The Cambrian

Arts Briefs

Beethoven in the parlor at museum

Natalie Briggs, 12-year-old part-time Cambrian and talented pianist, will be entertaining visitors from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 28, at the Cambria Historical Museum, 2251 Center St. at Burton Drive, Cambria.

She will play “Fur Elise,” one of Beethoven's most popular compositions, on the 1868 square grand piano in the museum’s parlor room.

— Staff

Signups underway for sculptors’ fest

The California Sculptors Symposium returns this year, as it has for the past eight, to present educational symposiums and an art show and sale at Camp Ocean Pines.

Sculptors from a variety of backgrounds work in stone, metal, clay and wood and share hands-on skills and trade secrets in a network of creative enthusiasm, organizers say. The symposium is a place for sculptors to learn what they cannot find in high schools, college, even in universities.

Each day, the artist work on their own projects in between attending workshops in stone carving, clay modeling with a live model, fused glass, woodferro cement, clay burnishing and smoke firing.

Instructors and workshops include Candyce Garrett of Taos on granite carving; John Fisher of

Fort Bragg on figurative stone; Francine Kirsch of Santa Barbara on burnishing and smoke firing clay; and Terry Casella of Palm Springs on fused glass. Registration is still open.

The symposium is a nonprofit organization, providing scholarships for some students and sculptors doing work study, as well as discounts.

Artists are coming from all over the Southwest, West Coast and from England and Italy.

Visitors are welcome to drop by and meet the sculptors. At the end of the week , on Saturday, April 24, there will be a large exhibit and sale of sculptures in bronze, stone, glass and clay.

For details, call Camp Ocean Pines at 927-0254 or go to www.campoceanpines.orgor — Staff