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"Rust, Fire, Weather: The Master's Mediums" Sculpture and Photography by Buck Steele

  • Highland Art Center 691 Main Street Weaverville, CA, 96093 United States (map)


When you ask an artist what their medium is you will usually hear something like watercolor, oil, or ceramic.  Rust is not what you would expect an artist to list as their preferred medium, but Buck Steele is not your average artist.  He is an award winning photographer who has been exploring the beauty of rust in macro shots for years and has developed a deep fascination with it.  Buck has learned how to produce, control, and manipulate rust; describing it as similar to watercolor in that it still has a mind of its own. 

In this exhibit, Buck has focused on the rusted, melted, and charred remains of the recent fires at Helena and other places.  Fire and weather are the artists, and Buck has a keen eye for finding and celebrating the textures and patinas they create.  From sculpture to photography, Buck’s desire is that his work will inspire viewers to discover that there is always something beautiful to see and experience beyond the surface of what seems to be dull, ruined, or chaotic.  Art is everywhere and in everything natural.

Join us August 11th from 5-8pm for our art opening reception celebrating this incredibly talented local artist.  The Highland Art Center is located at 691 Main Street in historic Weaverville and is open 11-5pm Monday, Wednesday & Thursday.  10-6pm Friday & Saturday.  Sunday 11-3:00pm.  For more information call 530-623-5111 or email