Live Music in the North State: March 30–April 5

    Wednesday, March 30 Johnson Blythe plus Cali Vibes will perform at the California Brewing Company in Palo Cedro at 6:30 p.m. (The Pint Night Showcase happens every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the month.) All ages. (530) 222-2739. Lisha Kim… Continue Reading


December’s ArtHop May Be the Last

Note from Doni: Today’s conversation is with Adam Mankoski, half of the dynamic Hawkman Studios duo. Regular readers will also recognize Adam as a talented staff writer, most widely remembered for his “Get Outta Town” columns and his exclusive series about his first-hand account… Continue Reading

Running Horse, Charging Elephant: Animals in Action

What: Paintings Spring to Life in Unique Art Exhibit at Red Bluff Art Gallery When: Friday, Aug 6, 5 to 8 p.m. Where: Red Bluff Art Gallery Former Disney painter and designer Angela Edmonds opens an unusual new exhibition at… Continue Reading


That Rat Bastard! Storyteller Wins Best of Show

Attendees of the artist reception for the STORYTELLING show Friday night voted Nikolas Allen’s “Rat Bastard,” pictured above, as the “Best of Show.” Nikolas, a local poet/artist/designer, says, “This piece tells a story of courage. We’ve all been in situations… Continue Reading


Gears, Pipe, Space Debris: Kim Piazza’s Garbage Art

The most important thing to know about artist Kim Piazza is that she is serious as all-get-out about garbage. Tires, aluminum, pipes, any kind of waste that is a byproduct of the human impact on the planet, can creep its… Continue Reading


Artist-Turned-Administrator Leads Resculptured Arts Council

It’s been quite a year for the Shasta County Arts Council (SCAC). Last June, five new board members resigned, citing major differences of opinion with longer-term members over the organization’s direction. In November,’s publisher, Doni Greenberg, reported that Gini… Continue Reading