Perspectives Autumn Art Studios Art Tour by ewghwehws


									A r ts Council of Placer County

                        Ar ts Newsmagazine & Calendar of Events   September/October 2004

                                                                  Special Issue

                                                                      11th Annual
                                                                      A RT
                                                                      TO U R
                                                                      More than 90 artists

                                                                      open their studios in a

                                                                      self-guided tour Friday,

                                                                      Saturday and Sunday,

                                                                      November 12, 13 and 14

                                                                      10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

                                                                      Studios Tour Tickets

                                                                      $10 each. Call or stop by

                                                                      a ticket sales location listed

                                                                      on the map inside.
                                                                                                                Volume 10, Number 5

                                                                   4     SPECIAL SECTION
                                                                         11th Annual Autumn Art Studios Tour

                                                                   21    In Memoriam: Johanna Dahn
                                                                         Auburn’s quiet artist ambasador
                                                                         by Persia Woolley

                                                                   22    Barn “Raising”
                                                                         A festival celebrates Placer’s agricultural heritage
                                                                         by Janis Dice

                                 Watercolor by Linda Hanson        24    Godzilla Eats Las Vegas
                                                                         The versatile and venturesome Sierra Nevada Winds
                                                                         by Arlene Evans

                                                                   26    Arts News
                                                                         From around the county

                                                                   28    Arts Calendar
                                                                         Galleries, Music & Dance, Museums, Events & Festivals,
                                                                         Film, Theatre, Classes, Arts for Children, Calls to Artists

                                                                   38    End Paper
                                                                         Getting Real
                                                                         by John Deaderick

           “Bottom of the Sea,” watercolor by Claudia Cullen

Glassblower Rick Nicholson at work on a Wave Bowl                        About the Artist
About the Cover                                                          This year Rick and Janet Nicholson celebrate 25 years of marriage
The cover photo illustrates the final steps of spinning out a Wave       and working together as Nicholson Blown Glass, in Auburn. Rick is the
Bowl from the Point Break Series at 1800 degrees, after about an         master glassblower while Janet creates new designs and blends new
hour of tedious color work and blowing. The final shape is always        colors. Their Wave Bowl from the Point Break Wave Bowl series won
a surprise since each piece is free hand blown without molds. It is      First Place for crafts in the 2003 KVIE on-air art auction. Their glass
exciting to watch the final climax as it begins to cool and hold its     is exhibited in galleries and collected internationally. Their popular
shape, retaining the sensual, fluid movement as though still mol-        ornaments have been featured on the Governor’s Mansion Christmas
ten. The signature wave of the Point Break Wave Bowl Series was          tree and for two years on the White House Christmas tree. They are
inspired by my childhood in Hawaii and mimics the movement of the        represented locally by Bennett Gallery in Placerville, Mowen Solinsky
Pacific Ocean. The blended colors are like a Hawaiian sunset reflect-    Gallery in Nevada City, and Auburn Old Town Gallery in Auburn.
ing on water. This form takes tremendous strength and stamina to         The Nicholsons are participating in the Autumn Art Studios Tour,
create, along with the sensitivity necessary to react to the             November 12,13, 14, and will continue to be open every weekend,
ever-changing molten glass.                                              Fridays through Sundays, until Christmas for demonstrations
                                                       —Rick Nicholson   and sales.

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                                                               Director’s Message

                                                               Take a Chance on the arts!
Perspectives is a bi-monthly publication of the Arts Council
of Placer County and the City of Roseville. Its purpose is
to create a forum for communication for artists and arts
organizations in Placer County and to increase awareness
of activities and programs related to arts and culture in
the area.                                                      There is no Placer County! Take a look at the Calendar of Events —
                                                                           excuse for the doldrums in September, October and
                     MISSION STATEMENT                         November in
         The Arts Council of Placer County is the              in this special keepsake edition — chock full of experiential opportu-
          catalyst for the arts in Placer County.
              ARTS COUNCIL   OF   PLACER COUNTY                   I highly recommend this year’s self-guided Autumn Art Studios
Executive Committee                                            Tour. Due to the increasing popularity of the tour, studios will be
Susan Dupre, Chair
Bob Hagmann, Secretary
                                                               open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 12–14.
Dave Imgrund, Treasurer                                           A special group preview exhibit and public reception will be held
April Maynard, Immediate Past Chair                            on Friday, October 8 from 6 to 9 pm at The Arts Building Gallery, 808
Board of Trustees                                              Lincoln Way in Auburn.
Supervisorial District Members
District 1 vacant                                                 Diverse and creative artworks produced by 91 hot artists in 60
District 2 Gloria Coutts                                       picturesque locations are waiting for you throughout the towns of
District 3 Debbie Dragon, Auburn
District 4 vacant                                              Roseville, Granite Bay, Rocklin, Lincoln, Loomis, Penryn, Newcastle,
District 5 Joan Stockbridge, Colfax                            Auburn, Meadow Vista, and Colfax. If you are considering an over-
Members at Large                                               night stay in Placer County, the friendly ambassadors at the California
Susan Dupre, Christian Valley
Lauraine Bacon, Dutch Flat                                     Welcome Center are a phone call or click away (530) 887-2111 or
Jan White, Penryn                                     Seize the weekend.
April Maynard, Auburn
Bob Hagmann, Roseville
Dave Imgrund, Auburn                                                                                    — Angela Juliano Tahti, Executive Director,
Chris Larkins, Rocklin                                                                                               Arts Council of Placer County
Don Chaddock, Auburn
Advisory Team
Dave Breninger, Chair Emeritus
Dick Cushman, Resource Development
Program Team                                                      This one-of-a-kind piece is a col-
Angela Tahti, Executive Director                                  laboration between artists
Dorothy Crites, Office Manager
Rosie Stilwell, Special Projects                                  J. Randall Smith and L. Luis Ortiz.
Norma Brink, Accountant                                           Valued at $1,850, the item will be
Perspectives                                                      auctioned off at 5 p.m. on Sunday,
Editor: Sandra Reeves
Design/Production: Blue Cat Studio                                November 14, 2004, at The Arts
Printed by Auburn Printers, Inc.                                  Building.
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possible with support from the County of Placer, the              Raffle ticket holders need not be
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Rocklin, and Roseville.
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Index of Artists
Artist Name                       Number                           Page Map Pg.               Artist Name                        Number                             Page Map Pg.

Abraham, Patricia . . . . . . . .        .    85   .   .   .   .   .    19   .   .   . . 16   Libby, Tim. . . . . . . . . . . . .     .   .    82   .   .   .   .   .    18   .   .   . . 16
Adler, Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . .   .    57   .   .   .   .   .    14   .   .    10/16   Louw, Mya . . . . . . . . . . . .       .   .    98   .   .   .   .   .    20   .   .   . . 16
Amerine, Paula . . . . . . . . . .       .    32   .   .   .   .   .    11   .   .   . . 10   Love, Lorelee. . . . . . . . . . .      .   .    95   .   .   .   .   .    20   .   .   . . 16
Andrews, Cathie . . . . . . . . .        .    42   .   .   .   .   .    12   .   .   . . 10   Lowe, Anita Posey. . . . . . .          .   .    10   .   .   .   .   .   . 7   .   .   ... 8
Arnold, Melissa . . . . . . . . . .      .    33   .   .   .   .   .    11   .   .   . . 10   Marsh, Deanna . . . . . . . . .         .   .    67   .   .   .   .   .    15   .   .   . . 16
Beatie, Millie . . . . . . . . . . . .   .    59   .   .   .   .   .    14   .   .    10/16   Martin, Andrea . . . . . . . . .        .   .    97   .   .   .   .   .    20   .   .   . . 16
Bell, Diane Ruhkala. . . . . . .         .    74   .   .   .   .   .    17   .   .   . . 16   Miyagi, Meech . . . . . . . . . .       .   .    16   .   .   .   .   .   . 7   .   .   ... 8
Bianchi, Earl . . . . . . . . . . . .    .    76   .   .   .   .   .    17   .   .   . . 16   Moller, Tommie . . . . . . . . .        .   .    37   .   .   .   .   .    12   .   .   . . 10
Bonito, Cindy . . . . . . . . . . .      .    44   .   .   .   .   .    12   .   .   . . 10   Moore, Phawnda . . . . . . . .          .   .    81   .   .   .   .   .    18   .   .   . . 16
Bonito, Sean . . . . . . . . . . . .     .    45   .   .   .   .   .    13   .   .   . . 10   Murphey-Frank, Arry . . . . .           .   .    49   .   .   .   .   .    13   .   .   . . 10
Brooks, B. C.. . . . . . . . . . . .     .    34   .   .   .   .   .    11   .   .   . . 10   Murray, Marcia . . . . . . . . .        .   .    70   .   .   .   .   .    17   .   .   . . 16
Brooks, Victoria. . . . . . . . . .      .    72   .   .   .   .   .    17   .   .   . . 16   Newell, Barbara. . . . . . . . .        .   .    54   .   .   .   .   .    14   .   .    10/16
Carlin, Patricia . . . . . . . . . . .   .    17   .   .   .   .   .   . 9   .   .   ... 8    Nicholson, Rick and Janet .             .   .   . 8   .   .   .   .   .   . 6   .   .   ... 8
Carnes, Larry E. . . . . . . . . . .     .   . 7   .   .   .   .   .   . 6   .   .   ... 8    O’Connor, Casey . . . . . . . .         .   .   . 3   .   .   .   .   .   . 6   .   .   ... 8
Casey, Rebecca . . . . . . . . . .       .   . 6   .   .   .   .   .   . 6   .   .   ... 8    Omans, Connie . . . . . . . . .         .   .    78   .   .   .   .   .    18   .   .   . . 16
Claggett, Donna and Gary . .             .    51   .   .   .   .   .    13   .   .    10/16   Ortiz, L. Luis . . . . . . . . . . .    .   .    26   .   .   .   .   .    10   .   .   . . 10
Comer, Margot . . . . . . . . . .        .    87   .   .   .   .   .    19   .   .   . . 16   Osborne, Patrick J. . . . . . .         .   .    56   .   .   .   .   .    14   .   .    10/16
Dains, Virginia. . . . . . . . . . .     .    41   .   .   .   .   .    12   .   .   . . 10   Padilla, Stan . . . . . . . . . . .     .   .    27   .   .   .   .   .    10   .   .   . . 10
Dao, Thien . . . . . . . . . . . . .     .    35   .   .   .   .   .    11   .   .   . . 10   Panighetti, Delia Toni . . . .          .   .    91   .   .   .   .   .    19   .   .   . . 16
Dawson, Judy . . . . . . . . . . .       .    47   .   .   .   .   .    13   .   .   . . 10   Peña, Juan. . . . . . . . . . . . .     .   .    15   .   .   .   .   .   . 7   .   .   ... 8
Delehanty, Sandy . . . . . . . .         .    58   .   .   .   .   .    14   .   .    10/16   Phillips, Helen W. . . . . . . .        .   .    63   .   .   .   .   .    15   .   .   . . 16
Delong, Rusch. . . . . . . . . . .       .   . 1   .   .   .   .   .   . 6   .   .   ... 8    Pike, Lynda L. . . . . . . . . . .      .   .    73   .   .   .   .   .    17   .   .   . . 16
Delong, Sandra . . . . . . . . . .       .   . 2   .   .   .   .   .   . 6   .   .   ... 8    Ranlett, Ann . . . . . . . . . . .      .   .    50   .   .   .   .   .    13   .   .    10/16
DeMartini, Marianne . . . . . .          .    21   .   .   .   .   .   . 9   .   .   . . 10   Rappaport-Weiland, Gayle .              .   .    79   .   .   .   .   .    18   .   .   . . 16
DiLeo, Paula . . . . . . . . . . . .     .    14   .   .   .   .   .   . 7   .   .   ... 8    Reber, Leona . . . . . . . . . . .      .   .    43   .   .   .   .   .    12   .   .   . . 10
Dominguez, Brenda. . . . . . .           .    60   .   .   .   .   .    14   .   .    10/16   Reeve, M. Kathlyn . . . . . . .         .   .    71   .   .   .   .   .    17   .   .   . . 16
Dong, Patty Pieropan . . . . .           .    13   .   .   .   .   .   . 7   .   .   ... 8    Russell, Marilyn . . . . . . . . .      .   .    19   .   .   .   .   .   . 9   .   .   ... 8
Dougherty, Terry W. . . . . . .          .    93   .   .   .   .   .    20   .   .   . . 16   Saia, Jan . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   .   .    55   .   .   .   .   .    14   .   .    10/16
Ekman, Fred . . . . . . . . . . . .      .    83   .   .   .   .   .    18   .   .   . . 16   Smith, J. Randall . . . . . . . .       .   .    28   .   .   .   .   .    10   .   .   . . 10
Engellenner, Darlene . . . . . .         .    89   .   .   .   .   .    19   .   .   . . 16   Smith, Merridee Joan . . . . .          .   .    38   .   .   .   .   .    12   .   .   . . 10
Erickson, Reif . . . . . . . . . . .     .    24   .   .   .   .   .   . 9   .   .   . . 10   Starbird, Sandy Wythawai .              .   .    29   .   .   .   .   .    11   .   .   . . 10
Ford, Robyn L. . . . . . . . . . .       .    69   .   .   .   .   .    17   .   .   . . 16   Stauss, Randall H. . . . . . . .        .   .    11   .   .   .   .   .   . 7   .   .   ... 8
Foster, Chris K. . . . . . . . . . .     .    94   .   .   .   .   .    20   .   .   . . 16   Stickney, Judi . . . . . . . . . .      .   .    90   .   .   .   .   .    19   .   .   . . 16
Francesca, Gerda . . . . . . . . .       .    36   .   .   .   .   .    11   .   .   . . 10   Story, Valerie . . . . . . . . . . .    .   .    92   .   .   .   .   .    19   .   .   . . 16
Gooch, Jannelle and Danika               .    66   .   .   .   .   .    15   .   .   . . 16   Strickland, Joe . . . . . . . . . .     .   .    96   .   .   .   .   .    20   .   .   . . 16
Goodmundson, Susan . . . . .             .    61   .   .   .   .   .    15   .   .    10/16   Sutter, Keith . . . . . . . . . . .     .   .    30   .   .   .   .   .    11   .   .   . . 10
Green, Linda . . . . . . . . . . . .     .    25   .   .   .   .   .   . 9   .   .   . . 10   Sylvester, Maria . . . . . . . . .      .   .    48   .   .   .   .   .    13   .   .   . . 10
Hall, Shiono . . . . . . . . . . . .     .    53   .   .   .   .   .    14   .   .    10/16   Thibeault, David . . . . . . . .        .   .    80   .   .   .   .   .    18   .   .   . . 16
Hamilton, Sonja. . . . . . . . . .       .   . 9   .   .   .   .   .   . 7   .   .   ... 8    Trudeau, Deidre . . . . . . . .         .   .    86   .   .   .   .   .    19   .   .   . . 16
Hersh, Sondra . . . . . . . . . . .      .    39   .   .   .   .   .    12   .   .   . . 10   Wescoatt, Carol Jones . . . .           .   .    20   .   .   .   .   .   . 9   .   .   ... 8
Hirschinger, James R.. . . . . .         .    64   .   .   .   .   .    15   .   .   . . 16   Wood, Diane J. . . . . . . . . .        .   .    12   .   .   .   .   .   . 7   .   .   ... 8
Horton, Doug . . . . . . . . . . .       .    62   .   .   .   .   .    15   .   .   . . 16
Jella, Elma. . . . . . . . . . . . . .   .    84   .   .   .   .   .    18   .   .   . . 16   The Arts Building . . . . . . . . .             23    .   .   .   .   .   . 9   .   .   . . 10
Johnson, Ursula. . . . . . . . . .       .    40   .   .   .   .   .    12   .   .   . . 10   Arts Council of Placer County                   22    .   .   .   .   .   . 9   .   .   . . 10
Ketelle, Dick . . . . . . . . . . . .    .    46   .   .   .   .   .    13   .   .   . . 10   Artful i Gallery and Studio . . .               86    .   .   .   .   .    19   .   .   . . 16
Lamb, Felicia . . . . . . . . . . . .    .    68   .   .   .   .   .    15   .   .   . . 16   California Welcome Center. . .                  18    .   .   .   .   .   . 9   .   .   ... 8
Larson, Judie . . . . . . . . . . . .    .    77   .   .   .   .   .    18   .   .   . . 16   Finnish Temperance Hall . . . .                 75    .   .   .   .   .    17   .   .   . . 16
Laursen, Andrew . . . . . . . . .        .   . 4   .   .   .   .   .   . 6   .   .   ... 8    Lincoln Arts & Culture . . . . . .              52    .   .   .   .   .    13   .   .    10/16
Laursen, Shana . . . . . . . . . .       .   . 5   .   .   .   .   .   . 6   .   .   ... 8    Old Library Art Studios . . . . .               31    .   .   .   .   .    11   .   .   . . 10
Lehmbrock-Hirschinger, Imi .             .    65   .   .   .   .   .    15   .   .   . . 16   Roseville Arts Center . . . . . . .             88    .   .   .   .   .    19   .   .   . . 16

