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Full Circle Art store-gallery moving

Neighborhood Center of the Arts is closing its Full Circle Art store-gallery at the Fowler Center on Aug. 10.

“We’ve been at the Fowler Center for two years, but weren’t able to sell enough of the client artwork to pay for the rent,” said Ellen Persa, executive director of Neighborhood Center of the Arts, an arts, community and vocational program for adults with developmental disabilities.



The store will relocate to the center at 200 Litton Drive, Suite 212, Grass Valley. Persa wants to eventually share a storefront with a downtown Grass Valley business.

“If we could find another partnership, that would be fabulous,” she said. Some of the clients’ work is displayed at Mostly Clay in downtown Nevada City.




Full Circle Art has a 50 percent-off sale on all artwork and is selling office furniture and store equipment through Aug. 10. Sale hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Call 272-7287 for more information.

In other NCA news, final figures are not in yet, but Persa estimates about $5,000 was raised in the Bella Nota benefit on July 20 at Indian Springs Vineyards in Penn Valley.

Two more nights to catch “Into the Night, Faces”

Amber Jo Manuel, director of “Into the Night, Faces,” hopes the last two shows Friday and Saturday at 11 p.m. at Nevada Theatre attract good crowds.

That would show there is a demand for community-based collaborations, Manuel said. The production combines improvisational music by Sean Kerrigan, poetry from Moses Jones, stylized performances by local actors and paintings by painter Brian Lotti.

“Now more than ever, community artists are coming together to collaborate on creating cutting edge and innovative presentations throughout our community,” Manuel said. “There has been a recent resurgence of artists in the area that are reaching out and expressing themselves and their work in ways that have never been seen before in Nevada County.”

The experimental “Into the Night, Faces” is sponsored by Foothill Theatre Company and the Nevada Theatre Commission.


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