Village at Northstar presents the Northstar Arts and Crafts Festival Labor Day Weekend |

Village at Northstar presents the Northstar Arts and Crafts Festival Labor Day Weekend

Special to the Sun

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The Village at Northstar will play host to the Northstar Arts and Crafts Festival during the Labor Day holiday weekend. This free event will give attendees the opportunity to meet with talented artists displaying a wide variety of handmade goods including oil paintings, ceramic vessels, jewelry and much more Friday and Saturday, Sept. 2-3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 4, 10 am.-5 p.m.

Among this yearand#8217;s highlighted artists is Karen Lilly of Nevada City. Karen left teaching English after 27 years to pursue her original idea of using gourds as the canvas for her colored pencil paintings. Her subject matter focuses on native California plants, dog and cats. Earlier this year, Karenand#8217;s work was featured in a new book entitled and#8220;Colored Pencil Exploration.and#8221;

Toni Rockwell of Tahoe City retired after a 36-year teaching career (34 in the Truckee Tahoe School District) and has since immersed herself in glass art, creating fused glass in the form of one-of-a-kind pendants, tableware, and art pieces. Toni says sheand#8217;s always been mesmerized by glass and its water-like quality from which she can create bold, shimmering, fired-glass pendants and beaded pieces.

Woodworker John Odenheimer and quilter Sue Odenheimer of Truckee refer to their collective work as and#8220;Dustand#8217;n Lint,and#8221; and have been married for 36 years. John creates elegant wooden boxes and bowls of all sizes and variety, and Sue makes traditional quilts using nontraditional colors.

Additional artists participating in the Festival include Patrick McCauley of Nevada City, displaying sculpted vessels made of exotic woods from around the world; Gary Chappell of Nevada City, who has been making jewelry since 1972 and David Levy of Davis, who creates functional and unique wood products using traditional and modern woodworking techniques.

For more information about the Northstar Arts and Crafts Festival contact Pacific Fine Arts at 209-267-4394 or visit

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