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Bulletin, Record, Progressive; Reporter Wednesday, Sept. 5i 2012 11tl ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT Red House Art Gallery in Graeagle is a stop Sept. 15 - 16 on the 2012 Art Tour. California Sister Nursery will host former Quincy resident and musician Margaret Miles, Sloop Rickett and a potluck dinner during the Plumas Arts Tour weekend, Sept. 15 - 16. Photos courtesy Plumas Arts Iu ITI in Plumas Arts has announced its second Plumas Arts tour Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 - 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Visitors and residents can explore the diverse land- scapes, communities and characters of Plumas County culture with this event. Spend a day -- or the weekend -- touring the county's rural mountain valleys, stopping in at artists' studios, galleries and art destinations. While on the tour, follow the Plumas County Barn Quilts Trail of brightly paint- ed "quilts" mounted on barns, buildings, businesses and pri- vate homes to add even more adventure to the journey around one of the most scenic counties in California. The online Barn Quilts Trail map, an evolving list of quilts, may be accessed from the piumascoti t$/.0rg website un- der the Things to Do menu bar. A $10 admission purchases a full-color souvenir map of art stops that also serves as a catalog of participating Former Plumas County librarian Margaret Miles plays at California Sister Nursery during the Plumas Arts Tour Sept. 15. artists and helps ensure a sus- tainable annual event. Presale ticket purchase is available online at plumasarts.org. Art tour cata- logs will be available for pick- up the week before the event and will also be available on several tour points of entry during the weekend. For more information call Plumas Arts at 283-3402 or Miles recently moved to of expression. The evening obtained the grant in collabo- emailinfo@plumasarts.org. Matin County, where she is will bring funky, Latin and ration with the Easteri , now managing the Fairfax swing tones for a jazz caf6 Plumas, Quincy, Indian Val Make an evening of it Branch Library. She contin- style evening in the new ley and Lake Almanor Area Several of Plumas Arts ues to learn and perform tra- Plumas Arts gallery space, chambers of commerce. Tour venues will host live ditional music while creating Admission is $5 per person Plumas Arts produced the music on Saturday to top off a growing repertoire of origi- or free for any Plumas Arts tour for the first year in Sep the tour. nal songs, many of which ap- Tour Ticket holder. A no-host tember 2011. Guitar and Vocal Folk pear on her album, "Candle in bar and sweet treats will also Plumas Arts has embarked Music at Still Point Massage, the Dark" (available at be available, on the 2012 Plumas Arts Tou 8989 Highway 89, Ste, 2, Blairs- Plumas Arts). without any county fundinl den; Saturday 1:30 - 2:30 p.m., She will feature songs from Sloop Rickett at California hoping the event will remai] Sunday, 2- 3 p.m. An informal her second album, "Evergreens Sister Nursery, 29186 High- sustainable through the sup- folk duo will add atmosphere and Golden Oaks." which is al- way 70 (the hot springs),port of the network of artists to the artwork at Still Point so available at Plumas Arts Visit California Sister galleries, businesses and corn- Massage on both days. Owner and at cdbaby.com. Nursery, also home to the hot munities for whom the event Susan Wilson will offer chair AI Swanson Trio featuringsprings and R&R RV Park, for is designed to create econom massages throughout the day Robert Drake and Steve Ris- an evening of music with lo- ic opportunity and that ticke at specialprices, ley, Capitol Arts Gallery, 525 cal favorites Sloop Rickett, sales to enthusiastic Pluma Margaret Miles at Califor- Main St. in Quincy, 5- 7 p.m. playing their own brand of Arts tourists will determin,: nia Sister Nurse[y, 29186 A1 Swanson on keyboard, rock n' roll, blues and great the viability of the event int( Highway 70 (the hot springs), Robert Drake on guitar and old tunes, future years. 2- 4 p.m. Steve Risley with percussion. There will be a potluck din- Plumas Arts owes its incep Miles accompanies herself Robert will perform a short net with tour artists, who will tion and ongoing strength an on autoharp and bodhran opening set of solo flamenco show their work in the stamina to its 30-year associa (Irish drum), plays penny guitar pieces. Drake said the charmingcabin-galleries, tion with the California Art whistle and also performs a instantaneous musical chem- Cost is $10 fpr the dinner Council's State-Local Partner capella. Her clear soprano istrs tii'at ilasev01ved withiti and musidl ca '! Rocki at'2832'' 'shii Program. The Californi: voice is well suited to the the trio "reminds me of why I American and Celtic folk mu, got into musm initially ... for sic she prefers, although she the joy of it." admits to occasionally break- The evening's theme will be ing into the blues, fully engaged jazz for the joy hi 1589 for more details. Arts Council grant program are currently funded entirely The Plumas Arts Tour was through purchases of arts li initially made possible with a cense plates and voluntary grant from the Plumas Coun- contributions made with stat, ty Board of Supervisors 2010 tax filings. Arts, Tourism & Economic Check the California Art:-' Development Grant Program. Council website cac.ca.gov Jbt Plumas Arts conceived and more information. Plumas County Mtlseum will host "Parallax: Viewing Quincy History Thru a Skewed Lens," an alternate- history photo exhibit by Chris Bolton, September through October in the Muse- um's Stella Fay Miller Mezza- nine Gallery. These recent works by for- mer Quincy artist Chris Bolton take the real world historical reality of Quincy's past and turn it on its head by introducing elements from different times and spaces. Bolton has sifted through historical images of Quincy and through his irreverent and offbeat creativity (and his mastery of the dark arts of PhotoShop) has created a world that seems to have tak- en a slightly divergent path than normal where flying saucers regularly visit down- town Quincy or where a psy- chedelic painted VW van sits alongside carriages at the train depot. Bolton has taken the genre of alternate or speculative, history, made famous by such writers as Newt Gin- grich, Harry Turtledove and, yes, even Mark Twain, and given it a visual outlet in this creative outpouring of "mockumentary" pho- tographs. Bolton's works will be on display at the Plumas County Museum through October, ................... ii:J?(::: Chris Bolton presents his humorous and skewed view of local history at the Plumas County Museum this month through October. Photo courtesy Chris B01ton with an artist's reception Fri- day, Sept. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. Plumas County Museum, at 500 Jackson St. in downtown Quincy, is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Downieville Antique Bottles & Collectibles Show & Sale Historic Hwy. 49 Downieville School Gym' Sat., September 8, 2012 * 8 am - 3 pm Early Lookers $10 at 8 am Free from 10-3 For sales and display info, contact Rick & Cherty Simi (530) 289-3659 ' ricksimi@att.net or Tim & Fran Higgins (707) 745-1026 Come vlslt the show and then explore this quaint Gold Rush Town TOWN HALL THEATRE Presents TOTAL RECALL Fri., Sept. 7 - Sun., Sept. 9 7pm showings Rated PG-13 118 min. Sci-Fi Action This futuristic action-adventure was inspired by the hit 1990 film based on the short story