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North Tahoe Arts to hold plain air artist’s reception

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — An artists’ reception will be hosted at North Tahoe Arts on Saturday, Sept. 14, 5-7 p.m. for plein air artists, who have captured local and national scenes with oils, watercolors, and pastels. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

“En plein air” is a French expression, meaning “in the open air,” a technique that became increasingly popular during the Impressionist years. Artists such as Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir appreciated natural out-of-doors lighting, often using a white umbrella to diffuse the sun’s intensity.

Paintings by Howard Friedman will be on display in the Main Gallery at North Tahoe Arts through Oct. 7. Friedman’s plein air landscapes are created with a palette knife, applying many layers, expressing his love of color.

In this manner his landscapes exude a deep texture, rich color and a three-dimensional appearance.

PLEIN AIR ARTISTS CORISON LOFT GALLERY

Artwork by local plein air artists will be on display at the North Tahoe Arts Corison Loft Gallery. Accomplished artists Reif Erickson, Abby Meyer, Monika Piper Johnson, and Pat Edwards will show new landscapes in oils, pastels and watercolors through Oct. 7, 2013.

Gallery and Artisan Shop hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m., closed on Tuesdays.

North Tahoe Arts, located in Tahoe City, has supported the arts in the Truckee and North Lake Tahoe area with programs and exhibits for more than 25 years. For more information about programs, services and membership visit http://www.northtahoearts.com or call 530-581-2787.

North Tahoe Arts is located at 380 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, next to the fire station.