Space to create
Every Wednesday from 2 to 5 our youth cent has me teaching art and music inner creative space.
An accomplished and award-winning multimedia artist and musician, Nedra Russ is a vessel of creative energy steeped in tradition. With subjects ranging from Italian vineyards to Janis Joplin and other contemporary musicians, to 3D paintings capturing the spiritual essence of nature’s warriors, dragonflies, wolves, and bumblebees, her work details the visual and auditory legacy of the human experience. Nedra’s paintings and songs can be seen and heard across the United States and as far as Europe, Asia, and Australia
Studied Art at Bavard College, Cocoa Florida, Sacramento City College Sacramento Ca.
Studied under Alice Frederick Fran McKenny and Lou Edwards. Owned and operated Nedra’s Fine art gallery in Amador City, CA,
Safeway Art Director, overseeing regional projects, #1 display artist, winning every prize and honor to be had, upon leaving Safeway, earned a degree in graphic communication electronic publishing.
Nedra Russ’s The Harmonica LadyTM line of jewelry features miniature, fully- playable harmonicas. Her designs earned her the distinction of being the very first HOHNER USA Juke Joint Representative accepted on the basis of artistic representation
of the instrument. Since its founding in Germany in 1857, HOHNER has been crafting high-quality harmonicas and other musical instruments, including accordions, guitars, and mandolins, to name a few.
Following an intensive course of study, Nedra is now certified by the renowned Berklee School of Music as a Modern Musician Specialist with emphasis on Songwriting, Musicianship and Music Production.
Nedra is Creative arts and music teacher at Blue Mountain coalition for youth ad family
BMCYF is super excited to present our new after school program- Space to Create! Beginning Wednesday August 14th! With support from the California Arts Council and community donations we will offer free art activities two days per week at our Main Street Center.
For generations, Hohner has dedicated everything towards music for a simple reason: Music is a way of life. In fact, you could say it’s the best way of life. People who aren’t into music simply don’t know what they’re missing. Of course we would say that, wouldn’t we? But like countless musicians all over the world, from beginner to professional, we feel so strongly about music that we want to help open the door to this experience to everyone. With instruments designed to convey the joy and the passion which inspires everybody to improve their skills and develop further.
We wouldn’t be where we are now, as world market leader for harmonicas and accordions, if it wasn’t for our passion and our shared commitment to our craft and the traditions which it has inspired. This is a defining element of the Hohner sound, a key to unlock the world of music. Our mission is to pass this passion on to you, with perfectly crafted instruments which enable you to truly Enjoy music.