Jan. - Trio of Artist Receptions at LTCC

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Three New Art Exhibits Opening at LTCC in January with Free Receptions


South Lake Tahoe, CA—Meet the artists behind three new exhibits opening at Lake Tahoe Community College this winter, with a trio of free artist receptions all taking place on Thursday, January 17 from 5pm-7pm. In the Haldan Art Gallery located in the library building, meet the various printmakers whose work is featured in the group exhibition, "Off the Press: Tahoe/Reno Printmakers," with a free artist talk taking place at 5:30pm. In the Foyer Gallery located in the Fine Arts Building, check out works of art created by Catherine Lockner in her solo show, “Obsolete: Examining the Artist’s Role in a Time of Artificial Intelligence.” And in the Student Gallery in the Main Building, explore new artworks by the talented members of the Tahoe Art League in their group exhibition, “Tahoe Art League Presents.” All are welcome to these free receptions, and light refreshments will be served.


Since we now live in a digital age where the reproduction of images is as fast as a computer printer, the time-honored tradition of fine art prints is somewhat under-appreciated lately. The “Off the Press” exhibition coming to the Haldan Gallery seeks to change that by educating about the tradition and techniques of fine art printmaking. The process is essentially this: the artist creates an image on a plate through various technical means. The plate is covered with ink, which reveals the image. Paper is placed on the plate and run through a press, transferring the image onto the paper.


In conjunction with this exhibition, LTCC's Art Department is offering a series of printmaking courses in Winter quarter, which starts January 7, 2019, where students can experiment with various techniques in the production of limited edition fine art prints. To see what’s available, visit www.ltcc.edu/schedule.


Twenty-eight print artists from the Reno-Tahoe area will have their work featured in this unique exhibit: Carolyn Brown, Samantha Buchanan, Katherine Case,  Leslie Davis, Hanna Elissa, Teal Francis, Candace Garlock, AB Gorham, Rachel Kaiser-Schoen, Mary Kenny, Eunkang Koh, Vicki LoSasso, Fiona McElhany, Ken McNutt, Frances Melhop, Alexandria Messer, Kellee Morgado, Donald Naquin, Carol Neel, Liz Paganelli, Penny Pemberton, , Nolan Preece, Lynn Schmidt, Mel Smothers, BreeAnn St. Onge, Sharon Tetly, Rossitza Todorova, and Sharon Welker. "Off the Press: Tahoe/Reno Printmakers" will be open to the public through March 22, 2019.


Lockner is a local artist who is originally from the Bay Area. She received her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and her Master of Fine Arts degree from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. She is an adjunct instructor in LTCC’s Art Department who primarily works in oils, and specializing in portraits. In her solo show, “Obsolete,” Lockner explores the ever-growing array of digital tools at our disposal, and asks when the artist turns the work over to the machine. “As we advance, machines seem to do more of the work and make more of the decisions for us,” said Lockner. “Are we gradually chipping away at our creative authority over our own images? The subjects of this body of work are objects that have become obsolete because of technological advances. The question is posed: is the human artist becoming obsolete as well?”


In the Student Gallery this winter will be a collection of new works from many of the members of the Tahoe Art League, in a show called “Tahoe Art League Presents.” All three of these exhibits are free for the community to explore, and will be open through March 22, 2019. The Haldan Art Gallery hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. The Foyer Gallery and Student Gallery can be accessed Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about these exhibits and LTCC’s Art Department, please contact LTCC art instructor Phyllis Shafer at Shafer@ltcc.edu.



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