What happens when two retired Nevada County professionals become artists and fast friends? In the case of retired Nevada Union High School art teacher Terence D. Baxter and retired Nevada County Superior Court Judge Frank Francis, it means a showcase of their shared love of the Yuba River Watershed.

The mixed media art show opens January 20 at the Granucci Gallery inside the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley.

Hollie Grimaldi Flores is a Nevada County resident and freelance writer for hire, as well as a podcaster at HollieGrams. You can hear her episodes at http://www.buzzsprout.com/1332253. She can be reached at holliesallwrite@gmail.com