Body Parts art show
Bluebird Imaging presents what it dubs “a unique are exhibit” featuring nine of the region’s most innovative artists in a 10-week show through Nov. 1. An Opening Event on Friday, Aug. 12, and an Artists Event on Saturday, Aug. 13 will each run from 5-7 p.m. and feature live music, wine and appetizers.
Artists in the show include Dana Ellis, Elizabeth Kenneday, Kendra Knight, Taylor Kumlue, Lori Michelon, Margaret Palchak, Kristen Schipke, Carla Spencer and Laurel Stanford.
Bluebird is located in the Mammoth Industrial Park at 123 Commerce Drive, Studio C-6. Info: 760.924.0316 or www.bluebirdimaging.com.
More drilling at Shady Rest
As part of plans to explore for geothermal resources, Mammoth Pacific LP will complete the drilling of an exploratory well, 12-25, started in the fall of 2010 approximately ½ miles north of Mammoth Lakes, Calif., near Shady Rest Park. One well was completed last summer, 14-25. Mammoth Pacific will begin the project this month. The environmental analysis and permitting for the well was completed as part of the Environmental Assessment for the Upper Basalt Geothermal Exploration Project EA Number CA-170-05-04 (prepared by BLM with USFS as a cooperating agency). USFS manages the land and BLM processes the geothermal leases and permits.
Access to the drill site will be via the Sawmill Cutoff Road and every effort will be made to avoid conflicts with other users of the area.
For more information, visit www.mammothpacific.com.
Mammoth Follies casting call
It’s been awhile, but some longtime locals might remember the Mammoth Follies, which according to former troupe member Lionel Burt “ran about 400 years ago for two years in June Lake, two seasons in Mammoth and one season in Snowmass/Aspen.”
Well, Burt recently announced that the Follies are making a comback and looking for new talent. The revue is a “hysterical, historical musical/comedy romp through the ’70s and ’80s ski scene.” The idea is for the Follies to play during the ski season at the Mammoth Lakes Performing Arts Center, 542 Old Mammoth Rd., across from the Police Station, once and perhaps twice weekly, based on demand.
Burt said the group is looking for musicians, singers, dancers and actors. There may even be a small stipend involved, too.
OOOh … Ooolation! Is back
Perennial favorites the Ooolation! Singers will perform on the patio at the U.S. Forest Service Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center in Lee Vining this Friday, Aug 5, at 7 p.m. Hear folk-inspired choir music from the great outdoors performed by the the teenage and young adult members of Ooolation. The group is made up of singers from across the country, who live in the mountains above the Mono Basin for two intense weeks of singing, percussion and performance study.
Admission is free, but arrive early to get a seat or bring your own chair. More info: call 760.647.6331 or 760.209.3018.
ESLT’S Crowley Family Day
Join the Eastern Sierra Land Trust for Family Day at the ESLT’s Crowley Hilltop Preserve, from 9-11 a.m. Bring the whole family to explore the property, which hosts five different species of pine trees, great views and important wildlife habitats. Learn the plants, play games, look for animal tracks and signs, drink pine needle tea and make nature art.
Info and sign up: call Hillary at 760.873.4554 or email Hillary@eslt.org.