Friday Dec 19 2008 comments High-Hand celebrates Christmas By: Martha Garcia, Loomis News Editor -A +A Santa's elves Pari Canning, 15, left, and Andrea Barrett, 14, take a break to sample Persian treats at the Truckee Rug Co. in High-Hand. The "elves" were helping out Santa Claus, as well as their mother, High-Hand marketing director Michelle Parry. Bug sculpture in the new High-Hand Gallery catches the eye of Deb Ferguson, visiting Loomis from Bend, Ore. Artist Paula Amerine, left, shows her art to Anne Evans. Amerine is one of the artists who recently opened the High-Hand Gallery, an artists' cooperative. Santa Claus (Fuzzy Jarnagin) visits with 2-year-old Nova Birk and her mother, Maureen Murphy, of Truckee Rug Co. in the High-Hand Nursery, Cafe & Conservatory building. Shoppers find art in the garden, next to the conservatory where diners enjoy a meal and the ambiance.