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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 13B ARTS 1;. (1 ENTERTAINMENT urn in ir Debra Moore Staff Writer She's a Pisces who grew up in Michigan, the state whose , very name means "large lake," so a water-themed art show seemed a natl]ral choice for Lori Cross Reynolds. "People kept telling me it was real hard to paint water/' Cross Reynolds said over a CUp of coffee last week, "so, of Course, I had to try it." : The result is a variety of images featuring the Califor- nia coastline and Sierra :lakes. Many of her works will be on display at the Main Street Artists gallery through No- vember and a recePtion will be held 'there in her honor this Friday evening, Nov. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. "I'm a little nervous," Cross Reynolds admits, even though this will be her third showing at the gallery, which coin- cides with the third anniver- sary of Main Street Artists. Cross Reynolds began drawing and painting as a child, inspired by her older brother. "My brother was amazing," she said. "He would draw all the time.!' She found inspiration in a song from "A Chorus Line" and said, "Ican do that!" And she did, though it didn't become her full-time work until later in life. In Michigan, she stud'ied under well-known artist Is- abel Rix, and took her paints with her when she moved to Los Angeles to work for CBS Television. At the time, Cross Reynolds liked to work in oils, but When she took a job handling logistics for the Ice Capades, she switched to acrylic. Oils took too long to dry and since the troupe moved from town to town, Cross Reynolds need- ed a paint that would dry faster. Recently, Cross Reynolds has returned to using oils, and found that layering oils over acrylics add dimension and texture to some of her work, especially portraits. A visit to her website, lori-, reveals a variety of paintings. "My friend says my paint- ing is 'whimsical' because I change my subjects," Reynolds said. "I like paint- ing Bucks Lake, but ! don't want to paint Bucks Lake all the time." Cross Reynolds often paints from her photographs. While some people enjoy painting en plein air (outside), she prefers to take photos and then repli- cate them in paint. She often is commissioned by others to turn their photos into portraits. Some of the people are friends and ac- quaintances, others find her through her website. She can also turn their favorite photos into greeting cards. Her love of photography began when she was travel- ing with the Ice Capades and many of the cards that she sells feature her pho- tographs. Her cards can be found at the Main Street Artists gallery and at Epilog Books in Quincy. But her first love remains painting. "People kept telling me it was real hard to paint water, so, of course, I had to try it." Lori Cross Reynolds Cross Reynolds used to work in a first-floor studio of her Quincy home, but when it flooded she moved her easel upstairs. Since Cross Reynolds and her husband, J.P., divide their time between Quincy and Reno, she also has a small work area there, though she misses her studio. She also attends a weekly portrait workshop at Nevada Fine Arts, which allows her to work with other artists, and she is vice president of the Latimer Art Club in l~eno. That's where she met Carola Nan Roach the president of the art club. Roach will be featured along with Cross Reynolds at Main Street Artists. Roach is a painter and a glass artist. The two have become good friends and Cross Reynolds describes Roach's work in glass as reminiscent of "what you would see in Italy." When asked about the fu- ture, Cross Reynolds said that she would like to "keep at it and keep getting better. I'm only 69 and a half, and that is young in the art world." Carola Nan Roach works on a glass piece in her Reno studio. Roach is a friend of Quincy artist Lori Cross Reynolds. A reception in both artists' honor will be held Saturday evening, Nov. 2, at the Main Street Artists gallery in Quincy: Photos submitted Lori Cross Reynolds is the featured artist at the Main Street Artists gallery for November. A reception will be held Friday, Nov. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the gallery at 436 W. Main St. in Quincy. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. This watercolor, titled "Abandoned Boats, Bucks Lake" is one of the paintings that will be displayed at Main Street Artists through November. The painting is part of the show "Water Works," featuring the art of Lori Cross Reynolds On Nov. