"Obsolete: Examining the Artist’s Role in a Time of Artificial Intelligence" takes us on a tour of once useful items. Obsolete hardware such as film cameras, microscopes, and gas lamps are loving rendered in soft light - almost an antique, sepia tone - bringing many of us back to not so distant days when we would romance the (rotary) phone. In 1965, Gordon E. Moore illuminated the concept that, basically, computing power would double every year. Although not quite doubling every year (Gordon E. Moore - Cramming More Components onto Integrated Circuits), it seems new things become old things faster and faster. Despite this, everyday people and celebrities alike enjoy carrying the torch for all things analog. Sales of vinyl records have steadily increased in recent years and have likely surpassed 10 million total units for 2018, Fujifilm has released a camera that prints Polaroid style images instantly (Fujifilm Instax), and actor Tom Hanks has become known for his collection of typewriters by writing a book of stories about them (Tom Hanks - Uncommon Type: Some Stories).
When I think of things that have gone the way of dodo, my list also includes floppy discs, card catalogs, paper maps, videotape, CRTs, pay phones, paper money (hello, cryptocurrency), and medical marijuana cards (hello, recreational marijuana). All of these things were created to help us exchange information by documenting, recording, viewing, and transferring these records. Isn’t that what I’m doing here on this computer so you can view it on your current device? This article will perhaps be obsolete by the time you view this exhibit, discover that there is more than meets the eye, and the light is shed on our future. - Sheilah Boothby
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Meet the artists behind three new exhibits opening at Lake Tahoe Community College this winter, with a trio of free artist receptions all taking place on Thursday, January 17 from 5pm-7pm. In the Haldan Art Gallery located in the library building, meet the various printmakers whose work is featured in the group exhibition, "Off the Press: Tahoe/Reno Printmakers," with a free artist talk taking place at 5:30pm. In the Foyer Gallery located in the Fine Arts Building, check out works of art created by Catherine Lockner in her solo show, "Obsolete: Examining the Artist’s Role in a Time of Artificial Intelligence." And in the Student Gallery in the Main Building, explore new artworks by the talented members of the Tahoe Art League in their group exhibition, "Tahoe Art League Presents." All are welcome to these free receptions, and light refreshments will be served.
Join us at the Tahoe Art League Open House on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 4:30 to 8:00 pm at the Tahoe Art League Center Art Gallery, 3062 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA to find out about the Tahoe Art League and to renew membership if you are already a member. Find out how to get involved with the 2019 TAL Artist Studio Tour, the 2019 TAL Plein Air Event, and more!
Emanate Gallery will be celebrating its first anniversary with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony by the Tahoe Chamber of Commerce on February 9th. Emanate Gallery is located at 2030 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, California, at the Crossing at the Y. The celebration will take place from 4 to 8pm and will have live music from Carolyn Dolan Music. Meet artists from Emanate Gallery, see artist demonstrations, say hello to old friends and meet new ones, and check out the exclusive deals that will be available only during this event. Please come and celebrate with us at this wonderful and welcoming South Lake Tahoe gallery that has connected local and nationally acclaimed artists with local and visiting art lovers alike.
Shelley Zentner is in the process of creating an anatomically correct drawing of every pose (asana) in the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series. She has completed the first 30 of the 75 poses. The 30 completed drawings will be available for viewing on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm, in an intimate setting at Tahoe Yoga Shala, located at 585 Tahoe Keys Blvd #F1A, South Lake Tahoe, CA. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served, and admission is free. The artworks will be available for sale with a portion of the proceeds being donated to causes they "feel connected to."
The asana drawings will become illustrations for a training manual for yoga teachers. The 75 drawings will be completed in March 2019, in time for a 200-hour RYT Teacher Training and Mysore Style Apprenticeship that will take place at the Shala. Laura Josephy, yoga master and owner of Tahoe Yoga Shala, commissioned the art and will be present at the November 11th event to discuss the Ashtanga practice and teacher training.
Artist Shelley Zentner accepted the challenge of creating the 75 teaching illustrations and stated, "I love drawing the human figure, and the challenge of making 75 studies felt like an extension of my own yoga practice and an opportunity to deepen my understanding of anatomy." Shelley Zentner herself is a teacher, and is currently an adjunct faculty member of the Lake Tahoe Community College Art Department.
Local Ceramic Artist and Sculptor Guy Gilmore met with Make Tahoe to talk about his latest show, "The American Dream", opening on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 5 to 7 pm at the Lake Tahoe Community College Foyer Gallery. Lake Tahoe Community College is located at 1 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, California. The Foyer Gallery is located directly inside the entrance to the Fine Arts Building. "The American Dream" will be on display through the entire fall quarter. Admission is free and the exhibit is open to the public during normal business hours, which includes evenings and weekends when classes are in session.
All of the work you will see in "The American Dream" was made locally by artist Guy Gilmore, right here at the Lake Tahoe Community College Art Department, but the message displayed is of national concern. If widespread drug addiction is due to drug abuse, what would you call abuse of capitalism through unmitigated greed? "The American Dream" exposes the dark reality of this American nightmare, the Opioid Epidemic. Gilmore has created a visually powerful exhibit of ceramic, bronze, and mixed media work to get your attention. He shares his story and message in hopes of helping others avoid the trap.
Dave Justice's solo exhibit "Home Is Where The Art Is" will be the newest installment at the City Art Gallery, located at City Hall, 1901 Airport Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA. Meet the artist, enjoy live Jazz and refreshments at the opening reception on Monday, October 15, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm. This exhibit includes approximately five years of work. Dave Justice is known for exploring various styles of art including acrylic portraits of iconic figures from local history and beyond, to his latest abstract expressionist works. The reception is hosted by the City of South Lake Tahoe and the Tahoe Arts Alliance. Become a member of the Tahoe Arts Alliance and enjoy a free drink at The Flight Deck during the member mixer portion of the event. Artist reception and TAA member mixer are free and open to the public. Art by Dave Justice is available for sale. Check the facebook event page for details and updates.
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