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ProgressCve, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001 13B love of horses. Much of Jolene's art, in- from page 12B cluding special orders for horses and a ship at sea, has area. found its way to family mem- "real" family in- bers on the East Coast. Jo- many talented people, lene's brother, stepmom, father was a carpen- children, nieces and nephews son, Steve Simkins, have been the lucky recipi- Springs, has been ents of her work. to study Bonsai For the rest of us, land- and has given Jolene scapes of Lake Almanor beginning lessons in grace the walls of the North- li art. Jolene's otherwoods Gallery and Jolene's Simkins, of Som- plans for more landscapes, has kept carpentry wildlife and architectural the family as a hob- water colors of old buildings daughter, Jolynn are expected to be available ruder, of Diamond at the gallery next year. shares her mother's + :5 ::', ,, . , $ :~/ : ;! Photos submitted Sherman, of the Northwoods Gallery, creates trea res for family heirlooms. 2 "The 283-0765 Restaurant Somewhere in Quincy" wishes all of you MERRY CHRISTMAS Make your reservation now [or your New Year's Eve Dinner Moon's will be closed on New Years Day l" By Victoria Metcaff firms up, Valladao said that Staff Writer two separate areas of the Move over sports, the arts PCAC program are already are California's biggest in- taken care of. dustry. Kathy Wickman is in Think about it. While ma- charge of a $200,000-eeyear jor league teams, stadiums Arts in Education program and televised games may be aimed at Plumas County worth millions or even bib schools. lions, the arts industry has "It's extraordinary," Val- them beat, according to Rox- ladao said about the pro- anne Valladao, executive di- gram, which continues to rector of the Plumas County grow and develop. Arts Commission (PCAC). As local schools make deci- The movies and Califor- sions to cut back on arts cur- nia's design industry easily ricula in education, the push the arts into the No. 1 PCAC continues to offer a spot, Valladao said. varied arts program. And, while Plumas County As a proven grant writer, isn't bringing in the big en- and with her feet on the tertainment bucks that other ground in the program, parts of California realize, it "That frees me up to support does mean employment and her," Valladao said about entertainment and educa- Wickman'sposition. tional opportunities, that Before Wickman was hired wouldn't be available with- to coordinate the Art in the out PCAC. Schools program, which The PCAC's role in Plumas places local artists in the County isn't anything new. classroom, Valladao man- The program has offered mu- aged the program as part of sicians, writers and artists her collective duties. an outlet for their creativity In another area, Lori for nearly 20 years. Davis-Linferd has taken What is different is that charge of the Gallery as its PCAC is reorganizing in an new manager. attempt to learn more about Here again, the change al- how the arts can become part lows one individual to focus of people's lives, learn what's on booking shows, hanging missing, and find ways to work and dealing with indi- provide funding to meet vidualartists. those needs. When the PCAC made the And, with those changes, decision to move from its Valladao's position has also cramped quarters next door changed from that of chief or- to Ayoob's on Main Street in ganizer, worker and consul- Quincy to a much larger fa- rant to that of administrator cility in the Bell Building, and visionary. Valladao said it was a risk. "Now I need to hire people At the time, they didn't to do the work so I can main- know if they could affoi'd the tain contacts," Valladao said. added gallery showroom. "I need to spend more time They didn't know if it would getting grants." appeal to artists and, more As the reorganization See PCAC, page 14B at You are all invited to the New Year's Eve Party starring Les Hall and the Heathens Dining is available from 5-9 (call for reservations) # Lodging is also available - call in advance - there is a 3-day minimum. We will be closed Christmas Day but will be open New Year's Day Come on up - We have great snow!! 16525 Bucks Lake Road, Quincy 9 pm - 2 am Finger Foods Favors and Fun! DJ by Karry aTune at the TI The friendliest bar in town! Roxanne Valladao Jacuzzi * Feather Bed Complementary Champagne Tempting Treats and a Bountiful Breakfast Special for Local Lovers only "8,5 per night ((~ifl certificates available) ( ivc a t t,sl of El l uad English Preserves, Lemon Curd, Fine Teas, Harrogate Toffee Victorian Cachous at the f 284-1794 ~E1 Main St. Greenville ,~' Town Hall Theatre Variety Show Saturday, January 26 Auditions: Saturday, Jan. 5 * 3-5 p.m. Get ready to showcase your talent Get ready for FUN! Monday Ladies Ni ht * 2 for $9.00 Wedneeday Couple#' Right * 2 for ~0 Adults ............. $6.00 Children ............ $4.00 Students & Seniors ............ $5.00 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK IHEflTRE A non-profit corporation email: 283-1140 469 Main St., Quincy, CA bringing entertainment to the community.