Diablo Fine Art Gallery to become cooperative. On June 1, the Diablo Fine Art Gallery will move from operation as a private gallery to a cooperative managed by the group that formerly ran the Lafayette Gallery for 17 years. The last show will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22, in the Palos Verdes Mall at Geary and Pleasant Hill roads, in Walnut Creek. All pieces will be reduced by at least 10 percent, and many close to half off. There are currently 25 artists displaying 125 pieces of paintings, sculpture, photography, carvings, digital art, and standing, three-dimensional pieces.
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ANTIOCH — Due to popular demand, Antioch Children’s Theatre has held over its production of “The Nutcracker” at the Viriginia J. Calisesi Studio Theatre, 512 W. Second St. The play, based on the famous ballet, will be presented at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Directed by Gabrilella V. Galarza, “The Nutcracker” is based on the classic ballet but tells the story through words rather than only dance and music. Tickets prices also have been reduced by $2 each. Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 children and students. For reservations or more information, call 925-354-9039.
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“A lot of people lost their sanity because of art,” says Mikhail Baryshnikov, sounding decidedly sane during a phone interview. “Art is divine madness. You have to be totally committed. A lot of people are blessed by talent, but being an artist is a disease, like any other psychological disorder. We’re all a bit crazy, trying to discover some secrets of art.”. Art and madness are the subjects of “Letter to a Man,” Baryshnikov’s solo performance piece inspired by the travails of Vaslav Nijinsky, the iconic Russian dancer who helped bring modernism to ballet in the early decades of the 20th century. Directed by the celebrated theatrical innovator Robert Wilson, the production explores the devastating six-week period in 1919 that saw the onset of Nijinsky’s schizophrenia, which the dancer chronicled in extraordinary diary entries.