The Cambrian

Arts Briefs

Allied Arts presents ‘8x8’ art at Vet’s Hall

A llied Arts will present the “8x8 Show and Fundraiser” from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 14, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 15.

The free event, featuring works of art all sized 8 inches by 8 inches, will be held at the Veterans Memorial Building at the corner of Main Street and Cambria Drive.

All work is priced at $75, with $25 of each sale going to Allied Arts.

For more information, contact Tish Rogers at 924- 0223 or see the “event” section at the Allied Arts website,

Gallery hosts show, marks anniversary

A reception for artist Glenda Griffith will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 23, at the Painted Lily Gallery in Cambria, 2026 Main St.

The 30-year Cambria resident’s works in acrylic, watercolor and oils include landscapes, seascapes, wildlife and abstracts.

After 45 years as a professional musician, Griffith embraced her talent in art, which had revealed itself around age 10. At the same early age Glenda began studies in music which led to playing with many bands and singing with Don Henley and the Eagles, who produced her first album.

While continuing her music career, in the last

five years she has been exhibiting in galleries on the Central Coast.

The public event also celebrates the gallery’s one-year anniversary. For details, call 927-5747, or go to

Cambria Chorale sings, grows moustaches

The Cambria Community Chorale, under the direction of Michael Bierbaum, will celebrate its 20th anniversary season with “Rivers of Song,” a concert program featuring familiar, vintage American music. Karen Johnson is the accompanist.

Matinee performances will take place at 3 p.m. on two Sundays, May 23 and

30. A Saturday performance begins at 7 p.m. May

29. All three performances will be at the Community Presbyterian Church, 2250 Yorkshire Drive, Cambria.

“If I Only Had a Moustache”, a Stephen Foster favorite, will be followed at each performance by a moustache contest. Members of the audience are invited to participate. Male chorale members have been letting their facial hair grow in anticipation of this contest.

The concerts benefit the Youth Music Scholarship Fund, which provides music lessons for students in need. Two of the outstanding scholarship students, Sarah Wright and Cesar Viveros, will perform a duet, “Wilt Thou Be Gone Love?”, written in 1851 by Stephen Foster, based on lyrics from Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.”

Tickets, $10, are available at the Joslyn Recreation Center, 950 Main St., and at the Cambria Chamber of Commerce, 767 Main St. For details, call Donna Crocker, 924-1776