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College of the Sequoias

The Henriad Presented by COS In Visalia

IN THE April 29 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Currently on stage at COS in Visalia is a show called The Henriad. This is a unique show, adapted from Shakespeare’s Richard II, Henry IV (Parts 1 & 2), and Henry V. The show is presented by their student run production company, the Experimental Theatre Ensemble. The show was adapted and is directed by Chris Mangels.

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COS Art Gallery Annual Student Show

IN THE April 27 ISSUE

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by Jessica Robles



The COS Art Gallery will close out the Spring semester with the very much anticipated Annual Student Show! Highlighting a variety of skills and techniques the students have learned in the classrooms of COS, the show will feature art created by COS art students in a number of different categories in both 2D and 3D. The different categories will feature two- dimensional works in Color & Design, Digital, Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking and three-dimensional works in Ceramics, Sculpture, Stained Glass, and 3D Design.

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by Jessica Robles




It’s the start of another year, which means the COS Art Gallery is back with exciting new shows! To start out our semester, we bring you Visions of Power featuring works by Anna Kenar. The show will run from February 3 through February 27 with a reception on Thursday, February 5 from 5-7 p.m.

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Company On Stage at COS

IN THE November 19 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



Company is the story of Robert (played by Valley actor Terry Lewis), and all of his married friends. Robert is in his mid thirties and still single, and his friends keep trying to tell him how great marriage is and that he needs to be married too.

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by Jessica Robles




The second show in the COS Art Gallery for the Fall 2014 semester features two artists, Kara Dunne and Mihyang Kim in East Meets West: Borderline Urban Nature. The show will run from September 30 through October 17 with an opening reception on Thursday, October 2 from 5-7 p.m.. The show features large delicate paintings and intimate prints and drawings.

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by Jessica Robles



The COS Art Gallery is back with a new schedule of exhibitions. Our first one of the Fall 2014 semester is Familia featuring works by COS art faculty member Francisco Alonzo. The show, which features large installations and paintings, will run August 26 through September 19 with an opening reception on Thursday, August 28 from 5-7 p.m. in the COS Art Gallery.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



This past weekend I had the opportunity to see The Mystery of Edwin Drood presented by the College of the Sequoias Theatre department in Visalia. I must say I had no idea what to expect, but was drawn in by the title and the cast. It turned out to be a delightful evening of theatre.

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COS Art Gallery: Layered Perspectives

IN THE March 15 ISSUE

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by Jessica Robles


The month of March is Women’s History Month. In honor of this, the COS Art Gallery will feature three female artists in the upcoming exhibit, Layered Perspectives featuring works by Lisa Occhipinti, Jessie Hornbrook and COS’s own Laura Melancon. The show will open March 11 and run through April 2, 2014 with a reception held on Thursday, March 13 from 5-7 p.m. (At press time the reception has already taken place)

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by Jessica Robles



The COS Art Gallery is installing its last exhibition for the fall semester: What’s Up Where? A Sampling of Prints, Drawings and Collaborations from the Harcos – Huneke Collection. The show contains just a fraction of works from the collection of Julie Harcos and Jack Huneke who run Stonehouse Residency for the Contemporary Arts in Miramonte, CA. The show will run from November 5 through December 6 with an opening reception on Thursday, November 7 from 5-7 p.m. in the Kaweah Building Room 214.

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Midsummer Night’s Dream On Stage At COS

IN THE October 16 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This past weekend, Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream opened on stage at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia. We took a moment this weekend to chat with director Chris Mangels about the show.

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by Jessica Robles



This October, the College of the Sequoias Art Gallery will be presenting the exhibition Utopia : Dystopia featuring works by Erik Waterkotte and Aaron S. Coleman. Using their backgrounds in printmaking, each artist creates layered imagery that deals with a variety of social, religious and political issues of our modern day society. The Exhibition will run from October 1 through October 25 with a reception on Thursday, October 3 from 5-7 p.m. in the Kaweah building on the College of the Sequoias campus in Room 214. As always, the reception is FREE and open to the public.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


Once again, we are pointing the spotlight on one of the Valley’s many talented actors. This time we are profiling Fresno actor Brian Pucheu, whom we recently had the pleasure of seeing on stage at COS as Jekyll & Hyde.

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by Aime Rangel



The COS Art Department is eagerly preparing our last gallery show of the spring 2013 semester, The Annual Juried Student Exhibition. Throughout the school year, the COS Art Gallery features artwork created by professional artists from California and the United States. However, from April 16 – May 10 COS students will have the opportunity to get their feet wet with what it is like to have their work featured on the gallery walls.

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Jekyll & Hyde: On Stage At COS

IN THE March 20 ISSUE

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



In 1886, Robert Louis Stevenson wrote a short novella, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, about a man who was beside himself, couldn’t get along with himself, was chemically split into two personalities: a good doctor, and a murderous, licentious monster. It was inspired by the 1700s figure William Brodie: cabinetmaker and city councilman by day, burglar and gang leader by night. According to legend, Stevenson wrote it in less than a week, burned the manuscript, then reconstructed it over the next two months. Jekyll and Hyde have become society’s shorthand for a person with two conflicting sides to his character.

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