North Tahoe Arts breezes into October |

North Tahoe Arts breezes into October

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TAHOE CITY, Calif. and#8212; Wind in the Trees Journeys of the Spirit opens at North Tahoe Arts Friday, Oct. 1 in the Main Gallery. A reception, open to the public, provides a chance to meet the artists over a glass of wine and appetizers, 5 – 7 p.m.

From Tahoe and Martis Valley landscapes in September to art reflecting spiritual connections of times past, NTA aims to please this eclectic community. Intrigued by myths, legends and stories passed from generation to generation? Working predominately within their respective genres Judy Smith: the figure, Indigenous People, Barbara De Wein: animals, animal’s perspectives, dialogue with their work, connecting visions. Crossing paths, both real and imagined, the People and the animals seem to and#8220;listen inand#8221; on each other’s worlds.

Some written word accompanies the art: and#8220;Legendsand#8221; invented by the artists could be from earlier times. Other writings are the voices of the People themselves, from which the artists take much inspiration.

Judy Smith and Barbara De Wein are the artists for the October show and sale. Judy Smith is a professional artist working in Folsom, Calif. She attended UC Davis Fine Arts. and works in mixed media, painting, monotype, and clay. De Wein is a Fine Arts graduate of Sacramento State College. In 1993 she began her work in monotype and found a medium that captivates her imagination. She is a a finder of things, a carver of hardpan and willow, a molder of clay. and#8220;I usually work within a particular set of icons and#8212; certain animals, the tree form, the moon or sphere form and water. I create these creatures with a sense of reverence,and#8221; said De Wein.

North Tahoe Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Members and sales of art support exhibits and other programs that are developed to bring arts and cultural opportunities to the community. It is located at 580 North Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City, just above Commons Beach. Exhibit dates are through Oct. 31. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. 6 p.m., Wednesday through Friday. The center is closed on Tuesdays.

Chairs for Charity Quilts for Posterity is the exhibit in the Corison Loft during October. Chairs were donated by member artists for a silent auction which benefits North Tahoe Arts programs. Quilts from Karen Colbert and Patty Nagle are a beautiful backdrop and are available for sale.

For more information contact or 530-581-2787.

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