Nestled in a lush, forested canyon, flanked by the rapidly rolling, pristine Sacramento River, the historic Northern California railroad town of Dunsmuir not only attracts sports fishermen from around the world, but artists, photographers and poets also find inspiration along the banks of The River.
This fall, the Siskiyou Arts Museum in Dunsmuir will feature two, river-themed art shows by some dynamic and well-known artisans. Opening September 8 through October 6 “The River’s Depths,” will showcase the ceramic sculpture of international fisherman guide & local artist, Fred Gordon and the nature photography of John Rickard, also a sought-after fly-fishing guide.
Below: Peter Arth (far right) hands SAM Board Treasurer Joan Adams a check for $1,000 to sponsor two river-themed art shows, while Board Member Ernie Wasson holds a magnificent fish carved from an old surfboard by former Dunsmuir resident, John Remington Pearman. Peter also donated this “relief sculpture,” which will be the highlight of a planned auction benefitting The Siskiyou Arts Museum and The River Exchange.
Blog post and photo from: Siskiyou County Arts Museum