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14B Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Fog rolling over the ridges as seen from the Black Mountain Lookout and painted by Lucinda Wood is one of several works in her new show at the Plumas Arts Gallery. Photos submitted \ A rain shower moves across the valley. The Plumas Arts Gallery in Quincy will host a reception Friday, Nov. 6, to mark the opening of Artist-in-Residence Lucinda Wood's show titled "Where the Clouds Live, Black Mountain Lookout." 10 lb. Bag Russet Locally Grown Assorted Oranges f Seedless 3 (AOm, eunmm5 SpagNm, bbocha and Carnival) White Mushrooms Cauliflower 2 lb. Bag 2 Ib, Hal0 Clementines Iceberg Sale pdces effective November 6 & 7, 2015, only. Sale starts at 6:00 am. Limited supply. No ralnchecks please. 'OPEN 7 DAYS Scratch Baked Goods A WEEK 5am-lOpm Fine Wines & Spirits _~,~ AII Lottery Games US Postage We accept Food Stamps O 50 GRAND AVE., SUSANVILLE, CA 96130 w,c The Plumas Arts Gallery, located at 525 Main Street in Quincy, will host a reception Friday, Nov. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. to mark the opening of Artist-in-Residence Lucinda Wood's new show titled "Where the Clouds Live, Black Mountain Lookout." On display will be 10 watercolors, nine of which Wood painted during her residency at the Black Mountain Lookout, and one in Ioo keep me on schedule. His meals and walks were notto be forgotten. Originally, I ha@ planned to have friends and family join me. Weather and other circumstances intervened so that I had a solo mountaintop experience with my Maker and my dog. wrote in my journal '... it has:, been exhilarating to immerse: myself in beauty, taking it in :- and painting it... and giving thanks.'" of the lookout itself, painted Working at twice her usual later from a photograph, canvas size, Wood has Wood will be giving an created paintings that are at Artist's Talk, sharing more once almost photographic in details of her stay and giving detail and dreamlike with a demonstration of her amazing watercolor techniqueon Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Plumas Arts Gallery. Snacks will be available at 5:30 p.m., with the talk starting at 6 p.m. The Artist-in-ResidenCe Program, Plumas Arts and the Plumas National Forest offer artists an opportunity to pursue their art form while being inspired by forest landscapes. This year, Wood was one of two artists chosen from the pool of applicants to spend a week at the lookout, a refurbished fire lookout located on the eastern edge of the Beckwourth Ranger District, 10 miles from Highway 395, near Milford. The week Wood spent at the lookout was marked by tumultuous weather ranging from rain to hail to sunshine, filling the sky with rapidly changing cloudscapes. "What a delight it was to watch the waves of light and shadow, rain and fog pass over the layers of ridges," Wood wrote in her journal. "The most spectacular views were often at dawn, when I'd look down upon a sea of fog with island mountains and a constantly changing coastline as the fog ebbed and flowed. One windy morning the fog raced up out of the valleys, curling and flying like so many Chinese dragons!" she continued. Wood wrote, "Surrounded by such splendor, I would barely remember to eat! My dog, Coffee, did his best to their delicately nuanced " cloud imagery. "I get the sense of flight in all of these , (paintings)," says her son Brian Wood. Wood's chosen medium of watercolor is uniquely suited : to capture the misty mutability of blue-gray clouds as seen from a high vantage, as well as the sharp shadows cast by the desert sun. The artist performs a stunning balancing act, leaving great watery swathes of pale gray and blue to describe the clouds and then expertly rendering the folds and hills of the valley floor. These paintings are further evidence of Wood's mastery of her medium. Gallery Director Lori Davis said, "If you have ever worked with watercolor, or have an appreciation for it, definitely plan to attend the talk on November 10. To see Lucinda make her magic will be an amazing experience." Wood's work will hang at the Gallery through the month of November, alongside the work of Plumas Arts Member artists. The Plumas Arts Gallery and office hours are Wednesday, through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The show will run until Nov. 28. Visit Plumas Arts on the web at for more information about its programs, and to see the gallery exhibition schedule for the remainder of the year. Show you care by recycling to help reduce fitter/ Over 51 b Ion pieces of litter land on "r each year -that's 6,729 items per mile, | Litter has environmental 0nSequences ' debris mayI I be carried by storm drains into local:waterways: | ! Litter on the ground attracts more litter. ! | Advertising funded by a grant i | managed by Plumas County Department of Public Works. J BREAKING NEWS!