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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 13B ./00RT.S (i E N T E RTA I N M E N T Artist's embroidery takes her to new heights James Wilson Staff Writer jwilson@plumasnews.com When Rebecca Glaspy moved back to Quincy in May, sh e knew she wanted to focus on her artwork. Where that focus would take her, however, remained unknown. Six months later, Glaspy has a collection of works of embroidery. Glaspy's evolution as an artist took her from a classical focus to an emerging form of embroidery she continues to explore. Glaspy plans to unleash her work to the public Dec. 5 during Quincy Sparkle at her downtown studio on Harbison Street, which she calls Local Motive. In addition, Glaspy intends to collaborate with other artists, turning her workspace into an artistic hub. Glaspy first moved to Quincy after graduating with a bachelor's degree in studio art from Humboldt State University. Her boyfriend, Carroll Clark, attended Feather River College before transferring to Humboldt, where they met. The two lived in Quincy for a couple years before moving to San Francisco. Quincy's draw eventually wore the couple down and they decided to move back. "We both wanted to move back," said Glaspy. "I love the area. I feel like there's a lot of opportunity here and great support from the community." Simultaneously, a small downtown studio with a storefront on Harbison Street opened for rent, and Glaspy jumped on it. Her new Rebecca Glaspy stands in front of her downtown Quincy art studio on Harbison Street. After six months of working on various art pieces, Glaspy plans to hold an open studio for the public the night of Quincy Sparkle on Dec. 5. Glaspy's art has evolved since she moved back to Piumas County, with a new emphasis on embroidery. Photos by James Wilson schedule enabled her to focUs on her art. "Before, when I lived here, I was working over 40 hours a week and didn't have as much time to work on my art. This was the right time and the right place," Said Glaspy. Prior to the move, Glaspy was working on a body of paintings that focused on women in power with masculine occupations. Glaspy's intent was to explore masculinity in a feminine form. Glaspy painted women boxers and basketball players, along with such notable figures as Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton. Glaspy then decided to create a piece that focused on serial killer Arleen Wuornos. Wuornos is best known via Charlize Theron's depiction of her in the 2003 film "Monster." Wuornos was convicted of murdering six men and was sentenced to death, eventually being executed in Florida in 2002. To carry out the piece, Glaspy decided to forego her usual medium of oil on canvas and use a more traditionally feminine medium -- embroidery. "This was a woman that's done these malicious, violent killings," explained Glaspy. "Embroidery, on the other hand, is very tame, calm -- it takes a long time to do. It's not passionate. I wanted to show that contrast of medium and subject in the inished piece." Glaspy, who wasn't very experienced with embroidery, approached the piece as a painting -- adding layer after layer until form and color merged into a portrait of the murderess. While working on the piece, Glaspy had an unexpected realization. She. really enjoyed the process of embroidery. "I feel like it's such an arduous process, but that's good for me," said Glaspy. "I love the end result of embroidery, so it's well worth it." Rebecca Glaspy's portrait of serial killer Aileen Wuornos sets " her off on a path of embroidery. Glaspy initially used the : medium specifically for this piece, then unexpectedly fell in : love with the process. After Glaspy completed the piece, she continued embroidering. Glaspy started to create more functional art, focusing on design and smaller pictorials on clothing for people to wear. As Glaspy delved deeper into her work, she started connecting more with the local artistic community. Glaspy realized the storefront on her studio would be the perfect space for her and select other artists to showcase their works. "I've gotten to know a lot of closeted crafters -- people that make some really cool stuff," said GlaspY. "I thought this space could be a hip and punchy place for people to enjoy." Glaspy will open the door of her studio to the public the i night of Quincy Sparkle. In :: addition to Glaspy's embroidery, the open studio will feature the metal jewelry of Molly Tee and a line of body-care supplies from Jen Angel of Angel Kisses and Rosanna Angel from Heaven Sent. In