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                                                                    Map page 8
                                                                    Artists 1–20

                                                                    Map page 10                     Auburn
                                                                    Artists 21–61
to our new, renewed and business members, patrons
                                                                            Lincoln                   I-80
and affiliates — and, of course, our public partners

New Members                     Benefactors
Larry Brenden                   Ron Parr/Highlands Group, LLC
                                                                             Rocklin                       Map page 16
Joann Cochran                   Sierra Pacific Foundation
Sally Coshow                                                                                               Artists 50–97
Marc G. Cupp                    Patrons                                                 Roseville               Granite Bay
Susan Frey                      Laursen Family Fund
Howard Godfrey                  Marjorie Blodgett
Fred M. Hanson                  Nortech Waste LLC                                  Wear Comfortable Shoes: Tour has steps,
Richard English Harvey          Placer County Water Agency                         slopes, and may be difficult for those with
Norman & Cynthia Hinman         1600 Placer Investors, LP/                         physical limitations.
Alice T. Horst                    Westpark Associates
Joni Kaiser                     United Auburn Indian
Stephen G. Lentz                  Community of the Auburn        Autumn Art Studios
Reg Marcellino                    Rancheria/Thunder Valley       Tour Sponsors
Michael Maydak                    Casino                         Andrew & Shana Laursen              Buonarroti
James H. Nolt                                                    Auburn Rotary                       High Hand Nurseries
Mr. & Mrs. George Nolte         Affiliates                       Auburn Rotary Club                  Latitudes Restaurant
Mathew J. Peak                  Auburn Arts Commission            Accountants                        Monkey Cat
Alice M. Petruzzelli            Auburn Branch American           Booker Accountancy Company          Placer Sierra Bank
Rosemary Griffin Regsdale         Association of University      Merrill Accountancy Corporation     Rosie Stilwell — In memory of
Hazel Ann Reimche                 Women                          Wilson, Wilson & Taylor               my mother, Elisa Baumann
Elizabeth Ann Sorensen          Auburn Community Concert         Certified Public Accountants
Joseph & Carolyn Spezza           Association                    Newcastle Produce
                                Auburn Symphony
Renewed Members                 North Tahoe Arts
Susan Barry                     Placer Art League
Don Crout                       Placer County Visitors Council         Call for Nominations for
Pat Kodet
Anita Lowe
                                Sierra County Arts Council
                                Windows Art Project
                                                                             Arties Awards
Karen Donaldson McFall                                             The Arts Council of Placer County is accepting nomi-
Fusae Miyamoto                  Public Partnerships
                                                                   nations for the 2004 Arties Awards. The awards are
Carol Newland                   California Arts Council
Marian O’Neill                  City of Auburn                     given to individuals or groups who have made out-
Frank J. Thomy                  City of Lincoln                    standing contributions in several categories:
Marcia G. Vorous                City of Rocklin
Richard F. Ward                 City of Roseville                  • Visual/Performing Arts     • Business Support/
Arlan J. Welch                  County of Placer                   • Arts Education               Partnership
Dorothy R. Young                Metropolitan Arts Partnership      • Arts Administration        • Literary Arts
                                National Endowment for the
                                                                   • Arts Volunteer/Patron      • Public Service to
New Business Members              Arts
Aero Brewing Company            Placer County Office of                                           the Arts
“Artistic” Hair Salon             Education                        For details and nomination forms, contact the Arts Council
Blue Cat Studio                 Placer Union High School           office at (530) 885-5670, or, or visit
Maki Heating and Air              District                         808 Lincoln Way, Auburn.
  Conditioning Inc.             Western Placer Unified School

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   1. Rusch Delong                                          5. Shana Laursen
      Stone Spheres                                            Wildlife Photography

     Take I-80 to Hwy. 174,                                    Showing with Andrew
     outside Colfax. Follow                                    Laursen #4
     signs to Rollins Lake Rd.
     When you see the lake,
     turn Right on Glen Alder,
     turn Left on Norton
     Grade. Studio is first
     house on Left.
     26705 Norton Grade
     Road, Colfax.
     (530) 346.8738

   2. Sandra                                                6. Rebecca Casey
      Delong                                                   Ceramic & Pewter Sculpture
                                                               From Auburn, take Hwy. 49 North to
     Showing with                                              Grass Valley. Go 7 mi. to Lone Star Rd.
     Rusch Delong, #1                                          Turn Right, go 0.5 mi. to Lake Valley Dr.
                                                               Turn Left, go 1.3 mi. to Cedar Ridge Dr.
                                                               Turn Right, go to Sweetwater Dr. Driveway
                                                               to studio is on intersection.
                                                               5090 Sweetwater Dr., Auburn
                                                               (530) 269.1330

   3. Casey O’Connor                                        7. Larry E. Carnes
      Ceramics                                                 Stoneware, Porcelain

     Take I-80 East, exit                                      Take I-80 to Applegate
     Weimar Cross Rd.,                                         exit. On north side of I-80
     stay right, turn Left on                                  turn Right on Crother Rd.,
     Canyon Wy., go approx.                                    go 0.25 mi. to studio. Turn
     1.5 mi., turn Right on                                    into unpaved driveway,
     Washington Irving Rd.,                                    cross creek. Studio is on
     (Sleepy Hollow subdivi-                                   the Right. 375 Crother Rd.,
     sion), go uphill, stay right                              Meadow Vista
     0.25 mi., turn Right on                                   (530) 878.6286
     Catskill Dr.
     469 Catskill Drive,
     Colfax (530) 637.5353

   4. Andrew Laursen                                        8. Rick and Janet
      Wildlife Photography                                     Nicholson
                                                               Blown Glass
     From Hwy. 49 North: Overhill
     Dr. is the Left turn just before                          Corner of Bell and Cramer
     the Bear River, 0.5 mi. from                              5555 Bell Road, Auburn
     Dry Creek Rd. From Hwy.                                   (530) 823.1631
     49 South: Overhill Dr. is the
     Right turn just past the Bear
     River. Go through open gate,
     studio is at end (1 mi. from
     gate). 11391 Overhill Drive,
     Auburn. (530) 269.1231

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9. Sonja Hamilton                                                        13. Patty Pieropan
   Watercolor, Silk                                                          Dong
                                                                             Watercolor, Oil,
  Hwy. 49N, exit Dry Creek                                                   Block Printing
  to “Saddleback.” Turn Left
  on Blue Grass, Left @                                                      From I-80 East: exit
  2nd Moss Rock, Right on                                                    Bowman Rd., turn Right
  Virginia, Right on Kenneth,                                                onto Bowman Rd. Turn
  to Kimo. Hwy. 49S,                                                         Left onto Old Airport
  exit Florence, Left on Helen, R on Kenneth, to Kimo.   I-80E/W: exit       Rd. Follow signs. From
  Christian Valley, Left at Stanley to Kimo.                                 Hwy. 49 North: turn
  3500 Kimo Way, Auburn (530) 878.4700                                       Right on Bell Rd. After third light, turn Right (Old Airport) to studio.
                                                                             460 Old Airport Road, Auburn (530) 823.1963

10. Anita Posey Lowe                                                     14. Paula DiLeo
    Clay                                                                     Mixed Media:
                                                                             Archival Ink,
    Take I-80 to Dry Creek Rd.                                               Prismacolor pencils,
    Turn Left on Dry Creek,                                                  Oil Pastel, Collage
    turn Right on Christian
    Valley Rd., proceed 2 miles                                              Take Hwy. 49, turn Left
    to studio.                                                               on Bell Rd. Go past
    1855 Christian Valley Road,                                              DeWitt Center, turn Left
    Auburn                                                                   on Deseret Dr. Take road
    (530) 878.8034                                                           almost to end, studio is Spanish-style house on Left..
                                                                             3015 Deseret Drive, Auburn (530) 888.6552

11. Randall H.                                                           15. Juan Peña
    Stauss                                                                    Pencil, Watercolor,
    Watercolor and Oil                                                        Pastel and Oil

    Take I-80, exit Hwy. 49.                                                 Take Bell Rd., (south),
    Go 3.1 mi. to Bell Rd.,                                                  turn Left on 1st St., Right
    turn Left on Bell Rd 3.2                                                 on E Ave. to corner of
    mi. to Hubbard. Turn Left                                                2nd St. Studio is on cor-
    on Hubbard, go 0.2 mi.                                                   ner of E Ave. and 2nd St.
    to studio.                                                               11537 E Avenue, Auburn
    9555 Hubbard Road, Auburn                                                (530) 887.0312
    (530) 885.2053

12. Diane J. Wood                                                         16. Meech Miyagi
    Glass, Metal                                                             Ceramic and Mixed
    From I-80: exit Bell Rd., turn
    Right on Haines Rd. Turn Right                                           Take Hwy. 49, take Atwood
    before the one lane bridge. Up                                           Rd. to Mt. Vernon Rd. (stay
    hill to studio on Left. From                                             Right). Turn into Art Planet
    Dry Creek Rd.: turn Right on                                             (approx. 5 mi. from
    Haines Rd., turn Left just after                                         Hwy. 49).
    the one lane bridge, up hill to                                          7600 Mount Vernon Road,
    studio on Left.                                                          Auburn (530) 888.8422
    14155 Carriage Oak Lane,
    Auburn (530) 878.0663

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                       Wheelchair Access
                       Public Restroom
                       Small Bus Access
                       Motor Coach Access
              	        Tickets Sold Here
                               Select artists showing Sat
                  & Sun Only. All others showing Fri – Sun.

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17. Patricia Carlin                                                       21. Marianne
    Acrylic, Oil, Pastel,                                                     DeMartini
    Watercolor,                                                               Ceramics
    Sculpture, Mache,
    Found Materials                                                          Take I-80 East, exit Elm
                                                                             St., turn Left onto Elm.
     From I-80, take Hwy.                                                    Turn Left onto High St.,
     49, go 2.1 mi. to                                                       turn Left onto Lincoln
     Luther Rd., turn Right.                                                 Wy/Hwy. 49. Turn Right
     Go 0.7 mi. to Oak                                                       onto Foresthill Ave.
     Ridge Wy., turn Left.                                                   225 Foresthill Ave., Auburn (530) 885.4174
     Go 0.5 mi. to corner of Athena Wy. and Oak Ridge Wy.
     1490 Oak Ridge Way, Auburn (530) 889.2111

18. California Welcome Center, Auburn                                     22. Arts Council
                                                                               of Placer
     Take I-80, Foresthill exit, fol-                                          County at:
     low Visitor Information signs.                                       23. The Arts
     13411 Lincoln Way, Auburn                                                 Building
     Map/tickets sold here
     during tour                                                             Take I-80 East, exit Elm
                                                                             St., turn Left on Elm,
     The California Welcome Center, Auburn will be glad to assist with       Right on High St., Left on Cleveland St., Right on Lincoln Wy.
     your travel plans. Our friendly ambassadors provide information on      (530) 885.5670 or (530) 885.2787
     history, geography, recreation, and overnight accommodations in         808 Lincoln Way, Auburn
     Placer County and the region. (530) 887.2111                            Map/tickets sold here during tour
                                                                             Tour preview art exhibit opens Oct. 8

19. Marilyn Russell                                                       24. Reif Erickson
    Clay                                                                      Pastel

     Studio is third driveway on the                                         Showing at The Arts Building, #23
     2049 Ali Lane, Auburn
     (530) 823.5464

20. Carol Jones                                                           25. Linda Green
    Wescoatt                                                                  Acrylic
    Metal, Gourds,
    Photography                                                              Showing at The Arts Building, #23

     Take I-80 East, exit Auburn
     Ravine Rd./Foresthill Rd. Turn
     Left on Auburn Ravine Rd.,
     turn Right on Shockley Rd.
     330 Shockley Road, Auburn
     (530) 888.6118

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      Tickets Sold Here
                  Select artists showing Sat
     & Sun Only. All others showing Fri – Sun.

   26. L. Luis Ortiz

       Showing at The Arts
       Building, #23

   27. Stan Padilla                                                  28. J. Randall Smith
       Painting, Jewelry                                                  Clay (Kraku)

       Showing at The Arts                                               Showing at The Arts Building, #23
       Building, #23                                                         Downstairs

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29. Sandy                                                     33. Melissa Arnold
    Wythawai                                                      Textile Arts
    Fiber, Fabric, Mixed                                          Showing at Old Library
    3-D                                                           Art Studios, #31

    Showing at The Arts
    Building, #23

30. Keith Sutter                                              34. B. C. Brooks
    Photography                                                   Dyes on Silk

    Showing at The Arts                                           Showing at Old Library
    Building, #23                                                 Art Studios, #31

31. Old Library                                               35. Thien Dao
    Art Studios                                                    Clay Sculpture

    Take I-80, exit Elm                                           Showing at Old Library
    St., go Right on High                                          Art Studios, #31
    St., then Right on East
    Placer one block, Left
    on Almond.
    (530) 887.8216
    175 Almond St., Auburn
    Map/tickets sold here during tour

32. Paula Amerine                                             36. Gerda
    Oil Pastel, Oil,                                              Francesca
    Mixed Media                                                   Clay Sculpture,
                                                                  Mixed Media and
    Showing at Old Library                                        Jewelry
    Art Studios, #31
    Studio 2                                                      Showing at Old Library
                                                                  Art Studios, #31

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   37. Tommie                                                       41. Virginia Dains
        Moller                                                          Sculptural Ceramics,
        3-D Clay,                                                       Naked Raku
        Watercolor, Oil,
        Acrylic, Etchings,                                               From Hwy. 49: take Atwood
        Photo Lithographs                                                Rd. to Mt. Vernon Rd. (stay
                                                                         Right), go 7 mi., turn Left
       Showing at Old                                                    on Ayres Holmes Rd. First
       Library Art Studios,                                              drive on Right. From
       #31                                                               193: take Gold Hill Rd.,
                                                                         turn Right on Wise, Left on
                                                                         Ayres Holmes Rd.
                                                                         3371 Ayres Holmes Road,
                                                                         Auburn (530) 888.9180

   38. Merridee Joan                                                42. Cathie Andrews
       Smith                                                            Ceramics
       Dyes on Silk
                                                                         Showing with Virginia
       Showing at Old Library                                            Dains, #41
       Art Studios, #33

   39. Sondra Hersh                                                 43. Leona Reber
       Acrylic on Canvas                                                Ceramic
       Take High St. to
       Agard, (Placer H.S. on                                            Showing with Virginia
       corner), turn Left onto                                           Dains, #41
       Agard St., continue
       over R.R. tracks where
       Agard becomes Gold
       St. Stay on Gold St.,
       following it around
       to the Right until it
       straightens out, turn Right at “Y”.
       420 Gold Street, Auburn (530) 885.6179

   40. Ursula Johnson                                               44. Cindy Bonito
       Oils and Prints                                                  Relief Prints, Floral
                                                                        Photography and
       From I-80 take                                                   Watercolor
       Newcastle exit, fol-
       low Indian Hill Rd. to                                            Take Hwy. 193 to Gold Hill Rd.,
       Auburn-Folsom Rd.,                                                go 2 mi. on Gold Hill to the
       turn Left. Turn Right                                             adobe brick house on the Right.
       on Maidu, Left on                                                 2460 Gold Hill Road, Newcastle
       Riverview Dr., then                                               (530) 823.0490
       Right on Vista Del
       1945 Vista Del Lago, Auburn (530) 823.9126

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45. Sean Bonito                                               49. Arry Murphey-
    Oil Painting, Drawing, and                                    Frank
    Printmaking                                                   Watercolor and Oils

     Showing with Cindy Bonito, #44                               Take Hwy 193 toward
                                                                  Lincoln, turn Right on
                                                                  Gold Hill Rd., turn
                                                                  Right on Chaparral. Go
                                                                  approx. 1 mi. to the
                                                                  gate. Go through gate,
                                                                  take first Left to studio.
                                                                  7333 Chaparral Lane, Newcastle
                                                                  (916) 663.3355

46. Dick B. Ketelle                                           50. Ann Ranlett
    Clay                                                          Pen & Ink, Photography

