Reader’s Corner: July 14, 2008 |

Reader’s Corner: July 14, 2008

Go Figure: New York artist teaching local workshop

Jon DeMartin, a New York-based artist, is coming to town to teach a figure-drawing workshop in Grass Valley from July 15 through 19. The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Artist Studios in the Foothills on 940 Idaho-Maryland Road in Grass Valley.

Only 12 participants will be accepted at the workshop, but plenty of vacancies exist now.

DeMartin’s drawings and paintings have been exhibited in galleries in New York, California and Virginia. He has been published in art magazines such as American Artist, Art in America, ARTnews and the Classicist.

DeMartin has taught at the New York Academy of Art, the Woodstock School of Art, Parsons the New School for Design in New York and Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Connecticut.

A special “meet-the-artist” reception will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. July 18 at the Artist Studios in the Foothills. The event is open to the public.

The workshop costs $625. For more information, contact Randy Rigg at or call 274-7000.

Placer County SPCA overflows with pets

If you’ve been wanting to get yourself a pet, try adopting an animal from the Placer County SPCA in Roseville.

Apparently the animal shelter there is inundated with stray dogs and cats.

Adopting a dog will cost you $125 if it’s older than three months or $175 if it’s younger. Adopting a cat costs $50 if its more than a year old or $95 if it’s younger.

“We won’t euthanize a healthy adoptable animal for space,” said Matt Green, director of operations at the Roseville SPCA.

“The best circumstance would be to reunite owners with their lost pets and get these animals into loving homes,” added Leilani Vierra, chief executive of the Placer County SPCA.

The Placer County SPCA is located on 150 Corporation Yard Road, Roseville, Calif. 95678. The center is open Tuesday through Sunday.

For more information, call 916-782-7722 or visit

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