Glaspy's mind, the future of the studio is limitless. Glaspy plans to hold more open studio events and hold small craft workshops at the locale. To see Glaspy's work and to find out more about her plans for the studio, swing by 34 Harbison St. on Dec. 5. Local musician Holly Sternberg, right, adds her fiddle to the mix as the newest member of the Celtic group Ciana, set to headline Portola's next Words & Music. Photo courtesy Plumas Arts Celtic group Ciana plays Portola's Words & Music Ciana, a Celtic .group based in Western Nevada and featuring local fiddler Holly Sternberg, graces the stage for the Friday, Nov. 21, edition of Portola's Words & Music. Held at the Williams House on Highway 70 right across the highway from Sierra Energy, the event features a bring your own beverages and snacks policy. The music of Ireland disappeared from Northern Nevada with the exodus of Irish miners after the Comstock Lode dried up. Ciana brings these musical traditions back to life in the Carson Valley at the feet of the rugged Sierra Nevada mountains. Members of the group met at the Irish music sessions around western Nevada, Reno and Lake Tahoe, and they were soon getting together to play in local living rooms and coffeehouse back rooms where they realized that their music had much in common. After playing many local performances, Ciana caught the attention of Revel Records, which quickly signed the group to its label. It released its debut recording in mid-2012. After finishing its second album, "Loneliest Road," in May, Ciana expanded its tight ensemble sound by welcoming Holly Sternberg as the new fiddle player. Holly's Sligo-style playing complements Tina's Donega ! style, and the two of them together weave together lovely, intertwining melodies and variations. "Ciana" is an Irish word roughly meaning both "distance" and "time," which evokes the ancient expanse that defines western Nevada. The name "Ciana" seemed like a good choice after a particularly long drive across the heart of Nevada's Great Basin on the windswept stretches of U.S. Highway 50, according to the group. With a nod of appreciation to those Irish musicians from whom they learned, Ciana keeps the Irish tradition of lively tunes and soulful songs alive in the high deserts of Nevada. "The swirling rhythms of the traditional Irish music will quickly transport you to another time and place," say organizers. "Be prepared for some serious toe-tapping!" Doors open at 7 p.m. and music begins at 7:15. Admission is $3 at the door. Open stage follows the featured set: Any aspiring poets, musicians, storytellers, actors or performers are encouraged to sign up at the door for a five- to seven-minute time slot. All music performances must be acoustic only. Original work is encouraged, but not required. Words & Music is a program of Plumas Arts, featuring acoustic performances of music and the spoken word. Portola Words & Music is produced in partnership with the city of Portola. For more information contact Plumas Arts at 283-3402, visit online at plumasarts.org or stop by the Plumas Arts Gallery located at 525 Main St. in Quincy. Office hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. WHEN ALL ABOUT SEEMS WRONG When all about seems wrong and out of sync, And expectations fail to come about; When you are numb and know not what to think, And all the truths you've known are up for doubt; When you have hit your thumb and not the nail, And lost the focus of your eagle eye; When all your. efforts prove to no avail, And all you say seems never to apply; When sudden rain comes down on your parade, And still the land is in a dreadful drought; When it is hot and you can find no shade, And hatless, heedless you have ventured out, Give thanks for all these tribulations and the strife, For they are simply proof that you're endowed with life. Salvatore (Sam) Catalano November 5, 2014 COMING SOON TO YOUR ............. TOWN HALL THEATRE TRAIL STEWARDS OF THE LOST SIERRA plays One Night Only! THURSDAY November 20th $5 ADMISSION Presented by the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, this documentary, pro- duced by Hunter Sykes and Coldstream Creative, chronicles the story of the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship through interviews with its leadership, providing an inside view into the shared passion of likeminded individuals striving to enact positive changes in their own backyard. The film brings to light the dedication, the hard work, and the humility needed to perse- vere in an often difficult environment, and also illustrates the rewards gained from