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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter 'Wednesday, March 4, 2015 13B Lara Eichenberger Special to Feather Publishing Main Street Artists Gallery will be featuring the work of two of its members during the month of March, both offering a variety of landscapes both local and distant but using different mediums to project their vision of the scenes they observe. John Sheehan's work focuses on scenes of the Bucks Lake area as well as landscapes from his travels in southeastern Utah during a trip in 2013. He depicts scenes and rock formations in various light situations, using different mediums. Juxtaposing California and Utah landscapes underscores the striking differences in color, texture and rock formation between the two areas. He also presents a view of these majestic scenes employing the Monet-like technique of repetition with seasonal variations. Some studies of these natural scenes are done at different times of day, showing a different color palette that underscores the difference 'between the two regions. The Bucks Lake works depict a rock formation at Haskin's Cove, and lyrical scenes of ospreys catching fish. Although not formally trained in art except for some watercolor lessons in 2012, John has plunged into Natural scenes inspire photographer Stanford Rose. Photo submitted discovering various papers as well as different techniques and has mediums such as acrylic experimented with different paints, chalk and pencil. Since retiring from his duties created beautiful, colorful as director of Plumas swirling formations that Corporation, he has quickly disappeared as the immersed himself in a ice melted. routine of dally painting in He managed to capture this his studio, from which he amazing phenomenon on film derives enormous pleasure, and this show includes some Sharing the show with of the best pieces of this John is Stanford Rose, series. Stanford will also be another self-taught artist and displaying unique photos of member of Main Street tidal pools in minus tide, low Artists who has perfected the tide and high as well as technique of photographing images of things exposed in ice formations he found on streams during various his Greenville property in a conditions. way that suggests abstract In addition to ice and tidal painting. He came upon these pools, Stanford has a large formations by accident one repertoire of landscape winter while walking on his photos from the Eastern property at dawn and \ Sierra, Mono Lake and the hearing the sound of rolling hills along Highway crackling as the sun began to, rise0ver his stream. This See Show, page 14B slno James Wilson Staff Writer jwilson@plurnasnews.com Those yearning for a Monte Carlo-type casino experience without the hassle and expense of a trans-Atlantic flight are in luck. The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship plans to bring back its "Casino Royale" theme to its third annual Trailfest this Saturday night at Nakoma Golf Resort and Spa. Doors will open at 5 p~m. "This is going to be the party of the year," said the stewardship's trails director, Tara Stone. "It's the only time of the year you can see your trail guides, normally covered in dirt, decked out in a suit and tie." Attendees will be provided with fake money to use at various tables. In addition to blackjack and Texas hold 'em, attendees can take a chance at craps and roulette tables. Prizes will be awarded to those who win big. Attendees will also get the chance o try the' cu~sir~e of .... Nakoma's new head chef, Scott Burnes. Burnes' planned menu includes rosemary-roasted tri-tip with herb au jus and penne pesto pasta with artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms and pesto cream sauce. me urns Attendees at last year's Trailfest take a chance at the roulette table. This year's event, set for Saturday night at Nakoma, is themed "Casino Royale." Attendees are encouraged to dress Up for the annual gala. Photo courtesy Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship Trailfest organizers awarded the Community jackets and bike gear. encourage attendees to dress Partner of the Year award Tickets for the gala are formally. Last year, tuxedos and Santa Cruz Bikes will be limited, so advance purchase and gowns were the fashion named Corporate Partner ofis recommended. Presale of choice for many the Year. Mark Pecotich will tickets cost $40. Tickets partygoers, be named .Volunteer of thepurchased at the door will The stewardship also plans Year. cost $45. Tickets can be to recognize the The stewardship will hold purchased online at contributions of several trail a silent auction with lots of sierratrails.org. For more partners at the annual event, biking goods. Door prizes information, contact Stone at The Brewing Lair will be include bottles of wine, 545-2580. eatre announces improv op, corn Drama instructor and West End Theatre manager Danielle Wagner Plocki said the West End Theatre in Quincy will host a special fundraiser March 14. "We are so excited to announce this incredible fundraising event for the Magic Beanstalk Players production of'Aladdin Jr.,'" said Plocki. Six Professional comics from Blacktop Comedy in Rocklin will present an all-ages improv workshop and comedy show in support of the youth drama troupe and scholarship fund. The workshop will be held noon - 2 p.m. All ages are welcome to enroll at $20 per person. "Have fun, meet new people and learn to improvise in a low-pressure class," said Plocki. "This workshop is designed for anyone who wants to loosen up; be more spontaneous and learn to take risks on stage and in life. "Participants will play improv games that will unleash natural creativity and humor. It's guaranteed to be a lot of fun." Call dramaworks at 283-1956 or enroll online at dramaworks.us. The all-ages comedy show will run 7- 9 p.m. Tickets are $15. "This show is structured like 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' -- but live," said Plocki. Games, experiences, fresh sketch comedy and surprises await audience members, who are encouraged to don their best green attire for the St. Paddy's Day theme. Tickets are available at Carey Candy Co., Epilog Books and dramaworks.us. Plumas Arts opens wildlife show Plumas Arts' Capitol Arts Gallery at 525 Main St. in Quincy will host an opening reception March 6 from 5 to,7: .... p.m. for a members showing of artwork around the broadly defined subject of "wildlife." The show will also feature work by artists who have submitted entries to the Artist in the Lookout Artist Residency program that is a collaborative project between Plumas Arts and the Plumas National Forest. Thepublic is welcome and invited to attend the opening and to view the show that will hang during the month of March. Gallery hours are Wednesday - Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Call Plumas Arts at 283-3402 for more information. 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