     From Sacramento (I-80), exit Newcastle,                      Take Hwy 193 to
     take Hwy 193 toward Lincoln. From                            Mandarin Hill Rd. go 0.5
     Auburn, (I-80) exit Hwy. 193, go toward                      mi. up road and turn Right
     Lincoln, 3 mi., on 193, turn Right on                        where road splits. Studio is
     Gold Hill Rd., Go 0.5 mi. then turn Right                    first on Left.
     on Chaparral Lane. Studio is first on                        490 Mandarin Hill Road,
     Left.. 6615 Chaparral Lane, Newcastle                        Newcastle
     (916) 663.2121                                               (916) 663.0322

47. Judy Dawson                                               51. Donna and Gary
     Watercolor                                                   Claggett
     Take Hwy. 193 toward
     Lincoln. Turn Right on                                       Showing with Ann Ranlett, #50
     Gold Hill Rd., Right on
     Chaparral Ln.
        Or toward
     Newcastle, Left on
     Gold Hill, Right on
     Chaparral (first mail-
     box on right).
     6690 Chaparral Lane,
     Newcastle (916) 663.3104

48. Maria                                                     52. Lincoln
    Sylvester                                                     Arts
    Pastel, Oil, Prints                                           & Culture
     Showing with Judy
     Dawson, #47                                                  580 Sixth Street,
     (530) 887.0733                                               Lincoln
                                                                  (916) 645-9713
                                                                  Map/tickets sold
                                                                  here during tour

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   53. Shiono                                                               57. Allen Adler
       Hall                                                                     Photography
                                                                                Take Hwy. 65 to Twelve
       Showing at                                                               Bridges Dr., turn Right,
       Lincoln Arts, #52                                                        go to Parkside Dr., turn
                                                                                Left. Second street is
                                                                                Stepping Stone, turn Left.
                                                                                Make immediate Right onto Stonecrest Ln, and follow to curve.
                                                                                2094 Stonecrest Lane, Lincoln
                                                                                (916) 408.0064

                                                                            58. Sandy Delehanty
   54. Barbara                                                                  Watercolor, Oil
       Clay                                                                     Two story Victorian farm-
                                                                                house on the right (white
       Take Hwy 65, turn Right                                                  rail fence).
       on Twelve Bridges Dr., Left                                              8041 Boulder Creek Road,
       on East Lincoln Pkwy.,                                                   Penryn (916) 652.4624
       Right on Del Webb Blvd.,
       Left on Cottage Rose,
       Right on Leander Ln.
       1813 Leander Lane,
       (916) 434.2543

                                                                            59. Millie Beatie
   55. Jan Saia                                                                 Ceramics
        Oil, signed Limited
        Edition artist’s                                                        Take I-80 to Horseshoe Bar exit
        proofs                                                                  into Loomis, turn Right on Taylor
       Take Hwy. 65, exit                                                       Road. Left on King Road. Cross
       Twelve Bridges Dr.,                                                      railroad tracks, turn Right on
       turn Right. Turn Left                                                    Arcadia Ave., studio is fifth house
       on Parkside, then Left                                                   on Left. Enter studio to left of
       on Laurelhurst Ln.                                                       home.
       1925 Laurelhurst                                                         6410 Arcadia Avenue, Loomis
       Lane, Lincoln                                                            (916) 652.8052
       (916) 408.7218

                                                                            60. Brenda
   56. Patrick J.                                                               Dominguez
       Osborne                                                                  Watercolor, Colored Pencil, Oil Pastel
                                                                                Take King Rd out of
       Take Hwy. 65, turn                                                       Loomis, turn onto Day
       Right on Twelve                                                          Ave., Left on Eldon, Right
       Bridges Dr. Left on                                                      on Silver Ranch to studio.
       East Lincoln Pkwy.                                                       3578 Silver Ranch,
       Right on Del Webb Blvd. Turn Right on Carriage Ln., Right at Stone       Loomis (916) 652.6952
       Hearth Ln.
       1165 Stone Hearth Lane, Lincoln (916) 408.4152

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61. Susan                                                      65. Imi Lehmbrock-
    Goodmundson                                                     Hirschinger
    Watercolor and Oil                                              Oil, Mixed Media

    Showing with Brenda Dominguez,                                 Showing with James R.
    #60                                                            Hirschinger, #64

62. Doug Horton                                                66. Jannelle
    Jewelry, Ceramics                                               and
    Take I-80 West from Auburn,                                     Gooch
    exit Penryn Rd., Left over free-                                European
    way to stop sign. Left on King                                  Fiber
    Rd., Right at first dirt driveway                               Accessories &
    to studio.                                                      Fused Glass
    7440 King Road, Loomis                                          Collages
    (916) 652.4351
                                                                   Take Auburn-
                                                                   Folsom Rd. toward Roseville. Left on Horseshoe Bar Rd. Go 0.8 mi. to
                                                                   N. Lakeshore Blvd., turn Left. Go 0.9 mi. to end of N. Lakeshore Blvd.
                                                                   Park in driveway or cul-de-sac.
                                                                   3415 North Lakeshore Blvd., Loomis (916) 652.3165

63. Helen W.                                                   67. Deanna Marsh
    Phillips                                                       Metal
                                                                   Showing with Jannelle
    3870 Leak Lane, Loomis                                         and Danika Gooch,
    (916) 652.6870                                                 #66

64. James R.                                                   68. Felicia Lamb
     Hirschinger                                                   Watercolor
                                                                   Take Auburn-Folsom
    On Left side of street.                                        Rd., turn East into
    Studio entrance on Right                                       Placer Canyon Homes
    side of house.                                                 (gated). Go straight
    3700 North Lakeshore                                           through gates to
    Blvd., Loomis                                                  studio. Call from gate
    (916) 652.4536                                                 phone if closed.
                                                                   4990 Lexington Circle, Loomis
                                                                   (916) 652.6849

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         Tickets Sold Here
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         & Sun Only. All others showing Fri – Sun.

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69. Robyn L. Ford                                            73. Lynda L. Pike
    Watercolor                                                   Watercolor

    Showing with Felicia                                         Take I-80 West, exit
    Lamb, #68                                                    Rocklin Rd, turn Right
                                                                 on Rocklin Rd. Turn
                                                                 Right on Pacific, turn
                                                                 Left on Midas Ave. Go
                                                                 to 5th St., go through
                                                                 stop sign. Studio is
                                                                 second house on Right.
                                                                 3455 Midas Avenue, Rocklin
                                                                 (916) 315.8771

70. Marcia                                                   74. Diane
    Murray                                                       Ruhkala
    Watercolor                                                   Bell
                                                                 Printmaking and
    Showing with                                                 Mixed Media
    Felicia Lamb,
    #68                                                          From Auburn, take
                                                                 I-80, exit Rocklin Rd,
                                                                 go Right. Turn Left
                                                                 on S. Grove, Right on
                                                                 Winding Lane.
                                                                 4045 Winding Lane, Rocklin
                                                                 (916) 624.2217

71. M.                                                       75. Finnish
    Kathlyn                                                      Temperance
    Reeve                                                        Hall
    and Mixed                                                    Take I-80 West, exit
    Media                                                        Rocklin Road, turn
                                                                 Right. At South Grove
    Showing with                                                 St., turn Left into park-
    Felicia Lamb,                                                ing lot beside the
    #68                                                          building.
                                                                 4090 Rocklin Road, Rocklin
                                                                 Map/tickets sold here during tour

72. Victoria Brooks                                          76. Earl Bianchi
     Oil and Watercolor                                          Wire Sculpture,
    Take Auburn-Folsom Rd.,
    turn East into Placer                                        Showing at Finnish
    Canyon Homes (gated).                                        Temperance Hall,
    Left on Vista Cove Place                                     #75
    to studio. Call from gate
    phone if closed.
    4717 Vista Cove Place,
    (916) 652.9448

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   77. Judie Larson                                     81. Phawnda Moore
        Oil Pencil,                                         Calligraphy & Brush Illustration,
        Watercolor                                          Book Design, Mixed Media, Asian
                                                            Vases, Gifts
       Showing at Finnish
       Temperance Hall, #75                                 From I-80 West, exit Sierra College
                                                            Blvd., turn Left, go over freeway. At
                                                            third stop light, turn Right on El Don
                                                            Dr. At first stop sign, turn Right to
                                                            studio. From Finn Hall exit Right--
                                                            Rocklin Rd. to El Don, turn Right, bear
                                                            Left to Ambassador.
                                                            5667 Ambassador Drive, Rocklin
                                                            (916) 630.0505

   78. Connie Omans                                     82. Tim Libby
       Mixed Media                                           Acrylic and Resin on Wood
                                                             and Canvas
       Showing at Finnish
       Temperance Hall, #75                                 Studio is in Triple Vision Art, (sign:
                                                            ”Gallery”), located in Food Source
                                                            Shopping Center. From Hwy. 65, exit
                                                            Stanford Ranch Rd. From I-80, exit
                                                            Hwy 65. First 65 exit is Stanford
                                                            Ranch Rd. First intersection is Five
                                                            Star Blvd. 6661 Stanford Ranch Road,
                                                            Suite E, Rocklin (916) 630.1200

   79. Gayle                                            83. Fred Ekman
       Rappaport-                                           Watercolor, Gouache, Ink &
       Weiland                                              Oil
       Mixed Media/Collage
       Watercolor/Acrylic                                   Take I-80, exit Hwy. 65 N to third
                                                            exit: Blue Oaks Blvd. West. Go
       Showing at Finnish                                   1.8 mi. to Woodcreek Oaks, turn
       Temperance Hall, #75                                 Right. At Parkside Wy, turn Left.
                                                            Turn Right on McCloud, go 1/2 bl.
                                                            and turn Right again on McCloud.
                                                            Rogue is first street to Left.
                                                            2508 Rogue Way, Roseville
                                                            (916) 772.4953

   80. David                                            84. Elma Jella
       Thibeault                                            Mixed Water Media
                                                            Take I-80, exit Hwy. 65 toward
       Showing at Finnish                                   Lincoln. Exit Blue Oaks Blvd.
       Temperance Hall, #75                                 West. Go about 3.5 mi. to Del
                                                            Webb Blvd. Turn Left on Del
                                                            Webb. Take first Left on Buggy
                                                            Whip, Right on Stagecoach, Left
                                                            on Mule Team Wy. to studio.
                                                            7096 Mule Team Way, Roseville
                                                            (916) 771.7855

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85. Patricia Abraham                                                       89. Darlene
    Water Media                                                                Engellenner
                                                                               Sculpture, Collage
    Take I-80 to Hwy. 65, exit
    Pleasant Grove Blvd., turn Left                                            Take I-80, exit Douglas
    onto Pleasant Grove, go 3.4                                                Bl. East., turn Right on
    mi. to Rose Creek Rd. Turn                                                 Sunrise Ave. appx. 0.5
    Right on Rose Creek Rd, fol-                                               mi. to Coloma Wy. At
    low to Frontier, turn Left. Turn                                           the church (on Coloma)
    Right on Pear Blossom Ct. to                                               turn Left, then Right on
    studio. 609 Pear Blossom Ct.,                                              Oakridge and immediate Left on Tiffany. Studio is second house,
    Roseville (916) 773.5533                                                   second block. 1408 Tiffany Circle, Roseville
                                                                               (916) 782.2909

86. Diedre Trudeau                                                         90. Judi Stickney
    Artful i Gallery &                                                          Sculpture — Stone and Bronze
    Acrylic on Wood Panel and                                                  From Cavitt-Stallman, go south on
    Canvas                                                                     Shadow Oaks (private road) which
                                                                               turns into Ashby Ln.
    Exit I-80 West, take Douglas Blvd.                                         5275 Ashby Lane, Granite Bay
    West, turn Right onto Judah, take                                          (916) 791.5964
    Right onto Oak, go through stop sign
    and take a Left onto Washington
    Blvd. underpass, through Main and
    Right onto Elefa. From Lincoln,
    take Pleasant Grove to Washington,
    turn Left, Left on Elefa St. 212 Elefa Street, Historic Old Town
    Roseville (916) 773.2242

                                                                           91. Delia Toni
87. Margot Comer                                                               Oil, Acrylic,
    Studio 5                                                                   Watercolor
    Oil                                                                        I-80 E (from
                                                                               Sacramento), exit
    From I-80 Exit                                                             Douglas Blvd. East,
    Douglas Blvd. West,                                                        toward Granite Bay.
    toward downtown                                                            Left on Barton Rd. at
    Roseville. Stay in the                                                     stop light. Follow the left curve to stop sign. Go straight onto Olive
    Right lane and bear Right on Judah St. Second Right on Oak St.             Ranch Rd. Studio is third house on left. 5832 Olive Ranch Road,
    Studio 5 Gallery is on the Left side in first block. Parking in rear       Granite Bay (916) 791.3109
    alley. 510 Oak St., Roseville. (916) 771.8955

88. Roseville                                                              92. Valerie Story
    Arts                                                                        Oil, Watercolor, Charcoal
    Center/ 405
    Gallery                                                                    Showing with Delia Toni
                                                                               Panighetti, #91
    405 Vernon St.,
    Exciting redevelop-
    ment in progress
    (916) 783.4117

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   93. Terry Dougherty                                               97. Andrea Martin
       Acrylic                                                           Watercolor

       From I-80 W, exit Sierra College                                  Take I-80 West, take
       Bl., turn Left. At Cavitt-Stallman                                Eureka Rd. exit. (If trav-
       Rd, turn Left, then Right on                                      eling East, turn Right
       Olive Ranch, Right on Stirling,                                   at end of exit). Turn
       Right on Willow Gate Ct. to stu-                                  Right on East Roseville
       dio. From Barton Rd., Left on                                     Pkwy. Turn Right on
       Stirling, Right on Willow Gate Ct.                                Brackenbury Wy. Turn Left on Parkford Cir. Studio is first house on right
       8535 Willow Gate Court,                                           after stop sign.
       Granite Bay (916) 791.6728                                        5310 Parkford Circle, Granite Bay (916) 789.7017

                                                                     98. Mya Louw
   94. Chris K. Foster                                                   Oil, Pastel, Acrylic
       Calligraphy in Acrylic and
       Watercolor                                                        From Douglas Blvd.
                                                                         (East), turn Right on
       From I-80, exit Douglas Bl.                                       Barton Rd. Turn Left
       East (approx. 6 mi.), then                                        onto MacDuff, Right
       Right on Iris, immediate                                          on Oak Leaf Wy. to
       Left on Dambacher, Right                                          studio.
       on Bronson Dr. Please enter                                       9330 Oak Leaf Way,
       through Hill Road gate. Studio                                    Granite Bay
       is corner house.                                                  (916) 772.2402
       8802 Bronson Drive, Granite
       Bay (916) 797.0132

   95. Lorelee Love
       Clay                                                              If you’re
       From I-80, exit Douglas Bl. East, go                              interested
       5 mi. to Hill Rd., turn Right, go 2 bl.                           in improving
       to studio on Hill Rd.
       7795 Hill Road, Granite Bay                                       arts education for kids…
       (916) 791.0299
                                                                         you’ll need a license.