such dedication and the sense of family that the stewardship builds along the way. Shot and set entirely in Plumas and Sierra counties, and featuring scenes from the Downieville Classic mountain bike race and the Lost Sierra trail run, Trail Stewards Of The Lost Sierra is an engaging and honest look at some regular people achieving extraordinary things. ANNABELLE is tentatively scheduled for FRIDAY to MONDAY: November 21st to 24th She terrified you in The Conjuring, but this is where it all began for Annabelle. Capable of unspeakable evil, the actual doll exists locked up in an occult museum in Connecticut--visited only by a priest who blesses her twice a month. John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia--a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now...Annabelle. This 95 minute Horror Suspense film is Rated: R for intense sequences of disturbing violence and terror. Web Site: annabellemovie.com THE BOXTROLLS is tentatively scheduled for FRIDAY to MONDAY: Nov 28th to Dec 1st This new old-school, stop-motion animated film The Boxtrolls, tells the story of monsters who live underneath the charming streets of Cheesebridge, crawl out of the sewers at night to steal what the towns- people hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least, that's the legend the townspeople have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are a community of lovable oddballs who are raising as one of their own an abandoned and orphaned human boy named Eggs. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by a villainous exterminator determined to eradicate them, Eggs must venture above ground to save them, where he teams with an adventurous young girl to save not only the Boxtrolls, but the soul of Cheesebridge. This 96 minute stop-motion Animated Family Film is Rated: PG for action, some peril and mild rude humor. Web Site: focusfeatures.com/the_boxtrolls TOLIJIt ,fiLL THEATRE " *8 ! Adults .................... 1XI I Students/Seniors .......... s7 II L Children .................. =6 U 283-1140 469 Main St., Quincy, CA I Visit us at www.quincytownhall.com Support your local merchants...they support you! Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 13B ./00RT.S (i E N T E RTA I N M E N T Artist's embroidery takes her to new heights James Wilson Staff Writer jwilson@plumasnews.com When Rebecca Glaspy moved back to Quincy in May, sh e knew she wanted to focus on her artwork. Where that focus would take her, however, remained unknown. Six months later, Glaspy has a collection of works of embroidery. Glaspy's evolution as an artist took her from a classical focus to an emerging form of embroidery she continues to explore. Glaspy plans to unleash her work to the public Dec. 5 during Quincy Sparkle at her downtown studio on Harbison Street, which she calls Local Motive. In addition, Glaspy intends to collaborate with other artists, turning her workspace into an artistic hub. Glaspy first moved to Quincy after graduating with a bachelor's degree in studio art from Humboldt State University. Her boyfriend, Carroll Clark, attended Feather River College before transferring to Humboldt, where they met. The two lived in Quincy for a couple years before moving to San Francisco. Quincy's draw eventually wore the couple down and they decided to move back. "We both wanted to move back," said Glaspy. "I love the area. I feel like there's a lot of opportunity here and great support from the community." Simultaneously, a small downtown studio with a storefront on Harbison Street opened for rent, and Glaspy jumped on it. Her new Rebecca Glaspy stands in front of her downtown Quincy art studio on Harbison Street. After six months of working on various art pieces, Glaspy plans to hold an open studio for the public the night of Quincy Sparkle on Dec. 5. Glaspy's art has evolved since she moved back to Piumas County, with a new emphasis on embroidery. Photos by James Wilson schedule enabled her to focUs on her art. "Before, when I lived here, I was working over 40 hours a week and didn't have as much time to work on my art. This was the right time and the right place," Said Glaspy. Prior to the move, Glaspy was working on a body of paintings that focused on women in power with masculine occupations. Glaspy's intent was to explore masculinity in a feminine form. Glaspy painted women boxers and basketball players, along with such notable figures as Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton. Glaspy then decided to create a piece that focused on serial killer Arleen Wuornos. Wuornos is best known via