Local events for the week of Jan. 20-26
Through Feb. 10 / Fresno State Conley Art Gallery / www.csufresno.edu/artanddesign/gallery / Free
In creating her time-consuming paper scroll “paintings,” the Baltimore-based, Iranian-born artist Hadieh Shafie marks the significance of process, repetition and time. She’s joined by photographer Kirkman Amyx, painter Richard Bruland and ceramic artist Roger Lee in the 2012 Artist Invitational at Fresno State’s Conley Art Gallery. The theme of the exhibition is work that implies an obsessive or repetitive process. Artist lectures will be 3-5 p.m. and a reception 5-8 p.m. Jan. 24.
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 10-7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays Jan. 23-Feb. 16 / Fresno City College Art Space Gallery / www.fresnocitycollege.edu, (559) 442-4600 ext. 8909 / Free
Fresno artist Jean Ray Laury, who died in March at age 82, was a key national figure in the renaissance of quilting during the 1970s and 1980s and an internationally known fiber artist and author. Her work will be celebrated in a new exhibition, “One Woman’s Work,” at Fresno City College.
7 p.m. Jan. 25 / Warnors Theatre, 1400 Fulton St. / $10-$25 / (559) 264-2848
Christian alt-rockers Superchick arrive in Fresno on Wednesday night for a show at Warnors Theatre.
The band — a six-piece with a female lead singer — has been compared to No Doubt. Superchick’s music is more of a high-energy pop/rock.
Introducing: The Germ
7 p.m. Jan. 26 / Windsong Productions, 7676 N. Palm Ave., Ste. 104 / Free / www.thegerm.org
The Germ is a new community film gathering, which aims to inspire local filmmakers.
Windsong Productions, the team behind the project, provides a nugget of inspiration (aka “The Germ”) and basic requirements, then filmmakers get busy. At the end, everybody comes together to eat, drink and watch the films, like they’ll be doing Thursday night at the first Germ unveiling.
The public is invited, too.
This time, the theme is “red,” but the color red can’t appear anywhere in the film. Films are required to be less than three minutes.
7 p.m. Jan. 21 / 6622 N. Maroa Ave. / www.fresnojewishfilm.orgfresnojewishfilm.org, (559) 439-9638 / $8
When a neo-Nazi white supremacist skinhead is accused of the brutal beating of an East Indian dishwasher, a liberal public defense attorney must struggle past his own preconceptions of the disturbed young man in the film “Steel Toes.” This latest offering from the Fresno Jewish Film Series will feature Richard Novak, an Encino attorney who has represented numerous criminal defendants in death penalty proceedings, as a guest speaker before the film.
7:30 p.m. Jan. 26 / Unitarian Universalist Church, 2672 E. Alluvial Ave., Clovis / $15-$25 / (559) 307-3610, www.fresnofolklore.orgfresnofolklore.org
John McCutcheon — a favorite among the Fresno folks fans — returns Thursday night for another concert put on by the Fresno Folklore Society.
McCutcheon is a certified folk star, who is beloved by fans and critics alike.
He’s mastered a dozen traditional instruments, released 30 recordings and been nominated for seven Grammys.
Tickets cost $25 at the door, $20 in advance or for Folklore Society members or $15 for students.
Fulton 55 turns 1
8:30 p.m. Jan. 20 / Fulton 55, 875 Divisadero St. / Free / www.fulton55.com, (559) 412-7400
Well, it’s about time we stop calling Fulton 55 the new concert venue downtown.
Tonight, the swanky, two-story music club celebrates its first year in business with a free show from some local favorites.
40 Watt Hype, Patrick Contreras and Doc’s Holiday will play. Contreras, you might remember, played the grand opening of the club, which is at the corner of Divisadero and Fulton streets in Fresno’s growing Mural District.