                                                                         The Arts License Plate, designed by
                                                                         renowned California artist Wayne
                                                                         Thiebaud, is the first plate in the nation
   96. Joe Strickland                                                    solely designed to benefit the Arts. Your
        Acrylic, Mixed Media
                                                                         purchase of the Arts plate helps fund
       From E. Roseville Pkwy., go
       Left on Elmhurst Dr., Right on                                    arts education and local art programming
       Chelshire, Left on Crocker, Left
       on Citadel Ct. to studio.                                         in schools and communities throughout
       5004 Citadel Court, Granite
       Bay (916) 791.0447                                                California. Order your plate today by calling
                                                                         (800) 201-6201 or visit

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In Memoriam: Johanna Dahn
by Persia Woolley

J ohanna Dahn wassat quiet close to thelittle
                  a         woman, a
round person who     very                front
of the Growers’ Market in Auburn, greeting
people with a gentle nod, a serious smile. On
the card table before her were an array of
watercolor cards, each hand-done and each
relating to a local landmark such as Placer
County Courthouse or No Hands Bridge. She
captured them so well that she became one
of our best ambassadors to the world. I often
thought about doing a story on her, but it was
easy to get distracted by the errand I was run-
ning, to smile back, to plan to stop and talk
next time.
   But there wasn’t a next time. Johanna Dahn
died of cancer on June 17th. Artist Gerda
Francesca had interviewed Johanna several
weeks before her death, and the unique life of    County, was displayed on the Auburn Art                Johanna Dahn,
this artist will not be lost, after all.          Walk, and took up her spot at the Growers’             shown with a
   Born in Rumania in 1921, she came from a       Market.                                                piece of her prize-
family of painters who quickly noted her tal-        This artist was not world famous. She did           winning art.
ent; she held first exhibit at age 10. Dahn was   nothing to change the way art is practiced.
caught in the chaos of World War II, when         She was not even a flamboyant character. But
whole countries were occupied, changed            she had been “close up and personal” with the
sides, saw travel allowed or not allowed,         forces that shaped the 20th Century, and came
depending on who was in charge at the             through it all with that touch of gentility, that
moment. As a young bride, she was smuggled        serious smile, and both the desire and ability
from one place to another, once on a train,       to capture beauty on paper. It was a gift she
another time walking 60 kilometers at night in    shared with the world.
order to slip over the border where she man-         Johanna Dahn’s one request at the end was
aged to rendezvous with her older brother at      that rather than having flowers and such at her
a friend’s house. She was forced to work in a     passing, she would prefer a donation be made
refuge camp in Vienna for about a year, until     to the Arts Council of Placer County in
she escaped and made her way to her in-laws       her name.
in Germany.
   When the war was over, the Red Cross
helped locate her husband in an American               Share Your Love of the Arts and Humanities…
POW camp near Munich. They lived in
Germany for the next six years and had two
children, Tamara and Michael. In 1952 the
family emigrated to the U.S., where they lived
                                                        Including a charitable bequest to the Arts Council
                                                       of Placer County in your estate plans is a way that
in New York City. While there, Johanna stud-
ied landscape painting with Edgar Whitney,               you can say thank you to your family, friends, and
and sold her work in the Washington Square             community while sharing your love of the Arts and
Art Show twice a year. In 1979 the fam-                         Humanities with future generations.
ily moved to San Francisco, then up the hill
to Auburn. Here, she became a member                      For more information about a charitable bequest,
of Gallery One, the Arts Council of Placer                    call the arts council at (530) 885-5670.

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                                                                                      Barn “Raising”
                                                                                                                 by Janis Dice

                    S ome communities try to downplaywill cel-
                    agricultural roots, but Placer County
                    ebrate its agrarian heritage in an artistic way
                    at the premier of the Placer Farm and Barn
                    Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October
                    9 – 10, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
                       “Placer County is one of the fastest-grow-
                    ing municipalities in the state, so it’s especially
                    important that we show support to our farm-
                    ers and ranchers who are preserving our agro-
                    nomic legacy,” says Agricultural Commissioner
                    Christine Turner. “The Farm and Barn Festival
                    is a great way to encourage people to develop
                    a connection back to the farm, to show our
                    children where the food on our tables come
                    from. The event combines art, education,
                    music and food into a fun family event.”
                       On Saturday, the quad on the Sierra College
                    campus will become the venue for the festival
                    star — the annual AGROartTM Competition.
                    There, individuals and groups of children and
                    adults create sculptures, portraits, and works
                    of edible art on site, using fruits and vegeta-
                    bles as their media. Entries will be judged and
                    $5,000 in prize money awarded in a variety of
                    competition categories divided by age groups.
                       The AGROartTM contest was initiated in 1996
                    as a whimsical way to highlight Placer’s his-
                    tory as a prolific fruit and vegetable producer.
                    The event has bloomed larger each year, out-
                    growing its previous locales and cultivating an       A chance to be creative with produce is only part
                    international audience that savors its quirky         of this year’s Farm & Barn Festival. On day two,
                    flavor. Imaginative entries have included the         visitors can take a self-guided tour of working
                    Statue of Liberty, organization logos, and a          farms and ranches.
                    portrait in produce of Bacchus, the Greek god
                    of wine.
                       Also on hand at the festival will be live          Visitors that day will experience up-close
                    music on stage, vendors offering farm-fresh           encounters with farm animals, explore vintage
                    foods and locally-produced art for sale, fruit        and modern barns, eat farm-fresh food, and
                    tastings, and a children’s play garden. Ample         see educational demonstrations. Passports for
                    free parking will be available on campus.             the self-guided tour are $5 per vehicle, with
                    Donations for admission to Saturday’s activities      free parking at the farms and ranches.
                    are $5; free to children ages 12 and under.              “It’s a way to see agricultural operations
                       On Sunday, October 10, the festival hits the       in action, while letting the growers know
                    road for a self-guided tour of several work-          they are a valued part of the community,”
                    ing farms and ranches, and an historic coun-          says Molly Johnson, program manager of
                    try schoolhouse, in western Placer County.            PlacerGROWN. “And when people buy locally

22								 September/October 2004       Perspectives Special Art Studios Tour Edition
Farm and Barn Festival, October 9 – 10, celebrates
Placer’s rich agriculture and arts heritage

produced food goods, it keeps the industry
alive and ultimately helps preserve ranch and
farm lands that give this county its rare, rural
   Presented by the Arts Council of Placer
County, Sierra College, PlacerGROWN, High
Sierra R&D Council, Placer County Resource
Conservation District, Placer County Board
of Supervisors, Placer County Department
of Agriculture, Foothill Farmers’ Market
Association, Placer County Visitors Council,
and South Placer Tourism, the weekend festi-
val is a celebration of the art of agriculture.
   “The organizing committee is made up of
people who truly care and appreciate the
benefits of enjoying the agricultural products
from Placer County,” suggests Joanne Neft,
director of the county’s ag marketing program.
“They’re giving people a chance to get out on
the farm and become aware of Placer’s agri-

                                                                                            CHRIS KITTREDGE
culture and how important it is to support the
local growers and eat locally grown goods.
   “Most people don’t realize that the fruit on
their table has traveled an average 1500 miles
to get to the plate,” she says. “We want to get
people thinking healthy, fresh, and local.”

                                                                                                PAINTINGS BY
For tickets, tour maps or more information, call
(530) 885-5670 or visit:
                                                                                            BONNIE FEREIRA. DIGITAL
                                                                                            HONORAR Y CHARIS: ALEX

Sculptures, portraits, and works of edible art material-
ize from fruits and vegetables at the annual AGROartTM
competition, part of the 2004 Farm & Barn Festival.

                             Perspectives Special Art Studios Tour Edition   September/October 2004                   23
                                                                 Godzilla Eats Las Vegas
                                                                                                      by Arlene Evans
                                                                                        Photos by Sidney McCammond

                                                                         members, spun off from the Sierra College
                                                                         Symphony, a string group that was playing in
                                                                         Nevada County. “We wanted to play music,”
                                                                         says clarinetist Margaret Wegner, who has
                                                                         been with the group since its inception, “yet
                                                                         in a symphony orchestra, the focus is on the
                                                                         strings. Many of us on clarinets, and even
                                                                         those on percussion, would sit and count 42
                                                                         measures. The wind ensemble allows us to
                                                                         play music most of the time because in a wind
                                                                         orchestra the clarinets take the part of the vio-
                                                                            “The group plays an eclectic array of
                                                                         music,” says Hill. “At the outdoor venues, we
                                                                         do what I’d classify as ‘Concert in the Park’
                                                                         type of music — popular medleys, marches,
                                                                         military, patriotic, that kind of thing. In our
                                                                         big programs, we play symphonic wind music,
                                                                         music that would be classified as classically
                                                                         oriented, major works for bands.”
                                                                            Hill notes that the ensemble is essentially

                        Godzilla Eats Las actuallymaymajor piece a
 The Sierra Nevada                                                       a band, yet a number of names are applied
  Winds Orchestra                              Vegas   sound like        to their kind of group — symphonic wind
          in concert,   sci-fi movie, but it’s       a                   orchestra, concert band, symphonic band,
   Yuba City, 2003.     of music by composer Eric Whittikaker of         and symphonic wind. However, the group
                        Nevada. “Whittikaker has written this very       chose the name “orchestra“ rather than “band,”
                        descriptive piece of music, and he put out a     according to Wegner, “because we wanted to
                        program for the audience so they can read        form a wind ensemble that would play music
                        along,” says William “Bill” Hill, conductor of   comparable to some of the finest symphonic
                        the Sierra Nevada Winds Orchestra. “So it’s      music. Our goals are to play good music and
                        kind of a musical play. You can hear Godzilla    to foster interest in music among young
                        going through the music and eating Liberace      people.”
                        and Frank Sinatra.”
                           The Sierra Nevada Winds Orchestra will
                        perform Godzilla Eats Las Vegas as part of
                        a concert of major works in Yuba City in
                        November, 2004, and at Sierra College in
                        April, 2005. “We also do two children’s con-
      Bottom Right:     certs in Roseville sponsored by the Magic
      The 40-plus-      Circle Theater, one in January and one in
 member orchestra       February, two concerts each time,” says Hill.
  practices once a      Occasionally the group also performs at other
  week, September       concerts, including one in Auburn on the 4th
   through May, at      of July and one in Georgetown in September.
     Roseville High        Fourteen years ago the Sierra Nevada
             School.    Winds Orchestra, then composed of about 16

24								 September/October 2004          Perspectives Special Art Studios Tour Edition
Versatile and venturesome, the Sierra Nevada Winds Orchestra plays pops, classical,
concert-in-the-park music, and major new works

   “Our world is loaded with young composers
who are writing wonderful music for winds,”
says conductor Hill. “I try to find sponsors for
the music because it’s very expensive.”
   A non-profit corporation, the ensemble,
now an invitation-only group with more
than 40 members, is operated by a board of
directors elected from the band. “The only
paid person is the director,” says Wegner.
“Donations are the charges for the perfor-
mances, and we pay dues to the group for the                                                               William Hill,
privilege of playing with a dynamite group of                                                              conductor
musicians.”                                                                                                of the Sierra
   The musicians come from Elk Grove, Yuba                                                                 Nevada Winds
City, Pilot Hill, and Nevada City to rehearse                                                              Orchestra.
once a week from September through May in
the band room at Roseville High School. “After     and teaching. “In all these years, this group
rehearsal, we feel energized, uplifted. Playing    has provided the most opportunity to conduct
with this group is one of the most satisfying      quality music. It’s high gratification for me to
and exciting experiences I’ve ever had,” says      be part of this orchestra.”
   “The enthusiasm of our group sets us
apart, and also the outstanding musicianship
of our members and the love of what we’re
doing,” says Hill. “At last count, I think there
were 14 music teachers in the group. One of
                                                      Sierra Nevada Winds Orchestra
our clarinet players was with the Sacramento                      2004 – 2005 Concert Season
Symphony for 20 years; the tuba player was
also with the symphony. Several of our mem-
bers played with prestigious military bands.                        Sunday, September 19, 2004
They’re all wonderful musicians.”                         Concerts on the Divide, VFW Park, Georgetown, 4 p.m.
   Hill is a member of the National College
Directors’ Association and the World                                 Saturday, November 20, 2004
Organization of Wind Ensembles. “Both of                      First United Methodist Church, Yuba City, 8 p.m.
these organizations put me in touch with
other band directors and composers,” he says.             Friday, January 21 and Friday, February 4, 2005
“Consequently, we have been able to play                   Magic Circle Theater Children’s Concerts, Roseville,
unique music that other groups have not been                               9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
able to.”
   Percussionists are very hard to find, Hill                           Saturday, April 23, 2005
mentions. “Because the music [we play] is                    Sierra College Dietrich Theatre, Rocklin, 7:30 p.m.
contemporary, meaning it’s written for today’s
wind ensemble, it involves a high degree of
percussion. We’d be interested in talking with             For further information, call (530) 269-0395 or visit
anyone who would like to play percussion.”                    
   This year is Hill’s 48th year of conducting

                         Perspectives Special Art Studios Tour Edition                   September/October 2004        25
                         Newcastle Artist Wins Ribbon at                    Art Students Contribute to County’s
                         Western States Horse Expo                          State Fair Exhibit
                                                                            Loralynn and Deanna Owen, who were
                                                                            students in Paula Amerine’s Del Oro High
                                                                            School art class, have added their talents to
                                                                            Placer County’s exhibit for the State Fair, to
                                                                            be held in Sacramento August 20 – September
                                                                            6. Loralynn traced and painted in acrylic a
                                                                            four-by-nine-foot reproduction of a vintage
                                                                            Taylor Ranch fruit label. Deanna painted, also
  “Quiet Strength,”                                                         in acrylic, smaller posters to accompany the
 pen & ink by Ann                                                           reproduction. The girls were encouraged by
 Ranlett, 1st Place,                                                        Amerine, who suggested the project to them.
  Pen & Ink, at the                                                            The project took about a month to com-
   Western States                                                           plete, she said, and the sisters are looking
   Horse Expo Art                                                           forward to seeing their work at the State Fair.
 Show, held in June                                                         The county display there will include a small-
    in Sacramento                                                           scale version of a fruit shed filled with agricul-
                                                                            tural products from throughout Placer County,
                                                                            including flowers, fruits, and vegetables.
  Bottom Right, top:                                                           “These girls are exceptionally hard-work-
     Loralynn Owen,                                                         ing and very skilled,” said Amerine. “This was
     shown with the      Ann Ranlett, owner of Nature Illustrations         a growth-provoking project for them, and I
   Taylor family fruit   & Pet Portraits, won a First Place in the Pen      know they will enjoy feedback from the public
 label she enlarged      & Ink division of the Western States Horse         about it.”
     and painted for     Expo Art Show, held in Sacramento in June.
     Placer County’s     Her winning drawing, “Quiet Strength,” is of
   State Fair exhibit,   Joker’s Thunder, an English Shire draft horse
      in Sacramento      stallion, and his owner, Michael Holmberg.
             through     The pen & ink was shown in the recent
       September 6.      “Equus, A Celebration of the Horse” exhibit at
                         The Arts Building, in Auburn.
      Bottom Right,         The Western States Horse Expo, held every
             bottom:     June at Sacramento’s Cal Expo Fairgrounds, is
     Deanna Owen         the largest and most comprehensive equine
        painted two      exposition and trade show in North America.
    identical pieces     The expo includes everything equine — hun-
 for the statement       dreds of vendors, dozens of clinicians and
 of purposes, to be      experts, a premium horse sale, a complete
     placed at both      display of breeds and sports, a world-class rid-
  exhibit entrances.     ing competition — and the extensive art show,
         The Owen        which attracts some of America’s most noted
sisters are the 5th      equine and landscape artists. Last year’s juried
   generation to be      art show drew entrants from 47 states.
born and raised in          Ranlett will be showing her work in the
  Placer County, on      Autumn Art Studios Tour, November 12, 13,
both their mother’s      and 14, at her studio in Newcastle. Showing
    (Hubbard) and        with her there will be ceramic artists Donna &
    father’s (Owen/      Gary Claggett. All three artists will be demon-
      Larsen) sides.     strating their work during the tour.

26								 September/October 2004           Perspectives Special Art Studios Tour Edition
Auburn Community Band
Seeks Musicians
The Auburn Community Band (ACB), a group
of volunteer amateur and professional musi-
cians, meets regularly to rehearse and per-
forms throughout the Auburn area. The band’s
repertoire includes show tunes, marches, big
band pieces, and favorite selections from
musicals. ACB is currently seeking musicians
of all ages, but is especially encouraging
Auburn’s younger musicians to join the group.
Prospective members must read music and
have at least two years’ experience on their
instruments. Performances are optional with
advance notice to the director.
   Any interested musicians are invited to
bring their instruments and music stands to an
ACB practice session (no auditions required).
The band meets Wednesday evenings at                Two monks, The Venerable
Health For All, in the Discovery Business Park,     Geshe Choeden, a spiritual
4065 Grass Valley Hwy., #206. Doors open
at 6:30 p.m.; rehearsal starts at 7:05 p.m. For
                                                    leader, and The Venerable
details, contact band president Mary Halbrook       Lobsang Tsultrim, a man-
at (530) 888-1801, band advisor Dorothy Lewis       dala master, graced The Arts
at (530) 889-9311 or       Building in Auburn with the creation
Or visit                         in June of a Circle of Healing sand
                                                    mandala. Using white sand that is
South Placer Artists Support                        dyed with 14 different colors, Tsultrim created the unique and very
KVIE’s Art Auction 2004                             beautiful work by himself. (In Tibetan monasteries in India different
Each year, the KVIE auction includes in a           rules are observed as to whether all or only several monks work
“Special Collection” of art from Northern           on the yearly ritual.) These two monks began their U.S. trip in
California artists. Among South Placer art-         May and will not see home again until the end of the year. While
ists donating works to this year’s auction are      in California, they have stayed at Essalen in Big Sur as well as in
Gayle Rappaport-Weiland, Victoria Brooks,
and Sandy Delehanty. Thirty-five other dis-
                                                    Auburn and, a week later, in Grass Valley.
tinguished artists will also participate in the
“Special Collection” including Gregory Kondos,                                           Friends and OLAS
Jose Montoya, Larry Welden, and David                                                    members gave Gail Robertson
Lobenberg, among others.                                                                 a festive farewell before she and
    The KVIE Art Auction 2004 also includes                                              her family moved to Utah. From
a juried competition open to Northern
California and Central Valley artists. KVIE’s Art
                                                                                         left to right are Rosie Stilwell,
Auction 2004 will broadcast live on Channel 6                                            Gerda Francesca, Tommi Moller,
September 17, 18, 19. A preview social event                                             Melissa Arnold, Kerry Clark and
will be held Wednesday, September 15, 5:                                                 Robertson. Robertson was one
30 p.m. Starting in September, tickets will         of the first to put out her shingle at the Old Library Art Studios.
be available online at file://         Fellow artists gave her an historical photograph of the Carnegie
artauction or by calling (916) 641-3651.
                                                    Library when it was first built.

