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CLOVERDALE REVEILLE, CLOVERDALE, CALIFORNIA WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011 -- Page 13 "New shoots" at art gallee, Until early July, First Street Gal- lery will feature two artists: guest Rick Tang, photography; and co-op artist Beverley McChesney, mono- prints Tang is a well-known commer- cial and art photographer. With a twenty-year background in news photography for the Novato Ad- vance paper and private work in his Novato studio, Rick moved to Sonoma County, where he has a studio in Healdsburg. When doing art shoots, Rick prefers being in the field with natural light. Recently, he has had certain art shots printed on large aluminum sheets. He has been honored as Photographer of the Year (2005) and the prestigious Photograph of the Year (2007) by the Professional Photographers of the Redwood Empire. At the Wind- sor Fine Arts Show he has received multiple prizes over the past five years, including First, Second, and Third Prize for Photography in 2009. McChesney has been a painter at First Street Gallery for four years, as well as a frequent exhibitor at Healdsburg Center for the Arts and other venues. She finds interest in two distinct areas: large, relatively abstract subjects emphasizing tex- ture, and small works of one kind or another emphasizing line. For this show she focuses on small monoprints, a means of com- bining painting and printing tech- niques. For monoprint the design is applied with thick ink on a glass plate, then pressed under a large cylindrical press onto high-quality art paper. Cloverdale Arts Alliance spon- sors both this show and the out- door Sculpture Exhibit in the Plaza. Piggybacking on the sculpture show opening, the reception for this show will be on Saturday, June 4 from 6-8 p.m. at the Center for the Arts, 105 E. First Street.For further information, go to cloverdalearts A MONOPRINT BY BEVERLEY McCHESNEY Four West Coast Auto Craft crew members with a classic 1964 Ford Fairlane undergoing restoration. Pictured are Andrew Bell and Shane Marshall standing and owner Chris Miranda and Todd Smith in front. lest Coast Auto Craft, owned by Chris Miranda and Pamela Malfa- Miranda, moved from Santa Rosa to the Reuser Industrial Park in Cloverdale in October, 2009. The company is very well known for building custom cars and restorations, specializing in hot rods and muscle cars. "1 started working on cars in 1988 in my parent's garage in Sonoma, where I grew up." Chris' specialty is painting and Pamela does color sanding, polishing and upholstering. "Everybody who works here is an artisan, and we have an intern program which allows us to develop young talent. We love old cars and really do this more out of love than for money," Miranda commented. With 30 projects in the works currently, the 20 year old company has customers in all parts of the United States and internationally, including Austra- lia and New Zealand. Originally, Miranda was going to move just his painting operation to Clover- dale, but after being here for just a short time, fell in love with the town and the people here and moved the entire business. They make it a point to purchase as many supplies from Cloverdale businesses as possible. The fantastic location combined with the techniques learned and developed over the years by Chris and his crew at West Coast Auto Craft has kept the quality very high and the work flow moving at a very reasonable pace which keeps costs to their customers very competitive. You are invited you to come visit them at 70 Commerce Ln. Ste. E, call 894-3322 to obtain references, watch videos from their YouTube Channel, visit their website at and see for yourself what sets West Coast Auto Craft apart from the competition. Hector Galvan and Murray Rosen from the city's Public Works Department in the downtown plaza. Crews are replanting the beds and planting Italian Cypress trees along the northwest perimeter which will provide a beautiful backdrop as they mature. The redwood pergolas and benches are also being resealed to prevent deterioration. Other Cloverdale parks are being upgraded as well using Quimby Act funds which subdivision developers pay for park land acquisition and improvements. Park improvements enhance Cloverdale's natural beauty To further the city's vision as a "place of great natural beauty," Cloverdale's parks employees Murray Rosen and Hector Galvan, have recently undertaken