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2A Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 Feather River Bulletin il Members of Danielle DeBoever's fifth period advanced art class pose with their Memory Project Danielle DeBoever's additional advanced art students, whose class meets during seventh period, portraits. From left: Amanda Dorris, Natalie Kepple, DeBoever, Claire Kepple, Isabella Brandes also display their portraits. From left: Hayley Holzer, Tyler Strahl, Courtney Webb, DeBoever and and Jos60ropeza. Photos courtesy Danielle DeBoever Allie Sipe. Mona Hill Staff Writer mhill@plumasnews.com Quincy High art teacher Danielle DeBoever conceived an unusual art project when she received an invitation to be a part of The Memory Pro- ject through the mail in Sep- tember. The project sends photos of children who have been or- phaned, neglected or who are disadvantaged to art students in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Korea. The art students re- turn finished portraits to the children, often with a mes- sage. More than 30,000 art stu- dents have delivered portraits to children in 33 countries. Some children receive more than one. DeBoever decided her ad- vanced art students would participate. The QHS Boost- ers Club donated some of the $15 per artist fee and DeBoev- er dipped into her own pocket to pay for nine students. The Quincy artists received photos of a group of children from Ecuador. DeBoever said her students were very interested and mo- tivated by the assignment, NatalieKepple's photograph accompanies her portrait of David, a child in Ecuador. Her work, done as an art assignment in Danielle DeBoever's advanced art class, will be sent to David through The Memory Project (memoryproject.org), an international organization that gives disadvantaged children a tangible keepsake of their childhood. which lasted a couple of. they could see who painted weeks, the portraits. , She said the most challeng-"Studentsq~e~n'ed a small ing part of the assignment write-up in their sketchbooks was to create the skin tones reflecting on the assignment. using only primary colors,DeBoever asked students toIn a few months, project or- plus black and white. They imagine themselves as or- ganizers will send back indi- learned to mix complemen- phans and consider what itvidual photos of each child tary colors together then add would be like to have veryholding her portrait. tints and shades, few photos or other keepsakes Since completing the pro- DeBoever also took individ- that reflect personalidentity, ject, DeBoever and her stu- ual photos of the students and- She also asked them what dents have learned that most sent them back to the chil- they thought the portraitsof the children have been dren with their portraits, so would mean to the children or adopted. teens receiving them. • ,Student art from Quincy In ,xespon e student nd'Pbrtbla high ScfiooiSwiil wrote, "IfI were to receive a hang Pangaea Care and painting of myself, if I were Pub on:Main Streef ifi Qtiir/cy an orphan, I would feel less • throughout March; forgotten and I would see that To learn more about The there are people who care for Memory Project visit memo- me and spent time attempting ryproject.org. To support oth- to reflect who I am." er QHS art students' partici- DeBoever said students feel pat!on in the Memory Project, they've made a connection send a donation to the QHS with children they have never Boosters or QHS Art Depart- met; each fee!s gratefulfor the ment, 6 Quincy Junction family and life she has. Road, Quincy, CA 95971. Elizabeth's Home Care & Beyond Homemaker Tasks: • Light Housekeeping & Laundry • Preparation of Meals & Attention to Dietary Needs • Grocery Shopping & Errands Assistance with Activities • Bathing • Dressing • Grooming • Escort to Doctor Visits of Daily Living: PLUMAS RURAL SERVICES Serving People, Strengtlfi~ng F~nil~e~, Building Communities And Much Morel Flexible Rates, Flexible Schedule Excellent Experience, Excellent References Please call Elizabeth 283-4625 Women's Cffcle Women's Circle is a place for women to connect with other women, explore their interests, self awareness and creativity. Meetings take place every Tuesday at the Methodist Church Community Building (No Church Affiliation) 262 Jackson Street from 1:00 to 2:30 pro. Free Childcare Provided To take care of your family! When you visit us ... your health and rehabilitation is our No. 1 PRIORITY! New patients welcome • All insurances accepted Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Manual Therapy Cardiac Rehabilitation Orthopedic, Sports & Aquatic Therapy Kory Felker, MPT PLUMAS PHYSICAL THERAPk QUINCY GRAEAGLE 78 Central Ave. 8989 Hwy. 89 530-283-2202 Bldg. 36 #1 Fax: 283-2204 530-836-1178 Open 7am Tues. & Thurs.: 8am-Noon For more information please call 283-5675 Sponsored by Plumes Rural Services~-Domestio Violence Services Tyler Strahl's portrait is part of The Memory Project, an art ini- tiative designed to give orphaned and disadvantaged children, who have few personal possessions, a tangible memory of childhood. Courtney Webb's subject smiles out at the viewer from the eyes to the mouth. CORRECTION In the Feb. 1 newspaper, Quincy March 10. we incorrectly listed the The cost is $15, which in- cost of tickets to Quincy cludes dinner and music. High School music depart- Tickets went on sale at Pan- ment's Noodles and Notes at gaea and Quincy Natural Pangaea Cafe and Pub in FoodsFeb. 6. We'll clean up your roof and gutters! • Snow Shoveling & Blowing • Debris Removal • Raking • Pruning • Hauling Weekly 1 maintenance contracts available FREE ESTIMATES* *Some restrictions apply P.O. Box 1919 • Quincy lira :t