Now streaming: the September episode of ‘The Munro Review on CMAC’

Don’t miss Episode 24 of “The Munro Review on CMAC,” which premiered Monday. It features two great story packages:

• We celebrate the Fresno Art Museum’s summer-fall lineup of exhibitions with an in-studio visit from museum executive director Michele Ellis Pracy. She talks about the Council of 100 exhibition, featuring honored woman artist Heather Wilcoxon; and Carmen Hoyos and her playful installation in the museum lobby and outside garden area. Plus: We have an in-depth field report shot at the museum featuring artist Nick Potter, whose new exhibition, “Constructed Utopias,” is getting a lot of attention.

•  Selma Arts Center is promising a “Beauty and the Beast” with a slightly different sensibility than what you might be used to in other community theater productions. The show features three in-studio guests with lots to say: Emma DenBesten, who plays Beauty; Aaron Pierce, who plays the Beast; and Jessica Meredith, who plays Mrs. Potts. Plus: Meredith sings a gorgeous version of the title song.

And, I recap some of what I covered in August and preview more events that you can look forward to in September. Here’s the episode:

It’s hard to believe, but this episode is No. 24, which means that Kyle Lowe, Lisa Talley and I have been doing this series for TWO YEARS! Thank you to them and the dozens of guests, hundreds of crew members and the CMAC support staff for making it happen.


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Covering the arts online in the central San Joaquin Valley and beyond. Lover of theater, classical music, visual arts, the literary arts and all creative endeavors. Former Fresno Bee arts critic and columnist. Graduate of Columbia University and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Excited to be exploring the new world of arts journalism.

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