‘Pilgrims and Tourists’: Local Connection to Worldwide Film

The climactic scene of the first film in Toby McLeod and Jessica Abbe’s “Standing on Sacred Ground” film series—”Pilgrims and Tourists”—is of the Winnemem Wintu coming of age ceremony on the McCloud River. “We’ve filmed three of these puberty ceremonies… Continue Reading


In the Artist’s Studio – Ron Black: ‘Secret Formula’ & Recycled Materials Attract Loyal Customers

When I visited artist Ron Black at his Oak Run studio, it felt like Willie Wonka was leading me through the Chocolate Factory. Ron, better described as an eccentric contractor than deranged candy maker, has worked on projects as diverse as… Continue Reading


In the Artist’s Studio – Connie Murray’s Wonderland

“I would not have made it without art,” said Connie Murray, about a recent  tumultuous period in her life. During the same time period, Murray said she was simultaneously fired after a 10-year career as the Clinical Program Manager for… Continue Reading


Master Ceramist Will Be Featured at North Valley Art League

“Complete Circle,” an exhibition of recent work by Palul, a local master ceramic artist, will be showing at the North Valley Art League (NVAL) during the month of August. This exhibition features large classical forms exploring color, texture and symbolism… Continue Reading


“Faces of Afghanistan” showing at North Valley Art League Gallery through March 30

The exhibit “Faces of Afghanistan” is now showing at the North Valley Art League Gallery in Caldwell Park, Redding, through March 30. It consists of nearly thirty photographs and watercolors by the husband-and-wife team of Bob and Miriam Weissberg. The… Continue Reading

Artists’ Corner by Stefan Baumann: Mistakes – ‘A Pathway to Excellence’

It was snowing for a few days and when it stopped, I grabbed my paints and searched for a location in town to paint.  It was a beautiful day.  This painting is of a home located in Mt. Shasta call the… Continue Reading


Artists’ Corner by Stefan Baumann: Painting from Life

I believe that it is essential for artists to paint from life.  Art is an expression of an artist’s experience and observation of the subject.   This will not make sense if an artist has never painted from life.  When we… Continue Reading