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14B Wednesday, May 23, 2001 Arts and Entertainment B~:~e~,~ P~o~ I Quincy artist Holly Smith accepted a challenge from out-of-county residents, who have a part-time home near Quincy. Selecting a picture from a magazine, they said they wanted a mural painted on their bedroom wall. Smith accepted the commission and went to work, painting a lion, elephants, winged camels and other creatures. t Making it look like she could Just walk right up the steps and into the scene, Holly Smith said the owners who commis- sioned the we 'k were Just "blown away" when they had their first look at it. Smith said she really en- joyed the challenge of working on three entire walls and part of the ceil- ing. Three colors predomi- nantly made up the scheme with tans and deep rusts. While the background was rolled on, Smith used a variety of techniques to accomplish her work, including air brushing. To finish the work, she used a clear fin- ish and sealer. Smith's other works can be seen at the Bank of America and the Courthouse Cafe, both in Quincy. Photos by Victoria Metcalf Painters, musicians and and beauty products, locally other artisans are busy made ceramics and beadwork preparing for the Creativeare among the attractions, as People of Plumas County well. Gathering and Sale, an arti- There will also be books sans' fair set for Saturday, available from a booth set up June 2. by the Taylorsville Parents This is the third year that Club. Crescent Country owner Bar- The theme for the day is "A bara Tucker and her daugh-Garden Party," and there is ter, Lisa Forcino, have orga- not much more decorating to nized this event for the Indian do with all of the plants and Valley Chamber of Com- blooming flowers at the fair merce, location, which is Crescent Weavers, jewelry makers, Country on Highway 89 in woodworkers and others have Crescent Mills. already signed up. Artists will begin setting up Handcrafted natural bath at 7 a.m., and the fair will last from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For m( Last year, there were musi- the artisans' fair, cians providing live samples al art show at of their art, and lots of goodies Lake Resort in available from the market and the Indian hotel lounge across the sweet. Commerce ::~:i i:::)ii: :: In a quilting workshop, one quilter will prove, there's no such thing as ugly fabric, s summer Quilting enthusiasts are inDunn is now involved in for a treat on two occasions-- workshops throughout the first in June, and later in Au- state, and the Midwest. gust, as quilting workshopsHer beginners' fractured lat- and lectures are being offered, tice workshop is an easy way Members of the Quincy to make complicated-looking Crazy Quilters and the Cabin patchwork. It is a six-hour Fever Quilters in Portola are class. sponsoring a fractured lattice Lyn Mann, of Lake Forest, workshop with Jean Dunn Calif., is presenting the "Best June 9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Little Quilt Show in Town," the Graeagle Fire Hall. lecture Aug. 16, at the Plumas Dunn will also offer a lec-Christian School in Quincy. ture June 8, at 6 p.m. in Graea- A workshop, entitled "No gle entitled "No Such Thing as Such Thing as an Ugly Fab- Quilt Police." ric," is set for Aug. 15, from 10 The cost of the workshop isa.m. to 4 p.m. at the Graeagle $20 to members of either quilt- Fire Hall. ing group, and $45 to non- The price of the workshop is members. $20 for members and $45 for Dunn, a Marina, Calif., resi- non-members. dent, is a lifelong sewer. Her Mann's interest in quilting interest in sewing began inbegan in 1981, and six years her childhood, later, she found herself teach- Her education includes Bak-ing. er University in Kansas, the She is the past president of Traphagen School of Fashion, the Flying Geese Quilt Guild the couturiers of New York,and belongs to four Orange costume workshops for Rin- County quilt guilds. 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