“We opened five years ago with an exhibit about Lassen Volcanic National Park and Superintendent Darlene M. Koontz cut the ribbon on opening night. Since then, we have provided over 186 exhibits of local artists as well as international artists. We’ve seen a few other galleries come and go, but as when we started, we are the only art gallery in Red Bluff,” says Co-Director Anastasia Nelson.
Co-Directors Nelson and her partner, artist Phil Dynan, attribute their success to several factors.
Nelson is also the art instructor for the local E-Scholar program. She holds an art degree from the University of California at Davis. Her co-director, Phil Dynan, has taught art for both the Davis Art Center and the Roseville Arts Center.
Jennifer O’Connor is a New York-based singer and songwriter. Since her career began, O’Connor has toured the United States many times over, playing alongside bands such as Wilco, Cass McCombs, Silver Jews, The Mountain Goats, Damien Jurado, Feist, and Yo La Tengo. Her songs have appeared in numerous television shows and films such as Sons of Anarchy, The Ghost Whisperer, The Strangers and The Sensation of Sight.
Her new CD, I Want What You Want, is available at www.kiamrecords.com.
Chris Brokaw is perhaps best known for his work as the drummer in CODEINE and the guitarist in COME, who made several albums in the 1990's for the labels Sub Pop and Matador that are considered landmarks in American independent rock music.
This year he released the CD, Gambler's Ecstasy. Reviewers comments include: “Brokaw is a phenomenal musician. . .” and “There are highs and lows; roars and whispers; fist-clenchers and eye-moisteners, with Brokaw firmly in control of his wild art.”
The fifth anniversary celebration is open to the public and there is no charge. The gallery is at 601 Walnut in Red Bluff and online at www.RedBluffArtGallery.com