Black Ice Theatre Company is driven to accelerate Tahoe theatre goers in the direction of cutting edge theatre that will get you excited about each new performance. Born from our own accomplished local theatre talent, the company includes Richard S. Sargent, Rae Matthews, Troy Matthews, Briana Biller, Ellen Martin, and Tom Callahan.
Black Ice Theatre Co.'s decision to break the ice with the choice of their premier production, 'night, Mother, is a not-your-typical-night-out-in-Tahoe event, but rather a thought-provoking emotional ride on the rails of tension and empathy, love and dysfunction. 'Night, Mother, an 80 minute one act play written by Marsha Norman and directed by Richard S. Sargent, deals with the dark subject matter of death and suicide and brings to life the mother and daughter characters, Thelma and Jessie, through the skillful acting of Pam Taylor and Briana Biller.
When the story opens, you are introduced to Thelma and Jessie, who appear to be two people you already know. Or thought you knew - Thelma and her adult daughter, Jessie, are living together. They are your family? Your neighbors? Real people set on a stage of a real home, a set artfully crafted by a team led by Tom Callahan. You are invited in to spend an intimate evening with them, on a typical night at home that suddenly turns into something else. You soon realize you don’t really know Jessie or Thelma, but you will - as what was once the dead lines of communication between them begin connect.
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.
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.
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.
The Tahoe Arts Alliance has announced a call for art for the upcoming exhibit at the City Art Gallery. The exhibit can accommodate up to 17 pieces of art and can be a single artist or a group show. Installation date will be October 14, 2018 with a show opening on Monday, October 15th. The work will remain on display through February 15, 2019. Submission deadline is September 21, 2018. Click here for details.
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