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Tahoe Pride Art Show - LGBT+ Art Exhibit

Benko Art Gallery - Liberty and Justice

City Art Gallery - LTCC Student Art Show Winners

Emanate Gallery - Michelle Courier

Shelley Zentner - Fundamental Freedoms

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

Carrie White - Tahoe Wellness Cooperative Community Center

Benko Art Gallery - Jennifer McEuen: Devotion

Tahoe Pride Art Show

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 2 to 8 pm
Exhibit runs June 30 to July 8, 2018
Benko Art Gallery, 3979 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA

Catherine Schoen
"Pride and Joy"
bronze sculpture

     The 2018 Tahoe Pride Art Show, "Love is a National Treasure", shines light on the diversity of our community. All are invited to the opening event on Saturday, June 30th from 2 to 8 pm to celebrate our most precious national treasure: LOVE. Work from Tahoe artists Scott Forrest, Shelley Zentner, Red Stickman, Catherine Schoen, Hayden Tencher, and emerging artists from South Tahoe High School will be on display. Local musician Hailie Hay will be performing new music. This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.

Hailie Hay

     The 2018 Tahoe Pride Art Show is presented by MakeTahoe.com with support from Tahoe Pride and takes place at Benko Art Gallery, 3979 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The exhibit will run June 30th through July 8th. Tahoe Pride (LakeTahoePride.org) is a safe, welcoming place for LGBT people and their friends to build community by organizing a variety of activities to promote equality and respect. Benko Art Gallery (BenkoArtGallery.com) was voted South Shore’s Best Gallery for the second year in a row in Tahoe Daily Tribune’s "Best of Tahoe".

Hayden Tencher
oil on canvas

     A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to Live Violence Free. Live Violence Free is committed to promoting a violence free community through education and advocacy to address domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and basic needs. You can donate directly to Live Violence Free in honor of the Tahoe Pride Art Show by going to this link: https://give.liveviolencefree.org/give/107646/#!/donation/checkout.

     SCOTT FORREST: The art of Scott Forrest (ScottForrestArt.com) is part of the permanent collection at The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, and has graced the pages of Rolling Stone, Newsweek, and Spin Magazine. Forrest’s painting "Atomic Sunflower" was recently chosen as an iconic image by CBS Television’s show "Sunday Morning". Each monumental painting takes on its own unique voice, some rhythmic and textural, drawing from inspiration by De Kooning and Motherwell, with others featuring Forrest’s signature bold and sweeping brush strokes as seen in ancient Japanese Ink Painting. Every painting features an unexpected visceral and multi-dimensional visual experience for the viewer in 3D.

Shelley Zentner
"How Soon is Now"
oil on panel

     SHELLEY ZENTNER: Shelley Zentner (ShelleyZen.us) is the founding member of the local activist group, Tahoe Activist Artists, whose mission is to promote compassion, conversation, and connection in our local community through art. Zentner is a professional artist and faculty member at Lake Tahoe Community College Art Department. Zentner’s most recent exhibit, "Fundamental Freedoms" at LTCC’s Foyer Gallery, is a collection celebrating heroic efforts by committed, passionate individuals to fight for fundamental freedoms. Born in Wales, Great Britain, Zentner came to the United States in 2005 on a bouldering road trip, fell in love, and never left.

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Check out all the details for the Tahoe Pride Art Show at maketahoe.com/pride

     In addition to the Tahoe Pride Art Show, the exhibit titled "Liberty and Justice" will open, featuring the art of Candice Liberty and Dave Justice. 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/


"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.

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!

Carrie White - Artist Reception

Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 3 to 5 pm
Tahoe Wellness Cooperative Community Center, 3445 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Artist Reception facebook event page
TWC Community Center facebook page

     Local Artist Carrie White brings her colorful and exciting work to the Tahoe Wellness Cooperative Community Center. Meet Carrie White at the artist reception held Saturday, March 31st from 3 to 5 pm. This event is free and open to the general public. Carrie White's work reflects the vibrancy of the colors and light that surround Lake Tahoe. White's images range from portraits to landscapes to abstract geometric patterns. You can view examples of White's work on her website at ArtworkByCarrieWhite.com. Carrie White will be giving a painting demonstration on May 12th at Blue Wolf Studios in Kings Beach, CA. Check the facebook event page for details. You can also find prints, hats, totebags, and purses by Carrie White at Benko Art Gallery.

     We are excited to see the Tahoe Wellness Cooperative Community Center blossoming as a new venue for visual art. You can view the exhibiting artist's work whenever you visit the community center. The Tahoe Wellness Cooperative Community Center is a community space hosting free and donation based workshops offering a wide range of activities that center on health. These workshops include everything from art to yoga. The TWC Community Center is located two doors down from the Tahoe Wellness Cooperative. No membership is required to attend and/or visit the TWC Community Center. Check the TWC Community Center facebook page for upcoming classes. Contact hunter@tahoewellnesscoop.org if you are interested in hosting a class or workshop at the center.

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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