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“Quiver” Mixed Media by Josh Olivera

Plumas Arts gallery to host opening reception March 4

Plumas Arts gallery at 525 Main Street in Quincy is featuring the work of Josh Olivera and J. Damron in March. An opening reception for his show will be held on Friday, March 4, from 5 to 7 pm at the gallery.

Joshua Olivera is a mixed media artist and educator from Northern California. Currently serving as Professor and Program Coordinator for the Studio Arts program at Feather River College, Olivera is dedicated to sharing the visual arts with students and community and finds both refuge and inspiration in the wilderness that surrounds Quincy, California. Olivera maintains an active studio practice and continues to explore materials and conceptual concerns that stem from a love of the Western Landscape as a complex system, not merely a thing to frame or behold.

Damron, an art instructor at Feather River College, is a photographer and wood worker. Damron feels photographic images soothe the desire for strange objects, gathering their own importance as discrete collections of images. At times my photo captures stand alone, but often they work with my photographic objects, lately in the form of optical viewers. The objects I make tend to occupy a ground between ritual and play. Are they cultural objects more than art objects? Do they carry the residue of existing as functional objects?

More information about Josh and J.’s work can be found at plumasarts.org/march-2022. The Plumas Arts Gallery and office hours are Wednesday thru Friday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Plumas Arts also coordinates the art display at Patti’s Thunder Café. For the months of March and April 2022, Patti’s Thunder Cafe is exhibiting a show by Debbie Kercmar Brookshier. The country beauty of her hometown in Southern California and its native wildlife inspired the self-taught artist, who has always loved arts and crafts of all types. Debbie worked as a professional portrait photographer from 2008 to 2018, but also works in acrylics and watercolors. Now living in Quincy, Debbie is known for the soft realism in her paintings of flowers and other plants, and animals. Read more about Debbie and view some of her works at https://www.plumasarts.org/pattis-thunder-cafe.html.

Patti’s Thunder Cafe is located at 557 Lawrence St, Quincy, CA and can be reached at (530) 283-3300. Check their Facebook page for current hours: https://www.facebook.com/PattisThunderCafe/

“Yeehaw” by Debbie Kercmar Brookshier
“Mule, Sierra Nevada” by J Damron
“Cutbank” in process by Josh Olivera


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