Visual and performing arts events set to unfold in Modesto


The Arts Modesto, A Collaboration, is a shining example of community arts organizations working together. Once a month, Opera Modesto, The Mistlin Art Gallery, Prospect Theater Project, Modesto Unplugged, Red Tie Arts, Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry (MoSt) and The State Theater will send an email with information about upcoming events presented by the seven organizations.

Here are some scheduled program entries, with February shaping up to be a busy month for entertainment.

Prospect Theater Project

my favorite wife

By Bella Spewack and Sam Spewack

Saturday February 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Based on the 1940 film, the Screen Directors’ Playhouse radio adaptation starred original cast members Cary Grant and Irene Dunne. Ellen Arden arrives seven years after being given up for dead in a shipwreck to find her husband Nick who has just remarried Bianca. A delighted Nick tries awkwardly to gently break the news to Bianca. But before he can, comes an unpleasant surprise – the news that Ellen has spent all seven years on a desert island with fellow survivor Burkett. Nick jealously tries to find out the truth. Hilarious confusion reigns before Nick chooses his favorite woman.


Modesto Stanislaus Poetry Center

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The next Tuesday second reading will be February 8 at 7 p.m. Featured poets are Kelly Cressio-Moeller and John Sibley Williams and an open mic will follow the featured poets.

Reading of the Poetry On Sunday series will continue on February 13 at 2 p.m. Join host Gary Thomas and star readers Heather Altfeld and Troy Jollimore.

MoSt Poetry Book Club will meet on February 23 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss Dust Bowl Venus by Stella Beratlis. You can borrow a copy of the book from the Modesto Stanislaus Library lending desk.

MoSt will hold its annual workshop on February 26. The featured poet and workshop facilitator will be poet Danusha Lameris. More information is coming, but mark this day in your diary.

mist gallery

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Speech of silence

Open from February 1 to 26

Internationally acclaimed Iraqi artist, Saadi al Kaabi, says: “In my works, elements of form and symbols intertwine with the colors of the earth, creating the balance between intellectual, rationalistic and physical values ​​within of a central core, which is the human being. Al Kaabi was born in Iraq in 1937. The characters featured in Al Kaabi’s works are complex and provocative images that witnessed the deep compassion of a desert man who clung to the values ​​and principles of its own beliefs while suffering aggression, sieges, looting and oppression, all of which threatened its human existence. Join Saadi for an opening reception on Friday, February 4 at 7 p.m. or at Art Walk on Thursday, February 17.

Family-friendly art studios resume every second on Saturday, February 12, from noon to 4 p.m. The studio will have paper and other materials to make your own valentines. Any age is welcome. Come for $5 per person.

Student exhibition to come in March; prepare this student work for the show. The reception of the works of art will take place on February 25 and 26. Prizes will be awarded in seven age and media categories. Information at


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