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12B Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT A family photo taken several years ago ot Pat Kurtz and her grandson, Dara her art studio located on the east shore of Lake Almanor. Photo submitted Kit Kurtz with daughter Roya Sabri hold an example of a watercolor by artist passed away June 25 at the age of 91. Photo by Stacy Fisher WIND RIVER game tracker with deep community ties and a haunted past, Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner) discovers the body of a local girl on a on Wyoming's Wind River Native American reservation. Rookie FBI agent Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen) is sent to investigate. After Banner hires Lambert as her tracker, the two must brave the isolated winter terrain and local criminal underworld in the hopes of solving her mysterious death. i:!ili! I A group of bullied kids band together when a shapeshifting demon, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children. When children begin to disappear.in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries. Based on the Steven King novel, this horror film with a young cast and memorable villain will debut 27 years after the original TV release. The number 27 has several tie-ins including the sum of the release date numbers - 9/8/2017 and that Pennywise returns to the town every 27 years to kill as many people as possible. 5' ; ',,i'~Ig;I~,~: ~,,.,..~ ,;~,~'.~I ":i .......................... ''~"""~"'W"";~"a' 't ..... "='~{;i~:~ ~2~';;> TOIIH HILL THEATRE 469 Main St., Quincy, CA Visit us at www.quincytownhall.com Sabri, painting in Patricia Kurtz, who Pat Kurtz, beloved watercolorist, teacher and community member Stacy Fisher Greenville, Pat married Cordova, a co-op member of Staff Writer Cornell Kurtz and he also got the Blue Goose Gallery of chesternews@plumasnews.corn a job teaching sixth grade at Artists in Chester, said Pat Greenville High. was also instrumental in her The sign for Pat Kurtz Art Kit's mother quit her job at own development as an artist. Studio has been visible the high school and continued Pat was a highly successful hanging on a building along painting watercolors and prolific artist whose Highway 147 on the east shore privately, since during that paintings over the years have of Lake Almanor for over 50 period before women's rights been adding to the collections years, were in full affect, "married of art aficionados in the local Renowned artist Patricia couples were prohibited from community, throughout Kurtz passed away June 25 at teaching at the same school California and the age of 91. Those who wish together." internationally. She to view her watercolors and Pat chose the next few remained productive into the drawings can find them on years developing her craft 1990s. the website at while raising her daughter "She exhibited her artwork patkurtzmemorial.we Kit. at numerous art shows and ebly.com. In 1958, both Pat and galleries across a broad Kit Kurtz, a watercolor Cornell spent a year teaching region," Kit said, gaining artist and illustrator herselt, in Taiwan and also took recognition wherever she said that for her mother, "Art advantage of an opportunity went. was a way to express the soul to teach together in Japan in She was not only influential of a person as a quality of 1962 at the Nishimachi in the various organizations God; her way of expressing International School in Tokyo she began or participated in, the spiritual .... It was the for three years. Drawings and but also in the artistic beauty she saw in nature, and watercolor sketches from endeavors of many young art was a way to capture that these earlier times are artists who looked up to her. beauty." available to view on the Patricia Kurtz is also In an interview at Pat's website as well. recognized for her books, the studio her daughter Kit and Upon returning to Plumas first tiffed "Mountain Maidu her granddaughter Roya County, Pat offered art and Pioneers; A History of Sabri spoke of Pat's life as an classes, and remained highly Indian Valley, Plumas artist in Plumas County and influential in the art scene County, California, how she contributed to the through the remainder of her 1850-1920," published in 2010, development of the arts in the life. and "Our Precious Legacy; area. "Norma Allen at Lassen Mountain Maidu Baskets Pat was born and raised in View Resort had just started from the Meadows - Baker Hil0, Hawaii. After attending an art show and asked my Families," basically a catalog Principia College in Elsah, mother to help organize and of Maidu baskets that are Illinois, as an art major, run it .... So for many yearsused at the Maidu Museum in Patricia Lindgren (soon to be starting in 1966 through the Roseville. Copies of her first Kurtz) moved to the late 70s, she ran the Almanor book are available for sale at Mountain Maidu country of Art Show," said Kit. The the Taylorsville, Greenville Indian Valley in Plumas show emphasized local artists and Quincy museums. County after the Second and their works and is now A third book, tiffed World War, where she taught under the auspices of Plumas "Picking Willows: Daisy and art at Greenville High School. Arts. Lilly Baker, Maidu Basket "She loved the beauty of Patricia and Cornel] are Makers of Lake Almanor," Indian Valley," Kit recalled also founding members of the recalls her friendship with her mother telling her, and Plumas County Museum, Maidu basket weavers, sisters used her talent for which opened in 1967 in Daisy and Lilly Baker, watercolors to produce many Quincy. published in 2011. Her books pieces of artwork depicting At this time, Pat turned her can be found on Amazon.com. the beauty of the region, focus full-time to her art She wrote books because, Patricia Kurtz was studio to paint and provide along with art, "She was also personally influenced by classes for both local and deeply interested in history," nationally-renowned non-local art students. Kit pointed out. "Many people watercolorist and teacher In addition to teaching still cite information from her James Green at Principia privately to countless pupils books as reference sources to College. She added, "and of at her studio location, she this day." course by most of the famous also taught art classes for Sabri said she's trying to Impressionists like Monet Feather River College andpost as much of her and Van Gogh." Lassen Community College,grandmother's art on the A year after moving to as well as art and craft classes website as possible and hopes at Westwood High School. people who own Pat's work Colleague and friend of 40 might take a photo to post on years, painter and pottery the site by sending it to: maker Jacquie Cordova, roya.a.sabri@gmail.com. taught classes in watercolor and drawing with Pat in the fine arts building on the Lassen College campus when it first opened in 1981. "Her students "Her students found her to found her to be o be a source of inspiration and "O " .1 y, Cordova recounted, source of "and to this day, I've talked with many of her former inspirotion end students who still remember odd this her fondly .... She willbe to missed by the art community." day, I've talked with many of her former students Pat Kurtz loved the beauty of nature, producing countless who still remember art pieces during her long her fondly. She career that spanned over 50 WHEN I HAVE WALKED THE TIME When I have walked the time allotted me And reached the edge of all I'll ever know, I'll turn my thoughts to joys in memory And hear your voice again before I go. When earth no longer needs my presence here And cuts the bonds of nature's hold on me, I'll turn my dreams to one I hold so dear And conjure up the face I ache to see. When I am on the trip that all must-take And do not know my final resting place, I'll turn once more to you for old-time's sake Then rest in peace however small my space. And when you come and time no longer separates, Our reborn hearts will then embrace as ageless mates. Salvatore (Sam) Catalano August 27, 2017 years. Photo submitted will be missed by the art , community." jacquie Cordova Colleague and friend Dancing with the Sta planned for Nov. 11 rs The Feather River College Foundation announced the date for the upcoming Dancing with the Stars event happening at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Cheer on your favorite dance partners as they compete for the gold and roses Saturday, Nov. 11. The event raises funds for FRC students, departments and programs. All the proceeds from the event go directly to the college foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides FRC program mini grants, student scholarships and connects FRC students to the community. Tickets for the event, including food and beverage, are $15 for general seating and $30 for individual floor-side tickets. Whole tables are available by contacting Nancy Gambell at 927-7473. Tickets are available at Quincy Provisions (Carey Candy Co.) and Moon's Restaurant. For information, call Lisa Kelly, 283-9900. I i