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Young people bring their talents to local arts scene

With so much talent in this county, it’s no wonder that people who are considered young by old columnists are also a part of this visual art and performing scene. Here is a smattering of such talent.

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Open house



at Citronee

Shaun E. Lupton’s oil paintings start a month-long exhibit at Citronee Bistro and Wine Bar, 320 Board St., Nevada City, with an open house on Friday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The Nevada Union graduate is calling his show, “Illusions of the Purist Mind.”




Citronee owner Robert Perez says, “Shaun’s art is very free flowing with a lot of bright colors. It’s one of the most exciting shows we’ve had here.”

Call 265-5697 for other viewing times.

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Young artist has ‘creature’ show

Roxy Ford is 13, an eighth-grader at Seven Hills School, and she’s having her first solo exhibition of paintings in the gallery at the school superintendent’s office, 112 Nevada City Highway, Nevada City, through March 1.

In other words, she’s good.

“Where the Wild Things Are” is the title she’s given to her 12-piece exhibit of lions, wolves, and reptiles. She works in acrylics and water colors.

Ford has been under the tutelage of water media artist Margie Miller of Nevada City since the two met at the Friendship Club more than two years ago.

Says Miller, “We started doing animals together; it seemed like a natural passion of hers. Now she has an extraordinary body of work: powerful creatures that show strength, unusual for a girl that age.”

Ford actually has her own art studio, complements of her supportive grandfather Bill Ford, in which she paints.

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How many get to Carnegie Hall?

Phil and Anne Starr are proud that their son, Eric Starr, a 1998 graduate of Nevada Union, has been invited to participate in The John Adams Workshop: Chamber Symphony in New York City’s Carnegie Hall, March 17-21.

Starr is the only trombonist selected by Adams, who is a well-known contemporary composer. He has his master’s degree in trombone performance and is currently in an advanced studies degree program at the Cleveland institute of Music.


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