The Seagull By Anton Chekhov A Free Theater Performance

The Art Theater of Davis will present its next show, “The Seagull,” outdoors at the Davis Cemetery under a full moon.

Performances are planned for 7 p.m.,

Saturday through Tuesday, May 6-9, at the cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road in Davis. The show is free. Seating is outdoors, first-come, first-served.

The May 7 performance will be preceded by a short talk with actors and artists from the production team, emceed by Andy Jones, poet laureate of Davis, beginning at 7 p.m. and lasting approximately 20 minutes. The show will immediately follow. Davis Media Access will record the performance on May 9.

The unusual performance schedule, spaced a month apart, is designed around the expected full moon that will be visible in the sky during the performances.
Timothy Nutter, artistic director of Art Theater of Davis, is co-producing this show with Kristi Dvorak, community outreach director at the Davis Cemetery.

“We think the cemetery can be a great venue for outdoor theater, and we’re hoping this event can help more people in Davis see the cemetery and its arboretum as a destination generally,” Nutter said.

“We’re also arranging to set up the seating risers and theater chairs (as at Third Space) out on the lawn behind the gallery so that people will have a comfortable place from which to watch the play.”

Thanks to a grant from the Davis Civic Arts Program, the Art Theater of Davis is able to pay the 12 actors and other staff small stipends for their work on this show.

This classic Russian play from 1896 mixes comedy and drama, bringing to life a dozen contrasting characters on a country estate at the turn of the century.

In “The Seagull,” Anton Chekhov dramatizes the conflict of generations by setting two successful and conservative artists — Irina Nikolayevna Arkadina and Boris Trigorin — against two young, idealistic, aspiring artists — Konstantin Gavrilovich and Nina Zarechnaya.

“We are lucky to have many fine actors working with us on this show,” Nutter said.

ATD stalwarts will recognize Lisa Halko, in the role of Arkadina, who was most recently seen with ATD as Aline in “The Master Builder.” Shane Osterhoudt, Moliére in “Impromptu,” will play Konstantin, Arkadina’s son. Joaquin Murrieta and Veronica Jarboe, both new to ATD, will play Trigorin and Nina.

“In typical Chekhovian fashion, these characters are complemented by a net of family, friends and servants, whose interlocking relationships deflect, interrupt and complicate the central plot line,” Nutter said.

Completing the ensemble will be Jennifer McSpadden as Polina, Phillip Stommel as Dr. Dorn, Kevin Toole as Sorin, Megan McMullan as Masha, Nathaniel Sternbergh as Medvedenko, Geoffrey Albrecht as Shamraev, Pietro Bolla as Yakov and Scarlet O’Connor as the Maid.

This show will feature original music composed by Jonathan Favero. Costumes will be designed by Joanna Johnson and Tim Kerbavaz will serve as technical director.

As in past productions, the show will use an original translation/adaptation of Chekhov’s script, which Nutter wrote with the assistance of Marina Shatskikh, a student of Russian literature at UC Davis.

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting Agenda April 19, 2017

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting Agenda

 

Date:               04/19/2017                               

Time:              4:00 PM          

Location:         820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

 

Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Stephen Souza, Vice Chairperson Bill Marshall, Board members: Dennis Dingemans, Marilyn Mansfield, Larry Dean.

 

Approval of agenda

 

Public comment:

Opportunity for members of the public to address the Davis Cemetery District Board on issues related to Davis Cemetery District business but which do not appear on the agenda. The Davis Cemetery District Board reserves the right to impose a reasonable time limit afforded to any one topic or to any individual speaker.

 

 

Announcements:

 

Approval of minutes:  March 15, 2017

 

Consent calendar: None

 

Correspondence:  None

 

Superintendent’s Report : written and verbal

 

Community Outreach Report :  written and verbal

 

Financial Report:  Financial statements

 

Old Business:     1. LAFCO Review update, if available.

  1.   Reservation for possible maintenance pathway.

 

New Business:     1. Budget Subcommittee.

  1. Election of Trustees.

 

 

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

 

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, April 14, 2017 at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Joe Cattarin, Superintendent.

