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Tahoe BEAR League, photography exhibits, oil prints on display

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TAHOE CITY, Calif. — North Tahoe Arts is hosting exhibits by Robin Apple and the Tahoe BEAR League for the month of March.

Apple, Palo Alto photographer, implements a sequence of post-processing applications to capture and combine moments from disparate places and times.

Her images are abstract, blended, colorful and people-centric, and they feature day-to-day experiences presented in unusual ways," according to a press release.

Meanwhile, the BEAR League's annual exhibit is on display in the Corison Loft. It's composed mostly of the League's personal collection of bear-inspired artwork; featured artists include Alice Shaw, Ted Guzzi, Jonathan LaBenne (aka Jonathan the Bearman),  Katherine DeWitt-Anglin and Cathy McClelland.

This exhibit is meant to celebrate Tahoe's bears and promote bear awareness to educate the community how to live in harmony with bears, per the nonprofit BEAR League's mission.

Both exhibits will be on display through March 30. North Tahoe Arts, a nonprofit organization located at 380 North Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City, has been supporting the arts in the North Tahoe-Truckee areas for over 29 years through exposure, education and participation.

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Visit northtahoearts.com or call 530-581-2787 for information.

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Sierra College’s Tahoe-Truckee campus invites residents to see a series of photographic oil prints by retired photography professor John Echols, now on display in the downstairs corridors.

The landscape-inspired images were printed using the Rawlins Process that was popular in the early 1900s — art paper is hand-coated with gelatin and then with layers of a chemical sensitizer.

A large negative is contact printed onto the paper under UV light, and lithographic ink is applied to the paper to form the image. The results are images that go beyond what are thought of as black-and-white photography, and are extraordinary in their play between realism and surrealism.

The exhibit will be on display at the campus at 11001 College Trail, Truckee, until April 19. For information call 530-550-2225.