                         Perspectives Special Art Studios Tour Edition                 September/October 2004       27
Galleries                                                                September 16 – October 30: 3rd Annual Children’s Open Show.
                                                                         Reception during 3rd Saturday Art Tour, September 18, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
                                                                         At Art House Children’s Gallery, 405 Vernon St. (916) 786-7827.
                                                                         September – October: Paintings by Sue Averell. Averell’s splashy
Through September 11: Duality: John Hull Sculptures & Diane              paintings allude to energy, action, and freedom. Presented by the
Ruhkala Bell Constructionist Works. The artists exploit the              Rainbow Gallery; Williams & Padden Architects and Planners; Lafler,
strength of yin (the earth) and the energy of yang (the heavens). Hull   Moore & Webb; and Omni-Means, Ltd. At 2237 Gallery, 2237 Douglas
offers subtle and simple yet suggestive line in stone and wood sculp-    Blvd. (916) 786-8178.
tures. Bell constructs unusual and intriguing compositions combining
hand-printed papers, collagraphs, rusted metal, and wood. Artful-i       October 14 – November 6: Ribbons of Hope Open Art Show. Work
Gallery, 212 Elefa St., corner of Elefa & Washington. (916) 773-2242.    interpreting ribbons on the theme of hope, commemorating the 20th                                                          anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Public recep-
                                                                         tion October 16, 6 – 9:30 p.m. during 3rd Saturday Art Walk. Artful-i
September 16 – October 9: City & Nature-Scapes. Works by digital         Gallery, 212 Elefa St., corner of Elefa & Washington. (916) 773-2242.
photographer J. Pat Livingston & photographer Lewis Kemper.    
Also, Nature’s Ballets, Judi Stickney’s stone & bronze sculpture.
Opening Reception September 18, 6 – 9:30 p.m., during 3rd Saturday       October 16 – November 18: Paintings by Gayle Rappaport-Weiland,
Art Tour; classical soundscape music by electronic violinist Gregg       Margot Comer, PK King, & Charles W. Byard. Gallery Hours:
Goyins, 7 – 9 p.m. Artful-i Gallery, 212 Elefa St., corner of Elefa &    Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and by appointment. Studio 5
Washington. (916) 773-2242.                              Gallery, 510 Oak St. (916) 771-8955.
September 16 – October 15: New works by Gayle Rappaport-                 October 16: Paintings by Natasha Romanchova featured, along
Weiland, PK King, and Margot Comer. Artists’ Reception,                  with paintings by Margot Comer, PK King, and Gayle Rappaport-
September 18 during 3rd Saturday Art Tour, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Gallery         Weiland. Artists’ Reception during 3rd Saturday Art Tour, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Hours: Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and by appointment.       Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and by appoint-
Studio 5 Gallery, 510 Oak St. (916) 771-8955.                            ment. Studio 5 Gallery, 510 Oak St. (916) 771-8955.
September 16 – October 30: Roseville Arts Center’s 29th Annual           Ongoing: 3rd Saturday Art Tour. Free art viewing and Open House
Open Art Show. The show draws artists from across the country            every Third Saturday of the month, 6:30 – 9 p.m., in participating
competing for cash prizes, including a $1000 Best of Show. Jurors        galleries: 405 Gallery, 405 Vernon St.; The Art House Children’s
are Sacramento artists Dave Lane and Lisa Handel-Lane. Awards            Gallery, 424 Oak St.; Owl Club, 109 Church St., Old Roseville;
Reception September 18 during 3rd Saturday Art Tour, 6:30 – 9 p.m.       Studio 5 Gallery, 510 Oak St.; 2237 Gallery, 2237 Douglas Blvd.;
Roseville Arts Center’s 405 Gallery, 405 Vernon St. (916) 786-7827.      Borders Books, 2030 Douglas Blvd.; Frostad Atelier, 8609 Auburn
                                                                         Folsom Rd., Granite Bay; Triple Vision Art, 6661 Stanford Ranch
                                                                         Road, Suite E, Rocklin; FastFrame, 1132 Galleria Blvd., Artful i
                                                                         Gallery, Elefa and Washington; Noel Flynn Gallery and Frame
                        S O F T S PA R K L E                             Factory, 1725 Santa Clara Dr.; Cascades New American Cuisine,
                                                                         1420 E. Roseville Parkway; Sun City Roseville Fine Arts Club,
                                                                         Timber Lodge, Del Webb Blvd.; and C R Gallery, 625 Vernon St.
                                                                         Maps available at all galleries and the Roseville Arts Center. To print a
                                                                         map, visit (916) 786-7827.

                                                                         September 22 – October 21: Paintings by Stan Padilla. Padilla is a
                                                                         well-known author, muralist, and painter whose work reflects spiritual
                                                                         themes. Artist Reception/Talk September 22, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Ridley
                                                                         Gallery, Sierra College, 5000 Rocklin Rd. (916) 789-2873.

                                                                         October 26 – November 18: Casey O’Conner & Richard Shaw:
                                                                         Slipcast Ceramics in the Tradition of Trompe’oeil. Artists’
                                                                         Reception/Talk October 26, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Ridley Gallery, Sierra
                                                                         College, 5000 Rocklin Rd. (916) 789-2873.

                                                                         Through September 25: Lincoln Hills Art Association Art Show. A
                                                                         juried fine arts show. Reception September 10, 6 – 8 p.m. Lincoln Arts
                                                                         & Culture Foundation, 580 6th St. (916) 645-9713.
                  S P L E N D I D A M E T H YS T
                                                                         Through September 9: Pastel Society of the West Coast Members
                                                                         Show. A colorful profusion of professional-quality pastel works in a
                                                                         juried show. The Arts Building Gallery, 808 Lincoln Way.
                                                                         (530) 885-2787.

                                                                         Through September 10: Works by KVIE 2002 Art Auction Artists.
                                                                         Stan Padilla (drawing, painting, jewelry), Millie Beatie (porcelain art),
                         studio & galler y                               Nancy Holtz (pen & ink/watercolor), Sandy Delehanty (watercolor),
                                                                         Pam Cushman (watercolor/ fabric art); Rick Litteral (collage and paint-
   107 sacramento st., old town auburn • (530) 823-1965                  ing), Victoria Brooks (oil painting on linen canvas), Imi Lehmbrock-

28								 September/October 2004              Perspectives Special Art Studios Tour Edition
Hirschinger (watercolor), James Hirschinger (photography), Reif            larities and differences through their mutual interest in the arts. 8111
Erickson, (pastel), Edana Gentry (oil and pastel), Merridee Joan Smith     North Lake Blvd., #5, Kings Beach. (530) 546-3491.
(paint on silk), and Margaret Wilner (watercolor). Auburn City Hall
Gallery, 1225 Lincoln Way. (530) 823-4211.                                 Ongoing: Lakeside Gallery & Gifts. Original art, prints, watercolors,
                                                                           jewelry, art supplies, framing and art classes. 8636 North Lake Blvd.,
September 13 – October 15: Heroes, Gods and Monsters: Ceramics             Kings Beach. (530) 546-3135.
by Anthony Gill. In a mix of media, the show explores themes of
myth, religion and power, good and evil, ugliness and beauty, trag-        Ongoing: Potter’s Wheel. Fine-quality crafts by regional artists.
edy and farce. Closing reception ceremonies October 14, 7:30 p.m.,         Specializing in pottery, woodworking, and watercolors. 8331 North
during Auburn Art Walk. Auburn City Hall Gallery, 1225 Lincoln Way.        Lake Blvd., Kings Beach. (530) 546-8400.
(530) 823-4211.
                                                                           Ongoing: Keoki Flagg Gallery of Fine Arts. Features limited edition
Through October 1: Human/Being/Spirit, an invitational figurative          fine art photography from internationally acclaimed photographer
art show with a dance, poetry, and drumming event TBA. The Arts            Keoki Flagg, as well as original glass and hand-painted ceramics from
Building Gallery, 808 Lincoln Way. (530) 885-2787.                         other artists exclusive to the gallery. Galleries in the Village at Squaw
                                                                           Valley and at 419-3 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. (530) 583-1419.
Through October 7: George & Jo Ann Aiello: The Land of
Glittering Dreams, Images from the California Mother Lode                  Ongoing: Vista Gallery. Contemporary art in a variety of media
and Northern Mines. A photographic works project showing                   — printmaking, mixed media, photography, ceramics, painting, and
at Audio Editions, 908 Lincoln Way. (530) 888-7803, ext. 218.              sculpture. Also, the area’s largest collection of nostalgic and vintage                                                         photographs. 7081 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista. (530) 546-7794.
Through October 12: 7th Annual Windows Art Project. Artworks
by individuals diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. At         Ongoing: Pogan Gallery. Original paintings of Lake Tahoe and the
Winemakers, 922 Lincoln Way, Downtown Auburn. (530) 885-44650.             Sierra by the nation’s top landscape painters. 6921 North Lake Blvd.,
                                                                           Tahoe Vista. (530) 546-7846.
October 1 – 31: Hanging Out: New works by Old Town Gallery
Wall Artists. Meet the artists at a reception Thursday, October 14,        Ongoing: Mountain Leaf Fine Art & Gifts. Paintings by Marsha Neu
6 – 9 p.m., during Auburn Art Walk. Auburn Old Town Gallery, 218           and other local artists, unique jewelry. 521 North Lake Blvd., Ste.
Washington St. (530) 887-9150.                                             G202, Tahoe City. (530) 583-0380.

September-October: Latitudes Galleries. Well-known local and               Ongoing: Lake of the Sky Gallery. Landscape and fine art photog-
regional artists showing work in rotating exhibits in an historic          raphy by Richard Francis Topper; designer jewelry by Michou. 521
Auburn Victorian, Latitudes Restaurant, 130 Maple St. For details, call    North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. (530) 583-2722.
art curator Rosie Stilwell, (530) 885-1121.
                                                                           Outside Placer County
September – October: Art Can Heal. Art in a variety of media cho-
                                                                           Through September 4: Changing Seasons, oil landscapes by
sen for its healing qualities. Work by area artists and students from
                                                                           Ursula Johnson. Johnson’s art biography is included in the 2004-
local schools. Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital Hallway Galleries,11815
                                                                           2005 Marquis edition of Who’s Who of American Women, published
Education Dr. (530) 389-8504.
                                                                           in June. Her work is part of a group show at Smith Gallery in
                                                                           Sacramento, and will be exhibited at the gallery on an ongoing basis.
October 7 – November 18: Autumn Art Studios Tour Preview Show.
                                                                           (530) 823-9126.
A sampling of works in a wide variety of media by western Placer
County artists participating in the art studios tour, November 12, 13, &
                                                                           Through September 5: Light Impressions, featuring Thom
14. The Arts Building Gallery, 808 Lincoln Way. (530) 885-2787.
                                                                           Brommerich and Kathy Young Ross. Nature’s beauty revealed
                                                                           through light in photography and watercolors. The New Artworks
Ongoing: Pastels by Margot Schultze & Reif Erickson. Sunset Oaks
                                                                           Gallery, 10239 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks Village. (916) 962-7362.
Framing and Gallery at Fiddler Green Plaza, 1273 Grass Valley Hwy.
(530) 885-4858.
                                                                           Through September 6: BEARS! Icons of the Wild, a photographic
North Tahoe/Truckee                                                        exhibition by Truckee artist Jenny E. Ross. More than 100 pho-
September 3 – 26: Dolly Lee: Forty-Year Retrospective. Works in            tographs of the world’s eight species of bears, along with graphics,
watercolor, acrylic, pen & ink. Opening reception October 3, 5 – 7         maps, and text to enlighten and delight viewers. At the California
p.m. Main Gallery, North Tahoe Arts, 380 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe           State Exposition & Fair, in Sacramento. For more information, (530)
City. (530) 581-2787.                               582-4344 or

September 3 – 26: Carol David: People & Places in Pastels.                 Through September 12: Mother Lode National 38th Annual Art
Opening reception October 3, 5 – 7 p.m. Corison Gallery, North             Exhibition. Presented by Placerville Arts Association at Our House
Tahoe Arts, 380 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. (530) 581-2787.              Defines Art Gallery, 4510 Post St., Ste. 330, El Dorado Hills. (530)                                                     626-3862.

October: Autumn’s Bounty, a celebration of the season featuring            September 3 – October 23: SVPAC Members Show. Viewpoint
works by local and regional artists in all media. Corison Gallery,         Gallery, Sacramento Valley Photographic Art Center, 551 Sequoia
North Tahoe Arts, 380 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. (530) 581-2787.        Pacific Blvd., Sacramento. (916) 441-2341.
                                                                           September 8 – October 3: One for the Money, Two for the SHOW
Ongoing: ARTisan Shop carries a variety of original artwork by North       featuring artists Georgia Beach and Claudia Cullen. Like a fine
Tahoe Arts’ members. 380 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City.                     tapestry, these artists present fine artwork captured in many forms
(530) 581-2787.                                                            — ceramics, watercolor, pen & ink, oil, and collage. Reception 2nd
                                                                           Saturday, September 11, 5:30 – 9 p.m., at The New Artworks Gallery,
Ongoing: Galleria Chipotle: A Multicultural Art Center. Offers             10239 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks Village. (916) 962-7362.
residents and visitors a chance to explore and celebrate cultural simi-

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October 6 – 31: A Place In Time, featuring artists Sandi Kelly            Ongoing: Marty Gessler: Portraits & Oils on Canvas. Works by an
and Donna Naes. Artwork brings special moments once again to              Auburn artist on display at the American River College Gallery, 4700
life, memories marked in time through watercolor, pen & ink, mixed        College Oak Dr., Sacramento. (916) 484-8011.
media, photography, and collage. Reception 2nd Saturday, October
9, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at The New Artworks Gallery, 10239 Fair Oaks Blvd.,      Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento
Fair Oaks Village. (916) 962-7362.
                                                                          Through October 17: Mongolian Art: A Living Landscape.
Ongoing: Art Attack Gallery. Award-winning gallery features many
                                                                          Through October 17: Works by 20th Century Masters: Recent
artists and hosts live meet-the-artists events throughout the year. 868
Tahoe Blvd. #13, Incline Village, Nevada. (775) 831-7400.
                                                                          September 11 – November 7: Drawing from Italy from 1550 – 1650:
Ongoing: Works by major regional and national artists at Julie
                                                                          Works from the Crocker and Solovy Collections.
Baker Fine Art Gallery, 120 N. Auburn St. Ste. 100, Grass Valley.
(530) 273-0910.
                                                                          Continuing: European Painting from the Collection, European
                                                                          Galleries. Introduces museum visitors to the subjects and styles rep-
Ongoing: Vrooman Woodcarving & Wildlife Gallery. Original wild-
                                                                          resented by our European collection; includes a small selection of
life woodcarvings, paintings, sculptures, and photography. Featuring
                                                                          decorative arts rarely seen on display.
national and local artists.10115 Donner Pass Rd., Truckee.
(530) 587-8104.
                                                                          Continuing: Early California Painting Collection. Demonstrates the
                                                                          artistic vitality of Northern California through the 1870s.
Ongoing: Artists of Tahoe/Arts Desire. Art gallery promoting local
artists of Lake Tahoe and close surrounding areas. 761 Northwood
                                                                          The Crocker’s collection includes works from Europe, North America,
Blvd., Incline Village, Nevada. (775) 831-3011.
                                                                          and Asia, dating from the 15th century to the present. The museum
                                                                          also offers special exhibitions, lectures, educational programs, work-
Ongoing: Local Color. A paint-your-own ceramics studio with local
                                                                          shops, concerts, and events. For a complete list of activities for all ages
artists’ exhibits monthly. 931 Tahoe Blvd, Ste. 3A, Incline Village,
                                                                          call (916) 264-5157 or visit
Nevada. (775) 833-3387.
                                                                          216 O St., Sacramento.
Ongoing: The Tahoe Gallery at Sierra Nevada College.

