Seeking to enrich the community and enhance civic pride
through the creative arts
Additional Art in the City Galleries:
Technology has opened new opportunities for photographers. The digital cameras, computer and ink jet printer have liberated us from the darkroom and given us the tools to enjoy the freedom of artistic expression previously enjoyed only by painters. Images you now see are often combinations of a picture taken or a picture created. Gene's current favorites are panoramas and infrared black and whites.
Brandie Maddalena's art career in 60ish words: toy still-lifes, woodpile sculptures, junkyards with Dad, encouragement, marrying Jason, life drawing, San Francisco Art Institute, performances, boat living, installations, philosophy, social sculptures, life art, Dot-to-Dot, orphanages, living in Mexico, found-objects, Sharings, baby Sage, San Diego, grant writing, Redding near Mom, teaching kids art, baby Rowan, loads of shows throughout. Art is magic. Life is art.
Mercy Regional Cancer Center
Expressions is an opportunity for those whose lives have been touched by cancer to share their feelings in a way that can sometimes only be expressed through art. This exhibit is a joyous occasion; a community gathering to celebrate the human spirit. Expressions is presented by Mercy Regional Cancer Center.
W.R. Thomson was born in Connecticut, but at the age of five his family moved to California. He has been an artist/craftsman since early childhood and while much of his artistry is self-taught, he has also attended a number of classes at various schools and studied under an assortment of teachers. Bill Richardson, Phil Cornelius, Bill Bockus, Nat Fast & George Moreau all influenced W.R.'s style and technique. After teaching fine arts & crafts in Santa Barbara County for 25 years, W.R. is now retired and lives in Shasta County.
These brightly painted, illuminist landscapes by Diana Wright Troxell sing out to the beauty that is found in California, from the valleys to the sea. An oil painter for 40 years, Diana fell in love with the North State and became inspired by the many fine landscape artists living here in Redding.
Gillian, originally from New York City, has called Redding her home for the past 27 years. She has two grown children who presently live out of the area. In recent years Gillian has had the fortunate opportunity to travel to several foreign and domestic destinations. Her photos reflect these travels.