Arts in the Valley, Saturday, June 25, 2011, 8 PM, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

by arthouseflower

To listen to the program, click onto the link:062511SEG1

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Join Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon as she discusses the issue of pet over population in the San Joaquin Valley, and rescue animal programs. McMillon will also interview local watercolorist Kate Jackson,and Publisher of Downtown Life Magazine Tom Price.

Guest for the Animal Rescue segment include: Renate Schmitz, founder and director of Last Hope Cat Kingdom, an all-species no-kill animal rescue and sanctuary in Atwater; Kristi Caseri, Merced County Animal Shelter Supervisor; John Hinton, one of the directors of the central valley coalition for animals; Pam Moody, Last Hope Cat Kingdom volunteer
and UC Merced employee; and Laura de Cocker, the Deputy Director for Child Welfare Services.

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Kate Jackson’s watercolor show opens on Wednesday, June 29th at the Merced Multicultural Center’s Main Gallery with a reception on July 7th.
Kate Jackson is a fourth generation native Californian. Kate Jackson has painted almost exclusively in watercolor for over 25 years and trained primarily in the Los Angeles and Santa Barbara areas. Jackson has a loose, bold, expressive style of painting, is known for her vivid color, and often incorporates collage in her work. Her paintings, known as Watercolor Expressions, are colorful abstract images of “landscapes of the mind.” Kate has taught watercolor to adults and children through the Merced Multicultural Arts Center and Merced Community College and Tri-College campuses. She is an International Workshop instructor, recently having conducted a workshop in Lynmouth, UK.

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Tom Price is the Publisher and Editor of Downtown Life Magazine published monthly in print and on the web. Its focus is on arts, music and culture, with a distribution of 5,000 print editions every month to more than 70 locations in Merced.

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