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Gilbert artist takes fi rst prize Children’s choir
Gilbert artist and watercolorist Sandra Neumann
Wilderman was awarded a fi rst place ribbon and
cash prize at the 2009 “Art at the Red House” Art
The newly formed Chandler Children’s Choir
Festival on the grounds of the Petersen House
will perform its last concert of the season entitled
Museum in Tempe.
“A May Day Celebration!” at 7:30 p.m. Fri., May
The three judges were former students of
1 at the Trinity Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt St. in
Tom Harter, who was an ASU art professor for
38 years and lived in the Petersen House from
Under the direction Aimee Stewart of Chandler,
1951-1968, which he considered “to be the most
productive of his art career.”
the choir will sing music by Henry Purcell, Ralph
The judges were Carla Lee Meibohm-Langille,
Vaughan Williams, Aaron Copland and Benjamin
a long time educator, who also established an art
Britten. They will be joined by guest artist and
school in Palos Verdes, CA, owned an art gallery
Chandler resident, fl utist Pamela Watson-Brown of
and has exhibited her work in California, Arizona
the Phoenix Symphony.
and Italy. Miron “Spike” Webster taught for many
WINNER: Sandra Neumann Wilderman of Gilbert won top prize at
the Petersen House Museum art festival recently.
This choir rehearses in Chandler and includes 44
years in Phoenix, and developed the ceramics
children ages 7 to 13 from Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe,
department in Northern Arizona University. His work is in the permanent collection of the ASU, The
Queen Creek, Mesa and Ahwatukee. Auditions
Heard Museum, and the Phoenix Art Museum. His wife, Carol Webster, taught arts and crafts in the Mesa
for next season will be held Fri., May 22. For
more information, call Becky at 480-940-3343 or
To see Wilderman’s award-winning watercolor and acrylic paintings, visit her studio at Art on Boston
Gallery at 11 W. Boston St., Suite 1 in historic downtown Chandler.
Shop Chic Boutique
‘Wicked’ tickets on sale now
Check out more than 35 vendors at a Shop Chic
Boutique from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., April 25 in
Broadway’s most celebrated blockbuster, “Wicked,” returns to Arizona after four years from July 1
through 26. Tickets go on sale at 8 a.m. Sat., April 18 in person only at the ASU Gammage box offi ce and
A percentage of the sales will be donated to
will be available by phone or online at 10 a.m.
breast cancer research in the name of Michelle
Those waiting in line enjoy free entertainment, activities and food. The fi rst 96 people to purchase
Hufford, and there will be a drawing for a $50 gift
tickets at the box offi ce receive a free “Wicked” T-shirt, while supplies last.
“Wicked” is a prequel to “The Wizard of Oz,” which tells the story of two girls who meet in the Land of
The event will be held at 2677 E. Haymore Ct. in
Oz and become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch.
Gilbert, west of Higley off Riggs Road.
Tickets range from $32 to $133.50, limit eight per customer. To order tickets, call the box offi ce at
For a list of vendors, visit their website at
480-965-3434 or visit www.ticketmaster.com
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