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Area students to attend summer arts school

Seventeen Nevada County high school students are among 500 California students who will attend the 2002 California State Summer School for the Arts for a month this summer.

Fourteen hundred applicants applied this year to the school.

Bear River High School students selected are Dennise Sweet, Kyle Tremewan, Eva Vesaly, Andrew Carlson, Jessica Carney, Kelly Fitzsimmons, Pam Foss, Morgan Harvey, Adrian Molina and Tahnee Rankin.

Nevada Union High School students are Zoe Van Dijk, Erinn Clancy, Amy Daniel, Miriam Drace and Justin Nunnink.

Bitney Springs High School students are Sara Gamble and Emily Lery.

The school will be at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia from July 13 to Aug. 10. Students will study with established artists, writers and performers in fields including animation, music, dance, film and video, theater, creative writing, visual arts and fine crafts.

The Nevada County students will be honored at a public reception and awards ceremony at 7 p.m. on May 17 at Miners Foundry Cultural Center.

County Supervisor Bruce Conklin will emcee the reception, sponsored by the Nevada County Arts Council, Foundry and Cal Fed Bank.

Call the Nevada County Arts Council at 271-5955 for any questions.

Molly Fisk to be in Sussurus

Molly Fisk is guest poet in this year’s issue of Sussurus, a literary magazine of Sacramento City College.

“Several of us agreed she would be a good person to have in the publication,” said Albert Garcia, the college’s English department chairman and a creative-writing instructor. “I enjoy her work a lot. She’s more or less local.”

A free reading by the writers featured in Sussurus will be from 7 to 9 p.m. May 18 at the college (3835 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento).

Call Garcia at (916) 558-2238 for more information.

– Carol Feineman

Back Stage appears weekly in Prospector. Call in comments and art news: 477-4232.

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