Best CN&R arts photos of 2019
Photographer Douglas Keister documented the “inferno, aftermath and recovery” of the Camp Fire in his book, People, Places and Pieces of Paradise, including this shot of artist Jess Mercer holding a jar of fire victims’ keys to be used in “The Key Phoenix” sculpture she unveiled in Paradise on the anniversary of the fire.
PHOTO BY DOUGLAS KEISTER
All of Bidwell Park was a stage for actor John Crosthwaite, who played the title character in the new Legacy Stage theater company’s maiden production, Macbeth, set in the outdoors last fall.
PHOTO BY CARRIE JEAN PHOTOGRAPHY
Paradise band Aberrance in front of ruins of the “Fortress of Duditude,” the house/practice space the members shared before the Camp Fire.
PHOTO BY JAKE HOLLINGSWORTH
Butte County native Shane Grammer garnered much national media attention for his 17 Beauty From Ashes murals painted amid the ruins of the Camp Fire, including the haunting “Holding Onto Hope,” installed inside a burned-out shop on the Skyway.
PHOTO BY SHANE GRAMMER
The outside Museum of Northern California Art was impressively done up for the Cirque du MONCA galafundraising party last spring.
PHOTO BY ROBERT SPEER
Best art pics 2019 As is tradition for this second-to-last column of the year, Arts DEVO shuts up and stands back and appreciates his favorite photographs to appear alongside the arts stories in the CN&R over the past 12 months. As always, thank you, photographers, for making us writers look good.
Rest in peace, Sal Casa.
Published on 12.12.19
Krampus goes to Washington.
Published on 12.05.19
England’s Black Midi makes its U.S. debut.
Published on 11.28.19
Maker radio, ceramics, prisoner art and penny-fartherings.
Published on 11.21.19
G-Ride, the documentary and Camp Fire songs.
Published on 11.14.19