Seeking to enrich the community and enhance civic pride
through the creative arts
Additional Art in the City Galleries:
Irina Stroup - City Hall
Irina Stroup moved to Redding from Moscow, Russia 18 years ago. New life provided the unique opportunity to try something different including studying art. Irina started with watercolor, but found it too challenging and soon switched to oil painting. Her fourth work was awarded at the student annual contest. Painting, figure drawing, and design classes brought lots of fun and experience. At the present time, Irina is a self-trained artist and paints during some gaps in her busy schedule of being a Shasta College Biology instructor, gardener, tennis player and housewife.
Joy Wiltsee - City Hall
Joy Wiltsee has been a happy resident of Weaverville for 25 years. She is an ardent lover of the great outdoors, totally undomesticated, keen observer of the natural world, and seeker of adventure. Mostly self-taught and inspired by the magnificent splendor of the Trinity Alps, Wiltsee has been both a student at watercolor workshops, and a teacher of the techniques of watercolor and pastel on various surfaces. Joy cherishes the playful passion within, and attempts to channel that into her paintings with celebrated fearlessness, luminosity, sparkle and brillance of color.
Manda Reed - City Hall
Manda's love of exploring the world through a lens- capturing the small details normally overlooked in the every day hustle and bustl- led her to Brigham Young University, where she graduated with a BA in Photography. After graduating, Manda returned to her hometown of Redding to start her photography business. Although she is primarily a protrait photographer, few things make her happier than creating fine art and landscape photographs.
Shasta Stitchers - City Hall
Shasta Stitchers is a group dedicated to stimulating the appreciation for and celebrating the heritage of embroidery by advancing the highest standards of excellence in its practice. They meet monthly to learn new techniques and share their accomplishments. Their bi-annual Stitchers Showcase display the wide variety of techniques and projects completed by the members.
Anderson New Technology High School - City Hall
Anderson New Technology High School is a challenging educational environment. The strong academic emphasis is complemented by the success of our Fine Arts, Digital Imaging, Cinematography, Graphic Design and Music courses. Students are prepared for college and beyond, including working and presenting in the business world. Students, parents and staff are essential ingredients in creating our "Small School Community, World Class Education." Join us April 17, 2015, as we celebrate our 10th annual "Evening of the Arts."
Steve Bowen - Redding Library
Steve Bowen is a California Native. His greatest influence was his uncle, John Cridelich, an educator who lived a creative life until the day he died. Woodcarving, stained glass, and oil painting were just a few of his interests and he was a true inspiration to Steve. Spiritual things and nature have lead Steve to combine oil painting with mosaics using natural materials. This has become Steve's latest artistic endeavor, a challenge and a joy.