 

 

Call to Artists “Summertime” Group Art Exhibition this May 2017

Calling all artists, Gallery 1855 is holding an open call for our non-juried group exhibition “Summertime”.  We will be shaking off our winter doldrums with this new group exhibition which will run from May 1st-May 30th.
A party and artist reception will be held May 21st from 1-4 pm.  This show will be open to all ages and to professionals and amateurs. Submit work that illustrated the theme whether that be travel, heat, farmers markets, friends and family.

Work must be delivered and be ready to be hung by April 28th. Please contact Kristi Dvorak at cemcod@dcn.org for more information.

Gallery 1855 is a non-profit gallery featuring a number of internationally recognized artists each year. We are located on the historic grounds of the Davis Cemetery District at 820 Pole Line Road, Davis, Ca. More information can be found at www.daviscemetery.org

Memorial Tree and Garden Program

Memorial Tree Program:

In 2012, the Davis Cemetery District became a level II accredited arboretum with the Morton Arboretum. A level II accreditation means the Davis Cemetery Arboretum contains over 100 trees and woody plant species as well as numerous gardens. The memorial tree and garden programs enable us to continue to keep the Davis Cemetery as a place of natural beauty and quiet reflection for the benefit of all our visitors. Individuals, families and organizations may participate through one of the following programs.

General Arboretum Donation: A tax deductible donation in any amount will help ensure regular care of Davis Cemetery Arboretum’s beautiful trees and gardens.

Memorial Tree Programs: The Memorial Tree Program provides two ways to honor the memory of deceased family members and friends while enhancing and maintaining the natural beauty of the Davis Cemetery Arboretum for the enjoyment of the living.

  • Plant a Tree: For a donation of $1000, a new tree will be planted in Davis Cemetery District. The cemetery staff will assist you with site and species selection. Trees must be suitable for our climate and cemetery aesthetic. A 4”x 2” memorial plaque will be placed near the tree for the life of the tree.
  • Adopt a Tree: For a donation of $300, you may select an established tree from those within the common areas of the cemetery to be dedicated to the memory of the person you wish to honor. A memorial plaque will be placed on the tree for a period of three years and can later be renewed.

Garden Sponsorship: The grounds have been beautified with a collection of drought-resistant gardens. We have a collection of 150+ plant species of native and California adapted plants uniquely suited for Yolo County’s climate, soil and water. These drought resistant plants use minimal water, have few issues with pests or diseases, are a source of food for hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies, and enhance the grounds with their beauty. For $150.00 donation you can sponsor the maintenance and creation of gardens.

Your Donation is Tax Deductible: Your gift will be tax deductible to the extent permitted by law, and you will receive a written acknowledgment of your donation from the Foundation. For further information regarding tax deductibility, you should contact your tax advisor.

 

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting Agenda 2/22/17

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting

Agenda

Date:                           2/22/2017 Rescheduled from 2/15/2017                      

Time:                         4:00 PM         

Location:       820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

 

Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Stephen Souza, Vice Chairperson Bill Marshall, Board members: Dennis Dingemans, Marilyn Mansfield, Larry Dean.

 

Approval of agenda

 

Public comment:

Opportunity for members of the public to address the Davis Cemetery District Board on issues related to Davis Cemetery District business but which do not appear on the agenda. The Davis Cemetery District Board reserves the right to impose a reasonable time limit afforded to any one topic or to any individual speaker.

 

Announcements:

 

Approval of minutes: January 18,2016

 

Consent calendar: None

 

Correspondence: None

 

Superintendent’s Report : written and verbal

 

Community Outreach Report : written and verbal

 

Financial Report: Financial statements

 

Old Business: LAFCO Review update, by Christi Postlethwaite.

New Business: 1. Professional Services : H.R. Procedures.

  1. Board Secretary Duties.
  2. Budget Subcommittee possibility.

 

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

 

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, Janaury17, 2017 at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Joe Cattarin, Superintendent.

