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Summer Exhibitions at the Grand feature Painting and Ceramics

Summer Exhibitions at the Grand feature Painting and Ceramics

The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts presents two new exhibitions, titled The Convict and a Boy – A Graphic
Novel by Kenney Mencher and I Don’t Get It – Ceramics by Bruce Cadman. These exhibitions are on display from May 28th through July 16th, 2016, in the GWF Energy and Souza Galleries. 

An Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, May 28th from 12 to 2 p.m. A Gallery Talk with both artists will be held on Saturday, June 11th, from 12 to 2 p.m. Mr. Mencher will be featured as Artist-In-Residence from Wednesday, June 15th through Saturday, June 18th. The residency will culminate with a Comic Drawing Workshop on Saturday, June 18th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The exhibitions, Opening Reception, Gallery Talk, and Residency are free and open to the public. The Workshop costs $10 for Tracy residents and $12 for non-residents.

MODESTO CON is your Con 209

MODESTO CON is your Con 209

Modesto Con tickets sales went live online for $4, Saturday at noon. Excitement and anticipation for the event to already be here is palatable.

Modesto Con will be happening on July 9th and 10th at the Modesto Centre Plaza. This is the first two day Pop Culture Convention to happen in the Modesto Area.

Modesto Con also announced it's first celebrity guest, Doug Jones, best known for his rolls in the Hellboy series(Abe Sapien), Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer(Silver Surfer), Pans Labyrinth(Pan and the Pale Man), along with roles in DOOM, Batman Returns, Tank Girl, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Arrow and so much more. I personally am thrilled and delighted to see him come to Modesto. More guest will be announced soon.

What else can you expect at Modesto Con? Artists, a wide varity of vendors, cosplayers, the 501st Central Valley Garrison, the Batmobile and that is just the tip of the "Iceburg".

GRAPE CITY CON

GRAPE CITY CON
Lodi, Calif. – The Grape City Con, returns to the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The one-day pop culture convention will run from 10am-4pm. The first Grape City Con, held this past February exceeded expectations with over 2,500 fans turning out for the event.

Ticket prices for the one-day event are $7 at the door and $5 in advance at select locations and online at http://grapecitycon.com/tickets

Cosies for the Win

Cosies for the Win

Modesto-Con's Cosie Weekend at the Westside Theatre January 9th was a great sucess raising $1425.00 for the Haven's Women Center of Stanislaus Co.

Modesto-Con brought to the Westside Theatre in Newman, CA, the first ever Awards show of it's kind, the NorCal Cosies, along with a Mini Con(Cosie Con) during the day that had nearly 650 people in attendance over the 5 hours.

The NorCal Cosies Kicked off at 6pm sharp, with 10 categories with 3 finalist with a capactiy crowd who were the judges. The only trouble anyone had was in choosing who the winners would be.

Carrie Shea and Nick Silva kept the night flowing and the crowd entertaine, along with special dance performance by Spotlight Dance Company.

See you all July 9th and 10th at the Modesto Centre Plaza, for Modesto Con.

Comic Con comes to Modesto with Central Valley Con

Comic Con comes to Modesto with Central Valley Con

Central Valley Con presented by BattleGround Games debuts at the Modesto Centre Plaza on December 6th just in time for the Holidays. This one day Pop Culture Convention will run from 10am until 4pm and is only $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Modesto is the 3rd city that the creator of Stockton Con will be hosting an event in; with Grape City Con debuting earlier this year and returning to Lodi in 2016.

Over the fist four years Stockton Con has seen over 30,000 attendees, including a record setting 14,400 at last years 2 day convention at the Stockton Arena.  A protion of the the proceeds from Central Valley Con will go to Make A Wish Foundation and the Modesto Gospel Mission.

With 30,000 square feet of exhibitors space CV Con will be hst to well over 100 Vendors and featuring artists that have worked for DC. Marvel, Image, Archie Comics and Dark Horse Comcs.

City of Tracy brings Blues, Brews & BBQ to Downtown Plaza

City of Tracy brings Blues, Brews & BBQ to Downtown Plaza

City of Tracy brings Blues, Brews & BBQ to Downtown Plaza

Tracy, Calif. - Head to Downtown Tracy for an afternoon filled with live music, food and family fun! Tracy’s first Blues, Brews & BBQ event is scheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2015 from noon - 6:00pm. The Blues, Brews & BBQ event will be held at the beautiful Downtown Plaza located on the corner of 6th Street and Central Avenue. This event will include a barbecue contest, home brewed beer contest, children’s entertainment, food trucks and three live bands on stage.