“Vichyssoise” Explorations
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Explorations students enjoy tasty techniques during the “Vichyssoise” Members’ exhibit at Liberty Arts Gallery.

The annual Members’ show is always a favorite with artists and visitors alike. So many mediums and methods are employed in the dozens of “ingredients”, together they make up a veritable “art soup”, concocted by talented Siskiyou County residents.


Local school students were intrigued by the variety of pieces in the 2013 members’ exhibit Vichyssoise (a French potage, usually served cold), like this piece by Dunsmuir artist, Belinda Hanson.

Mr. O’ Brien’s 6th grade class from Jackson St. School was lucky to have 3 of the displaying artists present during their visit, to discuss their own work and its process. Students toured the gallery, observing and identifying various mediums, from acrylics, carving, ceramic and oils to assemblage, mixed-media, fabric and photography.

Floor Painters

Intense Focus

Students learned the process of preparing their paper, wet and dry brush techniques, as well as the use of masking fluids and special effects created with sand and salt. The resulting pieces are impressive and will be on display back in the classroom for Open House.

Work In Progress

Education Explorations classes are held Tuesdays, and are made possible through the generous funding from Pacific Power Foundation, Jackson Street School, Siskiyou Office of Education and the Jack & Eual Bailey Memorial Fund.

Photos and Text by Bee Soulé, Liberty Arts Education Director

One Response

  1. Mr. O'Brien's Awesome Class says:

    Thank you for making us famous by putting us on the World Wide Web. We were very honored. We love Liberty Arts and have learned so much. Mary would like to say hi and mention that she loves the smell of rotting chicken. Ashley will not shut up at the moment, and Courtney has a freckle on her ear. Maya has a safety warning!!! Stay away from hot glue guns. We hope that the next show will have solar pickles dipped in chocolate.