3-D mural by John Pugh adorns new co-working space in Truckee | SierraSun.com

3-D mural by John Pugh adorns new co-working space in Truckee

Submitted to the Sierra Sun

A new co-working space has opened with an artistic addition by John Pugh, a Truckee artist, who painted a mural in the new internet space in downtown Truckee, just off Bridge and South East River streets, called The Lounge At 5817’.

Pugh’s mural reflects the Chinese background history of the building and the area known as The Chinese Herb Shop building. He has painted a three-dimensional carved out cave in his signature style called “Trompe L’oeil” or “fool the eye.” It is similar to what he surmises would be lurking behind those walls at 10008 South East River Street, with lanterns and all, including a tiny mouse. And just where does it go?

“With a body of work now exceeding 200 murals, Pugh has been instrumental in revitalizing the trompe l’oeil genre, turning it into a legitimate and vital mode of artistic expression that is both aesthetically and intellectually challenging. In Pugh’s own words, ‘It can link people together, stimulate a sense of pride within the community, and introduce the viewer to new ideas and perspectives,” wrote Kevin Bruce, author of The Murals of John Pugh: Beyond Trompe L’oeil, 2006

The Lounge At 5817’ owners Elaine Andrews and husband, Steve Hartwell, are opening their doors to a new executive style co-work shared space meant for the hard worker/hard traveler/executive to have a quiet space to work.

Just a few minutes walk across the bridge from historical Downtown Truckee. Leather sofas and chairs and a fireplace are just a few of the luxuries. Twenty individual work space and dedicated desks will be available to members 24/7 and non- members for drop in days. A large conference room with a view of the river, soundproof phone booths and more.

Visit http://www.theloungeat5817.com for amenities and a reservation sign up, or call 530-414-9350 for more information.