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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 13B ! During the reception March 4, patrons can watch Michael Kerby's creative process unfold on a \ laptop, from first wash to four hours later. Rockel Eriksen will feel. scene evokes the solitude of fly Special to Feather Publishing A painting has just seconds fishing in a clear mountain to make a connection with a stream; the exhilaration of Main Street Artists will pre- viewer. It may be sparked by gliding down a mountainside sent watercolors by Michael the use of color or context through newly fallen snow Kerby for 11 days only, March which elicits a passing glance and the crisp cold; or mean- 4-14. The opening reception or, instead, causes us to pause dering through a lively, spring will be March 4, from 5 to 8 and feel something. It The lat- meadow filled with the song of p.m., providing a special op- ter is most often the case with creatures that thrive there, an portunity to meet the artist Kerby's art. observer will be drawn in and and view artwork that does He feels a special kinship touched by a small part of the much more than replicate created by living dose to the place we all share. beautiful landscapes. Earth. Starting with a general Kerby might take specta- Kerby, a full-time artist who idea, he combines elements of tots to a sun-drenched canyon lives in Meadow Valley, has the area and allows the paint- where they can feel the been in the area more than 20 ing to develop A painting warmth reflected off mare- years Working primarily in may begin as a tree, then shift moth boulders and hear the watercolors and acrylic, his so the leaves become feathers wind rustling the leaves at paintings are influenced by in an Indian maiden's wind- summer's end. Native American culture, blown hair. Kerby calls these little Kerby refers to painting as Kerby has spent most of his glimpses in time "dreamscapes, his life's work He considers life in the Sierra Nevada, hik- a manmade dream produced his nearly 30 years as a wild- ing and skiing, and the many for those who are awake" land firefighter as a hobby places he has depicted will all Every time one of his that he has since retired from always be "home" "dreamscapes" is viewed, it Subject matter in this show He works from sketches can evoke the. connection and will include many local and photos, always trying"to restore thefeeling. scenes, such as Lassen, as capture and share the awe of Kerby's work is currently well as the Yosemite areaa place." The scenes he paints showing in galleries in Truck- where he grew up. possess physical and spiritual ee, Tahoe City, Grass Valley, There will also be an exten- elements that promote aware- Reno, Carson City, Incline sive number of prints and note hess for "a healthy earth." Village and Sausalito. cards for sale. One of his wa- Oftentimes he incorporates His work is in private col- tercolors was chosen for the a tiny human figure as a point lections throughout the U.S., cover of"The Shirley Letters." of interest to invite a viewer Canada and Europe. Michael Primarily self-taught, Ker- to expand his imagination to has also shown his art at fairs by has been drawing and share in what Kerby has seen in Nevada, Oregon and Cali- painting for as long as he can firsthand, fornia. remember. He took a few In nature there is a tenden- Don't miss the chance to see classes at Sierra College and cy to put a higher value and a wonderful collection of his had the opportunity to take "let exist only what amuses work at the Main Street several workshops with us, or if we can make a profit Artists Gallery, at 436 Main renowned artists Madelinefrom it. We seem to forget that St. in downtown Quincy Bohanon, Barbara Nieches everything is connected," and Mo-rtorkS' l erg. ...... Kerby sa td. - ............ DurmgJthe reception, The titles of Kerby's land- gallery visitors can view a scapes are most often the loca- laptop presentation of Kerby's tion. He refers to his work as creative process, from blank "touching the spirit, sharing canvas to finished painting, the beauty." For Kerby, painting is joy- One of his landscapes can ous and brings him great draw in the viewer and con- pleasure he hopes the viewer nect him with it. Whether the TOWN HALL THEATRE Presents Thurs., Feb. 25 - Sat., Feb. 27 1 hr., 45 rain. Rated R Drama/Suspense/Thriller As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the death of his activist daughter, he uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence. LEAP YEAR Sun., Feb. 28 & Mort., Mar. 1 / Orl|v?" [ | 100 min. Rated PG Comedy/Romance ~""'~ I I A woman who has an elaborate I scheme to propose to herI boyfriend on Leap Day, an l Irish tradition which occurs every time the date February 29 rolls around, faces a major setback when bad weather threatens to derail her planned trip to Dublin. With the help of an innkeeper, however, her cross-country odyssey just might result in her getting engaged. Shows 7pm nightly 4pm matinee on Sundays TOSH HALL THEATRE Visit us Adults .................. *'/.00 Students & Seniors ................. *6.00 Children ................ *5.00 283-1140 * 469 Main St., Quincy, CA at In addition to the special re- ception hours March 4, the gallery is open to the public Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, con- tact director Lara Eichen- berger at eichen88@ hot- mail.corn or co-director Carla DeBoer at the Eagle's Nest next door to the gallery. Meadow Valley resident Michael Kerby at work at Main Street Artists gallery. He says to promote awareness of a healthy earth through his paintings. Photos by Rockel Eriksen he hopes PLUMAS COUNTY A full color magazine produced by Feather Publishing Co., Inc. Featurin, in PI This is a publication that people will keep all year long.30,000 copies printed and delivered to approximately 250 outlets throughout Plumas County. Quick reference guides and Ioeator maps for your convenience. Deadlines: April 14, 2010 Publishes: May 17, 2010 Don't be left out? Contact your B,U "'" advertising representative today! Sherri, Karen, Kay Val Cheri, Val Alesha, Michael 283-0800 258-3115 258-3115 832-4646