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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 15B 1 ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT A conversation with incy artist Traci Bue people like to see something TB: You said you paint for need to and start over, paint Staff Writer familiar. The seascapes were the act of self-expression, and over it, or if it's dry, retouch from a recent workshop and to be able to buy more paint, and go back in with the next a real accomplishment. I had Do trends have any influence layer. Plumas Arts' featured to go out in the sand and the on your work? artist for December, Lennie wind, anchor my easel in the LH: No. I'm really driven by TB: You said you admired Herndon, talked about art sand. The nudes were morecolor, the work of impressionists and her work after her open- recent toe, from a college like Picasso, Matisse. Do ing reception Friday, Dec. 5. workshop. TB: Do you mean color deter- you think you are attracted mines your subject? to work like your own or TB: How did the opening go? TB: Do you feel a sense of LIt: No. I think it happens in different than your own? It looked like a full house at vulnerability, as an artist, the palette. If I'm doing a still LH: I do love the impression- Plumas Arts the night of the when you put your work out life and I'm trying to match a ists. Their work is so easy on reception. What was the there before the public? paint...I've had enough train- the eyes, so idealistic, roman- response to your work? LH: Not that much. I kind of ing in how to mix colors,tic, but I want to paint hers- LIt: It was fun. There were feel like I know I can paint. I transparents in the underlay- es. It's an evOlution. Ten a lot of people. I got some know how to scrub canvas ers. I love it. I get lost in it. years ago, I would've been at- compliments from people I and if people don't like it... tracted to still life, but now respect, other artists. I've learned I can't please TB: You are versatile in it's not that big a deal to me. everyone, many mediums oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor. TB: What makes the perfect Which do you most enjoy environment for you to cre- working with? ate your art? LH: Oil; it's forgiving, doesn't LH: I have it at home a dry fast and you can go back solarium with plants and a in and scrape it off if you little woodstove, so it's warm TB: How do you feel about strangers' interpretations of TB: What's the oddest, or your work? most deflating reaction LH: It's encouraging. I kind you've ever heard about your of notice when people don't work? say anything. I think it LH: When I was working in means they don't like it, don't watercolor years ago, an know what to say about it. artist friend of mine, who was more accomplished than TB: What's it like when me, said, 'Oh Lennie, you just you hear another artist's need to get over these happy reaction? accidents.' It crushed me. I LIt: That's over the top. did consider the source, but it didn't help much. TB: I noticed you were show- You know, when you work ing a broad range of your with watercolor, there's some works from abstracts to unexpected things happen that figures and still lifes. How can really be to your advan- did you choose the pieces you tage. Funny thing was, a few showed? years later she was dohg. g the LI-I: Some were favorites same thing, letting the random I've shown before. I think stuff happen and using it. Cheryl Frei Staff Writer Local non-profit Lassen Land and Trails Trust is gearing up to releasea limit- .... ed edition Bridgefest Music Festival 2008 CD compilation, which will include 13 tracks of live performances from the festival's main stage. The CD was recorded live at LLTT's first annual Bridgefest, which was held earlier this year at Pat Mur- phy Field and drew diverse acts from Chicago, New York, and the West Coast. Local as well as national acts are featured in the CD, which includes songs by Bumpus, the Del Williams Band, Crazygrass, Sam Williams, the Mike Justis Band, the Keesey Brothers, and the Blue Garter Dix- ieland Band. LLTT Executive Director Matt Sayles said the CDs will be given as an in-kind gift to those who donate $20 or more to the nonprofit's Trails En- dowment Fund, a trust estab- lished to help fund the restoration of the fire-rav- aged Bridge No. 9 on the His- toric Bizz Johnson Trail, the inspiration behind the festi- val itself. The historic 270 foot-long trestle crossed the Susan Riv- er at a height of 70 feet, and was one of the most dramatic landmarks along the route, but was heavily damaged by wildfire in 2000 and