March 8, 2010

Seeing Lake Tahoe From All Sides

Paintings, Book Offer Color, Imagery

Marlette Lake watercolor
"Marlette Lake" watercolor

One of the world's most beautiful lakes and its environs is being celebrated by Lake Tahoe artist Norma J. Carder in an exhibit at Western Nevada College Main Gallery, Monday, March 8-Thursday, April 8. A public reception and book signing are Wednesday, March 17, 4:30 - 6 p.m. in the gallery.

"36 Views of Lake Tahoe" captures its colors and imagery through paintings Carder made following 36 different hikes to mountain peaks surrounding the lake. The project culminated in a book of the paintings along with photo essays about Tahoe and the artist's experiences while exploring the landscape.

Carder, an avid hiker and Tahoe resident, used a compass to draw a circle around a drawing of the lake and then divided it into 36 10-degree sections. She laid that over a topographic map of Lake Tahoe, and chose the highest mountain peak in each section to hike.

"I decided to climb them in chronological order, starting with the winter solstice," she said. "I divided the days into dawn, morning, noon, afternoon, evening, and night, so I could capture all of the moods of Lake Tahoe in all its seasons."

The gallery, located in the Bristlecone Building on the Carson campus, is open weekdays, 9 a.m.- 8 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

For additional information, please contact:
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Carson City, NV 89703
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