“Colors of Lake Tahoe”
February 14 - March 15
Artist: Deborah Lawrence Shafer
Colors of Lake Tahoe, an exhibition at Sierra Nevada College’s Prim Library features artworks from a collaboration between scientists at UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) and artist Deborah Lawrence Schafer.
Schafer created the artworks, a celebration of the Lake’s color, and the area’s scenery, flora and fauna, using spectral measurements of Lake Tahoe taken by TERC scientists. Reflecting the shifting ecology and conditions experienced by the planet at large, each artwork is overlaid with an original handmade graphite sketch featuring Tahoe scenery. Working in mixed media Schafer incorporates a color measurement, geometrical forms, and natural elements in the works to convey the idea of interconnectedness and the concept of Lake Tahoe as a microcosm of our planet.
Reception: Thursday February 14, 5 – 7pm
Artist Talk: 5:30pm, PL 320, with comments from TERC Director Geoffrey Schladow