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Theater & Arts ‘All Too Human’ New art exhibit explores the emotional work of Mark Strickland Images courtesy of California State University San Bernardino What does it mean to be human? This question is at the center of a new exhibition at The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art at the Cal State San Bernardino campus, featuring the deeply emotional and moving artworks of southern California artist Mark Strickland. All Too Human: The Art of Mark Strickland will highlight the artist’s lifelong exploration of the human condition including both the flaws in human nature resulting in tragedies and falls and the enduring human spirit, dignity, and compassion. Strickland first began his lifelong study of humanity at UCLA where he earned his B.A. in psychology. Finding the field to be too academic, he turned to art as a way to express himself and find answers to the burning questions he had about the world around him. Why is there such a duality between the cruel, evil and tragic things that plague our lives and the compassion, kindness and hope that humanity is so capable of? Much of his work focuses on investigating what he considers the “forgotten society” – such as the homeless, elderly, or ill – but also incorporates grander scale concepts such as immigration, the American dream, or the Holocaust. Strickland’s findings are displayed through dramatic, large scale paintings and intensely ALL TOO HUMAN: The Art of Mark Strickland is on display at The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art. realistic sculptures that reveal a message of great hope amidst the suffering. All Too Human: The Art of Mark Strickland is on display now through May 19. An artist talk will be held in conjunction with the exhibition on Thursday, April 19, 6-8 p.m. ABOUT RAFFMA The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art is a nationally recognized museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The only accredited art museum in San Bernardino, RAFFMA has accumulated a permanent collection of nearly 1,200 objects focusing on Egyptian antiquities, ceramics, and contemporary art. Located at Cal State San Bernardino, RAFFMA houses the largest permanent and public display of Egyptian art in Southern California. General admission to the museum is free. Suggested donation is $3. Parking at Cal State San Bernardino is $6 per vehicle and $3 on weekends. The museum is open Monday – Wednesday and Saturday 10am-5pm, Thursday noon – 8pm and closed Friday and Sunday. For more information, call (909) 537-7373 or visit the RAFFMA website at IER THE ART OF MARK STRICKLAND: Raising of Consciousness, 2005. Oil on canvas, 96x288in. 20 March, 2018 Inland Entertainment Review

Theater & Arts Temecula Valley Symphony To Feature ‘Classical Mystery Tour’ The Symphony continues its 2018 season with Classical Mystery Tour, Mediterranean Odyssey, and Champions The world’s premier Beatles Tribute, “Classical Mystery Tour,” will perform its twohour show joined by Temecula Valley Symphony on March 17 at 2pm. They’ve performed with many major symphonies throughout the world and now Classical Mystery Tour is coming to Temecula! The four musicians in Classical Mystery Tour look and sound just like The Beatles, but Classical Mystery Tour is more than just a rock concert. The show presents more than two dozen Beatles tunes performed exactly as they were originally recorded. Hear “Penny Lane” with a live trumpet section, experience the beauty of “Yesterday” with an acoustic guitar and string quartet, enjoy the classical/rock blend on “I Am the Walrus,” and relish the cascading crescendos on “A Day in the Life.” From early Beatles music on through the solo years, Classical Mystery Tour is the best of The Beatles like you’ve never heard them before. You might say it’s the best show the Beatles never did! Tickets are $35, $40, and $50. The event takes place at Golden Bears Theater at Temecula Valley High School, 31555 Rancho Vista Rd.. MEDITERRANEAN ODYSSEY “Mediterranean Odyssey” will feature the Spanish dance duo Flamenco del Sol on April 14, at 2pm performing to España Cañi and Lady of Spain. The program includes Casablan- Continued on page 22 March, 2018 Inland Entertainment Review 21

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