Larry Ortiz

A man of many expressions

Jim Lee of Meadow Vista will say that he has been an artist his whole life, from drawing on spools of paper meant to protect the rug in his family’s home to creating statues ...

Clay Arts Studios reopens after recent renovation

Never mind that the Tuesday Night Pottery Club meets on Wednesdays. They are just happy to have a place to meet. Not that the previous digs were anything to sneeze at, but if you d ...

Media Life: Epic Brazil journey for Placer High grad survives first leg

  AUBURN CA - A little bushier in the beard and a little thinner in the torso, Auburn’s Aaron Chervenak has been trekking and paddling his way for the past six weeks or ...

Auburn Art Walk season kicks off tonight

Artists and art lovers will take to the streets this evening as the Auburn Art Walk season begins. “The first Art Walk of the year seems to be just a happy time where people ...

Community Portrait: Always inventive J. Randall Smith breaks some rules

In his hands an ordinary bag of clay becomes a fine art sculpture. Paint and canvas become a beautiful painting. Charcoal, pencils and paper turn into an enchanting rendering. With ...