Virginia Yerxa Community Read Exhibit in Colusa

I had a great opportunity to participate in the VYCR Program in Colusa all Saturday afternoon. My husband and I had time to explore the beautiful view of the Sacramento River. After having lunch with the council, they took us to visit a store owner whose father had a very similar history has my husband’s father – coming from China at a fairly young age and working as a cook for the surrounding region in ranches. There’s a very strong Chinese American history in Colusa – a hidden underground city, opium dens, then later cooks….a now a respected grocery store owner.

We attended the lecture by UC Riverside professor on science fiction in Colusa’s firehouse. Very interesting and well attended. The rest of the afternoon was activities and exhibits including mine.

Roberta James did a fabulous job of pulling quotes out from “Fahrenheit 451” to match the paintings. We were impressed out it all fitted.

I want to thank the committee and particular Roberta and Elizabeth for all your effort in putting this program together so well.

Colusa 1

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Colusa 3
This painting was sold

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