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TAL Art Center Grand Reopening
Creation's Spectrum
NTA Studio Tour
TAL Studio Tour
4:44 A Dave Justice Exhibit
TAA Alliance Awards
Compass Clay Studio
Yvonne McGrath
Arts Podcasts



Tahoe Art League Art Center Grand Reopening
3062 Lake Tahoe Blvd
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 5 to 8 pm

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     See the beautiful, updated Tahoe Art League Art Center Gallery during its Grand Reopening from 5 to 8 pm on Thursday, July 18th at 3062 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Meet exhibiting artists including LoRita Ungar, Jeanette Reed-Lawson, David Foster, Rasjad Hopkins, Ellen Nunes, Bryan Yerian, and Colleen Sidey. This event is free, open to the public, and kid friendly!



Creation's Spectrum
Emanate Gallery
2030 Lake Tahoe Blvd
Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July - 21, 2019 - 4 to 7:30 pm

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     Emanate Gallery continues it's Summer Art Series with "Creation's Spectrum" featuring Debbie Griest and Ellen Nunes.

We welcome you to join us as we feature the incredible talent of award winning artists Debbie Griest and Ellen Nunes at the gallery Saturday - Sunday, July 20th & 21st from 4-7:30pm.

Celebrate with us as we see live demonstrations, talk with our artists, enjoy music, and refresh ourselves with wine and appetizers. Also, DON'T miss out on our art raffle giveaway!!



North Tahoe Arts - ARTour 2019
Two Weekends - Saturday and Sunday
July 20th and 21st and July 27th and 28th
Art Reception, July 13th from 5 to 7 pm
NTA, 380 N. Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA

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     North Tahoe Arts brings you the 2019 ARTour for two weekends, July 20th and 21st and July 27th and 28th. Enjoy an ART RECEPTION: SAT., JULY 13, 2019, from 5 to 7 pm at North Tahoe Arts, 380 North Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA from 5PM - 7PM.



Tahoe Art League 2019 Artist Studio Tour
Two Weekends- Friday through Sunday
July 26th to 28th and August 2nd to 4th
South Shore, Lake Tahoe

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     The Tahoe Art League 13th annual Studio Tour will be held July 26, 27, 28 and August 2, 3, 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visit 33 artists located among 17 studios from Round Hill in Nevada to Christmas Valley in California. Brochures and maps are available at many venues around town and online at talart.org. The art league has been a vital part of the Tahoe art scene since its formation in 1964 and has offices and a newly renovated gallery at 3062 Lake Tahoe Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe. The gallery will be having an opening reception on July 18th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Everyone is invited and welcome to attend the gallery reception and the Studio Tour, both of which are free to the public.



4:44 - A Dave Justice Exhibit
Benko Art Gallery
3979 Lake Tahoe Blvd
Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 6 to 11 pm

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     Find out the four reasons for the name of this latest exhibit from Alliance Award Nominated Artist Dave Justice. Expect all the fun that Benko Art Gallery has to offer - great art, great music, and great people right where it all started.



Alliance Awards Winners

Tahoe Arts Alliance Rolls out the Red Carpet

      The Tahoe Arts Alliance conducted a vote by its membership to choose a winning artist in each of the 24 categories for the premiere of The Aliance Awards, held April 13, 2019 at South Tahoe High School TADA Theater. Pairs of nominees from other categories became the announcers of each award. The announcers opened the envelopes on stage to reveal the winners and present the trophies, making this South Lake Tahoe's own 'Oscars' night for the Arts. And just like the biggest night in showbiz, the announcers brought glitz and glamour to the stage. Some of the announcers really got into the act by adding a bit of humor. Sculptor-Welder Kelly Smith Cassidy and Abstract Expressionist Painter Scott Forrest brought the house down with their uproarious improptu performance that juxtaposed Smith Cassidy's classic and refined elegance with Forrest's hilarious hairy wardrobe and malfunctioning hairpiece. Read all about The Alliance Awards and see the list of winners here.



Compass Clay Studio


     Compass Clay Studio opened it's doors on March 30, 2019. Located at 976 Edgewood Circle in South Lake Tahoe, Compass Clay Studio is the newest location to be added to South Lake Tahoe's art community. Now anyone who is interested in learning how to work with clay, or who wants to get some studio time to work on their project, has a place right here where they can accomplish that. The studio is furnished with six potter's wheels, three electric kilns, a slab roller, extruder, and low and high fire glazes.

     Owners Bryan Yerian and Colleen Sidey are know to locals from their work teaching at Lake Tahoe Community College and in after school programs for elementary aged students. They have been scoping for a location to open their own studio when suddenly the stars aligned. The Edgewood Circle buidling contained all the necessary elements for them to be able to install the equipment needed for the ceramics studio and gallery, and, if you look at the studio from the sky, you will discover it resembles a compass needle pointing north to the shore of Lake Tahoe.

     Now Yerian and Sidey can share their knowledge and expertise with more locals and visitors whow want to explore ceramics through classes and programs hosted at their own venue. Classes at Compass Clay Studio include Wheel-Thowing, Handbuilding, and Kids Clay Classes. Special workshops are already on the schedule as well, including Mud with Mom, Adult Night (have fun throwing pots!), and Kids Night Out!: Pizza Party. Consider creating your party at Compass Clay Studio too. One day and multi visit open studio drop-in passes are also available. Please visit Compass Clay Studio at CompassClay.com to find out more.



Yvonne McGrath
Lily Punk
City Art Gallery


     The newest installation at the City Art Gallery is Yvonne McGrath’s "Fantasy Flowers". McGrath's vivacious flowers have also been featured at Benko Art Gallery, including the Tahoe Arts Alliance Awards Nominated 2018 Tahoe Pride Art Show. Each one of her flowers takes on a life of its own. McGrath describes the process as "an emotional response” to the flower as it emerges, and she allows each to express its own personality, explaining, "they are like people." See for yourself how each one reveals itself to the viewer though its hue, shape, and surroundings. You can view Yvonne McGrath’s "Fantasy Flowers" during normal business hours at the City Art Gallery, South Lake Tahoe Airport, 1901 Airport Road, South Lake Tahoe. Check out more of McGrath’s work on display at the South Lake Tahoe Branch of the El Dorado County Library, the Lake Tahoe Community College Library, and online at YesGallery.net.



Arts Podcasts

     Did you know that there are pop-up podcasts from the archives of the Lake Tahoe Art Scene available on TahoeArtsAlliance.org? Yours truly is rotating some of these classic episodes hosted by local art icon Robert Schimmel. Right now you can listen to Tahoe WordWave's Jennifer Sander, Tahoe Mountain Lab (now Cowork Tahoe) Co-founders David and Jamie Orr, Sculpture and Jewelry Artist Jennifer Trask, and members of the founding board of directors discuss Beginnings of the Tahoe Arts Alliance. Look for additional archived podcasts to be posted later in April. Want to hear some new artist podcasts? Get in touch with the Tahoe Arts Alliance at info@tahoeartsalliance.org. I hear they are looking to start a new series!



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