is no longer useable. Sayles said restoring the railroad trestle at Bridge #9 is a high priority for the Land Trust and for the users of the Bizz Johnson Trail and could demonstrate the viability of an endowment program that would benefit other regional trails projects. He said those wishing to donate larger sums to the Trails Endowment Fund will receive other in-kind gifts in addition to the CD, such as a handmade apron from this years' Rails to Trails festival or a numbered origi- nal watercolor print of the original Bridge no. 9 by Sally Posner. CD's will be available on Dec. 22 at the LLTT offices at 601 Richmond Rd. Advance orders are also available. For more information, call 257-3252. nora Herndon in the winter. The light isI have a lot of personal things just fabulous and it's all set going on now. up, I don't have to move anything. TB: You mentioned taking some figure classes at FRC. TB: Are you attached to the What other ways would you idea of your work? like to stretch yourself as an LH: No. I don't want to part artist? with most of them! LH: I'd like to take a work- shop at this artist's school in TB: What question are you Scottsdale with this well- continually asked as an known artist. She practices artist? every day. You have to if you LH: Are you painting? really want to grow...but life presses in. TB: You used to teach art at Plumas Christian School for TB: What would be an ideal nine years. Do you miss scenario for you as an artist, teaching? If so, what in five years from now? particular and do you LH: I'd like to be showing in think you'd ever return to a gallery outside of Plumas. teaching? LH: I miss the kids and what TB: Any final comments? happened in the class. The LH: Support Feather River kids loved it because it was College, so it can work, draw different. I might return, but kids back to the community. Holiday Words & Music Dec. 18 Chester's Holiday Words & Music takes place Thurs- day night, Dec. 18, at the Pizza Factory. Featured artists include Rob Steen, Ken Cawley, Joe Tomaselli, Barney Harchis, Lance Barker and Margaret Garcia. As time allows, any aspir- ing poets, musicians, story- tellers or actors wishing to perform are encouraged to sign up at the door, before 7:30 p.m. The program starts between 7 and 7:20 p.m. Admission is $3. Words & Music is an acoustic music and spoken word program sponsored by Plumas Arts since 1989. For more information, call 283-3402 or e-mail The release of a new CD compi- lation of 13 tracks recorded live at this summer's fi~t annual I.assen Lan~'~and T~ils Bridge- fest Music Festival will be given as an in-kind gift for a $20 do- nation to the Trails Endow- ment Fund, a fund established by LLT[ to help save the Bridge No. 9 on the Historic Bizz John- son Trail. Photo by Cheryl Frei TOWN HALL THEATRE Presents Fri., Dec. 19 - Sat., Dec. 22 142 min. * Rated R Thriller Clint Eastwood directs Angelina Jolie and John Malkovich in a provocative thriller based on an actual incident that rocked California's legal system. Los Angeles, 1928: On a Saturday morning in a working- class suburb, Christine (Jolie) said goodbye to her son Walter and left for work. When she came home, she discovered he. had vanished. A fruitless search ensues, and months later, a boy claiming to be the nine- year-old is returned. Dazed by the swirl of cops, reporters and her conflicted emotions, qhristine allows him to stay overnight. But in her heart, she knows he is not Walter. As she pushes authorities to keep looking, she learns that in Prohibition- era L.A., women don't challenge the system and live to tell their story. Thurs., Dec. 25 - Mon., Dec. 29 96 min. Rated PG Animated/Comedy For super-dog Bolt, every day is filled with adventure, danger and intrigue - at least until the cameras stop roiling. When the star of a hit TV show is accidentally shipped from his Hollywood sound stage to New York City, he begins his biggest adventure yet - a cross-country journey through the real world. Armed only with the delusions thal~ all his amazing feats and powers are real, and with the help of two unlikely traveling companions: a jaded, abandoned house cat named Mittens and a TV-obsessed hamster in a plastic ball named Rhino, Bolt discovers he doesn't need superpowers to be a hero. Shows 7pm nightly 4pm matinee on Sundays Adults .............. $7.00 Students & Seniors ............. $6.00 Children ............ $6,00 283-1140 469 Main St., Quincy, CA The Rob Steen Band is among the featured artists for the holiday Words & Music show in Chester Thursday, Dec. 18. 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