May 5, 2019
CONVERSATIONS AT THE CULVER WITH LUIS FUERTE
In conversation this Cinco de Mayo, Luis Fuerte will take us on the road highlighting twelve exciting years with Huell Howser in the Golden State. This event will take place Sunday, May 5, at 1:30 p.m., at the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts downtown, located at 3824 Main Street, Riverside.
Based on his own experiences, award-winning Luis Fuerte dives into the memories of people and places of the making of California’s Gold with his book, Louie, Take a Look at This!: My Time with Huell Howser (Prospect Park Books, 2017). The book is as truly remarkable as the duo’s adventures in California and their beloved on screen chemistry. In an embracing of the dissimilarities of Fuerte and Howser's personalities and backgrounds, Fuerte shows diversity at its best, as in his eyes it’s the strength behind their fantastic match. Also, stories of everyday people and those working behind the scenes reveal the special personal elements that make up the legendary look at California and its true riches.
“I loved to shoot for Huell and was always happy to see my name next to his on the assignment sheet. In fact, it was my work on one of the Videologs I shot for Huell that inspired him to ask me to be his cameraman on California’s Gold,” says Luis Fuerte in Louie, Take a Look at This! “I came to realize that he was genuinely and deeply interested in the people he interviewed and their personal stories. He was truly fascinated with his discoveries, from the stupendous to the downright ordinary. They all mattered to him.”
About Luis Fuerte
Luis Fuerte is the five-time Emmy-award-winning former cameraman for the Huell Howser show California's Gold. The son of a Mexican immigrant, Fuerte was born in San Bernardino, CA and became a cameraman after two years in the US Navy and learning TV engineering at L.A. Valley College. After 48 years in television, he's now retired and lives with his wife in Rialto, CA.
Presentation will be followed by light refreshments, book sales, and signing. This event is free and open to the public.
FIRST SUNDAY STORYTELLING WITH KAREN RAE KRAUT
Catch the last storytelling event of the season! On May 5, from 2-2:30 p.m., the amazing Karen Rae Kraut will perform at the Riverside Art Museum downtown, located at 3425 Mission Inn Avenue.
As days grow longer we remember how “Grandmother Spider Brings the Light.” Karen Rae Kraut will also treat audiences to the rollicking tale of “How the Hare Drank Boiling Water and Married the Beautiful Princess.” Season finale will conclude with a celebration of hare’s victory in music, song and dance. Everyone’s invited to join in!
“Riveting,..children were spellbound! Their eyes were popping out of their heads and they wriggled (appropriately) in their seats.” —Marion Mitchell-Wilson, Inlandia Institute
“The kids talked about your show for days!” —Jenny Wren, Hollydale Library
“Thank you for the wonderful performance! I can see why people are so entranced with you! You’re
fabulous!” —Nell Ramsay, Beaumont District Library
About Karen Rae Kraut
Karen Rae Kraut is an award-winning family performing artist, storyteller, variety entertainer, comedienne, singer, teaching artist and workshop presenter. Her shows include adaptations of world folktales, music, songs, movement, and her own special brand of audience participation. She has performed for school, library, and community audiences since 1990 from California to East Tennessee.