Current Exhibition

Opening Reception ~ Friday, November 1, 2019

Curated by Steve Mains and Kim Presley 

Liberty Arts gallery will present a new exhibition celebrating illustrators and the graphic arts this Friday, November 1st. The Art of Persuasion features the work of local artists Mimi Bailey, Dwight Cushman and Shery Larson, ranging from original fashion illustrations for the Sacramento Bee, to the new Devil Tell whiskey label for Denny Bar.

Inspired by a collection of vintage citrus labels, some of which will be on display, curator Steve Mains introduces viewers to the art that persuaded customers that California was the land of prosperity and citrus was the pathway to health and happiness.

Contemporary paintings by illustrators Joel Anderson, Kai Carpenter and Dennis Ziemienski reflect the art styles seen throughout 1900-1950 with an influence of the WPA (Works Progress Administration).  This period included persuading Americans to travel to the great outdoors that was being advertised by the automobile and railroad industries, and later influenced by the art boom of the depression.

In acknowledgement that the techniques and tools of the illustrator have evolved, artists Peter and Maria Hoey will present poignant editorial work displaying the hard edge of digital illustration through a collection of editorial visuals from publications such as the Wall Street Journal and Boston Globe.

All are welcome to the Opening Reception Friday, November 1st from 5:00- 7:00 pm. Guitarist Rick Garrett will be performing in the gallery, located at 108 W. Miner Street in Historic Downtown. This exhibition is made possible through the generous funding from the California Arts Council, a California State Agency.

Funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency.


Liberty Arts Hours of Operation
Liberty Arts, 108 W. Miner Street in Historic Downtown Yreka, CA 96097
OPEN ~ Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 – 5:00
Sunday, Monday & Tuesday ~ CLOSED
530 842-0222