Calendar of Events

Ann Patchett

Thursday, March 5, 6:30 pm

A celebrated writer and the owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee, Ann Patchett is a champion of literary culture. In this presentation hear from the author who is described as "a woman of wisdom, determination, generosity and courage" by her friend and novelist Elizabeth Gilbert. Patchett is the a...

FREE Evening Exhibition Tour – The Brain

Thursday, March 12, 5:30 pm

Join us and enjoy a glass of wine as you tour the exhibition with The Center’s curators and gallery guides. This project investigates recent scientific discoveries and celebrates the brain’s wonder and mystery. We will investigate this BIG IDEA through lectures, films, brown bag lunches and small forma...

Film Screening: The Address

Thursday, March 12, 7:00 pm

Directed by Ken Burns, the film tells the story of a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, where each year students are encouraged to practice, memorize and recite the Gettysburg Address.

FREE Gallery Walk: The Brain

Friday, March 13, 5:00 pm

Start your Gallery Walk at the Center! Each year Sun Valley Gallery Association hosts nine gallery walks (exhibition openings for all SVGA galleries), which are eagerly anticipated and free to the public. Locals and visitors alike take in thought-provoking exhibitions of newly installed art, enjoy wine, mi...

FREE Family Day: Art Senses

Saturday, March 14, 3:00 pm

Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Lee Pesky Learning Center invite you to experience The Brain exhibition with all of your senses! This hands-on museum experience will stimulate your brain and have you connecting with art in new and exciting ways!

Dance Workshop with Brian Sanders and JUNK

Wednesday, March 18, 6:30 pm

Through play and shifting perspectives, participants will gain an understanding of the creative process, movement, choreography and developing an artistic work.  Participants are invited to bring their own found objects. Brian Sanders’ JUNK is known for their ingenious use of found objects and clever in...

Dance: Brian Sanders’ JUNK

Thursday, March 19, 6:30 pm

Brian Sanders’ JUNK is known for their ingenious use of found objects and clever inventions that bridge the gap between dance and physical theater. Sanders’ choreography blends traditional dance theater with an inventiveness and physicality that gives reason for critics to hail JUNK as “Philly’s most ...

Kids Spring Break Art Camp: Artist Lines: Make Your Mark with Danica Robrahn (Afternoon Session)

Tuesday, March 24, 1:00 pm

Young artists will be introduced to a variety of art media including drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media. Each student will come home with new skills, personalized artwork and great memories. “Make your mark and see where it takes you!”-Peter Reynolds This class takes place Monday-Friday, Marc...

Kids Spring Break Art Camp: Artist Lines: Make Your Mark with Danica Robrahn (Afternoon Session)

Wednesday, March 25, 1:00 pm

Young artists will be introduced to a variety of art media including drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media. Each student will come home with new skills, personalized artwork and great memories. “Make your mark and see where it takes you!”-Peter Reynolds This class takes place Monday-Friday, Marc...

Kids Spring Break Art Camp: Artist Lines: Make Your Mark with Danica Robrahn (Afternoon Session)

Thursday, March 26, 1:00 pm

Young artists will be introduced to a variety of art media including drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media. Each student will come home with new skills, personalized artwork and great memories. “Make your mark and see where it takes you!”-Peter Reynolds This class takes place Monday-Friday, Marc...

Film Screening: Sagrada

Thursday, March 26, 7:00 pm

Sagrada is a biography of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Designed by Antoni Gaudí, the church has been under construction since 1882 and, at this time, is about half complete.

Kids Spring Break Art Camp: Artist Lines: Make Your Mark with Danica Robrahn (Morning Session)

Friday, March 27, 9:00 am

Young artists will be introduced to a variety of art media including drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media. Each student will come home with new skills, personalized artwork and great memories. “Make your mark and see where it takes you!”-Peter Reynolds This class takes place Monday-Friday, Marc...

Kids Spring Break Art Camp: Artist Lines: Make Your Mark with Danica Robrahn (Afternoon Session)

Friday, March 27, 1:00 pm

Young artists will be introduced to a variety of art media including drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media. Each student will come home with new skills, personalized artwork and great memories. “Make your mark and see where it takes you!”-Peter Reynolds This class takes place Monday-Friday, Marc...

Colin Hay in concert

Tuesday, March 31, 6:30 pm

Tickets on sale November 7 to members only at 10am. Any remaining tickets will be on sale to non-members, November 14 at 10am. You may know the name, you likely know the voice, but you have not seen a show like the troubadour-style solo performance by Scottish-born, Australian-raised, California-dwelling, ...

FREE 2015-2016 Season Announcement & Celebration

Wednesday, April 1, 5:30 pm

Join us for drinks and dessert at the Liberty for the unveiling of our very exciting upcoming summer and winter seasons. Hear about what’s planned for the remainder of 2015 into 2016 with Company of Fools’ Theatre, The Center’s Lecture and Performing Arts Series and BIG IDEA multidisciplinary projects. ...

FREE LECTURE: Flex Your Cortex: Seven Secrets to Turbocharge Your Brain with Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman

Thursday, April 2, 6:30 pm

Why is there a stigma associated with our brain's health? Consider that the brain is the most powerful, most staggeringly complex electro-biochemical machine ever created.  Above and behind our eyes are 100 billion neurons in a small calcium shell, laced with organic pumps, channels and switches. Until recen...

