Plumas Arts announces a gallery opening reception Friday, Oct. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 525 Main St. in Quincy. For the month of October, the Plumas Arts Gallery will be displaying art from Patrick Luscri, reports gallery manager Suzanne de Martimprey. Plumas Arts also coordinates the art display at Patti’s Thunder Cafe in Quincy. In October, Patti’s Thunder Cafe is continuing September’s exhibit by embroiderer Chris Mehne.
Patrick Luscri said he fell in love with photography as a 21-year-old sailor in the Pacific Northwest. He took film photography courses on the East Coast, learned Ansel Adams’s zone system, set up his own darkroom, won a Best in Show award, minored in photography for his undergraduate degree, moved to Quincy in 2011, and became a Sierra shutterbug.
In the early 1970s, after returning from Vietnam, where he served as an Army medical corpsman, Chris Mehne said he 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 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, calling this effort of needlework “Every Stitch Matters.”
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. More information is available at https://www.plumasarts.org/.
Information submitted by Plumas Arts