The Muse
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The Muse

The Muse ~ Opening Night

The Muse is a collaboration between Liberty Arts and the Siskiyou County Museum in Yreka with over 20 local and regional artists participating in this unique exhibition.

Lisa Gioia, Siskiyou County Museum
Liberty Arts would like to extend a special thank you to Lisa Gioia, Siskiyou County Museum Director, for her participation with The Muse, seen here with Bill Durovchic’s whimsical interpretation of the Stamp Mill.

Emily Rankin, Fly Wheel
Guests were enthralled with familiar items given new life. Emily Rankin’s muse was the Surveyors Wheel which she imbued with new meaning in her piece Surveying the Wind.

Flannery Clouse with Kim Presley's Celestial Totem
Flannery Clouse visits with Kim Presley’s Celestial Totem inspired by a Stereoscope from the museum’s collection.

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Sharon McCurdy & Sue Rothwell are Lost in Conversation viewing the Penny-Farthing which was Lauri Sturdivant’s muse.

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John Hammond takes in Ila Rose’s vision of an antique compass with her piece Existential Circumferentor.  In the window is Lauri Studivant’s Lost in Conversation.

Maureen & Lisa

Curator Maureen Williams and Siskiyou county Museum director, Lisa Gioia discuss the development of The Muse exhibition.

Bill & Jennifer
Participating artists William Wareham & Jennifer Pentrack discuss their work.
Bill’s inspiration was a revolver from the 1850’s and Jennifer’s was a beautiful Chinese coin sword. She unfolded the journey to China her research for this piece led her on.

Beth Robinson
Beth Robinson, from Lorane, Oregon, shared insights she gained while developing her work from the mastodon vertebrae, Descending Order 1 & 2 ~ Evidence Once There Were Giants.

Bill & Blossom
Bill Durovchic explores Mimi Bailey’s Fawn inspired by the white deerskin from the museum collection while Blossom enjoys Sonora’s Rose, Sharon LoMonaco’s interpretation of Ma Green’s quilt.

Rajiv & Roger
Rajiv Hotek created a beautiful environment for his artifact which was a photo of a Karuk woman, Jenny. Here discussing the process with Roger Davis.

Jennifer & Lauri
In addition to seeing inspiring art work, a Liberty Arts opening reception is a great place for catching up with fellow artists, friends and neighbors.

Connie & Robin
Connie Meek and Robin Richards with Ron Richards piece Un Retour au Travail inspired by a grain cradle from the 1890’s.

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David Gochenour & Russell Jones with Candace Miller’s First Communion inspired by the chalice from a Catholic church in Yreka.

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Maureen Williams with her mother, Joanne Bowen from Chicago and sweet Sonora Marie. Liberty Arts babies start attending opening receptions early!

The Bowen Family
Mom Joanne and sisters Jamie and Lindsay Bowen visited from Chicago to support Maureen and see this unique exhibition. The Bowens make Liberty Arts membership a family event!

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And of course Liberty Arts board of directors member, Jill Gardner, popped in to remind you to come to the gallery and view this extraordinary exhibition now  through May 6th.


California Arts Council & National Endowment for the ArtsThis event is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency,
as well as the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


Photos by Sharon LoMonaco

2 Responses

  1. Emily Rankin says:

    Wonderful show – good job Maureen & Liberty Arts !

    • mo says:

      Thanks Emily! And your piece is a hit. Thanks again for being apart of this show! Cheers!