This month ends with “Inspire Your Heart with Art” day. We often take art for granted, yet art enhances our homes and businesses, and plays an important role in society, in education, and even our community’s ability to prosper. Art can be found in the creative details of architecture, in the paintings on our walls, in the stonework of our fountains and fireplaces, in the weavings of our tapestries, and in the meticulous carvings of stone and wood sculptures. Our art represents who we are, and what image we want to portray.
When Rolling Hills Casino opened its doors ten years ago, its artistic details generated a sense of pride to our visitors, employees, and the community. The maple beams, the stonework of the pillars and the fireplace in Timbers, the classic light fixtures, the beautiful murals, the stone carvings and sculptures in the Lodge, the majestic stairways in our hotels, the meticulous landscaping, and the magnificent fountain continue to impress visitors to Rolling Hills. Our image as a premier Tehama County venue is dependent on our commitment to beauty, fine craftsmanship, and attention to every detail. It communicates to our guests and our neighbors that we care about our business, our guests, and our community.
Art is just as important to the image our community projects as well, and we are all dependent upon a positive local image for the future economic prosperity of Tehama County. This is why Rolling Hills and the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians supports The Tehama Country beautification efforts and Branding Project initiatives that enhance the curb appeal of and promotes art in our local communities. Rolling Hills showed its support for all arts recently by granting $15,000 to the State Theater for the Arts, historic treasure and a cultural anchor for Tehama County.
Art is also important in our children’s education, and supporting education and the goals of Expect More Tehama is the Rolling Hills Foundation’s biggest priority.
Art classes provide students a chance to develop both cognitive and creative skills, and to develop their imaginations. It builds up the levels of self-confidence, self-esteem, motivation, cooperation and communication in children.
You can see art created by local students and professionals at the upcoming Corning Rotary Wine, Food, and Art festival on February 23rd. Posters for the festival were created by Corning High School students mentored by Scott Chandler, a member of our creative marketing team.
We are proud to be able to offer opportunities to encourage the artistic endeavors of local students and hope you join us at this fantastic event, which raises money for local charities.