                                                                          Music & Dance
Contemporary artwork by emerging and nationally known artists in a
variety of media. 800 College Dr., Incline Village, Nevada.
(775) 831-1314.
                                                                          September 18: Electronic violinist Gregg Goyins playing City &
                                                                          Nature-Scapes, classical soundscape music. Opening Reception
                                                                          and 3rd Saturday Art Tour. 7 – 9 p.m. Artful i Gallery, 212 Elefa St.,
                                                                          corner of Elefa & Washington. (916) 773-2242.

                                                                          September 26: Mumbo Gumbo, a local nationally known variety
                                                                          music band performs 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Royer Park, corner of
                                                                          Douglas Blvd. and Park Blvd. Last in a series of Concerts in the Park
                                                                          sponsored by the Performing Arts of Roseville. (916) 786-7380.

                                                                          October 16: The Edlos Variety Show. A wild and crazy comedy and
                                                                          music group. An the Roseville Theatre, 241 Vernon St., 8 p.m. Tickets
                                                                          $15 – $25. Sorry, no discounts or coupons. For reservations, call
                                                                          (916) 782-1777.

                                                                          October 3: Chamber Music Alive Concert. Classical music by an
                                                                          accomplished chamber orchestra led by violinist Ben Dominitz.
                                                                          Dietrich Theatre, Sierra College, 3 p.m. Tickets for three-concert series
                                                                          available (Oct. 3, Jan. 30, and April 24, all at 3 p.m.) For tickets, call
                                                                          (916) 789-2920.

                                                                          October 9: Fall Choral Concert. Dietrich Theatre, Sierra College, 7:30
                                                                          p.m. 5000 Rocklin Road. (916) 789-2920.

                                                                          October 10: Fall Instrumental Concert. Dietrich Theatre, Sierra
                                                                          College, 2 p.m. 5000 Rocklin Road. (916) 789-2920.

                                                                          October 2: North of Disorder & Proudfoot, an American Celtic
                                                                          band, with an Arts & Crafts Festival, 10 a.m. – evening. Presented by
                                                                          Lincoln Arts & Cultural Foundation. Downtown Lincoln, Beermann
                                                                          Plaza. (916) 645-9713.

                                                                          September 9: Jazz at 808. Drummer Jimmy Robinson & Friends
                                                                          present an evening of jazz. Two seatings, at 6 & 8 p.m. The Arts

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Building, 808 Lincoln Way. For reservations, (530) 885-5670.                including the State Capitol in Sacramento. The museum houses exhib-
                                                                            its reflecting the history of the granite industry in the region. Three
September 17: Dave’s Cave presents Michael J. Smith, a legend-              miles of nature trails offer views of old quarry sites. (916) 663-1837.
ary singer-songwriter from Chicago. Tickets $12 at the door. 11545 D        Tours (530) 889-6500.
Avenue, DeWitt Center. (530) 887-5477.
September 18: Franc D’Ambrosio’s Broadway. The singer starred
                                                                            Placer County Museum, 101 Maple Street
in the San Francisco production of “The Phantom of the Opera”
                                                                            On display on the first floor of the Placer County Courthouse are
for six years. He was Al Pacino’s opera-singing son, Anthony
                                                                            exhibits representing the chronological history of Placer County, from
Corleone, in “Godfather III,” and recently starred as the lead in Barry
                                                                            the Pleistocene era to contemporary times. Also on display is the
Manilow’s pre-Broadway tour of “Copacabana.” Presented by Auburn
                                                                            Pate Native American Collection of over 400 items. Docents offer free
Community Concerts Association. Tickets for the five-concert 2004
                                                                            walking tours of Old Town Auburn every Saturday starting at 10 a.m.;
– 2005 concert season now available. Individual tickets at the door
                                                                            tour groups meet at the front entrance of the courthouse. (530) 889-
are $20. (530) 885-1003.
Truckee/North Tahoe                                                         Bernhard Museum Complex, 291 Auburn-Folsom Road
October 1: Cashore Marionettes on stage at Cal Neva. Joe Cashore            This complex was built as an inn called Travelers Rest in 1851.
returns to North Lake Tahoe by popular demand with his incredible           The house, one of the oldest wooden structures in Placer County,
hand-crafted marionettes. Presented by Arts for the Schools, 7 p.m. at      was added in 1868. Now restored, the house is furnished with late
Cal Neva’s Frank Sinatra Celebrity Showroom. For tickets,                   Victorian pieces. Also located in the complex is an 1874 winery, one
(530) 546-4602.                                                             of the first in the state, a reconstructed carriage barn, and Gallery
                                                                            One, home of the Placer Arts League. Docent tours, permanent and
Outside Placer County                                                       seasonal exhibitions. (530) 889-6500.
September 19: Sierra Nevada Winds Orchestra performs at
                                                                            Gold Country Museum, 1273 High Street
Concerts on the Divide, 4 p.m., VFW Park, Georgetown.
                                                                            This museum chronicles the rich history of gold mining in the region.
(530) 633-4636.
                                                                            Exhibits include gold panning demonstrations, a walk through a man
                                                                            shaft, an operational stamp mill model, and displays showing the
Ongoing: Mondavi Center Presents. World-class performances of
                                                                            lifestyle of Gold Country residents during the Gold Rush. At the Gold
music, dance, and drama; also, well-known speakers’ presentations
                                                                            Country Fairgrounds. (530) 889-6500.
and concerts for children. On the UC Davis campus. For a complete
schedule of events, call (530) 752-1915 or visit
                                                                            Joss House Museum and Chinese History Center, at Sacramento
                                                                            Street and Brewery Lane, Old Town Auburn

Museums                                                                     This historic building is almost completely restored and will soon
                                                                            be open to the public. The original temple altar is preserved in this
                                                                            Chinese house of worship; on display are artifacts representative
Roseville                                                                   of the lives of the Chinese people during the Gold Rush. Open by
                                                                            appointment. (530) 823-2613.
Roseville Telephone Co. Museum, 106 Vernon Street
With exhibits detailing the history of telephone communications and         Foresthill
of the Roseville Telephone Company, the museum offers a portrayal
of an often-overlooked aspect of the past. Displays include old-style       Foresthill Divide Museum, 24601 Harrison Street
switchboards and telephones; models range to present day.                   Museum displays portraying the history of the Foresthill and Iowa Hill
(916) 786-1621.                                                             Divides include a model of the Foresthill Logging Company, firefight-
                                                                            ing equipment, depictions of life during the Gold Rush and of early
Maidu Interpretive Center-Indian Museum and                                 modes of transportation. (530) 889-6500.
Nature Learning Center
Offers Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. tours of ancient Nisenan (southern          Dutch Flat
Maidu) village site & Saturday 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. tours, featuring          Golden Drift Museum, 32820 Main Street
over 300 bedrock mortars, petroglyphs and evidence of thousands of          The colorful history of the “Golden Triangle” — Dutch Flat, Gold
years of occupation by the Maidu. Interpretive Center offers exhibits,      Run, Alta/Towle — is shown in exhibits depicting boom days of
nature trail, family weekend programs, campfires, “old ways” classes,       hydraulic mining, the rise of the county’s timber industry, the coming
camps, and more. Center is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4              of the transcontinental railroad, and the growth of communities. Tour
p.m.. 1960 Johnson Ranch Drive, Roseville. (916) 772-4242.                  the town and all its historic buildings. (530) 889-6500.
Rocklin                                                                     Truckee/North Lake Tahoe
Rocklin History Museum, 3895 Rocklin Rd.                                    Gatekeepers Cabin Museum, 130 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City
Opened in June 2002, the museum houses a history timeline, Whitney          The museum houses artifacts of Lake Tahoe history, including pan-
Family items, Indian artifacts, quarry tools and railroad items, Ruben      eled history displays, illustrated pioneer stories, hundreds of histori-
Ruhkala paintings, and a Rocklin Jubilee display, as well as many           cal items, and a research library. One wing contains the Marion
historic photos. Also on display are a quarry photo supergraphic, a         Steinbach Indian Basket Museum, filled with a collection of more
quarry layout with a description of quarry operation, geology exhib-        than 800 rare baskets from 85 tribes, and collections of Indian dolls,
its, and Rocklin’s Centennial quilt. The architectural style of the small   and Southwestern pottery. (530) 583-1762.
Victorian home that houses the museum is typical of many early
1900’s Rocklin homes. Its original doors, cabinetry, woodwork and           The Watson Cabin Living Museum, 560 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City
exterior trim are good examples of the period. (916) 624-2355.              An outstanding, preserved, turn-of-the-century log cabin, built in 1908
                                                                            by Robert Montgomery Watson, Tahoe City’s first Constable. (530)
Penryn                                                                      583-1762.
Griffith Quarry Museum, Taylor and Rock Spring roads
Griffith Quarry’s history dates back to its founding in 1864. The quar-     Emigrant Trail Museum, 12593 Donner Pass Rd., Truckee
ry was major supplier of granite for many of California’s buildings,        Located in Donner Memorial State Park, this museum focuses on the

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theme of the Donner Party. A 26-minute movie on the Donner Party          Auburn. Produced by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce. For every
is shown on the hour. Other exhibits portray the lives and arts of the    ticket purchased with a certificate, the Auburn Chamber of Commerce
Washoe Indians, early explorers, the building of the railroad through     will donate $5 to Food For Families, which supports local food clos-
the Sierra Nevada, and the early days of Truckee. (530) 582-7892.         ets. Tickets are $65, or pick up a $10 discount certificate from partici-
                                                                          pating Raley’s and Bel Air stores and then purchase tickets by phone:
Outside Placer County                                                     (530) 885-5616 ext. 4; by fax at (530) 885-5854; at the chamber office,
                                                                          601 Lincoln Way, and online at
Folsom History Museum, 823 Sutter Street, Historic Folsom
Through September 30, the museum celebrates the 24th Annual
                                                                          September 24: Keep On Movin’, an exploration of movement as
Antique Quilt and Vintage Clothing Show, with the theme this year
                                                                          meditation with Zen guide Bill Martin. Part of the “Postcards from
of “A Daughter’s Trousseau,” highlighting the history of the double
                                                                          Home” series. $20 at the door. 11545 D Avenue, DeWitt Center.
wedding ring quilt. the show will feature more than 40 antique quilts
                                                                          (530) 887-5477.
as well as vintage fashions and accessories typical of a wedding
and household trousseau. To continue the theme, the “opportunity”
                                                                          September 26: 3rd Annual Heritage Festival. Old Town Auburn.
quilt this year will be a magnificent Double Wedding Ring Quilt. The
                                                                          (530) 889-6500.
Quilt Boutique and museum gift shop will have wonderful books,
handmade items, and quilt block kits for sale. Open daily during
                                                                          October 8: Auburn Symphony Performs to Benefit APPAC.
September, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (916) 985-2707.
                                                                          Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center, Inc. presents the Auburn
                                                                          Symphony in concert, directed by Michael Goodwin. The evening

Events & Festivals
                                                                          starts with a social hour at 6:30 p.m.; concert starts at 7:30 p.m.,
                                                                          followed by dinner at 8:30 p.m. At The Ridge Golf Course.
                                                                          For tickets, (530) 823-2364.
Western & South Placer County
                                                                          October 14: Auburn Art Walk. Local and regional artists show works
November 12, 13, 14: Autumn Art Studios Tour. More than 90 artists        in a variety of mediums in venues throughout Downtown, Old Town,
participate in self-guided tour Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 10 a.m.–    and around Auburn. Live music at several locations. Free admission,
5 p.m. See special section in this issue for details. (530) 885-5670.     free shuttle bus. Sponsored by the Arts Council of Placer County.
                                                                          Brochures with maps available at the arts council office, 808 Lincoln
Roseville                                                                 Way. 6 – 9 p.m. For details on the Art Walk season, call
September 11: Splash!, an annual community event held at Roseville        (530) 885-5670.
Aquatic Complex. For details, (916) 783-8136.

October 5: The Artwear Show & Sale. Event includes a light lun-
cheon buffet and a show of one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, scarves,
hats, and more. Creations will be informally modeled in the gallery
with fashions by Weekender serving as “neutral canvases.” 11:30 a.m.
– 1:30 p.m. at Roseville Arts Center’s 405 Gallery, 405 Vernon St.
(916) 783-4117.

October 9 & 10: Placer Farm & Barn Festival, celebrating all things
PlacerGROWN. Saturday, Oct. 9 AGROart Competition, art, music,
family fun, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Sierra College Quad. Sunday, Oct. 10,
Open Farm & Barn Tour, self-guided by car, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; explore
working farms and ranches, and an historic country schoolhouse. For
tickets/map (530) 885-5670 or visit

November 12 & 13: Tenth Annual Cowpoke Fall Gathering.
Cowboys and cowgirls share their poems and songs. Featuring well-
known cowboy poets Baxter Black and Pat Richardson. Friday, 8
p.m.; two shows on Saturday, 1 & 7 p.m. At the Blue Goose Fruit
Shed, Taylor Rd., downtown. Tickets on sale Sept. 15. For poetry tick-
ets and more info, (916) 652-6290. Tri-tip BBQ dinner Sat., 3 – 7 p.m.
sponsored by the South Placer Heritage Foundation. For BBQ tickets,
(916) 787-0878.

November 13: 5th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair at Lincoln Hills.
Featuring Lincoln Hills artists, this event includes needle arts, fine
arts (ceramics and painting), tole and decorative painting, stamping,
photography, and much more. Ongoing demonstrations and a draw-
ing for the beautiful Opportunity Quilt, as well as the cafe Soleil for
snacks and a great bake sale. (916) 408-0221.

September 18: Auburn’s Black & White Ball — “Safari Nights.”
Five musical groups including Tainted Love, Garratt Wilkin and the
Parrotheads, and Hip Service. 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. in Downtown

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October 16: Auburn Community Festival. Features ScareCrow con-            Conference Center. Presented by Squaw Valley Institute. 7:30 p.m.
test, Giant Pumpkin competition, costume parade, pony rides, kids’        No-host bar social hour at 6:30 p.m. (530) 581-4138.
games, food and music. Auburn Recreation Park, 123 Recreation Dr.         October 28 & 29: Haunted House. Fun for all ages at the Truckee
For a preview, go to                      Community Center. 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tickets at the door.
(530) 887-0609.                                                           (530) 582-7720.

October 17: Fall Antiques Street Fair. Old Town Auburn.                   Outside Placer County
(530) 889-6500.
                                                                          September 17 & 18: 2nd Annual North Columbia Folklife Festival
                                                                          featuring the arts, crafts and cuisine of Mexico. Music by Los
November 19 – December 19: Nicholson Blown Glass Holiday Open             Cenzontles, El Son del Pueblo, and the Bay Area’s Pena-Govea Family
Studio. Watch the art of creating blown forms from molten glass when      demonstrating the popular norteno style of dance music. Other activi-
the Nicholsons open their studio for sales and demonstrations Fridays     ties include a talk and slide show about charro traditions in California
and Saturdays, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m., and Sundays, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Corner      and demonstrations of Mexican roping skills and cartoneria (paper
of Cramer and Bell Roads north of Auburn off Hwy 49. For more in-         mache-type sculpture). A Mexican feast and dance bring the festival
formation, 530-823-1631 or visit              to a close. At North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center, Nevada
                                                                          City. For details, (530) 265-2826.
                                                                          October 1 – 3: El Dorado County Artist Studio Tour. An open stu-
September 8: Outdoor Quilt Show. Contemporary and tradi-                  dios tour 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. Map is $5. For details, call
tional quilts on Main Street and the Lot of Arts. More information,       (530) 677-1566. or 530-346-7160.
                                                                          November 12 & 13: 3rd Annual Beat Generation and Beyond
September 18: Colfax Founders’ Day. More info; 530-346-8888.              Conference. Collaborative conference of art, film, poetry, and perfor-
                                                                          mance. Presentations by poet/performer Anne Waldman, jazz expert
Truckee/North Lake Tahoe                                                  Tom Mazzolini, avant-garde filmographer Craig Baldwin, and artist
September 5: Alpen Wine Fest, featuring wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres,     Deborah Remington. Also, an exhibition of many Beat-era artists’
silent auction. Fundraising event for the Jimmie Heuga Center for         work through November. Sponsored by John Natsoulas Gallery, 521
Multiple Sclerosis. Events Plaza, The Village at Squaw Valley USA.        First St., Davis, CA. (530) 756-3938.
(510) 205-4285.

