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Plumas Arts exhibits magical scenes, hand embroidery

Plumas Arts announces a gallery opening reception this Friday, Sept. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 525 Main St. in Quincy. For the month of September, the Plumas Arts Gallery will be displaying art by Tina Thorman.

Thorman, who is also known as Trixie Hollyhox, is originally from the Sacramento area and has been a Plumas County resident since 2015. She said she enjoys hiking the surrounding wild and scenic areas, finding inspiration and references as she explores. She has always enjoyed fantasy fiction and admits that when she looks at a beautiful snowscape, or forested path, she imagines fantastical creatures or characters emerging from the scene before her. She loves to include unexpected charm in her work — something that makes the viewer smile, or some touch of warmth or comfort. Some of her art may have a dark side, too, but even those pieces include a hint of light or hope.

Plumas Arts also coordinates the art display at Patti’s Thunder Cafe at 557 Lawrence St. in Quincy. For September through October, Patti’s Thunder Cafe is exhibiting a show by embroiderer Chris Mehne.

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In the early 1970s after returning from Vietnam, where he served as an Army medical corpsman, Mehne began his creative pursuits in a therapeutic capacity. During his travels, unable to pack around a hoard of painting supplies, he began his journey with embroidery. Recovering from a silent heart attack in February 2015, he said he had a realization that it was time to reignite the art within. Returning to his beloved Plumas County in September, he began what is to date an 81-month odyssey in hand-embroidered works of art. He calls this effort of needlework “Every Stitch Matters.”

Hand-embroidered artwork by Chris Mehne is featured at Patti’s Thunder Cafe.

The Plumas Arts Gallery and office hours are Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information on more events can be found at

Information submitted by Plumas Arts

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