Dunsmuir is coming together to celebrate jazz, America’s own true art form with its 3rd Annual Jazz in the Canyon. Multiple venues, including Pops Performing Arts & Cultural Center, are featuring some of the North State’s favorite jazz musicians during the independence holiday from Wednesday, July 2 to Sunday, July 6.
Jazz in the Canyon honors the broad influences of jazz that mirrors the vast melting pot in American culture. Listeners will be treated to everything from bebop to gypsy jazz, smooth jazz to Latin jazz, and jazz versions of old rock songs to jazz-infused folk and blues music. Read more about it here.
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.”
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.