Siskiyou Arts Museum (SAM) held an opening reception featuring Mount Shasta High School Student Art Show.
The exhibit opened on March 18th bringing quite a crowd to view and purchase work from the student artists from 9th to 12th grades. The show will be open to the public through Saturday, May 6th.
Forty-eight students shared their work in a variety of mediums representing illustration, acrylic and watercolor painting, thrown pottery, hand-built ceramics, printmaking, digital painting, linocut block printing, and mixed media. The students curated the show themselves.
Emma Garcia is in the 10th grade and shows her hand-built ceramic bowls. She also sketches and has digital art and painting which she has been doing for 4 to 5 years.
This is the first showing for 9th grader Ryder Ramos. He is exhibiting a digital portrait and a dreamscape project that he made prints of to sell at the show
Madison Ites, a senior, has a few different pieces in watercolor, graphite, pottery, and acrylic all showing her love of plants.
Kaia Lancour, also a senior has 10 pieces in the show. Of her works, she shows her ceramic morel mushroom incent burner and watercolor/pencil drawing of a carrot with eyes.
The students are really appreciative to have SAM put this exhibit on for the students. This is the 2nd year the art museum has put on a show for the students.Mount Shasta High School art instructor Melody Shah
This is a very special show for us here at SAM’s. It represents the young art community and hopefully inspires them to continue their creativity.SAM’s curator, Lindsay Hanley
Also on display at the gallery is Julia Monson’s mixed media exhibit called The Journey of Going Blind. With nature as her inspiration, she has been an artist for 45 years, but she went legally blind 4 years ago from complications of a stroke. She says that she likes working with lights and shadows and the way it moves. Now it is completely different for her as she says she pushes the envelope of her blindness.
Live music accompanied the reception featuring Dave Reynolds playing the piano and refreshments were donated by Peter Arth.
Siskiyou Arts Museum is located at 5824 Dunsmuir Avenue in the heart of downtown Dunsmuir.
The gift store and gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday 12 noon to 4 pm.