Charlize Theron's depiction of her in the 2003 film "Monster." Wuornos was convicted of murdering six men and was sentenced to death, eventually being executed in Florida in 2002. To carry out the piece, Glaspy decided to forego her usual medium of oil on canvas and use a more traditionally feminine medium -- embroidery. "This was a woman that's done these malicious, violent killings," explained Glaspy. "Embroidery, on the other hand, is very tame, calm -- it takes a long time to do. It's not passionate. I wanted to show that contrast of medium and subject in the inished piece." Glaspy, who wasn't very experienced with embroidery, approached the piece as a painting -- adding layer after layer until form and color merged into a portrait of the murderess. While working on the piece, Glaspy had an unexpected realization. She. really enjoyed the process of embroidery. "I feel like it's such an arduous process, but that's good for me," said Glaspy. "I love the end result of embroidery, so it's well worth it." Rebecca Glaspy's portrait of serial killer Aileen Wuornos sets " her off on a path of embroidery. Glaspy initially used the : medium specifically for this piece, then unexpectedly fell in : love with the process. After Glaspy completed the piece, she continued embroidering. Glaspy started to create more functional art, focusing on design and smaller pictorials on clothing for people to wear. As Glaspy delved deeper into her work, she started connecting more with the local artistic community. Glaspy realized the storefront on her studio would be the perfect space for her and select other artists to showcase their works. "I've gotten to know a lot of closeted crafters -- people that make some really cool stuff," said GlaspY. "I thought this space could be a hip and punchy place for people to enjoy." Glaspy will open the door of her studio to the public the i night of Quincy Sparkle. In :: addition to Glaspy's embroidery, the open studio will feature the metal jewelry of Molly Tee and a line of body-care supplies from Jen Angel of Angel Kisses and Rosanna Angel from Heaven Sent. In Glaspy's mind, the future of the studio is limitless. Glaspy plans to hold more open studio events and hold small craft workshops at the locale. To see Glaspy's work and to find out more about her plans for the studio, swing by 34 Harbison St. on Dec. 5. Local musician Holly Sternberg, right, adds her fiddle to the mix as the newest member of the Celtic group Ciana, set to headline Portola's next Words & Music. Photo courtesy Plumas Arts Celtic group Ciana plays Portola's Words & Music Ciana, a Celtic .group based in Western Nevada and featuring local fiddler Holly Sternberg, graces the stage for the Friday, Nov. 21, edition of Portola's Words & Music. Held at the Williams House on Highway 70 right across the highway from Sierra Energy, the event features a bring your own beverages and snacks policy. The music of Ireland disappeared from Northern Nevada with the exodus of Irish miners after the Comstock Lode dried up. Ciana brings these musical traditions back to life in the Carson Valley at the feet of the rugged Sierra Nevada mountains. Members of the group met at the Irish music sessions around western Nevada, Reno and Lake Tahoe, and they were soon getting together to play in local living rooms and coffeehouse back rooms where they realized that their music had much in common. After playing many local performances, Ciana caught the attention of Revel Records, which quickly signed the group to its label. It released its debut recording in mid-2012. After finishing its second album, "Loneliest Road," in May, Ciana expanded its tight ensemble sound by welcoming Holly Sternberg as the new fiddle player. Holly's Sligo-style playing complements Tina's Donega ! style, and the two of them together weave together lovely, intertwining melodies and variations. "Ciana" is an Irish word roughly meaning both "distance" and "time," which evokes the ancient expanse that defines western Nevada. The name "Ciana" seemed like a good choice after a particularly long drive across the heart of Nevada's Great Basin on the windswept stretches of U.S. Highway 50, according to the group. With a nod of appreciation to those Irish musicians from whom they learned, Ciana keeps the Irish tradition of lively tunes and soulful songs alive in the high deserts of Nevada. "The swirling rhythms of the traditional Irish music will quickly transport you to another time and place," say organizers. "Be prepared for some serious toe-tapping!" Doors open at 7 p.m. and music begins at 