Saturday, Oct. 15, will mark the 27th celebration of the Santa Clarita Artists’ Association. The Art Classic Gala will be held in Hart Hall, William S. Hart Park in Newhall, from 1:30-5 pm. The exhibit will be open for free public viewing on Saturday from 10-1 pm and Sunday, Oct. 16th from 10-4 pm.
Guests at the Gala will be entertained by Jimmy Carnelli (http://www.jimmycarnellientertainment.com). Carnelli worked in a variety of live, recorded and televised performances with artists such as Chuck Negron, Mike Pinera, John Forgerty, Kenny Nolan, Spencer Davis, Danny Gans, Wolfman Jack, Bobby Kimbal and the Los Angeles Raiders Big Band.
Between the years of 1996 thru 2011, Carnelli was the drummer for legendary pianist Roger Williams, playing live with Roger’s traditional sextet as well as with over 40 symphonies across the United States. He was featured on Williams’ live recording of Pop Goes the Ivories released in 2000.
Santa Clarita resident Carnelli has been a freelance Los Angeles recording and live performance vocalist/drummer/percussionist professional since 1979. His experience covers a broad range of musical endeavors including live performance, studio recording, composition and musical direction. He also has vast experience in the sales and contracting corporate and private events.
“Complimentary beverages, hors d’oeuvres and desserts will be served. A fun Silent Auction will be available with artwork and other wonderful items for purchase,” said Cathy King, Art Classic chairperson. “Awards for the best art will be presented in multiple categories. Proceeds from this Gala will go to art scholarships for SCV high school and college students.”
Tickets for the Gala on Saturday are $25 each and are available on-line at santaclaritaartists.org or call Cathy King at 661-607-6638.