The art of ‘Personal Mythology’ at Liberty in Yreka

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
‘Dog Of Discontent’ by Melinda Whipplesmith Plank, from the Personal Mythology exhibit at Liberty Arts Gallery in Yreka. An opening reception is scheduled for May 11 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Liberty Arts Gallery invites the public to an opening reception for “Personal Mythology,” an exhibition containing works of art expressing visions, symbols and stories that represent the artists’ individual beliefs.

An opening reception has been scheduled for this Friday, May 11, from 5 to 7 p.m., featuring an artist discussion at 6 p.m. and live music by Johnny Callahan.

“An artist can scarcely help but reveal his own mythology in his work,” said curator Melanie Harrington. “Subject matter, concept, palette, tone, all say something about what the artist believes.”

Harrington and co-curator Melinda Whipplesmith Plank were especially interested in how artists express their heroes, gods, idols and forces that shape their lives and define their ideology. The curators have compiled an expressive mixture of literal and abstract works covering tonal ranges from fun and whimsical to stoic and serious.

Liberty Arts is a non-profit, contemporary art gallery “on a mission to educate, entertain and enrich our community and culture through art.”

The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at 108 West Miner Street in Yreka.

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