September 11 & 12: 7th Annual Truckee Railroad Days, featuring
vintage locomotives, rail cars, model train exhibits, hand car rides,
food and vendor booths. Historic Downtown Truckee. (530) 546-1221.        Roseville
September 16: The Age of Dinosaurs in the Sierra. Presentation by         September – October: Roseville Historical Society at the Movies.
geologist Frank DeCourten. Admission free at PlumpJack Conference         Free classic movies every Thursday & Sunday, 1:30 p.m. 557 Lincoln
Center. Presented by the Squaw Valley Institute. 7:30 p.m. No-host bar    St., Old Roseville. For schedule, call (916) 773-3003.
social hour at 6:30 p.m. (530) 581-4138.
September 18: 10th Annual Duck Races. Duck races, games for kids,         Sepember 4: Silver Screen Classic Movie Series screens the
BBQ. Admission is free. Net proceeds benefit charitable community         entertaining comedy “Sullivan’s Travels,” with Joel McCrae and
activities. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Truckee Regional Park. (530) 587-5480.     Veronica Lake at 2 and 7 p.m. in the Beecher Room, Auburn Library,
                                                                          350 Nevada St. Suggested donation: $5 general admission, $4 for
September 19: Trails and Vistas, a celebration of the environment         seniors and children. Presented by the library. (530) 878-7938.
through the arts. Three non-profit groups — the Truckee Donner
Land Trust, InnerRhythms Dance Theatre, and Arts for the Schools          October 2: The Silver Screen Classic Movie Series: “Lost
— present an original art production with dance, live music, and          Horizon,” starring Ronald Colman, at 2 and 7 p.m. in the Beecher
installation art. The creative collaboration aims to help educate the     Room, Auburn Library, 350 Nevada St. Suggested donation $5 general
community through an interactive art walk, in which the participants      admission, $4 seniors and children. Presented by the library. (530)
become involved as part of the piece. Venue: a mile hike in the           878-7938.
Upper Gregory Creek Canyon includes five or six stations featuring
dance and drama performances, music, and sculpture. Adults $12,           November 6: The Silver Screen Classic Movie Series: “Road to
children under10 $5. For tickets, (530) 584-1210.                         Rio,” with Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour, at 2 and 7
                                                                          p.m. in the Beecher Room, Auburn Library, 350 Nevada St. Suggested
October 1 – 3: Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival. Event              donation $5 general admission, $4 seniors and children. Presented by
features master cooking classes, reserve wine tastings, lifestyle semi-   the library. (530) 878-7938.
nars, charity golf tournament, charity dinner with celebrity chefs, a
culinary competition, Grand Tasting, and wine auction.

October 1 – 3: North Tahoe Arts’ Indian Summer Festival.
Features dancing, chanting, food, and traditions of the Washoe Tribe.     Roseville
Commons Beach, Tahoe City. (530) 581-2787.
                                                                          September 10 – October 9: Grease. Rydell High’s spirited class of
October 2 & 3: Native American Festival & Snowdance. Native               1959 capture the look and sound of the 1950s in a rollicking musical
American dancing, arts & crafts booths, model village, demonstrations,    that salutes the rock ’n roll era. One of the longest running shows in
children’s activities, storytelling, Native American art. Shuttle buses   Broadway history. Performances Friday and Saturday evenings at 8
available within the village. Sand Harbor State Park. (775) 831-4440.     p.m., and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. Tickets are $19 general admis-
                                                                          sion, $16 seniors and students, $6 children 11 and under. The historic
October 19: Rivers of Gold in the Ancient Sierra. Presentation            Roseville Theatre, 241 Vernon St. Handicapped accessible theatre..
by geologist Frank DeCourten. Free admission. At the PlumpJack            Hearing assistance available. For reservations, call (916) 782-1777.

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September 24 – October 23: The Housekeeper. Manley needs to hire          Ongoing: Painting in Oils and Acrylics with Margot Comer.
a housekeeper after the death of his mother, and Anne coincidentally      Adults learn about paint, brushes, mediums and other painting
appears. The conflicting personalities make for great antics in this      tools in oils and acrylics while working on a project of their choice.
intelligent romantic comedy starring Bob and Rosemarie Gerould.           Drawing, composition, color and value are taught as they are used to
Performances Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., and Sunday           start, work, and finish successful canvases. A variety of methods intro-
afternoons at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 general admission, $15 seniors       duced and a lively exchange of ideas encouraged. Tuesday, 10 a.m.
and students, $6 children 11 and under. At the newly renovated            – 1 p.m.; Thursday, 6 – 9 p.m. Studio 5 Gallery, 510 Oak St.
Tower Theatre, 421 Vernon St. The theatre is handicapped accessible.      (916) 771-8955.
Hearing assistance is available. For reservations, call (916) 782-1777.
                                                                          Ongoing: Calligraphy Classes with Chris Foster. Italic hand, begin-
September 25 – October 23: Sleeping Beauty. A wonderful fairytale         ner. Friday 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Michaels Arts and Craft Store.
with an evil witch, a sleeping princess, a valiant prince, and a guard-   (916) 797-0232.
ian fairy in training. Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m. All tickets are $6
(children 3 and under are free). At the historic Roseville Theatre, 241   Ongoing: Classes with Gayle Rappaport-Weiland. For full schedule
Vernon St. The theatre is handicapped accessible. Hearing assistance      and sign-up information, visit
is available. Reservations can be made but are not required.
(916) 782-1777.                                                           Ongoing: Roseville Parks & Recreation Cultural Arts Classes. For
                                                                          a full schedule, call (916) 774-5950 or visit, Parks
Rocklin                                                                   & Recreation Department, Activity Guide.
October 29, 30, 31 & November 4, 5, 6, 7: The Lady’s Not for
Burning by Christopher Fry, a dramatic comedy presented by the
Sierra College Drama Department. Oct. 29 & 30, Nov. 5 & 6 at 8 p.m.       October 3, 10 &17: Glass Fusing I with Diane J. Wood. Beginners
Oct. 31 & Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. Nov. 4 at 7 p.m.; Director’s Discussion, 5:    and advanced students will explore the art of glass fusing by creat-
30 p.m. Dietrich Theatre, Sierra College. 5000 Rocklin Rd. (916) 789-     ing unique jewelry and tiles. The glass tiles can be incorporated
2920.                                                                     into other projects. During three sessions, the class will learn about
                                                                          glass preparations and laying. Students will also view a kiln as it
Outside Placer County                                                     is firing glass, and be detailed on how to fire a glass kiln. 1 – 4
                                                                          p.m. Offered by Sierra College, 5000 Rocklin Rd. (916) 781-0590.
Through September 19: Sierra Shakespeare Festival presents “As
You Like It” and “Much Ado About Nothing.” At the Fred Forsman
Amphitheatre, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley. Foothill
                                                                          October 24, 31 & November 7: Glass Mold Making and Glass
Theatre Company. (530) 265-9320.
                                                                          Slumping with Diane J. Wood. For this class, it is recommended
                                                                          that students attend Glass fusing I or have prior experience with
September 30 – October 31: The Nerd, a comedy by Larry Shue.
                                                                          fused glass. Students will learn to layer glass, prepare their own mold,
Presented by Foothill Theatre Company at the Nevada Theatre,
                                                                          and use that mold to slump a small glass bowl. The class will also
Nevada City. (530) 265-8587.
                                                                          work with other forms of glass molds. 1 – 4 p.m. Offered by Sierra
                                                                          College, 5000 Rocklin Rd. (916) 781-0590.

Classes and Workshops                                           

                                                                          Ongoing: Sierra College Community Education. Day, evening, and
Roseville                                                                 weekend classes that are interesting, short, and fun. Sierra College,
                                                                          5000 Rocklin Rd. (916) 781-0590 or visit
September 7 – October 12: Docent Training at Maidu Interpretive
Center. Learn about the nature, history, and culture of the Roseville     Ongoing: City of Rocklin Community Education. A variety of cul-
region at docent/tour guide training, Tuesday & Thursday, 9 a.m. – 12     tural arts classes for children and adults. (916) 632-4100.
noon, for six weeks. Maidu Interpretive Center, 1960 Johnson Ranch
Dr. For details, (916) 774-5934.                                          Auburn
October 2 – November 20: Acting Techniques Workshop for                   New & Ongoing: Video Production Training is now being offered
Adults with Jack Lynn. Beginners and experienced actors welcome.          by Auburn Community Television and Boys & Girls Club of Auburn.
Saturday,11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (No class on Oct. 16 to give students time      Learn how to storyboard, tape, edit, and produce high-quality video
to work on a scene or monologue.) Registration fee: $200. At the          and DVD programs. Classes held at ACTV every Tuesday 3 – 4:30
Magic Circle Theatre, 241 Vernon St. To register, call (916) 782-1777.    p.m. For details, contact Janis Wiloff or Heather Taylor at
                                                                          (530) 889-2273.
Ongoing: Life Drawing. Unique observation of the human body.
Only dry mediums allowed, non-instructive open workshops, two-            Ongoing: Handbuilding in Clay with Gerda Francesca. Beginning
hour sessions. $12 reserved; pre-registration required. Last Tuesday of   and advanced students. At the Old Library Art Studio, 175 Almond St.
the month 10 a.m. – 12 noon; third & fourth Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:30        (530) 887-8216 or (530) 885-9928.
p.m. Artful i Gallery, Elefa & Washington Streets. (916) 773-2242.
                                                                          Ongoing: CLAYart Classes with L. Luis Ortiz. Ceramic clay adult
Ongoing: Art-in-Progress Critiques. For 8 – 10 artists per critique;      classes Monday 9 – 11 a.m., four-week sessions. Adult figure sculp-
pieces must be at least 80 percent finished and unframed; all medi-       ture class Monday, 6:30 – 9 p.m., four-week sessions. CLAYart Adult
ums, styles, and subjects accepted. Non-instructive open workshop.        Wheel classes Mon., Tues., or Wed. 6:30 – 9 p.m., four-week sessions.
$6 per session. Pre-registration required. First Thursday, 5 – 7 p.m.     The Arts Building, 808 Lincoln Way. (530) 885-2787.
Artful i Gallery, Elefa & Washington Streets. (916) 773-2242.
                                                                          Ongoing: Music, voice, dance, and drama classes at Music &
Ongoing: Psychology of Art and Creativity, an open forum of dis-          More Arts Academy & Theatre. For schedule, (530) 885-0594 or visit
cussion of ideas with exercises designed to help free and open up
the process of creativity, invention, expression, independence, and
confidence. Pre-registration required; $6 per session. Last Thursday,     Ongoing: Learn to sing and perform Barbershop-style four-
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Artful i Gallery, Elefa & Washington Streets.            part harmony. For women of any age or singing experience. Sierra
(916) 773-2242.                                                           Gold Chorus (member of Sweet Adelines, Int.), under the direction

34								 September/October 2004               Perspectives Special Art Studios Tour Edition
of Sharon Hardie, invites singers to join the chorus every Monday,         Ongoing: One Stroke Painting with certified instructor Sharleen
7 p.m., at the Bill Burback Hall (DeWitt Center), 11577 E Ave. (530)       Snow. For project and technique class schedule and sign up informa-
885-4202.                                                                  tion, (916) 508-1458 or

Truckee/North Lake Tahoe                                                   Ongoing: Classes with Gayle Rappaport-Weiland. For full schedule
                                                                           and sign-up information, visit
September 2 – October 7: Introduction to Calligraphy with Tina
Cornwell. Learn the italic alphabet complete with capitals, numerals,
                                                                           Ongoing: Color Intensive and Landscape Workshops at the School
and punctuation. Thursday, 6 – 8 p.m. North Tahoe Arts, Tahoe City.
                                                                           of Light and Color. Taught by master artists. 10030 Fair Oaks Blvd.,
(530) 581-2787.
                                                                           Fair Oaks. For class schedule, (916) 966-7517 or sarback@lightandcolo
September 11 & 12: Monoprint Without a Press Workshop with
Tesia Blackburn. The monoprint is created by painting directly onto

                                                                           Arts for Children
a plate and hand burnishing. This is a unique method of working in
multiple images, incorporating the immediacy of painting with print-
making methods. Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. North Tahoe
Arts, Tahoe City. (530) 581-2787.                                          Roseville
September 24 & Ongoing: Grand Opening, InnerRhythms Dance                  September 7 – June 11, 2005: Drama Kids International, the world’s
Theatre’s Training Center. The new center will provide rehearsal           largest and most popular developmental after-school drama program,
space for InnerRhythms’ Dance Theatre. At the center, IR will offer        is holding classes six days a week in the Roseville/Rocklin area.
advanced level classes and master classes for community members.           Classes accommodate ages 5 – 17. Students attend one day per week
Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz and other dance disciplines will be open to all      to participate in self-esteem-building theatrical fun. For details, (866)
students ages 9 to adult. InnerRhythms will also host community per-       652-1234 or
formance workshops for dancers of all levels. The public is invited
to the center’s Grand Opening ribbon-cutting celebration with danc-        October 29: Stories in the Night: Family Halloween Fun! A walk
ing and refreshments, 5:30 p.m., at 12219 Business Park Drive #3,          along the nature trail, Native American stories; and songs, s’mores,
Truckee. (530) 584-1210.                                                   and popcorn around the campfire. Maidu Interpretive Center, 1960
                                                                           Johnson Ranch Dr. (916) 772-4242.
October 5 – 18: Native American Basketry with Sue Coleman.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. North Tahoe Arts, Tahoe City. (530) 581- 2787.            Ongoing: Wednesday Art Afternoons with Margot Comer. Ages 6
                                                                           – 12. Offering themed three-week sessions such subjects as animals,
October 9: Beginning Watercolor with Gayle Rappaport-Weiland.              people, plants, objects, and events. Classes explore a variety of skills:
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at North Tahoe Arts, Tahoe City. (530) 581-2787.          drawing and painting, color theory, composition and value study, all
                                                                           in a wide variety of mediums. Wednesday 3:45 p.m. – 5: p.m. Studio
October 20 – 27: Knitting 101 with Bev David. Offered by North             5 Gallery, 510 Oak St. (916) 771-8955.
Tahoe Arts, Tahoe City. (530) 581-2787.
                                                                           Ongoing: Maidu Interpretive Center Children’s Classes,
Ongoing: Ballroom dancing with Judy Lee. Couples and singles of            Workshops, and Events. For listings, contact Maidu Interpretive
all ages. Learn or improve your skills and knowledge of the foxtrot,       Center, 1960 Johnson Ranch Dr. (916) 772-4242.
waltz, tango, rhumba, cha-cha, and swing. Learn a variety of patterns,
work on style and technique, and improve ability to lead or follow.        Ongoing: Roseville Parks & Recreation Cultural Arts Classes
Beg/Int., Tues., 6:15 – 7 p.m.; Adv., 7 – 8 p.m. Private lessons Sunday    for Children. For a full schedule, call (916) 774-5220 or visit
5 – 9 p.m. North Tahoe Arts, Tahoe City. (530) 581-2787.         , Parks & Recreation department, Activity Guide.

Ongoing: Watercolor Classes with Jan Foss. Beginners and interme-          Rocklin
diate painters. Weekly watercolor classes with a different subject and     Ongoing: City of Rocklin Community Education. A variety of cul-
techniques each week. Wednesday, 1 – 4 p.m. in Foss’s gallery/studio       tural arts classes for children. (916) 632-4100.
at 120 Country Club Drive, #21, Incline Village, Nevada. To register,
call (775) 833-1144.                          Ongoing: Backstage Hands with Connie Omans. Ages 13 – 18.
                                                                           High School students learn technical skills while earning community
Outside Placer County                                                      service hours, working with spotlight, sound special effects, and stage
September 11 & 12: Plein-Air Landscape Workshop with Susan                 props. Class is free. Wed. – Sun. 7 – 8:30 p.m. Finnish Temperance
Sarback. Two days of painting in San Diego. To register (916) 966-         Hall, 4090 Rocklin Rd. (916) 632-4100.
October 15, 22 & 29: Fused Glass I with Diane J. Wood. Beginners           Ongoing: Hands-On Art History (ages 6 – 8) and Creative Process
and advanced students will explore the art of glass fusing by creating     Through Art (ages 9 – 11) with Terri Kent-Enborg. Students
unique jewelry and tiles. The glass tiles can be incorporated in other     explore the elements of art and/or the cultural relevance of art history
projects. During three sessions, the class will learn about glass prepa-   in a process-oriented environment. Private tutoring/lessons available.
rations and laying. Students will also view a kiln as it is firing glass   At Creativity Central. (916) 652-4538 or
and be detailed on how to fire a glass kiln. 6 – 9 p.m. Offered by
American River Extension College, 4700 College Oak Dr., Sacramento.        Ongoing: McLaughlin Studios of Music offers a complete program
(916) 484-8643.                                                            of individualized music instruction in flute, clarinet, saxophone, trum-
                                                                           pet, piano, guitar, bass, percussion, violin, cello, and voice. Jazz and
November 5, 12 & 19: Glass Mold Making and Slump Glass with                youth symphony classes. (916) 652-6377.
Diane J. Wood. For this class, it is recommended that students attend
Glass Fusing I or have prior experience with fused glass. Students will    Auburn
learn to layer glass, prepare their own glass mold, and use that mold
to slump a small bowl. The class will also work with other forms of        Ongoing: CLAYart Classes with L. Luis Ortiz. Students explore
glass molds. 6 – 9 p.m. Offered by American River Extension College,       handbuilding techniques for the creation of 3-dimensional ceramic
4700 College Oak Dr., Sacramento. ( 916) 484-8643.                         forms. The Arts Building, 808 Lincoln Way. (530) 885-2787.

