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Women, Art and the Creative Process

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Photo courtesy Susie AlexanderThe Evelyn Hat by Susie Alexander, www.susiealexander.com. What colors, depth and emotion are depicted on your hat? Express yourself at Women, Art and the Creative Process, April 24.

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Every day of the week Evelyn Brenner creates colorful, inspirational art like no other. Combining fabrics from all over the world and#8212; think French lace and velvet, paint, clay, buttons, beads and pearls. Her work grabs you at a glance and pulls you into the details. And, at 94, sheand#8217;s still going strong as an active artist.

Moved by the magnificent array of fabrics, ceramic dolls and wall art in Evelynand#8217;s home, Truckee resident Elissa Slanger, an artist in her own right, produced a heartwarming and inspiring 30-minute film, and#8220;Evelyn,and#8221; that will be featured at Women, Art and the Creative Process at Cedar House Sport Hotel event center on April 22.

Slanger has assembled local artists to speak about their work, including pieces on display, following the Tahoe-Truckee premiere of and#8220;Evelyn.and#8221; Hear from Brooke Bishop, Nancy Tieken Lopez and Eva Nichols who will speak about medium and palette choices, creativity and art.

Thereand#8217;s more.

Inspired by the color, the fabrics, the originality depicted in and#8220;Evelyn,and#8221; acclaimed muralist Susie Alexander, one of the most productive mural artists living on the west coast, will facilitate an upbeat and playful evening. Each participant will dive into texture, colors and diverse shapes to embellish and personalize a pre-cut one-dimensional hat and explore female archetypes at Cedar House on April 24.

Alexander believes creativity exists within everyone and it is our birthright to find a unique way of expressing our creativity. Having experienced the healing power of art and expression on a personal level, Alexanderand#8217;s passion and contagious positive energy will guide the take-home art project.

A portion of admission proceeds will benefit Soroptimist. Event sponsors include The Office Boss, Tom Beebeand#8217;s Artistry in Wood, Art-Health Alliance, Arts for the Schools and Tahoe Teas.

Admission to and#8220;Evelynand#8221; and the panel discussion from 7 to 9 p.m. on April 22 is $22 and includes glass of wine, beer or nonalcoholic beverage of choice. Get creative with acclaimed muralist Susie Alexander from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 24. The art project is open to youths (ages 12 and above) and adults but limited to no more than 30 people. Advance purchase is recommended. Admission on the day of each event, if available, is $30 per person. Visit nicolecheslock.com for more information and tickets.

and#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com