Valentine’s Day Flower Pots

 

Family and friends of loved ones buried at the Davis Cemetery District can order a special potted plant to be placed on their gravesites this Valentine’s Day. Each arrangement will feature vibrant Bellisima Red English daisy in a beautiful environmentally friendly four-inch Ecoform pot. These cheerful seasonal blooms will be a symbol of friendship and affection for those who cannot be with use during this season of love. The flowers arrangements follow the cemetery safety and décor guidelines.

 

Proceeds from the project will go to the continuous care and restoration of the historic community cemetery at 820 Pole Line Road.

 

Valentine flowerpots will cost $15.00 each or two for $20.00 and may be purchased by check or credit card. Orders will be taken until February 6th and cemetery staff will place the arrangements on the gravesites.

 

Orders may be placed by email at cemcod@dcn.org or by phone at 530-756-7807. More information can be found at www.daviscemetery.org.

Through the Lens of Teen: Da Vinci Charter School Exhibition

Gallery 1855 welcomes all to come see the magnificent photos taken by AP Photo Students at Da Vinci Charter Academy. “Through the Lens of a Teen” will be on exhibit throughout the month of January. A reception will be held Sunday, January 15th from 1-4:00pm. The show will feature multiple works from nine young photographers. The show will consist of both digital and silver gelatin prints and explore a variety of subject matters. All sales will go directly to the artists of the AP Da Vinci Art program.

The exhibit opens on January 2, reception Jan 15th and is open through rest of January. The gallery is located on 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, Ca. Come support the next generation of artists.

Inauguration of Peace, Unity, Heart & Spirit

Inauguration of Peace, Unity, Heart and Spirit will be held a the Davis Cemetery District Historic Hill on January 22, 2017 form 1-3:00pm. All are welcome. This is a cultural event to create a space for community building and to affirm the values of justice, humanity and care for the Earth. The ceremony will include Mayor Robb Davis, spiritual leaders, a variety of drummers from different regions, a nature mandala project and an information table.
Volunteers are welcome please contact Kristi Dvorak at cemcod@dcn.org
Organized by Ethnic Studies Professor Melissa M Moreno, Sandy Holman, Gloria Partida, Davis Phoenix Coalition, The Culture CO-OP and many more

Holiday Wreath Sales

Family and friends of loved ones buried at the Davis Cemetery District can order holiday wreaths to be placed on the graves this holiday season. The handmade wreaths will come with a choice of festive ribbon. The proceeds will go to the continuous care and restoration of the beautiful, historic community cemetery.

“We are offering this service for the first time after multiple requests from the community. It also gives those who do not reside in the area a chance to honor their loved ones during the holiday season” Joseph Cattarin Davis Cemetery District Superintendent.

Wreaths will cost twenty-five dollars and can be purchased by check or credit card. Orders will be taken until December 22nd and cemetery staff will place the wreaths on the gravesites.

Orders can be placed either by email at cemcod@dcn.org or by phone (530) 756-7807.   More information can be found at www.daviscemetery.org

 

 

List of Local Resources and Providers

Useful Links

Smith Funeral Chapel
116 “D” Street
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 758-5500

Blake’s Memorials
530-662-4265 (no storefront)
Cache Creek Monuments
339 County Rd. 98
Woodland, CA 95695
530-662-4450
Kurt Richter & Karl Neumann

Diamond Memorials
Butte House Road
Sutter, CA 95982
530-755-4989
Terilyn & Angel (speaks Cantonese and Mandarin)

Pugh Memorials231 West Main Street
Woodland, CA 95695
530-662-1251
Tom Keehn (owner)
Ruhkala Monument Co., Inc.
1001 Broadway
Sacramento, CA 95818
916-441-2846
800-917-3030

Sharer Monument Co., Inc.
4946 Watt Avenue #18
Sacramento, CA
916-925-4194
Weber’s Personalized Memorials
340 Industrial Way
Dixon, CA
707-693-0660
Woodland Funeral Chapel & Memorials
305 Cottonwood Street
Woodland, CA
530-666-4200
Mengali’s Florist
2 Main Street
Woodland, CA
530-666-7813

Strelitzia Flower Company
4614 Second Street
Davis, CA 95616
530-758-5050

 

Davis Historical Society