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                                                       Ongoing: Musikgarten Classes. Ages birth through 7 years. 10-week
                                                       sessions. Scholarships available. Keyboard Konnection, 1515 Grass
                                                       Valley Hwy. For full schedule, (530) 745-0248.

                                                       Ongoing: Keyboard Konnection is now accepting students for
                                                       group piano classes, ages 6 – adult, and guitar, ages 8 – adult.
                                                       Keyboard Konnection, 1515 Grass Valley Highway. For details,
                                                       (530) 745-0248.

                                                       Ongoing: Music & More Arts Academy: music, voice, dance and
                                                       drama classes. Classes for all ages in most instruments taught by
                                                       master teachers. For schedule, (530) 885-0594 or

                                                       Truckee/North Tahoe
                                                       Ongoing: Classes at the Tahoe Conservatory of Music. For details,
                                                       call (530) 546-2356 or visit

                                                       Calls to Artists
                                                       Call for Nominations for Arties Awards
                                                       The Arts Council of Placer County is accepting nominations for the
                                                       2004 Arties Awards. The awards are given to individuals or groups
                                                       who have made outstanding contributions in several categories:
                                                       Visual/Performing Arts, Arts Education, Arts Administration, Arts
                                                       Volunteer/Patron, Business Support/Partnership, Literary Arts, Public
                                                       Service to the Arts. For details and nomination forms, contact the arts
                                                       council office at (530) 885-5670, or, or at 808
                                                       Lincoln Way, Auburn.

                                                       Deadline September 10. Fairfield Downtown Association’s 4th
                                                       Annual Candy Festival, Sat., Oct. 9, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For booth appli-
                                                       cation or information, call Sue Violette at (707) 422-0103, or email

                                                       Deadline September 13: 6th Annual Celebration of Western Art
                                                       Show & Sale. Painting and sculpture of Western life for exhibit and
                                                       sale in the gallery of the Grand National Rodeo, Horse & Stock
                                                       Show, starting Oct. 29 in San Francisco. Download prospectus
                                                       from; click on Grand National; click on Art &
                                                       Wine. To receive prospectus by mail, contact Cynthia Kelly, 2741
                                                       Martin Luther King Way, Berkeley, CA 94703, (510) 848-1277 or

                                                       Deadline September 22: “Ribbons of Hope,” an open art show in
                                                       honor National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, presented in October
                                                       by the Artful i Gallery and A Sow’s Ear boutique. Artists are encour-
                                                       aged to create artistically rendered ribbon(s), on the theme of “Hope.”
                                                       All mediums accepted. (Fine crafts are welcome, but please no craft
                                                       items.) Pieces must be safe for viewing and weigh no more than
                                                       50 lbs. 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners, and three Honorable Mention
                                                       awards. Awards are monetary and non-monetary. All pieces will be
                                                       for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen
                                                       Sacramento Valley Affiliate. Entry fee: $12 per piece/3 pieces max.
                                                       Awards decided by a jury of three: Gina Garbilino, Mark Wolinski,
                                                       and Jonelle Norton. Preliminary Show Juror: Vern Peasenell. Receiving
                                                       Oct. 7, 8, 9; works must be delivered no later than Oct. 9. For
                                                       Prospectus, or (916) 773-
                                                       2242 or

                                                       Deadline October 6. La Petite XII, a small format art competition
                                                       open to artists residing in North America. Show is in November.
                                                       Alder Gallery, Coburg, OR. 2 & 3D, entries $12 each – 3/$30. Awards:
                                                       $2200. Prospectus: SASE: Alder Gallery, P.O. Box 8517, Coburg, OR
                                                       97408. (541) 342-6411 or or visit

                                                       Event October 9: Call for participants/artists/artisans. Placer Farm &
                                                       Barn Festival calls for participants for the AGROart Competition, 10
                                                       a.m. – 4 p.m. at Sierra College Quad, Rocklin, CA. Also calling for art-
                                                       ists and artisans interested in booth space at the family festival, which
                                                       includes art & music, food & other entertainment. (530) 885-5670 or

36								 September/October 2004   Perspectives Special Art Studios Tour Edition
visit                                    94610. Or email

Deadline October 16. 8th Annual Auburn Community Festival                  Ongoing. 2237 Gallery, in Roseville, is currently accepting portfolios
ScareCrow Contest. Prizes 2,850. Open, teen and youth categories.          for review. All artists eligible. For more info, email Annette Picetti at
Minimum height 4 feet/maximum 10 feet; maximum width, 10 feet;   
maximum depth, 8 feet. Erect on site at Auburn Recreation Park.
Entry fee: $5; free t-shirt with each entry. For entry form, call          Ongoing. The Foothill Farmers’ Market Association seeks crafters and
(530) 887-0609.                                                            artisans to vend their original works at any of 10 seasonal weekly
                                                                           farmers’ markets around Placer County. For more information about
Deadline October 30. Call for Entries — Direct Art magazine.               the producers-only markets, call (530) 823-6183.
Competition for publication awards of more than $22,000, includ-
ing covers and feature articles. Open to all artists working in any        Ongoing. Musicians, arts and crafters sought for four annual festivals
media. For prospectus email; print from the           sponsored by the Colfax Area Chamber of Commerce. High-quality,
Internet at, or mail SASE to SlowArt            locally made items will be considered for inclusion in the events. For
Producitons, P.O. Box 503, Phoenicia, NY 12464.                            more, call (530) 356-8888 or email

Deadline November 19: Call for entries: 2005 Juried Crocker-               Ongoing. Call for singers for the Sierra Gold Chorus, member of
Kinglsey Exhibition, January 29 – March 13, 2005. A biennial juried        Sweet Adelines, Int. Learn to sing barbershop harmony. Women of
art show sponsored by the Crocker Art Museum and the Kingsley Art          all ages welcome. Rehearsals Mondays, 7 p.m., Burback Hall, DeWitt
Club. Juried by internationally acclaimed Mel Ramos, former Crocker-       Center, Auburn. (916) 663-2105 or (530) 885-4202.
Kingsley Best-of-Show Winner. Open to current California residents.
$35 entry fee for up to three works, including paintings, sculpture,       Open Call. To exhibiting artists: Great exposure in an historic
photography, and crafts. Six cash prizes $250 – $3000. For more info,      Auburn Victorian, East-West Galleries at Latitudes Restaurant, 130
download forms from or call                       Maple Street, Auburn. Artists are invited to submit inquiries for the
(916) 451-3320.                                                            2005 exhibit calendar. For details, call art curator Rosie Stilwell,
                                                                           (530) 885-1121.
Call to Poets: Perspectives, the Arts Council of Placer County’s bi-
monthly newsmagazine, is now accepting poetry for publication.             Open Call. For accomplished artists who would like to teach. Sierra
The November-December 2004 issue will be the first to include a            College Community Education is recruiting new instructors for its
poem. Deadline for that issue is Sept. 20. Payment is $25 for each         ever-changing, growing program. No special degrees required. To
accepted poem. Send submissions to Arts Council of Placer County,          request a class proposal, call (916) 781-0590.
808 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA 95603, Attn. Perspectives, or email to Include name, address, a short bio, phone no.        Open Call. The Marin Arts Council periodically has exhibit opportu-
and/or email address. For more, call (530) 885-6905.                       nities for large-format work. For more info, contact Ellen at (415) 499-
                                                                           8350, ext. 107 or
Ongoing: Community call for musicians wanting the Band
Experience — Auburn style. Volunteer amateur and professional musi-        FYI: holds a comprehensive listing of job
cians meet, rehearse, play, and perform from an ever-evolving menu         opportunities, grants, percent for art, competitions, and more for art-
of show tunes, marches, big band pieces, and selections from favorite      ists. There is a small subscription rate for the services.
musicals. No age limitations or individual auditions, but prospective
members must read music and have sufficient experience (two years)         FYI: showcases thousands of visual artists nation-
on their instruments. Auburn’s younger musicians especially encour-        wide. Developed and managed by the nonprofit Western States
aged. Performances are local and optional, with advance notice to          Arts Federation, this membership-based online community features
the director. The Auburn Community Band (ACB) meets Wednesday              a fully searchable database of art and artists. See samples of artists’
evenings at the Health For All facility, 4065 Grass Valley Highway,        work, along with their bios, contact details and artistic statements.
#206 in the Discovery Business Park (just north of Dry Creek Road,
west side of Hwy. 49). The facility opens at 6:30 p.m.; rehearsal starts
at 7:05 p.m. No need to call; just bring your instrument, and help the     FYI: The Actor’s Checklist, a new Web site for young actors is at
band make a little local music. Contacts are Mary Halbrook (band 
president), 888-1801; Dorothy Lewis (band advisor), 889-9311, or via
email at Or visit

Ongoing: Artful i Gallery in Roseville is seeking unique, innovative,
                                                                                  Publicize YOUR Arts Event
off-the-wall performers to help celebrate 3rd Saturday Art Tours in
South Placer County. All inquiries are welcome — musicians, actors,
poets, storytellers, life models, mime, etc. Contact Deidre at (916)             Send your CALENDAR listings, along with
                                                                                 photos — black and white or color — to
Ongoing. Artful-i Gallery in Roseville is seeking very contemporary
artists for future shows. Shows are currently being designed for 2005.                 Perspectives, 808 Lincoln Way,
Interested parties please call (916) 773-2242.
                                                                                            Auburn, CA 95603
Ongoing. Berkeley Art Center seeks work of high aesthetic qual-
ity and significance. The objects exhibited are often drawn from the                Fax to (530) 885-0348 or email to
Northern California community. Center strives to foster exchange and
cooperation among artists and stimulate, challenge, and occasionally         
amuse our audience. For more info, phone (510) 644-6893.
                                                                                         Deadline for the November/
Ongoing. Floating Holiday, a beautiful litmag featuring letterpressed
cover & full-color artwork, seeks fresh, invigorating poetry and short
fiction. All styles, themes welcome. Send up to five poems and 30
                                                                                 December 2004 issue: September 20
pages of prose to Floating Holiday, 544A Chetwood St., Oakland, CA

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                     Getting Real
                     Working at acting with Alan Arkin
                     by John Deaderick

                    Twenty-four people be seen through the              Fundamentally, acting is about connecting:
                                        stand in a circle. Huge         connecting with your character, your scene
                    elms and maples can                                 partners, your audience, your self. Many of the
                    wood-framed windows; the rolling Hudson             exercises were familiar to me, and in a slightly
                    River Valley hills are lush, green, and alien       different form have been used in my classes at
                    to California me. Green hills in June? The          Colfax High School and Sierra College. I did
                    leader of the circle cups his hand around a         learn some new techniques, however; and you
                    small empty space: “This is a tennis ball.” He      can be assured these will be working their
                    bounces the imaginary ball, and “tosses” it to      way into my curriculum.
                    a surprised but willing participant, who throws          We were a fairly diverse group. A
                    it to another, who throws it . . . you get the      Vietnamese-American actress from Beverly
                    idea. The tennis ball morphs into a basket-         Hills and I were the only West Coasters. I was
                    ball, a balloon, a feather, a live squirrel, each   one of only three men (!). Talking about act-
                    circumstance demanding a different response         ing theory (a guilty pleasure of mine) was
                    from the actors in the ring.                        held to a minimum. We worked continu-
                         So began “Crossing the Chasm From              ously, moving through imaginary situations,
                    Theatre to Life,” an improvisational acting         digging into ourselves to maintain an open,
                    workshop taught by Alan Arkin (“Wait Until          responsive, honest frame of mind. Seven-per-
                    Dark,” “Catch 22,” “13 Conversations About          son scenes were set in an emergency room
                    One Thing“) that I attended this summer.            on December 31st during a full moon, at the
                    Arkin, one of many to emerge from the famed         Four Seasons Restaurant kitchen at 6 p.m. on a
                    Second City improvisational troupe, is one of       crowded Saturday night with Barbra Streisand
                    only five actors to receive an Academy Award        waiting to be served, and in a very posh and
                    nomination for his first screen appearance, in      busy hair salon on 5th Avenue. Many of my
                    “The Russians are Coming, the Russians are          colleagues were simply hilarious. Although we
                    Coming!” The role for which Arkin received          were specifically instructed just “to be,” and
                    his second Academy nomination, as the deaf          not to strive to become anything in particular,
                    mute Mr. Singer in “The Heart Is a Lonely           especially clever, but to relax and focus on
                    Hunter,” had a major impact on me. I still          remaining open to the situation and to our
                    remember the enormous emotional upsurge             scene partners. But folks are just naturally cre-
                    that choked and surprised me as I sat in            ative and funny, and that’s okay, too, when it
                    the darkened Los Altos Theater at age 17. I         arises spontaneously from the encounter.
                    thought, “I want to do that, whatever that is, I         Throughout, Arkin said little, but gen-
                    want to do it.”                                     tly nudged the group along with minimal
                         Switching roles to sit on the opposite side    instruction. Occasionally, he vented a little
                    of the classroom is a must for any teacher. We      frustration as he seemed to want the class to
                    can get new stuff, revel in new challenges,         take bigger emotional risks. He tried to push
                    see how others do what we do. Conversely,           people beyond their comfort zones, which,
                    we can empathize with our students (and our-        of course, is the only way to experience the
                    selves and our peers) when the teacher isn’t        new, the unfamiliar, the unexplored. That’s
                    quite making it. Arkin made it, however; being      what learning is: we get new stuff. Acting is
                    his student was a joy. The workshop focused         a craft loaded with seeming contradictions. It
                    on improvisational exercises designed to gen-       involves complete surrender and total aware-
                    erate genuine responses from actor to actor.        ness; it requires absolute concentration and

38								 September/October 2004        Perspectives Special Art Studios Tour Edition
the ability to abandon everything in a heart-          Was that acting? Yes, but it was also a            Teacher and actor
beat. It demands immaculate preparation and        demonstration of how tricky emotion is.                John Deaderick
complete spontaneity. Arkin said, “Control         Sometimes it’s there, sometimes it’s not. And          (back row, 2nd
denies the actor the opportunity of surprise.”     sometimes, as in this case, it overwhelms, and         from left) with
How well I know this; how well I’ve learned        disrupts the scene. But what one must never            other participants
that it is the unexpected and accidental in this   do on stage is lie. A paradox? Sure, but think         in the improvi-
art that has the potential to lead one closer to   about it. As Alan Arkin sought continually             sational acting
true expression.                                   to remind his summer crew of 23 actors, the            workshop he
     To get us into riskier areas, our final       only way to reach an audience is through the           attended at the
assignment was to choose that which we are         actor’s own experience in that precious, eter-         Omega Institute
truly passionate about, select a partner or        nal, and so very fleeting moment.                      in Rhinebeck, New
partners, tell them only the barest of essen-                                                             York, this past
tials needed to start the scene, and proceed       John Deaderick has been Adjunct Professor in Theater   summer. The work-
without any further preparation. I played a        Arts at Sierra College since 1985 and is now begin-    shop was taught
priest in a scene about capital punishment,        ning his fourth year teaching drama at Colfax          by actor Alan Arkin
an obnoxious back-seat driver, a man drag-         High School. Twice honored for his theater work as     (2nd row, 4th from
ging his wife to a communicating with angels       a California Arts Council Artist in Residence, John    right), who encour-
workshop, and more. What fun! For my own           has also garnered fellowships from the National        aged the group
final presentation, I asked a young woman          Endowment for the Humanities and the American          to take emo-
to cradle a pillow as her son. I walked into       Antiquarian Society. He is a member of the Screen      tional risks as they
the scene, asked her how she was, and if I         Actors Guild and can be heard as a classical music     worked on their
could hold the baby. Cradling the pillow, I felt   announcer on KVMR in Nevada City. He will be           improvisational
tears begin to flow. Sobbing, I could barely       directing and playing the Marquis de Sade in “Marat/   scenes.
choke out, “This is my grandson, and he has        Sade” at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley in
changed my life forever.” End of scene.            February, 2005.

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