Top 5 Arts Events for January 2-8: Jerusafunk, Seriously Humorous Art Quilts, Don Bluth & More

Niki D'AndreaDecember 2016
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#2: “The Rose that Grew from Concrete” Photography Show at Olney Gallery at Trinity Cathedral, January 2

Inspired by the Tupac Shakur poem, “The Rose that Grew from Concrete” features the photographs of local black women artists Talima Flores-Allah, Dee Dee Woods, Shaunte’ Glover and Clottee Hammons. Their images convey the spirit captured in the Shakur poem – perseverance in the face of hardships. Free. Opens January 2 and runs through January 25 at Olney Gallery at Trinity Cathedral. www.facebook.com/events/1226250387467141/

#3: “In Stitches: Seriously Humorous Art Quilts Year XXI” at Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery, through January 7
This annual juried quilt exhibit, now in its 21st year, features the finest fun quilts created by local artists around a theme. This year’s theme was humor, and artists were asked to create something that conveyed humor from a non-traditional perspective. The result is an assortment of vibrant colors and curious shapes on a variety of quilts, all chosen by juror Marla Hattabaugh, an acclaimed quilter who has shown her work in exhibitions around the world. Visit website for times and admission prices. The exhibition opened November 18, 2016 and runs through January 7 at Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery. chandlercenter.org

Seriously Humorous Art Quilts#4: Extreme Acoustic Guitar at Musical Instrument Museum, January 5
Six-string strummers Bill Dutcher, Chuck Hall and Stan Storenson perform a stunning concert on acoustic guitars. $23.50. 7:30 p.m. January 5 at Musical Instrument Museum Music Theatre. mim.org

#5: An Evening with Don Bluth at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre, January 7
Artist and director Don Bluth shares stories from his 50-plus year career in show business, which includes drawing for Disney and “The Secret of Nimh,” as well as working alongside luminaries like Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. $100. 7 p.m. January 7 at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre. donbluthfrontrowtheatre.com

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