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Dale Laitinen teaching at Petroglyphe. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Quarry Hill Studio at Petroglyphe Gallery holds the resonance of a diversely creative world offered by seasoned artists sharing their process with blossoming students. Spring has sprung, and April showers bring two transforming workshops to the beautiful studio.

Exploring Underglaze Surfaces In Ceramics, with James Aarons.

First up on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a unique and rare workshop with Mr. Aarons where students will be encouraged to break the rules. Underglaze (think paint for ceramic objects) has come a...

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2 weeks ago
Dale Laitinen teaching at Petroglyphe. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Quarry Hill Studio at Petroglyphe Gallery holds the resonance of a diversely creative world offered by seasoned artists sharing their process with blossoming students. Spring has sprung, and April showers bring two transforming workshops to the beautiful studio.

Exploring Underglaze Surfaces In Ceramics, with James Aarons.

First up on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a unique and rare workshop with Mr. Aarons where students will be encouraged to break the rules. Underglaze (think paint for ceramic objects) has come a...

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While we attempt to delay our own inevitable aging, bonsai experts embrace the opposite as it relates to their miniature trees. Specimens looking old and even ancient with weather-beaten trunks and twisted limbs are prized and valued for their natural artistic beauty.

A free public demonstration at the Mother Lode Bonsai Club on Saturday, April 4 will focus on two essential methods of increasing the illusion of age: jin and shari. The club meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with the demonstration following immediately after by David...

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03/20/2015 2:16 PM
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The term “cottage” understates the grandeur of this three-story home, which sits on 5 acres and has expanded from 3000 sq. ft. to its present 5,000 sq. ft. A modest gravel driveway leads to the home’s entrance. The entry door, featuring beautiful stain glass, was imported from Portugal. The foyer is a cozy greeting area with unique furniture pieces and lovely paintings.

The remodeled kitchen has light stained oak cabinets by local craftsman John LeSage, slate floors and granite counter tops throughout. The nearby dining room is open...

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03/20/2015 2:15 PM
“Sweet Dreams,” by Hinsdale. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

The Calaveras Arts Council is soliciting foothill artists of all mediums to participate in a themed show based around likely or unlikely pairs. The name of the show is “(Un)Likely Pairs. Artists are encouraged to create “Outside the Box.” Think martini glass and olive, cat and dog, fish and fish hook, garden spade and rake, shark and sardine, rose and thorn. Go wild!

The Gallery Store located at 22 N. Main Street, San Andreas, will receive until April 27, hang the show April 28 and 29. A reception will be held on Saturday, May 2...

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03/20/2015 2:12 PM
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Presented by the Sierra Nevada Alliance, South Tahoe Earth Day Committee and Patagonia South Lake Tahoe, the 10th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival South Lake Tahoe combines award-winning environmental and adventure films with the energy of local activism. Featured films will include exciting outdoor adventures, environmental battles and inspirational stories of people making a difference. The Film Festival will take place on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at the MontBleu Showroom.

“This year we’ve chosen adventure films with a...

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03/19/2015 10:26 AM
“A Rainy Day In Ione,” by George Lambert. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

“April Showers Bring May Flowers.” That is the theme at Sutter Creek Gallery for the month of April. Rather than featuring a single artist, all of the cooperative members have been challenged to create a piece of art related to this theme. Group exhibitions will alternate with shows highlighting individual artists.

Gallery members create paintings in all media, produce photographs of wild and domestic animals, as well as local scenes, fabricate jewelry from handmade beads and natural materials, turn gourds into works of art, and...

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03/19/2015 10:22 AM
“Lucky.” Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Gallery M, located in the heart of River Pines, will be celebrating it’s Grand Opening Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Rick and Betsy Miller opened Gallery M in early January this year. The gallery features the hand- forged iron art of Rick who is an award winning blacksmith and a member of the California Blacksmith Association and the Arizona Artist Blacksmith Association.

Betsy assembles rusty metal objects, makes jewelry, designs gift cards and custom leather bags. Her work has been in galleries across the country...

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03/20/2015 2:22 PM
Collage by Anje Olmstead. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Phantom Gallery is now being formed under the umbrella of Sutter Creek Gallery, in Sutter Creek. We are anxious to build a team of artists who would be interested in showing their work at various business locations and would be willing to do themed work according to the type of business that wants to participate.

Phantom Gallery artists would gather together to show their work on a quarterly basis. Not every artist would be expected to show their work at every exhibit. Rather, artists should select the themes they are inspired...

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03/12/2015 10:16 AM
“Dragonflies,” by Mary Anderson. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Features Edward Lawrence Fossil Art Jewelry,

Mary Anderson Ceramics & Lynn Slade Watercolors

Based on Earth elements, “Fossil & Form” features the jewelry of Edward Lawrence, designed from rare artifacts with interesting fabrications. These unique compositions inspire conversation. This work couples beautifully with the functional ceramic sculpture of local artisan Mary Anderson, whose artistic hands work the potter’s wheel to shape clay into fine art. This new exhibit opens at Petroglype Gallery in Mokelumne Hill on Sunday,...

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02/26/2015 10:00 AM
“Guineas Among The Grapes,” by Sandra Campbell. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Spring is just around the corner, so Sandra Campbell is highlighting florals for her show at the Sutter Creek Gallery where she will be the featured artist for March. Landscapes and abstracts will also be represented. Some images are pastel paintings while others are mixed media and collage.

