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The Sunday Tag Project - Benko Art Gallery

City Art Gallery - LTCC Student Art Show Winners

Emanate Gallery - Michelle Courier

Benko Art Gallery - Liberty and Justice

Shelley Zentner - Fundamental Freedoms

High Vibe Society Artisan Collective - Things Aren't Always What They Seem

Benko Art Gallery - Jennifer McEuen: Devotion

"The Sunday Tag Project"

14 Artists

Benko Art Gallery

3979 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Sunday, August 12, 2018, 5 to 11 pm
Facebook Event Page

     14 artists will be live in action gracing a 50 by 8 foot wall to create a singular work of art. There will be a silent auction for the finished artwork with a portion of the proceeds going to California fire relief efforts. The list of participating artists is a virtual who's who of the local grafitti-art community: BRUNO, REMIK, SMEGR, BEANS, VOMIT, UPSET, AESOK, DVANT, AMBOE, PRISM, CESOH, ROMER, HATE, and CABLE. Beats will be provided by DJ's GWANN and Swerve-1. Be there and be a part of something larger than the sum total.

"Best in Show"

LTCC Student Art Show Winners

City Art Gallery

1901 Airport Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Opening Event - Monday, June 18, 2018, 6 to 7:30 pm
Show runs through Summer 2018

Guy Gilmore
"Inequality for All"

     One of the best things about viewing work by student artists is the opportunity to see creativity soar without restrictions. Student artists can teach us, uncensored, through their art. Guy Gilmore’s ceramic piece portraying Trump and Putin locked in a firm and mouthy kiss was the iconic image for this year’s LTCC Annual Student Art Exhibit's printed announcement and was the People's Choice Vote Winner. However you choose to feel about these world leaders, we all need to smile once in a while. You may be surprised that this piece is not part of the City Art Gallery exhibit. If you still need a smile, stop and sit a spell with Grace Weber's "Professor Riggs". He is sitting on a pedestal awaiting your arrival at the airport. You may quickly find yourself in a very interesting, perhaps educational, conversation.

     Although City Art Gallery visitors may have missed out on Trump and Putin, they will see Guy Gilmore’s powerful "Inequality for All". Guy Gilmore’s work consistently tackles social issues. Gilmore is a member of the Tahoe Activist Artists. Every work he creates causes an immediate emotional reaction by the viewer. "Inequality for All" is no exception and only seems more relevant with the recent developments surrounding immigration enforcement.

Read the full story about the LTCC Winners "Best in Show" here.

Michelle Courier

Opening Exhibit July 13, 2018 - 3 to 8 pm
Emanate Gallery
2030 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA

     Michelle Courier joins the group of artists showing at Emanate Gallery, 2030 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA. Join us on Friday, July 13, 2018 for the opening event for her exhbit. Meet the artist and enjoy refreshments and music, all in a welcoming space at the beautifully renovated center at the Y, The Crossing at Tahoe Valley.

Check out the facebook event page for Michelle Courier at Emanate Gallery here.
You can also read more about Emanate Gallery by checking out our introductory piece here.

Liberty and Justice

Now Showing
Benko Art Gallery
3979 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA

     The exhibit titled "Liberty and Justice", featuring the art of Candice Liberty and Dave Justice is currently on exhibit at Benko Art Gallery. See their new and exciting work as both artists continue to develop and explore new themes and styles. Click here to check out the details on the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/195212131317533/


Shelley Zentner - Fundamental Freedoms

Lake Tahoe Community College - Foyer Gallery
1 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Now through June 21, 2018

     Fundamental Freedoms" is Shelley Zentner’s latest exhibit, now showing at the Lake Tahoe Community College Foyer Gallery. The exhibit consists of inspirational and moving portraits ranging from persons of historical importance to the anonymous icons of our struggles for our fundamental freedoms.

     Shelley Zentner works in oils on large canvas, which underscores the importance and strength of each archetype she shares with us. Included in the exhibit are Suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst, Abolitionist Harriet Tubman, Environmentalist John Muir, Activist Malala Yousafzai (the Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head by Taliban for speaking out in support of education for girls), and a piece titled "Lost Property", which depicts a victim of human trafficking, facing away from the viewer and displaying the barcode branded on her back.

     Shelley Zentner is a Welsh artist and a local to Tahoe for 14 years. Not only does she paint activists, she is the founder of the Tahoe Activist Artists. Founded in 2016 in response to the social climate that came about during the political campaigns and subsequent November election, the Tahoe Activist Artists respond to social issues through art and activism. In September of 2017 the Tahoe Activist Artists led "A March for a Compassionate World" along Highway 50 in South Lake Tahoe. The march ended with an exhibit of artwork by the Tahoe Activist Artists titled "We the People" at Tahoe Mountain Lab, where funds were raised for various non-profits through the sale of the art. The paintings in the "Fundamental Freedoms" exhibit will also be for sale and a portion of the proceeds will go to various causes associated with each painting. The painting "Lost Property" was the image in a campaign that used posters created by the Tahoe Activist Artists to raise awareness regarding human trafficking in South Lake Tahoe.

     Shelley Zentner will be conducting a presentation and painting demonstration on May 9th from 6 to 8 pm in the Aspen Room of the Lake Tahoe Community College Roberta Mason Library (across from the Haldan Art Gallery). She will talk about the "Fundamental Freedoms" exhibit and will be creating her newest piece live. This event is hosted by the Tahoe Art League.

Read the full article: here

High Vibe Society Artisan Collective

Things Aren't Always What They Seem
May 8, 2018 - 7 to 10 pm
South Lake Brewing Company

     The recent loss of High Vibe Society Artisan Collective's lease at its Third Street location has not impacted the Collective's member show schedule. Get ready to see how "Things Aren't Always What They Seem", which is the title of the latest member's exhibit offered by HVS at South Lake Brewing Company, 1920 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA.

     The show opening will take place on May 8th from 7 to 10 pm. Expect the usual fun - a wide variety of visual art, music (Whole Milk), great food (Oven), drink, and coming together of community - with a new twist: collaboration with non-members. HVS needs you and you need it. You know you want it! Come on out and find out what is really going on. Check the facebook event page for all the details: https://www.facebook.com/events/213099199450786/.

     This event coincides with South Lake Brewing Company's "Pint Tuesdays and Industry Night". Check out the details on their facebook event page to learn about discounts offered on pints for restaurant/bar/brewery industry workers: https://www.facebook.com/events/1476324019144558/. See you there!

Jennifer McEuen - Devotion

Benko Art Gallery
3979 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Opening Event: Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 5 to 10 pm

     The opening for Devotion, a solo exhibit of paintings by Jennifer McEuen, takes place Saturday, August 18, 2018 at BenkoArtGallery.com, 3979 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA. McEuen creates these works by using intuitive information that expresses itself through her when she "let(s) go" and allows the painting to "emerge itself." She sees that the paintings can be an "inspiration to a new sense of being, seeing, and feeling." Find out more information at the facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/127720544766596/ and on Jennifer McEuen's website http://www.jennifermceuen.com.

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