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Chester Progressive, Westwood PinePress Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011 3A Countywide arts tour to have stops at Almanor APT IV[ATTERS JAN COX September is another excit- ing month for the arts in the Sierra On Sept. 17 and 18, Plumas Arts is sponsoring a countywide Arts Tour. This tour blends elements of an artist studio tour with the painted barn quilt efforts of local groups and individuals. Visitors and locals alike can travel throughout the Lake Almanor Basin, includ- ing Westwood, Chester and Lake Almanor; Indian Valley; Quincy; and Eastern - Plumas venues to view the works of many diverse local artists. What a great way to also experience the beauty of this area. Cost will be $10 per ticket and can be purchased online or at venues listed online, Ticket purchasers will re- ceive a printed color catalog and map of participating artists, studios, galleries and venues as well as locations of barn quilts This booklet becomes the ticket to each place. This exciting inaugural event is being coordinated by Roxanne Valladao, Lori Davis and Cary Walters at Plumas Arts in Quincy. A Plumas County Arts, Tourism and Economic Development grant will allow Plumas Arts to work with the local chambers of commerce to oversee the event and pay some promotion and produc- tion costs. The event is being envisioned as an annual one and Plumas Arts employees, who devised the event prior to a series of unwelcome funding cuts, are doing all they can to make this a sustainable product. You will f'md information at, by calling Plumas Arts at 283-3402 or by emailing Many of the Lake Almanor Basin artists are showing their art at the Plumas County Museum in Quincy for the months of September and October. If you are in Quincy, be.sure to stop in at the museum at 500 Jackson St. just behind the Court- house, one block off Main Street in Quincy, and take a look at the beautiful art and photographs hanging in the upstairs balcony. An open house and artist reception will take place Sept. 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. Come and look while enjoying some refreshments. In Chester, the Backroom Gallery co-op in Books and Beyond has hung an autumn show for viewing. This show will remain for the months of September and October and feature all of the co-op artists. Here you will see two large painting by Karin Urquhart: "Clouds and Reflections," a large oil on canvas, and "Fall at Domingo Springs," a slightly smaller oil on canvas. Sylvia Smith has hung a new 20-by-24-inch watercolor painting called "Ancient One" depicting the gnarled and twisted roots and limbs of an old tree on an eroded bank. She and her husband came across this intriguing subject with its composition of rock forms and patterns of roots when they were exploring the dry creek bed of Bailey Creek. In addition, Smith will be participating in the Plumas Arts Tour with framed and matted originals and giclee prints as well as cards for sale. She, along with several other area artists, will be found at Pam Trebes Studios in Hamilton Branch for that tour. Barbara MacArthur is also a busy artist this month. She is exhibiting three autumn pictures at the co-op in Chester, two of her beautiful cat pictures and two autumn paintings at the Plumas ~ C Museum in Quincy, and Watch for storm sca,, ,.~. :.~.manyofherorig~l~,~/ ings, matted prJn~~, cards during the P2Un~ Arts Tour at Trebes Studio. Betty Bishop has four black and white photographs in- cluding the fountain in Chico and three other studies in light and shadow now show- ing in the Backroom Gallery. Photographer Jan Cox offers for viewing and sale four autumn photographs from her travels during her favorite season. She too will be part of the Plumas Arts Tour and along with Becky As they have traditionally 7 General's office to solicit donations in California. --Do not give cash. 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She will also be participating in the Sept. 17 - 18 Plumas Arts Tour and plans to display, among other works, this acrylic on panel called "Quincy Barn Quilt." Photo submitted I Couple to wed Compton will be exhibiting her framed photos, cards and calendars at the Walker Mansion Inn, on Third Street in Westwood. Cox and Compton's photographs and paintings can also be seen at the Quincy museum. Jacquie Cordova will be opening up her studio at her home at 221 Delwood, West- wood, where she and Norma DeBaker will exhibit their art during the Plumas Arts Tour. Besides the venues men- tioned above, artists will be exhibiting at various business and studios in the Chester and Lake Almanor area, including Good Vibra- tions, Books and Beyond and other places yet to be deter- mined. So watch for further information to be forthcom- ing in the next week. If you haven't heard the news yet, exciting things are also happening at the Blue Goose Fine Art Gallery in Chester. The gallery is being transformed into a 35-mem- ber artists' co-op gallery. The response has been fantastic, from artists to community members! The artists hail from Chester, Lake Almanor, Westwood, Clear Creek, Reno, Susanville, Janesville, Graeagle, Cottonwood, Chico, Likely, Napa, Durham, Prattv~ille, Red Bluff, Live Oak, Quincy and beyond. Mark your calendar for the grand opening of the new Blue Goose Gallery of Artists Oct. l! Come meet many of the I artlst~, see the wonderful new artwork and please join in welcoming the new co-op to Chester. 258-2261 Sponsored by Sierra Hospice II Healing and Growing Through Grief Held on Wednesdays ... Sept. 14, 21,28 & Oct. 5 1 to 3prn Held at Sierra Hospice 150 Brentwood Dr., Chester This is a free workshop open to anyone who has experienced a loss. To sign up, please call (530) 258-3412 Nicholas Howard Anderson and Katelyn Marie Sawyer, both of Chester, have announced their plans for an Oct. 1 wedding at Our Lady of Snows Catholic Church at Foxwood. There will be a reception immediately following the services fit Lake Almanor West. Anderson's immediate family resides in the Lake Almanor area. He is a 2005 graduate of Chester High School, and is an apprentice for the U.S. Forest Service, currently working on the Chester Fly Crew out of the Almanor District. Sawyer's parents and grandparents reside in the Sonora area: =She is a2~08 g~aduate of Sonora High School and is currently working for a local dentist as a dental assistant. She is also working toward her degree in dental hygiene. The couple will reside in the Lake Almanor area after their honeymoon in San Diego. ADD AN IMPORTANT ITEM TO YOUR BACK-TO-SCHOOL LIST. For parents, back-to-school season means it's time to stock up on school supplies. 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