Patty Pieropan Dong

The studios are open

Thirty artists, two tours, one weekend. For those seeking a shot of aesthetic enlightenment, those are the numbers that matter. Two separate open studio  tours are taking pl ...

Reader input: Thank you for highlighting Hank

Cheers to Hank Reighley and the Placer Nature Center. Thank you for highlighting Hank’s wonderful volunteer work at the Nature Center in Thursday’s paper (“Mark ...

Every picture tells a story at North Auburn Art Studios Tour

It’s time again for the North Auburn Art Studios Tour, where 16 artists in 10 locations open up their work spaces to the discerning eye of the local art enthusiasts. One of t ...

Reader Input: Symphony makes magic

What a joy to share a warm Sunday evening with so many others. Thank you to the Auburn Symphony and conductor, the enlightening and animated Peter Jaffe, for filling the School P ...

Reader input: Art Walk’s great anniversary

The Auburn Art Walk committee would like to thank the community for the great turn out during the 20th Anniversary celebration on Aug. 8. The 32 business venues in Old Town and Dow ...

Art show offers pleasant escapes for patients

An ongoing exhibit at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital offers cheer and uplifting escapes to patients, families and staff. The Art Can Heal program showcases the work of local artist ...

Auburn’s art offerings and memories

Art is a holiday gift that can be deeply sentimental and unique for those giving and receiving. On Friday several Auburn artists talked about some of their most memorable creation ...

Folding their way to frogs

Kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Auburn took part in an art metamorphosis Tuesday morning. Under the direction of Auburn artist Patty Pieropan Dong, more than a dozen club member ...

Use the adult exercise program

In this season of budget challenges and cutbacks, our community is in danger of loosing a great resource.  The Placer Adult School exercise program, with instructor extraordina ...

Pieropan Dong finds art in the everyday

Art is where you find it and for Auburn artist Patty Pieropan Dong, it can be as close as a neighbor’s field. That’s where she spotted a 1957 Ford Fairlane, parked and not dri ...