The Plumas Arts gallery at 525 Main St. in Quincy is featuring the work of artist Hannah Rose Rath throughout November. An opening reception for her show will be held on Friday, Nov. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the gallery.
Hannah Rose Rath has been making art since she was 6 years old. She was born in small cabin in the small town of Black Hawk just outside of Quincy, California. Hannah now resides in Grass Valley, CA with her husband, who is currently on active duty for the United States Navy in Djibouti, Africa. They have two children–Quincy, 5, (named after the town that Hannah and her husband grew up in) and Hazel Jean, 3, (named after Hannah’s grandmother)–and two dogs, Iris and Max.
Oftentimes, Quincy and Hazel will paint along with their mother while she creates art pieces. Seeing them embrace painting, and being able to pass down the artistic abilities that were shared with her is a very special experience to Hannah.
When she is not cooking or homeschooling her children, Hannah paints. She is inspired by nature, her grandma Jean (who was a creative inventor and an all-around phenomenal person), and also her great aunt Claudia who was a fabulous artist.
All of the pieces Hannah created for this show are done in watercolor. She prefers this medium because it allows her to paint prolifically while still being present for her children without being consumed with the big set up, mess, and clean-up of oil or acrylic paint.
In honor of her hometown’s endurance of the events of the past few years, the themes for this show are centered around life and death, rebirth, and growth and change.
The Plumas Arts Gallery and office hours are Wednesday thru Friday, from 11 am to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.