Campbell began to study art after retiring from teaching. She always had an interest in art, just not the time to pursue it, so she incorporated the arts into her middle-school English classes at every opportunity. After retirement, she...

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02/19/2015 12:37 PM
The eclectic work of David Camardo includes this sculpture titled, “Skrit Form.” Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

David Camardo, of Sutter Creek, has been an artist for more than 50 years, but the works he’ll be exhibiting at AmadorArts Gallery for the month of March will be unusual pieces that, as he said, “will stretch people’s imagination, no matter what.” The public is invited to meet him and discuss his thought-provoking art at the artist’s reception, at 11-A Randolph Street, Sutter Creek, on Saturday, March 7, between 3 and 6 p.m., coinciding with the monthly 1st Saturday Art Trek. The show will continue until March 31.

The theme of...

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02/12/2015 10:38 AM
Artist Anje Olmstead poses next to in-progress collage. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

A portrait of Margaret Dalton, by collage artist Anje Olmstead, was installed just outside of Margaret’s Cafe, at Jackson Rancheria, on Friday, Feb.6. The portrait was unveiled on Feb. 9, to tribal members only, and went on public display Feb. 10.

In March, 2014, tribal leaders commissioned Anje Olmstead to create the portrait of their leader, Margaret Dalton.

The original idea was to create a portrait made of casino chips and be nine feet by nine feet in size. While working on a sample of this type of portrait, it was discovered...

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02/12/2015 9:37 AM
Desert “Sunset,” by Doug Lawler. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Tap into your subconscious on an art sojourn in oil pastels with Doug Lawler, on Feb. 21, from 1 to 5 p.m. In Lawler’s class, Creativity With Oil Pastels, participants will examine new ways to tap into the creative self, exploring the role our subconscious plays in creating art. Discover new and innovative ways to use oil pastels on paper. Class is open to all levels. The Quarry Hill Studio, at Petroglyphe Gallery, where the class meets, is a lovely room with an abundance of natural light. Participants will receive plenty of... [Read more]
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02/12/2015 12:08 PM
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Fridays

Laugh Out Loud! How about tuning in this Friday to TSPN TV, at 8:30 a.m., for “LOL! Laugh Out Loud with Ed Tracey!” Tracey, manager of the Volcano Union Inn, is also a former stand-up comedian and entertainer who has appeared on such shows as, “Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and has opened for comedians Sinbad, DL Hughley, Andrew Dice Clay and others. “Laugh Out Loud with Ed Tracey!” is a comedy and variety show with a different co-host each week. The show is one hour long each Friday in front of a live audience. If you wish...

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02/05/2015 10:17 AM
Above are examples of collages reflecting the gems others see. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Women Who Sparkle present a Playshop Series, “Loving Your Whole Self: Peace By Piece.

Life is a puzzle. From the beginning of our lives, we strive to uncover and discover ourselves piece by piece. Often we are so busy in the busy-ness of life that we forget or never have the chance or take the time to uncover the treasures within us. We may have others tell us that we possess certain qualities that we may not acknowledge. Perhaps its time to reveal those qualities, those gems that make up the whole of us. It’s time to recognize...

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01/29/2015 9:13 AM
Get a good look at the detail of this comprehensive diorama in the window of Hein & Co. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Amador County author, lecturer and dioramist, Joseph W. Svec III, is once again displaying an exciting diorama at Hein & Company Books & Vintage Goods, on Main Street, in Jackson. To commemorate the 187th birthday of novelist, poet and playwright, Jules Verne, the author’s most famous novel, “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea,” is recreated as a miniature diorama depicting many scenes from the novel.

“Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” was published in 1870, and tells the story of Captain Nemo and his futuristic submarine,...

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01/29/2015 7:31 AM
The Pacific Guitar Ensemble. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Calaveras Arts Council’s third show for the Ovations 2015 Performing Arts Series brings The Pacific Guitar Ensemble to Dr. Elliott Smart Performing Arts Center, located at Bret Harte High School, 323 Highway 49, in Angels Camp, on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m.

An immediate hit with its audiences, the Pacific Guitar Ensemble was founded in 2010 by classical guitarist, David Tanenbaum, and steel string guitarist, Peppino D’Agostino. Together, it is a mixed guitar ensemble able to perform a wide variety in its repertoire. Made up of...

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01/29/2015 7:23 AM
Asparagus centerpiece. Photo courtesy of blog.bellaroma.net

When designing an event’s decorating scheme, never underestimate the asthetic value of fruits and vegetables. Made perfectly in nature, fruits, vegetables, nuts and herbs can create ambiance ideal for any celebration. Whether your wedding theme is strictly elegant, leans toward down-home country charm or a bit of whimsy, fruits of the Earth are design stunners and the ideal, inexpensive alternative to traditional floral centerpieces and decorative accents.

You do not have to possess a lot of artistic ability to set the tone for...

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01/23/2015 10:14 AM
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Gourd artist Heather Hopman will be demonstrating at the February 11 meeting of the Amador County Artists Association. She has been an artist her entire life and has been creating gourd art since 2005. Her gourds are enhanced by a variety of techniques including painting, dyeing, burning, carving, and surface embellishments.

She has won awards at both the local and state levels. Heather has been a member of the Amador County Gourd Artists chapter of the California Gourd Society since 2006. Her other media include glass beads,...

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