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Local women model for ‘Flower Power’ portraits

The chairman and CEO of Nevada City Winery (Wyn Spiller), the owner of Foothill Flowers (Marie Johnson), and a Grass Valley councilwoman (Patti Ingram) – these are a few of the prominent women who agreed to model for a painting that not only had flowers in it to reflect the theme “Flower Power,” but also was painted from a photograph by two artists, Nancy Cowan and Roseanne Marie.

The result is two versions of each community leader.

The two artists, who have been friends for 35 years, will greet visitors at the artist reception Friday. The public can vote for favorite painting, suggest candidates for next year’s show, and buy the paintings, with 20 percent of the selling price going to the charity of the model’s choice.

Says one of the models, Anita Daniels, vice president of Citizens Bank, “This seems like such a unique and fun idea for an art show; I was really flattered to be asked to be a part of it.”

What: “Flowers of the Foothills” art show

When: artist reception, Friday, 5-8 p.m.; show runs until May 14

Where: Foothill Flowers, 102 W. Main St., Grass Valley

Admission: Free

Information: Call 273-2296

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