Liberty Arts kicks-off 2021 with 'Fresh Fruit' exhibit

Bill Choy
Siskiyou Daily News
Untitled by Megan Ross.

The Liberty Arts Gallery of Yreka is kicking-off 2021 with a virtual art gallery exhibit,  "Fresh Fruit." 

"Fresh Fruit" is a collaborative collection of artwork from current and former Southern Oregon University artists. The show is described by Liberty Arts as a “collectively cohesive due to the youthful perspective of the Californian and Southern Oregonian artists. “ 

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"Fresh Fruit" will run from Jan. 15 through Feb. 19 with a virtual exhibition, including artists' discussion at libertyartsyreka.org.  

All the work to be displayed is from the year 2020 and is made of an array of materials. Isabella K. Saavedra and Megan Ross are both experimental mixed media artists; Mohammad Zamani and Emily Fine are very detailed and expressive photographers; Chella Foster-Flynn is a talented young oil painter; and Matthew Skelly is an illustrator working primarily with ink that is influenced by Magna art.  

Liberty Arts said that “this body of work represents the fresh eyes of the Valley’s artists coming out of a year full of hardships.” 

Reaching Out by Emily Fine. The work is a  photograph printed on metal

Ross, who is also the curator of this exhibit said she and her fellow artists are pleased to have the chance to showcase their work to the public in a different art space and to reach more people. 

“We're all excited to have this opportunity,” she said. “Having the exhibit done virtually is exciting and different.” She added she and her fellow artists are pleased for people to see our art.” 

She added while it has been different working virtually in getting the exhibit up and ready, “it has been rewarding.” 

“It's exciting to have everyone involved being able to share their perspective of 2020,” she said. “I feel that everyone's work has come together so well.”