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December 20, 2004 // UPDATED 4:55 pm - April 25, 2007
By: Anna Pratt
Anna Pratt

'Groveland Gallery Group Show'

If you couldn't make it to every exhibit at the Groveland Gallery, this group forgives you: here's a review of this year's artists with some of their latest works.

Trek through prairie or forest scenes, crowded residential streets or quiet city sidewalks. Trudge through muddy marshes or pluck a flower from the wistful countryside. See birch tree vespers or kings "duke" it out. Go grocery shopping for Saran-Wrapped fruit, or buy a magical realist house.

These still-lifes and landscapes transform the ordinary into the poignant. Note how each painter interprets the competition between light and dark, rendering their subjects with delicacy or a heavy hand -- all revealing the poetry of a minute preserved in paint.

Thru Jan. 15, Tuesday-Friday noon-5 p.m., Saturday noon-4 p.m. Closed Friday-Saturday Dec. 24-25 and Saturday Jan. 1. Groveland Gallery, 25 Groveland Terrace, Free. 377-7800.

'Acme Showcase'

Stressed-out shoppers can head over to Acme for a little R and R. In this showcase, several local comedians will take the stage to flex their observational comedy muscles -- the "What is going on there?" type of funny.

Just like the eye of a painter, these comics show a watchful eye as they splay real-life events/occurrences and baldly talk about things that embarrass them or make them happy with such skill that you might not know which is which.

Dec. 21-23, Tuesday-Thursday 8 p.m. Acme Comedy Company, 708 N. 1st St. $13-$25 (with dinner). 338-6393.