On Friday, Sept. 6 at Directions, Betty Anderson’s nature-inspired watercolors will be showcased. The Blue Star Child Gallery, which recently relocated to a new space at 308A North Mt. Shasta Blvd, will showcase the work of Sheranda Ann Kumara.

Directions in Mount Shasta will be joined by Blue Star Child Gallery in featuring the work of local artists on the first Friday of each month.

On Friday, Sept. 6 at Directions, Betty Anderson’s nature-inspired watercolors will be showcased. The Blue Star Child Gallery, which recently relocated to a new space at 308A North Mt. Shasta Blvd, will showcase the work of Sheranda Ann Kumara.

Openings will be held from 4-7 p.m. and the shows will continue through Sunday, Sept. 15.

Anderson has lived in Mount Shasta since 1994 but it wasn’t until 2001 that she picked up a paint brush in an effort to reflect the views surrounding her.

“Several years and many paintings later, I am still learning, still exploring and still finding inspiration in the simple act of sitting quietly with paint brush and water from a nearby stream or lake, helping me to tell the story of nature’s gifts,” Anderson said.

For more info about Anderson’s work, visit www.shastacolors.net.

Sheranda Ann Kumara creates art with love and inspiration for a peaceful world. She paints images of goddesses and angels on silk to facilitate planetary healing.

Kumara received an AA degree in fashion design in 1984, which transformed into a love for painting on silk. For 25 years she has painted with French dyes on silk.

“Silk is alive and holds an energy of transformation and healing,” she said, which is why she chose silk painting as her fine art medium.

Kumara also designs wearable art clothing from her hand-painted silks, including dance veils and sacred goddess gowns. As a fashion designer she strives to create sacred, natural fiber clothing that uniquely reflects the individual.