Weather! takes Truckee by storm | SierraSun.com

Weather! takes Truckee by storm

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Amy Edgett/Sierra SunFair Weather Friends by Greg Van Loon was one of three Juror's Picks at Weather! a collaboration between the Truckee Public Arts Commision and Truckee Donner Parks andamp; Recreation Department. Fellow artist Anke Hass described the piece as "out of the box and edgy."
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TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; The Truckee Public Arts Commission and Truckee Donner Recreation andamp; Parks District once again teamed up to promote local artists and art in public places.The opening reception of Weather! A Juried Art Exhibit at the Community Recreation Center Feb. 11 was evidence of a burgeoning artist enclave with 38 artists displaying 60 works, including photographs printed on canvas, mixed media, metalwork and paintings. The variety and caliber of artwork is impressive, with a darling addition of children’s sketches, paintings and ceramics.andamp;#8220;We were delighted that 400-500 people attended,andamp;#8221; said Dan O’Gorman, TDRPD recreation superintendent.Ed Platt and Antja Thompson performed guitar and violin by the fireside lounge, with the crowd mingling until the 7 p.m. award announcements. Best of Show went to Deb Rose, Morning Sky Dance; People’s Choice tied with Carla Platt, Butterflies and Roseanne Burke, Storm at Cisco Grove; Juror’s Pick went to Greg Van Loon, Fair Weather Friends; Andrew Jaeger, Lemming Raindrops and Anne Chadwick’s Polar Bear Reflection.Chuck Grooms, one of 11 TPAC members, said a call went out to artists and volunteers for the show, with a resounding response. The Community Recreation Center is just one venue for public art: Look for more to come in roundabouts, area parks and the arena.Check out what your neighbor artists have created at Weather!, on display through May 31, 2011, Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.