Pittsburg Community Theatre’s upcoming production of
“Once Upon a Mattress;” Pittsburg High School’s
Latinos Unidos Folklorico dance troupe; and the
PEAHOF All-Star Band organized by PEAHOF board
member Theresa Jones.
PEAHOF would also like to thank inductee Lou
DiMaggio for arranging use of the Delta Hawaii
Clubhouse for the “After Party” and the New Mecca
Café for catering the event.
PEAHOF also thanks volunteers Michael Williams, John
Saldana, Mary Burks, Kathy Kozak and Sue Ferguson
for their help during the event.
PEAHOF is proud of each of the first two classes
that have been inducted and is already planning for
the 2016 Induction Ceremony. Friends and members of
PEAHOF are invited to contact us at
to suggest possible 2016 inductees.
Be Part of the Legacy of
Historic Creative Arts
of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become
a part of Pittsburg’s history by adopting a seat
in the historic Creative Arts Building on the
Pittsburg High School campus. Take pride in
knowing that your gift will benefit future
The Creative Arts Building’s
history includes performances by legendary
artists including: Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles,
Stevie Wonder, James Brown and the San Francisco
Exciting changes have taken place in
Contra Costa County’s largest theatre which
opened in 1959. A $9 million renovation project
has brought the building up to state-of-the-art
standards allowing for quality productions. Make
a tax-deductible donation to ensure maintenance
of seats and support for youth mentoring
programs in the arts.
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You may mail your tax-deductible donation to
PEAHOF, 4476 St. John Lane, Pittsburg, CA 94565.
Adopting a seat is a perfect remembrance for
your children, grandchildren, spouse, parent,
grandparent or special friend or loved one. It
is a perfect way to honor birthdays,
anniversaries, graduations, dedications,
holidays and special events.
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will play host
to VETJAM 2015
on Nov. 14 at 5
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everybody in the
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Tickets for the
Proceeds will go
veterans as they
return to the
Pittsburg comedian comes home
attending Pittsburg High School, Erik Alston was
known for his athletic skills, as a member of
Pittsburg’s 1991 NCS champion football team that
defeated De La Salle in the championship game and as
three-time participant in the California state track
returns home on Nov. 14, bringing the Erik “Awesome”
Alston comedy show to the California Theatre.
Alston, known as a composer of R&B and Hip Hop
music, turned to comedy on a dare in February when
he was asked if he could do a brief “open mic”
comedy set before performing music at a Los Angeles
club. He was so successful that he has become one of
Southern California’s top young comedians.
took the dare, and I’ve been trailblazing in Los
Angeles and Southern California ever since,” he
Alston has performed at the Comedy Store, the Improv
and the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles and recently
headlined a comedy show in San Diego.
coming to Pittsburg for a simple reason.
“This is my show. I’m bringing friends from the Los
Angeles comedy circuit. We’ll have seven acts and
are using this as a platform to showcase talent,” he
I also want to give something back to my community.
I want to show young people that they have many
options. Comedy is one way of making a living .”
show begins at 9 p.m. with tickets available at the
California Theatre ticket office, 351 Railroad Ave.
Tickets are $20 advance and $25 at the door.
PEAHOF memberships bring benefits
Becoming a member of the Pittsburg Entertainment
& Arts Hall of Fame can be a win-win proposition
Members receive free tickets to the PEAHOF 2015
Induction Ceremony scheduled for October.
Members will also be able to purchase tickets to
the April 25 Abalone Benefit Dinner celebrating
the 100th anniversary of Lanzafame
Furniture for $50. Price for nonmembers is $55.
Members receive discounts at other PEAHOF
events, including the Second Sunday Jam Sessions
which are scheduled to resume this spring.
One-year individual memberships are available
for $30. One-year family memberships are
available for $50. Lifetime members are
available for $100
individuals and $150 for families. Memberships
can be purchased on-line.
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Non-Profits. All proceeds will go towards the
Pittsburg Entertainment & Arts Hall of Fame
located in the lobby of the historic Creative
Arts Building in Pittsburg, CA
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