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Nature-inspired art at Lake Tahoe Community College and El Dorado County Library

The two libraries in town — Lake Tahoe Community College's Roberta L. Mason Library and the El Dorado County Library — are welcoming new art exhibits, thanks to the Tahoe Art League.

From April 10 to June 9, Les and Jill Allert's photography exhibit "Denali Patterns" — created from the pair's flight over Mount Denali in a turbo prop airplane — will be on display at LTCC.

"This photo essay centers on the relationship of dark and light, rock and ice and images only found on a flight around the highest mountain on the North American continent," states a TAL press release.

Those who visit the college library will also see the work of local artist Carroll-Sue Jones on display until April 28. Jones' wildlife paintings on wood and stone complement the outdoorsy nature of the Allert's photography.

"Realistic portraits of mountain sheep, bison, elk, fox and birds are presented beautifully on backgrounds of slatted maple burl, redwood and slate," continues the release.

Over at the El Dorado County Library, Helmut Klementi's landscape photography will be showcased from April 10 to June 10. The artist picked up the camera after retiring from the "Klementis," a trio comprised of Helmut, his brother and sister-in-law, which entertained audiences for 35 years with athletic bicycle stunt routines.

"After retirement, the Klementi twins turned their energies into creating art. Helmut Klementi's photographs reveal his eye for the subtle beauty he values in nature," concludes the release.

LTCC is located at 1 College Way, and El Dorado County Library is found at 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd.

For more information about TAL, visit http://www.talart.org.