Saturday at the Performing Arts Center is all about guitars, with a special afternoon workshop followed by an evening concert.
The 8 p.m. concert features The 4 Guitars, with Dave Drury playing jazz, Joey Patenaude playing blues and rock, and David Crabtree and Dick Weissman playing folk music. Tickets are $10, $7 and $5 and are available in advance at Old Town Framing in Astoria, Clatsop Community College South County Campus in Seaside, and the college library on the Astoria campus and at the PAC box office one hour at 7 p.m.
The four-hour workshop, "Guitar Summit," is 1 to 5 p.m. at the PAC. Participants get one hour with each instructor:
Dick Weissman: folk and 12- string guitar techniques, composition and improvisation.
David Crabtree: classical guitar - building good technical foundation, hand positions, studies, etc.
David Drury: jazz guitar. The role of guitar in a combo or orchestra. Developing a concept of rhythm, pick style technique vs. finger style. The literature of jazz guitar.
Joey Patenaude: blues and rock. Playing with rhythm section. The different functions and techniques of acoustic and electric guitar.
A $20 fee for the workshop includes an evening concert ticket. Register at 338-2408 or sign up a half hour before the workshop, space permitting.
Those attending the workshop or concert may view an exhibit in the lobby, "Art Inspired by Music." It features original work by Jennifer Goodenberger, calligraphy by John Rippey, mixed media collage by Grant Wood, digital photography by Kathleen Paino, and traditional photography by Heidie Johnson and JoAnne Cremer.
The events are presented by Clatsop Community College's Continuing Education and Arts and Ideas as part of its Musicians and Songwriters Expo.