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. for his manzanita bowls have the Capitol~'ts~Center hosts been removed frombuilding an opening~ reception for sites or lots for fire preven- wood turner Richard Bright. tion. "This recycling serves He will be joined by basket both the environment and my maker Debbie Norton and artistic nature," says Bright. painter Helen Valborg. The With proper care, these exhibition will be on display bowls will last for genera- through November. tions: All they need is dusting For the past 10 years, and an occasional waxing Richard Bright has turned with any good wood polish. functional bowls, natural As part of each changing ex- edged bowls, artistic bowls hibition the Capitol Arts Cen- and closed forms out of his ter gallery also regularly dis- workshop in the western Sier- plays a diversity of work by the ra Nevada. many and talented Plumas Arts His goal is to discover member artists in a range of shapes hidden in the wood prices accessible to all. Plumas and use techniques learned Arts reminds holiday shoppers and honed to highlight na- to "buy local," and encouraged ture's hidden treasures, them to consider art. He uses only wood and The Capitol Arts Center is burls considered waste be- the home of Plumas Arts and cause they have been dam- is located at 525 Main St. in aged by weather, cleared to Quincy in the historic Capitol replant orchards or removed Saloon building. Gallery for public safety, hours are Wednesday, Thurs- The manzanita burls used ~Jay and Friday form 11 a.m. Wood artist Richard Bright uses only cast-off wood and burls to create his bowls and forms. Photo courtesy Plumas Arts to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday For more information con- from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by tact Plumas Arts at 283-3402 appointment, or visit LOOPER usicians invited to jam in Greenville Musicians and those who group, and how to find paid want to hone their musicalwork as musicians. skills are invited to free jam Music lessons for guitar, sessions Wednesdays at Don- bass and voice are available nell's MusicLand in for between $2 and $10 per ses- Greenville, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. sion. Jammin' begins Wednes- Some lessons will be for day, Nov. 7, with Rock Night. groups, to keep the costs low. Local musician Doug Shee- Full scholarships are avail- hy will lead the jam sessions, able for those most in need. as well as provide music Sheehy is,famous through- lessons from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., out the Plumas-Lassen region before the jamming begins,as a guitarist, composer, vo- Some of these lessons willcalist and music educator. also focus on "band building" He will bring all of his to help young musicians who skills to share with anyone in- have a band, or want to form terested in beginning to play a band, learn the skills need- music, or in improving his or ed to successfully play as a her musical skills. IN HONOR OF VETERANS DAY: END OF WATCH .,.and so much more is just 1 CLICK AWAY The Gift of Music Pro- gram is a nonprofit series dedicated to building a strong and healthy commu- nity in Greenville through playing music, both as indi- viduals and as groUps. Oth- er local nonprofit groups and individual citizens are encouraged to inquire about co-sponsoring events and sharing resources. Jam Sessions will end after Wednesday, Dec. 7, for a win- ter break and will resume in early February. More information about these lessons, jam nights and the Gift of Music is available by contacting program direc- tor Jim McBeen at 284-1689 or 566-6993. .Thursday - Monday 4- 9pm Friday & Saturdays 4-lOpm Daffy EarlyBird Specials! Happy Hour .Fridays 4pm ~ 6pm Book your holiday parties and special events Our conference room is available for meetings. For information call 283-9900 The Restaurant ... ... somewhere in Ouincv Student I rs to gain h Ithy lifestyle ;kills The Plumas County Office; about healthy choices: The fo- of Education Prevention De- cus is to teach student body partment is sponsoring a leaders to lead healthy Leadership Collaboration & lifestyles by staying away from Prevention Training Day at tobacco, alcohol and drugs. the Greenhorn Creek GuestStudent leaders will learn Ranch on Nov. 5. strategies and activities to The student body leaders take back to their schools to from all four Plumas County spread the word about high schools will be learning healthy lifestyles. TOWN HALL THEATRE Presents Fri., Nov. 2 - Sun., Nov. 4 7pm showings Rated R 119 min Action / Thriller In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented--but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past, where a "looper"--a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Go~don-Levitt)--is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good.., until the day the mob decides to "close the loop," sending back Joe's future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination. Sun., Nov. 4 - Tues., Nov. 6 4pm show on Sunday Rated PG-13 111 min. Drama Slowed by age and failing eyesigl~t, crack baseball scout Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) and his troubled relationship with his alienated lawyer daughter (Amy Adams) along as he assesses a hot high school batting who is the final prospect of his career. Along the way, the two renew their bond, and she catches the eye of a young player-turned-scout (Justin Timberlake). Showtime 7pm Sunday Matinee 4pm TOSH HALL THEATRE Adults .................. s7.00 Students & Seniors .................. s6.00 Children ................ s5,00 283-114l 469 Main St., Quincy, CA Visit us at