Seeking to enrich the community and enhance civic pride
through the creative arts
Additional Art in the City Galleries:
Vincent was born with Cerebral Palsy and developed a fascination with photography as a creative outlet. Vincent's parents gave him his first film, and he began photographing the usual landscapes , scenery and portrait type of images. Then he found macro-photography and discovered a whole new world of WOW by bringing the intensity of small to life. With the multitude of flowers from his parent's garden as inspiration, Vincent developed an interest in highly-detailed, close-up images of beautiful flora.
Jim is a retiree and amateur photographer with no formal training in photography. He spends his days in nature searching for special moments to record; often using his sea kayak to obtain intimate photographs of wild birds in their natural environment and wanders the eastern Sierra Mountains in California for unique landscapes.
Theresa is an artist and photographer with a longtime passion for nature and historic structures. Her artwork embodies traditional photography with a unique blend of artistic interpretation. Through a complex series of digital enhancements Theresa adjusts her photos to achieve their appearance.
Michael's paintings are mixed media abstractions using natural textures to create mood and landscape and he likes to think of them as controlled chaos. Michael's non-traditional artwork is created using branches, trowels and sticks. Because of the heavy texture, reproductions are not possible and photographs are representational at best. This work is best viewed in person and in natural lighting.
Howard "Luke" Lucas
Howard "Luke" Lucas returned "home" after retiring from a 32 year public school teaching career. In 2000, Luke established the Mt. Lassen Art Center in Viola, which is an active participant in local art happenings. Most of Luke's paintings are impressionistic landscapes painted on location (plein air). This exhibit is representative of a body of work, more abstract than his usual style, generated by mathematical and other notions.
Frances, an artist with many facets, is a painter in the mediums of acrylic, watercolor, collage and mixed media and is a sculptor who has worked in clay, plaster, metals and mixed media. In addition; five of her pieces have been cast in bronze, she is a miniaturist and a freelance writer. On exhibit are her recent glass sculptures. Frances enjoys using her talents to cause thoughtful response and an understanding of the various art forms. She will tell you that she creates her art "Just because it is fun!"
Shasta High School
Art is alive and strong at Shasta High. Students have the opportunity to study both 2D and 3D art as part of a dynamic, sequential, standards-based curriculum. Courses offered each year include Art I, II, III, IV, Advanced Placement Studio Art, as well as Ceramics I and II. In 11th grade students may enroll in the Humanities Program where art class is integrated with their history and English class. Emphasis is placed upon meeting students where they are in terms of interest, knowledge and skills, and building from there. The art students and teachers at SHS are grateful for the outpouring of community encouragement and support of art education.