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The Peter Curtis Quartet will perform for DVAC’s regular scheduled Wine Art and Jazz Music Night, May 20th 2017, at the Diamond Valley Arts Council’s Diamond Valley Arts Center at 123 N. Harvard St., Hemet Ca 92543. Doors open at 6:30pm with the show starting at 7:00pm. Admission is $20 for Members and $25 for Non-Members. Student tickets are $10 for Online Pre-Sale and $15 at the door.
Peter Curtis is a guitarist and composer. He has performed or recorded with notable jazz and blues musicians including Claudia Acuna, James Carter, Freddy Cole, Taj Mahal, Barbra Morrison and James Moody. He has played in some of the top jazz clubs in Southern California as well as in New York’s Carnegie Hall. In addition, he has performed on Black Entertainment Television. In Europe, some of the venues at which he has appeared include A- Trane in Berlin, Sounds in Brussels, The Jazz Garden in Budapest, Jazz Club in Florence, Der Regentenkammer in the Hague, Jumpin’ Jazz Ballroom in Milan, Studio Des Islettes in Paris, Reduta in Prague and The Gig in Zurich.
As a classical guitarist Peter has given recitals in the U.S. and Canada and was awarded the Andres Segovia memorial scholarship from the Banff Centre for the Arts. Some of his arrangements for classical guitar have been performed by guitarists as far abroad as Australia.
Peter wrote the music and lyrics for a musical he wrote with Montreal writer Joel Yanofsky who wrote the book. The show is a romantic comedy set in and satirizing the academic world - a world rich with opportunities for satire. It was performed at the University of Redlands in the spring of 2008 and was well received by audiences and critics. 
He received his Bachelor of Music degree Magna Cum Laude from the Berklee College of Music, a Masters of Music degree from Yale University, and a Doctor of Music in Classical Guitar Performance and Literature with minor fields in Ethnomusicology and Music History from Indiana University. 
Dr. Curtis is a tenured, Professor of Music at Riverside City College in Riverside, California.
MUSIC AT THE CENTER is a fundraiser for The DVAC and its programs. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for sponsorship opportunities.  Our Wine Art and Jazz night includes two Glasses of Wine or other beverage. Doors open at 6:30 pm with the concert beginning at 7:00 pm.
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Real-Photo Postcards

DVAC’s newest Gallery exhibit is now on display! Collector Charles Schoenknecht shares, in this show, over 50 Real -Photo Postcards from his collection of over 3000 cards.

He has been a collector since childhood, and felt “compelled” to collect and possess unusual things. One of his favorite areas is Real-Photo Postcards. These black and white images are reflections of the time and place where they were made. The postcards in this show were popular from 1902 into the 1930’s, and were made in quantities of six or less. These images celebrate moments and experiences of the subjects and their time, bridging the past and present. Calling on his background as an artist and art teacher, he chose these images. He hopes you will look for subject matter, details and mood and allow yourself to explore a small part of the past.

Since its founding in 2004, “Advancing the Arts – Creating Community” has been the motto of The Diamond Valley Arts Council. With The DVAC’s move into a new facility at 123 N. Harvard St. in downtown Hemet, the implications of that ideal has taken on even greater significance for both the arts and for the community. As an organization dedicated to promoting awareness of, and greater participation in, the arts, locating in downtown Hemet opens the door for greater visibility of what The DVAC is, what we do and what is available to our community in term of arts and culture activities, events and venues. Stop by The Arts Center during our planned business hours of 11:00 am to 5:00 pm any Wednesday through Saturday.

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SlangSLANG | Music At The Center

Funk Band, Slang to perform at the Diamond Valley Arts Center for Music At The Center on Saturday, January 20th, 2018. Admission is $10 for Members and $15 for General Admission. Tickets are available online at www.thedvac.org or by stopping by the art center. Doors open at 6:30pm with the concert starting at 7:00pm. As always, DVAC members receive their price Online at checkout. Don't forget your coupon code.
SLANG is that jazz funk band that will make your speakers smell. Listening to Slang live is more than music ~it's a life experience and a view into it's 5 members' souls. Anything can happen anytime the band takes the stage! Their sound pays reverence to all of their predecessors, while creating a progressive musical language deeply rooted in improvisational jazz, funk, rock, hip hop & neo-soul. This new sound was born in early on when it's 4 founding members all from other groups THE BREAKESTRA, THE PHARCYDE, GLOBETRODDAS, SHOPPY, JARF, AFTERNEXT, had a vision to funkify the world, expanding funk's possibilities and bringing its lively tradition back to a mainstream audience. The four brothers of the sun began jammin out tunes producing the first debut album self-titled (soul love an' groove) that is still in demand all over the world!! Even while all of this was going on there was still one thing missing, a last ingredient, a missing element and that was the (GRAMMY AWARD WINNING ) L.A. percussionist Miguel Ramirez, who has helped to bring this group into its current form.



MUSIC AT THE CENTER is a fundraiser for The DVAC and its programs.  Doors open at 6:30 pm with the concert beginning at 7:00pm. Read More

FiberShowFIBER ARTS SHOW | DVAC Gallery

ExhibitThe Diamond Valley Arts Council (DVAC) is pleased to continue the tradition of bringing outstanding fiber art works by local and regional artists of our community through the third juried Fiber Arts Exhibition.
The exhibition is open to all artists who wish to submit their original work (no commercial patterns, or teacher-assisted work) in fiber and fabrics. This includes surface design, printing on fabric, mixed media techniques including fabric, thread or yarns, quilting art, thread painting and felting. Three dimensional works will also be accepted. Only work never before shown at a DVAC exhibition is eligible. Work may be sold. All sales will be handled through The DVAC. There will be a 25% commission assessed for any work sold during the show.
First, Second, Third, Honorable Mention and Best of Show ribbons will be awarded. An Opening Reception will be held TBA
Here are The Forms You Need For Entry:
Fiber Show Requirements 2018 FiberlArtEntryForm.2018
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