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n Jazz workshop

Local jazz musician Bill Douglass is offering a workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 29 and April 12 at his studio in Chicago Park.

Those interested, can call him at 273-5489 for directions. The workshop costs $25 and is open to people of all ages, playing all instruments.



n Obama campaign

Jordan Harp, a senior from Nevada Union High School, will be campaigning for Sen. Barrack Obama from April 12 through 23 in Pennsylvania during the April 22 primary. Harp contacted Students for Obama, a denomination of the Obama campaign consisting of students, and offered his services. He was notified March 2 that he’d been accepted. In Pennsylvania, Harp will do door-to-door canvassing, Harp said. Housing is free, a lot of the food is free, he said. Harp’s plane tickets are being paid by local Obama supporters Curtis and Sherri Walker, he added.




n Artistic inspiration lecture

Sierra College is presenting two free lectures on the theme of artistic inspiration of the Sierra Nevada at 6 p.m., March 27 at the Learning Resource Center on the Rocklin campus. The lectures will be presented as part of the course, Interdisciplinary 6: The Sierra Nevada,” which examines the art, history, management and public policy of the Sierra Nevada region.

In the first lecture, Keith Sutter, a photography educator at Sierra College, will examine the Sierra Nevada as an inspiration for photographers. In the second lecture, Kimi Kodani Hill, granddaughter of Chiura Obata, the famous Japanese-American painter, will discuss Obata’s artistic legacy.

Sutter has a bachelor’s degree in photography from the Brooks Institute of Photography. He has been funded and published by the National Geographic Magazine and was named Mountain Photographer of the Year by Summit Magazine and Britain’s Scientific Exploration Society in 1992.

Sutter has also been published

in Outside, Men’s Journal, Architectural Digest, Real Simple, Sunset, Sierra, National Geographic Books, Summit, The New York Times, The Sunday Times (London), The South China Morning Post and The Sacramento Bee.

Hill is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and the California College of Arts and Crafts. She has served as the consultant for numerous Obata projects and exhibits.

She is on the board of trustees for the Yosemite Association and lives in Berkeley.

For more information about these lectures, contact Joe Medeiros at jmedeiros@sierracollege.edu or call 916-789-2725.

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