7:15. Admission is $3 at the door. Open stage follows the featured set: Any aspiring poets, musicians, storytellers, actors or performers are encouraged to sign up at the door for a five- to seven-minute time slot. All music performances must be acoustic only. Original work is encouraged, but not required. Words & Music is a program of Plumas Arts, featuring acoustic performances of music and the spoken word. Portola Words & Music is produced in partnership with the city of Portola. For more information contact Plumas Arts at 283-3402, visit online at plumasarts.org or stop by the Plumas Arts Gallery located at 525 Main St. in Quincy. Office hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. WHEN ALL ABOUT SEEMS WRONG When all about seems wrong and out of sync, And expectations fail to come about; When you are numb and know not what to think, And all the truths you've known are up for doubt; When you have hit your thumb and not the nail, And lost the focus of your eagle eye; When all your. efforts prove to no avail, And all you say seems never to apply; When sudden rain comes down on your parade, And still the land is in a dreadful drought; When it is hot and you can find no shade, And hatless, heedless you have ventured out, Give thanks for all these tribulations and the strife, For they are simply proof that you're endowed with life. Salvatore (Sam) Catalano November 5, 2014 COMING SOON TO YOUR ............. TOWN HALL THEATRE TRAIL STEWARDS OF THE LOST SIERRA plays One Night Only! THURSDAY November 20th $5 ADMISSION Presented by the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, this documentary, pro- duced by Hunter Sykes and Coldstream Creative, chronicles the story of the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship through interviews with its leadership, providing an inside view into the shared passion of likeminded individuals striving to enact positive changes in their own backyard. The film brings to light the dedication, the hard work, and the humility needed to perse- vere in an often difficult environment, and also illustrates the rewards gained from such dedication and the sense of family that the stewardship builds along the way. Shot and set entirely in Plumas and Sierra counties, and featuring scenes from the Downieville Classic mountain bike race and the Lost Sierra trail run, Trail Stewards Of The Lost Sierra is an engaging and honest look at some regular people achieving extraordinary things. ANNABELLE is tentatively scheduled for FRIDAY to MONDAY: November 21st to 24th She terrified you in The Conjuring, but this is where it all began for Annabelle. Capable of unspeakable evil, the actual doll exists locked up in an occult museum in Connecticut--visited only by a priest who blesses her twice a month. John Form has found the perfect gift for his expectant wife, Mia--a beautiful, rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress. But Mia's delight with Annabelle doesn't last long. On one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult, who violently attack the couple. Spilled blood and terror are not all they leave behind. The cultists have conjured an entity so malevolent that nothing they did will compare to the sinister conduit to the damned that is now...Annabelle. This 95 minute Horror Suspense film is Rated: R for intense sequences of disturbing violence and terror. Web Site: annabellemovie.com THE BOXTROLLS is tentatively scheduled for FRIDAY to MONDAY: Nov 28th to Dec 1st This new old-school, stop-motion animated film The Boxtrolls, tells the story of monsters who live underneath the charming streets of Cheesebridge, crawl out of the sewers at night to steal what the towns- people hold most dear: their children and their cheeses. At least, that's the legend the townspeople have always believed. In truth, the Boxtrolls are a community of lovable oddballs who are raising as one of their own an abandoned and orphaned human boy named Eggs. When the Boxtrolls are targeted by a villainous exterminator determined to eradicate them, Eggs must venture above ground to save them, where he teams with an adventurous young girl to save not only the Boxtrolls, but the soul of Cheesebridge. This 96 minute stop-motion Animated Family Film is Rated: PG for action, some peril and mild rude humor. Web Site: focusfeatures.com/the_boxtrolls TOLIJIt ,fiLL THEATRE " *8 ! Adults .................... 1XI I Students/Seniors .......... s7 II L Children .................. =6 U 283-1140 469 Main St., Quincy, CA I Visit us at www.quincytownhall.com Support your local merchants...they support you!