New Signs of Painting the Town


Ray and Roberta, better known as Bobbi, Arneson have a brand new business in town. Ray, who is well known along the Klamath River for transforming windows and signs, murals and motorcycles with his artistic design, is now located in his new shop at Indian Creek Road just west of Davis Road intersection.

Besides fanciful dragons that adorn their vehicle, to Easter Rabbits in the spring and kittens romping in the pumpkin patch in October, Rays paintings adorn all sorts of sites in Happy Camp. He also restored the painting at the Scott Valley Drugstore mural in Etna, California last summer.

Art Exibit

Art Exibit
About twenty local artists displayed their work
at the Family Resource Center.

Local artists displayed their paintings at the Family Resource Center during the last week, with a reception on the evening of the 23rd. Artists were present to discuss the local art class and the work they’re doing. Gourmet refreshments kept everyone’s attention when they weren’t busy discussing and learning about art.Children danced to jazz provided by Happy Camp musicians as adults examined the paintings and chatted with the artists.

The painters were enrolled in an art class through the College of the Siskiyous, and more classes are planned. They intend to gather in nearby places of natural beauty (we’ve got plenty of them around here) for group painting sessions during the summer months.

Group Painting
This group painting was the talk of the show.
Each artist completed one small square.

Artists and friends
Artists and friends.

Local Poet Published in the Book of Hope

Judi Armbruster, known locally for Bigfoot Cookies and the poetic meditations she leaves on Happy Camp bulletin boards, had her work chosen for an international publication commemorating the 911 disaster in New York City.

The Book of Hope compiles the inspired work of numerous poets from around the world. The anthology starts with a poem by the Dali Lama and ends with Judi’s poem, Meditation.

On May 18 the St. Agnes Library in New York City hosted a reading of this poetry. Editor Birgitta Jonsdottir from Iceland and twenty contributors read from the companion anthologies, The World Healing Book and The Book of Hope. Although Judi couldn’t attend, she had a friend, Candice Falloon, there to read her poem.

“The anthologies were a direct response to the fall of the towers and its outcome around the world. Major poets, artists, writers, and spiritual leaders contribute to the books with their thoughts and anyone reading the two books will hopefully feel joy, hope and understanding,” said editor Birgitta Jonsdottir.

The two anthologies are published by Beyond Borders, an Icelandic publishing house. Additional information can be found at

Judi, a descendant of natives Ah Ish K’ and “Shorty”, came home to Karuk ancestral land a few years ago after living in Sacramento. Her father, Weldon Edward Brannan, was a member of the Karuk Tribe.

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