a number of improvements to city parks and the downtown Plaza. Cloverdale's oldest and largest park, City Park, is benefitting from a number of improvements. Out- dated play equipment has been re- placed with structures that are now compliant with National and Cali- fornia Playground Safety Stan- dards. After 30 years of use, home side and visitor's side bleachers at ,.velopers for park land acquisition and enhancements, were used to pay for these improvements. And even more is on the way, including a complete renovation of Kleiser Park, undertaken and fi- nanced by Cloverdale Rotary, in partnership with the Cloverdale Unified School District and the city. The re-formed "Pride Commit- tee" now called the "Genuinely Proud Volunteers" of the Clover- dale Chamber of Commerce will be working under Park and Recreation staff's direction to keep downtown flower beds weeded, planted and the Baseball Field were removed free of litter. and replaced with bleachers that;i Cloverdale's open spaces and comply with the current building code, ADA and safety regulations for sports bleachers in California. The large play structure in Clark Park, an important recreational asset in the Tarman neighbor- hood, has been modified to in- crease safety and improve security. The Downtown Plaza, the com- munity's gathering spot, is un- dergoing a major renovation, including sealing the redwood pergolas and benches to prevent deterioration, replanting and en- hancing the landscaped areas, in- cluding the island in Cloverdale Blvd. and improving irrigation systems. Quimby Act Funds which the city receives from subdivision de- New co-op grand opening Local Folkal, LLC is a coopera- tive association of artists, artisans, crafters, and supporters of local arts and crafts. This organization was formed to support artistically cre- ative work, encourage local pro- duction for local consumption and to provide opportunities for arti- sans to work locally. The Local Folkal gallery/shop opened quietly on April 18, but will be holding a Grand Opening cele- bration on May 21, to coincide with the annual downtown Cloverdale Spring Festival. Door prizes will be awarded and a variety of demon- strations will be conducted on the sidewalk in front of the gallery throughout the day. The demon- stration schedule will be posted at and on Facebook, search for "Local Fol- kal." Support from the City of Clover- dale has been very strong. In fact, former Mayor Carol Russell wrote a glowing review of the project in the April Sonoma County Gazette, saying that "A distinctive store is being designed downtown in what's become Cloverdale's per- forming and visual arts hub. This area's artists, artisans and crafters will offer unique, reasonably priced works in a range of media, while the culinary arts are represented by a selection of healthy foods." The gallery is located at 117 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Normal business hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (707) 894-8920 for extended summer hours. LIEN SALE NOTICE Notice is hereby given pursuant to Sec- tion 503 of the California Harbors and Navigations Code of the State of Califor- nia, the undersigned, CIoverdale Eagle Tech Tow, 208 N. CIoverdale Blvd. CIo- verdale; CA 95425. Will Sell at public sale on: June 2,2011 at 10 a.m. The following property: 1985 - 12' KLAM V1 CF#7966JC HULL# TRAA3360J485 UNK YR SHRL TRLR LIC#1FX1195 VIN#9G0264 Lien Holder has a right to bid at said sale. #259 May 18, 2011 recreation areas are enjoyed by lo- cal residents and visitors alike, and t involves the participation of the city, local non-profits and clubs to ensure that we are able to continue to maintain and enhance these amenities. If you would like to be involved in any of these activities, please contact City Administrative Spe- cialist Briana Herpst at 894-1704. Local artists Marge Gray, left, Ron Brown and Beverley McChesney at last Friday's opening reception for the History Center's Floral Fest. The exhibit features paintings, photography and Ikebana, pictured above, which is an example of an ancient school of Japanese flower arranging. An open house was held recently at Healdsburg Primary Care to welcome , two physicians to the practice. Pictured are Evan Rayner, CEO of Healdsbur District Hospital, left, with Rachel Mayorga, M.D. and Thomas Alan Warr,. M.D. :o i , , - i  J, 'Pi ....... ,Irrrh J Ir"l' ................ :'" Jl Ikn rJ= ................ ' f2