Gallery II hosts reception for featured photographers |

Gallery II hosts reception for featured photographers

Leslie Elias and Deanna Allen are showing their photographs at Gallery II in Grass Valley now through March 12. Friday they will have a reception from 4 to 7 p.m.

As a fifth-generation Northern Californian, Elias says she has a deep sense of reverence and respect for the varied landscapes of the region. For the past decade, she has been exploring and photographing, seeking out hidden places of beauty and mystery where the alchemy of shadow and light may reveal a sense of place. A lifelong environmentalist, she hopes that her photographs help people to feel more connected to the natural world. Elias made the transition from medium format film photography to digital about a year ago. All of her photographs are archival prints in limited editions.

Allen has been a psychotherapist, her professional mainstay, for the past 25 years and a serious photographer for the past eight. She has participated in many group shows, including the Heartland Gallery and Foothill Flowers in Grass Valley and the Artists’ Guild and Nevada County Arts Council in Nevada City. “My images are digital, black and white and color,” she says, “and reflect various places I have been in this country and in Europe. My intention is that each photograph gives a brief sense of what was happening at a particular moment.”

Music at the reception will be by Jim Bratt, guitarist.

WHAT: “A Sense of Place,” photographs by Leslie Elias and Deanna Allen

WHEN: Featured artists’ reception on Friday, 4-7 p.m. (the show runs through March 12)

WHERE: Gallery II, 217 W. Main Street, Grass Valley, across from the Holbrooke Hotel


INFORMATION: Call 274-0112 for more information; go online at

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