Lake Tahoe art show ‘We the People’ focused on compassion formed as result of presidential election
In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, local creatives formed the all-new Tahoe Activist Artists, an organization focused on working toward a compassionate world.
On Saturday, Sept. 9, the group hosts its first event, a show entitled: “We the People: Tahoe Artists Visualize a World of Conversation and Connection.”
“[Tahoe Activist Artists] is a new organization formed by Shelley Zentner in response to the election in November of 2016. [The show] took a few months — Shelley got us together, invited a bunch of artists and we worked out our feelings about the election over time.
“We started meeting in January or February, after the inauguration. Over time we kept meeting and we created a body of work that was based on compassion,” said Kim Wyatt, one of the participating artists and Tahoe Letterpress representative.
We the People features the work of 16 local artists from a variety of disciplines ranging from oil paintings to sculptures, mixed media and more.
“There is a little bit of everything — it’s everyone’s unique response to our current political climate, and it developed over time.
“[The goal] is to encourage conversation and compassion. We like to inspire people and promote hope,” Wyatt noted.