Back Country Roads Photographs at Redwood Curtain
Redwood Curtain introduces a new photographer to the Humboldt County art beat. Adele Andersen takes us on a journey through the backroads of Humboldt County and beyond. Andersen has been taking pictures for many years, but this is the first time her images will be shown collectively in a gallery.
Andersen, who has been retired for six years now, was an elementary school teacher for 35 years in the Southern Humboldt Unified School District, teaching for 30 years at Agnes Johnson School in Weott. “For years, I took snapshots of my students at school, as well as pictures of my family, especially the grandkids! Since retiring, my husband and I have had the opportunity to do a lot of traveling and my photography subjects have expanded.”
The images included in her Redwood Curtain exhibit share scenery found in out-of-the-way places, both near and far. She lives along the Avenue of the Giants, and many of her favorite photos were taken while walking in the redwood forest near her home. “This year, I’ve had the chance to do work at Casterlin School as a substitute teacher, and one of my favorite places to take pictures is on the drive from Weott to the school.” Casterlin is in the rural, mountainous part of Southern Humboldt County, an hour east of Miranda. “The views from the ridge are spectacular, and I stop to take photos in different light on the days I commute to and from Casterlin.”
Andersen’s equipment is a simple point and shoot pocket camera. The magic of digital imagery allows her to take many, many shots of a subject. “I take a LOT of pictures,” laughs Andersen. “I’m always delighted when I’m looking through my pictures and an inviting image suddenly captures my attention! I’m gaining experience with my photography and am excited about the pictures I have assembled to share in my first show.”
Please join Redwood Curtain Theatre in welcoming Adele Andersen to our gallery. The opening night reception for Andersen’s art show happens June 4, 2016, and occurs in conjunction with Eureka’s June Arts Alive! festivities. Andersen’s photographs will continue to be on display through the upcoming Redwood Curtain theatrical production of Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche which opens July 7, 2016 and runs through July 30, 2016.
The Redwood Curtain theatre and gallery are located at 220 1st Street, Eureka. For additional information about the Arts Alive at Redwood Curtain, Andersen’s back country road photographs or the upcoming theatre production visit www.redwoodcurtain.com or call the theatre at 707-443-7688.