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Student Art Month at the Plumas Arts Gallery

The Plumas Arts Gallery, located at 525 Main Street in Quincy, proudly presents artwork from student artists of Plumas County. On Friday, May 1, the Gallery will host a reception from 5:00pm to 7:00pm to mark the opening of the show.

Works from students in grades 9 through 12, will be on exhibit for the month of May. Under the instruction of art teacher Danielle Frid, Quincy High School students have explored a variety of media, which they will share at this show. Frid has been an art instructor in Plumas County for a number of years, and has led popular community art sessions for adults at the Drunk Brush Wine Bar in Quincy.

Frid says, "This is my 6th year teaching art for Plumas Unified School District. I teach a period of Jr. High art (which is on a quarterly wheel, first semester is 7th grade and second semester is 8th), and two periods of high school art (which includes combination classes of beginning and advanced art). In addition to teaching art part-time at Quincy High school this year I recently completed elementary art sessions with each classroom at QES, funded by the PCO."

She goes on to explain her latest venture in teaching, "I began teaching Chester and Greenville High School art classes in November through the use of technology and inter-district mail. I've been recording my art lessons with my document camera, emailing the lessons to teachers at those sites for the art students to watch, as well as Power Point presentations, handouts, and rubrics. The remote student's artwork is sent to me to be graded through district mail, and then sent back. I visit the sites a few times in person to talk with students and teachers." Also submitted into this show are a few works completed by Chester and Greenville high school students.
In addition to the QHS student work exhibit, Plumas Arts will host a fundraiser organized by Ruth Ammons, one of the instructors in Plumas Arts'  Artists in the Schools program. Ammons has collected a variety of her students' collaborative art pieces which will be for sale. Proceeds directly benefit the Artists in the Schools program. 1St, 4th, and 5th graders from Quincy Elementary School have created multi-media projects including imaginatively decorated pairs of shoes, eco-friendly shopping bags, cell phone pouches, and wall art inspired by Jackson Pollack. "Art is such a fun and creative way for kids to explore and learn!" says Ammons, adding, "Please come and support our student artists and this wonderful program."

Downtown Quincy will celebrate student art all around town with exhibits at the County Museum by Feather River College students, Pangaea hosts work by Quincy Elementary School students and the Main Street will host work by aspiring young artists.

Also on display at the gallery is artwork by Plumas Arts' remarkable group of artist members. The gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11am to 5pm. The show will run through the month of April. Please visit Plumas Arts on the web at for more information about their programs, and to see the gallery exhibition schedule for 2015.