Monthly Archives: February 2014

Tribute to Pete Seeger in Dunsmuir, California

Siskiyou County will be celebrating the life and music of Pete Seeger, the legendary folksinger who died last month at age 94. A singalong Tribute To Pete Seeger will take place February 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the POPS Performing Arts & Cultural Center in Dunsmuir.

The event will feature an all-star cast of singers and musicians, including Leslie Tift and Tom Scott, Allison Scull and Victor Martin, Evelyn Horner and Knight Starr.  “It will be a great sendoff for Pete, and I know he’d want everyone, performers and audience alike, to come prepared to sing their hearts out,” said Tim Holt, one of the event’s organizers. The Performing Arts Center is at 5819 Sacramento Avenue, across from the Dunsmuir railyards. A $5 donation is suggested to help meet the Center’s expenses. Refreshments will be provided as a fundraiser for Dunsmuir Hometown Heritage Days, formerly Railroad Days. For more information call (530)  235-4034.

Robert Caillier’s Art Show


Robert Caillier with his portrait of Rosa Parks
Robert Caillier stands next to his larger-than-life portrait of Rosa Parks

Robert Caillier’s art on display Friday, Februrary 21 at 6 pm  consists of two and three dimensional works of Visual Art.  They are primarily portraits in remembrance of some of the famous historical and contemporary Afro-American men and women, to demonstrate and illustrate their contributions to the advancement of history, freedom, social, political and economic equality of all Americans.

According Caillier, “I’ve done displays, exhibitions and Art assemblies in various schools, churches, community centers, etc.  My objective in these presentations is to enhance everyone’s understanding and appreciation of Visual Arts and as a means of building self-esteem and character in our youth.  My Artwork involves a variety of media and subject matter.  The style and technique that I use is often based on the media and message being conveyed in the work of Art.”

Bust of Frederick Douglas
Robert Caillier holds a bust of Frederick Douglas

Caillier adds, “This body of Artwork has not been for sale per se. However, most of the Artwork that I’ve sold has been by commission, which includes Murals, Portraits, Sculptures, Paintings and Drawings.”

Robert Caillier’s Biography:
Robert was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 1947.   He was drafted into the military during the Vietnam War and served two years in the U.S. Marine Corps.  In 1968 after military service, he moved to Oakland, CA and attended California College of Arts and Crafts.  He graduated in 1974 and received his California Teaching Credential in 1975.  Robert was an Art Teacher for Oakland Unified School District from 1975 to 2005.  He was also an Instructor/Artist-In-Residence/Consultant for East Oakland Youth Development Center’s after school Art program from 1983-1993, sponsored by a California Arts Council Grant.

Robert Caillier retired from Oakland Unified School District in 2005 and relocated to Siskiyou County.  He has continued to create works of Art.  After retiring, he has taught Art part-time at Juvenile Hall/Court School in Yreka, which was sponsored by the Siskiyou Arts Council.  He has taught Art at Weed High School from 2007 to 2013.  Robert presently teaches Art part-time for Golden Eagle Charter School in Yreka.

Friday, February 21 at 7:30pm Film “Gumbo” depicts the the origins of American music and history by showing the tremendous melting pot of cultures encompassing the slave trade, the  creoles, and many other cultures.