An artistic journey celebrating Mt. Shasta, a North State Icon!

Standing gracefully in solitude is Mt. Shasta, our region’s icon.  We revel in its beauty and complexity.  Its majestic snow-draped outline provides a spectacular backdropfor our region, one that has been captured by thousands of artist for over a hundred and fifty years, culminating in a magical exhibition entitled, The Art of Mt. Shasta.  Presented by Five Star Bank,The Art of Mt. Shasta opens at Turtle Bay Exploration Park on Saturday, January 16 and runs throughMay 2, 2010.  Based on the book, Sudden and Solitary: Mount Shasta and Its Artistic Legacy 1841-2008, written by William C. Miesse and Robyn G. Peterson, Ph. D, the exhibition explores Mt. Shasta as it has been captured through the years by renowned artists such as William Keith, Thomas Hill, Thaddeus Welch, Frederick Butman, Robert Swain Gifford, Arthur B. Davies and Thomas Moran. Before Americans had heard ofYosemite, they knew the stark, cold profile of Mount Shasta. See how this came to be, beginning with the earliest known image of this majestic mountain. Watch the history of the mountain’s allure for artists unfold before you in dozens of stunning works from collections around the nation. Admittance is free with Park admission!

Supported by Mt. Shasta Spring Water and William C. Miesse. Also supported by Jeannie and Lyle Tullis, Union Pacific Foundation and