Blue's more than a color

Skye Kinkade
Artist Mei Drucker stands by her painting, “Blue Music.” Drucker is from China, and moved to Mount Shasta eight months ago. “All my family are artists,” Drucker said. “She’s very well known in Hong Kong for her murals... she enjoys painting walls,” said her husband Stan.

Blue is definitely more than a color at the Siskiyou Arts Council’s newest show.

Artists from around Siskiyou County came together Friday to celebrate the show’s opening, browsing work inspired by the color blue and all the emotions it evokes.

“I was trying to do work that has a feel to it, an emotional impact,” said artist Suzanne Mamedalin of her acrylic painting, “Feeling Blue.”

“I?think this show, more than most of our others, has got the most extensive variety of mediums,” said SAC executive director Lauri Sturdivant. “There are so many interesting pieces.”

From Debra King’s “Denim Boy” and “Denim Girl,” both done with recycled denim, beads and buttons, to Dennis King’s three oil pieces, the show has a great variety of  pieces from a wide range of artists.

“Fisherman on the McCloud” and “Bathers in the Mist” were both done with oil on linen, while King’s “Blue Jay” was done with oil on redwood."

Jennifer Pentrack contributed the monotype “Stellar’s Jay.” Linda Smith’s “Blue Universe” was done with acrylic on canvas; and Madeline Derczo’s “Blue ‘Mamma’ Whale” was done with acrylic sculpt; Mei Drucker’s “Blue Magic” was done with acrylic.

Signing books at the opening were local author Joel Glick, as well as Aya, an author who moved to Mount Shasta in 2009.

The Blue show will be on display for only a few more days, until Saturday, March 19, at the SAC Gallery & Cultural Center, located at 418 N Mount Shasta Blvd. in Mount Shasta. Call 926-1294 for more information.

Weed artist Suzanne Mamedalin stands by her painting, “Feeling Blue,” Friday evening at the SAC Gallery & Cultural Center in Mount Shasta. “Blue is more than a color – it’s a feeling, also.”