Current Exhibition

September 13, 2019
Curated by Mark Comon


Liberty Arts is pleased to present the work of the Creative Photo Academy students and instructors in an exhibition titled Cuba! The Opening Reception for Cuba! will be on Friday, September 13th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

Creative Photographers Academy

The Creative Photo Academy, at PAUL’S PHOTO in Torrance California, has been a center for photographic inspiration, learning, creativity, and fun since 1988. They offer classes, workshops, photo walks, day trips, photo adventures, and lectures that appeal to photographers of all skill and interest levels.

Mark Comon, the curator of Cuba! scouts exciting photo locations to preview and present to the participating photographers/travelers. The photographs in this exhibition are the culmination of the group’s third and fourth trips to Cuba.  Mark says that “Photography is about storytelling-seeing what touches you, then using light and lens to communicate, connect and inspire.”

Their people-to-people exchange focuses on the unique Cuban culture and offers unparalleled access to fantastic photo ops exploring several different venues including historic Old Havana to photograph the classic cars and capture iconic images of the wonderfully warm & friendly people. A visit to the lush green countryside of Cuba’s tobacco fields and mogotes of Vinales in western Cuba provides a tranquil respite after the excitement of Havana. The port city of Cienfuegos features the Jagua Fortress as well as the Arco de Triunfo – the only Arco de Triunfo in Cuba, and Trinidad.

In conjunction with the Yreka Art Hops there will be a special interactive performance of percussion rhythms by Djembe Caliente on the Plaza at 6:00 led by Patty Aulik, director of Rhythm Soul Drumming in Ashland. Ms. Aulik has been teaching percussion arts, music therapy, team building, performance and found sound art in Siskiyou County for over 20 years.


Please join us for this exciting event. Admission is FREE and all are welcome to attend. Cuba! continues at Liberty Arts through October 18, 2019.



Special Event – Wednesday, October 23rd at 7:00 pm

Join Mark as he shares his Top 10 Photo Destinations through an inspiring photography presentation at the Empire Music Hall. Admission is FREE. Mark is an award-winning photographer, world renown educator, and founder of Creative Photo Academy.


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
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