Second Annual Art Gala on the Hill: Sierra College Tahoe Truckee
Special to the Sun
Inspiring art by emerging artists, good company, an optional interactive component and#8211; all at a special location in the heart of town. The opening of Sierra Collegeand#8217;s Second Annual Student Art Show, at 4:30 on Friday, April 16, will offer something for everyone. If you havenand#8217;t seen the new campus, this is a great opportunity. If you want to expose your young ones to art, the interactive component promises to encourage them to really look at the pieces. If youand#8217;ve been entertaining the idea of taking a class at the college, you can come check out the new building on the hill. If someone you know is taking an art class, come celebrate their success. If youand#8217;re simply interested in art, come see the remarkable work by beginning and intermediate students of photography, digital art, ceramics, drawing, oil painting, watercolor and design.
The event is open to all ages, and attracted an inter-generational crowd of more than 400 people last year to celebrate the remarkable works of art by their friends and neighbors. This yearand#8217;s show promises to be even bigger and better with the addition of works from the ceramics and digital photography classes that were recently added to course offerings at the new campus. Sierra College Dean Dr. Kim Bateman noted, and#8220;This interactive showcase of local talent is extraordinary. The Tahoe-Truckee Campus of Sierra College is emerging as the academic and cultural center that this community craves.and#8221;
Three local artists will award prizes: award-winning Truckee painter Eve Werner, photographer and co-owner of The Camel Gallery in downtown Truckee, Elizabeth Carmel, and art professor Sheri Leigh Oand#8217;Connor from Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village will choose the recipients for the Best in Show Award and for special juror Awards for Excellence. The Peopleand#8217;s Choice Award will be determined by everyone attending the event.
Although some of the artwork will be on display the following week, the opening event will provide the best opportunity to see the work. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the evening will culminate with an awards ceremony at 6 p.m. The college invites everyone to take part in the celebration on the hill.
and#8212; Pam McAdoo is a Truckee resident, an artist and active in library issues in the community.