The newly opened The Gallery in Sierra City will hold its first 4th Saturday artists’ reception with an exhibit that showcases the work of some of Sierra County’s finest artists and craftspeople. The work of photographers Darby Hayes, Mark Stevenson, Dee Wallace and Kathy Chow depicts the splendor of the natural world from perspectives ranging from the intimate to the grand and sweeping. Creativity, imagination and dedication to craftsmanship define the work of prize-winning quilters and fabric artists Lynn Fillo and Peggy Daigle. Woodworker Steve Fillo’s relationship with and feel for his material result in unique and beautiful organic-feeling creations. The beautifully crafted ceramic pieces of potters Marty Flora and Peggy McDermott utilize raku and horsehair techniques as well as individually formulated traditional glazes. Weaver and knitter Donna Edward is known for her imaginative use of luscious materials. Watercolor artist B.J. Jordan is renowned for her stunning, unique style of depicting local scenes. Jeweler Ken McMaster’s process can start with mining the gold that is used in his lovely lost-wax creations!
Sierra City, a small, quiet gold rush-era town, is located 12 miles east of Downieville on scenic Highway 49, and is situated on the North Yuba River at the base of the majestic Sierra Buttes.
The public is invited to the reception, which will be held from 4pm to 7pm on Saturday, June 23rd; many of the artists will be present to discuss their work and answer questions, and refreshments will be served. Additional receptions will be held on July 28th, August 25th, September 22nd and October 13th (Sierra City’s Oktoberfest).
Sierra City Fine Arts Gallery is located in the historic red brick Wells Fargo Building, 231 Main St., Sierra City (530) 862-1188 – www.sierracitygallery.com