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“Painting is Medicine” ~ Art Exhibit by Debora Iyall ~ Nevada City Box Office ~ Wednesday through Saturday ~ 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ~ October 2 – October 29, 2012 ~ Free & Open to the Public

Glowy Landscape

The Nevada City Box Office at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is pleased to host “Painting is Medicine”, an art exhibit by Debora Iyall.

Horse Grrrl Landscape

Debora Iyall is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of Romeo Void, a San Francisco Band that mined the sexy veins of new wave music.  Iyall started Romeo Void in 1979 with fellow San Francisco Art Institute student and bass player Frank Zincavage.


Winter Spirit

Iyall was born in 1954 in Soap Lake, Washington and was raised in Fresno, CA.  She is a member of the Cowlitz tribe of Washington State.  Iyall has been teaching art since the 1990’s and earned a Master’s Degree in teaching in 2007, most recently teaching at Silver Springs High School in Grass Valley, CA.


An avid printmaker for many years, Iyall turned her skills toward painting in her recent series, entitled “Painting is Medicine.”  The collection features paintings, prints, and watercolors.


Waiting to Heal

This exhibit is in conjunction with the celebration of October as Indigenous Peoples Month.

The Nevada City Box Office is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and during select events.  The exhibition will hang from October 2 – October 29, 2012.  Admission is free.

Fins and Fur





The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.