FREE Evening Exhibition Tour & Artist Lecture with Rebecca Kamen – The Brain

Thursday, April 9, 5:30 pm

Join us for a tour of the exhibition followed by artist Rebecca Kamen’s talk about her sculptural work and its relationship to the drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, who won the 1906 Nobel Prize for his drawings of neurons. This project investigates recent scientific discoveries and celebrates the brai...

Teen Workshop: Trick Photography with Dev Khalsa

Saturday, April 11, 10:00 am

All is not as it seems in this fun photography workshop! Sharpen your photo skills, explore the art of illusion and develop your own perspective. Students will be required to bring their own digital camera and lap top. A limited number of Center lap tops will be available. To reserve a laptop please contact S...

FREE Company of Fools Play Reading Series: Almost, Maine by John Cariani

Saturday, April 11, 6:30 pm

Welcome to Almost, Maine, a town that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States—it’s almost in Canada. And it almost doesn’t exist. Because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it’s just…Almost. One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the north...

Teen Workshop: Trick Photography with Dev Khalsa

Sunday, April 12, 10:00 am

All is not as it seems in this fun photography workshop! Sharpen your photo skills, explore the art of illusion and develop your own perspective. Students will be required to bring their own digital camera and lap top. A limited number of Center lap tops will be available. To reserve a laptop please contact S...

Film: Finding Hillywood

Thursday, April 16, 7:00 pm

Join local directors Todd Soliday and Leah Warshawski as they present their award-winning documentary, Finding Hillywood. The film chronicles one man’s road to forgiveness, his effort to heal his country (Rwanda) and the realization that we must all one day face our past.

Adult Class: Encaustic Weekend Mini Workshops with Alison Higdon

Saturday, April 18, 1:00 pm

These smaller encaustic workshops are designed to give artists a brief introduction to the encaustic process.  Demonstrations are followed by independent work time, giving participants a chance to experiment with the paint and tools.  Students can sign up for individual weeks or can sign up for the whole mo...

TorQ Percussion Group

Saturday, April 18, 6:30 pm

TorQ Percussion Quartet was formed by four Canadian percussionists looking to add new vitality to percussion repertoire and performance. Renowned for their engaging performances and repertoire, TorQ is also committed to commissioning new works for percussion quartet from both established and up-and- coming co...

Film: Levitated Mass

Thursday, April 23, 7:00 pm

What is art? In 2012, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art had 22 cities asking themselves that exact question as a 340 ton boulder made its way through Southern California neighborhoods to its destination – a 456-foot-long negative space where it rests above a concrete slot. The film documents this journey...

Adult Class: Encaustic Weekend Mini Workshops with Alison Higdon

Saturday, April 25, 1:00 pm

These smaller encaustic workshops are designed to give artists a brief introduction to the encaustic process.  Demonstrations are followed by independent work time, giving participants a chance to experiment with the paint and tools.  Students can sign up for individual weeks or can sign up for the whole mo...

Adult Theatre Class: The Art of Public Speaking with Irene Ziegler

Tuesday, April 28, 6:30 pm

Taught by Irene Ziegler, a highly regarded actress, voice-over talent and teacher, this class will focus on how to enhance the individual's natural talents to more fully express themselves with energy and enthusiasm that will capture the audience's interest. This class takes place Tue–Thur, April 28–30...

Adult Theatre Class: The Art of Public Speaking with Irene Ziegler

Wednesday, April 29, 6:30 pm

Taught by Irene Ziegler, a highly regarded actress, voice-over talent and teacher, this class will focus on how to enhance the individual's natural talents to more fully express themselves with energy and enthusiasm that will capture the audience's interest. This class takes place Tue–Thur, April 28–30...

Adult Theatre Class: The Art of Public Speaking with Irene Ziegler

Thursday, April 30, 6:30 pm

Taught by Irene Ziegler, a highly regarded actress, voice-over talent and teacher, this class will focus on how to enhance the individual's natural talents to more fully express themselves with energy and enthusiasm that will capture the audience's interest. This class takes place Tue–Thur, April 28–30...

Adult Class: Encaustic Weekend Mini Workshops with Alison Higdon

Saturday, May 9, 1:00 pm

These smaller encaustic workshops are designed to give artists a brief introduction to the encaustic process.  A one-hour demonstration is followed by independent work time, giving participants a chance to experiment with the paint and tools.  Students can sign up for individual weeks or can sign up for the...

Adult Class: Encaustic Weekend Mini Workshops with Alison Higdon

Saturday, May 16, 1:00 pm

These smaller encaustic workshops are designed to give artists a brief introduction to the encaustic process.  A one-hour demonstration is followed by independent work time, giving participants a chance to experiment with the paint and tools.  Students can sign up for individual weeks or can sign up for the...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Wednesday, July 1, 7:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Thursday, July 2, 7:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Friday, July 3, 8:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Wednesday, July 8, 7:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Thursday, July 9, 7:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Friday, July 10, 8:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Saturday, July 11, 8:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Tuesday, July 14, 7:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Wednesday, July 15, 7:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Thursday, July 16, 7:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Friday, July 17, 8:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Saturday, July 18, 8:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Monday, July 20, 7:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Tuesday, July 21, 7:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Wednesday, July 22, 7:00 pm

By Christopher Durang • The 2013 Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is one of the most lauded Broadway plays of recent years. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister M...

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